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.

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!"

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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.

ISTE, Stirring the Pot, & Education Advocacy

The Daring Librarian

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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

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).

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.

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.

5 Trends Impacting Middle Grades Leaders

MiddleWeb

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How CUE Will Help Guide ESSA in California

CUE

For more information about CUE’s Legislative Platform and efforts, visit CUE’s Legislative Advocacy page. Advocacy Connected Educator CUE News ACSA CDE CETPA ESSA TICAL

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 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.

Do We Still Need Standardized Tests? A Bold New Approach

CUE

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School Librarians Rocking it Hard Every Day!

The Daring Librarian

Introducing the SLJ Librarian of the Year Award Advocacy is always important. Advocacy for kiddos, teens, literature, creativity, giftedness, special needs, technology, a filterless society, community projects, connection with parents, geeks, goofballs, oh and LIBRARIES!

Let’s All Connect for LitWorld’s World Read Aloud Day 2016

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

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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

Bring an Author to Your School

Reading By Example

Advocacy Appreciation Leader as a Reader Literacy Reading Writing author visits Johnathan Rand Lisl H. One of the best ways to increase enthusiasm for reading and writing in your school is by bringing an author on-site.

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.

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Ways to Celebrate 'Music in Our Schools Month'

EdView360

So allow me to step on my music advocacy soapbox (we call them conducting podiums) and illuminate both why and how you can support music in our schools. March is Music in Our Schools Month. Since ancient Greece, music has been an important area of study.

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.

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

When Vendors Listen to Students

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Advocacy book budgets Lesson amplification Amy Cox capstone signs student book budgets student voice vendorsStudent voice is important to me. I love to find opportunities where students’ voices are listened to, and even more than that, acted upon.

A letter of support

NeverEndingSearch

advocacy school librarians school librariesIt’s hard to make sense of the current climate for school libraries. In some areas, school districts recognize our value and are struggling to find the best qualified, well-prepared professionals to fill multiple positions. I get letters and see postings seeking excellent candidates nearly every day. In other areas, library programs are being cut because some tight budgets favor more pressing priorities.

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Go Green in Your Classroom: 16 Resources for Environmental Lessons

Edudemic

Featured How To Advocacy environment featured green classroom inspiring students lesson ideas motivating studentsTake a walk through the woods or spend an evening soaking up the sight of the night sky. Planet Earth is chock full of gorgeous things, but the functionality of the planet depends on complex ecosystems that are suffering because of mankind’s abuse. How can you help your students love the environment and inspire them […].

Boys Will Be Boys

Reading By Example

Advocacy Learning Literacy principal as an advocate Reading Reflection Technology Writing behaviors boys engagement literacyMy son, appreciating the view of the Poconos Mountains in Pennsylvania. At one point in the school year, I was in my office with two different students, both males.

Teaching is More Than Just a Degree – It is a Profession

Reading By Example

Advocacy classroom instruction Leadership governor of wisconsin joint finance committee teaching licenseLast night, several members of Wisconsin’s Joint Finance Committee voted poorly on many issues related to K-12 public education.

Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap

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Advocacy classroom instruction Community engagement Leadership Learning principal as an advocate achievement gap education week Kimberlee Everson word gapWe hear about the achievement gap , or the word gap , and then we expect public schools to fix these situations.

Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap

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Advocacy classroom instruction Community engagement Leadership Learning principal as an advocate achievement gap education week Kimberlee Everson word gapWe hear about the achievement gap , or the word gap , and then we expect public schools to fix these situations.

Joint Finance Committee Launches Assault on Wisconsin Retirement System #wiedu

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Advocacy Communication joint finance committee Scott Walker Wisconsin Retirement SystemAccording to an email sent this morning from Kathleen Marsh of MoveOn.org, The Wisconsin Joint Finance Committee has inserted an anonymous #999 stealth provision (27a p.

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.

Encouraging Nonfiction Reading During the Summer

Reading By Example

Advocacy Communication Community engagement Literacy principal as an advocate Reading nonfiction summer slideEvery year we purchase reading tote bags for all of our students. On one of the last days of the school year, we allow students to check out up to ten (10) books to take home and read.

Encouraging Nonfiction Reading During the Summer

Reading By Example

Reading Community principal as an advocate Advocacy engagement Literacy Communication nonfiction summer slideEvery year we purchase reading tote bags for all of our students. On one of the last days of the school year, we allow students to check out up to ten (10) books to take home and read.

Do no Harm

Reading By Example

Advocacy Assessment classroom instruction Leader as a Reader Literacy quantitative data Reading Uncategorized Accelerated Reader MillionsWhen used casually, AR helps students’ reading abilities grow. When used thoughtfully and with proven techniques, it leads to tremendous gains and a lifelong love of reading. – Getting Results with Accelerated Reader , Renaissance Learning. I am currently reading aloud Millions by Frank Cottrell Boyce to my 10 year old son.

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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

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What to do when you have done everything you can

Reading By Example

Advocacy Community Leadership budget higher education K-12 privitization Scott Walker Valerie StraussThis has been a rocky week for Wisconsin teachers and administrators. That’s saying something, in the era of Governor Scott Walker and a very polarizing debate around public education.

Wisconsin Legislator @SenStroebel to Introduce Bill to Reduce Payments, Raise Retirement Age for Public Employees

Reading By Example

Advocacy Duey Stroebel Employee Trust Fund School Administrators Alliance Wisconsin Retirement SystemAccording to Molly Beck of the Wisconsin State Journal , Senator Duey Stroebel (R-Saukville) plans to introduce a bill that would lay the groundwork for “changes to state workers’ pensions that could reduce the monthly payouts and raise the age at which they could retire.”

Social Justice Projects in the Classroom

Edutopia

Michael Hernandez Education Equity Successful classroom social justice projects require raising students' awareness through empathy, giving them choice and voice in creating their projects, and providing advocacy and aid opportunities

The Power of Choice

Reading By Example

Advocacy classroom instruction engagement Learning principal as an advocate Technology choice genius hour makerspacesThe lack of autonomy in schools today is saddening. The standardization of our assessments has led to a narrowing of our curriculum and instruction.

The Power of Choice

Reading By Example

Advocacy classroom instruction engagement Learning principal as an advocate Technology choice genius hour makerspacesThe lack of autonomy in schools today is saddening. The standardization of our assessments has led to a narrowing of our curriculum and instruction.