This coming Saturday, April 22, is National Earth Day–a day to celebrate the world we live in by getting outside and enjoying our surroundings, while also working on improvements so future generations can enjoy them as well.
This is similar to what many of the schools we’ve featured in our Place-Based Education blog series encourage their students to do no matter their location. From the rural beauty surrounding Teton Science Schools to the urban landscape of downtown Tucson’s City High School, students have the opportunity to get out and enjoy where they are in any given moment, and learn something new no matter where they are.
Today’s eight stories celebrate the many ways education leaders are working to improve education for today’s students, as well as for future generations.
1. New Online Report Card Tool
— EdSurge (@EdSurge) April 13, 2017
New ways to use and visualize EdData are small steps towards one of our favorite moonshots in education.
2. NGSS Activities
— Peter A’Hearn (@Casciencepete) January 17, 2015
We’re excited to see the NGSS inspiring new ways of teaching science.
— Denise Wydra (@dwydra) April 16, 2017
4. Voices Travel
— Stada Video (@stadavideo) April 17, 2017
This could be a great new option for virtual field trips.
Deeper, Further, Faster #HigherEd
5. College Aid
— Alex Hernandez (@thinkschools) December 2, 2016
We always welcome ideas for new ways to close the opportunity gap.
Let’s Get Personalized
6. Future Ready Rural Schools
A Guidebook for Success: Strategies for Implementing Personalized Learning in Rural Schools – Future Ready Schools https://t.co/kbrlKuVi4k
— Rafranz Davis (@RafranzDavis) April 14, 2017
It’s good to see people talking about giving rural America better schools and better opportunities.
#Teachers & #EdLeaders
7. I Did It MyWays
— Getting Smart (@Getting_Smart) April 13, 2017
8. Math Chat
— Michael K Barbour (@mkbtuc) April 9, 2017
This webinar should be a great resource for those seeking to personalize math. Bear Creek Middle School in Fulton County, California, can also provide a good example.
Have a news item you’d like us to consider for next Wednesday’s edition? Tweet us @Getting_Smart using #innov8 or to email [email protected] with “Innov8” in the subject line. For more ideas on what type of stories we run, check out the full Innov8 series on our blog.
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