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Administrators need not break the bank or disrupt daily schedules to offer paraprofessional training that ensures the success of students who need extra support.
Paraeducator professional development resource options include: LRP Publications offers a range of DirectSTEP courses for paraeducators on topics such as child development, collaborating with teachers, discipline and curriculum planning. The […]
An earpiece, along with technology developed at the University of Washington College of Education, now helps administrators provide PD to paraeducators while they’re working with students.
Charlotte “Nadja” Trez, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ executive director of ELL Services, firmly believes in maintaining rigorous math standards for all ELL students, and embedding language lessons in math instruction.
Not long ago, 3D printers were the hot new edtech tool. Costing thousands of dollars, they were prized possessions that only teachers in specialties such as art and engineering knew […]
In Florida’s Collier County Public Schools, educators’ use of social media to connect with parents and the broader community started with “a coalition of the willing” says Greg Turchetta, executive […]
Doug Johnson held the title of audiovisual director when he launched his career in school technology in 1991. Back then, teachers didn’t have computers on their desks and technology needs […]
Gone are the days when a mechanic can pop the hood of a car, take a look around and figure out what to do. Today’s auto shop graduates use diagnostic […]
Superintendent Curtis Cain, whose students in the Wentzville School District in Missouri follow the Project Lead the Way curriculum, have brought CTE education to life through projects such as creating […]
Rochester, New York, students have some bragging rights when it comes to space exploration. East High School students in the Rochester City School District recently earned the opportunity to send […]
A large gap between the number of computer science graduates and available jobs has led an increasing number of districts to boost instruction in computational thinking. The concept refers to […]
There’s a new tool in the battle against student depression, anxiety and suicide—the in-school wellness center. Palos Verdes High School in California opened its on-campus wellness center in December 2016. […]
Telemedicine, in which a remote doctor or physician’s assistant provides health care via the internet, has caught on in the business world and is now making its way into public […]
Is cursive writing doomed to become a long-lost art? Not if some educators have anything to say about it. After decades of remaining a main component of elementary education, cursive […]
While the controversial practice of corporal punishment declines, it remains legal in 19 states. In those states, boys, black students and children with disabilities are more likely to receive physical […]
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