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Are we limiting their view?

 From guest author Shana White. DEN Community Member, Lower School Physical Education Teacher, and Coach at Wesleyan School, Peachtree Corners, GA With Columbus Day, Thanksgiving, and American Indian Heritage History Month quickly approaching, we encourage educators to include cultural and historical information about the native peoples of the Americas in their lessons. Unfortunately, because curriculum

DEN Trend Report: 10/23/17

Trending in education this week:
> Students need tech skills for more than just jobs — they need it to be good citizens
> What is Education’s Redesign Strategy?
> Industry and education partnerships key to targeting skills gap in tech
> Survey: Daily classroom edtech use on the rise
> Makerspaces expanding STEM opportunities in rural schools
> 10 Disruptions That Will Revolutionize Education
> 5 TECH TRENDS TO WATCH THIS SCHOOL YEAR
> The Geography of Teacher Shortages.
> Students Gain Valuable Real-World Experience as IT Volunteers

SOS: QR Code Graffiti Walk

Engage students by getting them up and moving! The QR Code Graffiti Walk combines comprehension questions, QR codes, and physical activity to boost student interest and engagement. As they travel from one QR code to another, students are asked to share ideas and respond to questions both verbally and in written form. This collaborative conversation boosts comprehension and helps students learn how to work together to summarize their ideas into one response on the chart paper.

2017 Day of Discovery: BC Edition

On Friday, October 20, over 225 educators from British Columbia and beyond participated in the first Canadian stop on the 2017 Day of Discovery tour. The day was filled with learning, sharing and connecting among educators at the Resource and Education Centre. We want to extend a special thank you to our exceptional hosts, Surrey Schools.

SOS: Think-Aloud

A think-aloud is a brief and targeted segment of instruction that models metacognitive thinking. It allows your students to see into your brain to analyze the reasons behind the learning actions and decisions you make. Although generally considered a reading strategy, a think-aloud is a useful strategy for any content area where teaching of explicit skills is needed, including hands-on investigation.

Celebrate Breast Cancer Survivors and Their Families

It’s October and the fall colors are in full swing with bright oranges, crisp reds, mellow yellows and a supportive pink. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and DecodingCancer.org is dedicated to the mothers, daughters, sisters, and teachers who will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. We have resources to help as many questions come up

Garland, TX Day of Discovery

On Saturday, October 7, educators from all over Texas participated in the Garland Day of Discovery. The day was filled with learning, sharing and connecting among educators. A special thank you our host, Garland ISD. Find more details about the day on our agenda at http://tinyurl.com/DODGarlandTX     We hope you’ll join us for an upcoming stop

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