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Legos & Learning: A Match Made in Heaven
posted by: Melissa | March 07, 2017, 10:52 am   

Nothing entrances children as much as a pile of Lego pieces. These simple, interchangeable blocks do not move, make sounds, or light up like so many children’s toys do, but it’s this very simplicity that allows for endless possibilities and captures children’s imagination and creative sense. It’s exactly for these reasons that many teachers are using the blocks in their classrooms.

 
Meet the NWPE Board!
posted by: Cindy Omlin | March 02, 2017, 11:04 am   


Northwest Professional Educators has a new board of directors. Get acquainted with these distinguished educators who have passion for teacher choice and student achievement! 

 
What Students Can Learn by Writing for Wikipedia
posted by: Melissa | March 02, 2017, 08:32 am   

Fake news has been, well, in the news a lot lately. But for the world's largest crowdsourced encyclopedia, it's nothing new.

 
Five Sites You Can Use To Create Classroom Videos
posted by: Melissa | February 28, 2017, 11:03 am   

The key to any good lesson is great content, and in the modern classroom, more and more that means videos. Videos can spice up a dull topic or allow you to flip your classroom by introducing students to the content at home. From TED to YouTube to Khan Academy, many sites post premade videos that are ready for teachers to show in class or to assign for student use.

 
Andrea McDougall Awarded New Classroom Grant to Advance Student Learning
posted by: Cindy Omlin | February 23, 2017, 04:20 pm   

Congratulations to Andrea McDougall, a math and geometry teacher at Century High School in Pocatello, ID.  Ms. McDougall has been awarded a $250 New Classroom Start Up Grant to purchase classroom materials and equipment to advance student learning within an integrated math instruction curriculum.

 
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