It’s National Teacher Appreciation Week (which, by the way, we think should be celebrated year round), so from our team to all of the educators out there spending your time (and often your own money) to ensure that all of your students graduate high school and go on to be successful in college, career and life, we say THANK YOU!!
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) May 9, 2017
We agree with Ellen – teachers really do make the world a better place, and this week’s stories share tools and resources that can help teachers continue to do a great job of inspiring their students.
And don’t forget to tell us why you think teachers are superheroes by 11:59pm PT on 5/12 and be entered to win one of two $150 Donor’s Choose gift cards!
#NewSchools & #EdTech Tools
1. Digital Learning List
— JackieGerstein Ed.D. (@jackiegerstein) May 23, 2016
Don’t forget to be keeping up-to-date on your Digital Learning engagement strategies!
2. Student Data-Driven PD
New Research from DreamBox Learning® Explores Professional Learning for Teachers Driven by Student Data https://t.co/AWQ6MJuM4F
— Lorenzo Pasqualis (@lpasqualis) May 8, 2017
It’s important to keep in mind the relationship between student outcomes and teacher PD.
3. Education Unicorns
— Mike Baur (@mbaur) May 9, 2017
#Teachers & #EdLeaders
4. Learner-Connected Framework
Ready to connect your classroom to real-world learning experiences? New “Learner Connected” strategies are up! https://t.co/uvzDz3nsMU
— LEAP Innovations (@leapinchicago) May 9, 2017
Real-world learning experiences empower and engage students. These resources can help you do it right.
Dollars & Deals
5. $110M to Grammarly
— Tom Vander Ark (@tvanderark) May 9, 2017
Grammarly can help with your (and your students’) 21st-century writing projects.
6. Epiphany learning acquires My Learning Collaborative Solution:
— Epiphany Learning (@EpiphanyLearn) May 4, 2017
7. National Day of STEM
— Randy Ziegenfuss (@ziegeran) May 5, 2017
This day should is well-placed to remind us all of the importance of keeping students engaged in STEM over holiday breaks.
8. Destination STEM
— DI (@IDODI) May 4, 2017
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