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Sep 25, 2018 Assessing Knowledge and Cleverness in the Math Classroom ›

It took me many years of teaching to figure out that my well-intended attempts to make mathematics easy for my students were stifling their creativity. I was preparing them to take tests that I would create, and the obvious expectation was that I would prepare them for those tests. In some sense, posing a problem […]

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Sep 24, 2018 3 Ways To Cope With Change ›

Change. To some people, that word evokes many different types of emotions: excitement, fear, anxiety, and anticipation. Maybe you are experiencing some change as the school year progresses. From new standards, to a move, to a new role in your school, change can happen unexpectedly, but what matters is how we respond to it. We […]

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Sep 17, 2018 Getting to Know Students on a Personal Level ›

Martin Luther King said, “The good neighbor looks beyond those external accidents, and discerns those inner qualities that make all men human and therefore brothers” (Dr. Martin Luther King, Strength to Love). As educators, it is important to be inclusive of everyone, but how does that happen? How can we ensure that our students bring […]

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Sep 10, 2018 The Power of Student Choice ›

Student choice is a powerful tool for transforming classrooms! It’s a cost free, low prep, and high impact way to engage all learners. It can feel scary to give up some control to students, but giving students the power of choice in the classroom does not mean that a classroom is unruly. Rather this gradual […]

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Sep 10, 2018 Reading is Not Just a Grade! ›

My heart broke when a former student’s mom told me that her now 6th grade son, Dan, didn’t like to read anymore. I literally cried out, “NO! What happened? He used to love to read in first grade!” He told his mom that, “The teacher assigns all of our books and the only reason we […]

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Sep 04, 2018 Don’t Cut Your Read Aloud! ›

Time is the never-ending struggle in the classroom. I hear it over and over again and trust me, I understand the difficulty of fitting everything into a single day. Sadly, when the to-dos begin to outnumber the minutes of the day, teachers often cut out their read aloud time. Yet, read alouds are too valuable […]

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Sep 04, 2018 6 Ways To Fit In Your Read Aloud ›

As teachers we are often caught in the struggle of trying to fit so many things into our school day and when time gets tight, it can be tempting to cut out your read aloud. However, there are so many benefits to daily reading aloud to your students, so please Don’t Cut Your Read Aloud! […]

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Aug 28, 2018 4 Ways ESSA Has Changed School Improvement ›

This fall, States will post lists of public schools needing comprehensive or targeted support and improvement. If you’re wondering what that means, here’s a primer on four ways the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) has changed School Improvement requirements: Identification Process Starting in the 2018-19 school year, ESSA requires States to identify the lowest […]

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Aug 27, 2018 Listening To Students’ Mathematical Ideas ›

I have the pleasure of working with and learning from groups of teachers from around the country. When I collaborate with teachers in a professional development setting, I always begin the session with this statement: “Kids have important mathematical ideas.” It’s a starting point of sorts for me. I like to communicate to teachers that […]

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Aug 20, 2018 4 Ways To Inspire Your Students This School Year ›

I love my children dearly. They are both so different in their own way, much like my students in the classroom. Naima is independent and a deep thinker, and Jadon is precocious and inquisitive. We often have long talks about what they will be when they grow up. While I never try to push my […]

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Sep 26, 2018
11:00 AM CST
Presenting New Vocabulary So Students Will Remember It ›
Have you ever taught students new vocabulary one day only to discover they don’t remember it the next? Maybe you’ve had students who do well on a vocabulary quiz and then can’t use it just a few days later.

In this session we’ll look briefly at research says helps students remember new words and then we’ll explore a number of ways that we can introduce new words so students will not only remember what they mean but also be able to use those words when they speak or write.
Sep 26, 2018
3:00 PM CST
Presenting New Vocabulary So Students Will Remember It ›
Have you ever taught students new vocabulary one day only to discover they don’t remember it the next? Maybe you’ve had students who do well on a vocabulary quiz and then can’t use it just a few days later.

In this session we’ll look briefly at research says helps students remember new words and then we’ll explore a number of ways that we can introduce new words so students will not only remember what they mean but also be able to use those words when they speak or write.
Sep 27, 2018
4:00 PM EST
Developing Conceptual Understanding: What, When, and How ›
There are two ingredients for developing conceptual understanding: computational proficiency and problem-solving skills. But what is meant by this? In this webinar, we examine five instructional strategies that can help students develop conceptual understanding: Building Skills and Procedures from Concepts, Using Problem-Based Teaching, Using Multiple Representations, Focusing on Reasoning and Communication, and Helping Students Make Connections between Concepts. Within each strategy, we'll explore examples of concepts, illustrate how concepts develop over time through number concepts like place value, and we will uncover the important outcomes for teaching understanding.
Oct 02, 2018
1:00 PM MST
Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling Instruction: Activities and Routines, K – 12 with Donald Bear ›
Explore word study activities and schedules. We’ll sort together across the developmental continuum to see how phonics, spelling, and vocabulary are integrated in instruction. Concept sorts and other practices to teach vocabulary are introduced. Classroom routines for teacher-guided small group, and independent learning are introduced. Spelling routines are considered as part of word study to teach both phonics and vocabulary, a reconceptualization of how and why we teach spelling. Instructional practices with English learners are presented throughout.
Oct 03, 2018
11:00 AM CST
Get Them Communicating and Assess Their Progress! ›
How can Spanish teachers build communicative proficiency in their students and know what progress they are making? This interactive session showcases many strategies and resources that can be used in all levels of Spanish classes. In addition, we will explore different ways to use projects and performance-based assessments to let students show what they can do with the language. Bring your ideas to share and leave with many new strategies and resources to use right away in your classes.
Oct 03, 2018
3:00 PM CST
Get Them Communicating and Assess Their Progress! ›
How can Spanish teachers build communicative proficiency in their students and know what progress they are making? This interactive session showcases many strategies and resources that can be used in all levels of Spanish classes. In addition, we will explore different ways to use projects and performance-based assessments to let students show what they can do with the language. Bring your ideas to share and leave with many new strategies and resources to use right away in your classes.
Oct 03, 2018
3:30 PM EST
Best Practices Power Hour for Today's ELA Classroom (K-5) ›
Join us for this interactive best practices workshop designed to explore how teachers can ignite a love of literacy in their students. When it comes to teaching today’s 21st century learners, teachers must engage students in ways that will keep them wanting to learn more, but what is the secret to this kind of student engagement success?
Oct 03, 2018
7:00 PM EST
Mathematical Modeling Grades 6-12: Engage your reluctant learners! ›
Show in My Time Zone This session is geared for grade 6-12 math teachers. Dive into unique modeling lessons that present engaging, high-interest situations. Unlike traditional real-world problems, reality-based Mathematical Modeling lessons present students with the modeling conceptual category. Mathematics standards require that students identify essential variables in a situation, formulate a model from those variables, perform operations using the model, interpret the results of those operations, and validate the conclusions of those results.
Oct 09, 2018
1:00 PM MST
The Critical Role of Word Meaning in Word Study with Shane Templeton ›
There is a reciprocal relationship between sound and meaning in word study. As learners explore letter and sound patterns in phonics and spelling instruction, the role of meaning in supporting that instruction is critical across all developmental levels. Teachers will learn how to guide this exploration as they address polysemy (multiple meanings), homophones and homographs, and Latin and Greek word elements. Learners will reflect on the meaning of known words to support their explorations of new sound and spelling patterns, and their learning of spelling patterns in turn supports their learning of unknown words through generative vocabulary learning.
Oct 09, 2018
6:30 PM EST
Best Practices Power Hour for Today's ELA Classroom (K-5) ›
Join us for this interactive best practices workshop designed to explore how teachers can ignite a love of literacy in their students. When it comes to teaching today’s 21st century learners, teachers must engage students in ways that will keep them wanting to learn more, but what is the secret to this kind of student engagement success?

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