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Resources, videos for teaching spoken-word poetry

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 1:56pm
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Ideas for teachers to take charge of their PD

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 1:56pm
Educators can take control of their professional development by leveraging professional learning networks as well as online r -More
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How teachers can tailor their messages to peer audiences

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 1:56pm
In this blog post, educator Lisa Nielsen offers some suggestions to help teachers connect their ideas with potential audience -More
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States show increased interest in digital learning, report finds

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 1:56pm
Some states nationwide are showing improvement in digital learning, according to a recent report card released by Digital Lea -More
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Colo. students visit senior center to interview veterans for history project

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 1:56pm
A group of Colorado high-school students recently interviewed World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans to record the -More
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Ill. students help clean cemetery's grounds, conduct research

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 1:56pm
Students from Zeigler-Royalton High School in Illinois joined local officials in an effort to spruce up one of Franklin Count -More
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Webinar: Integrating Map Tools in the Social Studies Classroom -- April 22

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 1:56pm
Our April 22 webinar will focus on the utilization of online map tools to engage students and enhance professional practice f -More
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Inspiration for My Colleagues: Social Studies is Everywhere!

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 1:56pm
Barbara Knighton, NCSS 2013 Social Studies Elementary Teacher of the Year, provides this month's "Inspiration for My Colleagu -More
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I am more afraid of an army of 100 sheep led by a lion than an army of 100 lions led by a sheep.

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 1:56pm
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Perigord, French diplomat -More
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Consider students' interests, real-world scenarios when creating history lessons

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:57pm
Understanding how history relates to everyday life is not always clear to adolescent students, but middle-school social studi -More
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Spring-inspired classroom lessons

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:57pm
With harsh winter weather giving way to spring, this blog post offers several ways teachers can use the season in classroom l -More
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Expanding Earth Day projects beyond April 22

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:57pm
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How Will you Commemorate Yom Hashoah this Year?
Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day, begins on the evening of April 27th. Echoes and Reflections includes visual history testimony from Holocaust survivors and other witnesses and addresses CCSS to help you teach about the Holocaust on this day of remembrance.

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Role of standardized testing to change in NYC schools

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:57pm
Under a recent decision, standardized test scores no longer will be the dominant factor in deciding whether students in third -More
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Experts eye struggling readers as potential dropouts in the future

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:57pm
Students' early struggles with reading harm their achievement in almost every subject and put them on a path to dropping out  -More
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Tips to help teachers leverage social media tools

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:57pm
Social media provides useful tools for teachers and students, along with some challenges, Kathy Cook, the director of educati -More
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Ga. students' plastic bags solution: Help the homeless

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:57pm
A group of high-school students from three Georgia schools took their study of plastic waste and turned it into an effort to  -More
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Ill. students lend their hands to cleaning up tornado-hit community

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:57pm
Students from Moline High School in Illinois recently traveled to another community in the state to help clean up after a dea -More
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NCSS webinar call for proposals

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:57pm
NCSS is looking to continue to bring the best online educational programming available to the social studies professional in  -More
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