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Curriculum Planning

Online Archives: Fun and Fascinating Classroom Resources

From an online collection of visual archetypes to royalty free music, these resources are great for the classroom or for just taking a fun trip down the rabbit hole of history.
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School Leadership

Summer Prep for Back to School: Resources for School Leaders

Explore resources from Edutopia and the web that support school leaders -- including principals and other administrators -- as they guide school communities into a new school year.
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A large group of special needs students are marching in the street, proudly raising their arms, cheering, and holding a large sign that says, "Hudson High School Special Olympians -- Multi-State Champs in Soccer and Softball."
Social and Emotional Learning

Recalling and Rekindling the Spirit that Initiated Special Olympics

The spirit of Special Olympics needs emulation so that doors are more widely open for all -- in schools and social institutions.
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School Leadership

The Answer to Our Education Woes

Getting curious, slowing down, and listening to each other are a few of the essentials necessary for addressing the larger problems in education. 
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Maker Education

Pop Up and Make: Student-Designed and Facilitated Makerspaces

See how introducing fluid, diverse makerspaces throughout a school can engage students in playing, collaborating, learning, and finding their passions.
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Project-Based Learning

Resources for Getting Started With Project-Based Learning

Explore Edutopia's curated compilation of online resources for understanding and beginning to implement project-based learning.
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Maker Education

Assessment in Making

As we integrate maker education into the curriculum, we should determine whether it raises test scores, how it aligns with standards, and how we can assess making.
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Student Voice

Student-Led Conferences: Resources for Educators

Whether you already do student-led conferences or are interested in making a shift, this list includes a variety of go-to examples, guides, tips, and forms to help launch or improve these meetings.
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Assessment

Do No Harm: Flexible and Smart Grading Practices

Have students take responsibility for their grades and behavior by strategically offering opportunities to redo assignments, retake tests, and reflect on their performance.
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Maker Education

How to Kickstart Maker Education

Learn how one Pittsburgh elementary school is collaborating with a local children's museum and other partners to create an innovative makerspace.
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