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Preparing for PARCC/NJSLA Part VI – How to Respond to PARCC/NJSLA Math Items

Regardless of how you feel about PARCC/NJSLA or any standardized test, I think that in PARCC/NJSLA states we can all agree, at this moment, it is necessary to prepare our students for the experience. And to be honest, I don’t think that preparing for PARCC/NJSLA is a waste of instruction time.

The 4 C’s – Preparing your Students to be 21st Century Learners

Preparing students for the future, demands that education be delivered in a vastly different manner than what we’ve seen in U.S. schools thus far. In this world where information creation and discovery are faster than we can bring that information to our classrooms.

How to Use Formative Assessment to Drive Teaching and Learning in the Virtual Classroom

Formative assessments, such as entrance and exit tickets or quick writes, periodically provide information that will inform students’ learning going forward.

Improving Student Achievement through Professional Learning Communities (PLCs)

One of the primary goals of any school is student achievement. But did you know that Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) can contribute to increased student success?

Mentors Teachers Aren’t Done Learning!

You were asked to be a mentor for a good reason. Words like knowledgeable, expert, and even wise come to mind. As veteran teachers, we are full of good ideas, tried and true tricks that we’ve perfected over the years.

Moving Toward More Authentic Engagement

Student engagement is a hot topic these days. Between students’ shortening attention spans and ever-increasing distractions, it is more imperative than ever to keep students engaged in the classroom.

NGSS & You: Addressing the Needs of Curriculum and Science Supervisors

The NGSS are performance expectations focused on the connection between the three dimensions of science learning. These dimensions are combined to form each standard, and each aspect works with the other two to help students build a cohesive understanding of science over time.

PLC Quick-Start Guide for Coaches

Congratulations, you’ve decided to initiate Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) in your school! Now, the question is, how do we get started? There are a lot of considerations to be made when implementing PLCs. Here’s our handy-dandy Quick Start Guide to get you rolling.

Preparing for PARCC/NJSLA Part VII – ELA Assessments

What is an EBSR? An EBSR is a two-part question (Part A and Part B). “The term refers to a type of ELA/literacy test item that asks students to show the evidence in a text that led them to a previous answer.”

16 Characteristics For Success In School & Life - Habits of Mind

Explore the 16 characteristics for success in school and life delivered by professionals in Edtech

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) In Action

InspiredInstruction has a webinar series that brings new knowledge to teachers and schools to help them improve their learning and teaching process in order to achieve overall student success.

Education Technology: What Is Edtech? A Guide. | Built In

Edtech, a portmanteau of the phrase “education technology," is the combination of IT tools and educational practices aimed at facilitating and enhancing learning. Our guide will walk you through the current state of education technology and its bright future in the classroom.

What you should know about education technology (edtech) models in Nigeria

Evolving technologies usually present new ways of doing things. And when this relates to leveraging technology and innovation to enhance the quality, coverage, and potential of education – edtech – it presents new methods of communicating, transferring knowledge, interacting, and cross-pollinating ideas, among others.

Preparing for PARCC/NJSLA Part III – Using Writing Rubrics continued

PARCC/NJSLA posted their writing rubrics for the Prose-Constructed Response (PCR). In the first post, we discussed how instructors could score their students’ essays by creating item-specific guides.

Preparing for PARCC/NJSLA Part II – Using Writing Rubrics

PARCC and NJSLA have posted their writing rubrics for the Prose-Constructed Response (PCR). However, since each writing task is unique and the rubrics are generic, to make good use of these rubrics, you must create item-specific guides that qualify the range of student responses.

PLC Quick-Start Guide for Coaches

Congratulations, you’ve decided to initiate Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) in your school! Now, the question is, how do we get started? There are a lot of considerations to be made when implementing PLCs. Here’s our handy-dandy Quick Start Guide to get you rolling.

NGSS in Action

The NGSS calls for deep linkages between the three dimensions of crosscutting concepts, disciplinary core ideas, and science and engineering practices. To do this effectively, students need to gather evidence from a variety of sources and make sense of that evidence.

Moving Toward More Authentic Engagement

Student engagement is a hot topic these days. Between students’ shortening attention spans and ever-increasing distractions, it is more imperative than ever to keep students engaged in the classroom.

Don’t Be a Robot: Showing Students You CARE

Now, most would agree that routines and rules are critical to running an effective classroom. However, there are much better ways of creating a classroom culture that supports learning and mutual respect.

Big Changes for New Jersey State Assessments

The first significant difference in the New Jersey assessment world is the change in the name of the test. What was once known as the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is now the New Jersey Student Learning Assessment (NJSLA)