April 20, 2017   |   By Ray Huang

4 Components of District Implementation of Social and Emotional Learning

As interest grows in the benefits of social and emotional learning (SEL) for students and staff, a growing number of districts are adopting systemic strategies that embed SEL into every aspect of school life.

In a recent BloomBoard webinar, Kori Sanchez Smith, SEL Coordinator at Atlanta Public Schools, spoke about the four components of implementing SEL across the district:

  1. Explicit Instruction
  2. Integrating with Curriculum
  3. Integration with Instructional Pedagogy
  4. Beyond the Classroom

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By considering all four components of SEL implementation, leaders are able to:

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September 9, 2016   |   By Lisa Jabara-May

Webinar: Early Literacy Instruction: 10 Research-Informed Practices That Can Change Every Classroom

As in many states, far too many of Michigan’s children are not reading proficiently by the end of grade three—and the situation continues to worsen. Addressing this problem can require broad and significant improvement in instructional practices. Toward that end, an Early Literacy Task Force (ELTF) in Michigan identified 10 research-informed classroom literacy instructional practices for Pre-K and 10 such practices for K-3 that can have a meaningful impact on student literacy.

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August 26, 2016   |   By Lucia Giacomantonio

Trauma-Informed Instruction: What Every Teacher and Administrator Needs to Know

One in four public school students has experienced at least one traumatic event that can affect learning or behavior. Thus, it is imperative that districts create a positive and compassionate school environment. Trauma-informed instruction provides all teachers and leaders a playbook for creating that environment, focused on developing the resiliency necessary to increase school success and improve academic outcomes.

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August 22, 2016   |   By Alicia Barnes

Kickstart the School Year with New Micro-credentials on Financial Literacy, Global Competence, Effective Coaching, and Performance Assessment

BloomBoard is pleased to announce that in partnership with Digital Promise, a number of new micro-credentials are available in our ever-growing micro-credentials library

Micro-credentials–bite-sized demonstrations of competence for specific skills–have been gaining popularity for their ability to acknowledge an educator’s pursuit and recognition of learning, both formal and informal.

The beginning of a new school year is a perfect time to set professional learning goals. It's also a great time for educators to identify micro-credentials you want to earn, which can provide not only a framework for learning to meet goals but also recognition for accomplishments. More than 200 micro-credentials are now available, recognizing a wide range of professional competencies for educators. Check out the latest micro-credentials added:

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August 21, 2016   |   By Alicia Barnes

BloomBoard Buzz: Weekly Roundup of News for Educators

What are we reading this week? Here are our favorite blog posts, stories, and news from the world of education:

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