Sunday, September 9, 2018

iACT Announcements - Week of 9/9

Should Students be required to take notes?
Jennifer Gonzales, and educational blogger that I follow, posted a fabulous review on the research about note-taking on her blog "Cult of Pedagogy". She condensed the information into 8 key take-aways that are quick to absorb and apply to your own classroom.

If you have ever wondered whether students should be required to take notes, this is a really great read. She also covers Cornell note-taking and Sketch notes and even how the 2 can be combined. I hope you will check it out!

Bulb Training
If you missed the training during inservice or you need a refresher, we are offering a WOW Wednesday Bulb training on September 19th from 3:45 - 5:00 in the Training Room. Bring your laptop!

Education Galaxy Training
If you're new to Education Galaxy or you're ready to dive deeper into all it has to offer, then you'll want to attend a WOW Wednesday training on September 26th from 3:30 - 5:00 in the Training Room at the administration building. Be sure to bring your laptop!

The trainer will cover the basic Education Galaxy program, which is great for Tier 1 instruction for Math and Reading/Writing (and Science and Social Studies for some grades.) You'll also be able to learn about Lift-Off, a supplemental part of the program that can be used for Tier 2 and 3 intervention for students.