February 2, 2020

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February Celebrations

This month, Valentine's Day (2/14) and Presidents Day (2/17) are observed. Below, find helpful, teacher-reviewed resources, tools, and activities for connecting these holidays to learning.

Chocolate, Flowers, Cards, & More

Think beyond the usual chocolates and roses for Valentine's Day (2/14) with our list of Valentine's Day-themed tech tools which spotlight world languages, American history, math, ESL/ELL, and other interesting subjects (including chocolate!).

Discover Valentine's Day edtech for you and your students »

Explore Civic Education & American Presidents

Find just what you need for Presidents Day (2/17) with this collection of presidential-themed websites, interactives, and links to teacher-reviewed resources covering American governance, founding principles, branches of power, presidents, and more.

Explore this rich collection of resources for your lessons on civics and American presidents »

Career & Technology Education

February is Career and Technology Education (CTE) Month. CTE helps prepare students for careers and college. Leverage this book list and blog post to enhance your CTE lessons.

CurriConnects Book List: What Do You Do?

Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month celebrates the value, achievements, and accomplishments of CTE programs across the country. Inspire students to explore a variety of careers, including non-traditional and lesser known ones this CTE month.

Read about various careers and vocations »

Let’s Talk About: CTE Month

This month, celebrate those in the CTE community and the important work that they do. Encourage your students to consider CTE courses that offer real-world skills as they prepare for life beyond high school--whether college is part of their plan or not.

Learn about the value of CTE courses »

Professional Learning in February

Learn about data visualization tools and technology to foster a growth mindset during two free, quality, virtual learning offerings this month. If you are attending the TCEA Convention in Austin, we hope to connect with you. And, we invite you to share your thoughts in this week's poll about CTE courses in your school.


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OK2Ask® Virtual Workshop

Data & Charts & Graphs, Oh My! Let Google Tools Be Your Guide

This Tuesday, Feb 4th at 7 pm ET, learn how to engage students and explore practical ways for you and students of all ages to use technology to enrich the curricula by visualizing data. Plan how you can use data in your classroom.

Learn new ways to use familiar tools to assist students with data visualization projects »


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#OK2Ask Tweeter Chat

Using Technology to Develop a Growth Mindset

Join our coaches for a Twitter chat this Thursday, 2/6 at 8 pm ET, to discuss the role of technology in developing a growth mindset. We will define “Growth Mindset,” discuss the effect it has on academic achievement, and share tools and resources.

Discuss the role of technology in developing a growth mindset »


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TCEA 2020 Convention

We Hope to See You in Austin, Texas

If you're attending TCEA, we invite you to stop by one (or both) of Melissa Henning's sessions: Play on Player--Ten Terrific Gaming Tools to Use for Formative Assessment (Thursday, 2/16) and Nifty 50--Microsoft Tips, Tools, and Tricks (Friday, 2/17).

Search the agenda by last name to find location and time details »


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Is Career & Technology Education on the rise?

Weekly Poll

This week our poll asks: What has the trend been at your school with students taking career and tech ed classes (or vo-tech)? Share what you have noticed in your community and view poll results.

Click here for this week's poll »

Explore Additional Content Areas

Navigate your way around these 6 content areas for additional ideas & insights from TeachersFirst.


Black History Month

Dental Health Month

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Classroom Planning Calendar

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