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  • 05/29/2017 12:25 PM | Michael Simkins (Administrator)

     “Social and Emotional Learning—Essential Skills for Educators and Students” and “Protecting Student Data Privacy—Basics for School Administrators” are the titles of two upcoming webinars by noted author and consultant Susan Brooks-Young.

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  • 05/25/2017 11:55 AM | Michael Simkins (Administrator)

    President Trump’s FY18 budget was officially released yesterday. Unfortunately, the funding program details are consistent with what we’ve been hearing generally about the drastic cuts to education programs.

    Despite all the rhetoric about the importance of teachers to student achievement, ESSA Title II would have its $2.1 billion for professional development and class size reduction funding completely eliminated in FY18. This comes on the heels of a nearly $300 million cut to the program in the final FY17 budget that was enacted in April. Also targeted for elimination is the $1.1 billion for the 21st Century Learning Centers (after-school programs) and all the funding ($400 million) for the new Title IV well-rounded education program that supports academic subjects, health and safety, and education technology.

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  • 05/20/2017 6:40 PM | Michael Simkins (Administrator)

    The California Department of Education has released a “toolkit” that provides section-by-section information on the state’s draft plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act and has initiated a public comment period that will continue through June 30. The department also has a calendar of webinars and meetings across the state where members of the public can offer views of the plan. The ESSA plan details how the State Board of Education will administer federal funding for low-income students and English learners, low-performing schools, teacher training and after-school programs. For a list of webinars and meetings, go here. For the Public Comment Toolkit, go here

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  • 05/14/2017 4:41 PM | Michael Simkins (Administrator)

    Teaching in the Fast Lane is about crafting lessons that inspire and motivate students to reach their learning targets. The way we plan and implement learning experiences influences work ethic, intrinsic motivation, engagement, and memory.

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  • 05/05/2017 5:06 PM | Michael Simkins (Administrator)
    It's time to submit your proposal to speak at the Fall CUE Conference which will take place October 27-28 in American Canyon, California.

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  • 05/04/2017 7:09 PM | Michael Simkins (Administrator)

    CASCD partner Discovery Education and Siemens Foundation have announced that the first ever Siemens’ National Day of STEM – a virtual initiative dedicated to delving into conversations about the STEM field  –  will be held on May 16, 2017, starting at 10:00 am ET.
    Available at no cost, National Day of STEM will provide engaging career information for middle and high school students and facilitate LIVE interaction via social media between educators, Siemens Employees, and STEM professionals.  Learn more.

  • 05/03/2017 12:50 PM | Michael Simkins (Administrator)

    Changing Schools, McREL’s award-winning, biannual magazine, explores the topics that matter most to educators with in-depth articles on improving practice, research reviews, interviews with experts, and success stories. Recent issues focus on "measuring what matters" and social-emotional learning.

    Check out the latest issue online, or browse past issues and articles.

  • 04/28/2017 6:18 PM | Michael Simkins (Administrator)
    The NBA and Discovery Education announced “Careers That Count: A Virtual Field Trip with the NBA”, designed to show middle and high school students how math comes to life through careers in basketball.  Hosted by Miles Brown, star of ABC’s Black-ish and Jr. NBA Ambassador, the 30-minute virtual experience launches for classrooms nationwide Thursday, May 4, with a live Twitter chat featuring NBA guests at 1 p.m. ET/ 10 a.m. PT. We’ll go inside NBA headquarters and Madison Square Garden in New York to learn about real-world math careers through discussions with NBA professionals.

    Discovery Education is a CASCD corporate partner.

  • 04/27/2017 4:47 PM | Michael Simkins (Administrator)

    In this 4-minute video, Education Week Teacher blogger Larry Ferlazzo shares five ways teachers can help students make connections across subject areas and the world beyond the classroom.  It's a quick introduction to the topic and a nice reminder for experienced teachers.  To his five ways, I'd add:

    • Teach concepts to mastery.  Easier to transfer learning to situations if you really know it in the first place.
    • Simulate the environment.  Larry's tip about group work relates to this in a general way, but specific simulations can increase the chances learning will transfer.  Role playing is one method to accomplish this.
    I'd also have either omitted the annoying, repetitive sound track or chosen one that was not so boring.  It distracted me from what he had to say.  Good lesson for us when we create such presentations!  Nonetheless, he offers good ideas; if the sound track annoys you too, just try to ignore it.

    Watch the video.

  • 04/19/2017 10:24 AM | Michael Simkins (Administrator)

    Check  out this free "virtual field trip" co-sponsored by CASCD partner Discovery Education with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and host U.S. Surgeon General, Vivek Murthy.

    April 25, 2017 at 10 AM Pacific time

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