Competency-Based Learning in our Own Backyard at Rantoul Township High School District 193 (RTHS)
WILL Education staff met with administrators from Rantoul Township High School District 193 (RTHS) to learn more about the Competency-Based Learning pilot program that will replace traditional high school graduation requirements this fall.
Tech Toys and activities for Kids That Love STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math)
When we think of tech toys, we often think of computer programs or video games, but there is so much more! PBS KIDS has several cost-effective activities and projects that can be done at home to highlight STEAM education.
The Numbers Game - Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s Revised Education Plan
Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner plans to rewrite the Democratic education funding bill by implementing a new formula that shows most school districts will gain additional state funding but Chicago Public Schools (CPS) stands to gain nothing.
The Danger of a Single Story in a Classroom
The educational system is filled with personal biases, assumptions, and even stereotypes. The stories told in the world or seen in the media can be hurtful but more importantly the stories told in the classroom can have a greater impact on our children.
Does Social Justice Education Matter?
As teachers, we have control over the cultures of our classrooms, but we cannot control the world our students face when they leave us. As a result, it is important that we continue to incorporate Social Justice Education into our curriculum to do our part in helping our students become “socially just” citizens.
Are We There Yet: A PBS KIDS Guide to Surviving Travel with Children
PBS KIDS has several games and interactives that can help make your family traveling more fun!
Enrolling in Preschool: A Benefit or Not?
Recently in Washington DC, a few of the nation’s top early childhood education researchers met to discuss whether there is truly a benefit in sending your little ones to preschool. They all agreed that kids who attend public preschool programs are better prepared for kindergarten than kids who do not.
What May Feel like the End is Often a New Beginning
For the past 6 weeks, the fifth grade students enrolled in the Martin Luther King Elementary School after achool program have participated in the WILL-TV Design Squad Global program. The program ends this week but I am confident that it is a new beginning for many of the King students.