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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...
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....
Tinkering & Makerspace: Provide Time to Explore and Experiment in the Classroom

The idea of “learning by doing” is hardly new. For decades, educators have witnessed the power of engaging children in learning through hands-on experiences....
Math Problem-Solving: Perseverance and Communication Required Not Genius

Problem-solving is the cornerstone of mathematics. Yet, math word problems are a struggle for many students. When word problems are assigned, it’s not uncommon...
Put Your 'Thinking' Caps On!

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Laureen Reynolds Watch Find out how easy it can be to teach critical thinking, an important skill that goes beyond rote memorization...
Games that Stick: Playful Ways to Work With Numbers

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Kristin Hilty Watch Your little ones will LOVE Kristin's interactive games! You will, too, because they make it so easy to develop...
Improving Comprehension with QAR

Questioning is a key ingredient in the teaching and learning process. It has been cited as not only the most common, but also the...
Webinar: Making Math Meaningful: Rich Math Tasks (Gr. K-2)

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Ricky Mikelman Watch When you shift math time away from memorization, you’ll encourage critical thinking. In this complimentary SDE WebBrief, Ricky will...
Webinar: Ignite a Passion for Learning by Tinkering! (Gr. K-5)

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Lori Elliott, Ed.D. Watch Getting your students excited about discovering their own passions makes learning personal! Join Technology Integration Specialist Dr. Lori...
Transitioning to the Common Core: 5 Steps for Administrators

The Common Core State Standards are focused on one clear goal: Preparing our students for the 21st century. They call for a significant change...

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