Experiential Learning, Experiential Learning, 2011 SpringExperiential Learning, Experiential Learning, 2011 Spring - The motto of the Lowcountry Estuarium based in Port Royal, SC is “Conservation through Education” with a focus on the Port Royal Sound Estuarine system. This unique coastal environment stretches from the barrier islands bordered on the north by St. H...
Explore the Mysteries and Marvels of the Intertidal Zone

Bob Bender | 08/04/2011

The motto of the Lowcountry Estuarium based in Port Royal, SC is “Conservation through Education” with a focus on the Port Royal Sound Estuarine system. This unique coastal environment stretches from the barrier islands bordered on the north by St. Helena Sound to the Savannah River. It is arguably the richest ecosystem on earth with regard to the production of biomass. Read More...

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Product Reviews, 2011 SpringProduct Reviews, 2011 Spring -    Epson Creative Zone is a free resource for teachers featuring hundreds of projects including scrapbooks, calendars, award certificates, textbook covers and more. 
Epson Creative Zone

| 04/14/2011

Epson Creative Zone is a free resource for teachers featuring hundreds of projects including scrapbooks, calendars, award certificates, textbook covers and more.  Read More...

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From the Editor, Issues, 2011 Spring, Issues, IssuesFrom the Editor, Issues, 2011 Spring, Issues, Issues -  Collaboration is such a broad term. In education, it takes many forms. There is the collaboration between student and teacher. Collaboration between student and student. Collaboration between teachers. Between school and home. Between districts. Bet...
From the Editor - Spring 2011

Charles Sosnik | 03/21/2011

Collaboration is such a broad term. In education, it takes many forms. There is the collaboration between student and teacher. Collaboration between student and student. Collaboration between teachers. Between school and home. Between districts. Between disciplines. Between agencies. Between locations. Between public and private sectors. In this issue, we celebrate collaboration in all its forms. Using the simple premise that none of us is as smart as all of us, we explore the many ways educators use collaboration to accomplish one important goal – the education of our children. Kudos to my friend Franklin Schargel, who has just finished ... Read More...

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Category Topics, Special Features, 2011 Spring, Special EducationCategory Topics, Special Features, 2011 Spring, Special Education - Students in the United States diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) who are planning to pursue higher education have a new scholarship program opportunity. The Shire ADHD Scholarship includes a monetary award and a prepaid ye...
New Scholarship announced for students with ADHD

| 06/28/2011

Students in the United States diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) who are planning to pursue higher education have a new scholarship program opportunity. The Shire ADHD Scholarship includes a monetary award and a prepaid year of ADHD coaching services provided in partnership with the Edge Foundation to help individuals diagnosed with ADHD making the transition to college, vocational or technical school. Read More...

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Columns, Issues, 2011 Spring, Columns, Issues, IssuesColumns, Issues, 2011 Spring, Columns, Issues, Issues - Schools are being asked to do more and more with fewer resources. For any school program to assure the high academic achievement of all children, there must be an active partnership between the school and community to address the social and personal,...
School—Community Collaboration

Franklin Schargel | 03/21/2011

Schools are being asked to do more and more with fewer resources. For any school program to assure the high academic achievement of all children, there must be an active partnership between the school and community to address the social and personal, as well as the academic, needs of children. As Jehl, Blank, and McCloud (2001) conclude in Lessons in Collaboration , educators and community builders differ about the goals and scope of schools. Educators tend to see educational reform as focused on promoting the academic achievement of young people. Community builders — and some educators — focus on academic achievement in a broader context ... Read More...

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Professional Development, Special Features, 2011 SpringProfessional Development, Special Features, 2011 Spring - I often say “we make time for what we value.”  The irony is teachers, in particular, struggle with finding time to learn to be better teachers.  But who has time to think about professional development?
Teacher Professional Development: Taking time to learn

Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach | 05/05/2011

I often say “we make time for what we value.”  The irony is teachers, in particular, struggle with finding time to learn to be better teachers.  But who has time to think about professional development? Read More...

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Columns, Issues, 2011 Spring, Columns, Issues, IssuesColumns, Issues, 2011 Spring, Columns, Issues, Issues - I wonder if any other industry is as prone to trends and fads as K-12 education. Every couple of years, a new model promises much, sweeps through the nation, then largely fades from view. Enter a new fad that promises much, and repeat — endlessly. Th...
Is it time to swap K-12 Education Trends for Common Sense Solutions?

Dr. Ruth Herman Wells, M.S. | 03/21/2011

I wonder if any other industry is as prone to trends and fads as K-12 education. Every couple of years, a new model promises much, sweeps through the nation, then largely fades from view. Enter a new fad that promises much, and repeat — endlessly. The trouble with most education models is that they’re one-size-fits-all. In the real world, students come in all shapes and sizes, with all manner of challenges and barriers, and one simple approach will never fit all of them. To expect one basic model to fit all students coast-to-coast is like expecting one textbook to fit all students coast-to-coast. Read More...

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Administrator Resources, Special Features, 2011 SpringAdministrator Resources, Special Features, 2011 Spring - While the documentary “Waiting for Superman” does make some valid observations on the issues challenging American education today, it fails largely under the weight of its own kryptonite:  that there is a crisis in public education.  Believing in the...
Waiting for "Superman"? - Don't hold your breath

Samuel J. Spitalli | 05/20/2011

While the documentary “Waiting for Superman” does make some valid observations on the issues challenging American education today, it fails largely under the weight of its own kryptonite:  that there is a crisis in public education.  Believing in the myth of a crisis in education is kind of like believing in the man of steel himself, only in reverse—Superman can do nothing wrong, just as public schools and teachers can’t do anything right.  If you suspend your disbelief, then every fallacy in the film (and there are many) can seem plausible, but Davis Guggenheim’s documentary bombs on so many levels that it’s hard to know where to start.  Let... Read More...

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In This Issue

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Explore the Mysteries and Marvels of the Intertidal Zone
Epson Creative Zone
New Scholarship announced for students with ADHD
From the Editor - Spring 2011
School—Community Collaboration
Teacher Professional Development: Taking time to learn
Waiting for "Superman"? - Don't hold your breath
Is it time to swap K-12 Education Trends for Common Sense Solutions?
Consequences: The rocket fuel of accountability
What can collaboration with students look like?
The spirit of collaboration
Student performance, online collaboration and Moodle
Not all equal signs are created equal
A Collaborative Approach to Addressing Bullying
Collaboration furniture
Students express themselves as published authors
Instructional effectiveness for turnaround schools: Rigor, relevance and relationships
Leading the way: The role of professional development for school leaders
Learning outside the classroom
Relationship is key to English language learner’s success
Educating tomorrow’s leaders today
Professional development to support struggling students
How to make a residential school feel like home
Supporting students with autism
Teaching students in the Age of Autism
Students go to the Hill
R.E.A.L. instruction
Bullying in the girl’s world
Strategies to improve computer access for students with disabilities
Choosing the right classroom management software solution
How do we stop cheating in our high tech world?
STEM education: Focusing on the silent 'E'
Connection to science at the Smithsonian
Preparing for excellence in Mathematics
Educating 21st century learners
Inspiring readers one book at a time
Addressing food allergies at school
Planning physical activity for Middle School Students
Jefferson County
Experience Peninsula Fine Arts Center
Students ‘do’ science at the Viginia Living Museum
At Busch Gardens, education is a thrill ride
Norfolk
Berkeley County
What teachers say about museums
Biltmore’s Antler Hill Farm 
Imagination-sparking field trip destination
Chattanooga
New adventures at Atlanta’s Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Atlanta Cyclorama and Civil War Museum
Real animals, real teachers, real life
Two exhibitions, One unforgettable teaching experience
Reinventing the field trip
Students learn the art and science of storytelling
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