Moderator training will provide introduction to online forums

The Kettering Foundation and the National Issues Forums Institute (NIFI) will host an online moderator training session for teachers interested in learning about using Common Ground for Action (CGA) online forums in the classroom Aug. 15 and 16. The four-hour session will cover: how to set up a CGA forum; the moderator’s responsibilities; hacks and tricks for moderating; practice exercises [...]

By |2017-07-05T10:57:22-04:00July 6, 2017|

Kentucky Writing Project offers online American history lessons

The Kentucky Writing Project has partnered with Zoom In, which offers a package of 18 short online American history lessons, to offer two summer academies for teachers to learn how to use the units and free access to the resources for one year for participants in the academies. The lessons, which were developed by the Education Development Center, are for [...]

By |2016-03-30T14:11:54-04:00March 31, 2016|

Lessons based on Davis Bottom art available

The Kentucky Archaeological Survey and the Davis Bottom History Preservation Project have created an online resource of lessons linked to two murals featured in the award-winning documentary, “Davis Bottom, Rare History, Valuable Lives.” Developed with Kentucky teachers in mind, the 11 stand-alone lesson sets engage students in grades 4-8 in social studies while strengthening their visual, literacy and analytical thinking [...]

By |2016-03-02T16:15:14-05:00March 3, 2016|

Latest game in Mission U.S. series now available

“Mission 4: City of Immigrants,” part of the Mission U.S. collection of free educational games with comprehensive support materials about three different periods in American history produced by WNET-TV in New York, is now live. In “Mission 4: City of Immigrants,” students assume the role of Lena Brodsky, a 14-year-old Jewish immigrant from Minsk, Russia. Lena arrives in the United [...]

By |2015-02-19T09:06:49-05:00February 19, 2015|
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