Literacy Blog Round-Up

(Thanks to Karrie Fansler, James Cantonwine, Jodi Stevens, and everyone else who refers great blogs.)

  • For our middle school friends, Lanny Ball has a new post on Two Writing Teachers about beginning a unit with a keynote. How do you open units (Calkins or otherwise) in a way that provides students with affirming, positive reasons for engaging in new concepts, knowledge, and skills (and hopefully emotionally engaging texts, tasks, targets–all related to a powerful topic)?

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How to get students to better identify fake news

Given increasingly fast and bite-sized nature of information production, distribution, and consumption it is becoming increasingly important for people do develop some special skills to employ when being hit with fake news. One way to develop the skills needed to deal with fake news is to learn how it is created and the tricks it employs and a great way to do that is to create fake news. Here is an article about some teachers who who have their students write fake news stories so they can better detect it.

EPS Academy Offers Real Learning that Translates Directly to the Classroom

Do you need time and support to plan units that your kids will engage in and care about?

Sign up for: Learning Design for the Workshop Classroom, or Supported Unit Planning in PBL / Inquiry

My students have Chromebooks, now what?

Beginners, click here! Past beginner, but need more? Click here

Struggling to reach your at-risk kids?

Develop your skills in supporting students with social-emotional and cognitive learning needs in this session: Structures, Systems, and Routines to Create a Calm Classroom out of Life’s Chaos

Join us on November 20 & 21st at the EPS Academy at Cascade Middle School to get exactly what you need; and earn up to fourteen clock hours doing it!

OnebyOne 2018!

 OBO-2018

August 14, 15 & 16

SAVE THE DATE!!

Dates have been set and the planning is beginning for OnebyOne 2018!

We want to hear from you! Tell us your hopes and dreams for OnebyOne 2018 here.

Mark your calendars and plan to join the excitement on August 14, 15 & 16th, 2018.

November EPS Academy Registration Open Now

Register now for the November 20 & 21 EPS Academy!

EPS Learning Academy sessions are designed to deepen and refine practice around core areas of work. Learning design sessions will provide teachers with strategies for designing personalized learning experiences for students as well as supported work time for unit planning.  Also included in the academy are sessions on Social Emotional Learning, Number Routines, Seesaw, and Chromebooks in the Classroom.

You won’t want to miss the EPS Un-Conference on November 21st!

At this participant driven event, you will have the opportunity to dig into learning that is meaningful to you.  When you arrive, propose any topic you wish! Topics from participant suggestions will be used and turned into Un-conference sessions. Depending on the suggestions, topics could range from social emotional learning to technology to math, and anywhere in-between! There will be several educators at the Un-conference who are willing and ready to lead sessions. You can come and lead, or just add to your learning, your choice. Looking forward to collaborating with you at the EPS Un-Conference!

EPS Academy is a voluntary professional development opportunity. 14 clock hours will be offered.

Inquiry Design Model resource for K-12 social studies

Teachers of K-12 social studies, if you haven’t checked out the resources available for free from the Inquiry Design Model  website you are missing out. In addition to having a library of inquiry units designed for all grade levels created and vetted by people from EngageNY and the College, Career, and Civic Life Framework for Social Studies (C3), they have crowd-sourced inquiry units from around the country, all searchable by grade-level and content focus.