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Drive School Improvement with PLC at Work & HRS

Provided by: Marzano

Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) at Work® empower educators to work collaboratively to ensure high levels of learning. The Marzano High Reliability Schools (HRS)™ framework helps schools focus on specific, research-based conditions for continuous school improvement. Both models, when implemented together, support each other and yield positive results for every learner. Download the free white paper >>

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Free Ebook: How to Implement a Coding Program in Schools

Provided by: SAM Labs

Looking to integrate coding or computer science into your technology plan? It’s never been easier with our free ebook that features resources, worksheets and tips. Download our latest ebook dedicated to helping educators effortlessly build out a coding program at both a school and district level.

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Successful Intervention Builds Student Success

Provided by: Voyager Sopris Learning

Effective instructional strategies for literacy instruction and intervention can support students who struggle with reading. Learn more about the impactful approaches being used to improve student literacy results in our white paper, Successful Intervention Builds Student Success: Applying the Many Layers of Structured Literacy and Reading Research for Struggling K–5 Students.

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Effective Ways to Support Students with Dyslexia

Provided by: Voyager Sopris Learning

To best support students who are at risk for early reading difficulties, including dyslexia, we must first determine who those students are. In the white paper, Dyslexia Screening and the Use of Acadience Reading, learn how the methods of early screening, monitoring progress, individualized support, and direct evaluation help effectively identify struggling students for literacy instruction modification and intervention.

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Stop cobbling together your EdTech

Provided by: Instructure

When it comes to EdTech tools, having options is not a problem. The struggle comes in finding a solution centered on the three keys to an effective K-12 ecosystem: curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Download the whitepaper and learn how a single platform can simplify teaching while still providing a personalized experience for every learner. No additional homework required.

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Integrate Science and ELA with Informational Text

Provided by: Carolina Biological

Teaching science provides an opportunity to meet English Language Arts (ELA) standards, especially for students who are still in the process of acquiring English language proficiency. By tying language and literacy instruction to a content area such as science, all students can simultaneously develop disciplinary core understanding while following their natural curiosity about phenomena to enhance their reading skills.

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Can self-efficacy impact growth for ELLs?

Provided by: NWEA

Dr. Jim Soland, affiliated research fellow with NWEA®, examined the relationship between academic self-confidence and achievement gaps affecting English language learners (ELLs). In this research brief, Dr. Soland details his method, reveals his findings, and suggests future lines of inquiry. Start reading now for helpful recommendations to support growth in achievement for ELLs.

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Disruptive Tech Integration for Meaningful Learning

Provided by: Learning.com

Technology integration unlocks new educational experiences and reimagines pedagogical approaches to teaching and learning. And much like technology has fueled disruptive innovation across industries, it too has the capacity to disrupt and transform education.

With this idea of transformation in mind, this whitepaper:

  • Conceptualizes disruptive tech integration.
  • Assesses approaches for developing impactful tech-driven learning experiences.
  • Equips educators with strategies to integrate technology meaningfully, effectively, and disruptively.

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Hiding in Plain Sight - 7 Common Signs of Dyslexia in the Classroom

Provided by: Learning Ally

When dyslexia goes undiagnosed, students struggle with school, have higher dropout rates and may never reach their full potential. This guide outlines the seven common signs and steps you can take to support your struggling readers.

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Utilizing Student Feedback in the Curriculum Development Process

Provided by: University of West Florida Online

Every hour a teacher spends on preparation, from professional education to curriculum design, is to help students understand the lesson. And yet that endpoint, the student experience, is missing from the curriculum development of many teachers.

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Build a Culture of Literacy with Your Classroom Library

Provided by: Scholastic Education

The research is clear: Children become motivated capable readers when they are surrounded by wonderful books and are given time each day to read independently. Students in classrooms with libraries read 50–60% more than students who do not have the same access to books. Furthermore, additional time spent reading each day is linked to higher achievement scores. Effective classroom libraries are key foundations for building classroom communities steeped in literacy, and they foster independent reading.

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3 Project-Based Learning Ideas for Your Classroom

Provided by: Shawnee State University Online

Project-based learning is not centered around the recall of memorized information and instead focuses on application, making it complex and involved. There are many project-based learning examples for teachers to explore that range in duration and subject matter. Here are three project-based learning ideas you can adapt and use in your classroom.

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Vocabulary Development for Striving Readers

Provided by: Lesley University

Teachers of all grade levels and disciplines are encouraged to help build their students’ vocabularies. Whether it’s in a world literature class or an Earth science course, teachers should help their students generate robust vocabulary banks. Using a variety of texts across the content areas is an excellent starting point for vocabulary building strategies.

Before teachers can fully understand how vocabulary development is connected to reading comprehension, it’s important to first understand the different kinds of vocabulary that students will encounter.

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5 Resources on the Power of Interoperability from Unified Edtech

Provided by: PowerSchool

A powerful edtech ecosystem is built on interoperability, so data can flow between products and across a unified platform connecting all aspects of your school and district operations. With the right foundation of an interoperable infrastructure, K-12 tech leaders like you can focus on the most important initiatives for student performance and success​.

Learn 5 resources highlighting the benefits of a unified, interoperable system.

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5 Game-Changers in Today’s Digital Learning Platforms

Provided by: Discovery Education

Digital learning has fundamentally changed teaching and learning. For the educator, digital resources ease the implementation of what is known as “best practice.” From differentiating instruction to creating culturally responsive learning environments to improving equity of opportunity, the benefits of digital learning environments are clearer than ever.

Here are some of the top game-changing elements exhibited by modern digital learning platforms.

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Building Community for Social Good

Provided by: Participate

No matter the context, we learn best and are quicker to find meaning in new concepts through collaboration and interaction with peers. Together we can make the world (and the education sector) a better place. Let’s do it through community.

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New campaign for UN World Teachers Day

Provided by: Bridge International Academies

Even in the most challenging places every teacher can be stronger with the right support. Teachers at the front line of education in Africa and Asia are telling their own stories of success. See how they are learning new teaching techniques to inspire young children and turning their classrooms into springboards for success. Listen to teachers talking about their passion: great teaching that changes lives and how they have become better teachers.

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