Common Core

Introducing Elementary Computer Science Standards!
January 24, 2017
When coding was first introduced a few years ago, a self-driven, easy to use game was necessary. It needed to be introduced in a quick way for teachers without any previous CS knowledge to be able to fit it into their lessons.
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4 Earth Day Activities to Empower Your Students
April 15, 2016
Earth Day is quickly approaching. We can all take advantage of this chance to highlight what it truly means to take care of our planet. Particularly in a time where every day seems to bring a new challenge for the human race.
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Teacher of the Week: Kaye Rueschhoff
October 22, 2015
Inspired by parents who were teachers, 21 year teaching veteran Kaye Rueschhoff has worked relentlessly to bring herself up to speed in the constantly evolving digital world.
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Teacher of the Week: Melika Panneri
October 15, 2015
Our Teacher of the Week caught our eye in a news feature on the amazing work that she's doing for The Wilson School. We were lucky enough to catch up with Melika Panneri.
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McKinna Elementary: Anne Jenks and Letty Batista
October 8, 2015
This week's feature is an example of how collaboration and teamwork can set the tone for innovation and success. We are honored to introduce you to Principal Anne Jenks and Kindergarten teacher Letty Batista.
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Coding: Strategies for Integrating the 4 c's and the Common Core
September 25, 2015
Communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity: skills that are vital to being a successful 21st Century adult, and are directly linked with the style of learning that is demanded by the Common Core.
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Teacher of the Week: Polly Meissner
September 24, 2015
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Measuring Coding Progress: 5 Ways to Check for Understanding
September 18, 2015
Teachers are constantly required to gauge student learning and report on student progress. To do this, we confer with students, do whole group checks throughout lessons, and constantly assess student learning formally and informally.
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Teacher of the Week: Episode 3
September 17, 2015
As a student, what I loved most about school was knowing I was loved and appreciated by my teachers. The experiences I had being cared for as a person by my own teachers shaped the way I interacted with my students when I became a teacher.
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