Last week Flocabulary was thrilled to participate in NY EdTech Week, an education innovation festival. The day was filled with all sorts of panel discussions and workshops from ed tech entrepreneurs, including remarks from NYU professor David Kirkland and a memorable story from Flocabulary CEO Alex Rappaport. Of course, we brought some fun to the stage, too, with a live performance of Earth Layers & Plate Tectonics from Ike Ramos. (You might remember Ike from our UN performance in September, too.) Catch all the highlights from this exciting day in our recap vid below!
It's been a busy year here at Flocab HQ. From rap battles at ISTE to launching our Flocabulary MC Educator community program, we've strived to bring you top-notch educational hip-hop, practical instructional tools and features, and of course a whole lotta fun. Y'all know that we're constantly adding new units to Flocabulary's library, with good stuff like videos, Read & Respond passages, Pause & Play discussion prompts and Lyric Lab writing activities.
Recently in Montgomery ISD, grades K-5 instructional coaches were given the task of training all teachers on how to use Flocabulary. The coaching team met to decide what approach to take with our teachers, since Flocabulary had been purchased and used by them the previous year. It soon became clear that although some of the coaches had used Flocabulary before, no one in the group had received any formal training on the program. We decided that we would first need a webinar training from Flocabulary in order to do justice to the program. We were spot on with that decision—it was…
Last year Julia, one of our awesome Customer Success Managers here at Flocab HQ, heard an impressive story from Pamela Ferrill, a 5th grade ESL teacher in Madison, WI—namely, how Flocabulary was central in helping her students hit their language acquisition targets. Julia sat down with Pamela to learn more about her robust integration of Flocabulary tools with her own ESL instructional techniques, and the impact she saw as a result. We want to share her strategies with you, too; here's what we learned:
Computer Science Education Week is quickly approaching on Monday, December 5. We're especially pumped this year for two reasons: 1. We’ve teamed up with Code.org to bring select Flocabulary units and elementary lesson plans to their awesome repository of teaching resources. Check them out here. 2. All of our Technology & Engineering units are unlocked through December 11, so you can introduce an Hour of Code in your school or classroom with ease (and also hip-hop)! Along with these units, we've also compiled our coding lesson plans for you all in one place.