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ISTE Educational Technology

Oct 15, 2019

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Guide for Conversing with Parents About Learning with Technology

Your Edtech Conversation Guide, a free downloadable resource from the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), is the definitive handbook for changing the conversation with parents about how students are learning with the use of technology.

resources for planning and teaching developmentally appropriate word study and phonics lessons

Oct 15, 2019

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Guide for Developing Proficient Word Solvers and Independent Readers

Guided reading experts Jan Richardson and Michèle Dufrense provide teachers with clear, concise, and practical instructions and resources for planning and teaching developmentally appropriate word study and phonics lessons. Learn how students solve words, how to assess what students know and need to learn next, and what sequence, materials, and activities to use to help students excel. The Next Step Forward in Word Study and Phonics works with the familiar Next Step Forward lesson plan framework from Richardson’s bestselling Next Step Forward in Guided Reading. It uses a gradual release-of-responsibility approach that guides students to independent word-solving; introduces readers to six approaches to phonics and word study; and presents more than 250 ready-to-use word study lessons, leveled from preA–Z.

Results of our recent survey

Oct 04, 2019

Blog

New School Year – New Challenges: Survey Results

In September, we posted a survey in the Teaching4Tomorrow blog asking two questions:

1. What was your biggest back-to-school challenge?

2. What is your most effective way to communicate with your parent community?

Harvard Social Emotional Learning

Oct 01, 2019

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Professional Support for Social–Emotional Development and Positive School Climate

The Ecological Approaches to Social Emotional Learning laboratory (EASEL) at Harvard University is testing the use of flexible, bite-sized lessons to teach social and emotional learning. The “kernels” are designed to be adaptable to students’ interests and needs.

Gaming Boost Learning

Oct 01, 2019

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Gaming Curriculum to Develop SEL Skills and College & Career Readiness

An esports league has launched a free high school curriculum to help teachers use gaming to boost student learning. Gaming Concepts, from the High School Esports League (HSEL), was written as a turnkey curriculum that almost anyone with even rudimentary computer skills can teach.

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