Launching Writing Workshop: 25 Free #CCSS Lessons with Anchor Charts & Printables


25 Common Core Lessons to Launch your 2nd Grade Writer''s Workshop Fall is my favorite season for several reasons. I was so excited to attend our grade level meeting yesterday because we had scheduled one of our favorite consultants to come and work with us to plan for writer''s workshop. I''m starting with the Launching with Small Moments unit since that is where we will start with writer''s workshop.

5 Great Tips for Studying Abroad


Studying abroad is a unique experience that every student should try , as it brings numerous advantages, from mastering languages to improving your personal skills. To help you make the most of the academic experience, we recommend these five tips for studying abroad. Discover the best resources to study abroad. Study in groups. Studying in another country is the perfect opportunity to learn or improve a language.

Study 63

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

How to Plan an AWESOME Book Study!

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Plan an AWESOME Book Study! How to Plan an AWESOME Book Study! Book studies are a great way to level up your professional learning! I get a lot of questions about different ways to run book studies for educators, how to choose a book, what tools to use, and how to keep your group engaged. So I decided to put this post together, How to Plan an Awesome Book Study, to help guide you along the way. How to Plan an Awesome Book Study!

Study 56

How to balance work and study as a teacher

eSchool News

CPD opportunities for teachers might include: : Workshops, seminars and conferences. Formal study. Going back to study while teaching can not only be fulfilling, but add sought-after skills and qualifications to your CV. Despite this, one challenge for those considering further study is the delicate work and study balance. To maintain this balance, there are some tips you can employ to ensure both your classroom work and study to thrive. Studying online.

Study 50

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


toward the end of Writer’s Workshop. MBE is an academic field that brings a transdisciplinary lens to the study of teaching and learning, specifically focused on the intersection of cognitive neuroscience, psychology and education. Nina Radcliffe’s teaching practice was changing.

7 Ways To Sabotage Meetings

The Innovative Educator

When you want to get a project done it is imperative that when working with others you understand what elements lead to a high performing team as well as understand the strategies required to make meetings effective. Well when that's the case, then it is important to know how to sabotage meetings. Coaching Psychologist Yaron Prywes ( @Yaron321 ) revealed how to do just that as part of a full-day workshop on promising practices and pitfalls to avoid when conducting meetings.

Hosting Study-Groups for Teachers

Reading By Example

“Thank you, Dana,” the fifth grade teacher said to me on the last day of our lunchtime study-group. ” We had just finished our six-week long study-group centered around Christopher Lehman’s book Energize Research Reading and Writing. By all accounts, our study-group was a success. Of course, you will need a core resource to study. On page 67 of her book, Jennifer Allen provides a sample of the study-group options she offered one school year.

College Bound? Made of Compassion and Creativity: Meet Ethan Sawyer, College Essay Guy

EdNews Daily

Then in college I studied screenwriting and moved to Los Angeles with my best friend to be a screenwriter. So I started doing more–leading workshops, teaching online courses, and creating more resources—and it kind of evolved into my dream job. I’m also creating a Counselor Workshop in a Box so any counselor can lead a great in-person workshop, whether for one student or 400 students, 1-hr or over the course of several days.

Ten Tips: How to Write Your Common App Activities List, Meet Ethan Sawyer, College Essay Guy

EdNews Daily

Try: Arranged advertising events, organized fundraisers, and gave presentations at school meetings. Each year he helps thousands of students and counselors through his online courses, workshops, articles, products, and books, and works privately with a small number of students. . We are so excited to introduce Ethan Sawyer, the College Essay Guy.

?Meet Intel Education Accelerator’s Newest Cohort of EdTech Visionaries


Now in its second year, the four-month accelerator program offers selected companies up to $100,000 from Intel Capital—in exchange for up to six percent of equity—and provides access to GSVlabs , weekly workshops and guidance from self-selected mentors like David Min (VP of Strategic Business Innovation at the Walt Disney Company) or Ronald Chandler (former CIO for the Los Angeles Unified School District).

The Teacher’s Guide to Professional Book Studies – SULS031

Shake Up Learning

The post The Teacher’s Guide to Professional Book Studies – SULS031 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Book studies can be a great way for teachers to grow, connect, and learn together. There are many ways to facilitate professional book studies, so I decided to put together The Teacher’s Guide to Professional Book Studies to share some best practices. Teacher book studies can be impactful. Planning an Effective Book Study.

Study 43

Get inspired by Project Based Learning! 3 Awesome PBL case studies


The key concept is active learning , which dovetails neatly into today’s topic where I will share with you three incredible Project Based Learning (PBL) case studies, that I hope will inspire you to be more ambitious in designing, developing and implementing PBL in your classroom. 3 Awesome PBL case studies in action. Since project based learning is awesome, here are three awesome case studies of PBL in action: The Hunger Games.

Teacher Creativity Skill: Meet Someone Amazing!

The Playground Advocate

Sometimes meeting someone new changes your whole perspective on the world, and collaborating with someone new can change how you understand the work that you do. More often than not, if you can create a reason to connect with someone virtually, you can also find the people willing to meet you halfway. Are you studying the Holocaust? Maybe a published poet could Skype in and lead a workshop.

How Social Studies Can Help Young Kids Make Sense of the World


This story about social studies instruction is part of a series about innovative practices in the core subjects in the early grades. Teachers and administrators get acquainted at a Border Crossers workshop for educators about discussing race and racism in the classroom.

Study 58

‘Lesson Study’ Technique: What Teachers Can Learn From One Another


She set up workshops and sent them to professional development days. The teachers were learning about inquiry-based teaching at the workshops, but they didn’t know how to actually do it when they got back to their classrooms. Teachers go to workshops and professional development days where they might get great new ideas about teaching. And the expert who led the workshop isn’t there to help. Bringing Lesson Study to Chicago. Here’s how lesson study works.

Study 61

Lesson Study? There’s an App for That


Knowing that improving the quality of math discussion in their classrooms won’t be easy, educators are applying the “lesson study” technique to improve their craft. During a “research lesson,” only one teacher will deliver instruction, but other teachers in the lesson study group will be present to observe how students react, what sorts of solutions they come up with, and how they interact with one another. Tom McDougal/Lesson Study Alliance).

Study 44

Give me some credit, please! (Exploring plagiarism through a series of clever case studies by Jen)


In going through my grad students’ final workshop presentations this semester, I found one just too useful not to share. Designed as a professional development experience for secondary teachers, Jen’s workshop has school-wide value for opening conversations about academic honesty. Jen describes the thinking behind the workshop: As a social studies teacher, students’ plagiarism was always an issue for me.

Routines and Relationships for Managing Uncertainty #engaginglitminds

Reading By Example

The authors did such a fantastic job of outlining both reading and writing workshop as structures that can exist in the classroom as entry points for engaging students. This post is part of our 2020 Summer Book Study. book studyWhy do we do the things we do?

The Biggest Give-Away Yet - Thank You Readers and my Personal Learning Network!


Last week, I had the pleasure of meeting many of my virtual friends face to face in San Diego at the International Society for Technology in Education Conference. Because of social networking and the opportunities to connect at conferences and workshops, I''ve made some incredible friends. per Heinemann website): Troy Hicks holds sight on good writing workshop instruction. Omg - Really - I have the Best of Friends & Supportive Readers!

I Named My Cat After a Vampire: a post about reading instruction


Meet Edward and Bella Just Kidding. The three of us quickly discovered how much we all enjoyed the same type of literature (these crazy coincidences kept happening throughout the night - it was destiny for us to meet!). Yep - Riley and I meet Mr. Cullen! As an elective class, I had my middle school students study the parallels of Wuthering Heights and Twilight. I didn''t name my cat after a vampire. I named both of my cats after vampires!

Happy Holidays & a Look Back on the Best of 2012 from @KleinErin at Kleinspiration


I get so excited connecting with you all though comments, contests, give-aways, conferences, workshops, webinars, Twitter chats, Linky parties, Facebook groups, Pinterest boards, emails, and more. The coolest part is having Skype dates and even planning meet-ups to have coffee and collaborate on projects together. Thank you all for helping to make 2012 very merry!

OER 178

Avoiding Synchronous Video Fatigue During Remote Learning

A Principal's Reflections

It is a real thing I assure you, and it applies to Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, or any other similar platform. I have experienced this firsthand over the past couple of weeks as I have worked with numerous districts on remote and hybrid pedagogy through all-day virtual workshops.

Video 425

12 Rules of effective Instructional Technology Coaching


Take it easy and slow, and focus on the enthusiasts among the staff complement, and work from there — perhaps by presenting your successes at staff meetings and other workshops to entice further interest. Mix it up: Try using different formats such as: workshops, individual coaching, just in time, drop in hours, presentations during staff meetings/department meetings, or developing a video library or channel.

Watch Out For These 3 Mistakes You’re Making During Distance Teaching


When students are engaged in active screen time, they are not simply watching videos and answering questions mindlessly; instead, they are using virtual conferencing tools like Zoom or Google Meet to collaborate on projects and presentations.

Teaching Online During COVID-19

Ask a Tech Teacher

They are invested in teaching their classes and suddenly it seems impossible to meet yearly goals, build lifelong learners. Have a frequent virtual meeting via Google Hangouts Meet, Zoom, or an option through your LMS. Include regular virtual class meetings so students see you and each other. Google Computer Science for High School –free workshops (with application) for K-12 teachers. Study Ladder- -lots of online resources for kids.

Parents Look to Teachers for Help Using Educational Media at Home

Educator Innovator

That’s according to a new survey-based report by Sesame Workshop’s Joan Ganz Cooney Center, which documents parents’ perspectives on their children’s informal use of educational media—including apps, games, websites, and TV shows. More than half of US parents with children between ages 2 and 10 would like more help finding quality educational media for their children, according to a new study. Teachers are helping to meet that need.

Learning Never Stops

A Principal's Reflections

There should always be a long-term plan following any keynote or workshop. For the purposes of this post, let’s put aside more traditional pathways that are either provided to educators or ones that are sought out, such as conferences and workshops. Book Studies Reading is such a critical aspect of one’s personal and professional growth. I have yet to meet an educator who does not see the value in reading to improve his or her craft.

Benchmark Education Announces K5 English-Spanish Literacy Resources


Literacy publisher Benchmark Education Company (BEC) introduced Texas Benchmark Workshop and Benchmark Taller in Texas —combined print and digital resources for grades K to 5 in English and Spanish for reading, phonics and word study, and writing.

Edtech Matchmaking: One Teacher’s Strategies for Choosing Better Technology

Digital Promise

No matter the approach, schools often struggle to find the perfect technology that will meet the needs of their students and help them achieve their academic goals. This meant I attended occasional meetings with my regional technology specialist and other regional TTLs. At one of these meetings, myself and 15 TTLs were given a surprise “gift” of an iPod Touch.

Schools and Communities Together

Digital Promise

In their new book, Broader, Bolder, Better , Paul Reville and Elaine Weiss draw on nine years of research and case studies from 12 diverse communities to advocate for more and larger-scale partnerships between communities and schools. Leaders in faith-based organizations are also positioned to mobilize and organize communities to help meet the needs of its children. This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Vote for Digital Promise in the 2019 SXSW EDU PanelPicker!

Digital Promise

Have you ever heard a new research study that contradicts the study you learned about just last month? Have you ever read conclusions of a study and after all of the cautions, you have no idea if anything was learned at all? Using real-world case studies across industries (e.g.

EdTech 205

Expert Mentors: A Professional Development Model for STEM and Maker Education Implementation

User Generated Education

The Learning Policy institute examined rigorous studies that have demonstrated a positive link between teacher professional development, teaching practices, and student outcomes. As a result, strong PD initiatives typically engage teachers in learning over weeks, months, or even academic years, rather than in short, one-off workshops ( Effective Teacher Professional Development ). Implementing Maker, STEM, STEAM Education.

STEM 210

Research Schools: What are they and how do they work?

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. How a “Kids Deserve It T-Shirt” at ISTE 2017 caused a chance meeting. Vicki: Today we’re talking with Aaron Marvel @AaronMarvelEDU , and this is an example of an awesome meeting. Meet the “Educational Engineer”.

Scientific evidence on how to teach writing is slim

The Hechinger Report

He and his Johns Hopkins colleagues, along with researchers in Belgium and the United Kingdom, found only 14 studies that met their standards. By contrast, he quickly found 69 studies just on teaching reading to high school students. Leave this field empty if you're human: To meet Slavin’s standards, researchers had to compare how much students improved in writing with students who weren’t exposed to a particular writing method and were taught to write as usual.

Study 80

The Neurobiology Behind What Makes Coaching Beneficial for Teachers

Digital Promise

Lecture-based PD workshops may be incompatible with how the brain operates. This could explain why these types of workshops have not shown desirable impact on teacher quality, as teachers need focused opportunities that assist them in deeper engagement with the broader meaning of their teaching practices and strategies. Today is International Coach Appreciation Day! Over the past decade, teacher coaching has increasingly attracted the interest of educational leaders.

Report 144