Five Elements of Positive School Culture: Learning from Dr. Bridwell-Mitchell

Leah Shafer, contributive writer for Usable Knowledge, wrote a popular article about promoting positive school culture. In this brief article, Shafer offers salient, practical methods to increase positive culture in your school. The article discusses the difficulty of labeling “school culture.” While most principals may have an instinctual awareness of their school’s culture, one would … Continue reading Five Elements of Positive School Culture: Learning from Dr. Bridwell-Mitchell

TWIN-CS Schools Read Across America: Celebrating Dr. Seuss’ Birthday

Each year, schools nationwide partake in Read Across America, a celebration of reading held annually on Dr. Seuss’ birthday and hosted by the National Education Association. This year a few TWIN-CS schools celebrated including All Souls Catholic School, located in Alhambra, CA, and Our Lady of Lourdes, located in Omaha, NE. Each shared pictures of … Continue reading TWIN-CS Schools Read Across America: Celebrating Dr. Seuss’ Birthday

Welcoming All to Class: A California Teacher Teaches Life Lessons through Language

In a recent publication from Public Radio International (PRI), a non-profit global media company, contributive writer Zaidee Stavely writes about a local Californian high school’s experience with multilingual students. Castlemont High School in Oakland, California has students with an array of linguistic diversity including Spanish, Arabic, and Mam, a Mayan language from Guatemala. Acacia WoodsChan, … Continue reading Welcoming All to Class: A California Teacher Teaches Life Lessons through Language

Multilingual Children in Preschool Classrooms

As the world becomes smaller and more globalized, young children are becoming increasingly linguistically diverse. In this Usable Knowledge article, writer Leah Shafer considers how early childhood educators can “provide a safe, nurturing environment” for their multilingual students. Shafer examines how the internalization of grammar and vocabulary can develop “an understanding of culture: how to … Continue reading Multilingual Children in Preschool Classrooms

Low-Income Students and Special Education: A Report from the Century Foundation

In a recent article from Usable Knowledge, a Harvard Graduate School of Education publication, writer Grace Tatter examines a new report from the Century Foundation. According to researchers from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, the Harvard Chan School of Public Health, and SRI International, low-income students are disproportionately assigned to special education. While the … Continue reading Low-Income Students and Special Education: A Report from the Century Foundation

TWIN-CS Opportunity: Enrollment Webinar with NCEA

With enrollment season upon us, TWIN-CS members may be interested in attending the “Pathways to Enrollment Growth and Retention” webinar this upcoming Thursday. Hosted by the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA), with attending speakers Adam Dufault, Superintendent of the Catholic Diocese in Columbus, and Annette Jones, NCEA Assistant Director for School Leadership, this webinar will … Continue reading TWIN-CS Opportunity: Enrollment Webinar with NCEA

More Evidence of Future Bilingual Mathematicians and Scientists from the USA

The Language Magazine has recently published an article about a new data release from Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) with respect to English Language Learners (ELLs). As the article discusses, this newest release titled “Academic Performance and Outcomes for English Learners,” builds upon previously released data about “the characteristics and educational experiences of English … Continue reading More Evidence of Future Bilingual Mathematicians and Scientists from the USA

“Pathways to Enrollment Growth and Retention” An Upcoming NCEA Webinar

With enrollment season upon us, TWIN-CS members may be interested in attending the “Pathways to Enrollment Growth and Retention” webinar this upcoming Thursday. Hosted by the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA), with attending speakers Adam Dufault, Superintendent of the Catholic Diocese in Columbus, and Annette Jones, NCEA Assistant Director for School Leadership, this webinar will … Continue reading “Pathways to Enrollment Growth and Retention” An Upcoming NCEA Webinar

Differentiating Instruction: Two New Videos by Larry Ferlazzo and Education Week

Larry Ferlazzo, a contributing writer for Education Week, has recently written an article about differentiated instruction that builds upon his previous publication, a video, created by him and his co-author, Katie Hull. In this publication, Education Week has release two additional videos on differentiating instruction: The video above describes best practices for English Language Learners, … Continue reading Differentiating Instruction: Two New Videos by Larry Ferlazzo and Education Week

Free Opportunity for TWIN-CS: Fountas & Pinnell Webinar

Many TWIN-CS program are using the Benchmark Assessment System from Fountas & Pinnell. A free webinar facilitated by Fountas & Pinnell themselves has been announced. This link takes you to the registration page. Overview Title: Building Community Around Essential Literacy Experiences Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Time: 04:00 PM Eastern Standard Time Duration: 1 hour “Summary Content provided by: … Continue reading Free Opportunity for TWIN-CS: Fountas & Pinnell Webinar