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Early Learning Strategies for Developing Computational Thinking Skills

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We live in a world with Smartphones and Smarthomes, and understanding how devices work allows us to approach technology as a partner to help us solve problems. Here's how we can start giving kids these skills sooner rather than later.

3 Future-Ready Strategies for Early Learning

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In order to help our young students excel in project-based environments, develop cultural competencies, and strengthen social-emotional skills, we must continue to encourage curiosities rather than compliance, questioning rather than silence, and play rather than excessive structure.

The Future of Work = Early Learning Today

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By: Isabelle Hau. The ability for children to succeed in learning, especially with the complex skills they will need in 2030 and beyond, is closely linked to their early learning experience. The only way to ensure our children will be prepared for success is to give them a strong start now.

Early Childhood: What We Know, and What’s Possible

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We know early learning matters… and it matters a lot. We also know that all early learning experiences and are not created equal, nor are they available to all students and families. This post is the first in a series looking at how we can do better.

At FETC, Early Learning is Central to the Future of EdTech

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FETC 2018 has made clear that the clarion call to ensure that today’s students are prepared for a global, digital future has been extended to include our youngest learners.

5 Ways for Teachers to Nurture the Creative Genius in Their Students

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By: Raj Shah. Creativity will continue increasing in importance as automation changes the workforce throughout the 21st century. Here are five ways teachers can help students maintain (and increase) their natural creativity.

How to Generate Interest in STEM Fields in Early Elementary Students

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By: Tracy Derrell. Getting children started with STEM education in the early grades may get them started on a path towards vital and potentially lucrative careers, all while generating enthusiasm for learning and exploration.

22 Simple Ideas for Harnessing Creativity in the Elementary Classroom

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By: Trisha Riche. There is a common misconception that the word "creative" has to do mostly with the arts. But being artistic is only a small part of creativity, and there are other ways to harness the power of creativity in the classroom.

20 Ways to Celebrate National Family Literacy Day

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Did you know the single greatest indicator of children’s success is the literacy level of their parents? Did you know that parental involvement in their child’s reading has been found to be the most important determinant of language and emergent literacy?

Using Robots to Teach Elementary Students About Human Nature

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By: Hannah DeRusha. Breaking down big ideas into bite-sized applications can help introduce young learners to a new way of thinking. My kindergarten and first-grade students are learning about human nature this year through experimental play using robots.

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