One District's Journey From 'State of Emergency' to Student Success

Edsurge

Morale was low, teacher turnover was high and residents didn’t trust that Allendale could educate their students. Morale was low, teacher turnover was high and residents didn’t trust that Allendale could educate their students. standards-based instruction.

California’s Beaumont Unified School District Selects Discovery Education to Support STEM Teaching and Learning in District Elementary School

techlearning

- Discovery Education´s Digital Resources and Comprehensive Professional Development System to Create Authentic STEM Teaching and Learning Environments for Elementary Students- Silver Spring, Md.

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#05: 5 Ideas for Using Game-Based Learning in your Classroom Today

The CoolCatTeacher

As a gamification guru and moonshot thinker, Michael transforms the traditional classroom into a high-energy environment where active student engagement is paramount. Here are instructions for iPhone/iPad or PC/Mac instructions.

Inspiration Stations: A Creative Spin on the Station Rotation

Catlin Tucker

spend more time working in small groups with students. more effectively differentiate instruction. I explained to my students that the goal of these stations was to have fun and stretch our minds creatively. I believe those variations keep it interesting for my students!

Site Visit & Shift Happens

wwwatanabe

You see, all week long I indulged in PBL lessons such as STEM with GPS and students doing amazing projects, projects that I aspired to do when I was still in the classroom but hadn''t quite gotten there. Instead of being wowed, I got consistent active student engagement with seamless technology integration in every classroom. The teachers were masters at differentiated instruction with technology. 21st Century Learning differentiated instruction ed reform PBL

Why educators are moving away from the Station Rotation model

The Christensen Institute

The Station Rotation has consistently reigned as the most popular blended-learning model implemented by elementary schools. Of the 235 active elementary schools currently profiled in the BLU school directory , 136, or 58 percent, of them have a Station Rotation program.

If you give a kindergartner a Chromebook…

eSchool News

The thought of giving 30 kindergarten students their own Chromebooks might be daunting. But for one classroom, the move yielded some surprising results for student engagement, learning progress, and for students with special needs. “We

Improving Social-Emotional and Reading Skills

edWeb.net

A recent edWebinar led by Bobbi Bear, Director of Customer Advocacy for Achieve3000, identified effective ways to integrate SEL with reading instruction, through classroom conversations about nonfiction and fiction texts.

Are computer labs a thing of the past? Not so fast.

The Christensen Institute

In fact, computer labs are still a key stepping stone for many schools aiming to transform instruction. In our BLU directory, many schools profiled are differentiating in important ways for their students, in part thanks to access to a computer lab. The Lab Rotation is a popular blended-learning model that integrates teacher-facilitated online learning in a lab setting with face-to-face instruction and other offline learning modalities in the classroom.

MobyMax launches K-8 cognitive skills science curriculum

eSchool News

MobyMax, developer of personalized and blended learning curriculum for K-8 students, is kicking off the 2015-2016 school year by releasing a new Touch Curriculum technology that uses more than 20,000 cognitive skill manipulatives to deepen students’ mastery of science concepts.

OPINION: Seven traits of Massachusetts’ most effective classrooms

The Hechinger Report

What is particularly striking is that these schools, public elementary and middle schools across Massachusetts, are truly joyful places; you can see it in the enthusiasm of the students and the smiles of their teachers! The first is differentiated instruction.

Finding Inspiration within the League of Innovative Schools

eSpark

Committed to reimagining learning to better meet the needs of all students, this cohort of visionary districts has a shared set of best practices for bringing purposeful technology into the classroom to transform learning.

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Part 4: 20 Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Writing Engagement

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to the fourth post in a series designed to support the use of technology for differentiated learning… in and beyond the PBL classroom. Part 4: Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Writing Engagement. Of course your students will need to write the script.

How To "Amp Up" Your Traditional Lesson Planning in Today's Classrooms

Kleinspiration

If We Expect Students to Collaborate, Are WE Leading By Example? Any observer can see the vast amount of student collaboration transpiring online from teachers sharing their classroom practices via Twitter chats, class blogs or websites, Instagram, Periscope and more.

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The Importance of Technology in Education, Pt. 2

eSpark

To hear more from Chris, check out Strengthening Student Engagement in Your District , a webinar he hosted earlier this year. Ashley - One of the biggest challenges I faced as a teacher was differentiating instruction for ELA. The huge range in abilities, from students already reading well above grade level to students who didn’t recognize letters, made differentiation challenging. Chris - Differentiation. How will students respond?

Resources from Miami Device

Learning in Hand

I had a great time encouraging educators to give students as much ownership over their devices and learning as possible. Building Early Footprints by Tanya Avrith We want to encourage our students to begin to create and publish content at an early age.

The Never-Ending Story: Procedures vs. Understanding in Math

K-12 Schools - Education News

Finding the Balance between Procedural Fluency and Conceptual Understanding in Teaching Early Grade Mathematics to Students with Learning Disabilities. I went to school in the 50’s and 60’s when students first learned how to add and subtract in second grade.

Virginia district launches summer kindergarten readiness initiative

eSchool News

Achieve3000 and Virginia Beach City Public Schools have partnered to create Smarty Summer: Diving into Early Literacy, a new kindergarten reading readiness initiative exclusively for Virginia Beach students.