Articles: Teaching & Learning

5/22/2015
Laura Dinehart is an associate professor of early childhood education at Florida International University.

Relegating handwriting to the back burner of early childhood education ignores the close relationship between fine motor skill development and early success in math and reading.

5/22/2015
First and second graders from Roosevelt Elementary School examine where the mouth of the Elwha River empties into the Strait of Juan de Fuca, which connects to the Pacific Ocean.

Students in Port Angeles School District in Washington get a taste of the real world of science from their local river.

5/21/2015
Teachers from Perry Township Schools in Indiana use their school library’s makerspace to create T-shirts for Dr. Seuss Read Across America Day.

Transforming school libraries into communal learning “playgrounds” offers students technology support, remote access to research resources and expanded opportunities for creative exploration.

5/20/2015
i-Ready Reading, by Curriculum Associates

From videos to games, tools to help students learn to read are all about fun.

5/20/2015

A curriculum framework initially developed for special education students is gaining traction in general ed classrooms nationwide during Common Core implementation.

5/19/2015
Tom Wohlleber, assistant superintendent for business services for Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District, leads a safety session with administrators and teachers.

Students arrive in three days. A staff meeting starts in five minutes. A teacher wants to hang a picture high on top of a bulletin board, so he hoists his chair onto the desk. The wheels lock, so he should be safe.

5/19/2015
46 states provide additional funding dedicated to ELL education, says a March report from the Education Commission of the States. (Click to enlarge)

English language learners (ELLs) perform better academically and achieve greater language proficiency when they have high-quality English language instruction, according to a 2014 study in the American Educational Research Journal.

5/18/2015
New PD apps can save districts money on travel costs by connecting them virtually with education consultants.

A new wave of apps connects teachers with mobile access to professional development and expands opportunities for collaboration with mentors and peers.

5/18/2015

Principals shifting their roles from building manager to instructional leader need more extensive PD to ensure top performance from teachers and students, according to a new policy brief from ASCD.

4/24/2015
A middle school student from Springfield Township district takes a STEM and a tech course to learn about robotics, programming and animation.

We interact with computing devices every day—so should we have a better understanding of the science behind them?

An increasing number of districts are saying yes.

4/24/2015

In the middle school STEM lab at New Canaan Public Schools in Connecticut, students frequently choose to learn with flight simulators rather than 3D printers, video games and other technological options.

4/23/2015
This required curriculum for kindergarten through grade 10 at Chicago Public Schools celebrates the growing diversity in the district.

Responding to the growing diversity of its students, Chicago Public Schools has launched a new curriculum focused on the cultures of Central and South America and the Caribbean.

4/22/2015
At Metro Nashville Public Schools, students learn about criminal justice, science, media and music. Pearl-Cohn Entertainment Magnet High School students perform all roles of a live broadcast on TV, from cameraman to reporter.

At Nashville’s Pearl-Cohn Entertainment Magnet High School, a female student distressed by the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, wrote rap lyrics that became the song “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot.”

4/22/2015
Author Clair T. Berube says country’s security, reputation and quality of life all depend on providing future generations of American workers with competitive skills.

STEM and the City: A Report on STEM Education in the Great American Urban Public School System

Information Age Publishing

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