TeachAde eBulletin December 28, 2009

Welcome to the latest edition of the TeachAde eBulletin, a quick e-mail with the latest information on TeachAde, news of upcoming events and tips to help you get the most from your membership.
In this eBulletin you'll find:
Information on the 21st Century Skills Group
A free Webinar from WGBH on Teaching U.S. History
Our first member-contributed tip
Feel free to forward this e-mail to your education colleagues and invite them to join our online community. You and your virtual peers are what make TeachAde work. As always, if you have any suggestions for the online community, or this newsletter, please let us know.
Group Spotlight: 21st Century Skills

One of the greatest advantages to social networking is joining Groups of like-minded peers to collaborate virtually. TeachAde has close to 400 Groups, most of which are open to anyone to join.

21st Century Skills21st Century Skills
Does your district have a focused 21st Century Skills curriculum? Is it vital for students learn these skills in school? Join this Group of teaching professionals and debate whether schools should teach 21st century skills or stick to a core curriculum.

FREE Webinar: Using Online Media to Teach U.S. History
On Monday, January 11, join staff from PBS station WGBH in Boston for a free Webinar dedicated to teaching U.S. History. The staff will demonstrate how to access online resources, and utilize them effectively in your classroom. The presentation will include specific uses of FREE online resources.

Register today!

How Do You Use TeachAde?
We recently asked our members: "How do you use TeachAde?"

"I'm particularly fond of the connectivity of the site. Teachers are always collaborating on different ways to present information. With our end-of-course state tests so important, one teacher may have a way to present a lesson that is far better than the way I've been teaching my group. TeachAde has a wealth of information if everyone would join, provide their profile and share their success stories! The groups are great!"

Donna Meyerhoeffer
Special Education & Inclusion Teacher for History and English
Staunton River High School
Moneta, VA

If you'd like to share how you use TeachAde please drop us a line! Perhaps we'll use your quote in an upcoming eBulletin.
Online PD: Differentiated Instruction

On Demand Professional Development
Of course we all know that "one size fits all" instruction doesn't serve our students well, but how exactly can we meet the concept of Differentiated Instruction? Sign up for this online professional development course for a motivating (yet sensible!) introduction to differentiation of instruction. 

In addition to the Differentiated Instruction session, check out the other online PD programs you can access anytime, anywhere.
            Formative Assessment
            English Language Learners
            Standards-Based Instruction
            Working with Challenging Students
            21st Century Teaching Tools

NOTE: You can earn continuing education credits for many of these online courses. Please see the course description for more information and credit requirements.
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