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Apr 16, 2018 Earth Day – Changing How We Look At and Use Plastics ›

How are you celebrating Earth Day this year with your students? This year’s theme is around the dangers of plastics.  While plastics may have once seemed like a safe career move in the 1967 film “The Graduate,” and surely like a convenience breakthrough when it was invented in 1907, plastic has since morphed into an […]

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Apr 11, 2018 Engaging Students with 3-ACT Math Modeling ›

What is 3-Act Math Modeling? Math modeling is often misinterpreted as using manipulatives while solving math problems. Authentic math modeling requires the use of mathematics to make sense of real-world situations. “Making sense” is the key to such math modeling. Unlike traditional real-world problems, the 3-Act Mathematical Modeling lessons in enVisionmath2.0 do not set up […]

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Mar 30, 2018 The Unusual Stories Behind Words ›

Learning the stories behind words can be intriguing.  Creating word stories as part of your instruction can be a fun way to involve students in the adventure of language.  Here are one of my favorite word stories: A Word Story: Alligator The English word alligator comes from Spanish: el lagarto (the lizard). English speakers didn’t understand that “el” meant “the.” […]

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Mar 20, 2018 Making Sense of Number Sense ›

When I made the move from 4th grade and Special Education to kindergarten two years ago, it was clear to me that I had the important job of building a strong foundation for my students. When I taught older students, I could see gaps in their understanding of basic principles in math and reading. Their […]

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Mar 20, 2018 Free Earth Day History Lesson ›

Did you know that Earth Day is considered the largest secular holiday in the world right now? Over one billion people celebrate it. But do you know when Earth Day came about and what events led up to it? In this episode, Untamed Science explains the origins of Earth Day and gives a short Earth […]

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Mar 05, 2018 How Philosophical Chairs Can Teach the Importance of Tolerance ›

With so much going on in our world today, there is a need to teach our students about the importance of respect and tolerance. Philosophical Chairs is a teaching technique that is similar to a debate but really acts as a forum for classroom discussion that promotes mutual understanding, safeguards respectful conversation, and causes deep […]

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Feb 15, 2018 Using Authentic Texts to Connect With Your Students ›

Teachers, we have all made it more than halfway through the year! Congrats on achieving this feat yet again. I am marching my way through year 13 and while some things seem like old hat, there are certainly new surprises and challenges that pop up every year. While it is year 13 for me, it […]

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Feb 05, 2018 8 Great STEM Lesson Ideas For the Winter Olympics ›

The PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games begin on February 9. Every two years Olympic competition sparks excitement in sports fans around the world. But the Games aren’t just a spectator sport. They also provide an excellent opportunity for our students to actively engage in learning about sports, culture, and how math, science, engineering and technology […]

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Jan 17, 2018 The Formative 5 – Everyday Assessment Techniques for the Math Classroom ›

One of the challenges that I regularly hear from educators, particularly classroom teachers, is that they are seeking to truly understand the role of assessment and how it should impact planning and teaching.  Unlike summative assessment, assessment of learning, formative assessment is assessment for learning and is used by teachers and students during instruction, providing teachers with explicit feedback to […]

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Jan 11, 2018 An Andon Cord for Teachers ›

In the 1950’s Toyota implemented the Andon Cord. It was a physical rope that followed the assembly line and could be pulled to stop the manufacturing line at any time. Just think, any worker had the autonomy to stop production at any time in order to fix a problem. Management understood that the workers who […]

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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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