Teaching Students to Advocate at Their Own IEP Meetings

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Did you know that students with disabilities are allowed to attend their own IEP meetings ? Most special education teachers, leaders, and advocates highly encourage students to participate in and eventually lead their IEP meetings.

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. The software was developed to meet assessment needs in a manner that notes ease, economy and standardization.

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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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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.

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. Defining computer science education principles to meet needs of K-12 students. 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.

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. At the next staff meeting, we shared these commitments, answered any questions about their meaning and intent, and then held an anonymous vote via Google Forms. This post describes how our school stopped using Accelerated Reader.

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.

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.

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.

Going Beyond the Hour of Code

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on The Advocate from the Computer Science Teachers Association. Meet other teachers in person. Friendly and inclusive learning communities include: CSTA Chapter meetings. 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.

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.

Reach out!: Web-Based Advice Service for School Librarians

NeverEndingSearch

I’ve read their books and articles. And we thought by enabling individual members to reach out with their challenges, we’ll have enough of us involved that someone on our team is likely to have experience in meeting a specific challenges.

Effective Technology Professional Learning: Leading and Collaborating to Assure Success

edWeb.net

In Wake County, district leadership intentionally adopted policies and frameworks and provided time and expectations around teachers meeting together as a professional learning team. By Eileen Belastock. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST.

From Static to Interactive and From Open to Free: Consequences Both Intended and Unintended

Iterating Toward Openness

The most recent issue of IRRODL included an article titled Effectiveness of OER Use in First-Year Higher Education Students’ Mathematical Course Performance: A Case Study , by Juan I. Quoting from the article: The main aims of this research were to examine the effect of OER use among higher education students and to analyze teacher and student views on OER use in order to better understand how these resources are used and valued.

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Policy Watch: Educators Can Teach Lawmakers What Our Students Need

EdNews Daily

It’s no secret to educators that students are not meeting literacy benchmarks. As a former teacher with 23 years in the classroom myself, I understand that educating young students leaves little time for legislative advocacy. Or, better yet, school or district leadership can invite lawmakers in to see policy effects across the organization, perhaps with a meeting between lawmakers and educators who have a particular interest in affecting policy.

Adaptive mentoring can support students through the pandemic—even online

The Christensen Institute

The training—comprised of webinars, synchronous group meetings, and mock advising session evaluations—strengthens mentorship skills, including the ability to acknowledge when they don’t know something and conduct research accordingly.

Quiet In The Classroom: How To Recognize And Support Introverted Entrepreneurs

EdNews Daily

Advocate: Young introverts need parental advocacy for public school. Set up meetings to chat with your child’s teacher to explain unique concerns and necessary accommodations. Teacher training is similar to influential groupthink, focusing in on design thinking, group discussions, meetings and project collaboration. Schools can change the definition of participation and offer different ways to meet the needs of introverts. Written by: Robyn D. Shulman.

How to Engage More Girls in Coding

EdNews Daily

Corinne Roller, director of advocacy and public policy for the nonprofit group Girls Who Code , says the proportion of women in computing jobs has actually been trending downward over the last few decades. “If To help meet this need, Girls Who Code has created free curriculum materials built around female role models, called Women in Tech. “It’s By Dennis Pierce.

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How Blogging Changed My Career

Fractus Learning

We have one-hour staff meetings every week, but our work environment is very fast paced, and while we can complete the bulk of our agenda, there isn’t always enough time for the extra discussion or connection that I would prefer. This is the name of a public blog I administrate and is something that I use for early childhood educator professionalism advocacy. My work with Fractus Learning has opened a whole other avenue of communication and advocacy.

Funding School Services in the Midst of Multiple Crises

edWeb.net

Faced with fast-changing instructional models, varying infection rates, decreasing revenue sources, and a variety of natural disasters, how can education finance officials meet the short-term needs of their districts as well as longer-term requirements? By Robert Low.

Technology Resources For Early Childhood Learning

The Web20Classroom

The Standards provide a framework on what to focus on and also provides resources to help meet those goals, with a particular emphasis on Early Childhood education. Early Learning Network -Part of my advocacy work revolves around helping educators discover the power of connected professional learning. In addition to these resources there are countless articles and blog posts to explore as well! I am the father of 2 daughters. Reaghan is 7 and Chesney is almost 3.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition)

Doug Levin

The tastemaker in this case is an article from David Bainbridge claiming, “Edtech is the next fintech.” Tagged on: September 22, 2017 Open Educational Resources | Babson Survey Research Group → Over three-quarters of K-12 districts have made at least one full-course curricula adoption decision over the past three years, with the need to meet changing standards driving most of these decisions, according to the results of a new survey from the Babson Survey Research Group (BSRG).

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition)

Doug Levin

The tastemaker in this case is an article from David Bainbridge claiming, “Edtech is the next fintech.” Tagged on: September 22, 2017 Open Educational Resources | Babson Survey Research Group → Over three-quarters of K-12 districts have made at least one full-course curricula adoption decision over the past three years, with the need to meet changing standards driving most of these decisions, according to the results of a new survey from the Babson Survey Research Group (BSRG).

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The Key Role of Tech in Accessibility for All

edWeb.net

However, the goal is always the same: making sure that every student, at every level (classroom, building, district), has access to the resources they need to meet their learning goals. Online training is useful to get staff up to speed on current legislation and trends, but face-to-face meetings, like working with a technology coach, are imperative to ensuring each student’s needs are met. This article was modified and published by eSchool News.

Lawsuits Over Tuition Refunds Inspire New Student Consumer ‘Bill of Rights’

Edsurge

It’s restructuring the relationship between a student and his or her institution,” says James Toscano, president of Partners for College Affordability and Public Trust , the nonprofit advocacy organization that is taking the lead in promoting the bill of rights.

Colleges must stop holding students hostage and release their debt

The Hechinger Report

One such student is Kassandra Montes, a senior at Lehman College , a four-year college in the Bronx, who has to take out loans to stay in school and struggles to meet basic needs like food and shelter. Montes, who was featured in a New York Times article on food insecurity , and who took out a $5,000 loan to pay for tuition and fees, lives in a homeless shelter in Harlem as she attends classes, works two part-time jobs and budgets only $15 per week for food.

Leading a District Effectively During an Unprecedented School Year

edWeb.net

Today, Ann is based in Los Angeles working as a public speaker, writer, and education consultant focused on leadership and planning to meet the needs of today’s students. He also works with edWeb.net to write articles on their professional learning edWebinars. By Robert Low.

The Benefits of Reading to Children—More Than Just Quality Time Together

Fractus Learning

That’s the message shared by local children’s advocacy and community groups during a meeting at the Main Branch Library on Monday. Coordinated by the Gaston County Early Literacy Collaborative and The Gazette, the meeting kicked off a call to action for the Gaston community to begin crafting an inspired vision about how to improve reading skills and adequately prepare children to learn how to read before they get to kindergarten. “It You can read the entire article here.

Charting a New Path for Strategic Edtech Planning

edWeb.net

This article was modified and published by eSchool News. Today, Ann is based in Los Angeles working as a public speaker, writer, and education consultant focused on leadership and planning to meet the needs of today’s students. CoSN provides thought leadership resources, community, best practices and advocacy tools to help leaders succeed in the digital transformation. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING. Budgets. Student outcomes. Constituent communications.

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Trade Shows: When to Go and What to Do When You Get There

edWeb.net

First, since no company can attend every event, staff should meet to discuss event strategy every year ahead of trade show season. For these meetings, have essential information ready to share. For example, if you need to meet with tech directors and you’re getting classroom teachers, you need to rethink your strategy. While a booth may be best for some, there are other opportunities to meet attendees and network.

Ideas for Student Civic Action in a Time of Social Uncertainty

Educator Innovator

In fact, this kind of learning was repeatedly promoted over the past century, as this 1928 article from The New York Times shows. Carry out the action through letters, talks, meetings with officials, policy proposals, and activities, depending on the specific goals of the project. For example, providing warm clothing for the homeless can grow into advocacy for more essential programs to end homelessness. 2013 Article | The Arsenic in Our Drinking Water.

Digital Equity in Rural School Districts

edWeb.net

The presenters all agree that there are many hurdles, especially in a rural district, to meet the digital equity challenge. This article was modified and published by eSchool News. CoSN provides thought leadership resources, community, best practices and advocacy tools to help leaders succeed in the digital transformation. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

Lesson Plan for Letter-Writing Campaign Protesting TOPS Cuts

The Hechinger Report

Learn a simple advocacy technique that gets members of the community involved in a relevant legislative/policymaking process. Have students read Ensuring Equity: The Future of TOPS or a news article that explains how TOPS funding is inadequate to fully meet the program’s needs.

Getting Whole Community Buy-in for 1:1 Technology Initiatives

edWeb.net

Next, once the mission is clear, leaders should work with the tech team and teachers to ensure that the technology will meet those goals. This article was modified and published by EdScoop and eSchool News. In addition to leading the Meriden Public Schools to its highest academic scores in district history, Dr. Benigni has presented at national conferences, taught doctorate classes, and published a book and numerous articles.

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