In this webinar, we will review strategies for increasing student engagement through skillful differentiation of virtual writing assignments in Google Classroom. We will discuss several strategies including the following: writing clear student directions, having clear criteria for success, providing models, and using sentence starters, outlines, and graphic organizers to support student achievement. It contains numerous examples of differentiation strategies you can use in writing assignments for ALL subjects and an opportunity for practice before applying into your own assignments.
This #NationalFirstRespondersDay, we spent some time with Ethan Muñoz, a 2017 graduate from the founding class of UA School for Emergency Management (UASEM) who is now an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) with NYU Langone. Read on to find out about his path to being a first responder, and his advice for those who might want to follow in his footsteps:
How did you become interested in Emergency Management?
When it came time to pick my high school, my mom found a brand new school being advertised that was offering a whole different type of education - and that school was
The well-being of our educators and young people are our highest priority. As we continue to monitor the impact of COVID-19, we will remain vigilant in our efforts to provide support and resources to those affected. We have created an Online Learning Community (OLC) to provide information and resources to help our schools and young people remain safe, connected, and productive during this time.
UA Online Learning Community (OLC): Resources for Remote Leading, Learning, and Student Support
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Last month, 15 students from the UA New York Harbor School became certified divers during the school’s annual excursion to the Bahamas. Organized and generously supported by the Billion Oyster Project, eligible sophomores in the Professional Diving career and technical education program earned their PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification at the Island School, a sustainable campus on the island of Eleuthera. Along with the students, two Harbor School alumni also went to the Island School for further training as they work toward their Divemaster certification.
It was a late shift. I went into the bathroom before I finished up and clocked out. Half of my mind was on restocking donuts while the other half was on my college applications. As I left the bathroom, I heard, “Can’t believe they let these hoodlums share a restroom with us men.” Disgusted, I turned around to find two white men glaring at me. I took their words into consideration and wondered why they failed to recognize that I was a black boy in America trying to be successful just like everyone else. I was determined to not let r