From the Center for Christian Urban Educators

March 28, 2017

Useful links and thoughts for school leaders and teachers curated from the web by Harriet Potoka.
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TECH TALK - Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy

Bloom’s Taxonomy, well known to most educators, is a model that classifies different levels of human cognition in thinking, learning, and understanding. But in a digital age, educators are thinking about it as Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy. Check out this video that looks at an updated version that expands on the skills associated with each level as technology becomes a more engrained – and essential - part of learning.

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News and Media Literacy: Building Critical Consumers and Creators

edWeb - Kelly Mendoza

Wednesday, March 29, 4:00 PM (EDT)

Why the A-B-C’s are not as easy as 1-2-3 for Preschoolers

edWeb - Laura L. Bailet

Tuesday, April 4, 3:00 PM (EDT)

The Relationship between Vocabulary and Comprehension

edWEb - Isabel Beck, Ph.D. and Margaret McKeown, Ph.D.

Thursday, April 6, 4:00 PM (EDT)

Closing the Gender Gap in Computer Science Begins in Elementary School

edWeb - Sarah Judd

Thursday, April 6, 3:00 PM (EDT)

Sustainable Financial Aid: A Strategy for Growth

CACE Innovation Webinar - Chuck Evans

April 25, 2:00 PM (EDT)

Digital Learning Trends at Private Schools

Seven Star - Julie Evans

Tuesday, April 25, 4:00 PM (EST)

FOR TEACHERS: 3 Tips for Making Any Lesson More Culturally Responsive

There is lots of discussion happening about culturally responsive teaching. And there is much misunderstanding on what it is. In this article, Zaretta Hammond points out that culturally responsive teaching is about mimicking students’ cultural learning styles and tools. Zaretta Hammond is the author of Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain.

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FOR PARENTS: Money as You Grow Resources

In May 2012, the White House launched Money as You Grow—a new national initiative to teach parents the 20 things their kids need to know about money. The site is interactive featuring the 20 essential money milestones that kids need to know —along with behavior-changing, age-appropriate activities. The site has received positive reviews from parents and has reached over one million visitors since it was launched. Check it out here and download a pdf for use with your children.

FOR TEACHERS: Breathe Life Into Learning with Engaging Academics

This article is an adapted excerpt from The Joyful Classroom: Practical Ways to Engage and Challenge Students K-6. The six characteristics of engaging academics are outlined along with suggestions for implementing them.

Recruit is a Verb - Advancement Workshop sponsored by CSI

Recruitment is an ongoing challenge for administrators in Christian schools. But with the right tools and a well-crafted plan, the job will be easier, more successful, and best of all, enjoyable.

The workshop is designed for development / advancement / admissions directors and up to two additional individuals from the school, such as the principal or a board member. Learn the basics (and more!) about recruiting new families to your Christian school.

Date and Time: Monday, April 17 10:00 AM to Tuesday, April 18, Noon

Location: Timothy Christian School, Elmhurst, IL

Cost: $50.00 for first enrollee, $25 each for second and third enrollees from the same school.

Learn more and register here.

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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.