It's Elementary When it Comes to #EdTech

A Principal's Reflections

Superintendent Scott Rocco provided me with a great opportunity to not only work with teachers in his district, but to also push me outside my comfort zone, which has always been secondary education. Image credit: [link] The other day I had the unique challenge and opportunity of working with elementary teachers in the Spotswood School District. As a practitioner I am always looking to learn how to better assist educators at all grade levels.

Why These Educators Meet Regularly to Align Instruction with Mind, Brain, and Education Research

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As an English as an additional language (EAL) support teacher at NIST International School in Bangkok, Thailand, I co-teach in four early elementary classrooms, supporting multilingual students who are developing their academic proficiency in English.

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BombBomb is hands down the best way to upgrade your email game

iLearn Technology

At Anastasis, we start every day with a whole-community meeting. What it is: BombBomb is an email service that lets you record and embed video directly in your email. That is a totally oversimplified explanation because BombBomb does SO much more.

The digital-first district where OER meets iPads

eSchool News

Department of Education’s #GoOpen initiative have spurred school districts across the country to incorporate quality open resources into their curricula, but initiatives like Central Valley’s are fairly rare among elementary and secondary institutions, University of Pittsburgh librarian and open educational resource advocate Paul Bond said. Teachers and students at one district are replacing print with digital. By and large, it’s working.

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Initial Findings After Implementing Digital Student Portfolios in Elementary Classrooms

Reading By Example

They could select the dates to meet and offer the agenda items that we would focus on. However, I am interested in pursuing partnerships with higher education to ensure that any results and conclusions found in the future meet specific thresholds for reliability. One final thing to note before I close: Technology was important in this process, but my hypothesis is the digital piece was secondary to the portfolio process itself.

Initial Findings After Implementing Digital Student Portfolios in Elementary Classrooms

Reading By Example

They could select the dates to meet and offer the agenda items that we would focus on. However, I am interested in pursuing partnerships with higher education to ensure that any results and conclusions found in the future meet specific thresholds for reliability. One final thing to note before I close: Technology was important in this process, but my hypothesis is the digital piece was secondary to the portfolio process itself.

Be Internet Awesome: Tools to teach online safety

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Tips: The Be Internet Awesome Curriculum meets ISTE standards for students and ISTE standards for teachers. What it is: Be Internet Awesome is a fantastic new way to help your students make the most of the Internet by being prepared to make wise decisions as they navigate and interact online. Be Internet Awesome helps teach students the basics of digital citizenship and safety online.

We’ll provide the environment, your job is to flourish… Join us in February!

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We can’t wait to meet you! 5Sigma Anastasis Academy education reform inspiration Middle/High School Primary Elementary professional development Secondary Elementary Subject Teacher Resources 2018 5sigma anastasis academy classroom conference education conference environment flourish intention learning pd word of the year2018 is almost here. What decisions are you making today that will amplify what is possible in 2018? Every year I choose a word.

DOGO News: current events and non-fiction for your classroom

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Each article lists the Common Core Standards it meets, and the grade levels it is appropriate for. Analyze Evaluate Government Interactive book Knowledge (remember) Middle/High School PE Primary Elementary Science Secondary Elementary Social Studies Teacher Resources Understand (describe, explain) Websites article assignments bias books class page classrooms DOGO google classroom movies news news articles non-fiction online news research reviews

A conference about what is sacred in education: 5Sigma Edu Con

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I’m about to tell you about one more… The 5Sigma Education Conference holds a special place in my heart because it gives me the opportunity to invite you to come meet the incredible people I work with every day! 5Sigma Anastasis Academy Inquiry inspiration Maker Space Middle/High School Primary Elementary professional development Secondary Elementary Teacher Resources 5sigma inquiry pd student agencyThere are a lot of options for professional development.

Rural and Low-Income Students to work with Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP)

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Ultimately, the program seeks to enhance the ability of elementary schools and secondary schools nationwide to identify gifted students, and meet their special educational needs

Using Agency to Empower Students: What is Sacred in Education? #5Sigma

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Happy hour meet ups (because we are convinced that the Happy Hour is Education’s Magic Bullet ). You will see what happens when students are empowered (we can’t wait for you to meet the students of Anastasis, they are seriously the COOLEST! We’re excited to meet you! We are in full on count down mode for our yearly education conference, 5Sigma. This year our theme is Using Agency to Empower Students: What is Sacred in Education.

Professional Development reinvented! #edchat #coed #C4C15

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Over the years, I’ve been privileged to meet and know all kinds of wonderful people. Anastasis Academy education reform For Teachers inspiration Middle/High School Primary Elementary professional development Secondary Elementary Teacher Resources conference education pd reinvented Rod Berger ( Core of Education ) is one such person. Rod is a great encourager, connector, and amplifier in education. If you aren’t familiar with Rod and his work, you should be!

Parents fighting, teachers crying: Grownup stress is hitting kids hard

The Hechinger Report

Weiczorek, who is also the president-elect of the National Association of Secondary School Principals, said most students in his school have been attending school in person almost the entire pandemic, while about 20 percent are on online. Alexis, 17, has always been close to her parents.

The pandemic’s remote learning legacy: A lot worth keeping

The Hechinger Report

With the ability to log into lessons online, students at the secondary level won’t have to miss instruction even if they’re suspended, says Superintendent L. New York City’s Success Academy, a public charter of 20,000 students studying virtually, has turned to Zoom for all parent meetings. “We

Building Student Agency: Multiple Intelligence Strengths

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During this important meeting, our teachers ask interest/passion questions to help us get to know students better…you can download those for free here. What it is: The Learning Genome Project started nearly 8 years ago in response to a sense of urgency to make education more about those it serves: students.

COLUMN: Education needs more ambitious women

The Hechinger Report

Women represented approximately 76 percent of public school teachers in 2017-18, with a lower percentage of male teachers at the elementary school level (11 percent) than at the secondary school level (36 percent), according to the National Center for Education Statistics.

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What makes your school/PD/conference different?

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When your goal is honoring the humanity, EVERYTHING else must shift to help meet that goal. During our Wednesday staff meeting, we talked about the successes and challenges that were faced. The first question that I get asked when people find out that I’ve started a school: what makes Anastasis Academy different? And this is a tricky one to answer, because the truth is EVERYTHING makes us different.

Drones in the Classroom: Teaching Writing and Collaboration with Drones

The CoolCatTeacher

What standards are you meeting using drones in your classroom?” What standards are you meeting using drones in your classroom? After graduation, I pursued and obtained my Masters in Secondary English Education. From there, I moved to the secondary world and bounced from Alabama, to Tennessee, to Virginia and finally settled in Bellevue, Nebraska, where I teach 8th grade English.

Using Technology to Differentiate Instruction

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One of the major benefits of using technology in the classroom is the ability to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of every student in every lesson. With a little creativity and planning, you can create rich lessons that will meet your student’s needs and let them learn at their own pace and level. |Kelly Tenkely|. Just as every student grows and develops at different rates, they learn in different ways and at different speeds.

Technology: the savior of education?

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Last week, I had the great privilege of virtually meeting Bodo Hoenen. 5Sigma Anastasis Academy education reform inspiration Middle/High School Primary Elementary professional development Secondary Elementary administrators curriculum education technology individualization individuals learning one-size-fits-all reform students teachers teaching technology The Learning genome project transform uniqueIn 2009, I left teaching.

How to make your year more awesome

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Ask questions, meet our team, and see education re-imagined. We can’t wait to meet you all in person! 5Sigma Anastasis Academy For Teachers Middle/High School Primary Elementary professional development Secondary Elementary Teacher Resources 5sigma conference pdThis week at Anastasis, we watched Kid President’s rules for being more awesome in this new year: “What if all made it our resolution to make this year awesome for somebody else?”

New data: Even within the same district some wealthy schools get millions more than poor ones

The Hechinger Report

O’Neal Elementary School, in Elgin, Illinois, none of the third graders could read and write at grade level according to state tests in 2019. Just nine miles away sits Centennial Elementary School, where 73 percent of third graders met grade-level standards on that same test.

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The Vocabulary Doctors: How to Teach Vocabulary

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Angela Peery has been an educator 31 years and has served as a secondary English teacher, secondary administrator, instructional coach, turnaround specialist, curriculum developer, and consultant. Angela has also authored or co-authored 13 books, including Blended Vocabulary for K–12 Classrooms: Harnessing the Power of Digital Tools and Direct Instruction (2017) and the bestseller The Data Teams Experience: A Guide to Effective Meetings (2014).

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Substitute teacher crisis forces districts to turn to local businesses and recent grads

The Hechinger Report

The shortages, and the way states respond to them, could have long-term consequences: Studies have documented that just 10 days of teacher absences can result in lower math and English language arts test scores for elementary students.

OPINION: Singing in the parking lot, and other pandemic strategies for music students

The Hechinger Report

Or they do it in near-empty classrooms, broadcasting over Zoom and Google Meet. During the pandemic, elementary and high school students have still been getting access to quality music education in some cases, as their teachers learn to adapt. Music in my elementary and secondary education was so critical to my well-being that I pursued it as a career. The concert band of 75 students has been divided into groups of 25 that meet once a week.

Books to Africa and A Personal Transformation to a Global Educator

The CoolCatTeacher

It’s a global collaboration project, where teachers can sign up and be part of a 5-week project, meet with one another via Skype, and investigate the whole idea of literacy/illiteracy and how that is different around the world. Julie Hembree is a teacher-librarian at Cougar Ridge Elementary School near Seattle, WA. Prior to landing her librarian dream job, she was both a secondary and primary classroom teacher.

Who is the new U.S. Education Secretary, Miguel Cardona?

The Hechinger Report

But I gravitated toward elementary education and once I started doing internship experiences in New Britain, it was sealed for me,” he said. I went from 25 kids to 600 at Hanover Elementary School … Now it’s over 530,000, but it’s still service to kids.”. FROM OUR PARTNER.

How to raise rural enrollment in higher education? Go local

The Hechinger Report

But when former Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam urged a meeting with rootEd, “it opened our eyes.” They couldn’t meet with Cyrus-Ham until Kylie’s mom got out of work. “We Kali Lindsay in front of the Memorial Student Union on the University of Missouri campus.

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Digital Badges: credentialing the things that make us fully human

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npinkard talked about learning deserts and how digital badging can help us better leverage a youth ecosystem to meet students where they are at (school, community, home, after school, etc.) Anastasis Academy education reform Evaluate inspiration Middle/High School Open Source Primary Elementary professional development Secondary Elementary Teacher Resources web tools Web2.0 Two weeks ago, I attended the Digital Badge Summit in Denver, CO.

MobyMax: Tablet + help differentiating instruction

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Really helpful when you are working to meet the needs of a lot of different students! The feedback you get is fantastic and auto-magically adjusts to meet each individuals needs for practice and support. It’s always nice when new toys show up in the mail to review. Especially when they promise to help make your program more tailored to the individual, that I really like!

Powerful Leadership, Vision, and Problem Solving for Districts

The CoolCatTeacher

The Kids Discover online platform lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners at three different lexiles. And they also have an influence when it comes to meeting with legislators and other individuals that make policies. Vicki: So… that’s a lot of meetings to have! How do you make time for meetings with these groups?

When kids go back to school, who’s going to drive the bus?

The Hechinger Report

210,000 — The number of bus drivers working directly for elementary and secondary schools in the U.S. Before his schools can welcome students back, Schroeder must get approval from the local health department and meet “ minimum re-entry criteria ” set by the state board of education.

Apple joining Hour of Code and offering free workshops! #edtech

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Can’t wait to meet you there! Analyze Anastasis Academy Apply Create Evaluate inspiration iPod Knowledge (remember) Math Middle/High School Podcasts Primary Elementary professional development Science Secondary Elementary Teacher Resources Technology Understand (describe, explain) web tools Websites apple apple stores apps books code.org coding december free hour of code itunes u learn podcast programming technology workshop

August book study: Harnessing Technology for Deeper Learning

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We will meet online at 2:00pm Eastern (USA) for 45 minutes every Tuesday between August 4 and August 25. 41-45; elementary). 45-50; secondary). Solution Tree is hosting a series of webinars this summer.

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