Opportunities, Coding Advocacy and Credibility

RafranzDavis.com

In a perfect world, all teachers would not only have the desire to be instructionally creative but also the freedom to do so. Academic excellence would not be based on test scores but on the backs of students excitedly learning and basking in the glow of the learning process.

Student-driven Public Advocacy Improves RI School Transportation Equity

Learning401

Learning401shoutout to our allies at the Providence Student Union- who share ourcommitment to giving voice to the public that is public school, in particular those persons who have the biggest stake in Rhode Island''s future: our youth. More than making more Providence students eligible for free public transportation, PSU is empowering young voices to organize in being the change they want to see, and in ways that address serious challenges in absenteeism and student engagement.

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

Improving Education Environments

The Hechinger Report has a recent article out about the potential of software in the realm of robograders. The title, Robo-readers aren’t as good as human readers — they’re better , is sensationalistic and sacrifices the tenor of the article’s argument for a round of quick clicks.

2014 Global Education Conference - Day Two!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Kolleen Bouchane, Policy and Advocacy Director Turning Interests into Insights: Using Data Visualizations to Teach Global Issues - Ann Marie Gleeson, Ph.D., Tuesday, November 18th, is day two of the fifth annual Global Education Conference. We had a great opening day of sessions and keynotes, and the recordings of any sessions that have taken place are accessible on the conference recordings page. The list of Tuesday''s sessions, in US-Eastern Standard Time, is below.

ISTE, Stirring the Pot, & Education Advocacy

The Daring Librarian

AASL Advocacy ALA common core conference infographic ISTE profession professional professionalism spoon twitter Four years ago on Doug Johnson''s awesome The Blue Skunk Blog a commenter named Glynda said " Doug, I just read in the SLJ that Teacher librarian Gwyneth Jones is now a board member of ISTE. Perhaps she can help ensure that administrators are not only aware of NETS-A but also following them.

Student-driven Public Advocacy Improves RI School Transportation Equity

Learning401

Learning401 shoutout to our allies at the Providence Student Union - who share our commitment to giving voice to the public that is public school, in particular those persons who have the biggest stake in Rhode Island's future: our youth. More than making more Providence students eligible for free public transportation, PSU is empowering young voices to organize in being the change they want to see, and in ways that address serious challenges in absenteeism and student engagement.

You Can Still Search Thinkfinity’s Digital Content Resources …. Learn How

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

You also might know that Thinkfinity changed its format in the summer of 2014. A click on resources will bring up a host of ideas including advocacy, programs, statistics, and STEM news. I want to share a number of databases of incredible resources for any digital classroom. I know you will find this must read article, one that you will also want to share. First, to ensure you do not miss a valuable post or other resources covering PBL, Digital Curriculum, Web 2.0,

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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. Between 2006 and 2014, the number of test-takers increased from 77 to 109 between third and eighth grade in District 7.

Babies and Mobile Devices. Where Are YOU on the issue?

Kevin Corbett

Nor, it seems, do a number of advocacy groups that want it pulled off the market because they think iPads and babies are a dangerous combination. Everywhere I turn I see babies, toddlers and young children with tablets/ipads and smartphones. The glow of the brightly colored illuminated device is attractive and alluring for people of ANY age. But, at what age is it appropriate? Consider the following product from Fisher Price and the differing perspectives.

School Librarians Rocking it Hard Every Day!

The Daring Librarian

Introducing the SLJ Librarian of the Year Award Advocacy is always important. Advocacy for kiddos, teens, literature, creativity, giftedness, special needs, technology, a filterless society, community projects, connection with parents, geeks, goofballs, oh and LIBRARIES! Advocacy award fabulous librarian of the year PLN profession School Library Journal slj

Virtual charter schools need “bold action” for change, says national charter school advocacy group

The Hechinger Report

The major advocacy group for public charter schools is concerned that failing online charter schools may be hurting the credibility of the movement as a whole. We think the extent of the problems call for state leaders and authorizers to take bold actions,” said Todd Ziebarth, the lead author of the report and the senior vice president for state advocacy and support for the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.

The Growing Pains – Reflection on #OpenEd14

Improving Education Environments

However, the scholars and practitioners driving the Open movement need to work on all fronts (research, advocacy, public policy, social responsibility) to engage people interested in Open. A colleague who was unable to attend #opened14 this year emailed me to ask my take on the Babson survey and how it was being handled at the conference. Her thoughts: it appears that for a lot of folks “open ed” means open curricula or open curricular resources (texts/videos/games).

Stick Around: The Spectrum of Repurposing

SpeechTechie

I found great validation of my advocacy for "repurposing" in an article by Jessica Gosnell in the ASHA Leader in 2011, and consistently use this quote in sessions: “A search focused only on a specific profile of dedicated apps (speech production, targeted language goals, augmentative communication) could miss many well-designed apps that offer motivating and fun learning opportunities.

ASCD Calls for Move Away from Sole Reliance on Standardized Testing for Accountability

The 21st Century Principal

ASCD Releases 2014 Legislative Agenda, Calls for Increased Multimetric Accountability Alexandria, VA (01/29/2014)—ASCD released its 2014 Legislative Agenda on Monday, January 27th, at the association’s Leadership Institute for Legislative Advocacy in Washington, D.C. The complete 2014 ASCD Legislative Agenda can be found at www.ascd.org/legislativeagenda.

Technology, Community & the Future – Reflections at SPU

Improving Education Environments

We spent the last 20 minutes talking about potential solutions, advocacy efforts, and methods to keep all administrative departments on the same page. On November 17, I spoke at Seattle Pacific University to a group of faculty, administrators and support staff regarding how digital learning and educational technology can support notions of community and active learning in alignment with both a liberal arts and a faith-based mission.

Educators Take Action in the Afterschool for All Challenge

Educator Innovator

This year, the Afterschool Alliance is excited to team up with Educator Innovator and recognize your advocacy efforts when you take action in the Afterschool for All Challenge. Afterschool Alliance Educator Innovator Blog advocacy afterschool alliance badgesThe Afterschool Alliance, along with like minded organizations and educators from around the country were in Washington, D.C.

Babies and Mobile Devices. Where Are YOU on the issue?

Kevin Corbett

Nor, it seems, do a number of advocacy groups that want it pulled off the market because they think iPads and babies are a dangerous combination. Everywhere I turn I see babies, toddlers and young children with tablets/ipads and smartphones. The glow of the brightly colored illuminated device is attractive and alluring for people of ANY age. But, at what age is it appropriate? Consider the following product from Fisher Price and the differing perspectives.

Celebrating “Community Ready”

Educator Innovator

At the end of the 2014 school year, Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) honored 24 graduating seniors from 12 different high schools. In each of the above examples, students’ passions led them to express themselves in some powerful way, whether that was video, blog, advocacy, or research. While celebrating students’ academic achievement is a common focus at the end of the school year, what made this event stand out was something that was starkly missing.

Learning Revolution Free Events - "Reinventing the Classroom" Online Conference This Week - GlobalEdCon Call for Proposals - RSMiniCon This Weekend

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We will feature guest poet Chaouki M''kaddem , keynote speaker Steve Wheeler , a technology smackdown event that anyone can sign-up for, and seven mini-presentations that give you a sneak peek at what to expect at our annual Reform Symposium Free Online Conference (RSCON5), that will take place July 11-13th, 2014 and feature 60+presentations, 2 plenaries, 10 keynotes, student presenters, and much more.

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The Rise and Fall of Educational Technology Support in California

CUE

In preparing information for the 40th Anniversary of CUE (Computer Using Educators) and to document the history of legislation, policy, and funding from 1982 until 2014, it became clear that during the […]. News Education Technology Legislative AdvocacyOver the past 40 years in California, there was a major increase, and then a recent and sudden decline, in support for educational technology.

Learning Revolution Newsletter - Week's Events - GlobalEd Waitlist - CoSN - Google Forms - Breaking Down Library Walls - Better Than College - OZeLive Kudos

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

In 2014, we are celebrating the fifth anniversary of GlobalEdCon and we''re excited to share information about our future plans with you at this face-to-face event. CoSN 2014 Annual Conference Reminder. Tuesday, March 4th at 12pm CST in Austin, TX Common Sense Media - Inspiring Advocacy through News and Digital Media , While technology provides exciting, innovative teaching opportunities, it also introduces tremendous challenges.

Why we should focus on our beliefs as well as our practices

Reading By Example

In her book Read, Write, Lead: Breakthrough Strategies for Schoolwide Literacy Success (ASCD, 2014), Regie Routman describes characteristics of highly effective teacher-leaders (Appendix I): Articulates core beliefs about teaching, literacy, and learning. Advocacy Appreciation Leader as a Thinker Literacy principal as an advocate Reading Teaching Writing ASCD Regie RoutmanI was at the front of the school during dismissal, holding the door open for the students leaving.

PROOF POINTS: New poll points to college and career benefits of Greek life despite criticism

The Hechinger Report

Gallup characterized the differences in perceptions between fraternity and sorority alumni and their unaffiliated peers as large and consistent with the positive findings of an earlier Gallup poll of college graduates in 2014, also funded by Greek advocacy groups.

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

Reading By Example

What Waiting for a Second Marshmallow Doesn’t Prove ( Education Week , 2014). 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?

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).

Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap: An Action Plan, Part 2

Reading By Example

The headings I use to organize my thinking come from Appendix A of Regie Routman’s excellent resource Read, Write, Lead: Breakthrough Strategies for Schoolwide Literacy Success (ASCD, 2014). Advocacy engagement Leadership Learning Literacy principal as an advocate Reflection Writing ASCD collaborative learning cycle education week Kimberlee Everson Regie Routman

Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap: An Action Plan, Part 2

Reading By Example

The headings I use to organize my thinking come from Appendix A of Regie Routman’s excellent resource Read, Write, Lead: Breakthrough Strategies for Schoolwide Literacy Success (ASCD, 2014). Advocacy engagement Leadership Learning Literacy principal as an advocate Reflection Writing ASCD collaborative learning cycle education week Kimberlee Everson Regie Routman

Why Teacher Self-Care Matters and How to Practice Self-Care in Your School

Waterford

National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project, June 2014, pp. Because teaching is such an intensive job, educators can greatly benefit from learning about and practicing self-care.

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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. Personalized Learning (2014 working definition) Source: EdWeek Distinctive then maps those definitions to its school model , which includes a strong emphasis on professional learning and social justice.

Saint Leo University plans the nation’s first veteran studies bachelor’s degree program

The Hechinger Report

Will Hubbard, the interim chief policy officer at the advocacy group Veterans Education Success, said a veteran is different from someone actively serving, but it’s impossible to decouple the two. For almost as long as there have been wars, there have been people who study veterans.

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10 Young People Who Changed the World to Add to Your Class Curriculum

Waterford

In 2014, Jaylen was named a World of Children award honoree for his work as an anti-bullying advocate. In addition to informing students about your local chapter , share this speech Isra gave at TedxWakeForestU on climate advocacy, racial justice, and intersectionality.

The untapped workforce that can tackle COVID-19—and America’s healthcare gap

The Christensen Institute

They assist health advocacy and intervention efforts, and act as a liaison between community members and health services. This is not an unprecedented solution to a global pandemic—the same coordinated CHW response aided in curbing the 2014 Ebola crisis.

Colleges come under closer scrutiny for holding transcripts hostage over unpaid bills

The Hechinger Report

And a coalition of advocacy groups in New York is pushing for legislation there like California’s. Now, in addition to finally applying to graduate school, Wright-Glenn is considering starting an advocacy organization for other students who can’t get their transcripts.

Ensuring Access to Robust Broadband for ALL Students

Doug Levin

This is a big deal – and while we are wringing our hands over the state of ESEA reauthorization and Secretary Duncan’s legacy – I’d submit yet again my contention that the 2014 modernization of E-rate (not Race to the Top, not SIG, not teacher effectiveness regulations or other accountability schemes, and not pre-K rhetoric) will be the lasting education (EDUCATION, not education technology) legacy of the Obama administration.

5 Best Practices for STEM Education Spaces

EdTech Magazine

Research from School Library Journal indicates that maker activities at elementary and middle schools increased by 4 percent from 2014 to 2017. It’s a creative space where students not only can build things, but also create things, such as a new advocacy program on a social issue. “In 5 Best Practices for STEM Education Spaces. jena.passut_7651. Tue, 04/24/2018 - 08:13.

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