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Hot STEAMy Summer Camp

We are just finishing up our third and final camp for the Summer 2017 season. It’s been a summer of fun and discovery. There were so many times when STEM and Arts/Humanities were so interwoven you couldn’t distinguish one from … Continue reading

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Movie Review from the Teaching Perspective: Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman opens in theatres this week. While the film is PG-13 and you probably won’t be able to use it as a summer field trip, it is a film your kids will be watching and one you definitely need to … Continue reading

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Phoenix Comicon Clarification

It looks like you are all getting excited for the awesomeness that is Phoenix Comicon. We’ve been getting the inevitable questions about what education track programming will look like. The short answer is “we don’t know” but we are looking … Continue reading

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March is Literacy Month

by KellyAnn Bonnell, MA There are few characters in American Pop Culture as iconic as those created by Theodore Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. From Horton to the Lorax, the characters and their stories, have captured the hearts and … Continue reading

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Popping in Kindergarten

By KellyAnn Bonnell, MA It’s always a challenge to incorporate pop culture in meaningful ways in the Kindergarten and First Grade Classroom. The shows young kids identify with can lead to a whole host of behavior problems that can be … Continue reading

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Handling Holiday Break Camps

by KellyAnn Bonnell, MA As teachers return to classrooms in January, OST professionals are brushing off the glitter from holiday break camps and shifting their thoughts to spring break camp and summer camp. This winter break, we at Pop Goes … Continue reading

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National Sesame Street Day

On November 10, 1969 Sesame Street premiered on American television. Its curriculum had been piloted right here in Phoenix at Arizona’s oldest child care center, Phoenix Day. It was an innovative idea that children could learn watching a television show. … Continue reading

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Kidscreen: Kids have a non-fiction addiction. Now what?

After discovering just how much kids are drawn to non-fiction digital content, research firm Insight Kids shows how marketers and content creators can get in on the action. By Sarah Chumsky October 25, 2016 5,127,666,603. Lose track among the digits? … Continue reading

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Preparing for All Hallow’s Read!

This year Halloween is on a Monday. This means we need to find appropriate ways of allowing our classroom communities to engage in festivities that are age appropriate and sensitive to the needs of the community. A family literacy night on … Continue reading

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Creating a STEAM integrated Environment

  What does STEAM integration actually look like? Well, an example would be a science class studying Darwin who takes time to explore  Darwin’s sketches.  When Darwin was studying birds on the Galapagos Islands, he sketched them. Today Darwin’s Finches … Continue reading

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