Category Archive for "Content Area"

Schools to Studio Pilot – A Success!

Schools to Studio is the fourth component to HCOE’s Reserved S.E.A.T.S. (Students Engaged in the Arts Through Schools). Students first

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School and Parent Relationships

When I was a little girl at Agnes J. Johnson School in Weott I remember wishing my mom would come

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The “F” Word

Today I was at my awesome new standing desk doing some research for an upcoming workshop series in collaboration with

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Reading Season

My big plans for Winter Break involve a book, the fireplace, and a bottomless cup of warm goodness.  If you’ve

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Making STEAM Conference – Will You Make It?

The Region 1 Making STEAM Conference is going to be another exciting professional development at the Sequoia Conference Center and

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Curriculum fair featuring ELA, ELD, Arts, and local resources on November 7

Our first ever event of this kind is shaping up to be a pretty big deal.  Not only do we

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HERC Open Lab

Last year we had “Appy Hour” and this year we will offer similar support for your tech needs–but now you

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STEAMing to prepare for 2030?

I just read a great article from the founder of littleBits, Ayah Bdeir.  I’m on the email list because we

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A Rich Reading Resource

Whoa!  This is the resource I wish I had last year.  Well, actually I did have it, I just didn’t

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Mindfulness in Education

With less than a month before the new school year begins my mind is racing and my stomach feels that

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Redwood Writing Project = Teacher Awesomeness

  I got to spend yesterday morning with my people…and by that, I mean the Redwood Writing Project crew.  It is

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Book Trailer Tuesday

It takes time to select texts to use in class, and even longer to pre-read them, so I really value

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Let’s Explore Water: An Inquiry-Based Science Lesson for Kindergarten

This month I decided to do something a little different. Instead of writing about how I would present an inquiry-based

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2016 Must Read!

2016 Must Read! by Carol Crivelli Are you interested in how to Amplify student learning with technology? Authors, Kristin Ziemke

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Point Your Students to Where Reading Happens Year Round – Our Humboldt County Public Library!

As we know, EVERYONE READS!  And this summer our Humboldt County Library is sponsoring, READ FOR THE WIN! OUR public

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CUE Rocks a new Northstate Affiliate!

This year CUE North State affiliate was established; it includes Del Norte County east to Modoc, Humboldt County east to

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Paper Tigers at HCOE

On May 12th, Humboldt County Office of Education’s screening of Paper Tigers.  Paper Tigers documents one year in the life

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Science and Art: Examining the STEAM Movement

Merging science and art may not be as zany as you think. Both subjects require attention to detail, involve an

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Getting Started with Google Classroom

Google Classroom is a wonderful tool to extend student access to resources, manage curriculum, and tame Google Drive file management. Recent changes

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Engaging Students in Math through Art Tiling

Are you looking for a way to engage students in math with art? From the MIND Research Institute are some

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Building Science with Writing (and Writing with Science)

Throughout history science and writing have been intertwined. Scientific discovery servers no purpose if it is not adequately communicated to

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Impacting Life with 3D Printers

A few years ago, the idea of 3D printing was science fiction to most. To a degree it still is

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Amygdala Hijacking

For the most part, we don’t live in emotional consumption. We have tools to regulate it and we’re grateful when

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What’s Your Vision for the 21st Century Classroom?

I recently reviewed an article published by Edutopia. The point of the article was to breakdown components of a modern classroom

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SAMR– An Effective Model to Help Teachers Make Effective Choices!

I am a 5th grade teacher with 28 years experience working with students. I enjoy the challenge of creating meaningful,

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APRIL IS NATIONAL POETRY MONTH! Share, share, share- IF you dare!

April is National Poetry Month (click on this link!) and there are endless resources through your HERC!  And check out

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Fun with Lasers (and Physical Science)

Here’s a story- One hundred years ago Albert Einstein (whose birthday was last week!) predicted the existence of gravitational waves.

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CA: State of Creativity Summit

Three hundred Educators, Legislators and Community Members descended upon Fresno the beginning of March to participate in the California State of

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AMERICA’S BATTLE OF THE BOOKS IS COMING TO SEQUOIA CONFERENCE CENTER ON APRIL 8!

Come and join us at the Sequoia Conference Center next to the HERC and see local students in the 2nd

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READ ACROSS AMERICA! Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Don’t miss this great day!  CTA has some great recommendations for activities and books for your school’s READ ACROSS AMERICA.

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SBAC (or CAASPP, if you prefer): Keeping the Focus on Learning and the Stress Low

“Correct answers are essential… but they’re part of the process, they’re not the product. The product is the math the

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HERC-The Teacher Place has it!

Whether you are teaching GEOMETRY or CHEMISTRY, HERC is your GO TO place for resources!It’s simple.  Just go to HERC- The

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Science in Three Dimensions

Do you remember looking through a View-Master when you were young? Holding those plastic binoculars up to your eyes revealed

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Get your mojo with ClassDojo!

I’ve been using ClassDojo for close to 3 years.  In my opinion it is the best classroom management/parent communication tool

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Mirror Mirror…In Our Hands (Trauma Informed Work in Schools)

Mirror Mirror…In Our Hands – (Trauma Informed Work in Schools) A warm greeting from a teacher to a 16 year-old

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TEACH DIVERSE BOOKS! Check out Teachingbooks.net for the BEST book lists and resources!

The opening page of Teachingbooks.net will take you to the page you see here.  Click on “Teach Diverse Books,” and

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Upcoming Arts Professional Development

There are two opportunities coming up for Professional Development in the arts. The first one is for Visual Arts on

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What do YOU collect? Marbles? Rocks? Something else? Let HERC Resources Help!

Hold a COLLECTION DAY at your school (in your class, in the auditorium, in the library-media center)!  This is a

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STEAM Resource page

The STEAM Resource page is live. Go to Resources tab and then STEAM to access. Currently, we have some presentations

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Camp Wellagogy - Wellness for Teachers, Aug 14-16, 2017 Register here!