Scholarship Opportunity for Fully Accredited Online Courses – Teacher Reboot Camp – Education Article

I’m excited to announce that on July 5th my two new online courses begin, Methodologies for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, and Connected Educators: Harnessing the Power of Social Media for Professional Development. One of the many reasons I enjoy working with the team at Edtechnology Specialists is that the company believes in giving back. These are the charities Edtechnology Specialists supports. In addition, we will also be awarding scholarships to a teacher in need. If you or any teacher you…

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Meet the Inspiring Teacher Scholarship Recipient, Jesus Sosa – Teacher Reboot Camp – Education Article

We recently began the summer session of my new online courses. We announced a scholarship and were so moved by the personal statements and bios that we decided to award a few scholarships for the summer session. Below is the bio and an excerpt from the personal statement of Jesus Sosa, a teacher from Venezuela, who was the recipient of the Methodologies for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages course scholarship. His personal statement is truly inspiring and I’m excited about his contributions…

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Meet the Inspiring Teacher Scholarship Recipient, Dalia Fakash – Teacher Reboot Camp – Education Article

We recently began the summer session of my new online courses. We announced a scholarship and were so moved by the personal statements and bios that we decided to award a few scholarships for the summer session. Below is the bio and an excerpt from the personal statement of Dalia Fakash, a teacher from Turkey and Syria, who was the recipient of the Methodologies for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages course scholarship. I’m excited about her contributions and the perspectives she will…

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Living La Vida del Profesor Emily Parkinson |… – Education Article

Living La Vida del ProfesorEmily Parkinson | Edison Elementary – Morton Grove, IL For as long as I’ve wanted to be a teacher, I’ve also wanted to teach abroad, immersed in a culture different from my own. During a particularly stressful experience this past year, it occurred to me that spending my summers abroad could be a perfect way to satisfy that international craving. I want to tell you a little bit about my fellowship living, learning and teaching in…

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20+ Emoji Activities and Resources for Teaching Math, Science, and English – Teacher Reboot Camp – Education Article

Today is World Emoji Day and to celebrate I’m sharing 20 emoji activities, my slide presentation, and resources to engage your learners. Emojis are an important part of our students’ digital culture and the way students humanize time spent communicating with others constantly through a machine. Emojis allow students to express themselves, share their personalities, and add emotion to their messages. Emojis also represent an international language. Around the world we understand with symbols like a smiley face, angry face,…

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Fund for Teachers grant recipients regularly head… – Education Article

Fund for Teachers grant recipients regularly head to the Florida Keys to research marine biology and conservation; therefore, we wanted to get their insight into Hurricane Irma’s devastation. We are grateful to Lucila Telesco (Newfield Elementary School – Stamford, CT) who, in the midst of Open House – for which she was organizing translators and buses – shared her story… Heartfelt Recollections of Florida’s Tropical Wilderness I embarked on my fellowship to Florida’s Everglades and the Key’s Coral Reef during…

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Introducing Mexican Arts into a Cultural No Man’s… – Education Article

Introducing Mexican Arts into a Cultural No Man’s Land As Hispanic Heritage Month draws to a close, we share the fellowship of Jeannie O’Meara, teacher at Saint Adalbert Elementary School in South Bend, IN. With her Fund for Teachers grant, Jeannie completed a Spanish Language Immersion Program at Academia Hispano Americano in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, to inspire, resonate with and teach the arts with an emphasis on Mexican culture in an urban PreK-8th school comprised of a 96% Latino…

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8 Top Tips and Tons of Resources for Supporting English Learners with Technology – Teacher Reboot Camp – Education Article

“The limits of my language are the limits of my world.” – Ludwig Wittgenstein I’ve worked with language learners in over 20 countries. I’ve seen first hand how technology can be used in incredible ways to motivate and engage language learners of any age. Even with little access to technology teachers can add background music to a story or show students a short clip to spark conversation or inspire ideas for writing. I regularly share free web tools, resources, and tips…

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