Teaching Python: How Children Can Learn Python Programming

The CoolCatTeacher

She got started with integrating technology in the classroom in 2003 and dabbled with app design in File Maker and HTML. Computer Science Teachers Edtech Tool Tuesday Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Innovation IT Coaches and Directors Kindergarten (ages 3-6) Maker Movement STEM TeachersEpisode 720 with Kelly Schuster-Paredes and Sean Tibor From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

OPINION: How can teachers help students grapple with the chaos surrounding us?

The Hechinger Report

No matter whether elementary teachers return to physical or virtual classrooms, this will be a year for the history books. What’s less clear is how prepared elementary school teachers are to put these seismic events into context.


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Teacher licensing rules are one reason small schools don’t have enough teachers

The Hechinger Report

She’d been teaching Spanish to elementary and middle school students, but he felt she was ready to take charge of a classroom of her own. I’m really invested in this school,” Wilson said of Greenfield, where he started as a teacher’s aide in 2003. “I FAIRFIELD, Mont.

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A Stress Free Plan for Closing Out Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

She has published four books for teachers and has maintained The Cornerstone For Teachers blog since 2003. All Grades All Subjects Classroom Management Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) How to Guides. A conversation with Angela Watson on episode 78 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Angela Watson @angela_watson teaches us a stress-free plan for closing out your classroom.

Climate change threatens America’s ragged school infrastructure

The Hechinger Report

In October 2003, one year after a flood that forced people to evacuate their homes, residents voted to tax themselves — an action locals here do not take lightly — and create the Seward-Bear Creek Flood Service Area.

‘It’s really hard to parent from behind bars’

The Hechinger Report

She worked physically demanding jobs until 2003 when she was injured, went back to school for office administration and found a job working for an attorney.

5 Ways to Empower Girls

The CoolCatTeacher

Lynn Colón – Bio As Submitted Lynmara Colón brings the perspective of a teacher, assistant principal, and principal positions she has held since joining education in 2003 to her work in literacy. As principal of Mary Williams Elementary School in 2014, she served over 1,000 students in grades kindergarten through fifth grade and was able to increase reading engagement by leading a culture of literacy.

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Math Problems that Unlock Student Thinking

The CoolCatTeacher

The “Open Middle” math problem format is NOT talking about middle school math, although it applies to middle, high school, elementary, and even college math just the same. Robert Kaplinsky, Open Middle Math pioneer, talks about effective math teaching From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Filled with dread, some math teachers have a problem. As they give problems to students to work their students become problems. Behavior problems.

Culturally Responsive Teaching: Tips and Strategies for Educators


Yet, there is hope: over 96% of elementary school teachers view culturally responsive teaching as important when working with diverse students.[7] Picture books for early elementary students: Drawn Together by Minh Lê, illustrated by Dan Santat. December 2003.

Toca Life Apps and Contextual Therapy


Fey, Long, & Feinstack (2003) sought to outline "Ten Principles of Grammar Facilitation for Children With Specific Language Impairments" with research tie-ins relevant to all ages, but particularly for ages 3-8. 2003). apps categories cause-effect concepts context early elementary narrative play skills sentence formulation story grammar

Discovery Education Acquires Mystery Science in $140 Million Deal


The latest proof point is Mystery Science , a provider of elementary-grade science curriculum, which has been acquired by Discovery Education. elementary schools, according to Mystery Science co-founder Keith Schact.

CASEL Releases Updated Guide for High-Quality Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Programs

eSchool News

CASEL first published the Program Guide in 2003 and was last updated in 2015, it has become an essential resource for educators and was accessed more than 120,000 times, last year alone. Michigan Model for Health: Elementary. Elementary. 48 Programs Receive Highest Designation.

Preparing Young Students for Home Row Keyboarding: An Unplugged Approach

Ask a Tech Teacher

Besides, we want our children to communicate with digital effectiveness in elementary school! Utah State University, 2003) is an elementary educator. I’ve long been intrigued by the physical keyboards teachers and homeschoolers use to introduce keyboarding to the youngest typists. I occasionally get questions from readers about them, but never have a good answer.

How to build an engineer: Start young

The Hechinger Report

Aliah Corona and Dakkota Ryf, both 8 in this photo, check the force it takes to move a bag of potatoes six inches using wheels during their third-grade STEAM enrichment class at Pioneer Elementary School in Quincy, Washington. The Museum of Science’s Engineering is Elementary curriculum is aimed at attracting potential engineers before they get distracted by whether or not they fit the stereotype. American elementary school students currently get little exposure to math and science.

How to Boost Family Involvement through Parent-Teacher Conferences


Avoid using educational jargon, which can confuse parents who aren’t as familiar with elementary teaching terms.[7]. Phi Delta Kappan, March 2003, 84(7), pp. National Association of Elementary School Principals. The first few months of school pass by so quickly. Before you know it, parent-teacher conferences are right around the corner.

3 Key Actions for 2021-22 You Can Take Now


COVID’s impact on schools was so substantial that Congress established the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER). As a classroom teacher, Mark was recognized as New Hampshire’s Technology Using Educator of the Year in 2003. By Michele Israel.

What’s the Link Between a School’s Budget and Efficacy? Stanford University Challenges Prevailing Beliefs


One study at Ball State University found that school districts who regularly used Waterford Early Learning (a component of Waterford Reading Academy for early elementary students) were better able to close the achievement gap between low and high SES families.[2]. Journal of Literacy Research, December 2003, 35(4), pp.

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Close the Achievement Gap: 5 Specific Strategies

EdNews Daily

In Closing the Achievement Gap: A Vision for Changing Beliefs and Practices (2003), Belinda Williams identified four needs of students. In elementary school, the classroom teacher often serves that function. We worked with an elementary school that had multi-grade wings for long-term personalization. By Barbara Blackburn and Ron Williamson. A key facet of instructional leadership is addressing and closing the achievement gap.

As schools reopen, will Black and Asian families return?

The Hechinger Report

The student-to-teacher ratio at her twins’ East Austin elementary school was higher than what state law mandated, she said. Before the pandemic, the number of Black families homeschooling was rising swiftly, doubling between 2003 and 2018.

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A Mississippi father and retired soldier breaks stereotypes about black dads

The Hechinger Report

Steve Collins, Jackson Public Schools Parent of the Year for 2016, helps McLeod Elementary School students in the carpool line. 1st Class Steve Collins opens every third set of doors in the carpool line at McLeod Elementary School; the two other volunteers to his right get the first and second cars. Collins is a problem solver at McLeod Elementary, where two of his children attend.

Educational choice, not school choice, making moves in Florida

The Christensen Institute

In the case of Florida, that movement started with the Florida Virtual School (FLVS) in 2003, which only receives money when students successfully complete a course. In other words, a student might take her core academics online at home, come in to the local elementary school for arts and physical education, and then enroll in a music academy for private piano lessons.

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5 Tips To Improve Your Teaching And Boost Your Career

EdNews Daily

Everything a New Elementary Teacher REALLY Needs to Know (But Didn’t Learn in College). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2003. Whether you’re a new teacher or have years of classroom experience, there’s always more to learn. Read on for five practical tips to help you teach more effectively and enjoy a fulfilling teaching career. Communicate with colleagues and mentors.

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OPINION: Four ways that Mississippi is teaching more children to read well

The Hechinger Report

In 2003, the state began requiring future K-6 teachers to take two early literacy courses in their teacher-preparation training. Among them: better teacher preparation and professional development for elementary reading; higher academic standards; state assessments aligned with NAEP’s expectations for students; and steady, consistent work toward the state’s strategic goals. Mississippi is delivering, and its students are the beneficiaries.

STUDENT VOICE: ‘I never imagined that I’d attend a four-year college, especially not while raising and supporting a son’

The Hechinger Report

My mother, who had only an elementary-level education, raised us on her own and didn’t have any real desire for us to go further in school, to earn any form of higher-education credential. It took me from 2003 until 2011 to complete the credits needed for my high school diploma.

How School Districts Are Shaping the Edtech They Use


Over 1,000 Mineola elementary school students are using eSpark in four buildings throughout the district, while a team of Mineola middle schoolers helped us build new product features to better engage and challenge students. Matt Akin was a visionary early adopter of classroom technology when he deployed iPads throughout his district in 2003, long before edtech was the norm.

How to Introduce Engineering Principles Early to Help Inspire Interest in STEM


Alessandra, a student at Pioneer Elementary School in rural Quincy, Washington, spent part of the fall term in an enrichment class focused on teaching elementary-age students the principles of engineering design through a curriculum designed by educators and scientists at Boston’s Museum of Science. “I The Museum of Science’s Engineering is Elementary curriculum is aimed at attracting potential engineers before they get distracted by whether or not they fit the stereotype.

How a $40M Investment Aims to ‘Mainstream and Modernize’ Montessori Education


That translates into a broad suite of schools and services, starting with Guidepost Montessori , a network of early-childhood centers and elementary schools. There is a certain mystique to the Montessori world, which is just as much philosophy as it is pedagogy.

Counseling kids during the coronavirus: A tough job made even tougher

The Hechinger Report

The extreme scarcity of counselors in Arizona, especially in elementary schools, puts students there at particular risk. Janine Menard works as a counselor at Sheely Farms Elementary, which enrolls about 750 students from pre-K through eighth grade in the Phoenix suburb of Tolleson.

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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., FY 2003 $700,500,000. The Effectiveness of Educational Technology: Issues and Recommendations for the National Study (Mathematica Policy Research, 2003). On November 22, 1996, U.S.

An upscale Florida auction yields millions for local preschool programs

The Hechinger Report

In 2009, just over 50 percent of children entering Immokalee’s six elementary schools were considered “kindergarten ready,” as determined by Florida’s kindergarten screening exam, the Florida Assessment for Instruction in Reading. million from the foundation since 2003. Eliane Lebrun, a kindergarten teacher at Highlands Elementary, a Guadalupe Center feeder school, said the distinction becomes apparent within the first week of school. million from the foundation since 2003.

Teacher Development Research Review: Keys to Educator Success

Digital Promise

Schools that foster trust among parents, teachers, and school leaders are more likely to see academic improvement than schools that do little or fail to foster trust ( Bryk and Schneider, 2003 ). In an experiment with 48 teachers and 1,490 upper-elementary students, STeLLA improved science teaching and science content knowledge among students and teachers (Roth et al., This article originally appeared on Edutopia.

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Something NEW is coming to Truth for Teachers…

The Cornerstone for Teachers

The site is called The Cornerstone because that was the name of my first book back in 2008 and I was getting married and choosing to take my husband’s name so the original URL back in 2003 of mspowell.com wasn’t going to work anymore.

Funding School Services in the Midst of Multiple Crises


The Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund follows the same formula as Title I, so it can be used to help bridge the digital divide for students from low-income families. By Robert Low. WATCH THE EDLEADER PANEL RECORDING. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST.

‘You can’t help but to wonder’: Crumbling schools, less money, and dismal outcomes in the county that was supposed to change everything for black children in the South

The Hechinger Report

Since 2003, public schools in the state have only been fully funded twice. In the mornings, black kids like Clark rode on yellow school buses to Lexington Elementary; the white kids boarded blues ones that took them to private school.

Kids struggle to read when schools leave phonics out

The Hechinger Report

The problem is that many American elementary schools aren’t doing that. ” But this research hasn’t made its way into many elementary school classrooms. So in 2015, he assigned Harper to visit all of Bethlehem’s elementary schools and find out how children were being taught to read. Harper went to a professional development day at one of the district’s lowest-performing elementary schools. she was an elementary school teacher.