The Motor City Lyric Opera performed "The Billy Goats Gruff" for George Crockett Academy elementary students in April. It was reported as very entertaining, as well as containing several overt anti-bullying messages that the students seemed to pick up on easily. The director and cast also provided a "talk-back" wrap session following the performance to reinforce the principles in the performance.
"Personally, I get excited when our young students are exposed to new and positive experiences. They also have the layered lessons from this activity to reflect upon," said Ms. Lenora Martin, counselor at George Crockett Academy.
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The Michigan Legislature recently purchased a product that is geared to high schools called Algebra Nation. MDE recommends the usage of this product. This free online tool can be found athttp://www.algebranation.com/mi/ and has "apps" for android and iPhones. Check it out!
Algebra Nation, a new, free algebra resource, is now available to every district, school, teacher, and student (and their parents) statewide: Algebra Nation is a complete, dynamic online tool, aligned to the Michigan Mathematics Standards by professors at Grand Valley State, Michigan State University, and the University of Michigan-Flint. Algebra Nation has produced great results in Florida, and the Algebra Nation team has rebuilt their resources from the ground
up to customize it for use in Michigan! Algebra Nation provides instructional videos for Algebra 1, a workbook that complements the videos, free online tutoring, and extensive resources for teachers!
Thanks to appropriations from the state legislature, Algebra Nation's materials-including workbooks for every Algebra 1 student in the state-available to all districts, teachers, and students in Michigan. Algebra Nation just launched in Michigan, and is readily available to all districts. To get your district, teachers, and students access to Algebra Nation (to get the free workbooks, tutoring, and online videos), simply call Kayleigh Edgecombe at (313) 288-9482 or email her at Kayleigh@AlgebraNation.com. If you are an ISD, you can turn Algebra Nation on for ALL your districts with just a few quick clicks!