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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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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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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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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Financial Literacy Resources For Teachers

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April is National Financial Literacy Month! Helping students to learn how to manage their finances sets them up for greater success and economic stability as adults. We are excited to share some excellent interactive digital and printable resources that you can use in your classrooms this month!

Awesome Resources from Florida:

Online Interactive Financial Literacy Program:

Other Free K-12 Financial Literacy Supplemental Lessons and Activities: 

  • The Council for Economic Education’s FREE Financial Fitness for Life program helps K-12 students gain a better understanding of economic concepts. The entire booklet can be downloaded by grade level and there is even a parent guide!
  • The U.S. Mint website offers lots of fun, engaging activities for grades K-6, including games!
  • The U.S. Treasury has a FREE dynamic four-lesson downloadable curriculum supplement for middle school students called “Money Math: Lessons for Life.”
  • Junior Achievement’s JA Personal Finance curriculum for high school students focuses on spending money wisely through budgeting, saving and investing, using credit cautiously, and protecting personal finances. Many of their courses are available virtually!
  • The PBS lesson Needs Vs. Wants asks students in grades 1-2 to consider the relationship between consumer goods and happiness.

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Women’s History Month Reading Challenge

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March is Women’s History Month! This month’s resources are dedicated to helping you celebrate Women’s History Month in your classroom. Challenge your students at any grade level to read about important women in history!

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Black History Month Celebration Ideas for Teachers

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February is Black History Month! As teachers, we know you are working toward representation and inclusion every day in your classrooms. This month we’ve included some resources to help you celebrate and honor Black History Month. We hope you can use these resources all year long!

2022 Black History Month Student and Educator Contests

  • First Lady Casey DeSantis announced this year’s Black History Month contests theme is Celebrating African-American Contributions to Florida’s History. Student essay contest winners will receive a 4-Year Florida College Plan scholarship provided by the Florida Prepaid College Foundation. Student contest forms and educator nomination forms must be mailed to Volunteer Florida or submitted online at www.FloridaBlackHistory.com.

Teaching the Complete History

Virtual Visit to the National Museum of African American History and Culture

  • In celebration of Black History Month, explore NMAAHC’s Searchable Museum. The Searchable Museum is an opportunity to engage with online exhibitions, virtual symposia and digital programs. The Museum reaches beyond walls to provide a rich digital experience that includes a multimedia presentation of NMAAHC’s historical narratives, collections, and educational resources.

Books, Lesson Plans, and Activities

  • Books and Vocabulary Recommendations for Black History Month – Click Here
  • Black History Month Lesson Plans – Click Here
  • Black History Month Free Activity Sheets – Click Here

Don’t Forget to Nominate for the Step Up for Students Rising Stars Awards!

Please join us in celebrating scholarship students around the state for our annual Rising Stars Awards! This year, Step Up for Students is offering a hybrid experience! In-person events will be held in Jacksonville, Miami, Tampa, Orlando and Broward, or you may choose to attend a virtual award ceremony!

Nominate up to three scholarship students total from your school!

  • High Achieving Student Award
  • Turnaround Student Award
  • Outstanding Student Character Award
  • Super Senior Award

Nominate Your Students by February 11th. Click here to nominate!

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National School Choice Week Resources

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National School Choice Week is January 22 – 29, 2022.  NSCW shines a spotlight on effective K-12 education options for children to raise awareness of school choice across all 50 states.  Whether you want to share your participation in School Choice Week, celebrate it, or find new resources, be sure to check out the links below!

Get the word out:

School Choice Resources:

Have you heard about the Great Minds Knowledge Summit?

  • Looking to explore new knowledge-based curriculum options for reading, math, and science for your school? Check out the upcoming Great Minds Knowledge Summit this summer! Click here to sign up and learn more!

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The Semester in Review

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We know this semester has been challenging for so many reasons, but we also know that it has been rewarding too! This month we want to help you reflect and recharge. Take a moment to celebrate all the success you experienced this semester and reflect on your opportunities for improvement. Check out our free printable “Semester in Review” document below and explore some resources to inspire and entertain you!

Looking to explore new knowledge-based curriculum options for reading, math, and science for your school? Check out the upcoming Great Minds Knowledge Summit in February 2022! Click here to sign up and learn more!

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Bring STEM into Your Classroom All Year Long

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November 8th is National STEM Day! We hope this month’s resources will help you bring STEM activities and lessons into your classroom all year long!

Looking to explore new knowledge based curriculum options for reading, math, and science for your school? Check out the upcoming Great Minds Knowledge Summit in February 2022! Clear here to sign up and learn more!

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