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Teachers & Students Need Reliable, Current, and Unbiased Resources and Data Libraries. We Found Them!

Teachers & Students Need Reliable, Current, and Unbiased Resources and Data Libraries. We Found Them!

June 30, 2022

Library Science specialist, Nancy Florio, and Technology Design expert Bonnie Blan, are passionate about empowering students with reliable, unbiased, curated sources of information and instruction in all content areas. Infobase has been providing current, reliable databases for student use for over 30 years. In this era of misinformation and disinformation, this resource has never been more necessary.

 

Resources:

Connect to Infobase Solutions for K-12 Schools, and inquire about their pilot opportunity

The infobase Learning Cloud offers over 80,000 videos and professional learning courses for teachers, to bolster your skills and keep your content knowledge current. CEU certificates are included. 

 

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Changing the Trajectory for ”At-Promise” Students with Real World, Experiential Learning

Changing the Trajectory for ”At-Promise” Students with Real World, Experiential Learning

June 23, 2022
Kyle Denman's work at New Village Girls Academy in Los Angeles is changing the lives of "at-promise" students, many of whom have experienced trauma and challenges such as trafficking, homelessness, gang violence, domestic violence, and substance abuse. Through the lenses of fashion, art, and design, Denman teaches social-emotional skills. Learn how a robust internship and career-readiness program positions his students for success.

Some of his many accolades include:

- 2022 MUSE Design Award Winner
- 2021 International Design Awards Fashion Design of the Year
- 2021 30 Under 30 Changemaker in Education
- 2018 Young Fashion Designer of the Year
- 2016 Project Runway Remake It Work Grand Prize Winner

 

Resources:

ImBlaze

New Village Girls Academy 

New Village Girls Academy on instagram

Follow thekyledenman on instagram. You won't regret it!

email Kyle at k.denman@newvillagegirlsacademy.org 

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Read about the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools, 30 under 30 Changemakers. So inspiring!

Big Picture Learning's Big Bang Conference.  I will be there!

 

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Adaptive, Culturally Relevant,  & Easy to Implement SEL (Grades 1-6)

Adaptive, Culturally Relevant, & Easy to Implement SEL (Grades 1-6)

June 16, 2022

Third grade teacher Sarah Messier, and Student Support Director Lauren Reppucci, discuss how the moozoom SEL program has effectively addressed the current mental and emotional health challenges, and correlated behavior challenges, for their students through consistent, relevant, engaging and easy to implement lessons, assessments, and flexible activities and discussions. You'll be inspired by their success stories and the shift in class and school culture.

 

Resources:

Connect to moozoom to learn about and access their free 3-month pilot

 

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Math Mastery for Every Single Student

Math Mastery for Every Single Student

June 9, 2022

Dr. Amanda VanDerHeyden equips teachers to lead highly efficient, class-wide math intervention using paired learning. She's created an award-winning, school-wide MTSS solution that carries both teachers and students to streamlined success in math. Schools average a 95% proficiency rate within three years of implementation with Spring Math.

 

Resources:

Connect to Spring Math for a free, 3-month pilot

Connect to Dr. Amanda VanDerHeyden on LinkedIn

 

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World Language and Global Citizenship in One Program–Teacher Included!

World Language and Global Citizenship in One Program–Teacher Included!

June 2, 2022

Mary Beth Cunat, Principal at Spectrum Progressive School in Rockford Illinois, is adamant about equipping her students as global citizens, with World Language skills. However, as a small school, funds are tight for additional language teachers. Mary Beth and her students found the perfect solution with Meg Languages, which goes far and away beyond a typical language learning platform. Listen and be inspired!

 

Resources:

Connect to Meg Language to learn more, and see Meg in action

Set up a free pilot of Meg Languages Spanish

Set up a free pilot of Meg Languages Mandarin

Reach out to Matt at Meg, to schedule a live demo for you and your team

 

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Research:

CNN Business: The Hottest Job Skill Is...

New American Economy: Demand For Bilingual Workers More Than Doubled in Five Years

Science Daily: Bilinguals of two spoken languages have more gray matter than monolinguals

The New York Times: Why Bilinguals Are Smarter

Language Magazine: Blurring the Line Between Language and Culture

ERIC: The Effect of Foreign Language Study in High School on Verbal Ability as Measured by the Scholastic Aptitude Test

NIH: National Library of Medicine:  Age of first bilingual exposure as a new window into bilingual reading development

EIC: The Relation between High School Study of Foreign Languages and ACT English and Mathematics Performance.

The Atlantic: How Foreign Languages Foster Greater Empathy in Children

The New York Times: The Superior Social Skills of Bilinguals

Forbes: How Being Bilingual Can Increase Your Income

 

Technology To Enhance Learning in All Content Areas

Technology To Enhance Learning in All Content Areas

May 26, 2022

Technology Integration Specialist, Steven Lamb, shares how to enhance learning in all content areas through technological innovations and imagination. Steven has been recognized as a PBS Digital Innovator, Apple Distinguished Educator, the Henry Ford Innovative Teacher, and an ISTE Making IT Happen award recipient. He and his wife Rachel Thomas, started a virtual team teaching movement which they shared at the 2016 and 2017 TEDxABQ Education events. Listen and be inspired! 

 

Resources:

Connect to Infini-D Learning to inquire about a free pilot

 

Steven Lamb and Rachel Thomas' website  on Virtual Team Teaching

Reach out to Steven at steven.lamb@isdenver.org

International School of Denver

Steven Lamb and Rachel Thomas at TEDxABQ Education

 

Tristan Harris and the Center For Humane Technology

Foundations of Humane TechnologyAn Online Course For Professionals Shaping Tomorrow's Technology

Find The Social Dilemma on Netflix

 

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How Can You Know if Your SEL is Hitting the Target?

How Can You Know if Your SEL is Hitting the Target?

May 19, 2022

Christy Chappell, counselor at Boltz Middle School, and Karen Helfrich, administrator at High Plains K-8, have found a resource that provides a school-wide screening tool that enables targeted, data-driven, three-tiered SEL and intervention. Hear all the reasons why they, their teachers, and their students, love Bloomsights. 

 

Resources:

Connect to Bloomsights to learn about their free pilot opportunity

Bloomsights Blog

 

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Unlocking the Learning Superpower of Music for Math

Unlocking the Learning Superpower of Music for Math

May 12, 2022

Dr. Lana Israel is a globally recognized learning expert and author, who has been helping people learn better for three decades. She shares how a growing body of neuroscience research confirms that music activates memory, attention, motivation and emotion, and how it successfully boosts engagement and achievement in math where all else has failed.

 

Resources:

Connect to Muzology to learn about a free pilot

Hear Math teacher and Department Head, Shirley Forehand, and Pre K-12 Math Supervisor Gary Petko share their Muzology success. 

 

Kids love Muzology on Twitter

Dr. Lana Israel's website

 

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Students At All Levels Become Published Authors and Get Fired Up About Writing

Students At All Levels Become Published Authors and Get Fired Up About Writing

May 5, 2022

Duane Smith, English Department Chair at Byram Hills School District, and his middle school students couldn't wait to tell us about Written Out Loud, their published books, and the skills and confidence they've gained as writers. This unique, fun and out-of-the-box program was recently featured on Good Morning America for the way it kept students not only engaged, but excited and progressing during the pandemic and beyond.

 

Resources:

Connect to Written Out Loud

Hear About Written Out Loud on Good Morning America

Learn About Written Out Loud at Byram Hills Central School District

 

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College and High School English Teachers Help Us Better Understand College-Ready Writing and How to Close the Gap

College and High School English Teachers Help Us Better Understand College-Ready Writing and How to Close the Gap

April 28, 2022

Joel Garza, High School English Teach in Dallas Texas, gives us an idea of how instruction has evolved and progressed in his classroom over his 15 year career. He is joined by Shelley Rodrigo, Senior Director of the writing program at the University of Arizona, and VP of the National Council of Teachers of English. Their enlightening dialogue helps us understand how to better prepare students for success with college and career writing expectations.

 

Resources:

Learn about BetterRhetor and their College-Ready Writing Essentials

EdCuration's free, brief micro professional learning ExPLorations for educators, including downloadable resources and a professional learning certificate:  Preparing Students for College Writing Success

 

National Council of Teachers of English

NCTE's Position Papers

 

Contact and follow Shelley Rodrigo:

            Shelley on LinkedIn

            shelley.rodrigo@gmail.com

 

Joel Garza:

           www.greenhill.org

 

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Integrated SEL for Teens and Tweens That Doesn’t Make Them Roll Their Eyes

Integrated SEL for Teens and Tweens That Doesn’t Make Them Roll Their Eyes

April 21, 2022

Vice Principal Emma Veltri, and  Principal Diana Herbst share the essential criteria for choosing a Social Emotional Learning Resource for secondary students, how to structure this learning for success, how to gain student and teacher buy in, and why Emozi has been so successful at Maze Middle School in Holllister California. 

 

Resources:

Connect to Emozi Middle and High School Social Emotional Learning Curriculum

Engage in this short, free professional Learning from PATHS, LLC

        A 'Novel' Approach: Developing Middle School Students' Social Emotional Skills With Literature

 

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Mindfulness, Trauma and Teacher Burnout with EdSurge’s Jennifer Yoo-Brannon

Mindfulness, Trauma and Teacher Burnout with EdSurge’s Jennifer Yoo-Brannon

April 14, 2022

EdSurge Voices of Change Writing Fellow, discusses how her own experience of trauma led her to the mindfulness practice that now empowers her students and the teachers she coaches. These are some of the practices helping educators combat the rampant burnout and demoralization many are experiencing. 

 

Resources: 

Inquire about InfoBase Learning Cloud's Free Pilot Opportunity

Connect with Moozoom for real life, easy to implement SEL support

You can contact Jennifer Yoo-Brannon and access all of her EdSurge article on her EdSurge Writer's Page 

 

Follow Jennifer and see her adorable children  @JYooBrannon

 

Jennifer's articles:

 

What Happened To You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience and Healing  by Oprah Winfrey and Dr. Bruce Perry

 

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Staying Inspired to Inspire Your Students

Staying Inspired to Inspire Your Students

April 7, 2022

Educators Rachel Steil, Lee Zientara, and Lela Goettl share their excitement about Learners Edge - the top quality, online, professional learning and continuing education graduate credit courses for teachers. Not only has Learners Edge allowed them to increase their skills, overall efficacy, and compensation, but has also provided a fin and lucrative sideline as course evaluators. 

 

Resources:

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Critical Race Theory: Sorting Facts and Fallacies

Critical Race Theory: Sorting Facts and Fallacies

March 31, 2022

Award-winning Associate Editor of Education Week, Stephen Sawchuk, shares the history, misunderstandings, impact and legislation around Critical Race Theory to help us get smarter about this current controversy. Understand the impact on K-12 classrooms and teachers based on current legislation in this enlightening conversation.

 

Resources:

Connect to our sponsor, Ad Fontes Media, home of the Media Bias Chart and the SUMMA News Literacy Curriculum

 

From Stephen Sawchuk:

Ed Week's up to date Map: Where Critical Race Theory is Under Attack

 

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Changing the Tune For Math Strugglers With Music Enhanced Learning

Changing the Tune For Math Strugglers With Music Enhanced Learning

March 24, 2022

Math teacher and Department Head, Shirley Forehand, and Pre K-12 Math Supervisor Gary Petko, have not only seen engagement and test scores increase drastically for their math students--music enhanced learning with Muzology is creating a cultural shift in math learning, and growing confidence in the their students that is impacting cross content achievement.

 

Resources: 

Connect to Muzology

Read about Muzology's creator, Dr. Lana Israel

 

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Improving Accessibility for Students With Hearing Loss: Janice Lintz

Improving Accessibility for Students With Hearing Loss: Janice Lintz

March 17, 2022

Janice Lintz has become the go-to, global consultant and advocate for hearing access. She shares her inspiring story of working with education, cultural, and government institutions to improve accessibility, and offers tips for educators on how to best support students with hearing loss.  

 

Resources:

Contact Notysing - supplemental, digitally-based music curriculum

Janice Lintz Website

Janice Lintz on LinkedIn 

Founder & CEO: Hearing Access and Innovations

HuffPost Article: 10 Misconceptions Teachers Should Know About Children Who Are Hard of Hearing

Rethinking Cities for People With Hearing Loss by Janice Lintz

Contributor: Tell Her She Can't: Inspiring Stories of Unstoppable Women

2008 People Magazine Hero: A Champion for the Hard of Hearing

2016 Nominated United State of Women Changemaker

 

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Equip Students to Critically Analyze Media Messages and Sources

Equip Students to Critically Analyze Media Messages and Sources

March 10, 2022

Library Media Specialist, Sara Webb, shares how the Media Bias Chart and other resources from Ad Fontes Media, have equipped her students to think critically about the messages coming from all different media branches and platforms. Ad Fontes teaches students to read laterally and measure reliability and bias in the news stories they are reading for content studies as well as social media.

 

Resources:

Find the Interactive Media Bias Chart

ad fontes' SUMMA Essential News Literacy Curriculum

ad fontes media --Tell them the EdCuration podcast sent you!

Media Literacy Now

Where Can I Find Resources for Media Literacy Lesson Planning? Blog post by Sara

National Association of Media Literacy Educators --Membership is free and they have a great journal.

The 2021 Media Literacy Index 

The Stanford History Education Group

An article reporting the SHEG study findings that students are unable to judge the credibility of online information.  

 

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Dr. Christopher Steinhauser from Long Beach USD Reflects on Successes and His New Book

Dr. Christopher Steinhauser from Long Beach USD Reflects on Successes and His New Book

March 3, 2022

The Long Beach Unified Public School District regularly hosts visitors from all over the world, eager to learn from their success in closing achievement gaps. Christopher Steinhauser, who led the LBUSD for 18 years as superintendent, reflects on the reasons for their success and his newly released book.

LBUSD is the five time nominee and national winner of the Broad Prize- the nation's largest education prize, honoring large urban districts that demonstrate the greatest overall performance and improvement in student achievement while reducing achievement gaps among various ethnic and socioeconomic groups of students. Additionally Long Beach was listed as a World Class School by Mckenzie and company and were recognized as schools that are beating the odds by the Learning Policy Institute.

Dr. Steinhauser is the Co-author of Schools on the Move: Leading Coherence for Equitable Growth (Corwin Press in 2022) with a forward by Michael Fullen.

 

Resources:

Connect to Proliftic

Chris' book Schools on the Move: Leading Coherence for Equitable Growth 

                   and here from google books

                   and here from Amazon

More information on The California Promise

Learn about Swun Math Curriculum

Learn about Swum Math Professional Learning

 

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Cross-Content, Customized Project-Based Units have Revolutionized Learning for These Three Districts

Cross-Content, Customized Project-Based Units have Revolutionized Learning for These Three Districts

February 24, 2022

Educators Jennifer Romer from Alaska, Shannon Heckelsmiller from Washington State, and Ashley Martinez-Doublin from Colorado, all share how they transitioned to project based learning strategies with the cross-content, standards-aligned, customized units from Educurious. Student engagement and achievement have both soared. Students are making connections to their environment and community in ways previously unseen, and formerly reluctant learners have tuned in and turned on.

 

Resources:

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Transformative Coaching Practices for Teacher Support, Efficacy & Retention

Transformative Coaching Practices for Teacher Support, Efficacy & Retention

February 17, 2022

Becca Silver is a teacher, coach, and founder of The Whole Educator. Her customized trainings are focused on fostering teacher buy-in, bridging gaps and increasing teacher effectiveness and retention. You'll love her tips on how to give teachers the real support they need to be great at their jobs, and to love teaching again.

 

Resources:

Connect to Learners Edge

The Whole Educator

Free e-book: 17 Tips For Being a Mind-Blowingly Impactful Instructional Coach

Becca's Transformative Coaching videos

Whole Educator Programs

 

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