Planning Ahead2020-08-21T13:26:54-07:00

ISSUE #4 • JULY 2017

Planning Ahead

Even in the summer, teachers are busy with curriculum planning for the new school year. Finding the balance between reflecting on previous years and creating exciting new lessons is key. In this issue, we’re sharing ideas for building integration into your curriculum and honoring what you already have. Dig in!

 

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