Top 10 Takeaways from ICE 2018

The national ICE Conference (February 26-28, 2018) was an incredible opportunity learn from incredible teachers, instructional coaches, and administrators from around the U.S. Although the focus was on educational technology I was especially interested in sessions that addressed practical considerations for pedagogy. Here are my Top 10 Takeaways from ICE 2018: 1. Teach Digital Literacy by Modeling … Continue reading Top 10 Takeaways from ICE 2018

Rethinking the DBQ

Offering students productive diversity creates memorable learning experiences because they are tailored to students interests & needs. Productive diversity encourages learning activities in which students: are designers of knowledge work collaboratively to offer feedback differentiate the process & pace of learning reach similar but high goals I recently tried to offer English Language Learners productive … Continue reading Rethinking the DBQ

Strategies for Teaching Social Studies to ELLs

As we near the beginning of the school year, I thought it would be helpful for me to brush up on some strategies and develop a few more tools for the teaching toolbox this year. Below are some guides that I found helpful, see links below.  ELLs and Social Studies (NYU)  Analyzes difficulties with multiple … Continue reading Strategies for Teaching Social Studies to ELLs