Money for education is usually the first to be cut when budgets are tight. After years of budget cuts, how do you find the funds to support your classroom? Education standards are changing, with new assessments. Do you have a clear understanding of what students are expected to learn? Combining a comprehensive, Common Core math curriculum, powerful best practices in teaching, and point-of-use technology, digits enables middle grades math instructors to deliver personalized instruction effectively and save valuable time. Through the new digits community, you can connect with di... C'mon in, grab a cup of coffee, and join the conversation! Introduce yourself for a warm welcome from the community. Have fun with creative questions. Make the most of your time here. And, as always, connect, collaborate, and grow! Join Chicago Connect and learn something new, share something great, ask questions and inspire another teacher in your area. It's a place just for you that's always on, wherever you are, with issues that matter most to you. Invite colleagues and other Chicago teachers! Learning is enhanced through access to technology, formative assessments, and personalizing learning. How do you integrate assesments & technology, personalize learning paths, and how do you develop a digital curriculum to improve learning outcomes? Educating our children is constantly evolving. Discuss where you see the future of teaching and how you will adapt as an educator. Your first year of teaching can be full of highs and lows. How do you plan to make your first year a great year? Discuss with your peers old and new. History does not tell us what are our responsibilities; it only gives us the facts of the past, depending on who you believe. Technology has increased our access to people and places and opinions creating a permanent social history for each of us. What can we do in the classroom to help develop ... Integrating Writing Into the Classroom-How are you infusing writing into all subject areas? What strategies do you use to motivate students to write? Teachers have the greatest potential to influence a child's education. This is a community to discuss ways teachers can be effective in the classroom. Explore ways to help all learners from children needing remediation, to gifted and talented and our English language learners.