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Building Your Own Professional Learning Community: What Websites to Use
posted by: Alix | February 27, 2013, 04:33 pm   


One of the things that stood out among the data released in the recent MetLife survey, was that teachers who collaborate professionally with other teachers are more likely to seek out leadership roles and are more likely to be satisfied with their position.  This information points out yet another reason that having a high-quality professional learning community (PLC) is essential to teaching.

HB 2221: Kansas Teacher Association Clashes with Union Over Equal Access
posted by: Alix | February 25, 2013, 10:02 am   

Don't miss coverage of HB 2221 on the Heartland Institute's website:
Transforming Education in the Digital Age
posted by: Alix | February 25, 2013, 09:49 am   

Technology is fundamental to our global progress. The forward charge of digital resources has forever altered how we communicate with each other and how we conduct our daily lives. Students are tethered to their iPads, smartphones, and laptops, while chalkboards, textbooks, and overhead projectors have become relics of the past. As educators, we must work to ensure that our students are prepared for our current digital world and, more importantly, the days yet to come.
Five Facts about the Mathematics Common Core Standards
posted by: Alix | February 14, 2013, 05:29 pm   

With all the misinformation still being circulated and with the assessments for Common Core State Standards (CCSS) right around the corner, I wanted to take a moment to make sure that everyone is aware of the contents of the standards.  I’ve done this previously with English/Language Arts, and so today I will attempt to do the same with the Mathematics standards.

So, if you know nothing about the Mathematics Common Core State Standards, here is what you should know:

HB 2221: Pro-Teacher Legislation
posted by: Alix | February 12, 2013, 12:55 pm   

Despite record-breaking growth in Kansas, KANAAE members and staff have experienced tremendous hurdles in establishing equal treatment with the union. Whether it is the inability to attend a new teacher orientation or access to school mailboxes, KANAAE is constantly passed over in favor of union interests. Despite this climate, there is renewed hope for teachers seeking options in Kansas, as House Bill 2221 was recently introduced to promote an equal playing field for all teacher associations.
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