Autism Advocacy and Research Misses the Mark if Autistic People are Left Out

Digital Promise

Autistic self-advocacy organizations and autistic activists have long criticized autism awareness initiatives. Some 11 years ago, autistic activist, Ari Ne’eman, then president of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN), successfully campaigned to shut down a stigmatising campaign posted on billboards and other sites in New York City. It is time to listen to, and learn from, autistic people’s experiences and expertise – with regard to research, practice and advocacy.

Opportunities, Coding Advocacy and Credibility

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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.

A to Z Advocacy Advice for School Leaders

MiddleWeb

Advocacy Book Reviews advocacy Barbara R. Take an alphabetical tour through advocating for your school in this new book from Robert Blackburn, Barbara Blackburn and Ronald Williamson.

Free school library advocacy packs from Bound to Stay Bound

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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. The BTSB-sponsored advocacy packs are available free of charge. (A

ISTE, Stirring the Pot, & Education Advocacy

The Daring Librarian

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TCEA 2017: E-Rate Experts Urge Advocacy

EdTech Magazine

By Jena Passut With a new administration, FCC funds are safe — for now. Budgeting Funding Investment Management Networking Procurement

Scott Floyd on Advocacy

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Continuing Advocacy Programs and Forging New Partnerships Are Keys to Creating Digital Equity

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez With the help of corporations and communities, schools are stepping up to bridge the homework gap. Access Points Networking Wi-Fi

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.

Shine a Light on Advocacy - NOW!

The Daring Librarian

And to build on the momentum, and perhaps to help fashion a wider advocacy plan that we can all support. I haven''t heard from @librarytalker yet during all this week of Advocacy Tweeting & Re-Tweeting but I am hoping our Geek Tribe & friends can mobilize to get this pushed forward!"

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.

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.

Letters for Libraries: Advocacy & Action!

The Daring Librarian

ALA: Arne Duncan Talks about the Role of Libraries in Economic Recovery labels: action, Advocacy, ALA, Carolyn Foote, Joyce Valenza, school libraries. action Advocacy ALA Carolyn Foote joyce valenza lettersforlibraries wiki save school libraries school libraries

ISTE Advocacy for Education: Opportunities in Denver!

The Daring Librarian

Advocacy in Education is so important.now more than ever. The following is from Hilary Goldmann, ISTE’s Director of Government Affairs : "Once again we have a dynamic line-up of advocacy activities at ISTE2010!! Collecting success stories at the Advocacy Lounge Wiki.

CUE Legislative Update – December 2018

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TCEA 2011 Legislative Update Advocacy Panel

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Notes from TCEA 2011 Panel. The speakers words flowed fast and I caputred/paraphrased them as accurately as I could. For an additional take on this event from someone else who also live blogged it, you can visit this post from Bryan Doyle. Members of Panel: Representative Scott Hochberg - Houston, TX Representative Mark Strama - Austin, TX Mr. Thomas Ratliff, State Board of Education - Mt. Pleasant, TX Mr. Scott Floyd - Technology Specialist - White Oak, TX Ms.

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.

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.

CUE Legislative Update – September 2018

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Thurmond’s Resolution to Expand Technology for Students and Teachers Passes Committee

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News advocacy Legislative AdvocacySACRAMENTO – ACR 268, authored by Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond), calls for a renewed statewide focus on resources and support for technology in K-12 education.

5 #GR8Finds #ThisWeek 03.20.15 - What to Assess? Library of Congress on Pinterest, An Adult Coloring Book, A School Librarians Advocacy Video, and Who's Tracking Your Emails?

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A school librarian advocacy video from the New Jersey Association of School Librarians, worth watching. BEST school librarian advocacy video! [I blog every Friday about my #GR8Finds #ThisWeek. My list is very v-e-r-r-r-y selective --my own crème de la crème curation.

Legislators and Advocates Call on Governor to Sign Senator Wiener’s SB 822, Which Will Enact the Strongest Net Neutrality Protections in the Nation

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CUE Legislative Update – June 2018

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News advocacy Legislative Advocacy Legislative Updates net neutralityCalifornia Senate votes to establish net neutrality Current Status of SB 822: On May 30th the California State Senate voted 22 to 12 to approve SB 822.

CUE Advocates for All of Us

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CUE Legislative Update – July 2018

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News advocacy Legislative Advocacy net neutralityCalifornia Senate votes to establish net neutrality State Senator Scott Wiener introduced SB 822 to establish California net neutrality rules and policies to take the place of the repealed Federal net neutrality rules. SB 822 states the intent is to: enact legislation to effectuate net neutrality in California utilizing the state’s regulatory powers and to […].

Helping Students Who Do Poorly on Purpose

MiddleWeb

Delisle selective customers self-advocacy student dignity underachieversDoing Poorly on Purpose by G&T specialist Dr. James Delisle explores how to help smart students who do poorly in school. Many of the ideas can be effective with any student, says teacher Elizabeth OBrien.

Comics and Graphic Novels: Honoring All Literacies

Reading By Example

Advocacy Appreciation Leader as a Reader Reading Marci Glaus Regie Routman Winnipeg School Division Wisconsin WritesI was only partially surprised when a librarian mentioned to me that in her school, graphic novels were not seen as quality literature by some of the teachers.

CUE Leaders Make National Impact: Members Educate Legislators and Policymakers in D.C.

CUE

The focus of the advocacy efforts was on support for E-rate, LifeLine Program, Student Data and Privacy, and fully funding Title IV of ESSA. Micah Studer described the event as “life-changing” as it has ignited a passion in him for advocacy for our students.

How to Help Kids Become Self-Advocates

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Self-Advocacy Two Teachers in the Room co-teachers Elizabeth Stein learner variability peer collaboration self-advocacy two teachers in the room UDLMany students with disabilities struggle to gain the language, social, or pragmatic skills they need to be self-advocates.

Let’s Show Our Work with the #PowerOfPublicSchools

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Advocacy #powerofpublicschools advocacy collaboration community facebook government Instagram libraries public school twitterCreated by Kristina Holzweiss.

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

Reading By Example

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.

Express Gratitude By Blogging

Reading By Example

Advocacy Appreciation Community Connectedness Leader as a Thinker Reflection professional isolationPhoto by Kyle Glenn on Unsplash. This month I have committed to reading one blog post a day and leaving a comment.

Our 2018 Picture Book Smackdown was a Success!

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Advocacy authors Book News event Lesson #pbsmkdwn book list book talk capstone connection google doc google hangout picture book month picture book smackdown saadia faruqi virtual visit youtube liveThe 2018 Picture Book Smackdown was held on November 29, 2018.

Your Internet History is Now For Sale

CUE

Advocacy ISTE Technology in Education Uncategorized advocacy internet privacy lawmakingMost of us are acutely aware of the fact that everything you do on the Internet can be monitored and tracked by your Internet Service Provider (ISP).

Leadership as Process

Reading By Example

Advocacy Leader as a Thinker Literacy professional development qualitative data Reflection beliefs evaluation identity Lucy Calkins Units of StudyIt is October, which means it is school learning objective time. Principals are diligently crafting statements that are S.M.A.R.T.

Communicate Effectively with Your School Board

MiddleWeb

Of particular importance, say the co-authors of Advocacy From A-Z, is the ability of school and teacher leaders to communicate with the school board to advocate for an issue. Articles Leadership advocacy Barbara R. Communication is central to an educator's role as an advocate.

Maximize the Leadership of School Librarians

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Book Reviews Leadership advocacy ALA American Library Association assessment co-teaching digital resources inquiry learning Judi Moreillon leadership learning culture literacy networking school librarians Susan Curtis

CUE Gives Back: Rock Star Benefit Results

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News advocacy CUE Rock Star Professional DevelopmentBack in February 2018, CUE held a #CUErockstar Benefit Camp for the Sonoma, CA fire victims in Napa County.

The Rise and Fall of Educational Technology Support in California

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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.

CUE Leaders Make National Impact: Members Educate Legislators and Policymakers in D.C.

CUE

The focus of the advocacy efforts was on support for E-rate, LifeLine Program, Student Data and Privacy, and fully funding Title IV of ESSA. Micah Studer described the event as “life-changing” as it has ignited a passion in him for advocacy for our students.

Expanded Support to Sustain Net Neutrality 

CUE

News Legislative AdvocacyWith the FCC plan to eliminate net neutrality heading toward becoming a formal regulation, opponents are now moving on two fronts. First, 21 states and the District of Columbia filed suit in federal court to block the FCC’s turnabout.

Principals: What Is Your Job with a Capital J?

Reading By Example

Advocacy Leader as a Thinker Leadership principal as an advocate Principalship Reflection Jon Kabat-Zinn Maia Heyck-Merlin“What is my job on the planet?” ” is one question we might do well to ask ourselves over and over again.

Lead Like a Coach: A Consistent Presence

Reading By Example

Advocacy classroom instruction Coaching Leadership Literacy professional development Teaching book clubs Instructional Walks Little House in the Big WoodsWhen school leaders make instructional walks a daily habit, we start to discover patterns and trends. Some of them are particular to a teacher and some are schoolwide.