In the past year, there has been a heightened interest in trying to decipher what the differences are between “real vs. fake” news and how to best educate our students that what is real is critical to their interpretation of how global headlines will impact them. In this edWebinar, Russell Kahn, Chief Content Officer for News-O-Matic, discussed how we can collectively provide unlimited access to daily, digital news articles to promote empowerment, engagement and citizenship in an age-appropriate, relatable and informative manner.
More and more, young people (and adults) are getting their news online and from social media. There is also the increasingly problematic issue of fake news and determining credible news sources online. In an age of pervasive, fast, and on-demand information, there is a need for educators and parents to teach news and media literacy to kids. In this webinar, Kelly Mendoza, Director of Learning and Engagement for Common Sense Education, lead an exploration of news and media literacy.
In this webinar, Crayola Education Director Cheri Sterman and Art Education Specialist Melissa Hayes explained how to use art-integration as a teaching strategy that aligns with subjects across the curriculum. This approach encourages students to explore historical and societal contexts and understand the power of crisp word messages that accompany images they “read” as they decode advertising’s intent, intended audience, and voice.
In this session, USA Today Reporter Greg Toppo joined Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, New Canaan High School, CT, to discuss shifting trends in the news business and what teachers can do to help their learners sift through the information pool to find trustworthy journalism.
Using high-interest news topics as a starting point, it is possible to engage all students in rigorous learning that builds on their individual strengths. In this webinar, Suzanne Zimbler and Melanie Kletter discussed strategies and activities for engaging different types of learners in the analysis of informational text.
Solving real problems for real people gives purpose for learning while in school and beyond. Come see how elementary, middle, and secondary students from five countries in three continents use science, 3D printing, world issues, graphic arts, geography, English, and second languages to impact light poverty worldwide. See how science students learn the importance of arts and languages. See how students who identify as arts students learn that they love engineering.
Most teachers agree that schoolwork relevant to real-world challenges and experiences plays a key role in keeping students engaged. But do you always have the resources necessary to bring your math concepts to life? Learn how to use Spark 101’s free real-world, standards-aligned case study videos to engage your students in problem-based learning—with authentic problems from business, government, nonprofits, and academia.
Kids have questions about money. Do you know how to answer them? In this webinar, money expert Jean Chatzky brought to life her popular “Ask Jean” column, a regular feature in TIME For Kids Your $: A Guide to Financial Literacy for Kids.
Why is informational text so important and where can teachers find the best resources? In this webinar, Jaime Joyce and Laura Blackburn answered these questions and shared tips and strategies for integrating informational text across the curriculum and throughout the school day. They also discussed what distinguishes informational text from other types of literature. This webinar focuses on teaching and learning in grades K–6.
Do you teach students who are underachieving — students who don’t seem to believe they are capable of doing the work, even though you know they can? If you answered “yes,” this webinar is for you. What these students are lacking is self-efficacy, the belief in one’s ability to succeed in a specific situation. Research indicates that with those gains in self-efficacy come higher academic achievement, deeper learning, and a foundation for future entrepreneurship. In this webinar, Cheryl Lemke, CEO of Metiri Group and an internationally acclaimed thought leader on 21st Century learning, connected the dots for teachers about this research.
Retaining what is learned during the school year is vitally important during breaks, and this retention contributes to a student’s overall success in school. Educational research over the past hundred years confirms what most educators and parents fear most regarding summer break: the phenomenon known as “summer slide.” The good news is that we can counteract this backward trajectory. In this webinar, Lisa Callahan discussed motivating students to apply their “school year” knowledge all summer long.
In this special webinar, students heard from Dr. Jane Goodall, renowned primatologist and founder of both the Jane Goodall Institute, a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitat, and Roots & Shoots, an international environmental and humanitarian youth program. During her presentation, she also answered questions from students and teachers.
Earning, saving, spending, and donating: These are key financial literacy topics. They’re also activities that kids enjoy learning about and taking part in. Think about it: How many young people do you know who have run a lemonade stand, or taken part in charitable events like Penny Harvest?
The Common Core State Standards place an increased emphasis on the reading of informational text. Specifically, the Standards for grades K-5 call for a 50-50 balance of literary and informational text, following the lead of the National Assessment of Educational Progress. This emphasis on nonfiction increases in the upper grades.
The Common Core State Standards place a special emphasis on reading informational text. Teachers often say how excited students are to learn about the world around them. Whether it’s the latest news from Mars or information about a typhoon that struck last week, kids want to know all about it. How can we harness that enthusiasm for nonfiction to help students become great readers?
Opinions matter! Many students are eager to weigh in on issues that are important to them. By teaching them how to write sound arguments, we can help them persuade others of their point of view now and in the future. The Common Core State Standards place particular emphasis on opinion writing. The authors of the standards explain that argument literacy is at the heart of a great education because “it forces a writer to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of multiple perspectives.”
Over 1,500 attendees tuned in to view a special live broadcast from Antarctica. Science Writer David Bjerke and special guests Jean Pennycook, Penguin Researcher for the National Science Foundation, and Peter West, Outreach & Education Program Manager for the National Science Foundation, gave an exclusive look inside life in Antarctica.
In this TIME For Kids webinar, presenters Suzanne Zimbler and Jaime Joyce, Assistant Managing Editors, discussed nonfiction and their alignment with the common core. They shared ways to use the images and graphics in a non-fiction article as entry points for a topic and examples of nonfiction articles that have significant visual components.
In this webinar, presenters Suzanne Zimbler and Jaime Joyce, Assistant Managing Editors, TIME For Kids discussed the three standards that fall under analyzing craft and structure, as well as how to read like a writer. They shared tools that can be used to teach students in grades 2-8 close reading techniques such as context clues and inference.
Text-dependent questions. Text-based answers. These are two phrases often heard in conversations about the Common Core State Standards. Why is there a new emphasis on evidence? What types of questions and tasks will help you push students to engage in discussions that are grounded in examples from the text?