EDU in 90: Chromebook Accessibility Features

Schools include all different types of learners, with educators working hard to support their diverse needs, so it’s critical that they have the tools to keep students included, engaged, and informed throughout the learning process. Join Morgan & Tim as they look at a few of the accessibility features built into Chromebooks. Don’t miss an … Continue Reading

Differentiating Instruction: How to Plan Your Lessons

Some students finish tasks quickly, others slowly. Some understand the concept on the first try, and others need more practice. How can a teacher plan ahead for all these scenarios? In this video, veteran teachers Larry Ferlazzo and Katie Hull Synieski discuss the various strategies they keep in their back pockets for accommodating all types … Continue Reading

Differentiating Instruction: A Guide for Teaching English-Language Learners

Veteran teachers Larry Ferlazzo and Katie Hull Synieski offer tips on differentiating instruction for English-language learners. By using techniques such as pairing up students and enhancing background knowledge, teachers can make a lesson accessible to every student in the class, regardless of language proficiency. “Not everybody will get the same exact text or use the … Continue Reading

For Military Children in Special Education, Schools Often Struggle to Meet Their Needs

Navigating a school system can be challenging for any parent with a child who has special needs. But for military families, that stress is compounded by their lifestyle of repeated moves between school districts that offer varying levels of services. Even in Virginia Beach, Va., which is one of the most military-connected school districts in … Continue Reading

Experience Education Week’s Summit on “Testing for Real-World Performance”

Assistant Managing Editor Debra Viadero talks about the latest turn in education toward performance-based assessment and invites educators to the “Testing for Real-World Performance” summit on Tuesday, February 19, at 1 p.m. In this online event, Education Week journalists and guests will staff online “discussion rooms” on a host of topics, including: the problems and … Continue Reading

Feeding Two Sides With One Byte

English literacy in K12 is at levels much lower than desired. After school, those in search of jobs or seeking to advance their career, desperately desire to acquire spoken English ability. This is easier said than done.