From the Center for Christian Urban Educators

February 14, 2017

Useful links and thoughts for school leaders and teachers curated from the web by Harriet Potoka.
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TECH TALK - 101 Free Tech Tools for Teachers

From Simple K12 - a free ebook showcasing a variety of tech tools for teachers.

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Using Social Emotional Learning to Improve Student Performance

Illuminate Education

Thursday, February 16, 1:00 PM (EST)

Embracing Everyday Diversity: The Circles of Grace (Part 2)

CACE (Center for Advancement of Christian Education)

Tuesday, February 21, 11:00 AM (EST)

Five Tips for Getting Blended Learning Right


Tuesday, February 21, 3:00 PM (EST)

PBIS: Fundamental Principles and Implementation

VariQuest Visual and Kinesthetic Learning Tools

February 28, 3:00 PM (EST)

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FOR TEACHERS: 12 Apps and Websites for World Read Aloud Day

Celebrated each year, World Read Aloud Day was started by LitWorld to bring attention to the power or reading stories aloud to children. The research on read alouds is clear – when children listen to the voices of their teachers and family members read stories aloud they can become stronger readers! Here are a few resources to help make your celebration of World Read Aloud a success!

FOR TEACHERS: 7 Apps from the Math Learning Center

The Math Learning Center has a handful of terrific apps for math students. Their virtual manipulatives let students move pieces around the screen and even annotate to demonstrate understanding. Most of their apps are available for iPads, Android tablets and web browsers. Learn more here.

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Free Workshop - Honey, I Blew Up the Curriculum

Saturday, March 18, 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Grand Lobby of the Martin and Janet Ozinga Chapel at Trinity Christian College

Sponsored by Trinity’s Alexander De Jong Center for Special Education and Elim Christian Services

This workshop will provide teachers with practical adaptations and strategies that can be implemented in their classrooms to create a supportive, inclusive classroom atmosphere. The dynamic mother/daughter presenters from Butterflies for Change, Nancy and Bridget Brown, will share firsthand experiences of navigating Bridget’s journey through education. In addition, they will share tips for curriculum planning, collaboration and teaming, and person centered planning.

FOR SCHOOL LEADERS: A New Definition of Rigor

Rigor is all the buzz yet the term is seldom clearly defined. Some mistakenly assume that rigor means making things more difficult. Others believe it is piling on the work. If school leaders advocate rigor teachers need to know that rigor is individual to each student’s needs and is measured in depth of understanding. Read more!

FOR PARENTS: 7 Crippling Parenting Behaviors That Keep Children From Growing Into Leaders

Dr. Tim Elmore if the founder and president of Growing Leaders, an organization dedicated to mentoring young people to become the leaders of tomorrow. In this article Tim shares seven damaging parenting behaviors that keep children from becoming leaders. All the love in the world doesn’t necessarily protect parents from parenting in ways that hold their children back from thriving and gaining independence.
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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.