Blogs tagged "common core"

A Truly “Star-Spangled” Month

NEH Summer Scholars at Ft. Henry Maryland
Susan Key is the Star Spangled Music Foundation Executive DirectorRead More »
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On Discovering Pearl S. Buck for the Classroom

Print of Jewish schoolchildren in New York waving U.S. flags
"We are a people still young and we know that we have not yet come to the fullest of our powers."—Pearl S. Buck, Nobel Prize Banquet Speech, 1939.Read More »
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What Happened at ISTE 2014?

Sarah Winchester, right, and colleagues at ISTE
From June 28th through July 1st, over sixteen thousand teachers, media specialists, instructional technology specialists and coaches, administrators, and other industry personnel came from around the world to Atlanta, Georgia to attend the 2014 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference and Expo. Held every year in June, the ISTE conference brings members and the wider public together to connect, present and exchange ideas.Read More »
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Teaching about U.S History in a Global Context

A 17th-century world map
Kelly Granito holds a degree in Secondary Education at Western Michigan University and an M.A. in American Studies from The George Washington University. She has taught English and Social Studies in New Orleans, and AP World History review courses at a public magnet school in Washington, DC. Kelly now works as a K–12 education policy research analyst in New York City. Read More »
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How to Encourage Grit in 21st-Century Students

About the Authors:Pam Pleviak is an educational consultant specializing in instructional technologies and libraries. Over her 20-plus years in education, she has worked as a teacher, librarian, and department chair, and technology director. She has authored articles focusing upon integrating technology in the curriculum.Read More »
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