Lex Gillette, a 4x Paralympic silver medalist, was hyperexcited about making his mom’s mac and cheese, a meal he grew up with. He called her one weekend to walk him through each recipe step. But just before finishing up the last one, he realized that his favorite dish wasn’t going to be like his mom’s. He had messed up, he believed. And it bummed him out.
Watch the Recording For decades educators have known that children who can read on grade level by the third grade stand a much better chance of succeeding in school and in life. The fundamental skills needed to read begin in early childhood and require the developmental scaffolding of skills to put all the pieces together… read more →
If schools are truly preparing all students for college and career readiness, then strong reading and literacy skills are a must. Star Connor, Region Superintendent of Transformation Schools in Hillsborough County Public Schools (FL), believes that all children can become proficient, but it takes continual planning and goal setting for each individual.
K-12 institutions are under attack, and cybersecurity is very much on the radar of district CIOs and superintendents. With the increased use of technology in schools over the last five years, cybersecurity attacks at the K-12 levels have increased significantly.
Webinars have become increasingly popular as a communication, content marketing, and lead generation channel. The pandemic has only increased this trend. The popularity of webinars has resulted in greater expertise in hosting engaging presentations that reach a larger audience of educators at all levels and in all roles.
People typically develop new skills while working, seeking recognition for their professional growth. But research shows that traditional ways of acknowledging employee advancement and providing professional advancement don’t always meet the needs of today’s workers.
COVID-19 hit schools and their communities hard. It heightened unfinished learning, disengagement, and absenteeism, all on a long list of conditions that require realignment. However, the pandemic also illuminated the benefits of a whole-child approach to teaching and learning that nurtures academic engagement and accomplishment.
Due to pandemic-driven increases in school districts’ purchases of devices and software, there’s now a need to develop cohesive systems in which data can be transferred and analyzed quickly and easily in order to improve student outcomes and district operations.
Maintaining motivation, especially when facing extreme adversity, is crucial in every occupation. But when teachers are already looking forward to the end of the school year in December, they need additional resources to help them feel inspired and ready to tackle classroom challenges.
Readers may decode a word, but do they know what it means? Is the language in the texts they read compatible with what decodability dictates? And ultimately, does all that decoding make for reading comprehension?