Little journalists: first graders produce a newspaper at St. Barnabas Elementary School
It’s a Wednesday morning and I’m sitting in the back of the room observing a group of about 40 young reporters gathered together in front of a large, green interactive board. They’re here to brainstorm and pitch ideas for their next publication. Hands begin flying in the air and people start talking over one another. […]
New to the Educator Conference? Here’s What to Expect
The Educator Conference will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn located at 1307 East Market Street, Akron 44305. There’s plenty of parking at the hotel. Overflow parking is available in the lot directly adjacent to the Hilton. Expect to meet someone new. Over 200 K-12 educators attend the conference from public, private, and community […]
GAR Foundation announces education grants for classroom-based projects
GAR Foundation announced today $350,000 in funding to 35 teams of educators through its annual Educator Initiative Grant (EIG) program.
The Art of the Trades: A Renaissance at Cuyahoga Falls High School
It’s no surprise that our global, national, and regional economies are shifting. Although “tracking” is a term and practice of the past as we embrace College and Career readiness, there still seems to be some lingering social stigma attached to “the shop kids” and the “dirty jobs” they work after high school.
Using technology to help students self-regulate stress and stay in their learning brain
By: Dr. Michelle Jones and Dr. Gus Farmakidis Have you ever tried paying attention in a meeting while you were feeling overwhelmed or preoccupied with your own stressors? Imagine being a student in 2019 where research shows 49% of students report being under a great deal of stress on any given day. As teachers, we […]
Applying for an Educator Initiative Grant? Start here.
Do you have an idea for your classroom that will advance student achievement? GAR’s Educator Initiative Grant program is an annual program that supports teacher-initiated, classroom-based projects in Summit County. If you’ve never applied for a grant before, this is a great place to start. This brief video walks you through the application process and […]
How Twitter can Expand your Professional Learning Network
We hear repeatedly at our Educator Conference that one of the most valuable parts of the day is having the opportunity to connect with fellow educators from across the county. Teachers tell us every year that these conversations and opportunities to network leave them feeling energized and inspired to do more for their classrooms. Thanks […]
How a vegetable garden inspired learning, patience & empathy
Cuyahoga Falls High School educators, Steven McIntosh (Interventions Specialist) and Steve Newlon (Social Studies) started a garden to provide students and teachers with a fresh, new opportunity to meet learning standards and empower students to take ownership of their learning by using the garden as an extension of the classroom. The Cuyahoga Falls Fresh Farm […]
Ed-Tech Tools for Educators in the Digital Era
Educators Rick Ferdig and Annette Kratcoski shared at the 2017 Educator Conference several examples of fresh tools that support exciting strategies and approaches to enhance learning in the classroom. Here are few ed-tech tools to explore for your classroom: ABCya Animate ABCya Story Maker Adobe Spark Platform Book Creator Buncee EDU Educreations Google Drawings Google Slides Little Bird […]
A Guide To The Most Useful Apps For The Classroom
NPR compiled a list of useful apps teachers can use in the classroom. Click here to be redirected to the article on NPR’s website.