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Simplify Communication Between School & Families in 125 Different Languages (for Free!)

Simplify Communication Between School & Families in 125 Different Languages (for Free!)

October 6, 2022

Veteran administrator and teacher, Wendy Young, had 100% attendance at parent teacher conferences, twice a year, for two years in a row. She also had 100% student engagement for 98% of the time during remote learning, and she communicates with ease with families from her multilingual class. Listen to learn how she does it.

 

Resources:

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High Quality Instructional Materials help students outpace peers by up to FOUR YEARS!

High Quality Instructional Materials help students outpace peers by up to FOUR YEARS!

September 29, 2022

Jocelyn Pickford from CurriculumHQ and Josh Parrish from the Collaborative for Student Success, discuss how High Quality Instructional Materials (HQIM) transform classrooms, empower and retain teachers, and accelerate student learning and engagement exponentially. Learn how you as an educator or parent, can make a difference.

 

Resources:

Visit us at EdCuration.com

CurriculumHQ.org

CurriculumHQ ‘Materials in My State’ Map

Resources on Implementing High-Quality Instructional Materials

Curriculum A-B-C Blog

 

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Transform Learning with Inquiry-Based Strategies for All Content & Grade Bands

Transform Learning with Inquiry-Based Strategies for All Content & Grade Bands

September 22, 2022

Educators, Dan Fouts & Eryn Sherman, share the transformative, inquiry strategies that bring spice, curiosity, engagement, and belonging to their classrooms. Hear how student-led learning hits all the standards and shifts school culture.

 

Resources:

Connect with Inquiry Partners

Get the book -  Experience Inquiry: 5 Powerful Strategies, 50 Practical Experiences by Kimberly Mitchell

Chapters International - find workshops and conferences

 

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What Students Have to Say About ”Who is American Today?”

What Students Have to Say About ”Who is American Today?”

September 15, 2022

Artists, educators and researchers James Rees and Flavia Bastos share the powerful, nationwide digital storytelling project and research project, Who Is American Today. Hear student projects, learn about research findings, and discover how to participate with your students or host an exhibit. 

 

Resources:

Connect to NexGen News and ask about their free pilot opportunity

 

the Who is American Today website

       Gallery and Student Projects

       Education Package and curriculum resources

       Tutorial Videos to help you participate

 

James Rees' website - full of very cool art

Flavia Bastos' website

 

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The Turnkey, Screen-free Solution for Primary Math Facts Fluency

The Turnkey, Screen-free Solution for Primary Math Facts Fluency

September 8, 2022

Andria Danko has been teaching primary school for 18 years, and she knows what works. Since using Page a Day Math, her students' progress has accelerated, and they are even asking for Math during their free time!

 

Resources: 

Connect with Page a Day Math

 

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Powerful Anti-Bullying & Kindness Initiatives with The Wonder Project

Powerful Anti-Bullying & Kindness Initiatives with The Wonder Project

September 1, 2022

Dina Zuckerberg, the Director of Family Programs at myFace.org, shares the challenges of having a craniofacial difference, and the ways that The Wonder Project launches kindness and anti-bullying movements and momentum. 

 

Resources:

Connect to Learning Ally

Connect to The Wonder Project

Connect to myFace

Connect to Dina Zuckerberg 

 

Read the book Wonder, by RJ Palacio

 

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News and Media Literacy Learning - Integrated, Easy to Implement, and Free

News and Media Literacy Learning - Integrated, Easy to Implement, and Free

August 25, 2022

Monica Valdes is a 21-year teaching veteran with a background in media and film. She shares how Checkology has empowered both her and her students to sort through the onslaught of misinformation, disinformation and conspiracy theories. Media literacy has become an essential foundation for core content and Checkology makes it easy to integrate. 

 

Resources:

Sign up for Checkology for free!

Connect to The News Literacy Project

The News Literacy Project  is a nonpartisan education nonprofit, building a national movement to advance the practice of news literacy throughout American society, creating better informed, more engaged and more empowered individuals — and ultimately a stronger democracy. Read our brochure

 

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Transforming Schoolyards into Outdoor Learning Spaces to Improve Learning, Health, & the Environment

Transforming Schoolyards into Outdoor Learning Spaces to Improve Learning, Health, & the Environment

August 18, 2022

Sharon Gamson Danks, the CEO and founder of Green Schoolyards America, shares all the educational, social, environmental and health-related benefits of redesigning schoolyards into living, diverse, outdoor learning spaces.

 

Resources:

Connect to The Institute for Humane Education for free resources and training

Connect to Green Schoolyards America

Access the National Outdoor Learning Library

          The District Pathway through the Outdoor Learning Library

Learn about the California Schoolyard Forest System

Climate Resilient Schools Podcast Series:

          Episode 1 with Andra Yeghoian

          Episode 2 with Karen Cowe and Craig Strang

 

 

Books:

                 Experiential Outdoor Learning in the Schoolyard

                

 

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Reinforce Content Learning, & Increase Engagement by Turning Your Classroom into a Spaceship

Reinforce Content Learning, & Increase Engagement by Turning Your Classroom into a Spaceship

August 11, 2022

Hear how Lisa Free, a teacher at Joseph Cook Elementary, reinforces content learning, SEL, and computer science with Infini-d Learning. She shares the remarkable student growth achieved by turning her classroom into a spaceship. 

Average student growth with the Infini-D Lab:
Critical Thinking +76%
Collaboration +19%
Initiative +34%
Grit +21%
Overall SEL +34%

 

Resources:

Connect to Infini-d Learning for a free pilot

 

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Climate Resilient Schools, Environmental Learning & Equipping Kids to Save the World
Twin Rivers USD Grew 4% on the SBAC in Math in Less Than Two Years

Twin Rivers USD Grew 4% on the SBAC in Math in Less Than Two Years

July 28, 2022

Dr. Lori Grace, Associate Superintendent of School Leadership at Twin Rivers USD in California, shares how, within a few short months, the job embedded, ongoing training and coaching from Swun Math (along with their corresponding curriculum) shifted teacher efficacy and confidence, while drastically raising student outcomes. Learn how to give your math experts the tools and support they need to succeed.

 

Resources:

Connect to Swun Math for a free pilot of professional development

Connect to Swun Math for a free pilot of their ECE-8 math curriculum

 

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Sustainable, Climate Resilient Schools and How They Support Equity

Sustainable, Climate Resilient Schools and How They Support Equity

July 21, 2022

Andra Yeghoian is the Environmental Literacy and Sustainability Coordinator at the San Mateo County Office of Education, and one of the four creating partners for the Covid 19 Outdoor Learning Initiative. Learn about all the ways that sustainability, equity, and environmental learning go hand in hand, and all the amazing resources developed by Andra and her colleagues.

 

Resources:

Connect to the Institute for Humane Education

Contact Andra Yeghoian at ayeghoian@smcoe.org,

                                               Phone: (925) 348-5337

                                                akyeghoian@gmail.com

 

Connect to the Covid 19 Outdoor Learning Initiative

SMCOE Environmental Solutionary Teacher Fellowship

Sustainable & Climate Ready Schools Admin Fellowship

Youth Climate Ambassadors Leadership Program

 

     Article: SXSW EDU Panel Explores the Future of Outdoor Learning

     Article: Environmental Literacy & Classrooms That Can Save the World

      Article: Climate Change is the Ultimate Teachable Moment

      UC Davis: Environmental Literacy in History Social Science

Curriculum: Solutionary Units of Study

Curriculum: The Resource Center for Sustainable and Climate Resilient Schools

The California Environmental Literacy Initiative

 

San Meteo County Resources:

      Sustainable & Climate Resilient Schools Framework

      The Outdoor Learning Weather Analysis

      SMCOE Outdoor Learning and Play Considerations

      Change Theories for Solutionaries

      San Mateo County Changemakers - You'll be so inspired!

 

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Eliminate Stress, Paperwork, and Communication Cracks While Increasing Student Offerings

Eliminate Stress, Paperwork, and Communication Cracks While Increasing Student Offerings

July 14, 2022

Rebah Ginn, Director of School Culture and Enrichment at Circle City Prep, shares the stress eliminating, digital resource that has allowed her to organize all of her school activities - clubs, field trips, dances, concerts, pretty much every event - in one easy to access online platform. Families can sign up, pay, and enter all of their information ONE time. AfterSchool HQ is a no-brainer for every school, everywhere!

 

Resources:

Connect with AfterSchoolHQ to set up a free pilot

 

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Are Your Student Writers Prepared for College and Career?

Are Your Student Writers Prepared for College and Career?

July 7, 2022

As a college professor and the Director of Writing Assessments for the ACT College Admissions Exams, Dr. William Bryant became increasingly concerned by the lack of writing skills displayed by high school and early college students. Learn what he is doing to equip not only students, but their teachers, for college-ready writing.

 

Resources:

College-Ready Writing Essentials from BetterRhetor Resources

Find Dr. Bryant on LinkedIn

ExPLore a free workshop with Dr. Bryant, including downloadable resources and a continuing education certificate: Preparing Students for College Writing Success

 

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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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