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Unlock Scaffolding Success with Five Keys

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Topics: Instructional Strategies, Courses, Student Engagement

3 Social-Emotional Learning Practices To Ease Students’ Transition Back-to-School

Going back to school is an exciting time for students and teachers! Picking out your first-day-of-school outfit, the smell of Crayola crayons, and meeting new friends! In addition to excitement, returning to school can also bring anxiety and angst. Here are three things teachers can focus on to ease students back into the brick & mortar schoolhouse.

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Topics: Classroom Management, Social Emotional Learning, Positive Behavior Supports, anxiety, Courses

Empower Meaningful Action With Environmental Science

Looking for ways to make a difference in the world? Do you recognize an increase in student anxiety when discussing climate change? Curious how to explain environmental justice to young people? These are some of the questions new course 5231: Empowering Action with Environmental Science will answer.

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Topics: Courses, Digital Resources, science, Games & Downloadables

"Fall Forward" With 4 Blended Learning Courses

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Topics: Teaching Wellness & Inspiration, educator wellness, Courses, Blended Learning, Student Engagement

One Step Forward, Three Steps Back: The Legacy of Racial Injustice

Learning is a curious thing. As we age, we know we have absorbed a fair amount of knowledge, yet we continue to be amazed by how much there still is to learn. Take for example my surprise when seeing the “Confronting History to Heal a Nation” segment on the CBS Sunday Morning show. There on my porch-that-feels-like-a-treehouse, I learned something I never knew before. I was told about a man named Bryan Stevenson and the work he is doing to heal the hurt of a country that repeatedly takes one step forward and then three steps back. While watching the 7-minute story, I made the connection between slavery and segregation, lynching and the legal system, and so much more. Convinced there was more to understand, I traveled to Montgomery to see, feel, and be in the spaces that explain the legacy of racial injustice in the Black community. Eloquent in its composition and strong in stature–the museum is built in a city that once held one of the busiest slave trades in the country. And, just down the street, is the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, an affecting testimonial to the way we treated and killed our brethren. 

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Topics: diversity, Courses, Black History Month, Culturally Responsive Teaching, Equity

Choice, Fun, and Games Abound in Our Newest Tech Course

Quiz: Who is our new Choose Your Own EdTech Adventure course designed for?

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Topics: Teaching with Technology, Technology, 21st Century Learning, Courses

8 New Courses to Heat Up Your Summer Learning

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Topics: Courses

4 Ways To Level Up Your Technology Integration Next Year

The Learners Edge team is back from the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE) conference in The Big Easy with so many great insights to share! The annual gathering of tech-minded educators and companies offering tech-related products was inspirational and action-packed! Take a glimpse into our ISTE adventures by checking out our Instagram highlights

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Topics: Teaching with Technology, Technology, Courses, Digital Resources

Rev Up Classroom Learning with a Summer Road Trip

There’s nothing quite like a road trip. The highway stretched out before you, the wind in your hair, music (or a great audiobook) blasting on the car stereo, adventures awaiting around every twist and turn. In addition to being a lot of fun, road trips can also be an incredible learning experience. From visiting historic and cultural sites, to museums, to exploring the varied natural landscape of the country, opportunities abound to bring learning back to your classroom this fall. Below, we’ve collected 10 destination ideas with websites that provide robust supporting activities that translate easily into authentic lessons. There’s something for travelers who teach in every content area.

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Topics: Courses, Summer Vacation, Happiness

3 Phenomenal Courses to Celebrate UFO Day!

Welcome to World UFO Day, Everyone! 

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Topics: Holidays, Courses, science

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