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5 Ways to Incorporate March Madness Into Your Classroom

Slam Dunk Ideas!

This blog post was originally published on March 18, 2016, but it was so well received that we wanted to freshen it up and share it again. Enjoy!

If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em! March Madness will soon be underway, but rather than fight your student’s interest in the NCAA basketball tournament, incorporate it into your lessons! We’ve put together 5 of our favorite resources for integrating the NCAA tournament into your math, science, reading or social studies period.  Go ahead and try one out.  It might just be a slam dunk!! 

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Topics: Instructional Strategies, 21st Century Learning

Top 10+ Tech Trends & Tools for Teachers in 2019

Get up-to-date Tech Tools for 2019

It’s 2019, and technology continues to reshape teaching trends in and out of the classroom. One of the most challenging obstacles for teachers is knowing what’s new, what’s coming, and how this technology can be used to infuse new tactics to engage, educate and learn. This year, the trends are about building the “Intelligent Digital Mesh” which encompasses:

  • Intelligence – AI drives everything we do across many systems going into the future;
  • Digital – The digital world brings the virtual and real worlds together in a new digital reality; and,
  • Mesh – Connecting people, processes, and things together in new and interesting ways.
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Topics: Instructional Strategies, Literacy

Exciting News from Learners Edge!

We are Moving!

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Teaching Mantras

Learners Edge recently hosted our first blended learning course on Mindfulness. It was a fantastic experience for us as a Learners Edge team - we were inspired and enlightened by the abundance of wonderful conversation from our teacher students from around the country. 

Our course instructor, Lance Raabe shared with us the value of creating a Teaching Mantra.  A teaching mantra is a simple way for teachers to bring mindfulness to teaching. By committing to a short, consistent phrase, and sharing it with your students, this mindful act can help on days when the classroom feels a bit off kilter. Lance's teaching mantra is: "Best Day of My Life...Until Tomorrow!"

Many of our course participants shared their Teaching Mantras and we wanted to pass along a little of their brilliance. Read on, perhaps one of these mantras will resonate with you! 

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Topics: Teaching Wellness & Inspiration

Christmas in July - New Courses Launching July 16!

 Summer is a wonderfully lazy time, and we hope you are all resting and refreshing! The Curriculum and Instruction team here at Learners Edge loves summer because it means that once again, we get to introduce a whole new slate of courses especially for you! These courses will be ready and available for registration beginning on July 16th - opening for Fall 2018 or Spring 2019 session registrations. It's like Christmas in July!

Take a look at the courses that we've been putting the finishing touches on and make sure to sign-up at the bottom of this article to receive a reminder when these courses are open and available for registration! 

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Learners Edge Launches 9 NEW Continuing Education Courses

Happy (almost) Spring!! 

As we make our way out of the shadows, blinking into the sunlight this March, we have some exciting news to share with you! 

The Curriculum and Instruction team gave our course categories an overhaul! We dug in to really assess how we could make sure they represented the topics important to education professionals. As a result, we have added 6 new content topic areas and have also restructured a few of our existing course categories to better meet your needs. We have also provided definitions for each of the categories to help you target the course topics you are seeking. Take a look! 

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Come Meet Learners Edge at ASCD Empower 2018 in Boston!

Learners Edge is sending a team to ASCD's Empower 18 in Boston March 23-26 and we'd love to meet you! We want to learn about what's going on in your teaching world and how we can help meet your continuing education/professional development needs. Expect to learn about some great new courses, our free resource offerings and of course, take home some great swag!

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Learners Edge Announces Partnership with Gannon University

Expanding Professional Development Options for Teachers throughout Pennsylvania 

Lakeville, MN, March 6, 2018:  Learners Edge announces the addition of a new academic partner expanding the reach of continuing education courses for teachers throughout the state of Pennsylvania. While Learners Edge courses have been used by teachers throughout Pennsylvania, a partnership with highly respected Gannon University will expand teacher choice and further meet their professional development needs.

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Learners Edge Announces Expanded Partnership with Andrews University

Providing Increased Professional Development Opportunities for Teachers throughout Michigan

Lakeville, MN, March 5, 2018:  Learners Edge announces the expansion of a strategic academic partnership improving the reach of continuing education courses for teachers throughout the state of Michigan. While Learners Edge courses have been used by teachers throughout Michigan for more than a decade, the expanded partnership with highly respected Andrews University will enhance reach, teacher choice and more easily meet teacher’s professional development needs.

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Best of 2017: Our Top Blog Posts

 

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Learners Edge is passionately committed to providing you with continuing education coursework, materials, and tools that will help you succeed in your classroom and in your career.

Offering more than 100 print-based or online courses for teachers, you can earn the graduate credit you need for salary advancement and meet your professional development needs. Contact us today to get started!

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