Category Archives: Across the Curriculum

Can CAIS Schools Showcase Fun Outdoor Education Moments or Models?

Can CAIS colleagues create a program where we showcase great examples of outdoor education that are fun and effective? Could a CAIS school centrally located in the state host a program where CAIS schools present examples of great fun and … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of Crowds: Sharing Collaborative and Group Work among Middle & Upper School teachers

Moderators: Joel Backon, Choate Rosemary Hall & Bill Sullivan, Suffield Academy “Groups are only smart when there is a balance between the information that everyone in the group shares and the information that each of the members of the group … Continue reading

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Doing History Instead of Reading About It

At some point in our teaching career, we wake up one day and realize that education is about the kids, not about us. Continue reading

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Connecting Our PD with Elevator Pitches

The Commission for Professional Development is excited to host another great Teachers Helping Teachers event. We continue to believe that our best professional development assets are among us in our schools and state. Upon reflecting on this insight and reviewing … Continue reading

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS. What Works is Worth Sharing: Teachers Helping Teachers. “Plugged, Unplugged…Whatever!”

Is there something you’ve done with your students that you’re really proud of? Join your CAIS colleagues on January 25th and share what you love. Some of the best professional development comes from spending a day with colleagues learning from … Continue reading

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edcampCAIS–Sign Up Today!

There’s still time to register for this Saturday’s edCampCAIS but don’t delay.  This is a FREE event where you and your colleagues can gather to share a vested interest in learning about learning and growing professionally. Unlike other conferences, an … Continue reading

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Student Response Systems

The key to an effective and engaging learning environment is that each student has a voice. Student Response Systems (SRS) allows for student voices to be shared in a myriad of ways.SRS are a formative assessment measure that allows students to … Continue reading

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#PBL Presentation @CAIS’ Too Many Tools Event, December 11th

The American Studies class from Suffield Academy is looking forward to launching this exciting #PBL initiative to inspire a state-wide research project to learn more about the Connecticut 29th. This annual and always inspiring CAIS event will be the perfect time and place to … Continue reading

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One Small Step for UGRR History; One Giant Step for PBL–Project Based Learning & Place-Based Learning!

The process for this flyer was meanginful and fun. Though it was a little past our internal deadline, we learned a great deal from the process. For those new to the concept of Project Based Learning and wonder if there … Continue reading

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Google Summit Comes to Connecticut

Attend the Google Summit in Greenwich, Connecticut on June 21 and 22. Stay for the Google Certified Apps Trainer bootcamp on June 23. For more details: http://connecticut.appsevents.com/  

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