Adjusting your curriculum to address Common Core standards is not easy. According to a study conducted by the University of Pennsylvania, the Common Core standards are substantially different from previous state standards, not only in curriculum but in the cognitive skills they demand. Common Core focuses on higher order skills, like “understanding and analyzing written material,” rather than “memorization and performing procedures.” To help with these higher order skills, take a look at five ways Imagine Learning can bring the Common Core into your classroom curriculum.
Have you ever received an email about a great webinar but didn’t have the time to attend? In the midst of busy work schedules, it’s often hard to find time for professional development — even when you know you’ll gain useful insights from top-notch experts.
That’s what makes our on-demand access to free Ahead of the Class webinars such a lifesaver: the presentations are available for you to view whenever it’s most convenient! So take a first look or revisit six of our favorite webinars from the Ahead of the Class series: Read more »
Educators have long been trying to identify the best ways to praise students and influence behavior. And new research is helping teachers understand which types of praise are most meaningful to students and, more importantly, most likely to increase motivation. So what’s going to get real results? Find out which praiseworthy trend in the classroom is steering students toward excellence. Read more »
It’s not a popular stance, I know. In an age where high school students are assigned to summarize passages from Shakespeare in a 140-character SMS, no one wants to put pen to paper anymore. It’s not as sleek, not as fun, and–let’s face it–not as efficient. But before you throw out your handwriting curriculum with that dried up bottle of white out, consider these handwriting highlights and mishaps.
If you’re about to head back into the classroom (or office), you won’t want to miss our upcoming free webinar on achieving educational equity at your school.
“A Quality Education for All: Your Guide to Achieving Educational Equity” will air on Thursday, August 18 at 2:00 p.m. MDT (1:00 PDT, 4:00 EDT). In this webinar, you’ll become an educational equity guru with help from Charlene Lui, director of educational equity for Utah’s largest and most diverse school district. Join Charlene as she shares equity audit strategies that can help teachers and administrators provide equal educational opportunities and create a climate that fosters high academic achievement for all students.
Don’t miss your chance to learn how you can provide a quality education for all your students — register today.
A Quality Education for All: Your Guide to Achieving Educational Equity
Date: Thursday, August 18, 2011
Presenter: Charlene Lui, Director of Educational Equity for Granite School District
Looking for more great back-to-school resources? Visit our webinars page to watch archived presentations on implementing successful RTI frameworks, helping English learners improve literacy, and finding more funding for your school or district.