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Host a Census Night at Your School


Billions of dollars in federal funding are at stake for Illinois in the 2020 Census. Schools can play a critical role in ensuring every Illinois resident is counted. Here’s how your school can host a Census Night, where families can complete the census online with assistance from school staff. Pick a date and time that works for your community during the online self-response period March 12 – April 27. Completing the census online means census-takers do not have to come to residents’ doors. Pick a location with sufficient internet connectivity. The census is mobile-friendly and can be completed on a personal [...]

Host a Census Night at Your School2020-02-19T11:46:20-06:00

4 Experiences 21st Century Learners Need: Lessons from a Robot Vacuum


by Rachell Anderson I recently purchased a robot vacuum, and I cannot speak more highly of it! I was sick of the constant layer of dust on the wood floors, and this little guy is making it so I don't have to Swiffer twice a day. Now you might be thinking, "Rachell, congrats on your vacuum, but no one wants to hear about your fun new gadget, we're here for the ed related material;" but hear me out. As I was working from home today I decided to run the vacuum (side brag- all I literally have to say is, "Alexa, [...]

4 Experiences 21st Century Learners Need: Lessons from a Robot Vacuum2020-03-30T14:34:56-05:00

Why I Love Testing


by Olivia Mulcahy Wait…What? For real. I love testing because… I know what is expected of me and have already shown myself that I am ready for the test. My teachers have already observed me and given me the feedback that confirms that I am ready for the test. I know I will be successful on the test. The test will give me multiple opportunities to demonstrate my knowledge, skill and understanding via multiple modalities. I will get to use all my languages during the test to show my learning–I will get to show my learning of a new language, and [...]

Why I Love Testing2020-03-30T14:33:53-05:00
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