Quality vs. Quantity: Choosing Your Back-to-School Apps

As you choose apps to bring into your classroom this school year, listen to different options (or read about what’s out there). Next, take a deep breath and wait for a minute, using this pause to remind yourself about your goals for this school year. Then, choose just a few apps to get started with. Ask yourself, “What will I invest time in learning how to use? And what can I integrate thoughtfully into my instruction?”

via Quality vs. Quantity: Choosing Your Back-to-School Apps | Edutopia.

NC Teachers Train for New High School Math Standards to Be Used This Fall

North Carolina teachers spent the summer training to teach high school math in a new way this year.

via NC Teachers Train for New High School Math Standards to Be Used This Fall.

Illinois Tech Science Faculty Help Prepare CPS Teachers for Next Generation Science Standards

Illinois Tech, the Academy for Urban School Leadership, and National Louis University are partnering to help Chicago Public School teachers prepare for more demanding Next Generation Science Standards. Illinois adopted NGSS in January 2014, and they need to be fully implemented in the 2016-2017 school year.

via Illinois Tech Science Faculty Help Prepare CPS Teachers for Next Generation Science Standards.

Eight Schools in Austin ISD Fail to Meet State Standards

The number of school districts in Texas that did not meet state standards in 2016 rose slightly over 2015, though almost 94 percent of districts statewide did pass.

via Eight Schools in Austin ISD Fail to Meet State Standards | KUT.

Next Generation Science Standards Group Offers Tips on ‘Bundling’ Skills to Teach

Achieve, the group that spearheaded the development of the Next Generation Science Standards, recently released examples for how to “bundle” the science standards, or group them together to create units that make sense for instruction.

via Next Generation Science Standards Group Offers Tips on ‘Bundling’ Skills to Teach – Curriculum Matters – Education Week.

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