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Teacher Advisor Program

Nov 15, 2016

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Professional Learning Program Using Artificial Intelligence Technology

For the past two years, the IBM Foundation has worked with teachers and their union, American Federation of Teachers, to build Teacher Advisor, a program that uses artificial intelligence technology to answer questions from educators and help them build personalized lesson plans.

Fabrication and Makerspaces

Nov 15, 2016

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Digital Fabrication Labs Discussion Group

Digital fabrication labs, makerspaces, innovation labs are popping up in K–12 schools all over the country (and the world!) but are still rare enough that many educators aren’t living in close vicinity to other, similar labs. A group of K–12 educators are participating in the Fab Labs and Makerspaces discussion group on Google to share best practices, tips, and challenges of managing and running such labs.

Develop Oral Language

Nov 08, 2016

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Video Series for Developing Oral Language

Key Strategies for Developing Oral Language, a video series from Teaching Channel, focuses on academic conversations with English language learners (ELLs). The series, created in partnership with Oakland Unified School District, highlights three classrooms where ELLs are engaged in academic conversations.

National Writing Project

Nov 08, 2016

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SPOTLIGHT! On Writing and Language Acquisition

Last school year, the National Writing Project invited teachers from six high-need elementary schools across the United States to help expand the vision of what it means to recognize, prepare, and honor K–12 English learners (ELs) and their families as writers.

Literacy Skills

Nov 08, 2016

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Strategies to Build and Strengthen Literacy Skills

Reading Rockets Classroom Strategies provides teachers with dozens of activities they can do before, during, or after reading a text.

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