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

Digital Promise

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. 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. Read the original article.

Why We Should Expand Our OER Advocacy to Commercial Publishers

Iterating Toward Openness

Effective Advocacy. I coined the phrase “open content” a few months later in 1998 (rather than “free content”, which free software advocates lobbied me to use) to describe the textbooks and lecture notes and journal articles and syllabi and other materials that would be published under a new open source-style license designed for educational materials and other creative works (this is four years before the CC licenses). Preface.

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Explore the Human Impact of Climate Change in ELA Class

MiddleWeb

Articles Climate Change advocacy audience climate change climate justice climate science discussion E/LA empathy fiction format Kasey Short nonfiction research

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.

Letters for Libraries: Advocacy & Action!

The Daring Librarian

from Carolyn Foote and the new Letters from Libraries wiki and please read her eloquent blog posting: The issue isn’t “books”" Where she shares: "In fact, an article in this week’s Education Week, “” Libraries Seek Relevance Through Virtual Access ” which features a number of vibrant library programs proves that true." ALA: Arne Duncan Talks about the Role of Libraries in Economic Recovery labels: action, Advocacy, ALA, Carolyn Foote, Joyce Valenza, school libraries.

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. They include 25 copies of a limited print edition of the digital magazine supplement AASL produced in collaboration with American Libraries , as well as an assortment of brochures from AASL’s School Library Programs Improve Student Learning advocacy series.

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

Meet The Woman Who Sold A Million Copies Of Her Coloring Books For Adults -- the article Johanna Basford''s website See her Instagram account below. 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. Generally, three to five #GR8Finds.

5 Trends Impacting Middle Grades Leaders

MiddleWeb

Articles Leadership advocacy Barbara Blackburn choice community flat organization inclusive leaders outreach principals Ronald Williamson social media trendsBeing a school leader is incredibly demanding, requiring principals to stay current on education trends while managing day to day operations. Williamson and Blackburn share five actionable trends they've observed in their work with middle grades leaders.

CA Computer Science Legislation with CUE Support Approved by Gov Brown

CUE

CUE Advocacy Update. This bill was actively supported by CUE as well as most of the education associations potentially part of the Coalition mentioned in this article. 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. Advocacy Common Core Standards computer science CSTA legislation

Keep it Simple

Reading By Example

For example, instead of assigning ten low-level comprehension questions that students respond to after reading an article or book, a teacher or parent might instead pose one provocative question. Advocacy principal as an advocate Reflection complexity simplicityI’ve been reading that, because our current situation is so complex, we should simplify the educational experience as much as we can. . I agree that clarity and conciseness are important right now.

How Ordinary Kids Can Be Extraordinary Citizens

MiddleWeb

How can you support your middle schoolers in peaceful and productive advocacy for equity and social justice? Articles Student Voices Anne Vilen Atak Natali community courage EL Education equity peers perserverance social justice upstandersEL Education's Anne Vilen shares the courageous story of immigrant Atak Natali to show how supportive teachers can help students come together to work for justice.

Editorial: Screens Are NOT a Hoax

CUE

The s ame article also says, “Many students do not read for pleasure and have not for decades.” So I’m not accused of cherry picking, that article does say that when students were allowed to surf the web during a lecture they processed less of the lecture. Advocacy Connected Educator Education Technology Technology in Education Uncategorized edtech hoax response TIMEEDITORIAL.

Teacher Observations: Are we talking about the right thing?

Reading By Example

This topic is on my mind right now because of a recent article in ASCD Education Update. Advocacy Coaching Leadership Principalship ASCD Education UpdateI’ve got it written in my planner: start the teacher evaluation cycle. Something I am definitely going to communicate with faculty this week. Okay, probably. The formal evaluation process is one aspect of my role as a principal that I have minimized over time. It’s not that I don’t take it seriously.

Principals Need to Know Literacy

Reading By Example

This article serves as a closing post for our online study group Becoming a Literacy Leader by Jen Allen. 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.

Why Don’t Schools Focus on Literacy?

Reading By Example

For example, the Regie Routman in Residence online professional development program offers videos, articles, and learning experiences for a multi-year approach to building teacher capacity to teach reading and writing. 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?

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How we stopped using Accelerated Reader

Reading By Example

We first started by reading one of four articles relevant to our work. After discussing the contents of the articles in small group and then in whole group, we started crafting the statements. 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

Civic Responsibility

Reading By Example

In an article for Phi Delta Kappan , educator Michael Rebell goes as far as to state that preparing students for capable citizenship is the school’s primary responsibility. You can access Rebell’s article at this URL: [link] ). When I first started reading this article, I felt a little defensive. As I read on in the article, my thinking started to shift. Advocacy Literacy newsletter principal as an advocate Reading media literacy Michael Rebell Phi Delta Kappan votin

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

Reading By Example

One of the people interviewed for this article summed up this potential legislation with the follow statement: “This is a solution in search of a problem.” Advocacy Duey Stroebel Employee Trust Fund School Administrators Alliance Wisconsin Retirement System

Racial Injustice: Teaching Resources

Catlin Tucker

Making Black Lives Matter in Our Schools What We Don’t Learn About the Black Panther Party–but Should Black Muslim Meet-and-Greet: Rethinking Islamophobia Collection of articles (e.g., “A Talk to Teachers” by James Baldwin and “Black is Beautiful” by Kara Hinderlie). The website includes: Interviews and advice from experts Resources list Articles. Teachers have a unique opportunity to engage students in exploring the complex issue of racial injustice.

There is Always Room for Student Creativity! (Even in A Google Doc)

EdTechTeam

If we are doing a letter writing assignment the students have many handwriting fonts to select from, if we are building newspaper articles there are typewriter fonts, and if we are doing creative writing stories there are many unique fonts to suit the characters and descriptions. Enabling additional avenues for creativity in the classroom helps promote student advocacy and yields assignments that you never even thought possible! Article Google for Education Tip googleEDU gsuiteedu

I’m a 2016 Library Journal Mover and Shaker!

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

It was fun to chat with her again since she also wrote the article for my SLJ School Librarian of the Year finalist profile. She’s a big fan of our library program, Check out how the final article turned out. Advocacy awards AASL ALA award Boston conference honor leadership libraries library journal ljmover16 media specialist mover and shaker school librarian thank youI’m beyond excited to finally announce that I’m a 2016 Library Journal Mover and Shaker.

Recommended Read: Schooling Beyond Measure by Alfie Kohn (Heinemann, 2015)

Reading By Example

However, I have this idea where we would just reprint some of your more salient posts from your blog and your articles for Education Week. Instead of a Reader’s Digest version of this book, I’d like to highlight five of the articles I found that most impacted me as an elementary principal in a high-poverty public school. This article should be required reading for any school or district committees revisiting their grading system.

8 Top Tips and Tons of Resources for Supporting English Learners with Technology

Teacher Reboot Camp

Below are a list of the articles I’ve written in 2018. 9 Advocacy Groups & Events Enhancing ELT. “The limits of my language are the limits of my world.” – Ludwig Wittgenstein. I’ve worked with language learners in over 20 countries. I’ve seen first hand how technology can be used in incredible ways to motivate and engage language learners of any age.

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

NeverEndingSearch

The twenty assessments include: Evaluating Wikipedia : Students evaluate the trustworthiness of an article on Wikipedia, assessing whether they can reason about the specific features that make a Wikipedia article more or less reliable. Comparing Articles : Students determine whether a news story or a sponsored post is more reliable. News Search : Students distinguish between a news article and an opinion column.

Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap: An Action Plan, Part 2

Reading By Example

In the first post , I summarize an Education Week article by Dr. Kimberlee Everson who makes a strong case for schools to pursue these goals. In order to increase trust in the instructional walk process, I had our faculty participate in an article study in order to develop the tenets of student engagement. We posted our thinking on a Padlet (www.padlet.com) during the article study.

Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap: An Action Plan, Part 2

Reading By Example

In the first post , I summarize an Education Week article by Dr. Kimberlee Everson who makes a strong case for schools to pursue these goals. In order to increase trust in the instructional walk process, I had our faculty participate in an article study in order to develop the tenets of student engagement. We posted our thinking on a Padlet (www.padlet.com) during the article study.

Testimony in Favor of Texas SB 6 Instructional Materials Allotment

EdTechSandyK

Jennifer Bergland has written about the companion bill in the House, HB 6, at the TCEA Advocacy blog here and here if you would like more detailed information. During the master’s degree I just completed, my learning came from traditional textbooks, video and multimedia presentations, articles pulled from research journals in digital format, online web resources, and an online textbook with links and multimedia embedded throughout to help me delve deeper into the curriculum I was studying.

Racial Injustice: Teaching Complex Issues

Catlin Tucker

Making Black Lives Matter in Our Schools What We Don’t Learn About the Black Panther Party–but Should Black Muslim Meet-and-Greet: Rethinking Islamophobia Collection of articles (e.g., “A Talk to Teachers” by James Baldwin and “Black is Beautiful” by Kara Hinderlie). The website includes: Interviews and advice from experts Resources list Articles. Teachers have a unique opportunity to engage students in exploring the complex issue of racial injustice.

Shine a Light (on Your Professional) Future!

The Daring Librarian

I was asked to give a short overview about advocacy for school libraries (and librarians) to the middle school media specialists in my district and created a Prezi giving quick highlights. I based it on the powerful & informative School Library Journal article co-written by Joyce Valenza and Doug Johnson that really spells it all out! Advocacy Doug Johnson howard county schools joyce valenza library media

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Activating the Community to Support Education Innovation

Digital Promise

Student advocacy reinforced Kettle Moraine’s implementation of CBE and expanded opportunities around personalized learning. The district works with students to write articles for journals, give student-led school tours, and create short videos that are being shared increasingly on social media.

Going Beyond the Hour of Code

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on The Advocate from the Computer Science Teachers Association. Show videos or articles that explore connections between computing and other disciplines, interests, and careers: TECHNOLOchicas. See a sample letter to principal, advocacy slide deck , and additional resources. This article originally appeared on The Advocate from the Computer Science Teachers Association.

3 Things to Remember When You Have a Gifted Child

Fractus Learning

While each gifted journey may be different, and the obstacles each gifted child and their family face can be simply inconvenient or tragically painful, there are three areas teachers and parents should remember when searching for answers to help better the educational, emotional and social lives of gifted children— advocacy, activities and mentors. Advocacy. Advocacy encompasses the many instances where it is needed to improve the lives of gifted children. Advocacy.

On ZTC, OER, and a More Expansive View

Iterating Toward Openness

They were relatively easy to tell apart from one another and advocacy was rather straight forward. As the movement grew and more people began advocating for the adoption of OER in place of traditionally copyrighted materials in classes, some advocates chose to make cost the primary focus of their advocacy. As people advocate for one priority over the other, this advocacy often ends up becoming formalized in policies and programs.

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If we don’t engage online, we cede mindshare to others who will

Dangerously Irrelevant

They are great models for how to use social media in empowered ways for research dissemination, policy advocacy, and educational impact. Visibility and reach: Journal articles v. [ Every week a ‘Monday Morning Message (MMM)’ email goes out to all doctoral students from a faculty or staff member in the CU Denver School of Education and Human Development. Here’s my second one, which came out today. ].

PRINCIPAL VOICE: How Zoom features and bureaucracy kneecap distance learning

The Hechinger Report

I didn’t want to write an article that could get me in trouble. After I told a counselor at my school about drafting this article, she sent me a teacher’s TikTok requesting the same feature.).