Leadership – Education – Technology – Other Interesting Stuff

For teachers…

A new report about why schools should not ban mobile technology. I totally appreciate and support the concept that the use of mobile devices should be paired with instruction in digital citizenship and acceptable use.

Facebook revisits its original roots with the release of Groups for Schools.

For AP Biology teachers – summer 2012 professional development opportunity  

NCTM’s Summer Institute for teachers of Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and Probability/Statistics

Smithsonian’s Summer Science Education Academies for Teachers – Earth’s History & Global Change, Biodiversity, Energy: Past, Present & Future 

4 reasons why Early College High School might support students

Having taught woodshop for 5 years, I know the kind of rap CTE courses can get. The skills, rigor and experience students receive in these classes are needed to succeed in both college and the workplace.

College readiness begins in kindergarten. when I was in a district I collaborated with the information office to create posters promoting that thought.  This short video (under 10 min), from Montgomery County Public Schools, MD,  shares data about college and 7 keys to college readiness.

Check out Resources for Idaho Teachers if you are looking for tips and resources on differentiation, instructional strategies, curriculum ladders (using DesCartes) and rubrics. While aligned with Idaho state standards, these are ideas that can definitely be adapted.

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