Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Great Stuff Newsletter from TeacherVision

Celebrate the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (August 5-21) with our worksheets and lesson plans. These resources will help your students learn about the history of the Olympics, compete in their own version of the games .

Discover everything a new teacher will need for a successful first school year. Find tips for your first day, classroom-management advice, and lesson planning ideas that will support your curriculum all year long.

Review grammar rules and improve your students' grammar skills with these activities and lessons. You'll find worksheets on identifying parts of speech, punctuation, sentence structure, figurative language, and more.

Help your students become effective writers by using our tips and handouts on paper guidelines, writing outlines, bibliographies , and more. There are plenty of tips for creating a successful essay, whether your students are writing book reports or research papers.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Just one more...

Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 2 to 3 p.m. ET
Register HERE
Diplomas Count: Finding Great Local Partnerships to Build School Community
In every district, there are schools that need community support and business and community groups that want to be more involved in education. But it can be tough to align the schools' needs with what outside organizations are able to provide.
Join us for a conversation with Feowyn MacKinnon, the principal of MC2 STEM High School in Cleveland, an innovative school that effectively turned the city into a learning campus. Entire grades are co-located in the city's science museum, a college, and even a Fortune 500 company campus. MacKinnon and teacher Forest Clayton discuss how they harness outside expertise and resources to help students succeed.
Underwriting for this webinar has been provided by the Carnegie Corporation of New York
Forest Clayton, 10th grade biology teacher, MC2 STEM High School, Cleveland, Ohio
Feowyn MacKinnon, principal, MC2 STEM High School, Cleveland, Ohio
This webinar will be moderated by Sarah D. Sparks, assistant editor, Education Week

Friday, July 15, 2016

Need something to do this summer to stay out of the heat ---- Here are a few webinars!

Thursday, July 21, 2016 / 2 to 3 pm ET
Register Here
Monitoring and Improving School Climate With Student Surveys
Part of the Inside ESSA Webinar Series

Monitoring facets of school climate—like how safe, supported, and welcome students feel in their schools—is necessary to ensure that efforts to improve the learning environment are effective and that schools don't overlook the needs of students from some populations, like those from racial minority groups, researchers say. But, until recently, school climate surveys have been off limits to schools that didn't have the resources to pay for one or develop their own.
Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Education released a free, online survey tool that will allow schools, districts, and states to administer regular, anonymous, online student surveys about school climate topics. The survey site, developed by a panel of researchers, creates an instant analysis of a school's results, and administrators can save the data in existing local data systems so they can track results over time. These results could be useful for school-level improvement work. They may also be helpful for schools in states that adopt school climate as an accountability indicator under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
In addition to learning about the new tool, webinar participants will hear from the Austin Independent School District about its school climate surveys, how their results align with student achievement, and how schools there use the data in their day-to-day work.
Underwriting for this webinar has been provided by the NoVo Foundation
Lindsay M. Lamb, evaluation analyst, Austin Independent School District, Texas
Joaquin R. Tamayo, Jr., director, strategic initiatives, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education
This webinar will be moderated by Evie Blad, staff writer, Education Week
Free Webinar: Cultivating Curiosity in Your 
Cultivating Curiosity in K–12 Classrooms: How to Promote and Sustain Deep Learning
In this webinar, Dr. Wendy Ostroff, author of the ASCD book, Cultivating Curiosity in K–12 Classrooms: How to Promoteand Sustain Deep Learning, will describe how you can create a structured, student-centered environment that allows for openness and surprise, where inquiry guides authentic learning. When a classroom is grounded in curiosity, teachers have the unique opportunity to mine students' deepest held wonder, making their engagement natural and effortless and allowing them to fully open up to learning.
This webinar will detail ways to foster student curiosity through novelty and play; questioning and critical thinking; and experimenting and problem solving.
Cultivating Curiosity in Your Classroom
Thursday, July 28 2016, 3:00 p.m. EDT (US)
Presented by Dr. Wendy Ostroff

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Making Project-Based Learning Work Webinar - July 20th - 2 pm to 3 pm ET

Sponsored by:

Making Project-Based Learning Work
Project-based learning (PBL) is becoming increasingly popular. But it's easier to call something "project-based learning" than it is to develop rigorous, effective projects. The Buck Institute for Education developed guidelines for "gold standard" project-based learning to help guide teachers and schools looking to make the most of project-based learning.
In this webinar, we'll be joined by John Larmer, the editor-in-chief at the Buck Institute for Education, and two expert project-based learning practitioners to discuss the "gold standard" project-based learning elements and the challenges and possibilities inherent in this approach.
Andre Daughty, Buck Institute for Education national faculty and educational technology instructor in Oklahoma City Public Schools
John Larmer, editor-in-chief, Buck Institute for Education, and co-developer of the "gold standard project-based learning" guidelines
Eric Wycoff, Buck Institute for Education national faculty and social studies teacher, El Molino High School, Forestville, Calif.
This webinar will be moderated by Jaclyn Zubrzycki, contributing writer, Education Week
Register Here