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Technology in the classroom: Engaging students, promoting deeper learning and helping teachers (+ Video, slideshows)

Technology in the classroom: Engaging students, promoting deeper learning and helping teachers (+ Video, slideshows)

| June 20, 2018

Today’s students were born with technology that lets them find information instantly, respond to it quickly, and share their response on social media in seconds. So is it any wonder that they find it tedious to read a textbook chapter and answer the questions at the end?

Classroom instruction should adapt to this information revolution by using the technology that’s part of kids’ lives to engage students, build on their strengths and encourage them to create, collaborate and explore deeper meaning, said Holly Clark, a former middle school English Language arts teacher who is now educational strategist and head of publishing for Google Ed Tech Team at North Canyon High School on June 5, 2018.

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AzMERIT results: 56 percent of Arizona third-graders aren’t proficient in reading. See related stories here

AzMERIT results: 56 percent of Arizona third-graders aren’t proficient in reading. See related stories here

| June 20, 2018

After four years of Arizona students taking the consequential AzMERIT standardized test, reading and math scores have improved statewide across the board — though mostly by only small percentage points.

Preliminary 2018 AzMERIT results obtained by The Arizona Republic from the Arizona Department of Education show upticks in passage rates since 2015, when nearly two-thirds of Arizona students failed the reading and math portions of the test.

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#RedForEd returns to the Arizona Capitol on Saturday to rally for education funding. See related stories here

#RedForEd returns to the Arizona Capitol on Saturday to rally for education funding. See related stories here

| June 20, 2018

Arizona teachers will return to the Capitol on Saturday for a rally, a month after tens of thousands of educators walked out of class and flooded Arizona’s statehouse for six school days.

This time, teachers are rallying to collect signatures for a proposed ballot measure that would bring in $690 million in additional education funding by raising income taxes on Arizona’s wealthiest residents.

Saturday will be the first gathering since the historic April 26 walkout that impacted more than 850,000 students and changed the course of state budget discussions.

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Honoring our communities: Ninth Annual American Indian/Indigenous Teacher Education Conference

Honoring our communities: Ninth Annual American Indian/Indigenous Teacher Education Conference

| June 20, 2018

The College of Education at Northern Arizona University is hosting the 9th Annual American Indian/Indigenous Teacher Education Conference (AIITEC) June 21-23. The conference invites community members and educators of all levels to participate in activities designed to better the lives and education of Indigenous children by creating a deeper understanding of how teachers can connect with these students, their families and their cultures. Joseph Martin, associate professor of educational leadership, and W. Sakiestewa Gilbert, professor of educational specialties, are conference co-chairs.

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FALA finances stabilized; new focus on improving C grade. See more education news here

FALA finances stabilized; new focus on improving C grade. See more education news here

| June 20, 2018

Eli Cohen, the new executive director at Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy, is hoping for a bigger, bolder future for the school.

“I think we’ve been kind of treading water for a few years and now we’re finally able to plan for the future,” he said. “It doesn’t have to happen all in one year. We’ve got a strategic plan for one, three and five years into the future.”

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