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Nov 03, 2017 Cybersecurity Now Touches Everyone’s Life ›

While we tend to think of our mobile phones and our computers when someone mentions cybersecurity, every aspect of life in the 21st century is supported by cyber infrastructure. Cyber infrastructure includes the transportation, healthcare, electrical power, water, and other critical systems necessary to sustain modern public life. In an effort to raise awareness and […]

Nov 01, 2017 Moving Striving Readers to Highly Proficient Readers ›

There just aren’t that many people naming their daughters Elfrieda Hildegard these days, like my parents named me some time ago. With a name like this, I am cautious about what I “like” on social media or to what I attach my name as an educator. But you’ll see my name proudly on three products—iLit, […]

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Nov 01, 2017 5 Ways to Help Them “See” the Math ›

Are your students having trouble grasping that new math concept? Visual learning strategies may provide the help they need. Research shows that when children are able to “see” the math, they are more likely to understand the concept and apply it to other situations. Visual learning is making sense of complex data using models such as […]

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Oct 13, 2017 Inquiry in the Social Studies Classroom ›

Whether this is your first fall in the social studies classroom or your twentieth, you’re likely looking for resources that will inspire curiosity, motivate discussion, and spark new ideas in your students. I find that inquiry-based instructional strategies are designed to do just that: they create an active and engaged classroom by offering a diverse […]

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Oct 11, 2017 Your Guide to the ESSA Education Law’s Evidence-Based Mandate ›

When using federal funds to purchase educational materials, school districts must comply with federal regulations.   In December 2015, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) replaced No Child Left Behind (NCLB). This latest revision of the federal education legislation requires school districts that receive federal funds to utilize “evidence-based” approaches that have demonstrated statistically significant positive […]

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Oct 04, 2017 The 7-Minute Reading Challenge ›

In the typical classroom, students spend less than 20 percent of the reading/language arts block reading¹. Even a little more reading time can go a long way. In fact, as little as an additional 7 minutes of reading per day has been shown to differentiate classrooms in which students read well from those in which […]

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Sep 18, 2017 How To Talk To Your Students About Climate Change ›

Climate change is something your students will unfortunately have to battle in their lifetime. But how can you prepare them without freaking them out? Have you ever stumbled trying to talk about climate change in your science classroom? Despite the fact that an overwhelming majority of scientists link climate change to human activity, the causes […]

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Sep 18, 2017 Climate Change and Hurricanes: Too Many Slam Dunks ›

In just two weeks, we have experienced destruction caused by five major hurricanes – Harvey, Irma, Jose, Katia, and Maria. Meanwhile, forest fires rage across the western US and parts of the world are digging out from a major earthquake. With all of these natural disasters, there has been some apocalyptic talk going around. Is this what the […]

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Sep 18, 2017 Engage the Brain with Active Learning Strategies ›

As a former social studies teacher, I know how impressed our students are when we recount tales and stories of thousands of years ago. My students would say to me, “miss, how do you know all of this?” They were amazed at my ability to recount people, places, and events in an instance. When I […]

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Sep 08, 2017 New Literacy Funds: Striving Readers Grant ›

The U.S. Department of Education has announced 11 States will share the $190 million Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy grant: Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, and Oklahoma.  The Striving Readers grant focuses on advancing literacy skills for all children from birth through grade 12, with a special emphasis on disadvantaged […]

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Oct 23, 2018
12:00 PM EST
Differentiation Through Process in the Latin Classroom ›
A deeper dive into how to differentiate in your Latin classroom by examining the processes by which the students master content and demonstrate what they can do with they language.
Oct 23, 2018
1:00 PM MST
Transitional and Intermediate Learners: Exploring Single-Syllable to Multisyllable Patterns in Words with Shane Templeton ›
There is more regularity to the spelling of sound in English than most students (and educators!) realize. Discovering this regularity benefits not only students' spelling but their reading as well. Beginning in the latter part of 1st grade for some children and in 2nd through 4th grade for most, this regularity may be discovered and learned through the exploration of within- and between-syllable patterns. Learners become aware of
Oct 23, 2018
3:30 PM CST
A TEKS Toolbox: Practical Ways to Incorporate the New TEKS ›
Did you know your TEKS are changing? Some new areas of focus for teaching are collaboration, metacognition, and comprehension of complex texts. This session will provide you with suggestions you can use in your classrooms tomorrow, as well as support for long term planning of instruction to meet the new ELA/R TEKS.
Oct 23, 2018
4:00 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 23, 2018
6:30 PM EST
Using Comprehensible Input in the Spanish Classroom ›
This session provides practical strategies,best practices and tools to further incorporate comprehensible input into the Spanish Classroom with support for both students and teachers.
Oct 24, 2018
12:00 PM EST
Making the Most of the Story! ›
Reading-based textbooks have a story at the very beginning of every chapter – why? Let’s explore and share different ways to make use of this feature so that students develop confidence and skill in reading Latin.
Oct 24, 2018
2:00 PM EST
Six Essential Strategies for Creating Effective Career Pathway Systems with Bill Symonds ›
If you missed it in July, here’s your second chance. Don’t miss this exclusive webinar with Bill Symonds!
Oct 24, 2018
3:30 PM EST
It's About People: Building Perspectives & Empathy in the Social Studies Classroom ›
This session will support student engagement with Social Studies content through the power of story and historical perspective that builds empathy and understanding. Participants will learn strategies that immerse students through the use of primary and secondary sources, analyzing multiple perspectives, sensory supports, and technology. Help students critically examine the past and develop personal connections in the Social Studies classroom.
Oct 24, 2018
5:00 PM EST
Literacy + Social Studies = Empowered Citizens (K-5) ›
Create literate, confident, and independent citizens through the use of informational texts and primary sources to practice important critical thinking skills. Help students build content and academic vocabulary development that encourages students to support arguments with evidence. This session will support the development of critical literacy skills in the Social Studies classroom and promote strategies to help students demonstrate understanding through reading, writing, listening, and speaking in the classroom and beyond!
Oct 24, 2018
6:30 PM EST
Increase Student Discourse in the Active Classroom ›
This session supports strategies and best practices to increase student engagement and productive dialogue in the Social Studies classroom. Participants will learn how to create classrooms that are rich with active student participation and interaction with the content. These strategies will help students develop routines for analyzing primary and secondary source content. The presenter will focus using Social Studies content (images, readings, sources, video, digital interactives, etc.) that help students develop ideas, debate, and discuss content and support arguments and claims with evidence. Learn how active classroom strategies promote critical thinking and increase student engagement and talk in the Social Studies classroom.

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