Professional Development The course, based on promising results produced by the professional development model delivered in the Verizon Innovate Learning Schools, includes five modules developed around ISTE standards. Course modules are designed to help teachers, administrators and tech coaches implement effective mobile learning initiatives in their schools and classrooms. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from Johns Hopkins University will be offered to teachers completing the Verizon Mobile Learning Academy courses.
Bible Animal Crafts for Kids — Teach Sunday School The Bible is full of wonderful stories that involve animals. From the "beasts of the Earth" to the "creeping insects", it's typically the animal stories that truly capture children's imagination and sense of wonder. After years of finding ourselves wandering craft stores at 9pm on Saturday night looking for specific supplies to use with the Sunday School kids the next morning, we set out to make our lives a little easier. We've compiled a set of "Bible Animal Crafts" that check all our important boxes:
Using Class Dojo to reinforce positive behavior Class Dojo is a popular and somewhat controversial free tech tool for behavior management. I frequently hear it recommended by teachers at all grade levels, but am not familiar with it personally. So, I’ve invited a teacher who has used Class Dojo with her students to explain what’s worked for her. Amanda Killough, who has been teaching middle school Social Studies for eleven years, is here to share with us how Class Dojo helps reinforces positive behavior in both her individual students and the class as a whole. Thank you, Amanda! How Adding Math to a Child’s Home Routine Can Advance Achievement Parents who are uneasy about their own math skills often worry about how best to teach the subject to their kids. Well … there’s an app for that. Tons of them, in fact. And a study published today in the journal Science suggests that at least one of them works pretty well for elementary school children and math-anxious parents.
A Learning Center for Young Astronomers The StarChild site is a service of the High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC), Dr. Alan Smale (Director), within the Astrophysics Science Division (ASD) at NASA/GSFC. StarChild Authors: The StarChild Team StarChild Graphics & Music: Acknowledgments StarChild Project Leader: Dr. Laura A.
Raccoon Kits by Emmie Chang Your browser is not supported. Please consider upgrading to a newer browser. Raccoon Kits When you look at a raccoon kit, do you see a future garbage collector or daredevil? If not, you should. Child protection The British Council builds connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and other countries through arts and culture, education and the English language. We believe child protection requires everyone to take responsibility. We recognise that the care and welfare of children is paramount and that all children have the right to protection from all types of harm. The British Council recognises that we have a fundamental duty of care towards all children we engage with, including a duty to protect them from abuse. We achieve this through compliance with UK child protection laws and relevant laws in each of the countries we operate in, as well as by adherence to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) 1989.
Literacy Center of West Michigan conference focused on kids under 5 According to Dr. Wendy Falb, executive director of The Literacy Center of West Michigan, Michigan’s children have a serious literacy crisis. They rank in the bottom third of states in the nation when it comes to literacy skills. The State’s African American boys rank last. a Program of the National Park Service Featured this month: Civics in America Happy 2016! At the start of this election year, Teaching with Historic Places is highlighting its lessons about Civics in America. These lessons teach government topics and the histories of American citizens taking individual or collective action: from serving in elected office to engaging in philanthropic efforts; from volunteering in a citizens' militia to fighting for basic rights. Many of the featured lessons also feature service learning activities to engage students in their communities and government. NEW!
K 1st 2nd Grade Reading Writing - Smartboard Games, Activities, Lessons - iSmartboard.com Kindergarten-K, First-1st Grade and Second-2nd Grade Smartboard Interactive Reading ELA Writing Games, Activities and Lessons Teachers and students can use these Smartboard games, activities and lessons to learn about Reading ELA in Kindergarten, First Grade and Second Grade. Some of the topics covered are: Phonics, Word Recognition, Fluency, Spelling, Writing, Comprehension, Predicting, Context Clues, Recalling Facts and Details, Letter and Sounds, Letters, Uppercase and Lowercase, Alphabetizing ABC Order, Sounds, Letter Matching, Rhyming, Spelling, Writing Prompts, Similar and Opposite, Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives, Word Families, Synonyms and Antonyms, Sentence Order, Phonics Spelling Practice – Spell It!
Online safety for teenagers This lesson addresses the topic of online safety in a motivating way, allowing students to discuss issues, share their opinions and ideas and then do some online activities to finish the lesson or as a homework task. Aims: To develop students’ spoken fluency and use of modals for advice. Distance Learning Resources for Dual Language Learners – Early Edge California Our team has compiled information, resources, and activities for families with young dual language learners (DLLs). Please let us know if you have any questions or if we can provide you with any support. We are here for you. Collection Connections - Literature and Poetry - Themed Resources Historical context and ideas for integrating individual digital collections of primary sources into instruction. American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1940 (Summary and Teaching Resources) The life histories, in combination with fictional novels, can engage students in the study of themes such as loss of innocence, consequences of failure, or corruption and its consequences. American Women: A Gateway to Library of Congress Resources for the Study of Women's History and Culture in the United States (Summary Only) Search this collection using the terms "author", "poet" or "literature". American Notes: Travels in America, 1750-1920 (Summary Only) This collection presents over 250 books documenting the travel in America. Authors include James Fenimore Cooper, William Cullen Bryant, Charles Dickens, Washington Irving, Benjamin Henry Latrobe, Frederick Law Olmsted, and Robert Louis Stevenson. The Zora Neale Hurston Plays (Summary Only)