The writing standards represent the “synthesis” level for College & Career Readiness. Short Constructed Response requirements set the stage for what is expected in the Writing and Performance Task assessments.
Nancy Baumann, retired school librarian, shared information on how to develop recreational reading habits through successful reading promotional programs used in elementary and middle schools.
Aubrey Harrison, Instructional Technology Specialist at Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, shared his passion for flipped learning. By flipping your classroom, you can provide your students with material to review at home, and use valuable classroom time for deeper learning experiences.
Dr. Marianne Gibbs shared activities and rationale for the WHATs, HOWs, and WHYs of fine motor skill development as it relates to children 3-6 years old. Fun and easy-to-implement activities and strategies were demonstrated with supporting rationale for improving students’ future handwriting efficiency.
Children start learning through rhythm and music before birth. Throughout early childhood, they learn primarily through auditory, rather than visual, stimuli. Because young children’s minds and bodies are irresistibly drawn to music, it is a natural, developmentally appropriate way for them to increase language skills, early math awareness, social skills, physical development, creative thinking skills, and self-confidence.
In April 1970, then-Staff Sgt. Melvin Morris received the Distinguished Service Cross for his heroism in advancing enemy lines, single-handedly destroying enemy forces that pinned down his battalion, and saving a fallen comrade, all while suffering multiple gunshot wounds. Forty-five years after two volunteer deployments to Vietnam, Melvin Morris was awarded the Medal of Honor at the White House for his valorous actions while commanding the Third Company, Third Battalion of the IV Mobile Strike Force near ChiLang.
Digital devices and technologies are slowly taking over our classrooms. More and more each day, teachers and students are utilizing these resources to enhance teaching and learning. For school leaders, it is important to understand not only how technology is being used in the classroom but how effective its use is.