From the Center for Christian Urban Educators
March 28, 2017
When You Want to Give Up: Responding to Frustrations While Leading Change
Ten Skills Modern Teachers Need
Take Time to Dig Into What’s Inside Students
The students we interact with daily have grown up in a day where they learn to post a particular image of themselves for others to see. There are smiles in the selfies, there’s boasting and lots of wordsmithing to garner “likes” and “shares” from friends. The real story about their life lies beneath the surface - hidden. Educators need to become human archaeologists and find the hidden treasures or hidden tragedies inside their students.
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.
edWeb - Kelly Mendoza
Wednesday, March 29, 4:00 PM (EDT)
edWeb - Laura L. Bailet
Tuesday, April 4, 3:00 PM (EDT)
edWEb - Isabel Beck, Ph.D. and Margaret McKeown, Ph.D.
Thursday, April 6, 4:00 PM (EDT)
edWeb - Sarah Judd
Thursday, April 6, 3:00 PM (EDT)
CACE Innovation Webinar - Chuck Evans
April 25, 2:00 PM (EDT)
Seven Star - Julie Evans
Tuesday, April 25, 4:00 PM (EST)
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.
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
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.