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Goal Planning template bundle
Goal planning gives us a focus. It motivates us to work towards both short-term and long-term achievements. Establishing a plan allows us to prioritize our attention, resources, and time to increase our chances of successfully achieving our goals. Essentially, goal planning gives us the hope we need to succeed.

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Math Discussion Prompts

When we encourage our students to think critically and have more meaningful, rich discourse with classmates, we highlight their true understanding of mathematics and additionally help uncover any misconceptions they may have developed around mathematic concepts.

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9 Nonfiction Reading Discussion Questions for Students

Nonfiction Reading Discussion Questions

As educators, we know that encouraging our students to read nonfiction text has many powerful benefits. We've put together a short, one pager that provides students with 9 Nonfiction Reading Discussion Questions for an approachable way to help nurture reading comprehension strategies.

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CER STEM Posters

CER STEM Posters for Students

CER, or the claim, evidence, and reasoning framework, is a scaffolded way to engage students to think critically and promote reasoning and deduction skills.  With a focus on STEM, we've put together two CER posters, one for science and one for math, that can be used in a variety of ways in your classroom.

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End of the Year Reflections

End of Year Reflection

The end of the school year is almost here! What will your students remember from this year? How have they grown? What highlights, insights and learning experiences have helped prepare them for their next school year? Help your students reflect on all their educational experiences with these End of Year Reflections and see what you discover!

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End of the Year Reflections

6 Essential Questions to Ask Yourself as a New Teacher

The beginning of the school year is critical to the success of your classroom. The 6 questions outlined in this downloadable are essential in helping you to establish your goals, manage your expectations, and track your progress as an educator.

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Tic Tac Toe

Demonstrate your mastery of each standard with this Tic Tac Toe choice board!

Ensure your students have access to the tools and resources they need to attain a particular skill with a standards-aligned curriculum.

Complete 1 task in each Tic Tac Toe Choice Board column to demonstrate mastery of each standard.

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Learn how to use Flipgrid, a free video discussion tool from Microsoft

In Flipgrid, you can post discussion prompts and your students can respond using short videos – and we will show you how in this step-by-step getting started Webinar. With a little of your educator creativity, you can also leverage Flipgrid to start preparing your students for end of year, high stakes assessments. You'll become a Pro in just 30 minutes, thanks to expert trainer Dr. Samantha Fecich.

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Oh Snap! Getting Students to Reflect on Learning Using Booksnaps

Want a creative, engaging way to get students to reflect on or show their learning? Look no further than booksnaps, or mathsnaps, or any kind of snaps! Join Lauren Boucher to learn how to use Google Drawings and Google Slides to get your students to explore their thinking and learning in innovative ways.

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Preparing Students for the Future with Artificial Intelligence

Preparing Students for the Future with Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence has the potential to change the way teachers teach and students learn, helping to maximize student success and prepare them for the future. Join Deb Norton as she shares the key concepts of AI and strategies for integrating it into the classroom. You will also walk away with activities, tools and resources to support teaching your students about artificial intelligence.

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Tools and Strategies to Help Students Safely Navigate Our Digital Culture

Tools and Strategies to Help Students Safely Navigate Our Digital Culture

Our students are using digital tools to create, innovate and communicate; however, outside of the classroom, many students are making poor choices. Join Matt Bergman as he shares tools that our students are using, which can sometimes lead to poor choices. Come discover strategies, tools, and tips to help your students successfully navigate through their digital culture.

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15 Free Mobile Apps that Take Social Studies into the Future

Jenna will cover effective uses for the apps and creative ways to incorporate them in the classroom, explaining how to use them to improve student performance and understanding of concepts so that students become creators of knowledge, not just consumers. Apps for all grade levels will be included in this whirlwind overview.

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Pixel Art with Google Sheets – A Fun Classroom Application

Are you looking for a fun, innovative activity that infuses technology into your curriculum? Join Lauren Boucher as she shares, step-by-step, how to create Pixel Art with Google Sheets for any grade level or subject area. You will also walk away with templates and application ideas to get your students excited about learning with this easy-to-implement, visual learning strategy.

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Challenging Students Can Be Champions! (Part 1)

Regardless of age, students’ social and emotional needs must be considered in order to effectively address behavioral issues in the classroom. Join Reba Gordon-Matthews as she shares how you can take your students from contenders to champions! You will also walk away with strategies for working with students who disrupt the learning process as well as tips and tricks for encouraging positive behavior.

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Creative Ways to Communicate with Parents

Do you ever wish that there were easier and less time-consuming ways to communicate with parents so that they could be more informed and involved? Communication can be a huge challenge for both parents and teachers in the fast-paced society in which we live. What resources can teachers use to help bridge the communication gap between home and school? Join Matt Bergman as he shares several free tools teachers can use to creatively communicate with and engage busy parents. You will also walk away with strategies for providing equitable communication through a variety of channels that best fits parents’ needs.

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The Differentiation Toolbox:
Helping ALL Students Work Towards Mastery of the Content Standards

Individual learning styles are as unique as fingerprints, and chances are the students in your classroom do not grasp the content being taught the same way or share the same level of ability. Join Melissa Mann as she shares strategies to meet the needs of diverse learners and help ALL students work towards mastery of the content standards. You will also learn how to design lessons that will guide each of your students toward the same learning objectives while meeting their individual interests, needs, and strengths.

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