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5 Steps Toward Intentional Classroom Conversations

Coaching students to engage in worthwhile academic discussion begins with intentionality. You have to teach students how to listen to and talk to each...

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...
Are You a Higher-Order Thinking Teacher

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Melissa Dickson Watch Up the level of higher-order thinking (H.O.T.) in your First, Second, or Third Grade classroom—easily and immediately. See how...
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...
Webinar: Writing With Your Little Ones (Gr. K-2)

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Kathy Griffin Watch Looking for easy ways to get your little ones writing? Early education expert Kathy Griffin will share great tips...
Webinar: Bringing Math to Life through Literature (Gr. K-3)

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Ricky Mikelman Watch Join SDE math expert Ricky Mikelman to see how to use picture books to weave in content literacy standards during...
6 Ways to Deliver the Best Literacy Instruction

Despite good intentions, educators sometimes take a passive stance toward developing literacy skills, often noting lack of resources and time. However, children need to...

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SDE presenter and teacher-favorite, Dr. Jean Feldman shares some of her time-tested favorite activities and songs to help jump-start the fun and learning of...
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Classroom Technology expert Lori Elliott, Ed.D. shares her thoughts...
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Watch highlights from Principal Baruti Kafele's Keynote at SDE's Admin...

Popular Articles

Technology and the Common Core: No Longer an Option, But a Necessity

What does the Common Core have to say about technology? A lot more than anyone may realize, especially those who haven’t read the document...
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 ...
A Close Look at Close Reading in a Diverse Classroom

Close reading, the practice of reading to uncover layers of meaning th...