Monthly Archives: February 2013

Focus Meeting ~ 2.26.2013 (Prezi)

During today’s Focus Meeting we continued the journey of understanding the CCLS Shifts and how they are integrated into the new APPR. Click the image below to view the Prezi from our Focus Meeting today! Background Information: If you would … Continue reading

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Envision Greece – The New Strategic Framework

Two weeks ago the Board of Education ratified a new Strategic Framework.  We will continue to learn more about this renewed focus on Academic Acceleration and Student Achievement in the weeks ahead.  If you are interested in looking it over … Continue reading

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New Poster – Safe School Helpline

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New Poster – The Three Foundations of the New APPR

Below is a poster that provides an overview of the three philosophical foundations of the new APPR evaluation system.  A copy of this poster will be made for each teacher at Athena, so you will not need to print your … Continue reading

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A Summary of Research on Constructivism (Simple List)

Here is another interesting list of what constructivism can looks like. This is a short list of 9 examples of what a students is required to be doing in a constructivist classroom. Click here to view this list on the … Continue reading

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Instructional Activities and the Correlating Retention Rates

(This is another excerpt from the NDT website.  Click here to view the entire article.) Below is a list of different methods of learning. The percentages listed represent the average amount of information that is retained through that particular learning … Continue reading

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Suggestions for Teaching with the Constructivist Theory of Learning

The following list of tips for leveraging the Constructivist Theory comes from the NDT Website.  Click here to view their complete collection of resources. Suggestions for Teaching with the Constructivist Learning Theory Encourage and accept student autonomy and initiative. Try … Continue reading

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Cognitive Engagement – A Research Summary

I came across this fantastic 1 page summary of Cognitive Engagement on the http://www.engageny.org site and thought it was worth sharing. Click here to download the PDF

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Teaching for Cognitive Engagement – Research Excerpt

The following excerpt comes from research by a research summary published on the IDRA website by Adela Solis.  Click here to read the full summary on the IDRA website. Below is an interesting list of examples of that Cognitive Engagement … Continue reading

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