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. You do not need to attend the live session to purchase this webinar, but doing so allows you to participate in the Q+A.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Webinars coming up in February. Then, being announced today, is " Library Advocacy: Everyday Marketing Tools and Techniques " with Dr. Sue Alman on February 21st. Webinars gives you access to the live Webinar, as well as any-time access to the recording afterward.

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If We Talked About the Internet Like We Talk About OER: The Cost Trap and Inclusive Access

Iterating Toward Openness

Yesterday IHE published an article about the “ inclusive access ” programs offered by most major textbook publishers. ” What problem does the inclusive access model purport to solve? And obviously, both inclusive access and OER are about solving the cost problem.

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A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking


You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning.

Last Two Days Summer Sale | Rural Librarian Security Webinar Next Week | Emerging Technology Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Webinar Recordings." webinar recordings are on sale for $45 (half-price or slightly less) when you purchase one full-priced recording, or if you have done so in the past. This 60-minute webinar, recorded in a special Library 2.0 This webinar is here to help.

Pat Farenga's "Starting to Homeschool" Webinar Series Starts on Friday

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

" Starting to Homeschool " is a series of six Webinars for those interested in starting the journey to homeschooling, or just learning more about homeschooling. The Webinars are held using Google Hangouts on Air, and shouldn''t require any special software.

Webinar Tomorrow + Additional Speakers - "Responding to an Active Shooter in the Library"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our first Webinar in a special Library 2.0 You do not need to be available at the Webinar time in order to register, as a full recording will be made available for you to watch at your convenience. series with Dr. Steve Albrecht is tomorrow.

Can a college completion crisis be solved by students sharing their struggles?

The Hechinger Report

NEW YORK — Countless ideas about getting students to and through college have come from policymakers, lawmakers and any number of advocacy groups. But what if a solution comes from students themselves?

What Is Your Why?: The Importance of Computer Science Education

Digital Promise

VPS students have access to diverse courses such as coding, Python, robotics, and electronic applications, to name a few. Community Engagement and Advocacy. Leaders are interested in supporting other districts implementing similar shifts towards computer science education by creating opportunities to share resources and attend expert webinars. To learn more about the work districts are doing in computer science and why they are doing it, check out the working group webinar.

Activating the Community to Support Education Innovation

Digital Promise

Teachers have access to opportunities and resources that guide the effective implementation of CBE in their classrooms and have an intimate understanding of its power. Student advocacy reinforced Kettle Moraine’s implementation of CBE and expanded opportunities around personalized learning. For example, students lobbied for things like more internet access by using social media to post personalized learning videos on YouTube.

edWeb and CoSN Partner to Help Leaders in Rural School Districts

A survey of 30 superintendents and CTOs from rural districts revealed four key challenges to implementing technology: broadband access, funding, people and understanding the “why.”

?Framework: Future Ready Schools’ Commitment and Dashboard


This is one of the principles championed by Future Ready Schools (FRS), a project of the policy and advocacy organization, Alliance for Excellent Education. Then, district leaders are linked to the FRS dashboard , a five-step interactive and collaborative planning tool with a hub where they can access self-assessments and receive customized reports to guide their development and implementation of action plans.

New from Stanford: The interactive Educational Opportunity Project for “educational epidemiology”


A new interactive data tool from the Educational Opportunity Project at Stanford University shares access to information about academic performance across public schools and districts throughout the United States. Educational Opportunity Project at Stanford University webinar.

Four Tips for Choosing the Right Edtech Resources


This approach combines project consulting, professional learning and access to math and literacy resources used by over five million students in more than 80 countries around the world. This may take the form of eLearning, webinars or onsite support. According to the non-partisan, non-profit advocacy organization Data Quality Campaign (DQC), 85 percent of teachers suggest data provides an objective place to begin conversations with parents.

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Inside Tips for Successfully Implementing Online Assessments

The edWeb webinar referenced above was sponsored by ClassLink and co-hosted by CoSN and ClassLink empowers your students and teachers with instant access to their learning resources. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

The Importance of Technology in Education


To hear more from Anthony, watch his webinar 10 Tips for Launching a Successful Tech Pilot. Check out Tablets in SPED , Shannon's webinar on how districts can use iPads and tablets to better meet the needs of special education students.

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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Going on the Offensive: Cyber Security Strategies for Schools

While teachers may complain, having website filters and blocks can decrease the possibility of criminals accessing the schools’ tech through the web. Additional questions include: Who has access to data on site and at a vendor? Do you know where your data is stored?

Work Your Dreams Using the Top Five Leadership Competencies with Secretary of State Linda McCulloch

In this recent webinar, sponsored by Girls Thinking Global, Secretary McCulloch shared her top leadership competencies, and how past experiences, good judgement, and working well with others can lead to success. one webinar attendee asked. WATCH THE WEBINAR RECORDING.

#withMalala campaign giving away 20k He Named Me Malala DVDs to classrooms

eSchool News

A companion discussion guide, curriculum, webinar, and student toolkit are also available online to extend the conversation in the classroom on issues of inequity, access to education, and the power of raising one’s voice to advocate for justice.

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

This edWeb webinar was co-hosted by CoSN and and sponsored by ClassLink. ClassLink empowers your students and teachers with instant access to their learning resources.

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. This edWeb webinar was sponsored by ClassLink and co-hosted by CoSN and

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. Summer Boot Camp Webinar Series ­— This five-part summer webinar series just kicked off and will run through August.

Navigating the ‘Wild West’ of Digital Collections in Schools


Many have transformed themselves into vibrant hubs of school life, boasting makerspaces, computer access, collaborative work areas, quiet zones, and many more ways for students to access information. Students are now using a variety of devices to do schoolwork and access textbooks or other class materials. Every outgoing senior class is vastly different from every incoming freshman class,” said New Canaan High School librarian Michelle Luhtala in an edWeb webinar.

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Global Leadership Week Starting! Event List + Join Us in Boston on Friday

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Global Leadership Summit will convene classroom teachers, school and district administrators, and thought leaders in an interactive, engaging program that aims to move the needle on global education toward advocacy and implementable actions in classrooms, schools, districts, and policy arenas."


techlearning ) 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. Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.



BLACKBOARD AND READSPEAKER ( ) & ( ) Blackboard and ReadSpeaker are furthering their partnership to help instructors worldwide improve course content accessibility.

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Newsletter: Privacy Con, OZeLive, GlobalEd.TV, Homeschooling, Making Chromebooks, Student Inquiry, & More

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

March 2nd, 7pm US-EST: GlobalEd.TV 's March Webinar Is "Global Education in Action" What kinds of practices and activities foster global education in schools and community programs? Some great upcoming (and all free) Learning Revolution events are below.

Newsletter: Used PCs to Chromebooks (Today), New "Privacy Con" Speakers, More GlobalEd.TV, Quotes + News

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

March 8th, 4:00pm US-Eastern: Webinar: CloudReady, Your Aging PCs + The Google Admin Console Ever wish your existing, aging computers ran like your Chromebooks and could be managed in the Google Admin console? Some great upcoming (and all free) Learning Revolution events are below.

Live Thursday Sept. 15 with Sam Chaltain on "Faces of Learning"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me Thursday, September 15th, for a live and interactive webinar with Sam Chaltain, DC-based writer and education activist, on his new book Faces of Learning: 50 Powerful Stories of Defining Moments in Education.

Global Leadership Week - Information and Schedule

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Students and alumni of the Access English microscholarship program will share their leadership success stories as posted on this group. This is a free, live video event with Sean Maguire of Plan International, a global advocacy organization dedicated to children's rights.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Ed Tech Month - Free Webinar Series by PowerUp WHAT WORKS. Have you checked out the FREE ed tech webinar series that is being presented by PowerUp WHAT WORKS ? The first webinar of the series will be held next Thursday, May 8th, from 3:30 - 4:30pm EDT on "Personalize Your Math Professional Development." For over two decades, CoSN has provided leaders with the management, community building, and advocacy tools essential for success.

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ISTE10 Conference Reflection: Leadership and Cheese Cubes

The Daring Librarian

Too many scheduling conflicts.Breakfasts, Advocacy, & committee meetings during the same time as presentations and sessions. Wireless Internet access was AWEsome at the CCC!