EdWeek: Data-Driven Instruction: Top Trend in K-12 Use of Ed-Tech, Teachers Say

Educators’ use of data to make decisions about instruction and intervention is rising dramatically in U.S. schools, according to an online survey of 1,516 teachers released today by Kahoot! 

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TeachIllinois Offering 3 Online Courses this Summer.

TeachIllinois is proud to offer 3 online courses this summer that can be taken for graduate credit through Lindenwood University. Courses are $199 for 30 PDHours, with 2 graduate credits for an additional $150 through LU. Combined, that’s less than 1 credit hour at some places.

– Using Google to Improve Student Writing
– Workflow Tips for Educators
– Giving better and Faster Feedback in the Classroom

Tyler Youngers is the instructor of these 100% online courses. He has taught these courses online in Iowa and has experience as a classroom writing teacher in public education.

Let me know if you have questions. mweld@roe3.org

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Columbus Elementary School’s “Anti-bullying” Activity with Fredbird

On Friday, March 16th, Fredbird visited Columbus Elementary School (Edwardsville School District.)  Each day, we begin with a morning meeting from 9:00-9:15 a.m.  Mrs. Matarelli, the principal, opened the meeting and today’s emphasis was the importance of team work.  Students were involved in the activity and provided key characteristics of how to be a positive team player.  Respect, unselfish, and hard work were the three main ideas that the students suggested.  The overall experience was very positive.  The Columbus teachers and staff will continue to incorporate character education to help our students understand the importance of bullying “Stops with Me”.

New! 2 ROE 41 Workshops Added

1.) March 16th in Vandalia

How to Improve the Attendance of 21st Century Students and Parents
Dr. Jesse Jackson III.

Regular Attendance at school is vital for a student’s success. It is impossible to recover the time lost from a missed day, and the more a student misses, the further they fall behind. This seminar will help schools staff to take the best steps that can improve attendance. This empower seminar will help teachers: • Why students come to school late • How to Improve Attendance of At-Risk Students • How to best Use a Truancy Department Staff • Things you Can Control (or at least influence) • Those Strategies That Have a Power and Positive Impact on School Attendance • 10 Power Methods to help with Title 1 student parents. (The registration form is included with the flyer.)

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2.) April 19th in Edwardsville

Spring Kindergarten Round Robin with Greg Smedley-Warren.

1.) Mr. Greg will share stories from his classroom and the lessons he has learned and how they can be implemented in other classrooms. The #happyclassroom is a way for teachers around the world to share positive experiences from their own rooms. Mr. Greg will describe in detail the mission of this hashtag and how it relates to your attitudes toward education and their classroom.
2.) We’ll see how easy it is to integrate technology into your center time! Plus, discover how center wheels and tubs help make managing and rota;ng centers simple for you and your students. You will also explore ways to effectively manage your math and literacy centers.
3.) We will talk about ways to use an iPad for whole-group instruction in handwriting, math and literacy — even if you have only one iPad. Explore how to use QR codes as a math and literacy center. You will also learn how to use technology to manage your classroom and make teaching a little less overwhelming.
4.) Learn about different types of behavior systems, rewards and consequences, the importance of routines, expectations and procedures, and ways to bring free and low cost incentives into your classroom.

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