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Autism Curriculum during Covid-19

Mar 23, 2020

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Educating Children with Autism During COVID-19 School Closures

With the widespread school closures creating a situation where many families are facing the unexpected challenge of educating and engaging children with autism or other special needs at home, Stages Learning Materials is offering a free Autism Curriculum Kit to support families during COVID-19 school closures.

Report - What Kids are Reading

Mar 16, 2020

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Is nonfiction gaining traction? How important is background knowledge? How does reading translate to different careers? Get the answers to these questions and more in Renaissance Learning’s free What Kids Are Reading: 2020 Edition report. The world’s largest annual survey of K–12 student reading habits, What Kids Are Reading contains eye-opening research analyses and lists the top books students are reading at every grade level.

essay contest on civil rights

Mar 16, 2020

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Essay Contest on the Meaning of Civil Discourse

The Bill of Rights Institute rewards students who rise to the challenge of tackling some of the most compelling questions of our time. This year’s We the Students Essay Contest challenges students to tell what civil discourse means to them.

Feb 21, 2020

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Wrapping up an Epic Learning Experience: How to Facilitate Student Reflection

Each time you and your students embark on a new story, your characters undergo a transformation. If you lead your students through the elements we’ve discussed (creating an epic classroom, uncovering a conflict, and traversing the rising action to solve the conflict) then the transformation will happen by itself. A critical part of epic learning is helping students to realize that metamorphosis and use what they’ve learned. Here are a few activities to facilitate reflection and wrap up your epic learning experience.

OER library

Feb 17, 2020

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Guide to Help Librarians Curate Open Source Resources

The nonprofit Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME) has created and shared an open-source guide for school librarians engaged in curating open educational resources. Drawing lessons from school districts and libraries, ISKME developed the free guidebook to help school librarians and district officials develop a coherent roadmap for OER curation and implementation.

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