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.
In this chat, Kathy Glass, author of two books on Mapping Comprehensive Units to the ELA Common Core Standards, for K–5 and for 6-12, will discuss how to translate the new English/language arts standards into effective curriculum units. She'll answer questions on developing unit maps, differentiating instruction, making connections across units, and building common core-aligned lessons and units that are both rigorous and relevant to students.
Discover a new classroom routine to help clarify concepts. This 8th grade math class uses a quick warm-up to clarify certain math concepts and get students in the right framework for the lesson to come. Watch the video.
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Three out of four public school principals believe their job has become "too complex," and about a third say they are likely to go into a different occupation within five years, according to a new MetLife survey.
Science is taught daily at just one in five classrooms at the K-3 level, new national data indicate, and less than half of all elementary teachers surveyed feel very well-prepared to teach it.
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Large and small districts are now using digital tools to inform parents about daily happenings and upcoming events. While the cost and time savings are drawing many education leaders to use these communication modes, many are also hoping they will engage parents who tend to be less involved in school.
School districts are required to start administering online tests in 2014-15 as part of the Common Core State Standards, but many school leaders are worried they will not have the technology in place to make that happen. Our guests will offer guidance on how to be tech-ready for the testing.
What makes an effective PLC? This webinar introduces strategies involving effective use of data in a Delaware-based collaborative PLC program that is helping educators better prepare students for the common core. DOE Deputy Donna Mitchell shares insights including what led to a 16–20% increase in student proficiency on state tests.
No topic is hotter in K-12 education than teacher evaluation. In the past three years, states have moved at breakneck speed to implement new systems that couple observations of practice with student-growth measures. In this webinar, a scholar and a practitioner discuss research and lessons learned about the new teacher-evaluation systems.
FREE! As the Common Core States Standards take hold in schools, educators are changing approaches to teaching, testing, textbooks, and professional development. This Spotlight reviews some of the new texts aligned to the standards, results from the earliest student assessments, principal training efforts, and ways to reduce costs associated with common-core implementation.
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