Celebrate International Literacy Day and Hispanic Heritage Month

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On September 8th, we celebrated International Literacy Day. This day was founded in 1966 to keep the importance of literacy in the forefront of local communities. Tremendous progress has been made in the years since, however, illiteracy remains a world issue. This month serves as a reminder to encourage our youth to pick up a good book and explore new worlds.

Some easy ways to celebrate this day are:

  • Donate books to local classrooms
  • Gift a book to someone
  • Start a community “Free Little Library”
  • Check out these 27 Literacy Activities that work for K-12

Beginning September 15th, we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.  This month celebrates the achievements of famous Hispanic Americans, along with everyday people and families. It is an opportunity to celebrate Latino culture in school and at home.

  • The Library of Congress has many resources that teachers can utilize in their classrooms.
  • Expose students to all kinds of Spanish music by playing it over you PA system. Here’s a playlist for ideas.
  • Decorate the hallways with flags from Hispanic countries.  Students can color their own here.
  • Set up a Domino table in a common area with simple play instructions. Have fun!
  • Explore the minds of famous Latinos by printing out their quotes and displaying at your school for all to see.

Have you heard about reimaginED?

Step Up for Students has a blog called reimaginED that examines and reports on how expanded education choice options are transforming K-12 education in Florida and the nation.

How many times have you wished for more adults in the classroom with you? Arizona State University’s new teacher education program is designed to do just that! It’s team teaching reinvented, and you can read about in on our reimaginED blog. Here’s a peek: “Each team shares about 150 students and is comprised of at least three certified teachers and a lead teacher, who both instructs and manages the classroom. Other educators join the core depending on students’ needs. Their roles include special educators, teachers of English language learners, teacher candidates who are completing residencies, and paraeducators… Instruction incorporates project- and inquiry-based learning to allow students to learn more deeply. Teachers are joined by community partners who also serve as team members. Gone is the traditional bell schedule.”

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

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September 15th through October 15th is Hispanic Heritage Month. We hope you will celebrate all year, but we’ve included some resources to help make this month special!

Have you heard about reimaginED?

Step Up for Students has a blog called reimaginED that examines and reports on how expanded education choice options are transforming K-12 education in Florida and the nation.

How many times have you wished for more adults in the classroom with you? Arizona State University’s new teacher education program is designed to do just that! It’s team teaching reinvented, and you can read about in on our reimaginED blog. Here’s a peek: “Each team shares about 150 students and is comprised of at least three certified teachers and a lead teacher, who both instructs and manages the classroom. Other educators join the core depending on students’ needs. Their roles include special educators, teachers of English language learners, teacher candidates who are completing residencies, and paraeducators… Instruction incorporates project- and inquiry-based learning to allow students to learn more deeply. Teachers are joined by community partners who also serve as team members. Gone is the traditional bell schedule.”

Scroll to the bottom of the article to subscribe to reimagiNATION and get our articles on how expanded education choice options are transforming K-12 education in Florida and beyond in your inbox every day!

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Classroom Management Resources for the New School Year

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Welcome to the start of an exciting new school year! This month’s resources are dedicated to implementing effective classroom management. We hope these resources are useful as you help your teachers prepare for the new year.

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Make Prep for the School Year Easy with These Free Resources

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It’s almost time to go back to the classroom! This month’s resources are dedicated to making planning and classroom prep easy over the coming weeks.

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Planning for Professional Development

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This month’s resources are dedicated to looking ahead to next year’s professional development options. Create your faculty’s professional development plan for the year now!

Look at your budget, examine the dollars you received from Title 2 Part A last year, and plan accordingly. Be sure to download our free printable professional development worksheet.

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Easy Back-to-School Prep Ideas

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We hope you are enjoying your summer break! This month we’ve included a few online professional learning options and some easy back-to-school prep ideas for you to peruse while you relax by the pool!

Easy Back to School Prep:

Summer Online Professional Learning Options

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Tips for Increasing School Enrollment

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As the 2021-2022 school year comes to a close we hope you will take a moment to celebrate your successes! We’ve included a document to help you reflect on this year and begin thinking about the next school year. We also included some tips on increasing enrollment over the summer!

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Reflect on a Successful School Year

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Congratulations on finishing a rewarding and challenging year in the classroom! Before you begin your well-deserved break, take a moment to reflect on the past school year. Reflection is a vital component of growth. This month we’ve included a free printable document to help you reflect on your successes and challenges and envision a fantastic year ahead.

Grab Your Coffee and Your Favorite Pen!

Free Summer Reading Programs to Share with Your Students

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Thank You Administrators! Teacher Appreciation Week Giveaway!

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This month we want to take a moment to say thank you for all the work you do all year long! We also hope to give you some ideas to show your teachers how much you appreciate the work that they do every day!

The Student Learning and Partner Success team is giving away five $50 Amazon gift cards and a gift basket filled with Step Up swag! Be sure to share this post with your teachers!

Click here to enter out Teacher Appreciation Giveaway!

Register for the Choice in Education Celebration Free Virtual Event

Have you heard about the Choice in Education Celebration? We are throwing a virtual party to close out the school year! This FREE event will be held virtually on May 26th from 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. We will hear from Keynote Speaker Gerry Brooks, and giveaway fabulous prizes! Save your seat and REGISTER TODAY!

Teacher Appreciation Ideas

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Teacher Appreciation Week Giveaway! Thank You Teachers!

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This month we want to take a moment to say THANK YOU for all that you do every day for the students in your classroom! You make a difference in the lives of so many children each day and though you deserve much more than a week of celebration, we hope this month’s freebies, giveaways, and resources will show a little bit of our admiration!

Thank You Teachers!

This month the Student Learning and Partner Success team is giving away five $50 Amazon gift cards and a gift basket filled with Step Up swag!

Click here to enter our Teacher Appreciation Giveaway!

Register for our Free Virtual Event: Choice in Education Celebration

Have you heard about the Choice in Education Celebration? We are throwing a virtual party to close out the school year! This FREE event will be held virtually on May 26th from 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. We will hear from Keynote Speaker Gerry Brooks, and giveaway fabulous prizes! Save your seat and REGISTER TODAY!

Teacher Appreciation Week Freebies and Deals

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