Sanford Inspire Summer Newsletter
Introducing a New Collaborative Partner
Sanford Inspire takes pride in the formation of our collaborative partnerships, and we're excited to announce our 21st collaborative partnership with the College of Education at Dakota State University. Located in Madison, South Dakota, DSU emphasizes innovative programs with the use of technology and learning integration. College of Education dean Dr. Crystal Pauli and her team plan to integrate Sanford Inspire modules into their curriculum. It is with great pleasure that we welcome Dakota State University.
Technology in the classroom is becoming increasingly popular and necessary in today’s world. If you’re interested in online learning programs, but don’t necessarily have the budget, here are the top 10 free edtech tools available — including apps, websites, and educational programs. Read More
iTunes U is a free application that provides everything an instructor needs to bring the classroom together on iPad — build lessons with apps and your own materials, collect and grade assignments, start class discussions, or talk with students to answer questions and provide feedback. Read More
Teachers can access over 57,000 free eBooks — including free ePub and Kindle books that can be downloaded or read directly online. This resource provides many of the world's great works of literature, with a focus on older works with an expired copyright. Thousands of volunteers digitized and diligently proofread the eBooks for enjoyment and education. Access Books
Check out some of our most popular modules right now:
- Addressing Bullying Behavior
- Building Relationships with Students
- Creating Classroom Rules
Join the Sanford Inspire Community on Social Media
On Facebook, Inspire teacher Rita shared her advice on connecting with students:
"Try to find that seed within them. There’s give and take. And that’s the connection that teachers can make. There are those sparks that you get to light."
Torrey Pines High School Story
San Dieguito Union High School District teachers participated in NU’s Sanford Inspire program to create an inspirational learning environment for all students.
Torrey Pines High School has been piloting Sanford Inspire for teacher development for the last two years and has received incredibly positive feedback from teachers.
We invite you to check out recordings of our past Sanford Inspire webinars to enhance your teaching practice!
Hear from Inspire schools and districts, explore the new and improved library of on-demand modules, and much more.