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The Daring Librarian

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Creating your virtual library (quickly) using Slides and Bitmojis)

NeverEndingSearch

2007). technology advocacy equity school libraries virtual libraries websitesWhether or not we are planning for a virtual experience in September, it is clear that we need to translate our practice. We need strategies for personalizing and enriching the remote learning experience. And it is clear that the library must be the center of that experience. Currently, one very popular strategy is the creation of classroom scenes using Google Slides populated with their flexible Bitmojis.

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On ZTC, OER, and a More Expansive View

Iterating Toward Openness

For the first decade of the modern open education movement (1998 – 2007), the distinguishing feature of our work – the thing we cared most about and talked most about – was the open licensing we applied to educational materials. They were relatively easy to tell apart from one another and advocacy was rather straight forward. As people advocate for one priority over the other, this advocacy often ends up becoming formalized in policies and programs.

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Do income-based repayment plans drive young borrowers of color deeper into debt?

The Hechinger Report

In 2007, Congress introduced a new version of income-driven repayment plans (known as IDRs), which allowed student borrowers to pay a small amount each month as a proportion of what they were earning. “It’s not the amount I borrowed that’s killing me – it’s the interest.”.

The Pandemic Has Researchers Worried About Teen Suicide

MindShift

” The stressors of COVID come as youth suicide was already at a record high before the pandemic, with increases every year since 2007. If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, reach out for help.

Educating Kids for Life not for Tests

The CoolCatTeacher

But Vicki, I also think that one f the things that’s really critical in my mind is that, if you had talked to me maybe around 2007, 2008, I can’t remember when Clayton Christensen wrote the book ( Disrupting Class ) about how, you know, we were going to see this flip to kids walking out of schools and becoming virtual learners and staying at home and doing everything kind of virtually in terms of learning… And you know, it looked like, “Oh wow.

Women’s History Month should have a place for teachers

The Hechinger Report

were underfunded by $580 billion in federal dollars alone — money that was specifically targeted to support 30 million of our most vulnerable students,” found a report from the education advocacy nonprofit, the Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools. Richard Wright Charter School teacher Michelle Santos flashes the peace sign among her students on a field trip in 2007 to the World Bank in Washington, D.C.

Ohio shutting down its clearinghouse for online lessons

eSchool News

Since 2007, an online clearinghouse has helped Ohio educators choose well-designed online lessons from a vast marketplace of products and has made them available free. The clearinghouse was in the news recently when ProgressOhio, a liberal advocacy group, charged that officials of Gov. State funding is gone and no longer supports the web resource for teachers to locate high-quality online lessons.

Should we test all 2-year-olds for autism?

The Hechinger Report

She became an educator in 2007 and has spent most of her career teaching special needs students at a majority-Hispanic public elementary school in the Bronx. In 2007, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended that doctors screen all toddlers for autism at their 18- and 24-month visits, when indicators start to stabilize. The nonprofit offers workshops, one-to-one advocacy, and a monthly Spanish-speaking support group for families.

Nearly 750 charter schools are whiter than the nearby district schools

The Hechinger Report

Otho Tucker, who has served as Lake Oconee Academy’s CEO since it opened in 2007, said in an emailed statement that the school is “committed to serving a diverse student population. … Todd Ziebarth, senior vice president for state advocacy and support at the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, says that, in some parts of the country, organizations that oversee charters have started to take a more active role in ensuring that the schools enroll a diverse student body.

AI and Personalized Learning That Goes Beyond Tech: The Latest Camelback Ventures Cohort

Edsurge

It wants to create a movement of “equity designers” through youth programs, leadership development and educational advocacy tools. Raheem AI In 2007, Brandon Anderson lost his partner to police violence at a routine traffic stop. Aaron Walker, founder and CEO of an incubator based in New Orleans called Camelback Ventures, believes there’s talent everywhere. That’s why his organization doesn’t make entrepreneurs accepted to its fellowship move anywhere.

Funding School Services in the Midst of Multiple Crises

edWeb.net

She was appointed as a turnaround agent to work with Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools from 2003–2007 by the Tennessee Commissioner of Education, and she continued working with the district as a district administrator. By Robert Low. WATCH THE EDLEADER PANEL RECORDING.

What’s in a Name? Inside the Pricey, ‘Laborious’ Process of Education Rebrands

Edsurge

In late October, education policy and advocacy group iNACOL opened its annual conference with a bang. Beginning life in 2007 as Share Fair Nation, a Morgridge Family Foundation-sponsored project to bring free professional development events to high school and college campuses, it had cultivated a reputation for high-quality presentations coupled with an exciting, but somewhat diverting atmosphere.

The rural school district Obama fought to save

The Hechinger Report

Martin Middle School in Dillon dates to 1896 and was still in use when then-Senator Barack Obama visited in 2007 during his presidential campaign. In 2007, when U.S. Then Senator Barack Obama, speaking on the campaign trail in 2007. 10, 2007, when Senator Obama announced he’d run for president in Springfield, Illinois. Dillon Superintendent Ray Rogers takes a call while showing a collection of photographs of then-Senator Barack Obama’s visit in 2007.

Here’s How Head Start Parents Are Building Careers As Early Childhood Educators

Edsurge

Yasmina Vinci, the executive director of the National Head Start Association, an advocacy and professional support organization for Head Start explains that Head Start’s mission has always been to “to give everyone in the family an education mindset.” Workforce requirements have changed since then with the 2007 Head Start reauthorization act requiring at least 50 percent of lead teachers to have a bachelor’s degree by 2013.)

Dual-language programs benefit disadvantaged black kids, too, experts say

The Hechinger Report

The growth has largely been driven by advocacy from white, affluent families, as well as by districts responding to an influx of immigrant students. A multi-year study of students enrolled in two-way dual-language programs in North Carolina between 2007 and 2010, found that low-income black children in these programs scored higher in reading and math than their classmates of the same race and socioeconomic background who were being taught in one language.

From foster care to college

The Hechinger Report

Jennifer Pokempner, director of child welfare policy at Juvenile Law Center, a legal advocacy group in Philadelphia, said the Seita program is “seen as a model.” Western Michigan, a suburban public university with more than 18,000 undergrads, started the Seita Scholars Program after some of its faculty and staff attended a conference in 2007 on the educational challenges facing foster youth.

Positive Behavior Supports Creating Meaningful Life Options for People with ASD

Digital Promise

Community/ecological psychology , alluded to throughout our description of how to address the needs of the entire family, provides valuable information concerning prevention of family problems, building networks of social support and empowerment through advocacy efforts. 2007). This article originally appeared on the Indiana Resource Center for Autism website. It is reprinted with permission from the Advocate, the magazine for the National Autism Society of America. .

"Wholehearted Libraries" Mini-Conference - New Keynote Panelists Added

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

link] Loida Garcia-Febo International Library Consultant @loidagarciafebo Loida Garcia-Febo is an international library consultant, researcher and expert on topics such as human rights, advocacy and services to multicultural populations. She was named a Notable Member of ALA’s International Relations Round Table, received the ALA Elizabeth Futas Catalyst for Change Award in 2010 and was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker Freedom Fighter in 2007.

Five Steps to Closing the Homework Gap

edWeb.net

Michael Arensdorff has worked in Oak Park School District 97 in Illinois since 2007. CoSN provides thought leadership resources, community, best practices and advocacy tools to help leaders succeed in the digital transformation. Schools are facing new challenges now that most learning involves the web—chiefly, the ability to do work at home or anywhere away from school grounds.

Mini-Conference for Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries - Wednesday, June 17th #library20

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Before "going rogue" in 2007, Kate was the Staff Training Coordinator for The Seattle Public Library. Jennifer’s background includes over 10 years working for OCLC where she honed her skills in library advocacy, marketing and public relations. While at OCLC Jennifer helped to develop and then manage the Geek the Library advocacy program. He was awarded Library Journal’s “Movers and Shakers” award in 2015 for his library advocacy work.

How a growing number of states are hoping to improve kids’ brains: exercise

The Hechinger Report

At least we’re at the table now,” said Carly Wright, advocacy director for SHAPE. “It One 2007 survey by George Washington University found that 20 percent of a representative sample of districts had decreased recess time by an average of 50 minutes a week and 9 percent had reduced physical education time by an average of 40 minutes. APPLETON, Wisc. Middle school students at Kaleidoscope Academy, a district charter school in Appleton, Wisconsin, are constantly moving.

Short on financial knowledge, some school districts get bad deals on bonds

The Hechinger Report

From 2007 to 2013 the district’s taxpayers had approved several bonds, totaling more than $46.6 We didn’t see any upside to that at all,” said Dirk Burke, executive director of the Missouri Association of Counties, an advocacy group that represents county governments. John Brazeal, chief financial officer at Fox C-6 School District, at Fox Middle School in Arnold, Missouri. Whitney Curtis for The Hechinger Report.

The Emergency Home Learning (& More) Summit - 110 sessions + 80 replays #homelearningsummit #learningrevolution

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our two-month, free, online summit focused on home-based and home-centered learning officially started last week. We have several sessions each day, with (lots) more coming ( and that could include you! ). A current list is below. Sessions are free to watch for five days, then become part of the Home Learning Summit library. Sign up now: [link] Whether by circumstance or choice, learning at home is now the reality for more students than ever.

Can mental health training for teachers reduce preschool suspensions?

The Hechinger Report

It’s help teachers need: In 2016 , about 50,000 preschoolers were suspended at least once, and at least 17,000 were expelled, according to the Center for American Progress, a Washington-based liberal research and advocacy institute, which arrived at the estimate based on data from the 2016 National Survey of Children’s Health. And a 2007 study found consultations increased staff “ confidence and competence in dealing with troubling or difficult behaviors of young children in their care.”

Tomorrow, Wednesday June 17th - "Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries" Mini-Conference #library2020

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Before "going rogue" in 2007, Kate was the Staff Training Coordinator for The Seattle Public Library. Jennifer’s background includes over 10 years working for OCLC where she honed her skills in library advocacy, marketing and public relations. While at OCLC Jennifer helped to develop and then manage the Geek the Library advocacy program. He was awarded Library Journal’s “Movers and Shakers” award in 2015 for his library advocacy work.

Mysterious bonus makes rich schools richer, critics say

The Hechinger Report

Students that have made their way into the specialized high schools have largely done so as a result of advantages their families have been able to give to them already,” said Lazar Treschan, director of youth policy at the Community Service Society of New York, a nonprofit advocacy group that joined a legal complaint filed by the NAACP in 2012 challenging the SHSAT as discriminatory (the complaint is still pending with the federal Department of Education).

June 17th - Library 2.0 Mini-Conference on "Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries" - Speaker Listing

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Before "going rogue" in 2007, Kate was the Staff Training Coordinator for The Seattle Public Library. Jennifer’s background includes over 10 years working for OCLC where she honed her skills in library advocacy, marketing and public relations. While at OCLC Jennifer helped to develop and then manage the Geek the Library advocacy program. He was awarded Library Journal’s “Movers and Shakers” award in 2015 for his library advocacy work.

Final Schedule - "Wholehearted Libraries" Online Mini-Conference on Tuesday, March 10th

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

link] Loida Garcia-Febo International Library Consultant @loidagarciafebo Loida Garcia-Febo is an international library consultant, researcher and expert on topics such as human rights, advocacy and services to multicultural populations. She was named a Notable Member of ALA’s International Relations Round Table, received the ALA Elizabeth Futas Catalyst for Change Award in 2010 and was named a Library Journal Mover + Shaker Freedom Fighter in 2007.

Can a nonprofit turn around a school in a juvenile detention facility?

The Hechinger Report

While acting as Maya Angelou’s principal from 2007 to 2011, Domenici crafted short, thematic modules that not only met state curriculum requirements but also grabbed kids’ interest quickly — a necessity, since detained students may stay for only a short time. As CEEAS takes over the school in the New Orleans juvenile detention center, its teachers hope to engage students lagging in classroom basics. Photo: courtesy of Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings.

A Week From Today - Schedule Published for "Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries" Mini-Conference #library20 #smallruralindependent

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Before "going rogue" in 2007, Kate was the Staff Training Coordinator for The Seattle Public Library. Jennifer’s background includes over 10 years working for OCLC where she honed her skills in library advocacy, marketing and public relations. While at OCLC Jennifer helped to develop and then manage the Geek the Library advocacy program. He was awarded Library Journal’s “Movers and Shakers” award in 2015 for his library advocacy work.

Keynote Panel Announced - Library 2.019 "Open Data" Mini-Conference - June 5th

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Derek served in the Washington state House from 2005 to 2007 and the state Senate from 2007 until he was elected to the US House in 2012. In his time in Congress, Derek has been recognized by a wide variety of groups for his effectiveness and advocacy.

‘You can’t help but to wonder’: Crumbling schools, less money, and dismal outcomes in the county that was supposed to change everything for black children in the South

The Hechinger Report

Since the MAEP went into full effect, the state education budget met the minimum required in only two years, 2003 and 2007. Since 2007, the younger Clark has regularly filed legislation to increase the state’s funding for impoverished students and advocated for an increase in teacher pay. The nonprofit advocacy group EdBuild’s recommendations to increase funding for students who are impoverished, have a disability or are learning English “made sense,” Wright added. “It

"Open Data" Mini-Conference - June 5th - Session Detail Added

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Derek served in the Washington state House from 2005 to 2007 and the state Senate from 2007 until he was elected to the US House in 2012. In his time in Congress, Derek has been recognized by a wide variety of groups for his effectiveness and advocacy.

Is teacher preparation failing students with disabilities?

The Hechinger Report

A study in 2007 found that general education teachers in a teacher preparation program reported taking an average of 1.5 Mike Flom, a parent and co-founder of the advocacy group New Jersey Parents and Teachers for Appropriate Education, said many factors impact inclusion’s effectiveness. A study in 2007 found that general education teachers in a teacher preparation program reported taking an average of 1.5