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: 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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