In our small school district, over a dozen teachers and 200 students participated in a project-based learning activity that allowed students to become self-published authors.
Communities can be as small as a family and close friends or as large as the whole world. Children today are inheriting our global world where they can interact and work with people nearly anywhere. In this webinar, learn about the free Greenleaf Program, an online virtual community with students halfway around the world, that will give your students a unique insight into children and culture.
Whether you and your school are considering, starting, or fully implementing a blended learning model, there are several key factors that impact the success of students in a new blended model. While each school’s journey to blended learning is unique, there are some critical decisions that every school must make along the way.
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Studies show that it is imperative to change from the “old way” of thinking about parental involvement to a “new way” of organizing district leadership and school-based programs of school, family, and community partnerships. Dr. Joyce Epstein of Johns Hopkins University discussed key concepts, essential structures, and expected results of research-based programs of family and community involvement.
Civic life occurs on physical streets, and in community groups. Mobile media can help learners connect to local places, moving students through physical space in parks or at school. Often youth are particularly excited to engage with civic issues in their own communities and families. Games and play with mobile media provide one way to structure this kind of activity.
Second grade teacher, Erin Klein shared creative ways you can organize your classroom and create unique spaces, all in the service of helping children learn. Erin also shared ways she embeds technology within the curriculum to enhance current instructional practices and increase active engagement, while differentiating instruction to meet the needs of all learners.
You don’t have to do it on your own! In this session hosted by the edWeb.net Implementing the Common Core State Standards community, presenter Kevin Baird, Chairman of the Board at the nonprofit Center for College and Career Readiness, provided educators with specific strategies to engage students in selecting their own stretch texts from electronic titles, as well as pragmatic tools and priority steps to evaluating your own resources and lessons.
Three proven programs for avoiding summer brain drain and strengthening home-school relationships were shared in this webinar. Learn more about High-Tech Educator Strategies: Using Social Media to Communicate with Families, High-Yield Student Learning Projects: Developing Student Experts on Chosen Topics, and High-Touch Community Strategy: Back to School Community Walk.
The Common Core State Standards place a special emphasis on reading informational text. Teachers often say how excited students are to learn about the world around them. Whether it’s the latest news from Mars or information about a typhoon that struck last week, kids want to know all about it. How can we harness that enthusiasm for nonfiction to help students become great readers?