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Standing in the Gap
Empowering New Teachers Through Connected Resources

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August 2015 | 80 pages | Corwin

Supporting new teachers for success in the first years!

This helpful guide will take new teachers on a journey of discovery.  Learn to utilize key strategies to build confidence in the classroom and quickly get connected to resources and educators in the field who can stand in the gap to support them.  You’ll learn to easily:

  • Connect with online Communities of Practice
  • Find and plan appropriate lessons
  • Connect your students to classrooms around the world
  • Collaborate with a face-to-face or virtual mentor

Includes tips on building your online bio, mastering apps and hardware tools, vetting online resources, getting organized, using Twitter, Ning, Instagram, and beyond! 

The Corwin Connected Educators series is your key to unlocking the greatest resource available to all educators: other educators. Being a Connected Educator is more than a set of actions: it’s a belief in the potential of technology to fuel lifelong learning. To explore the other books in this series, visit the Corwin Connected Educators website.

Check out the Connected Educator Series matrix to find out which book is right for you.   

"This book gives teachers the resources to lead their students into this global community. The authors represent the growing body of educators who recognize that social media gives power, not problems, to students’ learning."
Angela Maiers, Founder and President
Choose2Matter, Inc. and Maiers Education Services, Inc.


“This is a stellar exploration of what collaboration and communication can look like in modern education and how it can enhance all aspects of school. . A must read for those wishing to maximize digital tools to increase communication and collaboration with all educational stakeholders.”
Adam Bellow, Educational Consultant and Corwin Author, Untangling the Web


 
Preface by Peter DeWitt
 
Introduction
 
1. Making Connections to Online Communities of Practice
 
2. Making Connections Locally and Globally
 
3. Connecting to Build Your Classroom
 
4. Making Connections for Planning Your Teaching
 
5. Making Connections to Communicate with Students and Parents
 
6. Connecting to a Mentor: Virtual and Collaborative
Key features
  • Easy-to-implement strategies for connecting new teachers
  • "Put It In Practice" sections from other connected educators
  • Action steps at the end of each chapter
  • Advice for new teachers in areas like lesson planning and classroom management

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ISBN: 9781483391397
$11.95

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