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.

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.

The New Librarian: Using advocacy to promote leadership

eSchool News

[ 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.

Free school library advocacy packs from Bound to Stay Bound

NeverEndingSearch

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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!"

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.

TCEA 2011 Legislative Update Advocacy Panel

EdTechSandyK

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.

CUE Advocates for All of Us

CUE

Why CUE Legislative Advocacy? Inspire News advocacy

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.

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?

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

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.

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.

The Rise and Fall of Educational Technology Support in California

CUE

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.

How to Help Kids Become Self-Advocates

MiddleWeb

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.

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).

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.

AASL National Standards: A few essentials to get started!

NeverEndingSearch

AASL17 #AASLstandards aasl advocacy standards #aaslstandards National StandardsAs a member of the AASL National Standards Implementation Taskforce, I was honored to take part in the rollout in Phoenix.

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.

Quick Win: Creating a Culture of Literacy

Reading By Example

Advocacy Celebration Community Leader as a Reader Literacy Reading bulletin boards classroom environment classroom libraries Relationships student ownershipBefore the students arrived, our faculty learned how to best prepare a classroom (and school) for students.

7 Valuable Roles for STEM Teacher Leaders

MiddleWeb

STEM By Design STEM Teacher Development advocacy anne jolly equity ethics PD planning policy STEM teacher leader teacher leaderAnne Jolly deeply believes that well-informed and skilled teacher leaders are the most valuable assets we have at all levels.

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Why Don’t Schools Focus on Literacy?

Reading By Example

Advocacy Integration Leadership Literacy principal as an advocate Principalship Reading Soapbox Writing Jason Fried Linda Dorn Regie RoutmanOur top hiring criteria — in addition to having the skills to do the job — is, are you a great writer?

STEM 97

Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement

MiddleWeb

Book Reviews Engagement advocacy assessment authentic audiences Corwin empathy Heather Wolpert-Gawron movement project based learning real world applications research Sarah Cooper student engagement student survey teacher interviews technology

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

NeverEndingSearch

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

Join Us for the 5th Annual Picture Book Smackdown

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Advocacy authors event Events Lesson book talk collaboration connected learning Dianne de Las Casas global collaboration google hangout picture book month picture books readers advisory smore youtube liveWe are nearing the end of November, which means the close of Picture Book Month.

CA Computer Science Legislation with CUE Support Approved by Gov Brown

CUE

CUE Advocacy Update. John Cradler is a legislative policy consultant with CUE and works with the CUE board, staff, and Legislative Advocacy Committee to advise on policy, legislation, and other public initiatives to support CUE’s mission and vision.

CUE Responds to Net Neutrality: The FCC votes to repeal Net Neutrality but.   

CUE

” Jessica Rosenworcel, received the CUE Legislative Advocacy Award last year and supported the AJR 7 in its development and will advise on next actions to take in the ongoing fight to repeal the FCC recommendation. Administrator Advocacy

How we stopped using Accelerated Reader

Reading By Example

Advocacy classroom instruction Community Leader as a Reader Leadership Literacy Metaphors PLCs principal as an advocate qualitative data quantitative data Reading Teaching Technology beliefs Biblionasium collective commitments kidblog Peter Johnston Regie Routman What Works Clearinghouse

How to Create a Twitter List of Reliable Media Sources

Reading By Example

Advocacy Communication Community engagement Soapbox Technology flipboard lists twitterTwitter has been the primary medium for sharing news regarding the presidential election and transition. This social media tool can be effective for gaining multiple perspectives on a topic or cause.

Principals Need to Know Literacy

Reading By Example

Advocacy classroom instruction Leadership Learning Literacy Reading Reflection Becoming a Literacy Leader Jennifer AllenWhen I first became a principal at an elementary school, I thought I had the requisite knowledge to be a literacy leader. My previous experiences in the classroom as a teacher of readers and writers led this misconception. So when I arrived in my new building, and one of the teachers encouraged me to attend a literacy institute, I declined.

My Current Thinking on Library Media Specialists and 21st Century Learning

Reading By Example

Advocacy classroom instruction Leadership Learning Teaching Technology 21st Century Skills 4Cs gradual release of responsibility library media specialist makerspacesThis is a summary of a conversation I had with our school’s library media specialist (LMS) Kari Kabat.

My Current Thinking on Library Media Specialists and 21st Century Learning

Reading By Example

Advocacy classroom instruction Leadership Learning Teaching Technology 21st Century Skills 4Cs gradual release of responsibility library media specialist makerspacesThis is a summary of a conversation I had with our school’s library media specialist (LMS) Kari Kabat.

The Many Formats of Book Club

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Advocacy event reader's advisory Reading Promotion author book club discussion family engagement google hangout readers reading reading community shelley pearsall skype virtual author visit