Monday, April 2, 2018

Teacher Softchalk Lessons Chosen as Lesson of the Week

Congratulations to Deborah Smith-Henry, high school Science teacher from Des Moines Roosevelt High School  and Lexi Schafer, high school  Business teacher from Johnston High School whose Softchalk lessons were chosen as Softchalk's Lesson of the Week.

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.

In Deborah's lesson, "Community Interactions", students explore what community ecology learning about co-evolution, predation, mimicy, competition and symbiosis of organisms.  See Deborah's Lesson:

In Lexi's lesson, "Types of Investments", students will explore importance of diversity of investment, investment options ( stocks, bonds, mutual funds, index funds, target date funds and risks associated with them.  See Lexi's lesson:

Deborah and Lexi learned how to use Softchalk and best practices about lesson design in the Blending/Flipping Your Classroom Cohort professional development. Learn more about this professional development at (

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