Teaching & Learning

8/28/2013

8/28/2013

If people weren't so eager to run from them or kill them, we could actually learn a fair amount from zombies. To encourage this learning, Texas Instruments, alongside the National Academy of Sciences, is launching a new series of in-class tools and lessons for teachers called "STEM Behind Hollywood."

8/28/2013

Students from the Colonial School District (in Plymouth Meeting, Pa.) enjoyed their best showing ever at the 2013 Technology Student Association National Conference, earning three first-place trophies and three third-place trophies. More than 5,000 students from the U.S., Germany, and Turkey competed in more than 60 events, ranging from animation to robotics and biotechnology.

8/28/2013

When Anna Eshoo was in middle school she wanted to be an eye doctor. She didn't know why, but she liked going to the doctor and all the things they did. But a teacher told her to forget her dream. "Girls aren't good at math," she told her. Eshoo, who has served in Congress for more than 20 years, was at Campbell Middle School Thursday to encourage girls -- and boys-- not to be held back from their dreams.

8/28/2013

Rewordify is a free site that was developed by a special education teacher and former computer programmer to help students read complex passages. Rewordify could help students who are having difficulty reading a book or article that is a step or two above their current reading levels.

8/28/2013

To close the gender gap in New York City science classrooms, City Council Speaker and mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn would create five new science schools exclusively for girls. Quinn unveiled her bold plan to boost female participation in STEM at a Monday press conference in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

8/28/2013

At her six-month review as executive director of the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS), Veronica Rivera received a strong vote of confidence from ALAS’ board of directors.

8/28/2013

With 48 schools closed (and two more set to close), some 12,000 students had to find their way to new schools, sometimes through dangerous neighborhoods. Budget cuts and controversy over teacher evaluations loom, but the top concern is safety of students in transit.

8/28/2013

To close the gender gap in city science classrooms, City Council Speaker and mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn would create five new science schools exclusively for girls.

8/28/2013

ASCD, the global leader in providing programs, products, and services that empower educators to support the success of each learner, is pleased to announce the release of Closing the Attitude Gap: How to Fire Up Your Students to Strive for Success by award-winning educator and best-selling education author Baruti K. Kafele.

8/27/2013

8/27/2013

At 19 Columbus elementary schools, fewer than half of third-graders passed their reading exams last year. For the past several school years, 3 in 10 Columbus elementary schools have had passing rates at or below 50 percent on the state’s third-grade reading test.

8/27/2013

All someone from Martin Bashir's program had to do was consult an actual map of New York and Pennsylvania to correctly place each of the four cities displayed erroneously.

8/23/2013

8/23/2013

There are all kinds of geeky ways teachers can use technology to help their students perform better and learn more. One big problem, however, is that often, instructors either don’t know where to find these tools or just don’t understand how to use them. That’s exactly where Bill Gates wants to lend a helping hand.

8/22/2013

8/22/2013

As a city with a long and proud tradition of civic activism, political engagement and progressive education, Seattle should easily be the civics-education capital of America.

8/22/2013

Legislators passed a law that is changing the way people think about bullying and where it happens. For the first time, schools are responsible for bullying incidents on and off of school property.

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