Personalized Literacy Centers in the Kindergarten Classroom

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By Kelly Servant (Hugh Cole Elementary School) The Strategy Key Points: These learner driven literacy centers are tailored to the students needs, strengths, and interests.Students are expected to take ownership of their learning when they are in their centers. Students progress at own pace.Each of the groups is personalized based upon the needs of that … Continue reading Personalized Literacy Centers in the Kindergarten Classroom

Including All Students in a Learner Driven Classroom

Reading a Novel in the Classroom with Three Targets: Comprehension, Point of View and Social Awareness By Jen Crandall (Kickemuit Middle School) @TeacherCrandall The Strategy In a sixth grade language arts class the focus was central theme and point of view.  As a school, teachers were also encouraged to tie in a social emotional learning … Continue reading Including All Students in a Learner Driven Classroom

Digital and Personalized Learning Updates: Virtual Tours, EdTech for Formative Assessment, Google Classroom Mobile, and More

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Leveraging Virtual Tours in the History Classroom We all strive to help history come alive for our students.  One proven strategy is to have students engage in experiences that put them right in the action, whether it’s ancient ruins of great civilizations or those more aligned with modern historical developments.  The constraint that we face, … Continue reading Digital and Personalized Learning Updates: Virtual Tours, EdTech for Formative Assessment, Google Classroom Mobile, and More

Digital Learning Resource Updates: Adobe Spark, SeeSaw for Schools, “New” Google Sites

BY TOM DRISCOLL (@Mr_Driscoll – Digital Learning Director @BWRSD) Adobe Spark for Education Now Available Grades 3-12 Our district has recently upgraded all teachers and students (grades 3-12) to Adobe Spark for Education.  This product is offered free to school districts and provides educators and students with access to premium media content and added layers of protection regarding … Continue reading Digital Learning Resource Updates: Adobe Spark, SeeSaw for Schools, “New” Google Sites