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K-12 Education Tips & Strategies That Work

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Webinars The NASSP Policy & Advocacy Center’s “State of American Education” session, originally slated for the 2020 National Principals Conference in July, goes virtual for the first time—as a FREE event! With the effects of COVID-19 felt throughout the nation, we will look at how the pandemic has impacted schools and related issues such as social and emotional learning; trauma-informed care; continued remote learning; grading, assessments, and accountability; and educator shortages. Principals and administrators will have the opportunity to hear from a diverse panel of thought leaders in education who will share how this experience may change the education landscape in the future. Additionally, part of the discussion will focus on racial equity in light of the protests this summer and what impact that may have on schools.

Area of a Circle Students use their knowledge of the relationship between the circumference and diameter of a circle to see why the area of a circle is πr2. Guiding questions encourage students to think about issues of accuracy and informally introduce the idea of the circle as a limiting shape. The lesson involves visualisation and explanation. This sequence is for students who: know basic properties of circles.know the formulas for the circumference of a circle and the area of a triangle.are familiar with π as the ratio of circumference to diameter of a circle. LE PLUS GRAND MUSEE VIRTUEL DU MONDE More than 5,000 artists and 100,000 paintings make us the largest online Web Museum in the world!Featuring the largest collections by artists like Monet, Van Gogh, Rembrandt and more! AMore...

25 Of The Best Pinterest Boards In Education Blogs and Twitter aren’t the only social tools out there that can help you keep up with the latest and greatest developments in educational technology. Pinterest is rapidly becoming a favorite tool of educators all over the nation, and many have amassed some pretty great collections of edtech-related pins that teachers and students alike can use to explore new ways to learn, share, teach, and grow. While it would be nearly impossible to highlight every edtech pinboard out there, we’ve shared some of the boards we think stand out among the crowd here.

Hazelwood School GM + AD Architects pursued the Hazelwood project with a commitment to building knowledge and capacity on a building that would work with children with a very complex range of abilities. Most extant examples are schools serving the needs of children with visual limitations, or hearing limitations, or cognitive issues or physical limitations. In this case, the design would need to meet the needs and enhance the independence of children with a mix of all of these issues. The initial phase of data gathering by the architect was replaced by joint research when the new Head Teacher was hired. The firm committed to extensive and continuous user engagement as well as the participation of specialized experts.

NAESP Webinars Web seminars provide real-time opportunities to interrelate with content experts, educational leaders, and practicing principals around current issues. NAESP provides this setting to bring together principals from locations around the country to participate in these online learning programs. No special equipment other than Internet access is needed to participate in any of our webinars. Most webinars are free.

Emma — EMMAths: Learning and Teaching Emma works in an FE/HE College in Northern Lincolnshire where she teaches maths and PGCE students. Previously, she worked in an Inner London Secondary, was Head of Maths at an 11-16 school in Grimsby and coordinated GCSE and Functional Skills maths at a sixth form college. Emma is a “credible specialist” for Pearson/Edexcel, specialising in Post-16 mathematics, delivering CPD across the country (and the world!). Integrate iPads Into Bloom's Digital Taxonomy With This 'Padagogy Wheel' You’re going to want to turn on your printer and fire up a PDF viewer. This is just that good. It’s called the Padagogy Wheel and it offers a fantastically useful perspecitve on how to figure out which iPad apps work with Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy. Created by Allan Carrington, this thing is a monster and deserves some focused attention. So I’d make a personal plea to save the hi-res image (below) or print out the PDF (available here) and then spend your long weekend closely examining this thing. The Padagogy Wheel takes an expanded approach Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy and offers 62 iPad apps that fit into the organized chaos that is Bloom’s.

Langwitches I have been a fan of Visible Thinking Routines which were developed by Project Zero from Havard, for a while now. I have used these routines with students, as blogging routines and in professional development workshops. The Visible Thinking Routines website explains that: Routines exist in all classrooms; they are the patterns by which we operate and go about the job of learning and working together in a classroom environment. A routine can be thought of as any procedure, process, or pattern of action that is used repeatedly to manage and facilitate the accomplishment of specific goals or tasks.[…] Classrooms also have routines that structure the way students go about the process of learning As I am trying to make 21st century, modern, contemporary or “now” learning visible, it seemed a natural step to point out “Modern” or “Now” Learning Routines.

Best Practices in Educational Facilities Investments Exemplary design categories: multi-sensory environment, outdoor spaces, safety, special needs provision How the facility meets the needs of education and communities: The ambition of this school for children and young people with sensory impairments was to create a challenging and stimulating environment for all. Varied wall and floor surface textures and built-in navigational aids - such as trail rails, varied ceiling heights, and the print, Braille, moon and graphical signage - help children to navigate around the building independently. The main school building is a single-storey “s” shape structure that reduces the perceived scale of the school and makes it less intimidating and more welcoming to small children. The shape creates a series of small scaled, intimate internal and external spaces. The design is both imaginative and sympathetic to the school’s parkland context, with its use of natural materials such as wood, slate and cork.

What Amazing Principals Do and You Can Too image from icanread I used to think I would end my days as an administrator, now I laugh at the notion. Nothing against administrators, but being a teacher has proven to me that I have no dreams of being a principal anymore. So I cannot pretend to write this post as a letter to a future me, instead, I hope it will serve as a small homage to the amazing principals I know and as a guide to those just starting out. : 5 Maths Gems #112 Welcome to my 112th gems post. This is where I share some of the latest news, ideas and resources for maths teachers. 1.

Trading Card Creator The Trading Card tool gives students an alternative way to demonstrate their literacy knowledge and skill when writing about popular culture texts or real world examples. This interactive allows students to create their own trading card about a real or fictional person, place, object, event, or abstract concept. These cards are can be used with any type of book students are reading or subjects that they are studying, and make for an excellent prewriting exercise for students who are writing narrative stories and need to consider characters, setting, and plot.

Technology Front and Center Innovative Instruction | Feature Technology Front and Center A new high school in Texas will combine technology with project-based learning. By Bridget McCrea03/23/11 Armed with a $3 million Texas Title I Priority Schools grant, Belton Independent School District in Texas will open the doors to an innovative high school concept this fall.

Edutopia shows people how they can adopt or adapt best practices, and we tell stories of innovation and continuous learning in the real world. They provide useful articles and videos on topics important to student-teacher (or library teacher) dynamics. by evaldes Mar 29

Edutopia is dedicated to improving the K-12 learning process by documenting, disseminating, and advocating innovative, replicable, and evidence-based strategies that prepare students to thrive in their future education, careers, and adult lives. Although focused on the lower levels of the educational system, multiple blogs and discussions center around hybrid learning (type in "hybrid" into the website's search box). by gregger Jan 15

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