Archive for July, 2013

Use IT and APPS as You Plan for the Beginning of 2013-2014

As you begin to plan for  new classes and the first day of school, have you looked at and played with some new apps that might engage your students more this fall?  There are so many to choose from that sometimes it is just too much to tackle– especially if using technology and apps are […]

Summer Reads

Summer is slowly coming to an end, and I can’t help but think about lazy summer days as a kid. I remember endless days of sleeping late, summer camps, and vacations. While I don’t get those little luxuries anymore, I find myself creating my own summer escape by overwhelming myself with books. Currently, I have […]

Principals – Leading for Early Success

In a recently published paper, The National Governor’s Association (NGA) posits, based on decades of research, that two of the most important factors determining positive educational outcomes are effective school leadership and access to high-quality early education. Research shows that school principals impact student and teacher performance. Additionally, research shows that high-quality education from pre-kindergarten […]

Getting your Mind and Attitude Ready for the First Day of School

    First, a question: Are you excited or dreading the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year?  The answer to that question may have a lot of influence on how successful your teaching and learning will be this year.  Many of us have had little time to reflect on last year and very little time […]

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Great Apps for the Classroom – FREE Webinar Aug. 6

Here a the details on a free webinar from Launchpad Toys: “We’re getting ready for back to school at #LaunchpadEDU by teaming up with some of our edtech friends to talk about a few of our favorite apps for elementary classrooms Join developers and all-star teachers just like you to learn how to integrate some […]

In 2013-14, will you be a positive teacher?

Today is a day of reflection on the past and the future so I would like you to take a moment to think of: the teacher that influenced you the most; the teacher that made learning exciting; the teacher that cared about you and every student in the class; and the teacher that you need […]

Full Steam Ahead for ECSI

The Region 10 Early Childhood Summer Institute (ECSI) starts tomorrow and we are packing up and heading out today to get everything setup and ready! We have OVER 600 participants registered for this annual event and we hope that includes you!! The event is being held this year in Frisco on the Preston Ridge Campus […]

Best Apps for Teaching & Learning 2013 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

Check out the Inaugural List for the Best Apps for Teaching and Learning from AASL The Best Apps for Teaching and Learning is a new recognition honoring apps of exceptional value to inquiry-based teaching and learning as embodied in the American Association of School Librarians’ Standards for the 21st-Century Lehttp://www.ala.org/aasl/standards-guidelines/best-apps/nomarner. Best Apps for Teaching & […]

SLJ SummerTeen 2013: Hot Books for Young Adults | School Library Journal

  School Library Journal’s FREE Online Event, SummerTeen – Hot Books for Young Adults, will feature the best selling authors of the best books for teens under the sun! SummerTeen presents popular YA authors talking about their writing experiences and current and forthcoming titles in a conversational panel format, including Q&A sessions with the audience. […]