Welcome to the new Gateway web site and the premiere edition of Gateway News! Each week, this section will keep you informed of the latest Gateway news, information, and updates. Whether you have been depending on the resources and tools on the Gateway for a long time or you are just discovering this valuable site for the first time, this section will help direct you to the new features on the Gateway. We would like to introduce our new users to our weekly columns: Joann’s Picks and Peggy’s Corner, two popular sources of timely resource suggestions and classroom tips to help teachers implement new ideas into the classroom.
Each week, Joann and Peggy (our resident librarian and teacher) select a theme and add new resources to the Gateway to support that theme. Joann introduces a few of these resources in detail in her discussion of the theme, providing links to the resources and the Gateway records and Standards Suggestion Tool. Peggy’s Corner builds on Joann’s column and suggests various tips for including that theme in your classroom. Her tips often include additional links, ways to cover the topic from different angles, or discussions of free tools teachers can immediately implement to bring a theme to life.