Encourage your teachers to celebrate Digital Learning day with this FREE resource


Did you know?      

❖      There will be one million more computing jobs than students over the next 10 years. (That’s more than $500 billion in salaries!)

❖      More than 50% of all projected math and science occupations are in computing.

❖      Computing jobs are among the highest-paid positions for new graduates. Yet fewer than 3% of college students graduate with a degree in computer science.

❖      Less than 20% of AP Computer Science students are women. Less than 10% are black or Latino. Crazy!

Join our upcoming event increase educational access to high-quality digital learning tools for all Kent County’s students. We want you to join us in celebrating Digital Learning Day on March 13th.

The center for Digital Learning & Policy has created a powerful web resource that we would LOVE for you to share with your teachers. This site will provide a variety of resources designed to help your teachers find an entry point for digital instruction or discover new methods for furthering the digital experience of their students.

To access free lesson plans, digital tools and resources in the areas of Digital Citizenship, Language Arts, STEM and Social Studies/Civics, visit the website here.

•      Explore free educational digital tools for all ages

•      Integrate ready-made lesson plan ideas for Superhero digital citizens, storytelling and problem-solving

•      Browse a compilation of teacher-approved online resources by grade-level

West Michigan Tech Talent includes over a dozen local leaders and local sponsors dedicated to developing (K-12), retaining and recruiting West Michigans computer sciences talent base.   The mission of WMTT is to promote and engage the community with local and national technology events that encourage learning in computer sciences. If you are looking for more ways to get students  involved in the dynamic industry of Information Technology, feel free to contact Lindsey Tilley, KISD Career Exploration Coordinator, to learn how this group hopes to reach out the education community.

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Common Core resources for schools and libraries in NoveList at MeL

mel michigan electronic libraryAre you using the Michigan Electronic Library in your classroom?  No? It’s a fantastic resource for educators and students across Michigan.  One of the great features is a NoveList.  NoveList’s Grab and Go Book Lists support Common Core and curricular Units of Study and provide 20 to 30 books in a range of reading levels based on your curricular area.

Recently, EBSCO posted some updated videos on YouTube covering Common Core resources for schools and libraries in NoveList.  There are 7 short videos showing how to find books in these areas:

  • Match a Unit of Study
  • Historical Events
  • Picture Book Extenders
  • Read-alikes,
  • Reading and Writing Concepts
  • Narrative Nonfiction for Young Readers
  • Common Core Connections in NoveList.

Check out the playlist of how-to videos at MeL.org under Training & Promotion, EBSCO category.  You can jump directly to the YouTube playlist here.

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