Category Archives for Professional Development

The Challenges of Students With ADHD, Autism and More…

A fourth-grade girl daydreams extensively, gazing out the window during lessons. It’s hard to get her attention to have her participate in class. But she’s quiet, so she can sometimes escape notice. Another

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Why Does Professional Development Matter for Teachers?

Is that a trick question, you ask? Yes and no. We can all come up with the typical reasons that professional development is important; and of course, one of them is that a certain level of it is required.

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#TwitterforTeachers: A New Window for Learning

Twitter can seem intimidating until you’re familiar with it. With more than 67 million users globally and hundreds of millions of tweets sent daily, the whole thing can seem overwhelming. Even the name

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Educational Outreach: Be a Teacher-Leader

Educational Outreach is about representing fellow teachers. That includes in negotiations with school administration and districts. As a teacher representative it is the job of an educational outreach

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Pixar for SEL: Infinity and Beyond

Started by Star Wars creator George Lucas and later acquired by Apple’s Steve Jobs, Pixar, now owned by Disney, has been a groundbreaking CG animation studio since 1979. Feature length films include

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Want to Earn Credits Boosting Your Career and Having Fun This Summer?

Learn About our Uniquely Flexible Summer Course. In this course you will be inspired and develop your dream curriculum while collaborating and earning credits/units to advance your career. What Did You

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Inquiry-Based Education Awakens Innovation

Inquiry-based education awakens curiosity, wonder, and purpose in students. It elicits the evidence that we need to demonstrate students’ skills and their understanding of new standards. For teachers

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Bring Passion Back to the Classroom

“Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.”  — Anthony J. D’Angelo  Do you ever feel like your students are just going through the motions? Has

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Why Not Make Math Easy?

Students have a natural ability to learn, but sometimes math is intimidating. But it doesn’t have to be. Make math easy and fun. Why not? It can be done and once you break down that wall your kids will

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