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Bringing Inclusion into the Classroom

What is – and isn't – classroom inclusion, and how can we make it work for students with severe/multiple special needs? Kait Hager, special education teacher in Western Massachusetts, outlines the 4 key ingredients for making inclusion work in a meaningful way.

#StandWithMalala: Free Fall Field Trip to "He Named Me Malala"

Students Stand with Malala is providing middle and high school teachers with a free field trip and accompanying lesson plans for the release of Fox Searchlight’s new documentary He Named Me Malala, the story of Malala Yousafzai, a student activist and the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.  Learn more about how to enter and how your students can #StandWithMalala.

Science at Sea: USC Rossier Alumna with NOAA's Teacher at Sea Program

DJ Kast, alumna of USC Rossier's online teaching degree, provides insight into her time at the National Oceanic and Atmosphereic Administration (NOAA)'s Teacher at Sea Program where she worked as a Marine Biology Research Methods Instructor.

Reimagining STEM Education: SXSWedu 2016

Esteemed USC Rossier faculty have the opportunity to present a panel at SXSWedu in March 2016. "Teaching Integrated STEM in Teacher Education" addresses the critical (and national) need for STEM curriculum changes in K-12 and teacher education curriculum. The voting process is open until Friday, September 4th. Learn more about STEM in teacher education and how you can vote.

Pop Culture vs. Polonius: How the Common Core Favors 'Serial' Over Shakespeare

Acquisition of reading skills should take priority over knowledge of a Renaissance play. Learn how one teacher is strengthening his students' reading and communication skills with stories from pop culture, not Polonius.

 

Creating Safe Spaces: Lesson Plans for Social-Emotional Learning

USC Rossier School of Education has created a lesson plan guide to act as a mental health resource for teachers and classrooms, as well as students in our online teaching degree programs. “Creating Safe Spaces” offers activities that strengthen students’ social-emotional skills, while focusing on social-emotional wellness as a tool for combating bullying in and outside of the classroom.