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Opportunities, Coding Advocacy and Credibility

RafranzDavis.com

In a perfect world, all teachers would not only have the desire to be instructionally creative but also the freedom to do so. Academic excellence would not be based on test scores but on the backs of students excitedly learning and basking in the glow of the learning process. Also…these opportunities would be accessible to every child…EVERY.SINGLE.ONE. Of course, what do I know?

Shine a Light on Advocacy - NOW!

The Daring Librarian

And to build on the momentum, and perhaps to help fashion a wider advocacy plan that we can all support. I haven''t heard from @librarytalker yet during all this week of Advocacy Tweeting & Re-Tweeting but I am hoping our Geek Tribe & friends can mobilize to get this pushed forward!" DEADLINE: November 27th My friends – Good morning. the time for us to act is now. Thank you!

How to Help Kids Become Self-Advocates

MiddleWeb

Self-Advocacy Two Teachers in the Room co-teachers Elizabeth Stein learner variability peer collaboration self-advocacy two teachers in the room UDLMany students with disabilities struggle to gain the language, social, or pragmatic skills they need to be self-advocates.

ISTE, Stirring the Pot, & Education Advocacy

The Daring Librarian

AASL Advocacy ALA common core conference infographic ISTE profession professional professionalism spoon twitter Four years ago on Doug Johnson''s awesome The Blue Skunk Blog a commenter named Glynda said " Doug, I just read in the SLJ that Teacher librarian Gwyneth Jones is now a board member of ISTE. You know what would really help sell the NETS to admins? Is it enough? Keep serving. Hmmmm?

Editorial: Screens Are NOT a Hoax

CUE

Advocacy Connected Educator Education Technology Technology in Education Uncategorized edtech hoax response TIMEEDITORIAL. We try to keep our ears to the ground here when it comes to the public buzzing around educational technology in schools. To be properly responsive and timely, we should know what people are saying about the various tools and techniques out in the world. But here we are.

Virtual charter schools need “bold action” for change, says national charter school advocacy group

The Hechinger Report

The major advocacy group for public charter schools is concerned that failing online charter schools may be hurting the credibility of the movement as a whole. The post Virtual charter schools need “bold action” for change, says national charter school advocacy group appeared first on The Hechinger Report. Report of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.

5 Trends Impacting Middle Grades Leaders

MiddleWeb

Articles Leadership advocacy Barbara Blackburn choice community flat organization inclusive leaders outreach principals Ronald Williamson social media trendsBeing a school leader is incredibly demanding, requiring principals to stay current on education trends while managing day to day operations.

CA Computer Science Legislation with CUE Support Approved by Gov Brown

CUE

CUE Advocacy Update. John Cradler is a legislative policy consultant with CUE and works with the CUE board, staff, and Legislative Advocacy Committee to advise on policy, legislation, and other public initiatives to support CUE’s mission and vision. Advocacy Common Core Standards computer science CSTA legislationTeacher certification pathways in computer science.

TCEA 2017: E-Rate Experts Urge Advocacy

EdTech Magazine

By Jena Passut With a new administration, FCC funds are safe — for now. Budgeting Funding Investment Management Networking Procurement

How CUE Will Help Guide ESSA in California

CUE

For more information about CUE’s Legislative Platform and efforts, visit CUE’s Legislative Advocacy page. Advocacy Connected Educator CUE News ACSA CDE CETPA ESSA TICALEarlier this week, the letter below was sent by CUE’s CEO on behalf of four organizations to state leaders at the California Department of Education (CDE). 10, 2015. photo: NPR.org. Mike Lawrence, CUE.

How to Create a Twitter List of Reliable Media Sources

Reading By Example

Advocacy Communication Community engagement Soapbox Technology flipboard lists twitterTwitter has been the primary medium for sharing news regarding the presidential election and transition. This social media tool can be effective for gaining multiple perspectives on a topic or cause. The challenge with Twitter is in how to use it so the information you are receiving is reliable.

When Vendors Listen to Students

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Advocacy book budgets Lesson amplification Amy Cox capstone signs student book budgets student voice vendorsStudent voice is important to me. I love to find opportunities where students’ voices are listened to, and even more than that, acted upon. Recently, during a student book budget meeting, we met with Jim Boon from Capstone. Capstone isn’t just about selling books.

Let’s All Connect for LitWorld’s World Read Aloud Day 2016

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Advocacy Connected Learning event belonging community confidence connected learning connected libraries courage flipgrid global global collaboration google docs hope kindness litworld read aloud reading strengths World Read Aloud Day wrad16It’s time for us all to start making plans and building excitement for Litworld ‘s World Read Aloud Day 2016. link]. Your role. Your location.

Do We Still Need Standardized Tests? A Bold New Approach

CUE

Advocacy Common Core Standards Education Technology eLearning Strategies Symposium Category Page Technology in Education Uncategorized alternative testing computer based learning data data collection ESSA standardized testingThese tests stressed out teachers and students while undermining our children’s opportunities to learn for several weeks to frantic periods of test preparation.

School Librarians Rocking it Hard Every Day!

The Daring Librarian

Introducing the SLJ Librarian of the Year Award Advocacy is always important. Advocacy for kiddos, teens, literature, creativity, giftedness, special needs, technology, a filterless society, community projects, connection with parents, geeks, goofballs, oh and LIBRARIES! Advocacy award fabulous librarian of the year PLN profession School Library Journal slj That felt awesome!

My Current Thinking on Library Media Specialists and 21st Century Learning

Reading By Example

Advocacy classroom instruction Leadership Learning Teaching Technology 21st Century Skills 4Cs gradual release of responsibility library media specialist makerspacesThis is a summary of a conversation I had with our school’s library media specialist (LMS) Kari Kabat. She conducted an interview with me for a graduate class she is taking. Investing in an LMS is essential. Mindsets.

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Free school library advocacy packs from Bound to Stay Bound

NeverEndingSearch

ALA is offering free school library advocacy packs.Sponsored by Bound to Stay Bound Books (BTSB), the packs contain tools to spread the word about the many ways school librarians are transforming teaching and learning. The BTSB-sponsored advocacy packs are available free of charge. (A advocacyA minimum shipping charge of $9 will be applied during checkout.).

Ways to Celebrate 'Music in Our Schools Month'

EdView360

So allow me to step on my music advocacy soapbox (we call them conducting podiums) and illuminate both why and how you can support music in our schools. Advocacy for music in public education is important because it seems that in today’s society, where quality education is summarily evaluated by data from test scores, arts education is constantly threatened.

5 #GR8Finds #ThisWeek 03.20.15 - What to Assess? Library of Congress on Pinterest, An Adult Coloring Book, A School Librarians Advocacy Video, and Who's Tracking Your Emails?

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

A school librarian advocacy video from the New Jersey Association of School Librarians, worth watching. BEST school librarian advocacy video! [I blog every Friday about my #GR8Finds #ThisWeek. My list is very v-e-r-r-r-y selective --my own crème de la crème curation. Generally, three to five #GR8Finds. March 20, 2015 A wonderful variety of goodies this week! Lindsay.

A letter of support

NeverEndingSearch

advocacy school librarians school librariesIt’s hard to make sense of the current climate for school libraries. In some areas, school districts recognize our value and are struggling to find the best qualified, well-prepared professionals to fill multiple positions. I get letters and see postings seeking excellent candidates nearly every day. In other areas, library programs are being cut because some tight budgets favor more pressing priorities. A couple of weeks back, I was asked to add my voice in support of a program under threat. April 29, 2016. We provide school-wide ROI.

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Let’s Show Our Work with the #PowerOfPublicSchools

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Advocacy #powerofpublicschools advocacy collaboration community facebook government Instagram libraries public school twitterCreated by Kristina Holzweiss. When I speak at conferences or lead workshops, one of the ideas that I try to stress to educators is the importance of showing our work. It’s something I’ve always believed in but my belief has strengthened each year.

Boys Will Be Boys

Reading By Example

Advocacy Learning Literacy principal as an advocate Reading Reflection Technology Writing behaviors boys engagement literacyMy son, appreciating the view of the Poconos Mountains in Pennsylvania. At one point in the school year, I was in my office with two different students, both males. A primary student was sent out of class because he refused to complete his math work. cited one student.

Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap

Reading By Example

Advocacy classroom instruction Community engagement Leadership Learning principal as an advocate achievement gap education week Kimberlee Everson word gapWe hear about the achievement gap , or the word gap , and then we expect public schools to fix these situations. However, these gaps were created before many students even took their first steps through the school doors. What would happen?

Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap

Reading By Example

Advocacy classroom instruction Community engagement Leadership Learning principal as an advocate achievement gap education week Kimberlee Everson word gapWe hear about the achievement gap , or the word gap , and then we expect public schools to fix these situations. However, these gaps were created before many students even took their first steps through the school doors. What would happen?

Teaching is More Than Just a Degree – It is a Profession

Reading By Example

Advocacy classroom instruction Leadership governor of wisconsin joint finance committee teaching licenseLast night, several members of Wisconsin’s Joint Finance Committee voted poorly on many issues related to K-12 public education. But teaching shouldn’t be one of them. I should know. I was a classroom teacher for eight years, and a school principal for just as long.

Go Green in Your Classroom: 16 Resources for Environmental Lessons

Edudemic

Featured How To Advocacy environment featured green classroom inspiring students lesson ideas motivating studentsTake a walk through the woods or spend an evening soaking up the sight of the night sky. Planet Earth is chock full of gorgeous things, but the functionality of the planet depends on complex ecosystems that are suffering because of mankind’s abuse. How can you help your students love the environment and inspire them […]. The post Go Green in Your Classroom: 16 Resources for Environmental Lessons appeared first on Edudemic.

Joint Finance Committee Launches Assault on Wisconsin Retirement System #wiedu

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Advocacy Communication joint finance committee Scott Walker Wisconsin Retirement SystemAccording to an email sent this morning from Kathleen Marsh of MoveOn.org, The Wisconsin Joint Finance Committee has inserted an anonymous #999 stealth provision (27a p. 9) into the Wisconsin State Budget that drastically changes the way in which our Wisconsin Retirement System is governed. This is true.

Encouraging Nonfiction Reading During the Summer

Reading By Example

Advocacy Communication Community engagement Literacy principal as an advocate Reading nonfiction summer slideEvery year we purchase reading tote bags for all of our students. On one of the last days of the school year, we allow students to check out up to ten (10) books to take home and read. The biggest expense in this initiative is not the books or the minimal staffing to run the program.

Encouraging Nonfiction Reading During the Summer

Reading By Example

Reading Community principal as an advocate Advocacy engagement Literacy Communication nonfiction summer slideEvery year we purchase reading tote bags for all of our students. On one of the last days of the school year, we allow students to check out up to ten (10) books to take home and read. The biggest expense in this initiative is not the books or the minimal staffing to run the program.

ISTE Advocacy for Education: Opportunities in Denver!

The Daring Librarian

Advocacy in Education is so important.now more than ever. The following is from Hilary Goldmann, ISTE’s Director of Government Affairs : "Once again we have a dynamic line-up of advocacy activities at ISTE2010!! Send a video letter to Congress – We will have flip cameras at the Advocacy Lounge and a script so attendees can send a video email to Congress. Wanna know how?

Do no Harm

Reading By Example

Advocacy Assessment classroom instruction Leader as a Reader Literacy quantitative data Reading Uncategorized Accelerated Reader MillionsWhen used casually, AR helps students’ reading abilities grow. When used thoughtfully and with proven techniques, it leads to tremendous gains and a lifelong love of reading. – Getting Results with Accelerated Reader , Renaissance Learning. I am currently reading aloud Millions by Frank Cottrell Boyce to my 10 year old son. The problem is that England’s currency is soon transitioning from pounds to the euro. Yet he declined. Why not?

Social Justice Projects in the Classroom

Edutopia

Michael Hernandez Education Equity Successful classroom social justice projects require raising students' awareness through empathy, giving them choice and voice in creating their projects, and providing advocacy and aid opportunities

Letters for Libraries: Advocacy & Action!

The Daring Librarian

ALA: Arne Duncan Talks about the Role of Libraries in Economic Recovery labels: action, Advocacy, ALA, Carolyn Foote, Joyce Valenza, school libraries. action Advocacy ALA Carolyn Foote joyce valenza lettersforlibraries wiki save school libraries school libraries Letters for Libraries: It''s Not Just About Books. Join us for a National time of Letter Writing.NOW! Take Action!

My Current Thinking on Library Media Specialists and 21st Century Learning

Reading By Example

Advocacy classroom instruction Leadership Learning Teaching Technology 21st Century Skills 4Cs gradual release of responsibility library media specialist makerspacesThis is a summary of a conversation I had with our school’s library media specialist (LMS) Kari Kabat. She conducted an interview with me for a graduate class she is taking. Investing in an LMS is essential. Mindsets.

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To Raise a Reader

Reading By Example

Advocacy Community engagement Leader as a Reader Leadership Literacy Reading Soapbox Jim Trelease Mem Fox Stephen Layne wsra(I wrote this post last week for our families on my school blog.). If parents want to raise a reader, someone who engages in reading regularly and voluntarily, they should read aloud to their children. Put away the flashcards and take down the sticker charts for number of books read. Make reading aloud every day a priority. As a parent myself, I realize that this task can be sometimes difficult. However, we have made it a ritual, as regular as brushing our teeth.

What to do when you have done everything you can

Reading By Example

Advocacy Community Leadership budget higher education K-12 privitization Scott Walker Valerie StraussThis has been a rocky week for Wisconsin teachers and administrators. That’s saying something, in the era of Governor Scott Walker and a very polarizing debate around public education. I personally invited our legislators in our voting district to visit our elementary school.

The Power of Choice

Reading By Example

Advocacy classroom instruction engagement Learning principal as an advocate Technology choice genius hour makerspacesThe lack of autonomy in schools today is saddening. The standardization of our assessments has led to a narrowing of our curriculum and instruction. This is why we are seeing so many initiatives popping up in education today that allow for more choice. Makerspaces.