For many District 287 students, life challenges have created gaps and missed educational opportunities. This year South Education Center is trying to close those gaps. SEC Instructional Coach and Science teacher Matt Kaylor offers science lab rotations for all students in the school. Students get a hands-on learning lab experience every two weeks during the year in SEC's … [Read more...] about Science Equity in Action at SEC
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On a wintery day in February, NEC hosted North Education Center History Day. Students, staff, and members of the public visited the school cafeteria to hear NEC students present on their various historical projects. This year's theme, Frontiers in History: People, Places and Ideas, asked students to come up with a project idea, research it through both primary and secondary … [Read more...] about NEC History Day
Who says learning can't be fun? At District 287, students use Literacy Games as a way to provide students with an enjoyable and interactive way to practice their reading skills. The program, designed and delivered by Instructional Coach DeNedra Peeler, brings a variety of literacy-based words games to students, gives them a fun way to increase their reading ability, and … [Read more...] about Literacy Games
Buckle up, educators, Chat GPT is here, and you'll want to know about it. What is Chat GPT, you ask? Well, Chat GPT is a language model that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to generate human-like text. "So what does that have to do with me?" you ask? Well, for starters, Chat GPT can be used to generate answers to writing prompts on pretty much anything. A simple analogy: … [Read more...] about Has Artificial Intelligence Just Changed Education Forever?
Blended instruction, oh my! This year at South Education Center Academy, classes are shifting to a new instructional model that helps students manage their work and learning. The model, called Modern Classroom, uses task tracking, mastery learning, and blended instructional components to help students visualize their learning and understand exactly what they need to work on … [Read more...] about SECA’s Modern Classroom