Next Vista for Learning invites teachers to enter its Soaring Creativityeducational video contest. To participate, teachers need to put a little creativity into a video teaching any concept that might be encountered in elementary, middle, or high school, and keep the length to 90 seconds or less. The video might be about sculpture, negative numbers, supply and demand, alternative energy, adverbs, or any other clever insight. This competition is really a set of three contests: one for students, one for teachers, and one for collaborations between the two (specifically a team of at least one teacher and at least one student who do the planning and/or editing). The three contests will be judged separately, and Next Vista will award prizes to the finalists and winners of each.
Deadlines: Videos must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on December 18, 2016. Videos submitted by 11:59 p.m. on November 20, 2016, will receive a small bonus in scoring.
Super skills, twenty-first century skills, best practices—whatever you want to call the 4C’s (creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, communication), they are an integral part of the student experience in our classroom. Even so, sometimes a pathway to incorporate the 4C’s may seem evasive or like it takes too much time. Adding the following tools and ideas to an instructional toolbox can support a seamless incorporation of the 4C’s into our teaching and learning for all students.
On April 2, 2020, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (ET), educators are invited to a free, live presentation on “Leading with Ethics” sponsored by ETS – ProEthica. In this freeedLeader Panel hosted on edWeb.net, the presenters will explore how school administrators can help change the way ethics-based decisions are made within their school districts.
iRobot is helping to drive STEM education programs in the iRobot Cool Stuff Museum, where students can explore the building blocks of the world’s coolest robots. A freeiOS or Androidapp from Cuseum takes students on a tour of the museum, providing an opportunity to learn about iRobot’s rich history in robotics and gain inspiration.