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  • Get to Know Our PLC: Read These 10 Exclusive Articles from the Edmentum Educator Network on Education Topics That Matter

    Get to Know Our PLC: Read These 10 Exclusive Articles from the Edmentum Educator Network on Education Topics That Matter

    Check out these blog posts to see all of the learning that is taking place in our PLC—and yes, we realize these topics are a little bit all over the place, but isn’t that every educator’s...

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  • How Teachers Can Help Students Cope with General Anxiety in the Classroom

    How Teachers Can Help Students Cope with General Anxiety in the Classroom

    It’s important to understand what anxiety looks like and to build classroom procedures that are supportive and effective for helping students who struggle with it, diagnosed or not. Let’s take a...

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  • [Weekly Inspiration] Bullying Prevention Awareness Month – LIKE US

    [Weekly Inspiration] Bullying Prevention Awareness Month – LIKE US

    PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center recently announced their support for the live action short film, LIKE US, created by the Family School Association (FSA) of the Ethical Community...

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  • [EdNews] Rural Education Edition

    [EdNews] Rural Education Edition

    In addition to traditional school issues, rural communities tend to face a unique set of challenges when it comes to day to day learning. Teacher shortages, long commutes, sparse internet access,...

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  • Read by the 3rd Grade: 10 Features to Look for in Online Literacy Programs

    Read by the 3rd Grade: 10 Features to Look for in Online Literacy Programs

    Whether you’re an administrator making districtwide curriculum decisions or a teacher searching for new classroom resources, it’s important to make sure that you choose an online learning solution...

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  • Student Story: A Fresh Start and Personal Connections Through Virtual Learning

    Student Story: A Fresh Start and Personal Connections Through Virtual Learning

    At EdOptions Academy, our vision is empowering futures, one student at a time. The only way that happens is by recognizing each student as the unique person he or she is. Zach is one EdOptions...

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  • How Schools and Districts Are Stretching Resources and Expanding Options

    How Schools and Districts Are Stretching Resources and Expanding Options

    At Edmentum, it’s our goal to provide online tools and customized consulting to make educators’ lives easier. See how other schools across the United States are partnering with Edmentum to find...

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  • 15 Technology-Enhanced Item Types That Promote Critical Thinking

    15 Technology-Enhanced Item Types That Promote Critical Thinking

    Edmentum’s solutions include 15 different technology-enhanced item types, requiring them to use higher-order thinking skills. They are designed with Webb’s Depth of Knowledge (DOK) framework and...

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  • [Professional Development] 4 Tips to Learn and Not Lose a Second-Language Proficiency

    [Professional Development] 4 Tips to Learn and Not Lose a Second-Language Proficiency

    How does a busy educator with career and family obligations go about learning a language later in life (after high school and college) and retain proficiency? Here are a few ways to get started.

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  • [Weekly Inspiration] Boy Who Lost Everything Surprised With New Toys from Schoolmates

    [Weekly Inspiration] Boy Who Lost Everything Surprised With New Toys from Schoolmates

    Recently, Tennessee third grader Daniel Hunt lost all of his favorite things in a house fire. Knowing that this was something that none of them would want to go through alone, Daniel’s classmates...

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  • [Weekly EdNews Round Up] ACT Will Allow Students to Retake Individual Test Sections

    [Weekly EdNews Round Up] ACT Will Allow Students to Retake Individual Test Sections

    Students taking the ACT next year will have the option to retake individual sections of the college entrance exam instead of the entire exam, making it easier for students applying to college to...

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  • [Product Update] Exact Path October 2019 Release!

    [Product Update] Exact Path October 2019 Release!

    This October, we’re excited to announce a few new handy features that will provide meaningful data at your fingertips, offer additional assessment flexibility, support customizable data...

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  • 15 Educator Grants for Classroom Enrichment, Professional Development, and STEM with Resources to Get You Started

    15 Educator Grants for Classroom Enrichment, Professional Development, and STEM with Resources to Get You Started

    Grants can be publicly or privately funded, and they offer money to be used for usually specific purposes that does NOT need to be repaid. Luckily, there is no shortage of grants available for...

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  • Considering Competitive Educational Game Play in the Intensive Reading Middle School Classroom

    Considering Competitive Educational Game Play in the Intensive Reading Middle School Classroom

    “Educational Game Day” at my school began with a vision to decrease student trepidation specific to standardized reading assessments, increase assessment reading self-confidence, increase...

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  • Edmentum’s October Webinars: Exact Path for Higher Ed, Social Emotional Learning Best Practices, and More!

    Edmentum’s October Webinars: Exact Path for Higher Ed, Social Emotional Learning Best Practices, and More!

    This month, we have webinars focusing on social emotional learning in the classroom, how to use exact path for higher education, a customer spotlight, and best practices for using Exact Path data....

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  • Four Approaches to Borrow from Japanese Lesson Study for an Effective Education Technology Pilot

    Four Approaches to Borrow from Japanese Lesson Study for an Effective Education Technology Pilot

    The traditional practice of lesson study can serve as a model with no shortage of transferable steps that will help you as educators make the most of your pilot this year. Here are four takeaways...

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  • [Weekly Inspiration] Professor in Georgia Holds Student’s Baby in Class

    [Weekly Inspiration] Professor in Georgia Holds Student’s Baby in Class

    Anna Khadejah tweeted this powerful photo of her mother, Ramata Sissko Cisse, an assistant professor of biology for anatomy and physiology at Georgia Gwinnett College, teaching a class while...

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  • What is the “Circle of Courage,” and how can you use it to enhance your teaching practice?

    What is the “Circle of Courage,” and how can you use it to enhance your teaching practice?

    There are four components to the Circle of Courage: belonging, mastery, independence, and generosity. Each of these areas provides important values, lessons, and concepts for students.

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  • [Weekly EdNews Round Up] How Do You Explain Impeachment to Kids?

    [Weekly EdNews Round Up] How Do You Explain Impeachment to Kids?

    Just like the last time a president faced an impeachment trial, educators are now faced with the task of explaining to students what exactly is going on with our nation’s leader. Thankfully,...

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  • Empowering Independent Thinkers and Learners with Calvert Learning’s Curriculum Design

    Empowering Independent Thinkers and Learners with Calvert Learning’s Curriculum Design

    Today, it’s more important than ever for students to become independent thinkers and self-directed learners. In tomorrow’s workplace, they’ll be expected to learn on the go in order to solve...

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