Web Resources: March/April 2014

Perspectives on Poverty—Ericka Guynes, Marc Jackson, Sam Mercer, and Tory Cox

Perspectives on Poverty—Ericka Guynes, Marc Jackson, Sam Mercer, and Tory Cox

Spreading the Word on Early Education—Helen Blank and Karen Schulman

Open Doors for Students in Poverty—Regina Stewman

  • Find strategies to implement a Breakfast in the Classroom program in Principal magazine’s “Food For Thought.” In this article, author Meredith Barnett discusses creative approaches to combat hunger after school and during the summer months.

Flipping Reading—Joe Corcoran

  • The Flipped Learning Network provides a multitude of resources on flipped classrooms, such as archived webinars and examples of flipped videos.
  • The TEDed website hosts specially designed flipped lessons, and offers teachers a tool to easily create their own by flipping TED Talks or YouTube videos.
  • In “Flipped Classrooms 101” from the Principal magazine archives, author Jerry Overmyer provides tips for educators to “ease into flipping” classrooms.
  • Empower parents to monitor their children’s increased technology use with “Safeguarding Kids’ Online Activities.” This Report to Parents news bulletin is available in English and Spanish, and is ready to distribute to parents in print or online.

Understanding Academic Growth Models—Raymond Yeagley

  • Read Linda Darling-Hammond’s perspective on measuring school success in her Principal magazine article, “Testing To, and Beyond, the Common Core,” which led the special issue on Data and Evaluations.
  • Also from the Principal archives, revisit the May/June 2012 special issue on Evaluation and Measurement, which features a principal’s view of value added assessments, as well as discussions of multiple measures and teacher and principal evaluations.
  • Visit the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) website to learn more about teacher evaluation and effectiveness. You can also access their Achievement Status & Growth Calculator, which is an interactive spreadsheet that allows educators to measure achievement as well as to predict and evaluate growth.