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5 Ways to Bring Financial Literacy into Any School

The CoolCatTeacher

Brian Page has ideas to bring financial literacy to every school. Whether you want games, curriculum, or to know what’s next in financial literacy, this is a must-listen podcast for anyone working with financial literacy in their school. To join the celebration, tune into the Twitter chat with me, fellow teachers, and the CME Group’s chief economist on April 26th at noon Eastern Time, using #PowerofEcon. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

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New Advocacy Campaign Calls for Banning Facial Recognition on College Campuses.

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A satirical student newspaper recently wrote that Stanford University installed facial recognition cameras in the front of some lecture halls to take attendance and analyze the expressions on students’ faces. Indeed, last week saw the launch of “ Ban Facial Recognition on Campus ,” a nationwide campaign from the nonprofit advocacy organizations Fight for the Future and Students for Sensible Drug Policy. Yet proof that these applications are effective is hard to come by.

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Kids Co-Creating Curriculum

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn how students are teaching each other drone piloting and other examples from Albemarle County, Virginia with Superintendent Pam Moran. Jennifer Gonzalez has released her 2018 Teachers Guide to Technology with over 200 education technology tools including tools for assessment, flipped learning, presentations, parent engagement, video engagement and more. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e241.

From Testing to Transformational Change with Pam Moran

The CoolCatTeacher

Pam Moran has been a leader in education reform in Virginia over the past several years as the state moved from testing to transformation. Built for Chromebooks, it saves all of your recordings directly to Google Drive. I use this tool when students are making Scratch video games for them to record their games and explain their scripts. If you want to go for unlimited editing, request a quote for your school and mention Cool Cat Teacher for a Discount.

5 Best Practices for STEM Education Spaces

EdTech Magazine

Thomas School near Seattle has concentrated on beefing up the school’s science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education for the past several years and plans to strengthen it even more in the future. Research from School Library Journal indicates that maker activities at elementary and middle schools increased by 4 percent from 2014 to 2017. Thomas School Dedicates Space to Bolster STEM Learning. Foster interest by allowing students to create STEM clubs.

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Leadership as Process

Reading By Example

These systems are set up to shoot for just above the status quo instead of for the stars. Yet I don’t want to lower my expectations. We should have something tangible to strive for and know that we have a target to hit. My challenge with this annual exercise is how heavily we focus on a product while largely ignoring the process to get there. Maybe we are marching toward a specific destination, but are we taking the best pathway to get there?

Digital Equity: It’s More Than Just Student Access

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It’s an economic concern, as schools consider how they can ensure equal access for all. And it raises questions about gender and race: How can schools inspire more girls and students of color to pursue STEM? Creating authentic learning opportunities to equip a diverse body of students to identify and solve the world’s problems will require risk and change. Amesse Elementary at Denver Public Schools. Amesse Elementary.

Schools lead the way to zero-energy buildings, and use them for student learning

The Hechinger Report

Dressed in pastel pink and green for an early spring day, second-grader Katherine Cribbs was learning about energy on a virtual field trip – to her own school. Katherine Cribbs, a second-grader at Discovery Elementary School in Arlington, Virginia, explores the online “energy dashboard” that tracks her school’s energy consumption and production. With a flurry of touch-screen taps, she explored the “energy dashboard” of Discovery Elementary in Arlington, Virginia.

When schools use child protective services as a weapon against parents

The Hechinger Report

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services began investigating Tiffany Banks for alleged child neglect and abuse, she says, around the time her son started to misbehave in school and she pushed back on a plan for his educational services. Banks says she feels the school was trying to strong-arm her into transferring her son to a different institution. Her teenage daughter refused to talk to the 6-year-old, blaming him for the family’s troubles.

How a growing number of states are hoping to improve kids’ brains: exercise

The Hechinger Report

On top of that, there’s a daily lunch break that comes with time for kids to get outside and move around. Teacher Travis Olsen has an exercise bike in the back of his seventh-grade science classroom that kids are welcome to use whenever they feel the need. Giebel said it’s clear to her that students concentrate better than they did three years ago when there were far fewer options for physical activity at school. A student leaps during a game at Horizons Elementary School.

Spanish-Speaking Parents Struggle to Learn How Well Schools Serve Their Children

Edsurge

Goya Diaz can’t pretend that school data is the first concern that comes to mind when she thinks about issues ailing her community in southwest Detroit. With high poverty rates, overcrowded classrooms and fears over Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials, she says many parents are just trying to survive. After watching officials shut down low-performing schools in her neighborhood, she has mixed feelings about how data-driven accountability has affected community schools.

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WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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www.getalma.com ) Alma Technologies has announced it is allowing any SQL-based business intelligence tool, such as Tableau and Jaspersoft, to access data from its modern, student information system and learning management system. In addition, Alma will continue to provide its own set of robust reporting tools to meet many needs and budgets. As a result of this partnership, Motion Math’s games will be available as a supplement to i-Ready.

SEL: A Leadership Roundtable

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School leaders discuss their district approaches to Social Emotional Learning. One component of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires school leaders to measure students’ social-emotional learning (SEL) in order to gauge school success. In T&L’s first Google+ Leader Community Hangout, we discussed how district leaders are implementing SEL initiatives. Then there is the challenge of changing behavior to adopt mindfulness and other SEL practices.

Forget civics class: Students want to make a difference in real life

The Hechinger Report

Vida Mendoza is only 14, but she hopes to vote in two years. Mendoza is a member of the student-led Oakland Youth Vote campaign, which advocates for giving 16- and 17-year-olds the right to vote for school board representatives. Every year the group chooses an issue to focus on.

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Empowering Superintendents to Connect Technology and Learning

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“If it’s edtech, it must be good,” used to be the mantra in schools. In fact, many school technology plans fluctuated depending upon the latest fads and what someone learned at a conference and had little connection to curriculum or learning goals. Overall, they implored listeners to move away from using “tech for tech’s sake” and to become intentional adopters of technology that enhances teaching and learning.

Should Wall Street pay for preschool?

The Hechinger Report

Granite is the first district in the nation to be financed by private investors who pay upfront for preschool seats, and make a profit if enough of the district’s “at-risk” kids succeed. The controversial financing tool, often referred to as a social impact bond, has allowed this cash-strapped district, one of five in the Salt Lake City area, to provide high-quality early education to thousands of poor 3- and 4-year-olds who might have otherwise stayed home.

To teach, protect and serve

The Hechinger Report

This story about school violence was produced in a collaboration between The Trace , an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit newsroom dedicated to shining a light on America’s gun violence crisis; The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education; and Marie Claire. One central message of post-Parkland activism: Gun violence has changed what it means to be a student in America. Are we going to be okay?’. “It’s

‘We just pick up the pieces’: As a new school year starts, this Mississippi Delta community is fighting for survival

The Hechinger Report

Since the pandemic, the district has used school buses as traveling mobile hotspots in an effort to provide families with reliable Internet. Francine Jefferson tries to be careful about small talk these days. She had to drive 40 miles to get tested for Covid-19.

College and career readiness activities

Kathy Schrock

This article originally appeared in the Discovery Education blog " Kathy Schrock's Katch of the Month " in December 2018 and is re-posted here with permission. Students need time to research occupations, decide what career path they want to take, which things they are good at, and, most importantly, what they are passionate about. There are tons of sites on the Web to help students with this process. How does the occupation fit your skills and interests?

The Key Role of Tech in Accessibility for All

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However, the goal is always the same: making sure that every student, at every level (classroom, building, district), has access to the resources they need to meet their learning goals. While there is no substitute to having an attorney or special education director focused on special education legislation, there are additional services that can keep the flow of information coming. Finally, staff should talk with parents and students to get their perspectives as well.

Counseling kids during the coronavirus: A tough job made even tougher

The Hechinger Report

A year into leading the March for Our Lives rallies in Arizona, where calls for stronger gun control fell mostly on deaf ears, Induja Kumar, 17, and her fellow student organizers decided to try something different. Their initial pitch last year to lower Arizona’s student-to-counselor ratio – currently the highest in the nation at 905-to-1 – centered on stabilizing the mental health of young people as a way to prevent gun violence. Kids talking to kids.

The Challenges of Broadband Access in Rural Schools

edWeb.net

Rural school districts face many unique trials, and access to educational technology is no different. In many cases, school leaders need to justify why the district should invest in the first place. During the edWebinar “ Technology in Rural Schools: Leading with Why,” the presenters discussed how they overcame challenges and helped the community understand the value of tech in schools. But in order to take advantage of edtech, they first need broadband access.

Charting a New Path for Strategic Edtech Planning

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Some are also becoming de facto internet service providers as they try to provide WiFi accessibility. With schools planning for potential shutdowns at later dates and with potential changes to learning overall, these costs must be considered immediately. Distance learning requires skill sets teachers might not have focused on before, and schools need to prepare them. However, with the change to distance learning, those outcomes could change.

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2 Big Teachers Unions Call For Rethinking Student Involvement In Lockdown Drills

MindShift

in 2018, rumors started flying over Snapchat and text that the school was really under attack. “We had some students trying to stack up desks to blockade the door. We had some students sort of joking around because they weren’t sure how to handle this. And if schools do choose to do these drills with students, they shouldn’t be unnecessarily realistic and schools should give plenty of warning. To see more, visit [link

What does ‘career readiness’ look like in middle school?

The Hechinger Report

Juliet won’t finish high school before 2025, but the 11-year-old already has big plans: She wants to be a mechanical engineer. This year alone, Juliet has used 3D printers, servo motors and microcontrollers to build the parts needed to construct a therapeutic robotic dog that she hopes will help those afraid of canines overcome their fears, a project she did as part of a lesson in her English class. Related: How to build an engineer: Start young.

Broken system: Child care subsidies ensure low-quality, limit access

The Hechinger Report

Layoni Haskins, 3, is sound asleep in the back of her mom’s car after the hour-and-a-half round trip to drop her older sister off at school in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where they live. In the strengthening morning light, Imari Haskins checked her youngest daughter’s sleeping form in the rearview mirror and decided to let the girl rest a while longer. before she was able to pick up her sleeping girls from the woman who watches Layoni full-time and takes Jaslynn after school.

‘You can’t help but to wonder’: Crumbling schools, less money, and dismal outcomes in the county that was supposed to change everything for black children in the South

The Hechinger Report

Attempts to raise taxes to build a state-of-the-art high school in this high-poverty district have failed. Rand is new to teaching at Holmes Central, but she spent three years here as a student. When she was a student, substitutes taught her geometry and biology; the district still struggles to attract teachers. The class of 2018 didn’t fare much better. Students typically need to score a 16 to gain admission to Mississippi’s public universities.

Can mental health training for teachers reduce preschool suspensions?

The Hechinger Report

I want to say, ‘Stop crying; you’re going to be OK!’ And overwhelmed teachers may respond in a way that upsets the children further, setting off a cycle that contributes to a high rate of suspensions and expulsions for preschool children. That’s why Grundwag is trying to help. I’m going to be right here,’” the teacher responded. “We We try to be mindful all the time because you just never know. She decided to focus on the other children.

The overlooked power of Zuckerberg-backed learning program lies offline

The Hechinger Report

The 14-year-old speeds ahead when asked to use them to complete assignments. He finds it easy to teach himself with online content as his guide. It’s better to have a teacher guiding you.”. Many schools embrace technology in the classroom as a route to these students’ hearts. The school uses a platform called Summit Learning as an element of a schoolwide initiative to offer students academic and social-emotional support that is tailored to their needs.

What Does ‘Career Readiness’ Look Like in Middle School?

MindShift

Juliet won’t finish high school before 2025, but the 11-year-old already has big plans: She wants to be a mechanical engineer. This year alone, Juliet has used 3D printers, servo motors and microcontrollers to build the parts needed to construct a therapeutic robotic dog that she hopes will help those afraid of canines overcome their fears, a project she did as part of a lesson in her English class. In 2018, Congress passed a revamped version of the Carl D.

The 2019 Global Education Conference - Full List of 130 Sessions and 10 Keynotes!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Click here to register to attend the conference live or to have access to the conference recordings afterwards. It is designed to significantly increase opportunities for building education-related connections around the globe while supporting cultural awareness and recognition of diversity. Currently accepted regular sessions with links to their descriptions are immediately below. Go to [link] 4. There is still time to be a partner/sponsor.

Join Us in Chicago for the Fourth Annual Global Leadership Summit - March 15, 2019

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Paid registration is required [link] About the Summit The annual Global Leadership Summit, cohosted by ASCD and GlobalEd Events, will convene classroom teachers, school and district administrators, and thought leaders in a full-day interactive, engaging program that empowers educators to lead classroom, school, districts, states, and policy arenas in supporting students as change agents in their own communities and around the world. Register today to reserve your spot!

“Kids who have less, need more”: The fight over school funding

The Hechinger Report

Taheem Fennel poses for a picture with his mom and stepdad after his fifth-grade graduation ceremony at Bancroft Elementary School. Taheem Fennell, 12, loves to ride his bike. Taheem wants to ride his bike to the park more, but his mother worries about him venturing too far from the one-bedroom apartment in the Quaker Hill neighborhood that they share with his stepfather and four siblings, and sometimes other relatives. They just don’t want us to get worried.”.

Not all towns are created equal, digitally

The Hechinger Report

It is “college day,” and the students in this old farming town 60 miles north of Denver are applying to a handful of state universities and community colleges, their transcripts printed out for quick review. Most hope to eventually land tech-related jobs. And their cash-strapped school district has struggled to provide them with even the most basic digital tools. In November, the town put a referendum on the ballot asking voters to approve a tax increase to funnel $4.2

Education Technology and 'Fake News'

Hack Education

It was a nod, in part, to Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking , a book that I’ve found useful in understanding how grief clouds our thinking, how grief makes use want to believe the unbelievable, how it “ruptures the rational,” as I wrote then. 2016 was such a terrible, terrible year, and as I composed my reflections on it for this annual series, I wanted to start by recognizing the pain and the loss.