Big Idea #1 - Special Film Screening of "The Music of Strangers" in Billings on April 12th!

Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble’s documentary “The Music of Strangers” will have a special screening in Billings, MT at MSU-Billings, Petro Hall. In an exciting presentation for educators, members of the Silk Road Ensemble will host the screening of this amazing documentary and facilitate a question and answer session after the screening. Please join us on April 12, 2017 from 3-5:15 pm for this very special event. Parking in the garage is free for attendees, and bus parking is available for buses. Renewal units will be available, and a reception will follow the event. Click here for the trailer and RSVP to Lori

Big Idea #2 - The Funky Science Lab

Amarillo, TX high school science teacher Kisaundra Harris revamped her school science lab into a funky space that makes even high school seniors leave their senioritis at the classroom door. Read the article to learn how she did it with approval from her school administration and the impact the funky science lab has had on her students. 

Big Idea #3 - If You Show Up, They'll Surprise You

Working with students with autism can be a challenge even for the most veteran special education teacher. Every student with autism is unique that requires a personalized method of teaching. Read the article from a veteran special education teacher who works with students with autism in a general classroom setting to learn how she supports these students to encourage their learning inside and outside the classroom.


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