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Webinar: Wonderful One Hit Wonders for Social Studies! (Gr. K-3)

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Lori Elliott, Ed.D. Watch Capture your students’ attention with dynamic lesson hooks for introducing social studies concepts. Get learners pumped about geography,...
Differentiating Instruction: One Word that Can Change Everything

How can a teacher keep an entire class moving in the same direction when some learners are from different cultures and speak different languages,...
A Close Look at Close Reading in a Diverse Classroom

Close reading, the practice of reading to uncover layers of meaning that lead to deep comprehension, is now a requirement of the new standards....
Introduce Physical Readiness Activities into Transitions

The research is clear… learning is not solely dependent upon brain function. A powerful correlation exists between physical development (readiness) and cognitive development (readiness)....
Webinar: A Circle of Learning: Differentiated Whole-Group Games for Our Youngest Learners (Gr. PreK-K)

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Kathy Griffin Watch Join early childhood education expert Kathy Griffin for this complimentary SDE WebBrief and discover the benefits of playing group...
Winter Break: Helping Parents Keep the Learning Going at Home

Winter break is a time for students to relax, connect with family and friends, and have some fun. It’s also a time to take...
Integrate CCSS with Math by Playing "Poison"

Looking for ways to integrate the CCSS for the 8 Mathematical Practice Standards while making learning fun for your students? Try using this fan-favorite...
Home School Connection: Send This Letter to Your Parents

Parents are always asking what they can do to help their child do better. The following is a letter filled with activities designed to...
SDE Webinar: Developing Fluency Through Guided Math (Gr. 3-5)

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Kristin Hilty Watch No matter what math curriculum you use, you can make your classroom a place where your students can learn,...
SDE Webinar: What's Hot in Children's Literature (Gr. K-5)

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Laureen Reynolds Watch Find out what’s new and exciting in the world of children’s literature! Laureen will take a quick look at...

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Children’s Literature in Science and Math

Research shows that children’s literature not only provides pleasure to students, but also significantly enhances their academic success. The right book can enable deep...
Back to School: Setting an Independent Learning Culture from Day One

As educators, our ultimate goal is to create an environment where ever...
Laying the Foundation for Math Success with Early Numeracy

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Featured Webinars

Webinar: Finally, Fine Motor! (Gr. PreK-K)

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Cindy Middendorf Watch Coaching a child to write his name or draw a picture before he can effectively manipulate a pencil or...
Zany, Brainy Strategies for Emergent Guided Reading (Gr. K-2)

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Maria Banks...