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!

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!"


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Scott Floyd on Advocacy

The Learning Revolution Has Begun


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).

ACTION ALERT: Texas HB 6 With Vital Instructional Materials Funding- House is Voting April 6th!


The following is a legislative action alert I received today from Jennifer Bergland and TCEA Advocacy. advocacy educational technology instructional materials legislation Texas Texas legislature textbook txedbudget It is reposted here with permission. HB 6 is the companion bill to SB 6 which I testified on before the Senate Education Committee last week. Even if you are reading this late in the day Tuesday, call your rep!

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.

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.

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.

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"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

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

The Daring Librarian

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.

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.”.

CASEL Board Member Dr. Kimberly A. Schonert-Reichl Starts as NoVo Endowed Chair of SEL at UIC

eSchool News

The position was created in 2011 to support ongoing social and emotional learning (SEL) research at the UIC College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, with support from the Novo Foundation. CASEL Board of Directors Member Dr. Kimberly A.

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.

Does the future of schooling look like Candy Land?

The Hechinger Report

Lillian Pace, vice president of policy and advocacy, KnowledgeWorks. MANCHESTER, N.H. —

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PROOF POINTS: Test-optional policies didn’t do much to diversify college student populations

The Hechinger Report

Her earlier research on a group of selective liberal arts colleges, which had adopted test-optional policies before 2011, didn’t find any diversity improvements on those campuses.

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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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.

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.

Developing Systems for Effective, Equitable Education for All Students

Amanda Karhuse has served as the director of advocacy for the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) since 2006. By Stacey Pusey. WATCH THE EDLEADER PANEL RECORDING. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST.

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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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.


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.

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.’

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.

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

The Hechinger Report

Over the decades, however, local PTAs shifted their attention and efforts away from advocacy work to fundraising for individual schools. In 2013, families at a Seattle high school raked in more than $100,000 for a raffle to win a Tesla Model S.

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.

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.