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Monthly Archives: December, 2015

December 21st, 2015

Implementing Thoughtful Change in Your District Featuring: Juan Cabrera Superintendent El Paso ISD Kim Alexander Superintendent Roscoe Collegiate ISD Monday, January 25, 2016 2:15 PM | Rm 10B Transformational change in a district happens over time, beginning with a vision and then a decision.  Focusing on student-centered learning, two superintendents are creating deliberate change with a well constructed 3 to 5- year implementation plan. Each adopted Silverback Mileposts, a personalized learning platform, as part of…   Read…

December 18th, 2015

    It begins, “It’s not often that people take the time to say thank you. In fact, it’s rare for people to even think about how other’s have impacted their lives. Given it’s the season of thankfulness I’d like to let you know how appreciative I am to have you as a teacher.” We know your job is difficult and often thankless, so we wanted to share this letter with all of our dedicated…   Read…

December 17th, 2015

December 2015 Freedom and Choice for AP Government and Politics Studies “I want to give students a college experience where they have more freedom and choice…teach them how to learn and be lifelong learners,” says Randy Cambou, who teaches AP Government and Politics to 12th graders at Grossmont Union High School District. To support students in choosing to learn the way they learn best, Mr. Cambou wanted to make the course content dynamic and relevant…   Read…

December 8th, 2015

Popularized by Dr. Ruben R. Puentedura, SAMR is a model for infusing technology into the learning experiences. Here is a short video explaining what it is and what it looks like.

December 8th, 2015

The 2015 Hour of Code is here, with 191,000 events around the world! Challenge yourself, your classroom, your child, or a friend to learn something new this week. Learn to code with Minecraft, Star Wars, or 50 other options for every age, from pre-readers to adults. Start your Hour of Code A worldwide movement Brooklyn and Chicago are going head-to-head in a competition to reach more students. In Nigeria and Syria, students are coding amidst…   Read…

December 7th, 2015

Computer science provides a foundation for virtually any career. It’s the art of blending human ideas and digital tools. Computer scientists work in so many different areas: writing apps for phones, curing diseases, creating animated movies, working on social media, building robots that explore other planets and so much more. Here are a few resources to help you create your Hour of Code lessons this week. Code.org Khan Academy – Hour of Code Hour of…   Read…