TCEA 2011 Legislative Update Advocacy Panel

EdTechSandyK

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

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Testimony in Favor of Texas SB 6 Instructional Materials Allotment

EdTechSandyK

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

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 LearnCentral.org , 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.

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

EdTechSandyK

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!

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.

Blog Awareness Month: Fed Up With Lunch

SpeechTechie

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.

Learnings from Participation in the Texas Political Process

EdTechSandyK

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.

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).

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

NeverEndingSearch

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.

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!)

OnTRACK for College Readiness: Digital Tools & Resources #SXSWedu

EdTechSandyK

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.

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].

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 Measure

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. (Image: North Carolina New School Foundation).

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. When used effectively, technology can greatly contribute to creating equity in schools.

Framework: Distinctive Schools’ Map to Personalized Learning

Edsurge

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.”.

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

Edsurge

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.

World Backup Day March 31st: Student data security

Neo LMS

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. Child identity theft: the hidden threat that is more common than one may think.

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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. million in missing resources ,” according to a 2015 report on education funding by the nonprofit advocacy group EdTrust.

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. Nor had any freshmen who got Pell Grants in 2011 to attend 48 other colleges and universities, including taxpayer-subsidized public institutions.

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

Edsurge

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.’

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. More advocacy.”.

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

The Hechinger Report

Baum & Company, the same financial firm that underwrote the Fox C-6 bonds, was sanctioned by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority for overcharging a school district in 2011. John Brazeal, chief financial officer at Fox C-6 School District, at Fox Middle School in Arnold, Missouri.

As jobs grow hard to fill, businesses join the drive to push rural residents toward college

The Hechinger Report

It’s that fewer than one in five of adults in the entire surrounding Humphreys County have at least an associate degree, according to census data analyzed by the nonprofit advocacy organization Complete Tennessee.

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

The Hechinger Report

Godfrey Rivera is the co-director of the Autism Initiative Project at Sinergia, a bilingual nonprofit that provides community, advocacy, and outreach for parents of children with autism, especially those who don’t speak English.

Coronavirus is the practice run for schools. But soon comes climate change

The Hechinger Report

One big step forward would be universal broadband access, said Lillian Pace, vice president of policy and advocacy with the nonprofit KnowledgeWorks. This story was produced as part of the nine-part series “Are We Ready?

Teachers of the world, unite. You have nothing to lose but your pain!

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,” says a new report published by the education advocacy nonprofit, the Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools.

How Making Kindness a Priority Benefits Students

MindShift

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.

DEBT WITHOUT DEGREE: Students drown in debt despite a $524 million state surplus

The Hechinger Report

Beyond that, officials have quietly grown a second pot of reserve money from $160 million in 2011 to $524 million in 2016 that has no restrictions. In fact, when I took office in 2011, some projections showed HOPE going bankrupt by 2013. Alec Harden’s 3.8

More students are graduating but that’s not the whole story

The Hechinger Report

percentage points since 2011. percent from 67 percent in 2011, that’s still almost four full percentage points lower than where white students were four years ago. Deering High School graduation at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland on Wednesday, June 3, 2015.

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.