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
Are you looking for engaging reading content for your students on a variety of current events? If so, you might want to check our district subscription with Newsela. All District 287 staff have full accounts with the site, just use the “Login with Google” option. Newsela has a multitude of articles on a wide range of newsworthy topics. They add new articles and content … [Read more...] about Newsela Content Available for All District 287
This spring, NEC Tier 3 staff and Instructional Coach Sarah Hayes worked to create the “Economics Experience” for the 40 Tier 3 students at North Education Center who use the curriculum Unique Learning System (ULS). Staff helped the students create a variety of shops and products, taught them the skills they needed, and then held a two-day shopping experience. Students … [Read more...] about Shopping for Spiders!
Looking for lessons to engage and challenge your students? This summer a small group of District 287 teachers and instructional coaches worked to create a set of 30 active learning lessons kits, covering the four main subject areas and a range of ages and levels. All the kits are aligned to standards, come with a simple and easy-to-follow lesson guide, and are designed to … [Read more...] about Active Learning Lesson Kits
As ABEC welcomes new students to the 2022-23 school year, its Science Lab is once again ready to be a big hit with teachers and students. Instructional Coach Mrs. Beatty and Educational Assistant Megan Dargis launched the lab last year as a way to help staff engage students in high quality science learning. "It’s a gateway for students to experience hands on Project Based … [Read more...] about ABEC Science Lab Ready for Action!