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February 1st, 2016

This is a terrific read from educator, author,  and speaker Gerald Aungst. “Fresh starts often involve fresh commitments. I propose that every educator should make the commitment today to take sixteen new steps in 2016 to deepen their knowledge, sharpen their craft, and stretch out of their comfort zone. In no particular order:” read more…

January 31st, 2016

The Bare Minimum Of Technology Integration Courtesy TeachThought Our friends at TeachThought posted this and we thought you might find some inspiration. Consider adding TeachThought to your daily or weekly reading.  

January 27th, 2016

January 2016 New! Gooru Summer PD Workshops This summer, Gooru is planning to run two free series of professional development workshops to engage and support educators who are building with and implementing Gooru. Read on to see if they are right for you or your school/district! Course-Building for Personalized Learning Are you eager to create a personalized learning course for your students? Are you ready to learn from and contribute to an innovative community of…   Read…

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…

November 19th, 2015

Make history with StoryCorps: Interview an elder for the Great Thanksgiving Listen. Twelve years ago, Dave Isay set up a recording booth in New York’s Grand Central Station. He wanted to document the experiences of everyday Americans through conversations between friends and family. Today, StoryCorps has recorded 100,000 people across the country, capturing tales of bravery, forgiveness and quiet acts of love. Over Thanksgiving weekend, the oral history project hopes to double that number. They…   Read…

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