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Kindergarten Conference 2015

WHOLE CHILD INITIATIVE

An effort to change the conversation about education from a focus on narrowly defined academic achievement to one that promotes the long term development and success of children.

FACEBOOK POSTS

U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance on #Homesless #Children & Youth http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/education-department-releases-guidance-homeless-children-and-youth

25 Of The Best Resources for Teaching Critical Thinking by TeachThought http://www.teachthought.com/critical-thinking/25-resources-for-teaching-critical-thinking/

What Doesn't Work: #Literacy Practices We Should Abandon from Edutopia http://www.edutopia.org/blog/literacy-practices-we-should-abandon-nell-k-duke

It's #KinderTuesday! Check out our #Pinterest Board all about #Kindergarten Classrooms! There are some assessment tools, decorating ideas and MUCH more! https://www.pinterest.com/ilascd/the-kindergarten-classroom/

Just a few days left to apply for the #WholeChild Award! Have you filled out the application yet???!!!

Happy Monday! We hope your weekend was great and you have an awesome week!

We are excited to be in Washington, DC for the annual ASCD #Leader2Leader #L2L Conference right now, we are living tweeting all the great things going on, keep up with us and the conference over on twitter following us at: @ILASCD and the hashtag #ASCDL2L!!!

12 Kids Songs the Build Literacy Skills http://growingbookbybook.com/kids-songs-that-build-literacy-skills/

Are your kids (or you!?) playing Pokemon-Go!? http://www.techinsider.io/pokemon-go-safety-tips-kids-2016-7

#MotivationMonday #BePositive #KidPresident #LiftEachOtherUp

There is still time to help teach kids to code this summer! Here are some resources for you! http://www.emergingedtech.com/2016/07/7-creative-apps-that-teach-kids-students-to-code/

Five Ways to Increase Teacher Agency in #ProfessionalDevelopment from Edutopia http://www.edutopia.org/blog/five-ways-increase-teacher-agency-professional-development-anne-obrien

We're #Pinning #Assessment resources today! Check them out here: https://www.pinterest.com/ilascd/assessment/

Thanks for always inspiring us Kid President! Have a great week everyone!

Happy 4th of July!!!

Do you know a school at deserves recognition for their efforts to support the #WholeChild???
Please consider nominating your school for recognition as a Whole Child School that supports healthy, safe, engaged, supported and challenged student.
We are now accepting applications!
All application are due by July 30th. https://illinoisascd.org/about/whole-child

Happy July to all the educators, parents and kids out there!

We've got exciting news! The Summer Edition of IL ASCD's Newsletter has Finally Arrived!!! Read it Now! https://illinoisascd.org/resources/publications

Head on over to our Website to read the Summer Edition of our newsletter, packed full of great information and articles all on Writing! https://illinoisascd.org/resources/publications

Welcome to our new spot: #KinderTuesday! Look for posts, resources, and ideas for our early childhood and kindergarten teachers.
Follow along with the hashtag: #KinderTuesday! #ILASCD http://thebrownbagteacher.blogspot.com/2016/02/20-positive-behavior-rewards-that-arent.html

Hey All of #Kindergarten #Teachers: http://www.kindergartenworks.com/classroom-setup/alternative-seating-in-kindergarten/

We always love TED talks. And this one will make you think:
How better tech could protect us from distraction. #HappyFriday! http://www.ted.com/talks/tristan_harris_how_better_tech_could_protect_us_from_distraction

Free Technology for Teachers: 3 Ways for Students to Compare the Sizes of Countries and States http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2016/06/three-ways-for-students-to-compare.html#.V2gS3oRiiG8

From TeachThought: 5 Elements of Effective Thinking http://www.teachthought.com/critical-thinking/book-the-5-elements-of-effective-thinking/

"Today, many students in the class get the correct answer, but fewer are able to explain why."

http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/06/18/480974086/having-other-teachers-eyes-means-also-having-their-ideas

Dictionary.com's #WordoftheDay:
Zeitgeber: an environmental cue, as the length of daylight or the degree of temperature, that helps to regulate the cycles of an organism's biological clock.

Perfect for this Midsummer day! The longest Day of the year!

With all the terrible tragedies in the recent news, here are some tips from Common Sense Media on how to talk to your kids about what they might be seeing in the media. https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/explaining-the-news-to-our-kids?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social

The Building Blocks of a Responsive Approach to Schoolwide Behavior http://www.teachthought.com/pedagogy/the-building-blocks-of-a-responsive-approach-to-schoolwide-behavior/

Teaching Young Children About Bias, Diversity, and Social Justice. http://www.edutopia.org/blog/teaching-young-children-social-justice-jinnie-spiegler

Summer is Prime Time for PBL Remodeling! From Edutopia. #ILASCD http://www.edutopia.org/blog/summer-prime-time-pbl-remodeling-suzie-boss

We've kicked off our Annual Retreat here at Starved Rock State Park! Our #kindergarten committee meeting is going on right now. Planning for #kinder17! http://ift.tt/1XXbODo

Thank you Edutopia! Always such great information.
Helpful Resources to Share with High School Graduates: http://www.edutopia.org/blog/helpful-resources-share-high-school-graduates

Jimmy Fallon very eloquently spoke about the Orlando tragedy. Take a moment to hear his words.

Using Technology To Help Students lead Their Own Learning http://www.teachthought.com/pedagogy/using-technology-help-students-lead-learning/

#MotivationMonday #HappyMonday

“Our mission is to empower all kids to see themselves as connected, creative, strong individuals with the ability to go anywhere, be anything."

Patience can be hard, though, when measuring your success. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/05/jobs/graduating-and-looking-for-your-passion-just-be-patient.html?_r=0

TWEETS

We've got lots of help from our wonderful #kindergarten committee today for the second day of #summerkinder with... https://t.co/yrEKZO7vBi

Another great day with @kindergartensmorgasboard in southern #illinois #education #kindergarten... https://t.co/ghwbHGW1Dk

@kindergartensmorgasboard just challenged this amazing group of #educators to show off their #happyclassrooms... https://t.co/dZwoNQRLcz

How are YOU liking @kindergartensmorgasboard so far?! What has been the best thing you've learned so far today???... https://t.co/km0CdBrFX2

What Doesn't Work: #Literacy Practices We Should Abandon from Edutopia... https://t.co/YJwEDs9CJn

#Election2016: 10 Ways for Students to Stay Engaged This Summer... https://t.co/PkUsWSpDb3

Excited to be here for #SummerKinder16 w/@kindergartensmorgasboard https://t.co/Ze9YkyK3oP https://t.co/9q3BIMVqRI

It's #KinderTuesday! Check out our #Pinterest Board all about #Kindergarten Classrooms! There are some... https://t.co/qrAvSqwn5a

Just a few days left to apply for the #WholeChild Award! Have you filled out the application yet???!!! https://t.co/sruHSXi5WE

#L2L2016 #ASCDL2L @ASCD My First Leader2Leader Experience - Part 1 (A Social Media Opportunity) https://t.co/GQjMoKChkr

Happy Monday! We hope your weekend was great and you have an awesome week! https://t.co/X6wrXDqICx

RT @justintarte: Growth mindset vs. fixed mindset: via @BelievePHQ #education https://t.co/uLtzdUHarM

Another shot of this morning's live #satchat with @officialascd's @seantslade #ilascd #educator #ascd #teacher... https://t.co/KnA4NXPFtd

Our president-elect for @il_ascd here at #L2L2016 #ascdl2l we repaired red #illinois well this week, made good,... https://t.co/lGV32Oexd7

RT @gcouros: “They have to be part of the solution” https://t.co/S6VtlaGcC0 https://t.co/V5pEgo0U05

RT @Mr_Ulrich_UW: A6 Read awesome books: Innovators mindset by @gcouros, Mindset by Dweck, Insight Out by Tina Selig, Creative Schools, Ken…

RT @KerryHawk02: "We need to ask ourselves WHY we have education? What is it's role?" @ASCD <- BIG question, but an important reminder! #sa…

@variableleader A lot of it IS just showing, sometimes U can't tell, but show to see the value. It broadens Ur world beyond Ur district...

RT @AndrewMcNamar: A5: Celebrate the risks that T's and S's take w/out focusing on outcomes. Ppl need to feel comfortable in order to step…

RT @latoyadixon5: A5. Listen. Serve. Invest in others. Help them. Support them. Mentor someone and ask them to mentor someone else. #satch…

RT @Dr_TParker: A5 Build them up, Cheer them on, Share their success #satchat https://t.co/tq2ajlKYWR

RT @SeanTSlade: A4 its ownership, voice, empowerment #satchat #ASCDL2L

RT @AKKerani: A4: In an empowered classroom, #creativity and creative outlets for #mentalhealth are prioritized. #satchat

RT @DASchnautz: Great way to start the morning!#satchat https://t.co/CgJ8RGPazf

RT @mburwitz: A3: empower Ts as Ls by offering then to share summer PD knowledge during inservice meetings in school year #satchat

RT @twils22: A3. Empowered educators are game changers, they are finding best practices and can share with others to improve their classes.…

RT @ChrisQuinn64: If I'm empowered, as a teacher, I'm motivated... #satchat https://t.co/bRdfv0W7nc

RT @jonbergmann: @polonerd Yes- We do need more S centered learning and most teachers need to move in that direction but we don’t want to o…

RT @bradmcurrie: Q3 How can empowered educators become transformative leaders? #satchat https://t.co/Lza6WQeJD2

RT @latoyadixon5: Empowered folks feel they have control over their trajectory. They aren't subject to what happens to them, but make thing…

RT @pammoran: Big questions for me is what do we do that sets stage to empower others? How do we realize community-wide empowerment? #L2L2…

@pammoran great question/addition to the question!

RT @ACTforEducation: A2: Teachers feel trusted to do what's right by Ss. It gives them the opportunity to take risks and know they have sup…

RT @MBH_Lead2Learn: A2 Empowerment also creates a more collaborative culture and breaks down the classroom walls; more big picture, impactf…

RT @Hawks_Chris: A2: Empowerment gives teachers a seat at the table, and allows them to take risks #satchat #ASCDL2L

RT @mrskochheiser: I like the mantra of "Know thy Impact" #satchat @msmfrancis https://t.co/6yAJ5NK0Vy

RT @ScottRRocco: QUESTION 2 Q2: How does empowerment transform teaching? #satchat #L2L2016

Excited to be participating #live in #satchat this morning at #ascdl2l #L2L2016 https://t.co/kf8uHbSwxK https://t.co/7IJpDrqBi2

RT @RACzyz: A1: Love @trevorabryan s take on empowerment! https://t.co/X6R3zNjYEH Giving real oppty for ownership #4OCF #satchat https://t.…

RT @kimmykcollins: A1 The ability to make decisions based on what you see, not being told how to do something but you just doing it #satchat

RT @ACTforEducation: Empowerment is when people feel called to do things not just for themselves but for the greater good. The action means…

RT @SusZanti5: A1: As an instructional coach, I work with novices, empowering them in all aspects of teaching and learning, building them u…

Thanks to everyone who attended our sunrise session yesterday to discuss #Assessment at #ASCDL2L #L2L2016

@variableleader That's great! Please feel free to reach out any time w/questions :) #L2L2016 #ASCDL2L

RT @ScottRRocco: FIRST QUESTION Q1: Define empowerment as it relates to your role in education. #satchat all questions are here: https://t.…

Excited to be #tweeting live w/the guys from #satchat today in #DC at #L2L2016 #ASCDL2L

RT @LFedtech: Kudos to @ilascd 's own @Illini01 for hosting a meaningful q&a session after #ASCDL2L dinner tonight. Congrats on your upcom…

RT @jftrey: Discussing challenges related to edTPA, student teaching placement, 9-month preparation programs w/@ILASCD at #ASCDL2L

RT @Amy_MacCrindle: District 300 Emerging Leaders! #ASCDL2L @ILASCD @Illini01 https://t.co/1PTnQUkZte

RT @JasonFlom: Emerging Leaders from 2005 - 2016 at #ASCDL2L #L2L2016 https://t.co/J6Wt4crKjb

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