ISTE, Stirring the Pot, & Education Advocacy

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.

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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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Teaching ‘action civics’ engages kids — and ignites controversy

The Hechinger Report

Peyton Amaral, a Morton Middle-schooler with a pale pink suit jacket and a swath of blue and purple hair, stood before the Fall River City Council this April, arguing for a ban on plastic bags. This story also appeared in USA Today.

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.”.

How The English Language Learning System Is Failing in America

TeachThought - Learn better.

Research into her own son’s learning difficulties led her to author the Classroom Auditory Learning Issues resolution, adopted by the National PTA in July, 2007. How The English Language Learning System Is Failing in America. The following is adapted from Can You Hear Me Now?

"Libraries as Community Anchors" Mini-Conference - Registrations and Call for Proposals Open

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

MLIS Professor, SJSU School of Information (She, Her, Hers) Kristen Radsliff Rebmann joined SJSU's School of Information in 2007 after completing a Ph.D.

Call for Proposals Now Open - "Libraries as Community Anchors" Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

MLIS Professor, SJSU School of Information (She, Her, Hers) Kristen Radsliff Rebmann joined SJSU's School of Information in 2007 after completing a Ph.D.

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.

Announcing October 21st Mini-Conference: "Libraries as Community Anchors"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

MLIS Professor, SJSU School of Information (She, Her, Hers) Kristen Radsliff Rebmann joined SJSU's School of Information in 2007 after completing a Ph.D.

Should rich families be allowed to fundraise a better public school education for their kids?

The Hechinger Report

Rita Green, the Washington state education chair for the NAACP, volunteered on the parent-teacher group at Rainier Beach High from 2007 to 2016. Over the decades, however, local PTAs shifted their attention and efforts away from advocacy work to fundraising for individual schools.

Reluctance to require suicide prevention education could cost lives, but it’s complicated

The Hechinger Report

We’ve run into challenges where legislators are reluctant to pass an unfunded mandate,” said Nicole Gibson, the senior director for state policy and grassroots advocacy at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. CODY, Wyo. —

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

"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.

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.

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.

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. .

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

‘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.

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.

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.