From the Center for Christian Urban Educators

March 7, 2017

Useful links and thoughts for school leaders and teachers curated from the web by Harriet Potoka.
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TECH TALK - Seesaw

Seesaw is a learning journal that empowers students to keep track of their learning and create digital portfolios. Students are able to share their work with peers and parents. The basic program for creating and sharing portfolios is free. Quote from a user: “LOVE how Seesaw has helped my students recognize the importance of hard work and perseverance."

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Teachers’ Skills in the Digital Age and Personalized PD for Teachers

edWeb - Lynn Gorshman

Wednesday, March 8, 5:00 PM (EST)

Why Audiobooks Don’t Work and ALL of the Reasons They Do

edWeb - Terri Noland

Wednesday, March 8, 3:00 PM (EST)

Trauma: What It Is, What It Does, and How to Support Affected Students in the School Setting

Christian Schools International - Betsy Winkle

Tuesday, March 14, 1:00 PM (EST)

Advancing Social and Emotional Learning: Ways in Which Schools and Classrooms Can Integrate SEL Into Daily Practice

Collaborative Classroom - Dr. Nich Yoder

Thursday, March 16, 4:00 PM (EST)

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FOR TEACHERS: A Great Checklist for Assessing 21st Century Learning Skills

Take look at this chart featuring 12 attributes and skills that teachers should focus on in their teaching, It can also be used as a self-assessment checklist to help teacher avaulatue their own teaching practice.

FOR PARENTS: Want to Be a Great Parent? Let Your Children be Bored

Being bored is good for children - and adults. Many parents do everything in their power to entertain and educate their children. But what would happen if children were just left to be bored from time to time? How would it affect their development? Learn why being bored is good for children and how to handle a bored child.

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FOR TEACHERS: Students Learn to Stop Spread of Invasive Pests

A new curriculum released by the USDA teaches middle school students about the most dangerous invasive species threatening the nation’s trees, plants and crops. “Hungry Pests Invade Middle School” is the first curriculum created by the USDA that focuses on all 18 species, including the khapra beetle, the Mediterranean fruit fly and the Asian longhorned beetle.

FOR PARENTS: How to Build Lasting Integrity in Kids

Raising children to be people with integrity is a noble goal, but one that is not easy to achieve today. Teachers and parents want children to live by values, to be honest and ethical. Why is this so challenging to develop? In this article Tim Elmore provides a handful of action steps for raising children to become persons of integrity.
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Center for Christian Urban Educators

The Center for Christian Urban Educators seeks to encourage, equip, and empower Christian educators as they impact the lives of the children entrusted to their educational care.