Category Archives: Middle School

#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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A Call for Project-Based Learning Among #CAISCT Colleagues and Co-Investigators

Image source: http://archives.nbclearn.com/portal/site/k-12/flatview?cuecard=32732 While many know the accomplishments of the Massachusetts 54th Regiment of African American soldiers, few know of the glory that Connecticut’s 29th Regiment achieved. Join CAIS Colleagues in this Project-Based Learning endeavor to investigate the specific members … Continue reading

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Interactive Notebooks in High-Tech / Low-Tech Classrooms

I haven’t run into many middle school math teachers who *love* their math textbooks. We often lament that we could do a better job creating our own, and this summer I decided to look into it. I read up on … Continue reading

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iPad as #dyslexiatech

Originally posted on The road to learning:
My students are amazing learners.  Seeing the growth they make each day brings a smile to my face.  They have struggled and yet have found the perseverance within themselves to tackle the challenges…

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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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IDS Design Event

Independent Day School of Middlefield is hosting two Design events open to teams of Middle Schoolers, one is on November 3, 2012; the other is on April 6, 2013. November 3, 2012: Redesign the Electoral College.  Students have to develop … Continue reading

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