CUE Legislative Update – November 2019


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Why We Should Expand Our OER Advocacy to Commercial Publishers

Iterating Toward Openness

Effective Advocacy. This has been the core of the open source software advocacy strategy – not appeals to altruism, and certainly not moralizing grandstanding – but a rational, self-interested explanation of why a business would benefit from adopting the open source model. Preface. Here’s a trivia question for you: which American organization has produced the largest number of open textbooks?


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Inspiring Action through Storytelling on Earth Day 2019

Digital Promise

Since the first Earth Day in 1970, these actions have taken many forms, from advocacy to direct action to storytelling. This year, in observance of Earth Day 2019: Protect Our Species , we’re sharing a story from students at Churchill High School in San Antonio, Texas. The post Inspiring Action through Storytelling on Earth Day 2019 appeared first on Digital Promise.

CUE Legislative Update – August 2019


The post CUE Legislative Update – August 2019 appeared first on OnCUE. News Advocacy Legislative AdvocacyNew California Budget Allocates Increased Funding for Education and Technology Infrastructure According to Governor Newson, the 2019-2020 California Budget makes an historic investment in education for Californians, paving the path towards universal preschool, recruiting and retaining qualified educators and facilitating tuition freezes at the UC and CSU.

CUE Legislative Update – May 2019


The post CUE Legislative Update – May 2019 appeared first on OnCUE. News Advocacy Legislative AdvocacySave the Net Update: Federal Net Neutrality Legislation House and Senate Democratic leaders held a press conference on April 10th, chaired by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, on Capitol Hill to unveil legislation aimed at restoring net neutrality rules established in 2015 which were repealed by the FCC in December 2017. Pelosi noted that 86 percent of […].

CUE Legislative Update – April 2019


The post CUE Legislative Update – April 2019 appeared first on OnCUE. News Advocacy Legislative AdvocacySave the Internet: Federal Net Neutrality Legislation introduced Press Conference: House and Senate Democratic leaders held a press conference, chaired by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, on Capitol Hill to unveil legislation aimed at restoring net neutrality rules established in 2015 which were repealed by the FCC in December 2017. Pelosi noted that 86 percent of Americans […].

Digital Equity to Be Addressed in 2019 by U.S. Senate


The Digital Equity Act of 2019 is taking on the task of closing our nation’s “homework gap.” The post Digital Equity to Be Addressed in 2019 by U.S. News CUE Spark legislation Legislative AdvocacyEmily Tate, reporter at EdSurge, recently highlighted the Digital Equity Act – a bill that the U.S. Senate introduced that would invest hundreds of millions of dollars to expand broadband access in communities that currently lack it.

Advocacy Group to DOJ: Cengage-McGraw Hill Merger Could Create a ‘Platform Monopoly’ in Education


An open-access advocacy group on Wednesday sent a formal filing to the U.S. Department of Justice opposing the proposed merger of two of the world’s largest textbook publishers, Cengage and McGraw-Hill Education. The 49-page brief argues that the merger would hurt competition, limit innovation and could lead to an eventual “platform monopoly” in education, just as Facebook dominates social networking.

The New Librarian: Using advocacy to promote leadership

eSchool News

He was recently elected ISTE president for 2019. [ Editor’s note : Welcome to our new series, The New Librarian. In this series, we will be profiling innovative and award-winning library media specialists who will share their favorite tools, lessons, and advice. If you are or know a librarian we should write about, send a note to] . As innovation coordinator for instructional technology, information & library media at Parkway School District in St.

Online Education Advocacy Group Launches as Dept. of Ed Proposes Loosening Regulations


The collaborative effort stems in part from each organization’s participation in 2019 in rulemaking negotiations with the U.S.

SXSW EDU 2019 PanelPicker

The Christensen Institute

This year, learn more about the proposed SXSWEDU 2019 panels featuring the latest research from Thomas Arnett, Julia Freeland Fisher, Alana Dunagan, and Richard Price. Emily Bouck, Policy and Advocacy Director, Higher Learning Advocates. The post SXSW EDU 2019 PanelPicker appeared first on Christensen Institute. The SXSW EDU PanelPicker is back again!

Celebrating the Future of Learning, One Region at a Time

Digital Promise

RLDAA events will be held across nine regions this spring: Remake Learning Days – Eastern KY : April 12–20, 2019. Remake Learning Days – Knoxville, TN : April 15–20, 2019. Remake Learning Days – Southwestern PA : May 9–19, 2019. Remake Learning Days – West Virginia : May 9–19, 2019. CHA Learning Days (Chattanooga, TN) : May 11–18, 2019. Remake Learning Days – Southeastern PA : May 15–24, 2019. Remake Learning Days – CHI : May 16–19, 2019.

Music Teachers of Excellence with the CMA Foundation

The CoolCatTeacher

Previous Shows Relating to This Topic Seesaw in the Elementary Music Classroom with Amy Burns K-6 Educational Music Videos: Selecting the Right Videos for Learning Making Music with iPads and #edtech Tiffany Kerns – Bio as submitted A common thread throughout Tiffany Kerns’ career has been her dedication to creating meaningful change and advocacy for nonprofit organizations.

The META of Greta


News #cuechat Advocacy connected educator Creativity and Imagination CUE Conference Greta Thunberg learning pedagogy skills spring cue student agency teaching

How Access to Technology Can Create Equity in Schools

Digital Promise

Hear a teacher’s experience with cultivating agency and self-advocacy in her students to better understand what they needed from their learning environment. When used effectively, technology can greatly contribute to creating equity in schools. It removes barriers to learning materials, supports students where they are across varied learning contexts and needs, and gives educators more insight into the learning environments they’re creating.

Every Person Counts: How the 2020 U.S. Census Could Impact Adult Education

Digital Promise

The National Literacy Council’s website also has an extensive list of helpful resources for teaching and learning, programs, and advocacy. Every 10 years, the U.S. Census counts every resident in the United States. The next census in 2020 will require counting a population of around 330 million people in more than 140 million housing units.

Your Syllabus to SXSW EDU 2019 (and Where to Find Us!)


Department of Education, privacy advocacy groups and a school district explore how to find the right balance between the two ideals. Between the barbeque and baristas, the dive bars and dueling pianos, thousands of educators, along with entrepreneurs, investors, researchers and policymakers across the education industry, will descend on Austin, Texas, during the first week of March for SXSW EDU.

Edtech, Equity, and Innovation: A Critical Look in the Mirror

Digital Promise

While there are certainly exceptions, this human interaction standard can serve as a compass to guide our investments and advocacy. We are often reluctant to label anything facilitated through technology as a failure. Instead, we tend to excuse inadequate or unsavory outcomes as necessary growing pains in the pursuit of “innovation.” Technology has become so pervasive in our lives that we have grown reticent to question its value when its use may not support evidence-based practices.

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Going Beyond the Hour of Code

Digital Promise

See a sample letter to principal, advocacy slide deck , and additional resources. Attend the CSTA Annual Conference (July 7-10, 2019 in Phoenix, AZ). This article originally appeared on The Advocate from the Computer Science Teachers Association. Read the original version here. During CS Ed Week, countless teachers and students experienced computer science for the first time.

How to Unleash the Potential of Every Child

The CoolCatTeacher

In addition, Loud was one of 50 Teachers in Tennessee selected to participate in an Educator Fellowship through SCORE, (The State Collaborative on Reforming Education), an independent, nonprofit, and nonpartisan advocacy and research institution that drives collaboration on policy and practice to ensure student success across Tennessee.

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9 Characteristics of authentic learning


These actions contribute enormously to students’ achievement and their advocacy since they are an intrinsic part of the work environment. The need to adapt learner instruction to the challenges society gives us has increased in recent years. What schools used to teach students, the skills needed in the past and their applicability in real life are no longer suitable in a scientifically and technologically developing world.

Mapping Out-of-School-Time Opportunities: Why It Matters

Digital Promise

CLX now has substantial, informative data they can use as a foundation or justification when making decisions around funding, advocacy, partnership, and expansion. If you want to plan strategically for the future, you have to know where you’re starting from in the present. That was the thought the Chicago Learning Exchange (CLX) had when creating their most recent report, “ Engaging Youth in a Connected World ,” in partnership with the University of Chicago’s Outlier Research.

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The Pedagogy of Blended Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Path Pace Place Choice Voice Advocacy Models There are many mainstream models out there that can be used to blend effectively. Blended instruction is what the teacher does with technology. Blended learning is where students use tech to have control over path, place, and pace. Eric Sheninger I remember back in 2012 when we began to implement blended learning strategies at my former high school.

One small, shy child changed my school’s dress code

eSchool News

District Management Featured on eSchool News advocacy dress code gender neutralSo often, when children attempt to advocate for something they believe in at school, adults make the mistake of getting defensive and worse, stand by the mantra that “This is the way things are,” without ever examining why they are the way they are. Last spring, as the weather warmed in New Jersey, we announced and reposted our dress code.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The conference is being held Monday, November 18 - Wednesday, November 20, 2019 (November 21 in some time zones). Population Activities for an Equitable and Sustainable Future , Carol Bliese, Director of Teacher Programs, Population Education World Peace Song Project 2019 - 2020 , Professor Yoshiro Miyata, World Museum, Chukyo University | Lorraine Leo, Durga Pandeya, Vincent Max Kayesi, Hsc Registration (free) is required.

Thursday Webinar - "Library Advocacy: Everyday Marketing Tools and Techniques" with Dr. Sue Alman

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

75-minute webinar (live and recorded) with Dr. Sue Alman , this Thursday, February 21st, 2019 , at 4:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. Please consider joining us for this special Library 2.0 You do not need to attend the live session to purchase this webinar, but doing so allows you to participate in the Q+A. OVERVIEW: Library marketing can be effective without the expense of hiring a marketing and PR firm.

Two New Library 2.0 Webinars: Library Advocacy + Marketing | Coaching Skills for Managers + Supervisors | ALSO: Active Shooter Response Recording

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Then, being announced today, is " Library Advocacy: Everyday Marketing Tools and Techniques " with Dr. Sue Alman on February 21st. LIBRARY ADVOCACY: EVERYDAY MARKETING TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES" A 75-minute webinar (live and recorded) in a special Library 2.0 series with Dr. Sue Alman, being held on Thursday, February 21st, 2019, at 4:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. We have two new Library 2.0 Webinars coming up in February.

Getting Started with Deeper Learning


Some examples include John Dewey’s advocacy for experiential education, Paulo Freire’s opposition to the “banking model,” and modern scholars’ research on “ambitious instruction” that focuses on student reasoning and application of underlying concepts. Part 1 of the Deeper Learning Series.

Some Thoughts on the UNESCO OER Recommendation

Iterating Toward Openness

” When you recall that those in the private sector are explicitly listed as stakeholders, this sounds a lot like my call earlier this week for us to expand our advocacy around OER to include commercial publishers. There’s great news out of the recent UNESCO meeting in Paris, where member states unanimously adopted the draft Recommendation on Open Educational Resources (OER).

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Enhancing Civic Education with Game-Based Learning


We are experiencing a rising tide of advocacy for high quality civic education across the nation. There is also increasing interest and promising research around the impact that gamification can play in instructional design. Therefore, how might we leverage the power of gamification and game-based learning to enhance civic education? Why Simulations? Let’s start with a proven practice in civic education: student participation in simulations of democratic process and procedures.

Will New York Do the Right Thing on Facial Recognition in Schools?

Doug Levin

This is important and common-sense legislation – and it is for that reason that EdTech Strategies was pleased to join both local community members and other state and national advocacy groups on a sign-on letter in support of its passage.

Senator Alexander: Here are the building blocks for your new accountability system in the HEA

The Christensen Institute

This is called a student-level data system, and it’s a contentious issue among lawmakers—but fairly straightforward for almost everyone else, including key student advocacy groups like Young Invincibles. In a recent New York Times op-ed , Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) outlined his three-part proposal for reauthorizing the Higher Education Act (HEA): simplify the FAFSA, restructure and streamline student loan repayment, and hold programs accountable for student loan defaults.

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5 edtech accelerators that are changing K-12

eSchool News

Five powerful edtech accelerators are influencing the skills and needs of K-12 students and educators, according to a new CoSN report released during the advocacy group’s 2019 conference. These edtech accelerators are major disruptive shifts in the status quo that redefine the future of education and accelerate the pace of technological change. They vary in speed, speed, the report notes, with some suddenly appearing and others gradually becoming more important over several years.

It’s a Long Game After All

Iterating Toward Openness

OER advocacy, like most work, is filled alternately with advances and setbacks. It’s a world of laughter. A world of tears. It’s a world of hopes. And a world of fears. There’s so much that we share. That it’s time we’re aware. It’s a long game after all.

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The danger of claiming that relationships can’t scale

The Christensen Institute

For example, Mentor ’s Massachusetts affiliate’s decade-long advocacy effort has resulted in a $1 million Department of Education investment in expanding evidence-based mentoring relationships for kids. For months, my Twitter feed of educators and education reformers has been lighting up with praise for New York Times columnist David Brooks.