GlobalEdCon 2013 - Day Three Schedule

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Today is day three of the 2013 Global Education Conference. A summary of today''s sessions is shown below in US-Eastern Standard Time (GMT/UTC-5). To see the schedule in your own time zone, with the full session descriptions and a link to enter each session, go to [link]. To receive the daily conference schedule, be sure to join the Global Education Conference network. Recordings of all sessions are available here.

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Five Steps to Ensure Accessibility for All

While the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was last reauthorized in 2004, with amendments in 2015, and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) were updated back in 2008, the demand for accessibility and equality in education continues to grow. Educators still need to constantly evaluate the effectiveness of accessibility initiatives, advocate for resources for their students, and anticipate where they need to go next.

Ensuring Access to Robust Broadband for ALL Students

Doug Levin

Benjamin Herold of Education Week has put together a real cracker of a series on the challenges of ensuring school broadband access in rural communities – and how E-rate (pre- and post-modernization) is helping to address the situation.

Thinking about Social Thinking®, and the iPad Essential of Album Creation


Strategies for building the foundations of self advocacy in students, i.e. knowing about their own IEP.

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More on the Cost Trap and Inclusive Access

iterating toward openness

My recent post about the cost trap and inclusive access prompted responses by Jim Groom and Stephen Downes. Back in 2012 – 2013] I was impressed (like many others I’m sure) with how Wiley was able to frame the cost-savings argument around open textbooks to build broader interest for OERs. Ask a publisher why inclusive access is good for students and the list of reasons they will provide sounds like it came straight off a 2013 OER advocacy slide.

5 Free Summer Professional Development Resources from ASCD

The 21st Century Principal

ASCD’s policy page —This one-stop shop for educators interested in advocacy and education policy offers tips on how to get informed, get involved, and make a difference. Educators can stop by to access ASCD’s legislative agenda (PDF); sign up to receive action alerts ; and read ASCD’s policy publications, including the Capitol Connection e-newsletter. ASCD is offering what they call “high-impact, in-depth professional development resources” at no cost. Nothing better than Free!

Worldwide, Online, and Free - The Library 2.013 Conference Starts Friday

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Please join us for the third annual global conversation about the future of libraries: October 18-19, 2013, [link]. Evaluating Institutional Repository Metadata for Out of This World Access - Lizzy Walker, Metadata and Digital Initiatives Librarian InterPARES Trust: Examining the Benefits and Risks of Storing Records + Information in the Clouds - Patricia C. The conference is once again being held entirely online around the clock in multiple languages and time zones.


Colleges and states turn their attention to slow-moving part-time students

The Hechinger Report

But not every student can make the leap to full-time status, said Karen Stout, president of the nonprofit advocacy group Achieving the Dream; many have neither the money nor the time. Victoria Dzindzichashvili attended college mostly part time and took 10 years to get her undergraduate degree.

Experts call for an end to online preschool programs

The Hechinger Report

It just goes against everything we know about child development and what’s best for children,” said Josh Golin, executive director of the nonprofit advocacy group Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood. In 2013, the Waterford Institute received an $11.5

Five Steps to Closing the Homework Gap

All students need to have the same access to WiFi, and thus the ability to use the device, whether they are at school or not. Equitable access should be a part of a larger discussion about how the schools are serving their students’ needs.

From foster care to college

The Hechinger Report

The percentage of Seita students to graduate from Western Michigan has ranged from 24 to 44 percent for cohorts that started between 2008 and 2013, according to university administrators. DHHS staff work from the Seita office to help students access state grants and to provide other support.

Many state flagship universities leave black and Latino students behind

The Hechinger Report

He enrolled in the fall of 2013, but soon after he arrived, he began to have concerns. Higher Ed News Higher education access Race

Youth will determine the outcome of the 2018 midterms

The Hechinger Report

A recent survey by the polling company Socialsphere of 14- to 29-year-olds revealed that top priorities among these voters are gun control, access to higher education, and healthcare reform — all issues that stick in the craw of Republicans.

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.”.

Colleges say they could lower tuition if they could talk to each other about it

The Hechinger Report

As many as 150 schools belonged to 24 groups that met each spring to compare notes in this way, according to the advocacy organization The Institute for College Access and Success.

Not all towns are created equal, digitally

The Hechinger Report

Like many students in the district, she has no access to the internet at home. And a state push to fund schools more equitably with another tax measure failed in 2013. K-12 News English language learners Parents poverty Rural schools teachers Technology access

Twice exceptional, doubly disadvantaged? How schools struggle to serve gifted students with disabilities

The Hechinger Report

We see kids whose challenges don’t show up on their report card, so they aren’t getting services,” said Jennifer Choi, a parent and founder of the advocacy group 2eNYC and a trustee of the nonprofit Twice Exceptional Children’s Advocacy.

Mission (Almost) Accomplished: Nonprofit EducationSuperHighway Prepares to Sunset


After seven years of coordinated efforts to improve internet access in schools, thereby laying the foundation for digital learning to take root and expand in U.S. can access digital learning in their classrooms (with 2 million to go).

From Testing to Transformational Change with Pam Moran

The CoolCatTeacher

Pam: I think that one of the things that particularly — in states like Virginia where the resources that localities have access to can be wildly different.

School Leadership in the Common Core Era

A Principal's Reflections

In our attempt to identify these youngsters, we hope to better serve them through our advocacy for a school-wide framework to support their learning needs. Students who are not performing at grade level in the core subject matters (Dove & Honigsfeld, 2013, pp. 2013).

Google Gets $170M Fine and Pledges to Protect Children on YouTube. Will It Matter?


In April 2018, privacy advocacy groups filed a complaint stating that YouTube had been illegally collecting personal data about minors who use its service without their parents’ consent, and used that information for advertising purposes. How much is $170 million?

The New Design for School Networks

School- and district-wide wireless internet access is no longer a nice-to-have—it’s a must have. And with staff, teachers, parents, and students needing 24/7 access, there’s never a good time for down time.

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16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools

Tom Murray

To give further context, I’ve sorted them alphabetically, into four categories; (1) those organizations that are instructionally-focused; (2) those that provide supports for technology leadership; (3) those that focus on connectivity and access; and (4) those that focus on data privacy and security. Created in 2013, ® is an educational non-profit with a mission to expand access to computer science, and increase participation by women and underrepresented students of color.

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How Schools Struggle to Serve Gifted Students with Disabilities


We see kids whose challenges don’t show up on their report card, so they aren’t getting services,” said Jennifer Choi, a parent and founder of the advocacy group 2eNYC and a trustee of the nonprofit Twice Exceptional Children’s Advocacy.

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 The building is not completely ADA accessible. John Brazeal, chief financial officer at Fox C-6 School District, at Fox Middle School in Arnold, Missouri.

Could more home visits improve outcomes for Mississippi moms and kids?

The Hechinger Report

Mississippi also had the highest percentage of children who visited an emergency room due to accident or injury in 2013, and one of the lowest percentages of mothers who initiated breastfeeding. Some home-visiting programs have been found to improve outcomes for babies and mothers.

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

Ann McMullan is a 34-year veteran educator who served as the executive director for educational technology in the Klein Independent School District, located just outside Houston, Texas until September 2013, when she and her family moved to Los Angeles, California.

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

The Hechinger Report

There’s a lot of work to be done in offering full access and high-quality care to all children,” says Dr. Diana Robins of Drexel University, who pioneered the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers , the most extensively studied tool used for population-based autism screening.

Eligible but got nothing: Hundreds of thousands of people with disabilities blocked from college aid

The Hechinger Report

He graduated from high school with a Regents diploma in 2013 — a feat accomplished by only 18 percent of students with disabilities in New York City that year, compared to 70 percent of students without disabilities. Cathy Steffke, an advocacy specialist at Disability Rights Wisconsin.

?Forbes “30 Under 30” Education Leaders to Learn From in 2017


The magazine’s “30 Under 30” list, which highlights young leaders in fields such as technology, music and healthcare, added education to the list in 2013 and since then has grown from nearly 90 nominations in 2014 to more than 450 last year. The list includes Ryan Hoch (29), a one-time TFA math teacher who in 2013 co-founded the college readiness platform Overgrad. Shanyn Ronis (29), founder of Education Global Access Program.

Key Questions and Recommendations for Online Assessment

This means, said Robbins, that principals and superintendents need to understand the realities of home tech access for their students. ClassLink empowers your students and teachers with instant access to their learning resources.

Transitioning Edtech to the Cloud

While the presenters named several reasons they chose to move to the cloud, their top reason was equitable access to edtech. First, all programs are accessible to all students and teachers. If one pathway goes down, students and teachers will still have access.

What We Know About Betsy DeVos, Trump's Pick for Education Secretary


She supports charter school expansion : DeVos and her husband established the Great Lakes Education Project , an advocacy group for school choice that was instrumental in getting Michigan to abandon plans to regulate charter schools earlier this year. She says technology has a role in the classroom : “I think digital learning is in its infancy relative to the influence that it can and will have,” she told Philanthropy Roundtable in 2013. “I President-elect Donald J.

5 Reasons to Address Cyber Security

Lilly explained that his schools, for instance, have frequent administrative access audits to ensure they can’t see information, like social security numbers, they shouldn’t. With few on-site licenses, educators and students will have no access to their materials.

Essential Elements for Moving to a 1:1 Environment

Make equitable access a priority. Typically, one goal of a 1:1 environment is 24/7 access to learning for both students and teachers. Many students, though, may not have ready access to the Internet at home. Step 1: Make a plan.