Big Idea #1 - Travel the World in 2017

Global Exploration for Educators Organization (GEEO) has announced its 2017 programs. GEEO is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping teachers travel the world. Their spring break trips go to Morocco and the Galapagos Islands. Visit GEEO's website for the list of travel programs and locations they visit.

Big Idea #2 - Sketchnoting

Doodling in class used to be something teachers frowned up. Today, doodling has taken on a new purpose with sketchnoting. Sketchnoting helps students retain more information by drawing what they hear. Sketchnoting is not just for students. Teachers can use it as well.  Read the article to learn how sketchnoting works and how to incorporate it in the classroom.

Big Idea #3 - Voluntary Digital Literacy and Computer Science Guidelines

OPI has released voluntary guidelines for digital literacy and computer science. We hope this resouce is useful for those schools that are planning computer science programs. Check the Learning Opportunities Portal for professional development opportunities for teachers. The guidelines can be found here on the OPI website.

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