Author: SensoryEdge

Girls and Coding: Seeing What the Future Can Be

In an effort to get more young women interested in STEM careers (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education), a Spanish teacher with no experience in coding brought computer science to her school. She asked her school for the curriculum to be added and they said yes if she taught the class. This provided the opportunity to not only gain more experience herself but also to bring that knowledge to her school. Through this experience the teacher concludes that one of the major factors that creates the impression that these careers are reserved for men is the fact that they...

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Interactive Learning Games – 7 Fun Alphabet Activities from Scholastic.com

Interactive learning games make education fun for kids but finding new and creative ways to help kindergarten and preschool age children learn letters and letter recognition can be a difficult task. This article from the Scholastic Blog by teacher Allie Magnuson provides 7 fun interactive ways to get children excited about learning their letters. These activities are not just a great way to learn they will keep them engaged in the learning process. These simple activities require a little preparation time but it is well worth the results. If you are looking for ways to keep children entertained while simultaneously...

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Visiting A Museum is Great For Kids – Museum Day Live coming March 12, 2016!

The Smithsonian Institute is hosting an event on Saturday, March 12th, 2016 in honor of woman’s history month. The Institute is encouraging all women to come enjoy a day of fun and hands-on learning at hundreds of Smithsonian Affiliated Institutions around the country such as libraries, zoo’s, aquariums, and science-centers all free of charge for the day. The Smithsonian Institute acknowledges feats of achievement women have accomplished recently such as increased graduation rates at 4-year colleges and universities. Statistics such as a 3.1% increase in Latin women, 2.7% increase for American Indian\Alaskan Native women, 2.1% increase for Asian women,...

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Department of Education Seeks Summer Interns

The US Department of Education is seeking summer interns. Interning for the Department of Ed is a great way to discover if a federal career or a career in public service is right for you. Interns will gain valuable experience in fields like education law, business, finance, education policy, research and analysis. They will also learn about public affairs, intergovernmental relations, both digital and traditional marketing, as well as what role the federal government plays in the education of our youth.   In addition to working in these roles interns will also be included in professional development and outside...

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National Teacher Leadership Summit Held in Washington D.C.

The long awaited 1st annual National Teacher Leadership Summit was held in Washington D.C. on February 5, 2016. The summit brought together representatives from over 20 States to discuss what they are doing to promote teacher leadership. The delegates included policy makers but more importantly they included practicing educators and association leaders. The States’ representatives collaborated and had hard conversations on what teacher leadership policies should be in place and plans to implement them. The next steps are considered crucial as they go back home. It is easy to get distracted or to allow the movement to be co-opted...

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