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Early Childhood

Early Childhood

Using Student-Written Mentor Texts to Teach and Inspire (Gr. K-2)

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Janiel Wagstaff Watch Why (and how) might you use students' own writing as mentor texts for meaningful, explicit writing instruction? This fast-paced webinar will show you. Student-peers’ writing is a rich and relevant go-to resource for mining specific teaching points based on standards and students' immediate needs, as well as for exploring the purpose and joys of...

Project-Based Learning: Think Twice Before Deciding It’s "Too Hard" to Implement

We all can probably remember being in school and having to do projects. Each student in the class would be assigned the same thing—like create a poster about hurricanes or a diorama of whales. There were due dates to meet, rules to follow, and grades to be earned. And yes, in many cases, parents got involved by buying supplies...

An Introduction to Project-Based Learning

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Dedra Stafford Watch Join Dedra to learn the key elements of project-based learning (PBL) and how it can transform your classroom. PBL can make the classroom real and relevant with applications to your students' lives and the world. Discover resources that cover all content areas and develop higher-order thinking skills. Leave with the basic understanding of this trending practice...

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 Request Process http://help.donorschoose.org/hc/en-us/articles/201936906 Other Crowdfunding Options http://www.good360.org/ http://adoptaclassroom.com/ http://www.modestneeds.org/ http://pledgecents.com/ http://kickstarter.com/ http://gofundme.com/ http://www.rockethub.com/education/launch https://www.edutopia.org/crowdfunding-fundraising-resource-guide 2. Start Small with Private Funders McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation https://mccartheydressman.org/teacher-development-grants Dollar General Literacy Foundation (Application Info) http://www2.dollargeneral.com/dgliteracy/pages/grant_programs.aspx#ylg Dollar General Literacy Foundation Eligibility Req’s http://www2.dollargeneral.com/dgliteracy/pages/about_us.aspx The NEA Foundation Learning & Leadership Grants http://www.neafoundation.org/pages/learning-leadership-grants/ 3. Resources & Information Are as Valuable as the...

Teaching Higher-Order Thinking

Teaching young children how to think at a higher level takes dedication and focus on the part of teachers. Some students can easily and naturally think this way. But others struggle to do so. The good news is that all students can learn this skill with practice. How can educators best help their students along in this critical skill development?...

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