From the Center for Christian Urban Educators
April 12, 2017
Are Your Students Crew or Passenger?
Where’s My Story?
The current body of children's literature lacks representation of urban youth. Students should be able to read books that are relevant to their lives, writes Kathleen Melville. The majority of children’s books still focus on historical figures or middle-class characters, leaving urban youth without a mirror of their lives. This reality contributes to students seeing books as largely irrelevant to their lives.
Navigating Curriculum Choices
A wide range of forces—including digital innovation, the advent of the Common Core State Standards, and the open educational resources movement—have combined to yield a bewildering array of curricular choices for the classroom. In this special report, Education Week focuses on helping educators navigate an increasingly diverse marketplace of new—and often promising—curricular choices. Follow the link to read the full report.
TECH TALK - 101 Free Tech Tools for Teachers
bloomz - Monica Burns
Thursday, April 13, 5:00 PM (EDT)
ASCD - Robert Marzano
Thursday, April 13, 3:00 PM (EDT)
LittleBits - Christopher Dunkel and Killt Knight
Thursday, April 13, 2:00 PM (EDT)
edWeb - Marcia L. Tate
Tuesday, April 18, 2:00 pm (EDT)
CACE Innovation Webinar - Chuck Evans
April 25, 2:00 PM (EDT)
Seven Star - Julie Evans
Tuesday, April 25, 4:00 PM (EST)
Richer Picture - Dr. David Niguidula
Wednesday, April 26, 4:00 P< (EST)
FOR TEACHERS: Using Quick Check-Ins to Measure Students' Understanding
Giving students choices in their assessments can help teachers better gauge what students know and what they need for differentiated lessons the next day, educator and author Mike Anderson writes in this blog post. Anderson describes choice assessments using fifth-grade classes and offers tips for implementation.
FOR PARENTS: Why Social Media is Not Smart for Middle School Kids
Wondering why your middle schooler's social media use has ratcheted up your stress levels? Understanding the brain at this age can help you. Tweens' brains are simply too immature to use social media appropriately. Learn more here.