If you are an Algebra I or Math I teacher, please see below.
WestEd, a not-for-profit educational research agency, has been funded by the U.S. Department of Education to conduct a study during the fall 2017 semester to evaluate the Querium StepWise™ Virtual Tutor for Algebra. StepWise is an online supplemental homework and quiz program that uses artificial intelligence to help students improve their mathematics problem solving. Aligned with Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, the intelligent tutoring system provides real-time, personalized tutoring to Algebra 1 students with the goal of achieving outcomes similar to those found with 1:1 tutoring.
Participating math teachers will receive stipends up to $850 for their involvement in this 8-week study! To participate, teachers must: a) be currently teaching Algebra I, and b) have at least part-time 1:1 student access to a computer, laptop, or tablet.
Please indicate your interest in participating by Friday, May 5th:
Scientists are studying cause(s) and risk factors in an effort to find better ways to manage and reduce the chances of a person having ADHD. The cause(s) and risk factors for ADHD are unknown, but current research shows that genetics plays an important role. Recent studies of twins link genes with ADHD.1
In addition to genetics, scientists are studying other possible causes and risk factors including:
Exposure to environmental (e.g., lead) during pregnancy or at a young age
Alcohol and tobacco use during pregnancy
Low birth weight
Research does not support the popularly held views that ADHD is caused by eating too much sugar, watching too much television, parenting, or social and environmental factors such as poverty or family chaos. Of course, many things, including these, might make symptoms worse, especially in certain people. But the evidence is not strong enough to conclude that they are the main causes of ADHD.
Found this great video for quiet time for yourself or your students. I am falling asleep trying to write this little blurb. It creates relaxation so quickly. Let your mind be in the here and now. Don’t think about the past, can’t do anything about it. Don’t think about the future, it will come when it’s time. Think only about the NOW! Please try it! For more information on Mindfulness and helping students, educators and parents, go to Mindfulness in the Classroom~Sandy
The information below is being forwarded to you regarding the International Wolf Center and its ability to offer distance learning. The International Wolf Center is now offering virtual field trips, where we can live-stream directly into any classroom and do educational wolf programs. The International Wolf Center is a non-profit organization located in Ely, a northern Minnesota town. Our aim for every WolfLink virtual field trip program is to keep students engaged while also providing the opportunity for educators to meet state and national education standards.
These programs are very simple to set up. They really only require an internet connection to perform, and they are very cost-effective for teachers that have limited field-trip budgets. Our 2017 rate is $75 per program.
The website for the program is: http://www.wolf.org/programs/educator-resources-wolf-link/video-conferencing/
For more information, please call (218) 365-4695 x125, and email firstname.lastname@example.org .