How to Boost Family Involvement through Parent-Teacher Conferences

Waterford

Before you know it, parent-teacher conferences are right around the corner. It’s easy to let the conference season catch us by surprise, but did you know that parent-teacher conferences are one of the best ways to boost parent engagement? Phi Delta Kappan, March 2003, 84(7), pp.

An OpenEd Conference Update

Iterating Toward Openness

After two amazing keynotes at #OpenEd19 this morning, I read the following statement to conference attendees: In 2003 I invited a small group of about forty people interested in open content and open courseware to Logan, Utah.

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Register Now for the Open Mini-Conference on Library "Expertise, Competencies, and Careers"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're getting close to our Library 2.017 mini-conference: "Expertise, Competencies and Careers," which will be held online (and for free) March 29th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone).

"Digital Literacy & Fake News" Keynote Panelists Announced + First Sessions for Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce the keynote panelists for our our second of three Library 2.017 mini-conferences: "Digital Literacy + Fake News," which will be held online ( and for free ) on Thursday, June 1st, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone).

Final Schedule for Tomorrow's "Digital Literacy & Fake News" Mini-Conference - Plus Bonus

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Tomorrow (Thursday, June 1st) is our second of three Library 2.017 mini-conferences: "Digital Literacy + Fake News," being held online ( and for free ) from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone).

Final Schedule - Open Mini-Conference on Library "Expertise, Competencies, and Careers"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Tomorrow, Wednesday, March 29th, is our Library 2.017 mini-conference: "Expertise, Competencies and Careers," which will be held online (and for free) from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone).

Wahoo! The 2013 Global Education Conference - Still Time to Present + Plan to Attend!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Please mark your calendars for November 18 - 22 for the fourth annual Global Education Conference ( [link] ). The Global Education Conference is a collaborative, inclusive, world-wide community initiative involving students, educators, and organizations at all levels.

4 Ways to Cultivate Motivation in Your Students

The CoolCatTeacher

You can even coordinate volunteer schedules, donations, and parent-teacher conferences. Larry Ferlazzo began teaching in 2003 after working as a community organizer for nearly twenty years.

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Insight works with education leaders on Microsoft Server security

eSchool News

Public Sector team will speak to the risks of failing to address the pending end of service for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference. million instances of Windows Server 2003 were running on 11.9

Parchment Merges with Credentials Solutions to Take On Transcripts and Certifications

Edsurge

Pittinsky also co-founded learning management services company Blackboard before co-founding Parchment in 2003. In this video from the 2014 ASU-GSV education conference, Matthew Pittinsky explains the thinking behind his company Parchment.

How can teachers use VR in the classroom?

Neo LMS

Launched in 2003, by San Francisco-based Linden Labs, Second Life is a comparative dinosaur in Internet Years. If you are as old as I am then you will remember the thrill of watching your teacher wheel the TV trolley into the classroom. Finally”, you thought, “some fun in class!”

Strategy, Serendipity, Sleepless Nights: 3 Edtech CEOs on ‘Great Exits’

Edsurge

Todd Brekhus learned a lesson in effective communication back in 2003. Brekhus’ story was just one shared from the main stage during the last day of the Software & Information Industry Association’s Ed Tech Industry Conference in San Francisco this week. At the time, he was part of PLATO Learning, a school instructional software vendor now known as Edmentum. PLATO had reportedly spent about $50 million to buy another company to expand the school grades it serviced.

What resources would you suggest for professional book studies on reading instruction?

Reading By Example

Conferring with Readers (Serravallo & Goldberg, Heinemann, 2017). Reading Essentials (Routman, Heinemann, 2003). As noted in a previous post , we (our instructional leadership team) are loosening up the reins a bit this year with professional development. Instead of a scheduled set of PD days with pre-determined agendas, we are making time for ourselves to engage in self-directed studies with a reading instruction resource of choice.

Use Design Thinking to Develop Critical Skills for a Global Economy

EdTechTeacher

Since the 1960s, as computers have become cheaper, smaller, and faster, they have replaced many of the routine tasks that people had previously completed, fundamentally changing the task composition of the labor market (Autor, Levy, & Murnane, 2003). 2003).

CUE 2015 Student Showcase highlights students projects, Two Bit Circus STEAM Carnival

eSchool News

CUE is once again proud to feature innovative student curricular projects from schools and districts at its Student Showcase, held in conjunction with the CUE 2015 Annual Conference in Palm Springs, March 19-21, 2015 at the Palm Springs Convention Center.

4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

Gaggle Speaks

Last week, during the 2015 CoSN Annual Conference , I participated in the CoSN Camp FailFest where leaders in education shared professional failures in order to see future successes.

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Many HBCUs are teetering between surviving and thriving

The Hechinger Report

Last month, reporting from a drab hotel conference room in Washington, I witnessed something as bizarre as it was timely: Donald Trump, mired in a race-infused culture war of his own making, receiving repeated applause from a crowd of brown faces.

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Classroom prizes and grants available!

Educational Technology Guy

One of last year’s winners reported back, “I have been participating in the Speak Up survey ever since it started [in 2003]. Since 2003, more than 3.7 Project Tomorrow is celebrating Speak Up America Week 2014 this week with opportunities for schools and classrooms to win prizes and grants by participating in this year''s Speak Up surveys.

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This Neuroscientist Wants to Know Your Brain On Art—and How It Improves Learning

Edsurge

So I connected with people who run the Learning and the Brain conference and began to attend. My first book was in 2003 (1*), and that book was all about connecting research with effective teaching. Research around the way humans learn is booming these days.

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A Glimpse Into What's Possible

A Principal's Reflections

Image credit: ww.aditif.com In fact, in an effort to celebrate much of this work and continue to build our collective learning capacity, we are hosting Long Island Connected Educators'' Conference on April 5th - an event that has attracted over 160 participants ambitious to connect, share and learn together. Albrecht (2003) borrows two terms from physics - Entropy and Syntropy. New York: Amacon, 2003.

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The New Media Consortium: its sudden death and what comes next

Bryan Alexander

I’ve known and worked with the NMC people since around 2003. We did two live Future Trends Forum sessions from NMC summer conferences. It was a career honor to be invited to offer the closing keynote for their annual conference.

Undergrad majors: the humanities seriously down, STEM slowly rising

Bryan Alexander

from 2012 to 2014, falling to the smallest number of degrees conferred since 2003” That’s in absolute numbers. English, the discipline that has consistently granted the most humanities degrees, conferred 8% fewer degrees in 2014.

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Virtual School Tips and Recommendations

The Thinking Stick

NCCE (Northwest Council For Computer Education) being our regional ISTE sponsored conference with somewhere around 1500 participants coming together each year to share and learn. NCCE 2020 here in Seattle has just wrapped up.

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Rethinking How Scholarship Works at MLA17

ProfHacker

Friday at the Modern Language Association conference, I’ll be presiding at a session entitled “ That’s Not How Scholarship Works!

4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

Gaggle Speaks

Last week, during the 2015 CoSN Annual Conference , I participated in the CoSN Camp FailFest where leaders in education shared professional failures in order to see future successes.

Using Google Tools to Personalize Learning #GoogleEduOnAir

Learning With Lucie

My 30 minute presentation during the 2016 Google Education on Air Conference was not enough time to tell the story of personalized learning, but it did give me a chance to give a shoutout to my state for being a leader in the personalized learning movement.

Students Today Are Learning All The Time. Can Schools Keep Up?

Edsurge

Last month at FETC , a K-12 edtech conference in Miami, Evans joined us on the EdSurge podcast to talk about the social and collaborative learning students in her survey say they want.

Thinking About Selling Your Edtech Startup? Here’s What to Expect.

Edsurge

My first company, Isavix, had several Fortune 500 customers and sold in 2003 to a private group named InScope International. It helps to attend or exhibit at conferences, generate stories in the media and win industry awards.

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Reflections on Open Education and the Path Forward

Iterating Toward Openness

” As I have reflected on the post-conference conversation, and these larger questions about goals and purpose, I’ve decided to share some of my current best answers to these questions. From 2003 – 2008 I focused on the evangelism problem.

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Universities increasingly turn to graduate programs to balance their books

The Hechinger Report

The number of master’s degrees alone that are being conferred by universities is up by 66 percent since 2000 , and has tripled since 1970. The St. Thomas University School of Law. Like many other institutions, the university has expanded its graduate enrollment.

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"Homeschooling Hangout" with Pat Farenga

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Farenga speaks as a homeschooling expert at education conferences around the world—such as in Colombia, Ireland, France, England, Canada, and Italy—as well as on commercial radio and television talk shows in the United States (The Today Show, Good Morning America) and abroad.

Resources and Links from Social Thinking™ Providers' Convention

SpeechTechie

I first learned about Social Thinking in probably 2003 (?) SLP Michelle Garcia Winner, the creator of the approach, caught up and chatted at ASHA and she encouraged me to put in a presentation proposal for this conference, so here I am.

What Video Games Like Doom Teach Us About Learning, According to GBL Guru James Paul Gee

Edsurge

The Mary Lou Fulton Presidential Professor of Literacy Studies at Arizona State University has been playing video games for four hours every day since 2003, solving puzzles and battling bosses in games such as Doom, Darksiders 2 and Uncharted 4. He’s also a frequent speaker at gaming events including Game Developer’s Conference and Games For Change. Gee: The first game I played was Adventures of the New Time Machine , in 2003. I’ve only been doing it since 2003.

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The New Media Consortium: its sudden death and what comes next

Bryan Alexander

I’ve known and worked with the NMC people since around 2003. We did two live Future Trends Forum sessions from NMC summer conferences. It was a career honor to be invited to offer the closing keynote for their annual conference.

Pat Farenga's "Starting to Homeschool" Webinar Series Starts on Friday

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Farenga speaks as a homeschooling expert at education conferences around the world—such as in Colombia, Ireland, France, England, Canada, and Italy—as well as on commercial radio and television talk shows in the United States (The Today Show, Good Morning America) and abroad.