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Digital tourism brings time travel to life for students

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 2:37pm
To explore Colonial America, Kerry Gallagher's history students acted as digital tour guides and created commercials promotin -More

Register for Free Teacher Programs hosted by Ashbrook at Ashland University
TeachingAmericanHistory.org a project of the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University now includes a new section for upcoming programs. We are even offering free teacher programs across the country. We are regularly adding dates to this calendar, so make sure you check back often to find programs which explore themes and ideas in American History and Government.
Go here to find all scheduled upcoming webinars, seminars and colloquia.

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Minn. universities have trouble finding hosts for student-teachers

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 2:37pm
Colleges and universities across Minnesota report difficulty in placing student-teachers as veteran educators face more deman -More
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Do teacher-prep programs offer easy A's?

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 2:37pm
The latest volley in the debate about rigor -- or a lack of rigor -- of teacher-preparation programs comes from Kate Walsh, p -More
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Website allows teachers to share free, supplemental reading texts

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 2:37pm
CommonLit.org helps educators find and exchange free supplemental reading texts sorted by themes and Lexile scores that are h -More
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High-schoolers to meet, discuss issues at Texas youth symposium

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 2:37pm
About 300 high-school students from New Mexico, Texas and the Mexican state of Chihuahua will meet in March at the BORDERize  -More
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Ways that gentrification affects neighborhood schools

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 2:37pm
Gentrification of cities, including Washington, D.C., has resulted in the closure of even successful neighborhood schools, of -More
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Webinar -- Page One Economics: Teaching with Current Events in Mind

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 2:37pm
Economics instruction is often focused on graphs, charts and theory.  -More
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2015 NCSS Annual Conference -- Call for Proposals

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 2:37pm
NCSS is now accepting proposals for presentations at the 2015 NCSS Annual Conference.  -More
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Nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion.

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 2:37pm
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, philosopher -More
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How service learning goes beyond academics

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 2:53pm
Service-learning projects can help students identify causes that are important to them and guide their personal growth, accor -More
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Why teachers should learn to let go sometimes

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 2:53pm
Teachers should feel comfortable loosening the reins on classroom management to address content, asserts Lily Jones, a former -More
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Okla. bill concerning AP U.S. history will be rewritten

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 2:53pm
A bill in Oklahoma calling for the elimination of Advanced Placement U.S.  -More
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How lawmakers' views on school choice is affecting NCLB rewrite

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 2:53pm
The effort to rewrite No Child Left Behind has some lawmakers considering ways to overhaul Title I funding to better support  -More
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Survey reveals middle-schoolers' opinions on game design

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 2:53pm
Middle-school students said in a recent survey that they enjoyed learning about coding as part of a game-development course.  -More
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More schools use restorative justice to get to the root of problems

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 2:53pm
A growing number of U.S.  -More
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Lives of slaves drawing more interest on Va. plantation

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 2:53pm
Visitors are showing an increased interest in the lives of slaves on Colonial plantations, such as the Liberia Plantation in  -More
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