…Time is not the only reason teachers avoid technology integration. Some of us consider ourselves to be technology-impaired. Others simply don’t see technology as a requirement for good teaching or learning. Still others struggle with implementing digital learning effectively because of a lack of training. But whatever the reasons, our avoidance of digital tools for learning is costing our students.
Continue reading… (edweek.org)
“Healthy Students…Successful Students”
SAVE THE DATE for the 11th Annual School Health and Wellness Institute, October 24-26th, 2016, at the BP Energy Center in Anchorage.
The yearly Institute offers 3 days of professional development highlighting the importance of focusing on student and school health:
* Healthy students do better academically.
* Healthy students have lower absenteeism rates and higher graduation rates.
* Healthy students have fewer behavioral issues.
* Healthy and successful students grow into healthy and successful adults.
Scholarships are available and registration opens August 15th. Call or email Wendy Hamilton (wendy•hamilton©alaska•gov) at 465-2768 for more information.
The Alaska Tribal Conference on Environmental Management (ATCEM) will be recognizing the many faces of Environmental Excellence in Alaska at an Awards Luncheon, October 26, 2016. Please email your nominations to atcem©anthc•org (atcem©anthc•org) or submit your nomination form on the ATCEM website.
There are several categories of nominations for you to choose from: Individual, New Environmental Professional, Lifetime Achievement Award, or Community/Group.
For more information or to make a nomination, click here.
Amy Jo Meiners, the Alaska Teacher of the Year, has been given an opportunity to nominate someone in our state for a full-tuition scholarship to the University of Phoenix. The scholarship will allow a prospective student the opportunity to complete an undergraduate or master’s degree in any of the University’s fields of study. Please contact Amy Jo Meiners for more information: amyjo•meiners©juneauschools•org (amyjo•meiners©juneauschools•org)
A complete application, and supporting documentation, must be received on, or before, August 15, 2016. The scholarship committee will determine the recipients of the scholarship by the award date, August 25, 2016. All applicants with a submitted application will be notified via email, regardless if selected as a recipient or not, by award date regarding the status of the scholarship.
From the comfort of your home, you can join the Science Pathfinder’s Summer Camp. Register to receive an email with the link for a website to view the “live” video broadcast that starts on Thursday, June 30th at 9:30am and continues until 4pm. There will be a 1-hour lunch break and the video recording will be available for future playback. The course continues for two more days on Friday, July 1st and Tuesday, July 5th.
Content: Human Anatomy and Physiology with a focus on the pulmonary system
- Overview of the pulmonary system
- Diseases that relate to pulmonary health
- Overview of careers in health and science
- Teach hands only CPR
- Examination of a fetal pig
- Complete a project
Registration is free. Click here for more information.
The Baranov Museum recently featured a premiere of student films in the Fishstory Film Festival. Kodiak students in grades 6-12 in the Summer History and Film Class interviewed community members; conducted research; and shot, directed, and edited their own films on the science and history of Kodiak’s fishing industry.
Fishistory: Science and History of Kodiak’s Fishing Industry (on youtube.com)
Technology Counts 2016 explores the complexity of creating meaningful technological change in American classrooms, drawing on the results of an exclusive survey of K-12 educators on their use of technology.
Continue reading at edweek.org
Today’s schools are increasingly multicultural and multilingual with students from diverse social and economic backgrounds. Educators and community agencies serve students with different motivation for engaging in learning, behaving positively, and performing academically. Social and emotional learning (SEL) provides a foundation for safe and positive learning, and enhances students’ ability to succeed in school, careers, and life.
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Infoaboutkids.org is an ongoing collaboration of the Consortium for Science-Based Information on Children, Youth and Families. The goal is to promote healthy child and family development by highlighting science-based information for those who care for, or work with, children. The website, updated quarterly, links to other well-established, trustworthy websites for parents, other caregivers, and health professionals.