September 3, 2017

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Fall Into Learning Opportunities This September!

September offers us the excitement of a new year in the classroom! Autumn is also the perfect time to explore new learning opportunities and education technology-themed content offered by TeachersFirst.

Introducing: TeachersFirst Reading Treks

Integrate technology in your classroom with our all-new TeachersFirst Reading Treks! Each Trek includes a Google Maps file and an instructional strategy handout (PDF). The handouts include activity ideas, various standards, a book synopsis, and more.

Make learning a journey »

September is a Month for Reading!

September gives us several reasons to read! National Read a Book Day is September 6 and International Literacy Day follows thereafter on September 8. September is also the birth month of two memorable authors: Roald Dahl and HG Wells.

Try our curated reading lists »

Professional Learning Opportunities

TeachersFirst is proud to offer various professional learning options year-round, even during the start of the school year. Join us this Thursday for a Twitter chat about flexible seating. Our Fall 2017 Book Study kicks off on September 19th. Read more details below. 

Join Our Flexible Seating-Themed Twitter Chat

Connect with our K12 edtech coaches this coming Thursday at 8pm EDT as they discuss and share various flexible seating approaches and benefits. Your questions and conversations are wanted! Use #OK2Ask hashtag to join.

See upcoming Twitter chat schedule »

Fall 2017 Book Study

Our Fall 2017 Book Study starts September 19! Join us as we read and dissect "The Relevant Educator: How Connectedness Empowers Learning" by digital experts Tom Whitby and Steven W. Anderson. Explore new ways to integrate technology into your classroom.

Join our book study, limited spots remain »

Even More Learning Resources for Your Students (and You!)

For your students: Find observance-themed resources for Rosh Hashanah, Dot Day, and Hispanic Heritage Month. For you: Our Fall 2017 OK2Ask®  vitual workshop schedule is now online! And the search for a few new advisory council members continues . . . 

Get creative!

International Dot Day

Celebrate creativity, courage, and collaboration on International Dot Day. This creative expression event was formed in response to "The Dot" written by Peter H. Reynolds. Sign up for free to download the Educators Handbook.

Get creative classroom ideas »

Celebrate Hispanic culture

National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month (NHHM) starts September 15. Celebrate cultures and contributions of Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America with our curated collection of NHHM-themed resources.

View Hispanic culture resources »

Special topics

Resources for Rosh Hashanah

Our curated collection of resources for Rosh Hashanah includes activities for every grade level. Each teacher-reviewed resource includes classroom ideas to help simplify your planning time.

View Rosh Hashanah collection »

Get students involved

Classroom Connections Events

Find a large listing of competitions and events for students and teachers. Some events are ongoing while others have specific entry dates. Find events for science, math, social studies, writing, and more. Share competition details with families.

Start planning here »

It is OK2Ask

Fall 2017 Virtual Workshop Schedule Now Posted

Our Fall 2017 virtual workshop schedule is now available and debuts the autumn season with 3 Cool Tools to Amp Up Collaboration. October workshops cover OneNote, SAMR, Google Earth, and more!

Register for Fall 2017 workshops »

Collaborate with other educators

Become a K12 Advisory Council Member

Are you passionate about integrating technology in K12 classrooms and helping educators grow professionally? SFL is seeking volunteer educators to join our K12 Advisory Council which provides input and guidance in support of SFL's K12 initiatives.

Apply today»

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The First Amendment & Digital Citizens

With Constitution Day and Patriots Day ahead, there's no better time to delve into topics pertaining to free speech, free press, and more! Our recent post, First Amendment and Digital Citizens, offers classroom ideas for these important subjects.

Digital citizenship & media literacy »

Don't forget to vote!

Weekly Poll

September is National Deaf Awareness Month. This week's poll asks: Will your class do anything related to deaf awareness?

Vote here»

More Areas of TeachersFirst to Explore

Take a look at these six hidden treasures! 


Classroom Planning Calendar

Study Skills

Dates That Matter

Brain Twisters

Rubrics to the Rescue

Working with Parents

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