You don’t necessarily need the newest, shiniest gadget to engage kids. In this edWeb.net edTech Innovators webinar, librarian and tech guru, Todd Burleson, Resource Center Director at Hubbard Woods Elementary at Winnetka, IL, discussed how he used Peter Reynolds’ book, The Dot, to inspire creativity and teach his students in his K-4 school about Braille alphabets, Morse code, splatter painting by Jackson Pollock, and pointillism by Seurat and Lichtenstein.
Children are naturally curious, and this is an opportunity for you to spark their imaginations and feed their curiosity. Discover ideas that will engage your 21st century learners in educational, playful and meaningful ways.
Engaging parents and boosting school-home communications is a priority in Fremont School District 79. And creating the environment that celebrates collaborative practices is central to the district’s vision and promotes home-school connections!
Webinar presenter Shannon Holden, Assistant Principal at Republic Middle School in MO, examined what pitfalls educators have experienced so far – and how to avoid them yourself!
The Common Core State Standards place an increased emphasis on the reading of informational text. Specifically, the Standards for grades K-5 call for a 50-50 balance of literary and informational text, following the lead of the National Assessment of Educational Progress. This emphasis on nonfiction increases in the upper grades.
How prepared are the K-12 teachers of tomorrow to inspire the next generation of young mathematicians? It is essential for pre-service teachers to learn, develop, and model the Standards for Mathematical Practice to improve learning for their future students.
Productive struggle has helped to close the achievement gap with Clarke County School District being named the state’s top “Title I Distinguished District” for its impact on closing the gap. Over half of Clarke County Schools had higher scores this year from last year.