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Renee Smith, Cognitively Guided Instruction, and Its Impact on Female Math Students

Posted Date: 03/14/2018

Renee Smith spends much of her time at ESSDACK working with elementary math teachers, facilitating conversations about how best to incorporate brain-based research strategies such as Cognitively

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Using Comics and Graphic Novels as Instructional Tools

Posted Date: 03/01/2018

  I’ve always loved comics. I lean a bit more to things like Calvin & Hobbes and Doonesbury rather than the Marvel and DC universes that my kids love. But no matter what I was reading – growing up

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Talking EDventure Ep.4 | Engaging in the Journey | Tammy Fellers

Posted Date: 02/26/2018

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Talking EDventure Ep. 3 | pOVERty SURVIVALIST | Rebecca Lewis-Pankratz

Posted Date: 02/20/2018

  Poverty continues to overwhelm our families, our communities, and our institutions. It knows no socioeconomic boundaries, no race, and no geography. When we understand both trauma and

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Talking EDventure Episode 2 | Taking the Fear out of Math | Renee Smith

Posted Date: 01/15/2018

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Talking EDventure - Jane Seward and Text Tools

Posted Date: 12/13/2017

ESSDACK English Language Arts (ELA) consultant Jane Seward is Jaime's first guest on our new series Talking EDventure. During their short conversation, Jane talks about some of her latest

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FAQ: “My kids’ presentations are just blah. What can I do?”

Posted Date: 12/11/2017

“My kids are presenting soon and I can already tell they’re going to do what they usually do and ‘phone in’ the presentations. I’ve seen some great student presentations, but no matter what I do

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Reno County is Pioneering the Trauma-Informed Community Initiative in Kansas

Posted Date: 11/27/2017

Thirty-seven Reno County residents recently attended a county wide informational meeting aimed at finding ways at moving the city of Hutchinson to becoming a Trauma Informed Community. Hosted by the

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Katie Perez, Colwich Elementary, and the Kansans Can Gemini Project

Posted Date: 11/13/2017

During the fall of 2017, the state of Kansas launched the Kansans Can School Redesign Project designed to create learning environments that effectively prepare K-12 students for success following

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Jaime and Glen Create EDventures

Posted Date: 10/20/2017

Jaime and Glen know that there are great things happening in schools all over the state. But those stories seldom are heard by anyone outside of the classroom where those great things took place. So

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