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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Advocacy Group: Charters Under Pressure to Fill Empty Seats

K-12 Schools - Education News

Members of a charter school advocacy group, the Democracy Builders, rallied outside New York City’s City Hall as they touted their report claiming that privately-operated, publicly-funded learning institutions are not playing fair. The organization claims it has used testing statistics from the city Department of Education website to show that 2,500 students left 150 charters between 2013 and 2015.

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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. ASCD is offering what they call “high-impact, in-depth professional development resources” at no cost. Nothing better than Free! These offerings let educators take professional learning into their hands by selecting desired areas for growth and immersing themselves in targeted learning at their own pace.

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

SpeechTechie

Strategies for building the foundations of self advocacy in students, i.e. knowing about their own IEP. I am really happy to have been asked to be part of the Social Thinking® Blogging Team, a group of folks who will be writing about some of the products and conferences offered that are related to the Social Thinking approach, based on the work of Michelle Garcia Winner.

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GlobalEdCon - Day 2 Schedule + Toward a Global Education Declaration

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Today is day two 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.

Free school library advocacy packs from Bound to Stay Bound

NeverEndingSearch

ALA is offering free school library advocacy packs.Sponsored by Bound to Stay Bound Books (BTSB), the packs contain tools to spread the word about the many ways school librarians are transforming teaching and learning. They include 25 copies of a limited print edition of the digital magazine supplement AASL produced in collaboration with American Libraries , as well as an assortment of brochures from AASL’s School Library Programs Improve Student Learning advocacy series.

Museums, libraries win grants for youth to enhance online learning, community

Educator Innovator

included libraries, community organizations, advocacy groups, museums, non-profits, cultural organizations, youth-serving institutions, and arts organizations. Sixteen museums, libraries and nonprofit institutions have been awarded a total of $150,000 to engage young people in the development of apps, badges, curricula and other tools that will make the online experience more civil, safe and empowering. The Competition is supported by the John D. and Catherine T.

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]. The conference is once again being held entirely online around the clock in multiple languages and time zones. Everyone is invited to participate in this FREE forum designed to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing among information professionals worldwide. We have 146 accepted conference sessions and ten keynote addresses.

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STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The end of the day today is the final deadline to get in a proposal to speak at next week''s free and online 2013 Global STEMx Education Conference (STEMxCon.com) , September 19 - 21. This is a great opportunity to share your work or ideas! We have an absolutely terrific lineup of keynote speakers. They are listed below, and after the reminder plea for moderator volunteers, you''ll also find the current list of all conference sessions.

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Joint Finance Committee Launches Assault on Wisconsin Retirement System #wiedu

Reading By Example

In fact, Governor Walker touted this success as an accomplishment back in 2013 (Source: [link] ). Advocacy Communication joint finance committee Scott Walker Wisconsin Retirement SystemAccording to an email sent this morning from Kathleen Marsh of MoveOn.org, The Wisconsin Joint Finance Committee has inserted an anonymous #999 stealth provision (27a p. 9) into the Wisconsin State Budget that drastically changes the way in which our Wisconsin Retirement System is governed.

Join Us for the 5th Annual Picture Book Smackdown

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

In 2013, I started brainstorming with several dynamic librarians across the country a way for us to celebrate the close of the month. Jenny Lussier, Cathy Potter, Shawna Ford, Kathy Kaldenberg, and I created the very first Picture Book Smackdown which was held via Google Hangout on November 21, 2013. We are nearing the end of November, which means the close of Picture Book Month.

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

Reading By Example

A Dozen Essential Guidelines for Educators ( [link] , October 2013). Encouraging Courage ( Education Week , September 18, 2013). Advocacy Leadership Literacy Reading Alfie Kohn Heinemann Schooling Beyond Measure

What is your school doing to teach financial literacy?

eSchool News

Report cards also were issued in 2013 and 2015. Our report cards are among several advocacy efforts. I believe personal finance should be part of every American’s lifelong learning plan, from elementary school through and into adulthood. It’s that important. In December, our center issued its third state-by-state report card on high school personal finance education.

3 Things to Remember When You Have a Gifted Child

Fractus Learning

While each gifted journey may be different, and the obstacles each gifted child and their family face can be simply inconvenient or tragically painful, there are three areas teachers and parents should remember when searching for answers to help better the educational, emotional and social lives of gifted children— advocacy, activities and mentors. Advocacy. Advocacy encompasses the many instances where it is needed to improve the lives of gifted children. Advocacy.

A Teacher’s Guide to Toxic Stress in the Classroom

Waterford

The Science of Early Life Toxic Stress for Pediatric Practice and Advocacy. Pediatrics, February 2013, 131(2), pp. Pediatrics, November 2013, 132, pp. Most students feel stressed at times in class, but some might be more vulnerable to stress than others.

Taking Our Eye Off the Ball

Iterating Toward Openness

Affordability seems to have become the end goal of OER advocacy, instead of being an important step on the path to improving student learning. This week on the blog I’m serializing a talk I gave for CSU Channel Islands last week as part of their Open Education Week festivities.

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Insights from CoSN Community Leadership Award for Digital Equity Winners

edWeb.net

She plans to continue impacting students’ lives through advocacy and consultancy. Ann served as Executive Director for Educational Technology in Klein ISD, near Houston, Texas until September 2013, when she and her family moved to Los Angeles, California.

New report underscores education problems in institutions for foster youth

The Hechinger Report

The advocacy groups are calling for greater state oversight of these facilities, which were the topic of an investigation last month by The Hechinger Report/HuffPost. The report cites a 2013 study commissioned by the School District of Philadelphia that identifies “major concerns” with the quality of education provided by three residential facilities in the state.

Digital Transformation and Innovation in Rural School Districts

edWeb.net

Ann served as Executive Director for Educational Technology in Klein ISD, near Houston, Texas until September 2013, when she and her family moved to Los Angeles, California.

6 fun math facts for Math Awareness Month

eSchool News

There’s no shortage of advocacy for STEM education, and math remains one of the most in-demand skills in college and the workforce. Just 44 percent of 2013 U.S. During April’s Math Awareness Month, math education is in the spotlight. But math also becomes challenging to teach and learn, and many students–especially girls–lose interest in mathematics beginning in middle schools.

Ensuring Access to Robust Broadband for ALL Students

Doug Levin

In June of 2013, the President announced his intention to “ connect 99 percent of America’s students to the internet through high-speed broadband and high-speed wireless within 5 years.” We should demand more of our political leaders and from our education advocacy organizations.

The Importance of Value and Purpose

The Principal of Change

Going forward, having an authentic advocacy for the development and success of others should be prerequisite for selection into all leadership roles. June 28, 2013 The Prophets In Your Land April 28, 2013 The First Step to Change February 3, 2013 4 Attributes of a Great Assistant Principal October 28, 2018 Starting With Positive Assumptions March 1, 2013 Slowing Down Change.

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 In today’s statement, the advocacy groups claim that students who receive an online education in lieu of a high-quality in-person program are at even more of a risk of being left behind their peers.

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. In 2013, Kim Busi, a former professor of psychiatry whose son is on the autism spectrum, started the Quad Preparatory School with the goal of serving high-achieving kids with learning and emotional disabilities.

Effective Technology Professional Learning: Leading and Collaborating to Assure Success

edWeb.net

Ann served as Executive Director, Educational Technology in the Klein Independent School District, near Houston, Texas until September 2013, when she and her family moved to Los Angeles, California. By Eileen Belastock. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST.

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). The following is a guest post by Dr. Andrea Honigsfeld, Dr. Maria G. Dove, and Dr. Audrey Cohan.

Sent home early: Lost learning in special education

The Hechinger Report

One Oregon advocacy organization reported receiving calls from nearly 280 parents about shortened school days from September 2016 to December 2018.

Critical Steps for Safeguarding Data Privacy

edWeb.net

Ann served as Executive Director for Educational Technology in Klein ISD, near Houston, Texas until September 2013, when she and her family moved to Los Angeles, California. By Stacey Pusey. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST.

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Developing Systems for Effective, Equitable Education for All Students

edWeb.net

Amanda Karhuse has served as the director of advocacy for the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) since 2006. Vrain Valley School District in 2009 and was named 2013 Superintendent of the Year by the National Association of School Superintendents.

Charting a New Path for Strategic Edtech Planning

edWeb.net

She is also a 2013 Leadership Loudon graduate and a 2019 representative for Loudon County in the Tennessee Regional Leadership Class. CoSN provides thought leadership resources, community, best practices and advocacy tools to help leaders succeed in the digital transformation.

16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools

Tom Murray

Created in 2013, Code.org ® is an educational non-profit with a mission to expand access to computer science, and increase participation by women and underrepresented students of color. 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”.

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Cybersecurity is Still Paramount for Schools

edWeb.net

Ann served as Executive Director, Educational Technology in the Klein Independent School District, near Houston, Texas until September 2013, when she and her family moved to Los Angeles, California. By Stacey Pusey. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST.

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Promote Executive Functioning within School Culture

edWeb.net

Renaud now focuses on supporting the development of organizational skills through Studyo, a student project management and planning platform he founded in 2013. WATCH THE EDLEADER PANEL RECORDING.

Creating and Leading Equitable, Effective Learning Systems

edWeb.net

Ann served as Executive Director for Educational Technology in Klein ISD, near Houston, Texas until September 2013, when she and her family moved to Los Angeles, California. Watch the Recording Listen to the Podcast.

How Cleveland revamped its preschool programs in just five years

The Hechinger Report

Enrollment in these programs has increased by 72 percent and an estimated 4,903 children were served in 2019, up from 2,857 in 2013. Educating officials : PRE4CLE has prioritized advocacy at all levels of the government, according to Kelly. The number of high-quality preschool programs in Cleveland has increased by 32 percent since a city-wide effort began to improve early learning opportunities for children. Photo: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report.