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January 16, 2013
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  Learning and Teaching 
  • How teachers can work together to foster deeper learning
    Teachers cannot achieve deeper learning in isolation, education consultant Ben Johnson writes. Instead, he suggests in this blog post that educators form cross-curricular teaching teams, in which teachers from different departments come together to collaborate and share information. Once this is accomplished, he writes, teachers can work together to "provide a rich, rigorous, and relevant flow of knowledge and skills, and then find a way to lead the students to this water and then make them thirsty enough to drink deeply." Johnson's blog (1/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Other News
Genre Comprehension, Analysis, and Writing
Genre Big Books and Classic Tales introduce genres to K-2 students, while Genre Workshop leveled texts help Grade 3-8 students analyze and respond to genre passages. Benchmark Writer's Workshop provides mentor texts, explicit lessons, and other tools that help teach K-6 students to write informational, opinion, and narrative prose. FREE Sampler.
  School Leadership 
  • What schools can do to hold onto top teachers
    There are ways for schools to retain top teachers, even as more than half leave the profession within their first five years, write Eric Klinenberg, professor of sociology and director of the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University, and Caitlin Zaloom, associate professor of social and cultural analysis at NYU. They suggest better preparation for new teachers; greater compensation for educators; a focus on effective, meaningful teacher evaluations and professional development; and advancement opportunities without leaving the classroom. The Christian Science Monitor (1/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
IRA Membership Helps You Make Even More of a Difference
You know reading makes all the difference in a child's life. That's why you owe it to yourself to find out how the International Reading Association can help you engage and empower every learner. IRA is the only membership organization devoted to providing the most practical research-based tools for effective literacy instruction. Learn more today!
  Technology in the Classroom 
  • Ohio district shifts to a comprehensive education-technology model
    Educators and officials in an Ohio school district are taking full advantage of technology in the classroom and in communication with parents and the community. Besides investing in classroom technology, the district has sought to adopt more "comprehensive technology," in which students and teachers have access to iPads, iPod Touches and AppleTV, among other devices, and technology is integrated into instruction, homework and other aspects of school. The approach aims to improve student success and bolster support and accountability. District Administration magazine (1/2013) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Google offers free tool for teaching digital literacy
    As educators struggle with how to teach students to conduct proper online research, Google's Search Education is a free resource that offers lesson plans and activities designed to teach digital literacy. To help students develop their online-research skills, the resource offers free instructor-led courses on top searching techniques, "A Google A Day" challenges and live training. EdTech magazine (1/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

Daily 5 library collections! Update your classroom library and go deeper with The Daily 5 and The CAFE Book with these exclusive collections of fiction and nonfiction books for your classroom. Each grade (K-5) includes 200 popular and recently published titles, carefully selected and organized in labeled bins. Get details here!
  Managing Budgets 
  • Other News
Implementing A District-Wide Science Success
Veteran education leader Mike Dillon has helped his school district continue on a steady path of success in science. The Smithsonian’s Science and Technology Concepts program and kits, available through Carolina Biological, have ensured that an entire district maintains a culture of high academic achievement. Read the case study.
  Policy Watch 
  • Fla. district alters teacher-evaluations policy
    A Florida school district has approved a plan to evaluate teachers based in part on results from year-end tests rather than a state standardized test that does not cover all subjects. Officials say the change is intended to make the state's evaluation system less complicated after questions were raised over the effectiveness and accuracy of value-added measures. The Tampa Tribune (Fla.) (1/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
SmartReport on EdTech
SmartReport on EdTech is your guide for all things education technology. Read about the highlights and takeaways from this year's ISTE Conference; find out what's keeping educators up at night; 5 tips for developing VR content creators; plus all of the latest innovative edtech products. Read it here.
  Faculty Lounge 
  • High-school graduation rate shows signs of improvement
    Harvard University economist Richard Murnane's examination of data finds the country's high-school graduation rate, which has been flat for about three decades, is improving. In 2000, estimates show 77.6% of people between ages 20 and 24 had high-school diplomas -- less than the 83.7% he estimates earned a diploma in 2010. Murnane's research shows that the uptick in achievement was particularly sharp among African-American and Latino students, David Wessel writes in this blog post. The Wall Street Journal/Real Time Economics blog (1/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

Demystify test taking for your students with What Every Middle School Teacher Needs to Know About Reading Tests. Get activities for mastering test items across all of the commonly assessed reading standards, and see how to save time by integrating strategies with everyday instruction. Read Chapter 1: Helping Students Build a Test Vocabulary.

Can you solve a math word problem using pictures? Word problems are easy and intuitive to solve with Singapore's Model Drawing method. In Step-by-Step Model Drawing, Char Forsten guides you step-by-step through sample word problems ranging from simple addition to fractions, decimals, ratio, rate, and percent. Order today! Questions? Call 1-800-321-0401.

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  ASCD News 
  • Targeted ASCD books, institutes released to strengthen common core implementation
    Whether you're a principal in Sacramento, Calif., or a grade 8 mathematics teacher in Baltimore, ASCD offers Common Core State Standards support tailored to your needs. We recently published four grade-level and subject-specific books in the Understanding the Common Core Standards series. And we are offering two-day leadership institutes to superintendents, principals, and other administrators on Jan. 24 to 25 in Charlotte, N.C., and on Feb. 7 to 8 in San Francisco. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Big ideas, essential questions: Deepening student content understanding
    Don't miss your chance to write for ASCD Express. We're looking for short essays on deepening student content understanding for an upcoming issue. Write in and tell us, in 600 to 1,000 words, how you or teachers at your school design and implement lessons so that students grasp and retain the learning. All submissions must be received by Jan. 22, and additional information is available in a recent Inservice blog post. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Not in the clamor of the crowded street, not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat."
--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,
American poet and educator

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