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Florida Test C To Predict Student Proficiency On FCAT 2.0

Florida Test C To Predict Student Proficiency On FCAT 2.0

Just a note for our partners in the “Sunshine State.” The Florida Department of Education has formally set the new FCAT 2.0 state assessment achievement level cut scores. Since the predictions made by Discovery Education interim benchmark assessments are based on these decisions the Florida Test C interim benchmark will be a predictive measure of

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The Power of Creativity

Creativity is the most important trait that a person can possess. It allows you to create meaning, importance and curiosity. It is the essence of why and how children and adults learn. As teachers and schools evolve, they should be asking themselves, how are our schools enhancing our students’ and our teachers’ creativity, curiosity, and

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Columbus Day

  Christopher Columbus Columbus Day will be celebrated October 10, 2011.  I like to begin my lesson on that day reading sections from a letter that Columbus wrote without letting the class know who it is from or that it is Columbus Day.  The letter is a primary document found at http://www.ushistory.org/documents/columbus.htm.  The letter tells

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The Stars Came Out for the Discovery Back to School Night

Discovery Stars and DEN members interested in becoming a Star were shining at the Teacher Training Center in Fleming Island, Florida, Tuesday, August 16.  Over thirty DEN members from three counties met with Kyle Schutt, Manager for Discovery Educator Network, along with Leadership Council Members Trudi Lawson, Janet Hallstrom, Cheryl Woolwine, and Carol Papuga. Cheryl,

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Web 2.0 – Cool Tools for Schools

This is my first LC blog post after being trained tonight =) but could not wait to tell all about this great site.  Web 2.0 – Cool Tools for Schools is from wikispaces, but has anything and everything you need for presentations, resources….everything 2.0 you can use.  The url is http://cooltoolsforschools.wikispaces.com/Presentation%20Tools.  Check it out to

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Calling All Central Florida Teachers!

Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 10th, 2011 from 10am – 2pm for the Orlando Science Center’s annual Teacher Open House.  All teachers and their families are invited to attend this free event.  If you are interested in attending, you will need to either call (407 -514-2112) or email the Orlando Science Center (classes@osc.org) with the number

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Welcome Back Events in Florida!

Can you believe the school year is right around the corner? The good news is we have two great Welcome Back DEN events in Florida!  That’s right, within the next week your DEN Leadership Council has organized two events to help get the school year started!  If you are in North Florida, come join us

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