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Each PD eBulletin gives the busy district or school-level leader brief, practical, free, high quality learning opportunities in a variety of media formats.
| Formative Assessment Is Foundational to Blended Learning
Formative assessment began long before blended learning. Teachers have used formative assessment for decades as a method to get feedback about how students are progressing in their learning. But formative assessment is particularly in the spotlight now because it features so prominently in emerging blended learning programs. In fact, it's hard to imagine effective blended learning without strong formative assessment at its foundation.
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| Common Core Literacy Lesson Plans:
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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Carol Ann Tomlinson:
The Evaluation of My Dreams
In this Educational Leadership article, differentiation guru Carol Ann Tomlinson describes her "dream evaluator" - an administrator who would push everyone toward excellence.
| Engaging Students Using 5 Brian Stimulating Techniques
December 6th at 12:00pm EST
Join Kellie Dean, Director of Training for PCS Edventures, on Thursday, Dec. 6th at 10:00 am MST for an exclusive look at how to integrate "manipulatives" that stimulate the brain into your classroom Lesson plans.
Understanding how the brain learns best and the use of "manipulatives" to drive STEAM units can mean exciting learning opportunities for students in every educational setting. During this free web session, educators will learn how adding five brain stimulating techniques and "manipulatives" to any education program will spark learning and insure retention. We will explore how fun learning can be when LEGO, fischertechnic, and/or K'nex are included in your STEAM unit planning.
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