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TF Update 4/18/2016
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For Your Classroom
Differentiating instruction is a great way to maximize the potential of each student, and ensure that all students understand the concepts.
- CHECK OUT our differentiation resources!
TeachersFirst has a number of resources—including rubric starters, differentiation suggestions and more—to help you design and deliver instruction to best reach each student.
- RESISTER for a FREE classroom differentiation virtual workshop!
If you want to learn about the pedagogy of differentiation and resources to differentiate your classroom, then don’t miss the upcoming OK2Ask® session on Tuesday April 26th about Differentiating the K-8 Classroom. (Scroll below for more information about OK2Ask professional development workshops this scheduled this spring!)
- MEMBER BENEFIT: Use your FREE TeachersFirst Public Page!
If you're a TeachersFirst member, why not use your FREE TeachersFirst Public Page as your differentiation headquarters to share resources for all students? If you aren’t a member yet, you can easily join for free!
Calling All Poets
Poetry Month continues and TeachersFirst has another exciting idea to share with you. The Scholastic Gold Competition is open to students in grades 1-6. The contest deadline is April 29th, so you still have time to get your students writing! Prizes are offered to winning students (and their teachers). Check it out today!
MySciLife® — Seeking Middle School Science Teachers for Summer 2016 Bootcamp!
Are you a middle school science teacher interested in teaching with an innovative social learning environment next year? If so, then MySciLife can help you "bring science to life" for your students. If you or one of your friends is a creative middle level (grades 6-9) science teacher who enjoys student-centered learning and is interested in joining the MySciLife teaching community, please read our Boot Camp details, then submit your interest survey here. Spaces are limited.
FREE Virtual Workshops - OK2Ask® Spring 2016 Season Has Begun!
OK2Ask workshops are FREE, online and offered weekly on Tuesdays at 7pm EDT.
Also This Month:
- Tuesday, April 26th — Differentiating the K-8 Classroom
The complete OK2Ask Spring 2016 schedule can be found here.
For More Information
- Certificates: Please read our FAQ for general information about certificates.
- Tech Comfort Levels: Be sure to also read the detailed descriptions and suggested technology comfort levels BEFORE you register for the best match for your learning needs.
Roots of STEM: Books and Ideas for Real World Problem Solving in Your Classroom
Are you looking to make the connection between reading and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)? This collection of books and activities offers learning approaches for elementary grades to take the mystery out of STEM. Take a look and use these resources and activities to prepare your students for the jobs of the future, today!
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The TeachersFirst Team