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Pmi. Formative. Getting Started: Teachers - CloudLab. 16 Student Feedback Tools Tutorials. Environmental Grants | National FFA Organization. Non Member Content Panel The 2016 LTS: Environmental and Emergency Preparedness Grant application is now available! Be sure to review informational documents under Application Resources to the right. Applications are due Wednesday, June 8, 2016. Service-learning is a method of teaching and learning that challenges students to research, develop and implement solutions to identified needs in their school or community. Project topics include, but are not limited to: Wildlife conservationLand preservationEnvironmental education and stewardshipRecycling and composting Bee HealthHolding mock drills (ex.

Tornado)Create emergency preparedness kits Informational Webinars Register for an informational webinar today! Click on a time and date below to register for a webinar. Webinar #3: Wednesday, June 1 – 3:30 p.m. Webinar #4: Wednesday, June 1 – 6 p.m. Review 2014-15 Environmental Program Impacts here. 2015-16 grants winners have been announced. Sign In. National Lab Network. Actively Learn. TIEnet - Blended STEM. EDpuzzle. Educators -

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Evolution videos. Work Smarter, Not Harder... a #sunchat reflection. For as long as I can remember, I’ve spent weekends and mornings and all day for that matter making sure I was/am prepared for teaching. I prepare, over prepare, change my mind and then re-prepare from scratch. I work a lot. Fortunately, I LOVE it. But I should never sweat more than the kids. These are, after all, their learning experiences. So what can teachers do to ensure that the kids are doing the heavy lifting? Here are some tips: If students can be empowered to do it, they should be doing it. All of the above requires excellent relationships, so making sure our classrooms are safe havens for learning is important. What are your best strategies for working smarter and creating a more student centered learning space? Tagged: #sunchat, learning, Student Centered learning, student empowerment.

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K20 Center :: Instructional Strategies. The Practical Ed Tech Handbook - Download It Today. Stw-replicatingpbl-21stcacad-reflection-questions.pdf. Youtube. How to Email Reminders from a Google Spreadsheet. How to Create a Jeopardy-style Game in Google Spreadsheets. Teachers Throwing Out Grades on Pinterest | Assessment, Education and Student. Icebreakers that Rock. We’re coming up fast on the beginning of another school year. That means a new batch of students to get to know, students who need to be made comfortable in your classroom, and who need to get to know each other. It’s essential to start building relationships with your students right from the start. And how to accomplish this? Icebreakers. I planned to create a nice big post with dozens of icebreaker ideas you could choose from. They require students to take massive social risks with people they barely know. So I have scrapped my plan to curate good icebreakers from the Internet.

In my own classrooms, with middle school, high school, and college students, I have played all three of these games with great success. Each of these will likely sound familiar to you, although the names may not be exactly what you’ve known them as. Blobs and Lines Here are some sample prompts you can use for this game: Concentric Circles Do you play any sports? This or That Sample questions for This or That:

Travel the World With Grants Just for Educators. Join a science expedition, take an Arctic cruise or pick up a skill you’ve always wanted to learn. These 10 scholarships for educators can pay your travel expenses and make you, and your students, richer for the experience. Travel is an enriching experience all on its own. But with a grant or scholarship, educators not only get to explore an interesting place or topic, they get to bring that valuable experience back to their own classrooms. That’s what Talyia Riemer, language arts teacher at Daniel Boone Elementary in Chicago, decided to do.

Inspired by her students’ questions about Africans in Brazil, she applied for a Fund for Teachers grant. She spent a week last summer in the sun-drenched beach city of Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, location of the first slave trade in the Americas. “Salvador da Bahia is the most African city outside of Africa,” Talyia says, “a city that resonates with history.” And while her own passion was ignited from the trip, she knows that’s only the beginning. Apply for a Teacher Travel Grant This Summer. Summer is the perfect time to research and apply for a teacher travel grant. The key is to look in the right places and write a compelling application.

Then, once you win an award, you might find yourself kayaking the length of the Mississippi River while developing a river ecology unit. (At least, that’s what one teacher did with a Fund For Teachers grant.) To help you get started, here are some tips for writing winning proposals, a few inspiring articles, and a list of interesting travel grants that you might want to research or apply to this summer.

The Best Places to Look Edutopia has covered travel grants in the past. Also, the Institute for International Education is an organization that anyone interested in educational travel should get to know. Grosvenor Teacher Fellowships From National Geographic: Each year, National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions take K-12 geography teachers on expeditions around the world. Other Great Travel Grant Sources Writing an Awesome Application.

Home - Alfie Kohn. 177XZOF5I-p6cilfq9cx22zkt9-Blank_Calendar_Template_2015_16tn. Homework and Study Help - Free help with your algebra, biology, environmental science, American government, US history, physics and religion homework. Can I take a course at HippoCampus for credit? How do I enroll in a course at HippoCampus? Are there any fees to take your courses? How do I make a comment or ask a question? How do I get individual help with my homework assignment? What are the preferred texts? Do I need to purchase all the texts that are listed? How can I use HippoCampus in my classroom? How can I use HippoCampus in my home school? Can I use the resources you have available for my homeschoolers? Do you know of any wet lab resources to accompany HippoCampus content? Is there a script, app, or something that can be used to track student use of HippoCampus?

Can I share my customized HippoCampus content (such as Playlists) with my fellow teachers? Can I download the video? Can I change the size of the video window? Why won't the Environmental Science animations play? What if my page scroll bars or "submit" button are not showing? I can't find closed captioning. Where does the content from your site come from? No. Yes, in multiple ways. Inquiry in the Classroom: 7 Simple Tools To Get You Started. We know certain characteristics can be encouraged, but not taught, like curiosity. But teachers who use an inquiry based approach can provide techniques that help students learn the questions to ask that may spark a natural interest.

Image from Flickr via David Woo Why Use the Inquiry Cycle? Often used by science professionals to work through problems and research, an inquiry-based approach, or inquiry cycle, is also used in classrooms for scientific and non-scientific topics to encourage students during the learning process. The Center for Inspired Teaching, an organization that provides teacher training, explains that in an inquiry-based approach, teachers help students generate their own appropriate questions and guide the investigation. The Center for Inspired Teaching says this approach helps create life-long learners by: Steps of the Inquiry Cycle Technology to Help Students with Inquiry Cycle Step 1: Assessing what is already known.

Step 2: Knowing what questions to ask. In Short. How to Email Reminders from a Google Spreadsheet. Educational Materials. National Association of Biology Teachers. Why the Best Teachers Don't Give Tests - Alfie Kohn. The-Digital-PIRATE-A-Ditch-That-Textbook-Guide.pdf. 101-Practical-Ways-to-Ditch-That-Textbook-2.

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LMS. TED. First Grade Addition and Subtraction Word Problems. NSTA/Other Teacher Resources. Science Programs/Opportunities for Students. More Progressive Ways to Measure Deeper Levels of Learning. How do we measure learning beyond knowledge of content? Finding that winning combination of criteria can prove to be a complicated and sometimes difficult process. Schools that are pushing boundaries are learning that it takes time, a lot of conversation, and a willingness to let students participate in that evaluation. “Most schools and most of our learning stops at knowing and we need to move that and broaden it to the doing and the reflecting,” said Bob Lenz, co-founder & chief executive officer of Envision Schools while participating in a Deeper Learning MOOC panel.

The charter network’s teachers follow three steps for assessment: know, do, reflect. Skills like critical thinking, problem-solving, and collaboration require practice, Lenz said. Students have to do them constantly and be observed throughout the process for a true assessment. “The real power comes in the reflective process, both individually and with peers,” Lenz said. Edutopia | K-12 Education Tips & Strategies That Work.