Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

WEBINAR - Tuesday, September 29, 2016 - 2 to 3 pm ET

Content Provided by:

Making SEL Meaningful, Measurable, and Achievable Under ESSA
As a leader in education, what non-academic factor will you be using under the new federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)? This webinar, featuring content provided by Committee for Children, explores how social-emotional learning (SEL) can be that factor. SEL has been shown to increase academic performance, decrease behavioral issues and suspensions, and improve graduation rates. Committee for Children (CFC) developed an evidence-based SEL curriculum used in 22 percent of all U.S. elementary and middle schools, and advocates for inclusion of SEL in primary, secondary, and career/technical education.
This live session will cover policy research about how SEL can be implemented and assessed. The chief academic officer of CORE Districts will present learnings from nine districts that have already implemented a school quality improvement index that measures growth mindset, self-efficacy, self-management, and social awareness.
Chad d'Entremont, executive director, Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy, Mass.
Tia Kim, director of programs, partnerships, and research, Committee for Children
Michelle Steagall, chief academic officer, CORE Districts, Calif.
This webinar will be moderated by Carol Wood, advocacy specialist, Committee for Children

Thursday, September 8, 2016

CANCELLED - Check back in the Spring - We will try again!
Let SERC do the driving to New York ($80.00 transportation fee) for this FREE day of Professional Learning at Teachers College Reading and Writing Project (TCRWP)!  To register and pay the transportation fee - click HERE

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

AS of 9/6/16 we have NEW HOURS!     

Tuesdays - 8:30 am to 6:30 pm
Wednesdays - 10:30 am to 6:30 pm
Thursdays - 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Fridays - 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Saturdays - 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

CLOSED Sundays and Mondays

Thursday, August 25, 2016

What is the app challenge?
The app challenge, part of Verizon Innovative Learning, is a nationwide contest in which middle and high school students are challenged to develop concepts for mobile apps that solve a problem in their community. It’s a unique, hands-on activity that teaches collaboration, critical thinking, problem solving, and entrepreneurship, as well as STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) skills and coding. It builds on students’ excitement about technology and aims to equip them with skills they need to succeed in the jobs of the future.
What are the important dates?
  • Registration for the app challenge opens August 1, 2016.
  • The submission deadline is November 18, 2016.
  • Best in State winners will be announced January 9, 2017.
  • Best in Region winners will be announced January 17, 2017.
  • Voting for the Fan Favorite award will take place January 16 through February 14, 2017 (all BIS winners are eligible for Fan Favorite).
  • Best in Nation and Fan Favorite winners will be announced February 15, 2017.
Who can enter?
Teams of students affiliated with schools and nonprofit groups/clubs can enter the contest, along with an adult advisor.
The students must be in grades 6 through 12, and the teams must have five to seven members plus their advisor. Teams can register with their school (public, private, or parochial) or any nonprofit group or club that is tax-exempt under section501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. They must be located in the United States. Here are more details about who can participate. 
More info - click HERE