Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Johnston Teacher's Softchalk Lesson Chosen as Lesson of the Week

Congratulations to Jessica Dowell, high school Social Studies teacher from Johnston High School whose Softchalk lesson " Decolonization Around the World: Africa" was chosen as Softchalk's Lesson of the Week.  In this lesson, students explore what is meant by the term "decolonization", the affects of decolonization in Africa, and the challenges that African countries experience after their European colonizers left.  Jessica learned bow to use Softchalk and best practices about lesson design in the Blending/Flipping Your Classroom Cohort.

Each week Softchalk selects a stand out, top notch, lesson from SoftChalk Share and features it across their social media platforms. SoftChalk Share is an Open Education Resource (OER), learning object repository with thousands of free learning materials created by educators.

Softchalk is available at not cost to Iowa teachers teaching in the State of Iowa. If you are interested in learning more about this tool and getting access to it, contact us via email: Evan Abbey, Denise Krefting or Melissa Wicklund.

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