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March 22, 2013
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  Curriculum & Instruction 
  • How to model the learning process for students
    Showing students by demonstrating your thinking process in figuring out how to solve a problem will help them learn better than simply telling them how to do it, educator Karen Lea writes in this blog post. Lea offers two examples of reading lessons for fourth and sixth grades to describe how to model for students. "It is the teacher doing while involving the students in the thinking, the doing and all aspects of the process," Lea writes. Lea's blog (3/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Educational Leadership 
  • Students' voices count in the education debate
    Students should be treated as any other stakeholder in education -- with their voices being sought and listened to, writes Jessica Keigan, a secondary language arts teacher at Horizon High School in Thornton, Colo. In this blog post, she writes about a persuasive essay written by a 10th-grade student, who realized her grades were better in middle school because classes started later and that she would have a better chance of success if class sizes were smaller. TransformED (3/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Technology Trends 
  • Are schools taking full advantage of technology?
    While educators nationwide are doing exciting things with technology, participants at a panel discussion Wednesday said that many K-12 schools do not have the necessary infrastructure to take full advantage of available technology. Members of the panel at the Brookings Institution said that about one-third of schools have proper bandwidth and that improvement will rely on a shift in organizational culture -- such as granting teachers greater flexibility -- rather than a focus on changing the technology. Education Week/Digital Education blog (3/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Policy News 
  • Texas districts brace for effect of funding cuts
    Some Texas school districts could cut staff, increase class sizes and reduce budgets for professional development and assistive technology if anticipated cuts to special education and Title I take effect. "We are all in a dilemma of how to meet the needs of students that we're required to meet, but not given the funding to do. It's a double-whammy," said Robbie Stinnett, special-education director for the Duncanville Independent School District. (Austin) (3/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Eye on Exceptionalities 

In her new DVD Talk to Me English teacher Cris Tovani invites your staff into her classroom to observe 14 individual and 5 group conferences where she differentiates instruction by listening to, learning about, and connecting with her students. Click here now to view two conferences from the DVD!

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  • Register now for "Implementing tiered instruction for preschoolers with diverse abilities"
    This preconvention workshop will provide guidance on how to plan and implement effective and intentional teaching sequences across daily routines and activities. Participants will increase their skills in identifying "who needs to learn what," delivering developmentally appropriate instructional opportunities and engaging in differentiated performance monitoring efforts. Register today! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Your career success begins right here
    Whether you are actively looking for a job or just want to know what's out there, posting your resume on CEC's Career Center is a step in the right direction. Formerly, the CEC Career Center is an online resource developed to help you find all the best job opportunities in special and gifted education. Browse among a dedicated list of top-notch opportunities and find your dream job using custom search options. Find your next opportunity. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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