“What do you remember most about elementary school?”
While preparing for an international conference presentation in Finland on quality education, I reached out to my former 5th grade students (who are now in their mid-20s) with this question via social media. I anticipated typical responses like friendships, sports, and field trips.
As the coronavirus spreads, talk of school closings have increased. Schools near outbreaks in China, Italy, and parts of the US have already been closed to prevent the spread of the virus. Whether or not the virus effects your community, it is a good time to develop or review your plan in the event of a school closure for any number of reasons (including inclement weather, fires, or other unforeseen circumstances). Educational technology tools make it possible for your students to continue learning even when they can’t make it to class.
With all of the great success stories out there about crowdfunding, you may be wondering if it’s time to give it a try. Crowdfunding can be a helpful resource to support a special project, but only if you take the time to craft a compelling campaign. Here are the steps to take to ensure your project is successfully funded.
FrontRow wants to help you overcome the invisible barriers to learning with the Juno classroom audio system. To get you started, FrontRow will donate the first 20 percent of material costs on any Juno project. They will also promote your project to help you get the most exposure possible with your community. Every student in your class will get a FrontRow seat with Juno.
The National Society of High School Scholars is providing STEAM Educator Grants to enhance STEAM-related activities (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics), innovation, and classroom excellence for teachers in a STEAM field.