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Teachers Know Best

May 11, 2015

The goal of Teachers Know Best is to bring the perspectives of teachers to developers who are creating digital tools for the classroom. Moving from anecdotes of what digital instructional tools teachers want and need to actual, solid data, will help us to better understand how teachers use digital technology in the classroom, and…

Kentucky Leads the Way with Common Core

May 10, 2015

As the first state to adopt the Common Core, Kentucky has managed a remarkably smooth and successful transition. After four years, test scores are improving and the high school graduation rate is up 87 percent, beating the national average. But success didn’t happen overnight. “It takes about five years for teachers…

Shaving Cream, Supply, and Demand

May 10, 2015

Andrew Hull is a social studies teacher at Palmyra Area High in Pennsylvania. He teaches AP microeconomics, economics, and sports history and serves as the head coach for the boys’ soccer team. When I was hired as a social studies teacher at Palmyra Area High School in 2013, the department…

ECET2

ECET2

April 14, 2015 | Professional DevelopmentTeacher Engagement

[embed]https://vimeo.com/132962775[/embed]   ECET² offers a series of teacher-led national and regional convenings as well as an online community that are focused on teacher leadership, collaboration, and innovative instructional practices. Teachers run it all—the seminars, workshops, meetings—you name it. Attendees leave with a new professional network and the empowerment to be…