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.
Over the past few years, Skype has grown from a quirky platform with limited functionality to an excellent tool for students and educators alike! Middle School Assistant Principal Shannon Holden showed teachers how to communicate and collaborate with educators around the world with Skype.
What does a model digital citizenship school look like? In this webinar, presenters shared the comprehensive K-8 digital citizenship curriculum and parent program implemented at The Meadowbrook School of Weston, which has been Digital Citizenship Certified by Common Sense Education.
This webinar looked at how to create a blended classroom online by using a number of tools, including Google Apps for Education, Remind, and Learning Bird. Through using online tools and services, educators can create a blended learning environment, both online and offline.
This webinar encouraged educators to explore how art and literacy are intrinsically linked. Webinar presenter, Cheri Sterman, Crayola Director of Education, discussed the new National Art Standards and showed how closely they align with the Language Arts standards.
Early childhood classroom teachers, aids, and paraprofessionals discovered a wealth of information in this webinar! Attendees learned songs and activities that support social development, language development, and physical/motor development for ALL the children in their classes – including special learners or those with challenging behaviors.
Participatory learning tools like social media and/or learning management systems can strengthen instructional partnerships between classroom teachers and school librarians. This webinar highlighted examples of how such partnerships can increase student achievement and professional learning for teachers.