@Quizizz : Say Goodbye to Worksheets and Crosswords

The CoolCatTeacher

So I’m going to take you back in my way back machine, in the year 2002; I’m minding my own business, teaching sixth grade, doing Latin roots.

Educators as Purveyors of Hope

User Generated Education

I have since become a teacher educator (with some teaching of elementary gifted students at a few Title 1 schools thrown in). 2002) have higher overall grade point averages. 2002), self-esteem (Snyder et al., 2002). My advanced degree is in counseling.

1st Grade digital PBL: Does it work?

Neo LMS

In my previous blog on the subject , we explored some of the better online resources for the elementary school teacher hoping to blend their elementary school classroom. Why is digital PBL so rare in foundational and elementary phases?

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School of Dreams

A Principal's Reflections

After meeting my wife in 2002, I moved to Staten Island, NY and resided there for thirteen years. Shortly after arriving in the Houston area I was contacted by Cheryl Fisher , a local CFISD elementary principal.

8 Ways to Help New Teachers Thrive (and Veteran Teachers Too!)

The CoolCatTeacher

A Smile is the Teacher’s Game Face This summer, I met Rob Brown , elementary school principal at Southside Christian School in South Carolina. Progress through the teacher pipeline: 1992–93 college graduates and elementary/ secondary school teaching as of 1997.

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How can being bilingual be an asset for white students and a deficit for immigrants?

The Hechinger Report

In 50 elementary schools, according to officials, these students now take classes in Spanish and English with an ultimate goal of achieving academic proficiency in both languages by middle school.

Acer Announces Alliance With Wonder Workshop

techlearning

The new STEAM bundles are being shown in Acer (2002) and Wonder Workshop’s (5418) booths this week at ISTE 2018 in Chicago at McCormick Place West Building.

U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: Historical Notes on the Federal Role

Doug Levin

For each of the three primary (equity-focused) federal educational technology programs authorized by Congress since the passage of the 1994 revision to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), below I provide details on the programs’: legislative authorization (i.e.,

From Testing to Transformational Change with Pam Moran

The CoolCatTeacher

They flipped to one-to-one sometime around 2002. Pam Moran on episode 231 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

LA School District Reaches Settlement in Another Sexual Abuse Case

K-12 Schools - Education News

The Los Angeles Unified School District will pay $88 million in settlement money over sexual abuse cases at two elementary schools where complaints about teachers behavior surfaced before their eventual arrests. (Photo: Gina Ferazzi, LA Times).

Immigrants learned English in half the time when they were held back in third grade

The Hechinger Report

Özek and Figlio studied student records of English learners in a dozen of the largest school districts in Florida dating back to 2002, when a new policy required all kids to score at least a 2, the second lowest of five achievement levels, on a reading test to move on to fourth grade.

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How to Prepare for the SAT

Ask a Tech Teacher

Founded in 2002 by graduates of the Yale School of Management, Veritas Prep offers live classroom prep courses, interactive online courses, on-demand classes, and private SAT tutoring sessions.

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LA’s First Public All-Girls STEM School Goes Global

CUE

In 2002, her classroom was used as a demonstration site for Scholastic’s Read 180 curriculum which was toured by former first lady Laura Bush. in Elementary Education.

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Preschool for children with disabilities works, but federal funding for it is plummeting

The Hechinger Report

Dysart Unified’s preschool program for students with disabilities , which is offered at each of its elementary schools and staffed with teams of teachers, therapists and paraprofessionals, has become a model for Arizona.

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How Being Part of a ‘House’ Within a School Helps Students Gain A Sense of Belonging

MindShift

30, 2016 was a big day for Lake Canyon Elementary. Lake Canyon Elementary School ceremony assigning students to a house. In addition to allowing for “much more individualized responses,” he said, the house system helps replicate the coherence of the elementary experience.

Its 2019. So Why Do 21st-Century Skills Still Matter?

Edsurge

In Loudoun County, Virginia, fourth-graders from Goshen Post Elementary School took up the challenge personally. Although some educators have grown weary of the term “21st century learning,” the drive to transform education “matters more today—a lot more—than when we started the conversation,” says Ken Kay, who in 2002 co-founded an influential consortium called the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (later rebranded Partnership for 21st Century Learning, or P21.

Strategies for Supporting ELL Students in Math

edWeb.net

elementary and middle school classrooms, learning and understanding the language of mathematics can be a challenge. Kelly Urlacher started her education career as a teacher in 2002. For many of the 4.5 million English Language Learners (ELLs) in U.S.

Let’s Prepare Students for the World—Not Tests

Edsurge

Spring means one thing to many elementary and middle schools across the country: test prep. While test prep has been on the rise since state tests were mandated by federal law in 2002, reading and math scores have largely remained flat. Students across the country are gearing up to take federally mandated, state-administered exams, and teachers, administrators and parents all feel the heat.

Rising college rates spur Hispanic progress in higher education

The Hechinger Report

More than half of Hispanic students — 54 percent — now finish college within six years, up from 46 percent in 2002. More than half of Hispanic students — 54 percent — now finish a bachelor’s degree within six years, up from 46 percent in 2002, the Education Department says.

Teacher Development Research Review: Keys to Educator Success

Digital Promise

Science Teachers Learning through Lesson Analysis (STeLLA) is a professional-development program for upper-elementary school science teachers in which teachers develop two lenses for analyzing teaching, the “Student Thinking Lens” and the “Science Content Storyline Lens,” to analyze videos of teaching practice. Lesson study is used in the majority of elementary schools and middle schools in Japan but is rare in high schools ( Yoshida, 2002 ).

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How one Mississippi community copes with influx of Hispanic students

The Hechinger Report

Luis Antonio Hernandez reads a story about Cinco de Mayo to students in Christy Crotwell’s first grade class at Morton Elementary School. Morton Elementary Principal Debbie Herring on the dramatic increase in the Hispanic population.

When school districts fall into debt and can’t get out

The Hechinger Report

In the elementary school, art classes were cut. Patti Kobeck, the current president of the Whitmore Lake Education Association, who teaches English language arts at the elementary school, said the district is Whitmore Lake’s largest employer and that many of the staff live locally.

Why I Still Believe in the iPad’s Positive Impact on Classrooms

Edsurge

Way back in 2002, when Friendster was the biggest social network and people were gathering in Internet cafes, the State of Maine implemented the first 1:1 laptop initiative in the country. Back in 2013, approximately 60% of Maine's participating districts chose iPads. Now, as has been reported , a number of districts have opted to move back to laptops from iPads.

An upscale Florida auction yields millions for local preschool programs

The Hechinger Report

Starting in 2002, the foundation has dedicated more than $40 million of those dollars to early education initiatives, and the results have been transformative, said foundation CEO Maria Jimenez-Laura.

Over 4,000 US Schools Continue to Use Corporal Punishment

K-12 Schools - Education News

There are 98,000 public elementary and secondary schools, where roughly 50 million pupils are educated, which means only 0.02% of public school children in the US were physically punished during the 2013-2014 school year. (Photo: America.pink).

Silver Lake Acquires Majority Stake in Weld North’s Digital Curriculum Business

Edsurge

On paper, Weld North Education is made up of three companies: Edgenuity, a provider of online K-12 courses; Generation Ready, which offers K-12 professional development services; and Imagine Learning, which offers math and literacy software for elementary-grade students. For more than two decades, Jonathan Grayer has made a career out of welding educational companies.

To Leverage Tech in Writing Instruction, This Superintendent Channeled Justin Bieber

Edsurge

As an educator, Jared Cotton has worn nearly as many hats as Dr. Seuss’s Bartholomew Cubbins—elementary math and science teacher, assistant principal, principal, district director of assessment and accountability, assistant superintendent, superintendent.

At this one-of-a-kind Boston public high school, students learn calculus in Spanish

The Hechinger Report

The idea behind the Muñiz Academy, named for the longtime principal of Boston’s first dual-language elementary school (the Rafael Hernandez K-8 school), was that many Hispanic students would do better in schools that support their cultural background and, with it, the Spanish language.

Five Ways Design and Making Can Help Science Education Come Alive

MindShift

We have to trust that allowing our students to tinker, question and invent, as early as elementary and middle school, will help them to develop positive identities that encourage a lifelong love of science, math and the creative process. Making learning “hard fun” (Papert, 2002) is a real-world balancing act that happens everyday when children are designing and inventing in the classroom.

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Basal Readers: 5 Ways to Make Them Work for Your Class

Edsurge

elementary schools.”. Jo Boaler, author of “ Mathematical Mindsets ,” reminds us that the federal government’s 2002 No Child Left Behind Act put pressure on teachers to follow “scripted” curriculum and strict pacing guides. This is what a community of readers should look like. Students are on the carpet, having a lively book club discussion about their current novel. A teacher is reading aloud with her audience enraptured and enthralled, waiting to hear what will happen next.

Schools in the poorest state become even poorer

The Hechinger Report

This fall, students at Enterprise Attendance Center in the small city of Brookhaven may get to draw, paint and make crafts in an elementary art class — the first the school has had in 12 years. billion on elementary and secondary education. The currency change happened in 2002.

Will Philadelphia Education Survive?

Philly Teacher

August 2002. I am called in November and am placed at an elementary school in Southwest Philadelphia. Overflow crowd from the August 15, 2013 SRC meeting. As I reflected on the events of today, I began to think of my journey as a teacher here in Philadelphia.

Live Interview Thursday Sept. 29th on "iPads in the Classroom--a Success Story"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

She attended Grand Valley State University from 2002 to 2006 with undergrad in Elementary Education, emphasis in Integrated Science. Amber Kowatch is a Second Grade Teacher at Franklin Elementary School in Ludington, MI.

Join Us in Chicago for the Fourth Annual Global Leadership Summit - March 15, 2019

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Since 2002, Mortenson has led the organization through significant national expansion, reaching more than 655,000 middle and high school youth and 4,500 educators across 25 states and 5 countries, from offices based in Minneapolis, San Francisco, and New York.

Live Tuesday Dec. 14th with Deborah Meier--Education Reformer, Writer, and Activist.

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

She was the founder and teacher-director of a network of highly successful public elementary schools in East Harlem. Join me Tuesday, December 14th, for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com webinar with Deborah Meier, education reformer, writer, and activist.