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  • "Choice" battle continues ... Even though the Arkansas Legislature voted down HB1222 and SB746, the "School Choice" battle is far from over. I've written extensively about this elsewhere (especially about what's actually ...
    Posted Apr 20, 2017, 10:28 AM by Bill Morelan
  • LOTS vs HOTS Here's a great video that can help you increase real learning in your classroom. It's based on a combination of Bloom's Taxonomy and Vygotsky's ZPD (Zone ...
    Posted Apr 4, 2017, 11:43 AM by Bill Morelan
  • New Writing Resource The ADE just released a new Writing LiveBinder created by literacy specialists from across the state. In addition to Ideas, Organization, Language Usage, and Writer's Workshop Procedures, it also ...
    Posted Mar 8, 2017, 12:28 PM by Bill Morelan
  • Disciplinary Literacy for Science The ADE has created a version of Disciplinary Literacy specifically designed for Science instruction. Here's a link:6-12 Disciplinary Literacy - ScienceWhile similar to the Disciplinary Literacy summaries ...
    Posted Mar 8, 2017, 12:30 PM by Bill Morelan
  • Interim Test Results Just a reminder: Don't attempt to evaluate the ACT ASPIRE "Interim Tests" results as you did previous state tests! ASPIRE is not a simple content-based assessment, and the ...
    Posted Feb 22, 2017, 6:07 AM by Bill Morelan
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