Sasha Ferreira

Empowering Student Success: Instilling Confidence in the Science Classroom and Beyond

National Geographic Learning, a part of Cengage Group, and Kognity collaborate to bridge “achievement gaps” in the educational resources market. Together we are bringing high-quality, modern and engaging learning experience to high school science classrooms. With Kognity, educators can more easily drive academic achievement and success on high-stakes assessments by tracking student performance and usage of the digital platform. Kognity provides both educators and students with high-quality, engaging materials that improve students’ exam readiness.

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Empowering the Next Generation: The Role of Visual Literacy in Education

Declining scores from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) for U.S. History and Reading within primary education have ignited concerns among educators, policymakers, and parents. According to The Nation’s Report Card¹­‚² a government website, the average U.S. history and reading scores for eighth graders across the United States are down 9 points since 2014. This trend not only highlights the challenges in traditional pedagogical approaches but also demands innovative strategies to engage students and enhance learning outcomes…

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#ThankATeacher: Celebrating Educator Appreciation Week

PSA: My birthday is this week. (Yes, I am very big on birthdays- even as an old lady.) Do you know what else is this week? Teacher Appreciation Week. And in this day and age, I believe it’s critical that we focus on EDUCATOR Appreciation Week. Why, you ask? Well, how many people influence your child every single day? And, we are not only facing a teacher shortage in our schools today, but we are also facing a shortage of every single person who could make a difference for your child during his or her day at school. Don’t you think it’s worth a few minutes of your time to say thank you?

Webinar on Demand: Explore the Power of MapMaker to Fuel Your Science and Social Studies Classrooms!

Explore the Power of MapMaker to Fuel Your Science and Social Studies Classrooms!

National Geographic MapMaker, developed by Esri and National Geographic, is a mapping application that uses the latest in GIS software to connect social studies and science classrooms with essential technology for exploration. Created specifically for students and educators, MapMaker is easy to use, free to access, is browser-based, and usable on most laptops and tablets. Learn about MapMaker and how your students can gain a better understanding of how the world’s most crucial issues, challenges, and opportunities fit into the context of place.

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In the Blink of an AI – Time to Shift our CTE Assessments

Thanks to ChatGPT, educators need new methods of assessment that are NON-TEXT in nature. It is highly necessary to create assessment methods that require students to produce authentic, novel, and personalized responses, which can help educators stay ahead of the uncertainty and workload that AI writers create. In this presentation, you will see tons of examples of new ways to assess that are not text-based!