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Top 5 Resources in September 2018

Oct 12, 2018

Our Top Five Resources in September 2018

Each month we publish newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in September.

Oct 05, 2018

A Community of Peers

Melissa Charette (Regional Teacher of the Year for the Olympia area) has created an environment unlike any other I’ve seen in a middle school. I walked in early in the morning, after students were already settled into their first period classes. The hallways were quiet and I could hear the sounds of learning and engagement all around me. Washington Middle School is already a pleasant place to be, with bright hallways and student artwork on the walls, but Melissa’s class makes it a truly amazing community.

Sep 28, 2018

The Best School for Each Student

On Monday, September 24, the CoSN Delegation had the opportunity to visit Elvebakken Upper Secondary School in Oslo, Norway. The students and staff shared the story of Elvebakken’s transformation from a low performing, “not very popular school” in the early 2000s to its current status as the most popular school.

Teaching Emotional Intelligence in the Classroom

Sep 21, 2018

Emotional Intelligence: The Skills Our Students Deserve—Part 2

In Part One of our series, we looked at Roni’s research on what emotional intelligence is and why it’s so important. Today, in Part Two, we’re focusing on how emotional intelligence skills can be implemented in the classroom.

Top 5 Resources in August

Sep 14, 2018

Our Top Five Resources in August 2018

Each month we publish blogs and several newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in August.

Teaching emotional intelligence in school.

Sep 07, 2018

Emotional Intelligence: The Skills Our Students Deserve—Part 1

Roni Habib begins his TEDx Talk with a story about receiving a watch with a compass from friends during college. He explains that while it was intended to combat his lack of directional skill, he soon realized that he needed a compass that would help lead him to a happier and more fulfilled life.

13 Reasons Why Suicide Bullying

Aug 31, 2018

Using 13 Reasons Why to Discuss Mental Health with Students

With students ramping up their daily screen time, sometimes the most convenient place to find a lesson is within pop culture. Netflix's series 13 Reasons Why, based on the novel Th1rteen R3asons Why by Jay Asher, dives into serious real-life topics that face teenagers, including issues like depression, suicide, substance abuse, bullying, sexual assault, gun violence, and more.

Learn about the new ISTE standards.

Aug 24, 2018

Implementing ISTE’s Standards Across the Learning Organization

If you have not already heard about or reviewed the new ISTE Standards for Education Leaders you are in for a treat. These standards were designed as the framework to support all types of leadership roles in educational environments.

Top 5 Resources in July

Aug 17, 2018

Our Top Five Resources in July 2018

Each month we publish blogs and several newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in July.

Grant Writing Tips

Aug 10, 2018

Grant Writing—A Reality Check

I began my career in the nonprofit sector in the mid-1980s at a small art museum in Austin, Texas. First working as a volunteer, I eventually moved into half-time, then full-time employment. 

Data Interoperability in K-12 Education

Aug 01, 2018

10 Questions to ask EdTech Vendors Before You Buy

Project Unicorn is an educational initiative that strives to improve data interoperability in K-12 education. The initiative continuously works on determining shared priorities and forging partnerships between school systems and vendors. The team has compiled a list of 10 questions that decision makers and technology purchasers for schools and districts should ask vendors before deciding on a product.

Laura Steinbrink discusses how to include student voice in hiring to develop a connection between school leaders and students.

Jul 27, 2018

Including Student Voice in Hiring: Student Interview Panels and Involvement

Educator and blogger Laura Steinbrink explains how her district involved one school’s students in selecting their new principal. This article was originally posted on her blog, Rockin’ the Boat, on June 17, 2018. The partial lyrics she included as subtitles are from Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall.”

Check out the five resources educators loved on Big Deal Media in June 2018.

Jul 20, 2018

Our Top Five Resources in June 2018

Each month we publish blogs and several newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are the articles and features educators turned to most in June.

David Lockhart explains his last structures to boost student creativity: a process of creation, tools to assess, and building a culture of creativity.

Jul 13, 2018

6 Classroom Structures to Make Creation Happen: Part 2

In part one of this series, we discussed how implementing certain structures can help develop student creation as a learning method. The first three structures included precise scheduling, developing well-crafted scenarios, and offering students choice within their projects.

Let’s dive into the final three structures that help harness student creativity through project-based learning.

David Lockhart explains his first three classroom structures needed to boost student creativity: lesson scheduling, building scenarios, and implementing student choice.

Jul 06, 2018

6 Classroom Structures to Make Creation Happen: Part 1

Students get more learning out of creation than they would out of almost anything else. We know that! However, creation projects are just like everything else success and learning depend on the structure.

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