AOPA’s High School Aviation STEM Symposium, presented by American Airlines on November 6 and 7, 2017, is one of the most unique high school STEM gatherings of its kind. Focusing on aviation and aerospace, the symposium brings educators from across the nation to share insights, ideas, and best practices on incorporating aviation STEMprograms into secondary education. This is your chance to get to know leaders in the field. AOPA speakers come with a wealth of experience in multiple areas, including education and the aviation industry. They’ll share lessons learned from experience and provide fresh ideas to take back to your classrooms, from starting an aviation program to building a flight-training program. They’ll also show you how to integrate AOPA’s freeaviationSTEM curriculum into your school. Learn more or register now for early bird pricing.
Tell About This is aversatile prewriting or publishing tool that’s easy for young storytellers to use. Dozens of photos sorted into categories, including culture, people, family, and fun, serve as inspiration for prompts.
Researcher and ELL expert Jim Cummins has identified three keys to success in teaching students who are just learning English:
· Engage students in their literacy by providing access to resources.
· Ensure that all teachers are prepared to scaffold their instruction across the curriculum.
· Affirm and value students’ background, culture, and identity.
Across the nation, many schools are using edtech tools to support their teaching of English language learners through these three tactics. Read Middlebury Interactive’s special report on how technology can help address the needs of English language learners.
On November 1, 2017, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. (ET), TESOL will host a virtual seminar entitled “Creating & Using Videos for English Language Teaching.” With the increase of great videos from online sources such as MOOCs, TED, and YouTube channels, more and more educators and language learners are relying on video and audio as a source of language input.