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Dec 14, 2017 Our Top 3 Fresh Ideas for Teaching Blog Posts from 2017! ›

As the year comes to an end, we looked back on the year to share the top 3 most viewed blog posts from 2017. In case you missed them, we hope these blog posts help provide you with ideas and inspiration for your classrooms throughout the holidays and beyond.  We also asked students what they wanted to […]

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Dec 07, 2017 3 Ways to Embrace New Technology in Your Classroom ›

The technology we use is continuously changing. As a teacher that wants to be using technology effectively in the classroom, it can feel overwhelming to keep up. The good news is that you aren’t alone! You have technology gurus at your fingertips—all you need to do is utilize them! When my district rolled out our […]

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Dec 05, 2017 Finding Your Inner Teacher Leader ›

What’s it like to be that ‘one in a million’ teacher of the year?  Only a few of us might experience the privilege of representing the collective creativity, dedication, passion and experience of all of us.  But many of us can discover our inner leader and raise the level of practice for our grade level, […]

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Nov 27, 2017 Giving Your Students the Choice and Voice ›

In our lives, we gravitate towards things for two reasons; one because we love doing them and two because something in the doing of those things makes us feel powerful and strong. Yet the teaching of reading is too often a frontal activity, controlled by us, with the child’s voice and choice taking a back seat. All […]

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Nov 13, 2017 Moving from Conversation to Action ›

I am guilty in the past of complaining about students. One student, Mike, caused much complaining in the lounge. After “talking” about what he would not do, I pulled him aside, “What’s wrong? I believe in YOU!” With tears in his eyes, he said, “I can’t read”. I was devastated. Venting is healthy, but we […]

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Nov 09, 2017 Using Phenomena to Engage Students in Science ›

Phenomena — observable facts or events — are the ideal basis for lessons in the science classroom. From meteorology to sports to nature, phenomena are everywhere. The ubiquitousness and versatility of phenomena make them ideal: Because they’re discoverable in the daily lives of our students, they are very relatable. As an instructor, I’ve taught countless […]

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Nov 08, 2017 3 Steps to Prepare for the Striving Readers Grant Competition ›

If you are in a state that has been awarded the Striving Readers grant, congratulations!  This means there will be new funds available for advancing literacy skills for students from birth through grade 12. (For background information on the Striving Readers federal grant, including which states were awarded, read this blog.) Each awarded state will hold grant […]

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Nov 08, 2017 What does Inquiry look like in Social Studies? ›

What does inquiry look like?  Though often used, “inquiry” can be a fuzzy ideal.   With the publication of the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for State Social Studies Standards (National Council for the Social Studies, 2013), inquiry discussions and initiatives are trending right now in social studies.  My colleagues, S.G. Grant (Binghamton University) […]

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Nov 08, 2017 Effective Reading Scaffolding Strategies for Social Studies ›

With the ever-increasing rigor and expectations in reading and comprehending expository text across all grade levels, many teachers often feel overwhelmed when trying to teach content to their striving readers. So, what’s a hard working and dedicated teacher to do? Try a few scaffolding strategies, of course! When we first think of the word “scaffolding,” […]

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Nov 06, 2017 Engaging High Performing Students ›

As a math textbook author and teacher, one of my challenges is engaging my highest performing students.  As a result, I realized I had to ask myself what I considered a “high performing” student to be in the first place. I want to first emphasize that we, as individual teachers and as members of departments, have a responsibility […]

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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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