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Early Childhood

Early Childhood
Using Student-Written Mentor Texts to Teach and Inspire (Gr. K-2)

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Janiel Wagstaff Watch Why (and how) might you use students' own writing as mentor texts for meaningful, explicit writing instruction? This fast-paced...
Project-Based Learning: Think Twice Before Deciding It’s "Too Hard" to Implement

We all can probably remember being in school and having to do projects. Each student in the class would be assigned the same thing—like...
An Introduction to Project-Based Learning

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Dedra Stafford Watch Join Dedra to learn the key elements of project-based learning (PBL) and how it can transform your classroom. PBL can make...

Use the resources below to identify & apply for funding for PreK–12 programs & services. 1. Tap Social Media/Crowdfunding DonorsChoose  http://www.donorschoose.org How to Increase Your DonorsChoose Results https://help.donorschoose.org/hc/en-us/sections/200396048-Fundraising-tips https://www.pledgecents.com/steps-to-success DonorsChoose Special...
Teaching Higher-Order Thinking

Teaching young children how to think at a higher level takes dedication and focus on the part of teachers. Some students can easily and...
Does Crowdfunding Work for Teachers

Not that many years ago, when teachers needed additional, unbudgeted supplies or books for their classrooms, they had little choice but to reach into...
Webinar: 3 Big Ideas to Help You Raise Funds for Professional Development

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by John Bluthardt Watch Every educator we know pays for classroom and student supplies or professional development out of pocket—on average adding up...
Reading by Grade 3

An alarming number of children—about 67% nationwide—are not able to read by grade three. Of those children, 80% are from low-income families and children...
Reading by Grade 3: More Important than Ever! (Gr. K-3)

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Susan Sturock Watch With more and more states requiring it, the importance of reading by grade three is being felt more than...
Jump-Starting Student Brains After Break (Gr. K-3)

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Pat Pavelka Watch We are all too familiar with the effects of school break on our young students’ minds. But, what can...

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21st Century Skills expert Richard Cash, Ed.D. explains how educators need to harness students' innate perennial skills (such as to problem solve, reason, communicate, and collaborate)...
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Part of the SDE Educator Insight series, math expert Eliza Sorte-Thoma...
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Popular Articles

The 8 Mathematical Practices: What’s the Real Value in the K–2 Classroom

New standards are redefining how teachers teach math and how students learn math. While focus is still on core content and skill fluency, these...
Grit: It’s Not Just for Students

No single character trait alone determines the success of a teacher. A...
Closing the Literacy Gap: Could Self-Regulation Be the Solution

By Richard Cash, Ed.D. and Katherine McKnight, Ph.D. The data is gr...