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Free Pro-D Opportunity: Festival of Forestry July 8th to the 11th

May 07, 2019 jjamison
Free Pro-D Opportunity: Festival of Forestry July 8th to the 11th

Dear Joe, Do you or a colleague want to learn more about forestry and natural resources? Are you curious about how to integrate these topics into your programs? Then take advantage of our free three-day tour! We provide teachers of all levels and subject areas with curriculum-focused, hands-on teaching ideas. The Festival of Forestry is excited to announce our 2019 annual teacher tour! See below for…

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5 Fun Presentation Tools

May 07, 2019 jjamison
5 Fun Presentation Tools

Help students demonstrate classroom knowledge and develop design skills. As the school year winds down, tests and final projects are looming. Class presentations can be a great way for students to synthesize knowledge, practice public speaking, and interact with their classmates. But there are also potential drawbacks: Standing up and speaking in front of peers can be nerve-racking (even for…

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Edutopias Top Stories from April

May 07, 2019 jjamison
Edutopias Top Stories from April

Between spring break, standardized tests, and egg dyeing, it's possible that you missed some of our best—and most discussed—content last month. Not to worry: We've got you covered with this recap of our eight top stories from April. Credit: ©Twenty20/@idaluther 5 Research-Backed Studying Techniques Teachers can guide students to avoid ineffective studying habits in favor of ones that will increase…

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TC2 Using Critical Inquiry to Explore Reconciliation

May 07, 2019 jjamison
TC2 Using Critical Inquiry to Explore Reconciliation

Thousands of Canadians take part in the 2015 Walk for Reconciliation in Ottawa. TC² works with Indigenous communities to help teachers and students explore reconciliation. Senator Murray Sinclair tells us that education “holds the key to reconciliation…. Knowing what happened will lead to understanding. Understanding leads to respect.”1 Teachers know that Senator Sinclair is calling on…

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FreshGrade Webinars for May

May 07, 2019 jjamison
FreshGrade Webinars for May

The month of May is a perfect time to celebrate your classroom glows, grows, and everything in between. Check out the list below to see which webinars match your interests and goals! FreshGrade and Google: Capturing Student Research for Formative and Summative Assessment Learn how to use Google slides and FreshGrade together in a science research project. Seamlessly and effectively capture student…

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