While in Virginia for some training, I have been reading USA Today every morning thanks to Hilton hotels. I forget what great resource of information it is. Given this, I wanted to check out USA Today online to see if there was any educational resources that could be shared here on our blog. Not to my surprise, the following information was given and is such a great resource for educators, that I decided to share:
High Schools That Work (HSTW) is an effort-based school improvement
initiative founded on the conviction that most students can master rigorous
academic and career/technical studies if school leaders and teachers create an
environment that motivates students to make the effort to succeed.
USA TODAY Education sessions at High Schools
That Work are designed to help school leaders and teachers find new ways to
implement school and classroom practices that improve student motivation and
achievement ~ so that more students graduate from high school ready for college,
advanced training and careers in the 21st-century economy.
If this bit of information is not tailored to your classroom, this site also offers a Classroom Newspaper Grant funded by Marriott Hotels. Newspapers are a great reading resource for students of all ages…
Aut viam inveniam aut faciam~ I’ll either find a way or make one!
May we seek knowledge in all things,
PS I almost forgot USA Today Education is also sponsoring a Space Shuttle Art contest now for grades 4-12. Check it out!
In one of our Writing Workshops in May, I was thrilled to spend time with Amy Foret. She is a young mom who is a wife and a mother of two. Her articulate and well-read daughter is 7 and she has an amazing son who is 5.
Her daughter started reading when she was only 3 1/2, and has been writing stories since she started kindergarten. Now she is in second grade. She reads about a book a night, and writes at least one short story a week.
Please check out and welcome these new writers to WordPress and the writing arena.
For all of our readers who love to get great ideas on books to utilize in classroom or read to your child, we highly recommend Amy’s blog MY Garden Patch of Books.
Please check it our and share your thoughts here on your great reading finds 🙂
I am on my way to VA to meet with Trisha and conduct some Unlock the Teacher LLC “How to ePublish” Workshops…
Stay tuned as the next Katie’s Adventure eBook is almost ready to hit Barnes and Noble.com. The OLQM first graders who wrote and illustrated the book did an amazing job!
You learn something every day if you pay attention. ~Ray LeBlond
May we seek knowledge in all things,
- The UTT Team in Virginia~Together We Can Make A Difference!
We have listened to your requests for more resources and we have added them to our Unlock the Teacher LLC website. We like to think our website is like curriculum, living documents that are constantly changing to meet the needs of its audience.
Over the next couple of weeks, we will be processing all of the information coming in to our site (i.e. lesson plans
and favorite websites
) and uploading them as we get to them. Thank you for all of the wonderful educators adding your blog to this blog and sending it to our website via comments section. We just love that educators and parents are taking time out to share…and will be adding them all.
If you have sent your blog or recommended an educational resource for us to share, and we forget to add, please send us a gentle reminder and we will happily add it. UTT strongly believes that knowledge is meant to be shared and collaboration is an important component for the future success of our students.
Please check out the new resources and send us your comments. We will be adding a photo gallery of bulletin boards too…if you send us a JPEG
with detail information of school, teacher
etc. we love to share the good in all things. Please send all information to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
*NO spam please.
Hope is the dream of a man awake.
May we seek knowledge in all things!
The Unlock the Teacher LLC Team
Denise, Trisha and Sue