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Turn a Newsela Article into a Scavenger Hunt
One of our favorite and most recommend language arts technology tools is Newsela. Newsela takes a current event article and transposes it into four different Lexile levels. Which means that a student can read the article at his/her own reading level and still be able to talk about the article with the whole classroom.
What the blended learning coaches have noticed in the classroom is that the teacher assigns the article, the students read the article and then the teacher looks at the data from the online assessments. The teacher can then use the data to teach a mini lesson on the concepts that the students might not understand. For example, main idea, sequence of events, vocabulary words...
After hearing that the teachers are having a hard time engaging conversation with the students about the Newsela articles, the DSD Professional Development Team has developed a Newsela Scavenger Hunt that will go along with an article. Our example is used with the article about Bao Bao a US Panda Bear Bond for China
2 Day Conference on June 13th and 14th
The breakout sessions will focus in on:
- The three phases of blended learning
- The Personalized Learning Playbook
- Coding within the classroom
- Maker Space
- STEM and STEAM resources
- App Smashing
- Google Slam
- iOS Slam
- Blended and Personalized Cafe
Breakout sessions will be provided in
- 15-minute Rapid Learning environments
- 50-minute Make and Take labs
- 50-minute Think Tank (Share and Learn)
- 120-minute Workshops
- Lab Classroom Experience (Poster Sessions)
The Blended and Personalized Learning Conference is not just a workshop, it is a Wild Blended Learning Experience!
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- Blended Learning
- Personalized Learning
- Maker Space
- STEM or STEAM
- Tech Tools
- and much more.