TCEA 2011 Legislative Update Advocacy Panel


Notes from TCEA 2011 Panel. digital content tcea tcea 2011 Texas Texas legislature Texas State Board of Education The speakers words flowed fast and I caputred/paraphrased them as accurately as I could. For an additional take on this event from someone else who also live blogged it, you can visit this post from Bryan Doyle. Members of Panel: Representative Scott Hochberg - Houston, TX Representative Mark Strama - Austin, TX Mr. Thomas Ratliff, State Board of Education - Mt.

Shine a Light on Advocacy - NOW!

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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!"


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Scott Floyd on Advocacy

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Testimony in Favor of Texas SB 6 Instructional Materials Allotment


Jennifer Bergland has written about the companion bill in the House, HB 6, at the TCEA Advocacy blog here and here if you would like more detailed information. advocacy instructional materials legislation Texas Texas legislature textbook txedbudget Today I gave testimony in favor of the passage of Texas SB 6 , which institutes an Instructional Materials Allotment (IMA) in lieu of the textbook allotment and the former Technology Allotment.

Week of August 29, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

link] ADVOCACY IN YOUR LIBRARY PROGRAM ( Host Your Own Webinar Series ) Tue 30 Aug 07:30PM New York / Tue 30 Aug 11:30PM GMT / Wed 31 Aug 09:30AM Sydney Lisa Perez. Attend this session to learn about advocacy tips for school librarians. Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through , the social learning network for education that I work on for Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate).

Advocacy of robo-readers hasn’t won the debate — it still misses the main point

Improving Education Environments

NJIT has seen students more willing to engage with their writing in the digital realm through the guidance of the computer, and Paul references a 2011 discussion of robo-readers that extensively quotes NJIT’s Andrew Klobucar where he states that students are writing three times as many words in the computer programs ( e-rater , Criterion ) in comparison to the more traditional writing practice.

Learnings from Participation in the Texas Political Process


I have been learning a great deal about the political process since the start of the 2011 Texas legislative session by participating frequently in legislative matters pertaining to public education. And if you want to get past the sound bites in the media, you''re going to have to do a little digging, or stay connected to others who are digging like professional organizations or grassroots watchdog/advocacy groups.

Letters for Libraries: Advocacy & Action!

The Daring Librarian

The FY 2011 budget absorbs this grant program, along with a variety of others, into Effective Teaching and Learning for a Complete Education. 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.

UPDATED: Live Interview on Monday Jan. 31 - Karen Cator on the National Education Technology Plan

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Date : Monday, January 31st, 2011 Time : 3pm Pacific / 6pm Eastern / 11pm GMT ( international times here ) Duration : 1 hour Location : In Elluminate. Prior to joining the department, Cator directed Apple''s leadership and advocacy efforts in education. Join me for a live and interactive webinar with Karen Cator, the Director of the Office of Education Technology , on education, technology, and the 2010 National Education Technology Plan.

Blog Awareness Month: Fed Up With Lunch


Her secret mission has concluded, but you can still read all about it in her archives, and her blog continues to be a resource for advocacy information about this important issue. I had sort of heard out of the corner of my ear that there was a courageous but anonymous teacher engaged in one of those "do something everyday and blog about it" initiatives, but one that could really make a difference.

OnTRACK for College Readiness: Digital Tools & Resources #SXSWedu


Notes from SXSWedu 2011 breakout session. Join onTRACK Advocacy Group in Epsilen for announcements about onTRACK roll out: [link] OnTRACK overview Online learning tools (lessons) for students in math, science, ELA, and social studies developed to increse student preparedness and performance on STAAR high school assessments leading to a higher degree of College and Career Readiness.

Live Thursday Sept. 15 with Sam Chaltain on "Faces of Learning"

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Date : Thursday, September 15th, 2011 Time : 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 12am (next day) GMT ( interna tional times here ) Duration : 1 hour Location : In Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). Previously, Sam was the National Director of the Forum for Education & Democracy , an education advocacy organization, and the founding director of the Five Freedoms Project , a national program that helps K-12 educators create more democratic learning communities.

Worldwide Library 2.011 Conference - Call for Presentations

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This is our official call for presentations for the Library 2.011 conference, November 2 - 3, 2011. The conference will be held online, in multiple time zones over the course of two days, and will be free to attend. We encourage all to participate, and ask that you share this information where appropriate. Presentation submission instructions are at [link].

MSET Conference, Colbert, Crabs, & QR Codes

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How to be a Presentation Ninja, Transliteracy, Advocacy & the Remix MashUp Revolution , Easy Animation for Dynamite Disposition & Program Promotion , the ever popular and soon to be newly updated - Gadget-A-Go-Go , and of course QR Codes in the Classroom (& the Library!) I''m putting the finishing touches on my presos for the MSET Conference , in Baltimore next week! Of course one of them is QR Code focused!

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


2011) Evolving the Virtual School Library, Part 1: Deconstructing My Own Interface. 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.

Recommended Read: Schooling Beyond Measure by Alfie Kohn (Heinemann, 2015)

Reading By Example

The Case Against Grades (Educational Leadership, November 2011). Advocacy Leadership Literacy Reading Alfie Kohn Heinemann Schooling Beyond MeasureI imagine the beginnings of this book idea came about from a conversation between Thomas Newkirk, editor at Heinemann, and Alfie Kohn, frequent commentator on education, that sounded somewhat like the following: Thomas Newkirk: Hey Alfie, what are your thoughts on writing another book for Heinemann? Alfie Kohn: Hmm, I don’t know.

North Carolina New Schools Shuts Down, Cites Rapid Growth

K-12 Schools - Education News

Among other donations, $26 million came from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, in addition to a $15 million grant in 2011 and a $20 million grant in 2014 from the US Department of Education. K-12 Schools Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Education Advocacy Education Reform North Carolina Education North Carolina New Schools(Image: North Carolina New School Foundation).

Framework: Distinctive Schools’ Map to Personalized Learning


It relies on a definition of personalized learning developed in 2014 by educators from 16 schools and representatives of a number of nonprofit and advocacy organizations. Operating since 2011, Distinctive sees education as “the social justice issue of our time that can only be addressed by ensuring equity, access and excellence via school choice.”.

How Access to Technology Can Create Equity in Schools

Digital Promise

In rural Alabama, Piedmont City School District helped provide students with internet access by installing a town wireless network in 2011 using a federal E-rate grant. Hear a teacher’s experience with cultivating agency and self-advocacy in her students to better understand what they needed from their learning environment. When used effectively, technology can greatly contribute to creating equity in schools.

Effective Technology Professional Learning: Leading and Collaborating to Assure Success

Cathy, who was appointed in 2011 as the school system’s Deputy Superintendent for Academic Advancement, has dedicated her career to public education. CoSN provides thought leadership resources, community, best practices and advocacy tools to help leaders succeed in the digital transformation.

Cybersecurity is Still Paramount for Schools

He has served as Superintendent of the Ithaca City School District in Ithaca, New York since January 2011. CoSN provides thought leadership resources, community, best practices and advocacy tools to help leaders succeed in the digital transformation. By Stacey Pusey.


World Backup Day March 31st: Student data security


For example, of 40,000 children who were involved in a 2011 data breach , more than 10% of them had their social security numbers compromised and used by a cybercriminal. Education and advocacy go a long way so, if you’re looking to make a change, consider having a technology and internet talk with your family and cover best practices. Child identity theft: the hidden threat that is more common than one may think.

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Connecting SEL with Academic Achievement to Achieve True Education Equity

In this role, she works to fill current gaps in research, policy, and advocacy to ensure that schools holistically support the well-being and development of students, and especially for low-income students and students of color. By Stacey Pusey. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools

Tom Murray

CoSN is a professional association and advocacy group for district technology leaders with a goal of “empowering educational leaders to leverage technology to create engaging learning environments and provide the tools essential for their success”. Formed in 1992, CoSN works to provide its members with the management, community building, and advocacy tools to be technology leaders in today’s schools.

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Billions in federal financial aid is going to students who aren’t graduating

The Hechinger Report

Federal data show that of the 201 low-income freshmen who began at the college in 2011, none had graduated six years later. In 2011, federal figures show, 201 of its incoming freshmen got Pell Grants, part of more than $325 billion the Congressional Budget Office estimates the government has paid out through that program in the last decade to help low-income students nationwide earn degrees. The Old Manse, the centerpiece of Arkansas Baptist College in Little Rock.

A school administrator tries to shame poverty away

The Hechinger Report

Although 12 percent of public school students attended a high-poverty school in 2000, this figure rose to 20 percent by 2011. In 2011, 37 percent of students in city schools went to high-poverty schools , as opposed to 10 percent in rural schools, 14 percent in suburban schools, and 15 percent in town schools. million in missing resources ,” according to a 2015 report on education funding by the nonprofit advocacy group EdTrust.

What Students Want Teachers—and Facebook—to Know About Digital Citizenship


But it was also on Facebook where in 2011 Jivani, then in ninth grade, posted a video of her removing the wig. Jivani had jump started a career in self-care advocacy. In some hands, social media tools are blights on society, tools for bullies and misinformation campaigns. Sometimes, they’re a canvas for artists, sources to build community, paths by which people find a higher calling. Sanah Jivani has personally experienced both extremes of the spectrum.

New data: Even within the same district some wealthy schools get millions more than poor ones

The Hechinger Report

Longtime advocates of this federal transparency mandate hope the new data will spur more widespread advocacy. In California, outside researchers tracked the state dollars to the school level and gave advocacy groups a smoking gun. At Ronald D.

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As More Children Show Symptoms of Trauma, Head Start Programs Expand Support Services


She recalls that when she got the job in 2011 as director of early childhood programs for the Butler County Educational Service Center, which encompasses Butler and Preble counties, “It was usually a couple of classrooms that we’d be like, ‘Whoa, this is really chaotic.’ HAMILTON, Ohio — Suzanne Prescott first noticed the changes in children’s behaviors in 2015.

Eligible for job and college aid, half of Tennesseans with disabilities get nothing

The Hechinger Report

It’s disheartening to families, and it fosters the ‘check mentality,’ ” said Carrie Guiden, executive director of The Arc of Tennessee, a nonprofit disability advocacy group, referring to government checks. She had spent 12 years as a senior education advocate at the Disability Law & Advocacy Center of Tennessee, advising other parents on how to get through the system. More advocacy.”.

Charting a New Path for Strategic Edtech Planning

in educational leadership in 2011 from Trevecca Nazarene University. CoSN provides thought leadership resources, community, best practices and advocacy tools to help leaders succeed in the digital transformation. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING. Budgets. Student outcomes. Constituent communications. Previously, these were key elements in developing a strategic technology plan.


Helping Strangers May Help Teens’ Self-Esteem


Between 2008 and 2011, the researchers surveyed the study participants yearly. However, virtual volunteering, such as donating to a “Go Fund Me” campaign or writing an advocacy letter can also be worthwhile. At the start of the new year, parents may encourage their teens to detox from social media, increase exercise, or begin a volunteer project. While kids may bristle at the thought of posting fewer selfies, surveys indicate 55 percent of adolescents enjoy volunteering.

How Making Kindness a Priority Benefits Students


According to a 2011 review of 213 programs designed to teach social and emotional skills in school to children of all ages, kids who took part in the initiatives improved their outlook and behavior toward others. Advocacy work and kindness are not mutually exclusive. He goes by Ice, but Tanapat Treyanurak is known among his peers at Hamilton College for his disarming warmth.

New State Charter School Law Rankings Show Improvements and Opportunities for Growth


Since that week was also National School Choice Week, you may have missed the shorthand and context provided by Todd Ziebarth , senior vice president for state advocacy and support for the NAPCS. of it in January 2010, three states enacted brand-new legislation relatively well aligned with the model law (Alabama in 2015, Maine in 2011, and Washington in 2012 and 2016).

New Texas Textbooks Appear to Minimize Slavery as Civil War Issue

K-12 Schools - Education News

said Dan Quinn of the Texas Freedom Network, a left-leaning advocacy organization that has been critical of the state’s academic standards in social studies. Fordham Institute in 2011, gives the social studies standards in South Carolina an “A” for honestly addressing slavery’s role in the Civil War while acknowledging that states’ rights was also an important issue.