Education Leader Network Professional Development eBulletin
November 14th, 2012
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In This Issue
Common Core Standards: Not your parents way of learning
Common Core Literacy Lesson Plans: Ready-to-Use Resources
Best Practices in Assessment
How Infuse Engineering into your Classroom Lessons

A Little Humor Goes a Long Way...

Extreme Garbage Bag Trick

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Common Core Standards: Not your parents way of learning

Once called the three 'R's' of education, 'Reading, Writing and Arithmetic' is probably referred to as old fashioned in today's academic world.
Heather Barnes, a math teacher at Hazelwood Elementary, gets tickled when she thinks of how different today's classroom is compared to classroom of the past...


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Common Core Literacy Lesson Plans:
Ready-to-Use Resources
By Lauren Davis

Schools nationwide are transitioning to the Common Core--our advice to you: Don't go it alone! Our new book, Common Core Literacy Lesson Plans: Ready-to-Use Resources, shows you that teaching the Common Core State Standards doesn't have to be intimidating!

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Best Practices in Assessment

Assessment planning can often be seen as one more task that is demanding time and attention in jobs that are already on overload. But what if the time spent in assessment planning resulted in information that could allow practitioners to better understand their students' needs and be more intentional about how we are spending our time?

How Infuse Engineering into
your Classroom Lessons

November 15th at 12:00pm EST

Join Kellie Dean, Director of Training for PCS Edventures, on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 10:00 am MST for an exclusive look at how to integrate Engineering into your classroom Lesson plans.  

Integrating engineering has been identified as a challenge for some teachers with busy schedules and standards to meet. This free web session will bring to light challenges teachers face and how our Engineering Kits (PCS Discover E! Kit) can truly make a difference in your classrooms. We will guide you through the easy to use, step-by-step lesson plans that will be an amazing addition to your classroom and will get kids focused and excited about engineering like never before.

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