Grants for Increasing Technology Integration and Student Achievement
Educators of America delivers new, sustainable, and useful educational technology to K–12 schools and classrooms. Through its microgrant program, the organization outfits classrooms with technology resources, including web-connected devices, electronic whiteboards, and tablets. Applicants should be specific as to the technology resources they’re requesting, the way those resources will be used, and the long-term strategy that will be employed to ultimately increase student achievement and technology integration. The organization is especially interested in ideas for project-based learning.
Deadlines:Ongoing; applications reviewed on a quarterly basis (January, April, July, October)
Banzai, a freepersonal finance curriculum, teaches students how to prioritize spending decisions through real-life scenarios. Banzai Junior is designed for elementary-grade students (aged 8–12); Banzai Teen, for middle, junior high, and high school students (aged 13–18); and BanzaiPlus, for advanced classes (aged 16 and up).
You have a new student, and he speaks no English. His family has just moved to your town from Japan, and although he receives English as a second language (ESL) support, he is also in your classroom every day so he will have more exposure to his new language. How can you be an effective teacher to this student?
Three educators of English learners offer 12 strategies that regular classroom teachers can use to improve instruction for their EL students. The strategies are simple to implement; they take little time to carry out; and best of all, they will help all students to learn.
Try these resources as you implement some of the suggested strategies.