Tag: elementary

Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

3 essential tools to make elementary science easier

May 25, 2023

Via: eSchool News

During my time as a kindergarten teacher, I learned three major lessons about our youngest learners’ relationship to science. Specifically, I learned that elementary school students are predisposed to being excited to learn about their world, are naturally curious about […]

Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Community building activities in early elementary curricula key for foundational social skills

May 11, 2022

Via: K-12 Dive

The early grades are an important period for seeding socialization and social development, where educators can integrate lessons and activities that can support both academic and social growth. Maurice Elias, professor of psychology at Rutgers University and director of the […]

Educational Stages, Secondary Education

How one California elementary school sees success after overhauling its reading program

March 8, 2022

Via: EdSource

Halfway through the first school year using an overhauled literacy program, Richmond’s Nystrom Elementary is beginning to see some early signs of success. The 500-student Bay Area school obtained a waiver from West Contra Costa Unified that allowed it to […]

Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Florida Department of Education Approves Lexia Learning for ELA Intervention Courses

June 9, 2021

Via: eSchool News

Lexia Learning, a Cambium Learning Group company, announced today that Florida’s Commissioner of Education has approved Lexia Core5 Reading (Core5) as curriculum in elementary intervention courses. Lexia PowerUp Literacy (PowerUp) has also been approved for intervention courses in grades six […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies, Education Tech

Leading Social-Emotional Learning Provider Expands with New Digital Offering

March 16, 2021

Via: eSchool News

With student well-being declining after a year of school closures, the need for connection and social-emotional recovery is critical, especially for our nation’s youngest learners. Committee for Children, a global nonprofit and leading provider of research-based social-emotional learning (SEL) curricula, […]

Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Report suggests lessons K-12 schools can adopt from HBCUs

January 23, 2020

Via: Education Dive

The report points out HBCUs are often overlooked resources when it comes to developing high-achieving black students, yet these institutions are built on that premise. The UNCF report “Punching Above Their Weight” found that, in 2016, HBCUs enrolled 24% of […]

Education Tech, News

How an instructional tech director helped rewrite LAUSD’s narrative

October 29, 2019

Via: Education Dive

During her six years as principal, Sophia Mendoza was always asked to put out fires. When Lankershim Elementary was in its fourth year as a Program Improvement school, Mendoza, who has been an educator for 22 years, stepped in to […]

Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Addressing Elementary Achievement Gaps with EdTech

October 9, 2019

Via: Class Tech Tips

Can EdTech help address issues related to elementary achievement gaps in your classroom? Educational technology tools used strategically can alter how students interact with classroom resources. In elementary classrooms, the integration of digital resources can vary greatly. They might be […]

Education Tech, Educational Stages, Secondary Education

More states are making it easier for schools to innovate

August 16, 2019

Via: Education Dive

There was a good example of this trend in Minnesota a few years ago. As reported in 2017, a group of elementary school teachers in Lakeville assumed they’d have to start a charter school to get the type of innovative […]

Educational Stages

Introducing Programming to Elementary School Students

September 8, 2017

Via: Free Technology for Teachers

How would you introduce / start coding with a Grade 2 and 3 class? Snap or Scratch? My suggestion was to start with ScratchJr then move into Scratch. ScratchJr is available to use on iPads, on Android tablets, and on Chromebooks. ScratchJr uses […]

Continuous Development, Educational Forms

6 steps to strengthen early STEM learning

May 19, 2017

Via: eSchool News

Although STEM education is inarguably essential in today’s economy, it is not always seamlessly incorporated into early childhood education–and the barriers to inclusion are more pervasive than many educators might realize. “Just as the industrial revolution made it necessary for […]