Explore the methods used by accomplished educators to build intrinsic, or self-directed, motivation in students. Our expert guests—teacher and author Larry Ferlazzo and principal Chris Wejr—will provide background and actionable strategies for creating conditions in classrooms and schools that inspire students to take greater ownership of their learning and futures.
Add a little color to vocabulary lessons: This video shows how teachers can use paint chips as visual aides to help students better understand difficult words. Applies to Common Core standards on determining the meanings of unknown and multiple-meaning words.
Featured Company from Education Week's PD Directory Positive Action, an evidence-based program with Pre K–12 curriculum, climate development, counseling, family & community components is the top–rated program in the nation with USED What Works Clearinghouse for improving academics, behavior & character—simultaneously also endorsed by CASE & CASEL.
Giftedness was by no means the cause of the Newtown shootings, but the connection is something educators need to explore as part of efforts to help students who feel alone in the world, says a gifted-education teacher.
The comments are coming in fast on an Education Week story that Stephen Sawchuk wrote that looked at some of the early final results of districts' and states' newly revamped teacher-evaluation systems.
Thursday, March 21, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET
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Explore a new and exciting way to advance your K-12 career—the TopSchoolJobs Spring 2013 eXPO. Apply to jobs, post a searchable resume, chat with recruiters, receive job advice, and gain career insights through a free online strengths assessment and webinar.
A Maryland county is considering a proposal to copyright student- and teacher-created work. The policy would cover assignments, lesson plans, and teaching materials created during school and at home. To what extent, if any, should schools take ownership of such work?
During this chat, our guests will discuss their experiences implementing BYOD (bring-your-own-device) policies in schools, address BYOD’s advantages and challenges, and walk through ways to ensure that the strategy does not put some students at a disadvantage.
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As educators work to help students meet the demands of the common-core standards, many arts education advocates are making the case that the arts can be a valuable partner. In this webinar, join two experts who will discuss the potential for arts integration with the common core and offer practical examples.
Friday, Feb. 22, 2 to 3 p.m. ET
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In this webinar, Kim Spencer, senior program manager, will discuss how the K12 Homebound Education and Alternative Learning program can help districts effectively and efficiently meet the unique logistical, educational, and emotional obstacles that homebound students face as they attempt to balance academics with treatment and recovery.
Join Kirk Langer, Director of Technology, Lincoln Public Schools, to hear how his team was able to replace a manual system of random emails and phone calls with an automated and easy-to-use help desk solution, including:
• A fast implementation
• Automated request routing with a documented escalation process
• One-click audit trails
FREE! Teachers are preparing for a variety of instructional shifts with the introduction of the Common Core State Standards. This Spotlight explores some of the ways educators are getting ready for the standards, including using virtual professional development, forming educator cadres to prepare for common assessments, producing e-textbooks, and building capacity for new instructional approaches.
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