By: Jeannie Sharkey. Learn how the use of LDC science and social studies modules district-wide has been instrumental in creat...
Openness to new ideas, smart impact investors, new school models, strong university presence, and a few high capacity distric...
The 21st century is here and it’s brought some baggage. How will you turn it into an opportunity? Teachers, which of the ab...
A critical component of a rigorous blended learning model is quality digital learning time, filled with digital curriculum al...
By: Chris Mabley and Michael Dolan. Last Fall, Chris Mabley, an educator with 45 years experience at several of the best priv...
What would most help all students (in -- fill in your district) to be successful? How many times have you heard this question? My response is -- how do you measure success? What is success? And, how do we know we have achieved it?
one month ago by Courtney Hanes
With all the current talk about Common Core Standards, I can’t help but wonder why there is not a larger focus on civics education, on creating thoughtful and informed citizens who care enough to get involved, and are liberated to make a difference. This is what educators can learn from Pete Seeger.
2 months ago by Courtney Hanes
We will walk participants through the websites to highlight how we use them in our integrated History/Language Arts model, focusing specifically on the Zoot Suit Riots and Scopes Monkey Trial. As an English teacher, it is my responsibility to support literacy across the disciplines. If History is an account of the past...
4 months ago by Courtney Hanes
Regardless of what you call it, good teaching is good teaching. The Common Core Standards are not new when you look at them carefully. They are refreshing. There, I’ve said it.
5 months ago by Courtney Hanes
RUSD has created small pilot groups consisting of teachers and Instructional Services Specialists that will assist in supporting and training teachers to integrate technology into the classroom, and contribute to the RUSD “Build Your Own School” initiative.
7 months ago by Courtney Hanes
Canvas by Instructure is the LMS that gets used. Canvas connects teachers, tools, ideas, and students, and then stays out of the way. With all the built-in features you need and the integrations you want, Canvas makes teaching and learning easier, enabling you to take education to a higher level.
Courtney Hanes explains the idea of shifting from professional development to professional growth.
10 months ago by Courtney Hanes
I have come to realize when it comes to curriculum, nothing is more important than the child, and the willingness to remain flexible with the planning process. This creative process is art, and contributes to what Seth Godin refers to as becoming indispensable in his twelfth book, Linchpin.
one year ago by Courtney Hanes