Opportunities, Coding Advocacy and Credibility

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I fight these things with all of my might everyday and anyone that thinks otherwise should spend a weekend on my blog before questioning my dedication to those marginalized voices. 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.

Express Gratitude By Blogging

Reading By Example

This month I have committed to reading one blog post a day and leaving a comment. It’s my way of saying thanks to other educators and writers who take the time to share their thinking online, as well as to frequent the sites of readers of my own blog. Maybe you don’t have a blog but have always wanted to start one. Blogging reduces professional isolation. Blogging improves your practice. Blogging puts our ideas somewhere.

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ISTE, Stirring the Pot, & Education Advocacy

The Daring Librarian

Four years ago on Doug Johnson''s awesome The Blue Skunk Blog a commenter named Glynda said " Doug, I just read in the SLJ that Teacher librarian Gwyneth Jones is now a board member of ISTE. ISTE Connects also produced this excellent blog post - Common Core: It’s not what they know — it’s how they’ll use it Great conversation starters! I write long heated blog comments ranting & raving at education issues that irk, annoy, anger, & irritate me.

How Blogging Changed My Career

Fractus Learning

The series went over several days and before courses began one day, I was reading the agenda and noticed a session entitled, “Joys of Journaling and Benefits of Blogging.” It was the blogging that caught me off guard. Blogging? I had my preconceived ideas about what blogging was, which I was sure involved being unemployed and laying on your parent’s couch typing all day. Dr. Mary Caton-Rosser ’s presentation on blogging blew my mind and has changed my life.

Weekend Reading – Rediscovering Blogging Edition

ProfHacker

Blogs are back! At least, they seem to be making a resurgence as we try to disentangle ourselves from the predatory social media platforms that took all the words many of us used to write on blogs. My blog (which is my domain) is kind of an experiment in long-form writing now. Dan Cohen wrote about going Back to The Blog as well as Going Indie on Social Media : “Meanwhile, thinking globally but acting locally is the little bit that we can personally do.

Shine a Light on Advocacy - NOW!

The Daring Librarian

On our end, we’re going to do all we can via our social media channels, our newsletters (LJ/SLJ and The Horn Book), our blogs. And to build on the momentum, and perhaps to help fashion a wider advocacy plan that we can all support. A s I said in my comment on Joyce Valenza''s blog "It would be a shame if we couldn''t get this done! Thank you Joyce for blogging about this! ve blogged about it, too!

TCEA 2011 Legislative Update Advocacy Panel

EdTechSandyK

For an additional take on this event from someone else who also live blogged it, you can visit this post from Bryan Doyle. Notes from TCEA 2011 Panel. The speakers words flowed fast and I caputred/paraphrased them as accurately as I could. 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.

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!! Send a video letter to Congress – We will have flip cameras at the Advocacy Lounge and a script so attendees can send a video email to Congress. YouTube ISTE Advocacy Channel – We now have an ISTE Advocacy YouTube Channel ! Read Hilary''s ISTE blog fo.

2015 World Read Aloud Day Blogging Challenge Week 2

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

It’s time once again for the World Read Aloud Day blogging challenge as we count down the days to this special week-long event of sharing stories with one another across the miles. My friend and super librarian, Matthew Winner, has outlined the challenge on his blog. The World Read Aloud Day “Speak Your Story” Blogging Challenge begins February 9 and runs through March 8.

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. CUE members Pam Hernandez (SLOCUE) and Micah Studer (CapCUE) joined CEO Mike Lawrence and Legislative Policy Consultant John Cradler as part of the Ed Tech Advocacy and Policy Summit hosted by ISTE, CoSN and SETDA with support from SIIA, the Center for Digital Education and Discovery Education. appeared first on CUE Blog.

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

[I blog every Friday about my #GR8Finds #ThisWeek. A school librarian advocacy video from the New Jersey Association of School Librarians, worth watching. BEST school librarian advocacy video! My list is very v-e-r-r-r-y selective --my own crème de la crème curation. Generally, three to five #GR8Finds. March 20, 2015 A wonderful variety of goodies this week! Personal qualities not measured by tests #sylvianote Post by Linda J. Lindsay.

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. CUE members Pam Hernandez (SLOCUE) and Micah Studer (CapCUE) joined CEO Mike Lawrence and Legislative Policy Consultant John Cradler as part of the Ed Tech Advocacy and Policy Summit hosted by ISTE, CoSN and SETDA with support from SIIA, the Center for Digital Education and Discovery Education. appeared first on CUE Blog.

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. The post CA Computer Science Legislation with CUE Support Approved by Gov Brown appeared first on CUE Blog. Advocacy Common Core Standards computer science CSTA legislation

Blog Awareness Month: Fed Up With Lunch

SpeechTechie

I had sort of heard out of the corner of my ear that there was a courageous but anonymous teacher engaged in one of those "do something everyday and blog about it" initiatives, but one that could really make a difference. Her secret mission has concluded, but you can still read all about it in her archives, and her blog continues to be a resource for advocacy information about this important issue. Please go and check out her blog; she is also on Twitter as @fedupwithlunch.

Let’s Show Our Work with the #PowerOfPublicSchools

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

I’ve gained so much from reading the tweets, pictures, and blog posts of fellow educators around the world. You can look through my blog posts , Instagram picture s, and Tweets and see that our library and school are filled with miraculous things. Advocacy #powerofpublicschools advocacy collaboration community facebook government Instagram libraries public school twitterCreated by Kristina Holzweiss.

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. The post CUE Responds to Net Neutrality: The FCC votes to repeal Net Neutrality but. appeared first on CUE Blog. Administrator AdvocacyCUE Responds to Net Neutrality: The FCC votes to repeal Net Neutrality but. .

Social Justice Virtual Book Club — Featuring the Voice of Katie McNamara

CUE

The post Social Justice Virtual Book Club — Featuring the Voice of Katie McNamara appeared first on CUE Blog. Education Technology Advocacy CUE-d Up Social Justice sparkAre you interested in connecting your high school students with other learners to discuss relevant issues? Teacher Librarian Katie J. McNamara (the founder of #CALibChat ) is organizing a virtual book club centered on social justice issues.

Rally to Restore Philadelphia School Librarians: Responses, reflections, and resources

NeverEndingSearch

I showed them some of the products our students created as the result of their research–the blogs and wikis; the digital stories created with traditional movie-making tools and VoiceThread and Animoto I told them all these tools are available and they are free. Resources: Advocacy co-chair Deb Kachel’s LibGuide curates many of PSLA’s advocacy resources, as well as the media stories. technology advocacy psla school librarians school libraries

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. The post How CUE Will Help Guide ESSA in California appeared first on CUE Blog. Advocacy Connected Educator CUE News ACSA CDE CETPA ESSA TICALEarlier this week, the letter below was sent by CUE’s CEO on behalf of four organizations to state leaders at the California Department of Education (CDE).

Editorial: Screens Are NOT a Hoax

CUE

Doug Robertson is the CUE blog editor and an eleventh-year teacher currently talking at fifth graders in Northern Oregon. The post Editorial: Screens Are NOT a Hoax appeared first on CUE Blog. Advocacy Connected Educator Education Technology Technology in Education Uncategorized edtech hoax response TIMEEDITORIAL. We try to keep our ears to the ground here when it comes to the public buzzing around educational technology in schools.

eSports: The Growing Extra-Curricular Activity NOW!

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Believe it or not, gaming is gaining popularity in schools, not just as a pastime, but as part of curriculum. Dr. Custer is a leader in character education and civic advocacy.

Do We Still Need Standardized Tests? A Bold New Approach

CUE

— Special Guest Editorial to the CUE Blog — Over the past several years, there has been an ever-increasing uproar about the over-testing of our children, especially the big standardized tests imposed by the No Child Left Behind Law. A Bold New Approach appeared first on CUE Blog.

Every Person Counts: How the 2020 U.S. Census Could Impact Adult Education

Digital Promise

The National Literacy Council’s website also has an extensive list of helpful resources for teaching and learning, programs, and advocacy. Adult Learning BlogEvery 10 years, the U.S. Census counts every resident in the United States. The next census in 2020 will require counting a population of around 330 million people in more than 140 million housing units.

Inspiring Action through Storytelling on Earth Day 2019

Digital Promise

Since the first Earth Day in 1970, these actions have taken many forms, from advocacy to direct action to storytelling. 360 Story Lab Blog Educators Learning Experience Design StudentsEach year on April 22, millions of people around the world come together to demonstrate their support for environmental protection. This year, in observance of Earth Day 2019: Protect Our Species , we’re sharing a story from students at Churchill High School in San Antonio, Texas.

Celebrating the Future of Learning, One Region at a Time

Digital Promise

Inspire advocacy for more experiential learning in schools. Blog Developers Education Innovation Clusters Educators Entrepreneurs Researchers StudentsEducators, businesses, and researchers agree: today’s students require a new set of skills to thrive as productive citizens.

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

Dangerously Irrelevant

As a faculty member who has an outsized social media presence ( 53,000+ Twitter followers ; video series with 100+ million views ; one of the top education blogs in the world , etc.), We hear less often about the numerous ways to use “Good Twitter,” professional blogs, YouTube channels, Instagram accounts, Pinterest boards, Facebook groups, and other platforms in ways that are productive and empowering. blog posts.

Edtech, Equity, and Innovation: A Critical Look in the Mirror

Digital Promise

While there are certainly exceptions, this human interaction standard can serve as a compass to guide our investments and advocacy. Explore the Edtech Marketplace Today blog series to hear other voices from the field share important perspectives on challenges and strategies to improve the edtech market. Blog Developers Educators Entrepreneurs Marketplace ResearchersWe are often reluctant to label anything facilitated through technology as a failure.

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New Approaches to Instructional Technology Coaching

Digital Promise

Coaches have taken on larger advocacy roles and are serving as liaisons between teachers and administration to communicate ongoing distance learning challenges and needs, as well as offer feedback and suggestions on district-approved applications, software, and systems.

Will New York Do the Right Thing on Facial Recognition in Schools?

Doug Levin

This is important and common-sense legislation – and it is for that reason that EdTech Strategies was pleased to join both local community members and other state and national advocacy groups on a sign-on letter in support of its passage. Blog Privacy Security ACLU facial recognition NYCLU

Mapping Out-of-School-Time Opportunities: Why It Matters

Digital Promise

CLX now has substantial, informative data they can use as a foundation or justification when making decisions around funding, advocacy, partnership, and expansion. Blog Education Innovation Clusters Educators ResearchersIf you want to plan strategically for the future, you have to know where you’re starting from in the present.

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How Access to Technology Can Create Equity in Schools

Digital Promise

Hear a teacher’s experience with cultivating agency and self-advocacy in her students to better understand what they needed from their learning environment. Blog Educators League of Innovative SchoolsWhen used effectively, technology can greatly contribute to creating equity in schools.

Does 2020 present a crucible moment for K–12 education? The answer may surprise you.

The Christensen Institute

Whereas reforms from only a decade before had introduced “life-adjustment education” focused on practical skills, a new wave of advocacy rapidly eclipsed them by pressing for more rigorous and advanced academic preparation in science and mathematics. Education Blog

To Raise a Reader

Reading By Example

(I wrote this post last week for our families on my school blog.). Advocacy Community engagement Leader as a Reader Leadership Literacy Reading Soapbox Jim Trelease Mem Fox Stephen Layne wsraIf parents want to raise a reader, someone who engages in reading regularly and voluntarily, they should read aloud to their children. Put away the flashcards and take down the sticker charts for number of books read. Make reading aloud every day a priority.

Activating the Community to Support Education Innovation

Digital Promise

Student advocacy reinforced Kettle Moraine’s implementation of CBE and expanded opportunities around personalized learning. Blog Community Engagement Community Partnerships Competency-based Education League of Innovative Schools UncategorizedKettle Moraine School District (KMSD), a member of the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools , is a suburban district in Wisconsin leading some of the most advanced competency-based education (CBE) efforts in the country.

What to do when you have done everything you can

Reading By Example

For my part, here is a list of how I have personally advocated for public education recently: I wrote a post on our school blog that provided details about the decisions our lawmakers were considering regarding K-12 education. Advocacy Community Leadership budget higher education K-12 privitization Scott Walker Valerie StraussThis has been a rocky week for Wisconsin teachers and administrators.