Join In the Southern Illinois Educators' Twitter Chat
A weekly Twitter Chat is being launched just for the educators of Southern Illinois. Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. Just search for #SIedchat to get involved. You can also see an archive from the very first chat last night by going to the Twitter page at @wfsuper or by searching the hashtag.l
Read Aloud to Your Child Everyday!
Did you know that you have it within you to impact your child’s future quality of life in just a few short minutes a day? All you have to do is: Sit down with your kids and Read aloud everyday.
Recent research confirms that the first five years of a child’s life are fundamentally important in the development of a child’s brain. And the first three years are the most crucial!
Reading aloud to your kids promotes the vital skills necessary for success in school. Unfortunately, not all kids get that vital boost that reading aloud provides. In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics estimates that more than one in three kids will start kindergarten without the skills necessary to learn.
Reading aloud builds knowledge, allows children to use their imaginations, and gives kids and adults time quality together. And…it’s fun!
For more tips on how to read to your kids, click on the red button at the bottom of this page.
And remember, when it comes to kids…READ ALOUD, EVERYDAY! It takes only a few minutes, but the benefits are for life!
Illinois Vision 20/20 is Launched
Education is an investment in our children’s future, our state’s future, and our nation’s future. It is our responsibility as educators to reflect upon the current state of education in Illinois and take action to create an education system that meets the needs of all students.
Many times statewide organizations are better known for what they oppose rather than those things for which they stand. In November 2012, the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA) initiated a visioning process in partnership with the Illinois Principals Association (IPA), the Illinois Association of School Business Officials (IASBO), the Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB), the Superintendents’ Commission for the Study of Demographics and Diversity (SCSDD), and the Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents of Schools (IARSS) to unite the education community and to develop a long-range blueprint for improving public education in Illinois. Together we stand for excellence in education for all Illinois children.
Based on the pillars of 1) highly effective educators, 2) 21st Century learning, 3) shared accountability, and 4) equitable and adequate funding, Illinois Vision 20/20 provides the framework for making significant, positive change for public education in Illinois. Learn more about this exciting initiative HERE. Here's a video that provides a quick overview.
Our children's futures depend on it!
Serving the Students and Educational Professionals of
Clay, Crawford, Jasper, Lawrence and Richland Counties, Illinois
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