Category Archives: Lower School

Exploring Coding in Kindergarten

This post is another in a series written by members of the CAIS Commission on Technology at their annual planning retreat.  I’ve been fascinated by programming with young children since I started my teaching career using Delta Drawing and Kinderlogo. … Continue reading

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CAIS Too Many Tools Event A Great Success! – Here are the notes…

Too Many Tools Event Dec 13th, 2012 Sponsored by the CAIS Commission on Technology, Too Many Tools was a wonderful glimpse into some of the current technologies that impact classroom teaching. Google Apps and Formative Assessment presented by David Saunders … Continue reading

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Tackling the Homework Dillema

Making Homework Meaningful – and Less of a Burden “Is homework a subject or a method?” asks former superintendent Lee Jenkins in this thoughtful article in Middle Ground. “If it is a subject, shouldn’t teachers request that homework grades be … Continue reading

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Computer Science K-8: Building a Strong Foundation

Summer is the perfect time to explore new curriculum. Computer science is an ideal addition to the elementary/middle school classroom.  No longer limited to a separate high school advanced placement class, computer science can be seemless integrated into many core … Continue reading

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Calling Millennial Teachers (recruit one at your school!)

This sub-committee is being formed in response to a feeling from the CAIS Professional Development Commission that “the wheel has turned” in regard to how young people born since the late 1980’s (now 1-22 years old) learn and relate to … Continue reading

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Lower School Directors’ Lunch

Lower School Directors’ Lunch January 18, 2012 11:30 – 1:30 Chase Collegiate School Join us for our first Lower School Director’s Luncheon of the year at Chase Collegiate on Wednesday, January 18th at 11:30 a.m. This is the perfect opportunity … Continue reading

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In Defense of Assessment to Support Differentiation

Assessment has come under no small degree of scrutiny and criticism recently. From legal challenges to the No Child Left Behind Law, to articles in esteemed publications, to questions regarding courses of study that “teach to the test,” there is … Continue reading

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