K-12 Meets MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses)

If you have not had the opportunity to learn about and work with a MOOC, now is the right time to take advantage of advancing your learning in a digital environment that works with your schedule. What is a MOOC? Massive Open Online Course is any free course available in an online university environment with […]

Math Professional Development – Online

For many educators, continuing education and professional development is a requirement; not just a self-motivated effort to hone our practice. Many of us will spend time in hotel meeting halls where the air conditioner is set to frosty freeze listening to a bevy of traveling education specialists. Before you sign up for those fairs, seminars, and […]

Professional Development: Online Teaching Communities

As Thanksgiving break looms on the near horizon of the calendar, the hectic fervor of final lessons, projects, and grades ensues. We as teachers are ready for the break from academic pressure and administrative duties that comes with fall and winter holidays. Parents and students are ready for a respite from reports and academic requirements. […]

Study Abroad from Home

Are you one of many teachers who would love to travel over the holidays but just cannot afford it? Have you ever wondered what it might be like to study abroad? Imagine sitting in a comfortable lounge chair, sipping lemonade, and learning how the brain works from …. London! A wide variety of professional development […]

What Do You Know? Assessing Student Learning

How do you know that students “get it?” You know because you use dynamic assessment tools. In some quarters, “assessment” has become a tarnished term, associated with ‘No Student Left Behind’ and fears of teaching to the test. But assessments help to understand how students are learning, to identify accomplishments worth celebrating, and to recognize […]


Open Courseware

Do you have an English literature topic that intrigues you? Want to learn more about the works of Shakespeare, Melville, and Morrison? What about writing genres, reinventing fairy tales, or appreciating poetry?  What if you could learn more about the topic of your choice…but without the constraints of scheduled classes? Open courseware is the answer. […]

Spreadsheet Tutorials for Teachers

It has been on your list of things to do but always seems to get tucked behind more pressing tasks. Taking your spreadsheet skills to the next level is a valuable time-saver and bumping this useful application up to top priority will help you accomplish many other items on your list more efficiently! Papers to […]

Web 2.0 in the Classroom – Joining the Debate

Last month we explored what Web 2.0 is all about and what it could mean for the future of our educational program. We certainly could not cover this pertinent topic without an unbiased examination of the views for why this application may or may not be ideal for education. Students attend school to gain information. […]

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