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Learning Edge February #1

In February, we typically think of President’s Day or Valentine’s day, however, there are many more events to recognize and celebrate. February is also Black History Month which originated from the work of Carter G. Woodson in 1925. Read more at Civil Rights and for information on how to honor Black History Month with your […]

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Learning Edge January #2

We are back in full swing of a new semester with students that we may or may not have met before.  Take some time each day to build relationships with those students and also take time for yourself as an educator for self-care. Renew your energy by spending time with colleagues for support. Spend time […]

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Civil Rights Primary Sources

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is celebrated across our nation to honor one of the most influential and iconic leaders of the civil rights movement. “The holiday must be substantive as well as symbolic. It must be more than a day of celebration . . . Let this holiday be a day of reflection, a […]

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Learning Edge January 2019 #1

As we begin a new calendar year and we move into the 2nd half of the school year, let’s plan some time to spend with our colleagues to support one another and to renew our energy and passion for education.  This edition of the Learning Edge provides a multitude of opportunities and ideas to gather […]

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Digital Primary Sources

Primary sources are original items or records that have survived from the past, such as clothing letters, photographs, and manuscripts…they are part of a direct personal experience of a time or event. Primary sources are the raw materials of history — original documents and objects which were created at the time under study. They are […]

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Learning Edge December 2018 #2

This semi-monthly newsletter for educators is posted here at the Colorado Virtual Library site on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month.  Please share it with your colleagues! The newsletter welcomes information and happenings from the education community.  If you have something you would like to share with the learning community please complete the form located […]

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Learning Edge December 2018 #1

This semi-monthly newsletter for educators is posted here at the Colorado Virtual Library site on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month.  Please share it with your colleagues! The newsletter welcomes information and happenings from the education community.  If you have something you would like to share with the learning community please complete the form located […]

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Digital Literacy

Learning Edge November 2018 #2

This semi-monthly newsletter for educators is posted here at the Colorado Virtual Library site on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month.  Please share it with your colleagues! The newsletter welcomes information and happenings from the education community.  If you have something you would like to share with the learning community please complete the form located […]

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Learning Edge – November 2018 #1

You Make a Difference! Don’t forget to read the SPARK newsletter from Colorado Commissioner, Katy Anthes.  

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The Learning Edge

At the October 2018 National Forum to Advance Rural Education in Denver, Jamie Meade, COS of Battelle for Kids , spoke on the importance of hope for students. She referenced Dr. Shane Lopez and GALLUP Student Poll findings that the level of students’ hope for their own future is a more robust predictor of college success than […]

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The Learning Edge

Colorado air has turned cool and snow is falling in some areas this week. October is parent/student-teacher conference month for many of you and for some Colorado districts – Fall Break is coming up!  As we transition from fall to winter, consider trying a new learning application with your students, or attend a collaborative meetup […]

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October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month!

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month(NCSAM) is commemorating its 15th year as an annual initiative to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity. NCSAM 2018 is a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online while increasing the resiliency of the Nation during cyber-threats. Want to […]

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The Learning Edge

The 2018-2019 school year is off to a great start!  There are professional learning opportunities being planned, resources shared, and innovative practices to be learned.  Here is the first of this year’s monthly (or more) Learning Edge Connection summarizing new professional learning events and opportunities, digital learning resources, and news from the education field. Please […]

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Creation/Creativity Digital Tools for Students

It has been over 10 years since Sir Ken Robinson first spoke at a Ted Talk and asked the question “Do schools kill creativity?”   Educators are still discussing how students can be encouraged to be creative and to accept ‘failure’ as part of a positive learning process. Here are some tools to use with your […]

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Digital Literacy & Learning Resources

A set of resources for kids elementary through high school, educators, and adults for learning and teaching about Digital Literacy.