Friday, February 23, 2018

From MiddleWeb - Reduce Testing Stress with Daily Zen Acitivities

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Testing time can ramp up the anxiety of already stressed-out middle-schoolers. During week long testing at her school, librarian and media specialist Paige Garrison designed fun, relaxing early morning activities for students to give their minds and bodies a break. She shares her Week of Zen planning. Is this an idea that might work in your school? (MiddleWeb SmartBrief - 2/22/18)

Friday, February 16, 2018


Daniel Beaty is the keynote speaker for the March Saturday Reunion. He is an award winning performer, writer, and community activist. His publications include the childrens book, KNOCK KNOCK, the motivational book, Transforming from Pain to Power, and the play Through the Night. He is also the creator of I Dream, a nationally recognized social justice initiative.
Renowned childrens book and YA author, Sarah Weeks, will be joining us for the closing keynote. Sarah is the author of several books including PIE, Oggie Cooder, Save Me a Seat, and So B. It, which was recently turned into a major motion picture.
This is a day when literacy educators from across the globe come together to learn. It is a fast-paced day, brimming with workshops that can help you find horizons to work towards, whether your focus is on higher level comprehension, content area literacy, units of study in writing, assessment-based instruction, increasing student engagement, or bringing books to life. In one short day you can stand on the shoulders of the profession. We offer keynotes and sessions led by renowned authors and leaders in the field of education, senior Project staff, including Lucy Calkins and all TCRWP staff developers.
The day begins at 9:00 a.m. at Riverside Church, one block west of Teachers College, and continues throughout the entire College.
The day is free of charge, without registration. It is a gift offered to the TCRWP community.
The Rapid Park Garage, located beneath Riverside Church’s south wing entrance on 120th Street between Riverside Drive and Claremont Avenue, is $35 for all day parking (plus an additional fee for oversize vehicles). However, if you click the link below and print out the coupon the price drops to $30 for regular sized vehicles and $42 for oversize vehicles. Please see details on coupon. 

Click here to download coupon.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

The SERC Library WILL BE CLOSED ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7th!   Reserves will be held for an additional day.  The SERC Library Staff


Solution Tree
Transform your school into a learning-focused,
results-oriented PLC

During this interactive webinar, you'll view videos from the Global PD library that speak to building a collaborative culture that promotes continuous adult learning. You will:
•Learn what effective PLC teams look like in practice and consider the practicalities of transitioning your school into a high-performing PLC.
•Explore research-based recommendations from experts.
•Learn how to use Global PD to run your own effective professional development sessions using expert videos, handouts, and activities.

Plus, when you register and attend the live webinar, you'll receive a 30-day free trial to the Global PD library, which will include the exclusive Model PLC Team playlist.

Presenter: Andrea Hulse
February 15, 2018 | 3:00 p.m. ET

This webinar is a must-see for any school or district that is considering
creating a culture of high expectations to close the achievement gap.
Learn the steps to take and the questions to ask in order to build
improvement plans with achievable quantitative goals and realistic
concrete strategies.

Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, 2 to 3 p.m. ET

Register Now

Friday, February 2, 2018

Bring Red Nose Day To Your Classroom

Red Nose Day is still a ways away – May 24, to be exact – but wow, have we got something awesome to share with you right now.

Red Nose Day in School is launching today!

Red Nose Day in School provides free classroom resources (lesson plans, videos, print materials and more) to help you teach students (grades 3 - 5) about poverty, instilling empathy that can last a lifetime.

We have a hunch that many of you are teachers – or, parents who know teachers. Click here to register your interest in bringing the power of Red Nose Day into your classroom!

And even if you're not a teacher or parent, you'd be doing something truly fantastic by helping us spread the word about Red Nose Day in School with someone who is.

So one more time: register your interest now by clicking here. You'll get all the latest updates, resources, and good stuff from Red Nose Day in School straight to your inbox.