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8 Ways to Incorporate Technology into Your Classroom
Posted on Mar 29, 2018
  • Dr. Monica Burns
Tags
  • Literacy
  • technology
8 Ways to Incorporate Technology into Your Classroom

How can you use digital tools to enhance teaching and learning at your school? Recently I partnered with the folks at Voyager Sopris Learning for a webinar titled "8 Ways Teachers Can Incorporate Technology in the Classroom."

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One Size Does Not Fit All: Strong Professional Development Turns the Tide in Rapides Parish Schools
Posted on Mar 22, 2018
  • Alana Cohen
Tags
  • Literacy
  • Professional Development
One Size Does Not Fit All: Strong Professional Development Turns the Tide in Rapides Parish Schools

Last week, I was happy to be part of an Education Week webinar with Dr. Louisa Moats. With my assistant superintendent, Kim Bennett, we shared the story of how we achieved significant K–3 literacy results in the Rapides Parish School District.

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Engaging Middle Schoolers: A Visit with an Awesome Teacher
Posted on Mar 15, 2018
  • Dr. Matthew Hunter
Tags
  • Classroom Management
  • Education Technology
  • General Education
  • Literacy
  • Student Engagement
Engaging Middle Schoolers: A Visit with an Awesome Teacher

The week before I began my first year as a teacher, I walked into my first classroom and noticed there were no student desks in the room. There were no books, supplies, shelves, people, or anything other than a large, wood-fading teacher’s desk. Upon that mammoth teacher’s desk sat a concrete sculpture of a very realistic turtle with two glass eyes, about the size of your standard pet turtle.

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Five Essentials of an Adolescent ELA Program
Posted on Mar 8, 2018
  • EdView360
Tags
  • General Education
  • Literacy
  • Struggling Readers
Five Essentials of an Adolescent ELA Program

Adolescents who struggle to read do so for a variety of reasons. They may have learning challenges, may be new to this country and the English language, or may have experienced setbacks in early grades. Regardless of why they are struggling, they need more than a basic reading program to get them on track.

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Equipping Teachers to Address Today's Reading Challenges with Professional Development: The LETRS Difference
Posted on Mar 1, 2018
  • Dr. Louisa Moats
Tags
  • LETRS
  • Literacy
  • Professional Development
Equipping Teachers to Address Today's Reading Challenges with Professional Development: The LETRS Difference

LETRS has been reborn with new content, organization, and online elements. Dr. Louisa Moats shares where LETRS came from, what makes it a unique professional development experience, and why it endures as a widely used and respected approach to teaching teachers.

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This Much I Know
Posted on Feb 22, 2018
  • Michelle George
Tags
  • college and career readiness
  • General Education
This Much I Know

After the high expectations tied to graduation subsided, many former students are finding it increasingly difficult to gain employment in their chosen field. As a teacher, I constantly extol the value of education. I tell my students college often is the key to equality in our prosperous nation. These days, however, I am feeling less confident. The “rules” have changed for our Millennials.

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