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Curriculum and Instruction

 
Lipscomb Elementary School Speakers Lipscomb Elementary School Williamson County Public Schools Brentwood, Tennessee Engaging Students and Supporting Educators with a School-wide Math Plan. When Lipscomb Elementary School set out to improve their math practices, they looked for ways to engage students, support educators, and implement a long-term, school-wide math plan that would help all kids succeed. In this audio… Continue Reading Audio: Engaging Students and Supporting Educators with a School-wide Math Plan

francis_howell_high_school Francis Howell High School, (St. Charles, MO). Francis Howell High School values the learning and achievement of every student. This is evident through the implementation of researched-based instructional strategies, individualized student interventions, and high quality assessments used to monitor student learning. All incoming freshmen students participate in a nationally normed reading assessment to inform tier… Continue Reading Reading Interventions at the High School Level

central_magnet_school Central Magnet School, (Murfreesboro, TN). For the past eight years, as part of graduation requirements, Central Magnet School requires student to complete a Senior Thesis. The Senior Thesis is an interdisciplinary project where seniors synthesize what they have learned, demonstrate college level scholarship, and develop and complete an original process or product that contributes to… Continue Reading Three Approaches to Senior Theses

c_o_harrison ES C O Harrison Elementary School, (Cincinnati, OH). In art, students explore cultures and time periods, as they write and talk using art vocabulary. They make connections to art in daily life and develop new ways of expressing themselves and showing creativity. Students work through projects developed in line with Ohio Visual Arts standards, exploring the… Continue Reading Art and Mindfulness

saint_theresa_catholic_school_-_sugar_land Saint Theresa Catholic School, (Sugar Land, Texas). Using the Singapore math method, Saint Teresa Catholic School employs a Concrete, Pictorial, and Abstract (CPA) progression in mathematics instruction emphasizing number bonds, bar modeling, and mental math. This progression enables students to master concepts by stages. Beginning in PreK through grade three, the school teaches mathematics in… Continue Reading Using Concrete, Pictorial, and Abstract Math Progressions

Clayton HS Clayton High School, (Clayton MO). The Conferenced Writing Program (CWP) at Clayton High School is a hallmark of the school’s college preparatory education. The CWP takes an individualized approach to writing that helps teachers maintain high writing standards based on the Missouri Learning Standards. Each year, all students write ten compositions and meet individually with… Continue Reading Conferenced Writing Program

dows_lane ES Dows Lane Elementary School, (Irvington, NY). At Dows Lane Elementary School, English as a New Language (ENL) students receive services from a certified ENL teacher in an integrated push-in model for students at higher proficiency levels and a stand-alone pull-out model for students at lower proficiency levels. Former English language learners (ELL) continue to receive… Continue Reading Collaboratively Serving New English Learners

aj_whittenberg_elementary_school_of_engineering A.J. Whittenberg Elementary School of Engineering, (Greenville, SC). A.J. Whittenberg Elementary School of Engineering is the first elementary school in South Carolina to have a school-wide focus on engineering. Teachers address state standards and district curriculum through the unique lens of the engineering design process and engineering units. The engineering design process is a tool… Continue Reading Schoolwide Focus on Engineering

prairie_creek_elementary_school Prairie Creek Elementary School, (Olathe, KS). In 2019, the Kansas Department of Education designated Prairie Creek Elementary School (PCES) as a Gemini School as part of a Kansas Can School Redesign Project. A school had to redesign around the five outcomes established by the Kansas State Board of Education, the five elements identified as defining… Continue Reading Elementary Career STEAM
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Day Creek Building Character Educators at Day Creek Intermediate School realize that middle school is a unique moment in students’ academic, social and emotional lives. As Principal David Apodaca notes, “you have to respect the fact that this is a huge transition time in their lives … And if we don’t recognize that and respect that, then academic success… Continue Reading Building Character and Knowledge in Middle School

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