Teaching with Brian
Selznick, a new website that focuses on a virtual field trip.
Visitors can tour the American Museum of Natural History,
which is the setting of Selznick’s bestselling children’s book,
Wonderstruck. The virtual field trip includes activities for
each stop on the tour to help students and teachers explore
the subject matter through science, language arts, social
studies, and art.
MORE INFO: www.scholastic.com/teachers/
ISTE has two books coming out
soon. NETS for Students:
Curriculum Planning Tool
provides examples of what
the NETS•S look like in practice
and discusses the measurable
skills students are expected to
achieve at various age levels.
It includes content-related examples of activities and tools
that build proficiency and will be
available in March. Intellegence
Quest: Project-Based Learning
and Multiple Intelligences by
Walter McKenzie brings together
ideas from multiple intelligences
and project-based learning to develop a new instructional model, the Intelligence Quest
(IQuest). This flexible, self-directed learning-journey
approach provides educators with a clear structure
and specific goals for a technology-infused classroom.
It will be available in April.
MORE INFO: iste.org/store
and Curriculum (ASCD) is offering two free professional
development opportunities among a series of preconference institutes leading up to the 2012 Annual Conference
and Exhibit Show in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, March
24–26. The two preconference institutes on March 23 are
Leadership Matters: Accomplished Principals Bring Results,
led by education consultant Joan Auchter, and Developing
Teacher Leaders for Increased Student Learning, led by education consultant Wil Parker. In addition, ASCD will offer a
variety of one-, two-, and three-day institutes March 21–23.
These professional development events, led by national
experts, including ASCD authors and staff, education consultants, and more, will cover topics such as differentiated
instruction, upgrading curricula for 21st century learners,
and implementing the Whole Child Initiative in schools.
MORE INFO: www.ascd.org
ICivics, an organization
founded by retired U.S.
Supreme Court Justice
Sandra Day O’Connor, is
marking the 2012 U.S. presidential election with the launch
of a free online video game, Win the White House. In the
game, students take on the role of a presidential candidate
from primary season through Election Day, learning the ins
and outs of the electoral process. Students have to make
tough choices about their party; platform; vice presidential
selection; and how to raise funds, conduct polls, and spend
valuable campaign dollars on appearances and advertisements. News coverage recaps their successes and failures
as they campaign for their 270 electoral votes.
MORE INFO: www.icivics.org/games/win-white-house
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