Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13)

Pioneering Excellence for Better Computer Science Now @coolcatteacher – Education Article

Doug Bergman is Head of Computer Science at Porter-Gaud independent school in Charleston, SC. He has been the head of the CS department for 18+ years and been in CS education for 23+ years. He holds a BS in Computer Information Systems, M.A. in Education Administration, and is 2 courses shy of completing his Online Masters in Computer Science at Georgia Tech. He has taught in public schools, private schools, and professional schools and has worked with students from ages…

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Valuable Virtual Reality Things Every Teacher Should Know @coolcatteacher – Education Article

Steven Sato is currently the Technology Director for Rolling Hills Country Day School in Los Angeles.  He has been an educator for 19 years and as a life-long learner he dedicates his time to the advancement of K12 education through the appropriate use of technology.  He is a Google Certified Innovator, the Co-Organizer of the LA Immersive Edtech Meetup Group and the Co-Host of the Virtual Reality Podcast.  He focuses on the integration and research of immersive technologies such as…

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Building Good Relationships with Your Students’ Parents – Education Article

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki DavisFollow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today’s parents like a different kind of communication. Student videos. Some information and not others. Mike Daugherty, a Director of Technology in Ohio, has been studying this topic and experimenting for the last several years to find optimal ways to communicate with today’s parents. Today, he shares what he has learned. Listen to Hear Ideas You Need to Know Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.…

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How to Get Your Students Out of the Box – Education Article

Chester Asher, MT, MPA, JD is the CEO/Executive Director of Chattahoochee Hills Charter School. He is a dedicated educator and has worked with district and charter schools for the last sixteen years. He has a Master’s of Teaching from Fordham University, an MPA from NYU and a law degree from Cardozo Law School. He has taught every single grade from K to 12 and has also taught seminars to undergraduates at New York University and graduate students at Columbia University.…

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How to Make Science Thrilling from a “Jurassic Park” Mind @coolcatteacher – Education Article

by Vicki Davis Comment | Share | Tweet | Share | Pin It | email Dr. Ray Havasay was a scientist consulted on the making of the original Jurassic Park. Now, she is Executive Director of The Center for Science Teaching and Learning where she specializes in helping engage students in exciting science learning. Listen to Hear Ideas You Need to Know Dr. Ray Ann Havasay Executive Director Dr. Havasy is the Executive Director of The Center for Science Teaching and…

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How to Get Your Students Out of the Box – Education Article

Chester Asher, MT, MPA, JD is the CEO/Executive Director of Chattahoochee Hills Charter School. He is a dedicated educator and has worked with district and charter schools for the last sixteen years. He has a Master’s of Teaching from Fordham University, an MPA from NYU and a law degree from Cardozo Law School. He has taught every single grade from K to 12 and has also taught seminars to undergraduates at New York University and graduate students at Columbia University.…

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Building Good Relationships with Your Students’ Parents – Education Article

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki DavisFollow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today’s parents like a different kind of communication. Student videos. Some information and not others. Mike Daugherty, a Director of Technology in Ohio, has been studying this topic and experimenting for the last several years to find optimal ways to communicate with today’s parents. Today, he shares what he has learned. Listen to Hear Ideas You Need to Know Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.…

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No 1 to 1 devices? You can be an awesome tech-using school anyway! – Education Article

I have been an Instructional Technology Coach in Prince William County, Virginia for the past 15 years. I am ISTE-T Certified, an avid user of Microsoft 365 products, and a Tech4Learning Innovative Educator. I co-plan, co-teach, and collaborate with teachers to develop technology-enhanced lessons within the blended learning model in classrooms.  I also provide professional development for my school and the county. <script… This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by Vicki Davis Read Full Article

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How to Motivate Teachers to Change with Joy Kirr – Education Article

Joy Kirr is the author of the book Shift This! How to Implement Gradual Changes for Massive Impact in Your Classroom, but she is a 7th grade ELA teacher first. She’s in her 24th year of teaching, and it is truly her passion. As she does not have children of her own, every year she takes her 90 12-year-olds under her wing. Joy is passionate about students owning their own learning and has even gone so far as to be…

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5 Creative Ways to Connect Young Adults to Reading – Education Article

| Share | Tweet | Share | Pin It | email Librarian Karen Scott challenges us with some non-traditional practices to get kids interested in reading including organizing her library by genre and using social media and graphics to inspire a love of reading. For over 30 years, Advancement Courses has been a leader in professional development, providing expertly-crafted, classroom-applicable courses to thousands of teachers across the country. They offer over 200 graduate-level courses in 19 different subject areas covering both…

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Question Formulation Techniques with Chris Fancher – Education Article

Chris Fancher is a Middle Years Program (MYP) design teacher at a public International Baccalaureate (IB) charter school in Round Rock, TX. He has taught every course, from pre-algebra to calculus, in more than 20 years of public education. As a military spouse, he found himself teaching mathematics in four states and two countries, as well as teaching college algebra and college statistics for the University of Maryland University College. Chris honed his project-based learning (PBL) skills at the nationally…

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