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). What would higher education do in fall 2021? Preface.

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 237 Social Media Safety, Advocacy, And Education

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The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 237 Social Media Safety, Advocacy, And Education

TeachThought - Learn better.

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Online Education Advocacy Group Launches as Dept. of Ed Proposes Loosening Regulations

Edsurge

To advocate for and on behalf of effective online teaching and learning practices, four organizations are joining forces to establish the National Council for Online Education. Department of Education about distance learning regulations. And for-profit education in the U.S.

New Advocacy Campaign Calls for Banning Facial Recognition on College Campuses.

Edsurge

Indeed, last week saw the launch of “ Ban Facial Recognition on Campus ,” a nationwide campaign from the nonprofit advocacy organizations Fight for the Future and Students for Sensible Drug Policy. This kind of technology has also already entered the world of education.

Advocacy Group to DOJ: Cengage-McGraw Hill Merger Could Create a ‘Platform Monopoly’ in Education

Edsurge

An open-access advocacy group on Wednesday sent a formal filing to the U.S. Department of Justice opposing the proposed merger of two of the world’s largest textbook publishers, Cengage and McGraw-Hill Education. The 49-page brief argues that the merger would hurt competition, limit innovation and could lead to an eventual “platform monopoly” in education, just as Facebook dominates social networking. Education Technology Open Educational Resources (OER) Higher Education

Opportunities, Coding Advocacy and Credibility

RafranzDavis.com

Yesterday, I posted a series of tweets about “Hour of code” and as a result, my timeline pretty much imploded with digs about corporate initiatives taking over educational curriculum and how this was a bad one for kids because, “people have been coding with kids long before hour of code” Apparently saying that “before ‘hour of code’, schools were not universally talking about it”, is a bad thing…even if it is true…from my lens, anyway.

ISTE, Stirring the Pot, & Education Advocacy

The Daring Librarian

I met amazing educators, collaborated with inspiring leaders and change agents, and ISTE honestly, changed my life! I wanted to passionately represent and advocate for librarians and school-based educators. Stir The Pot, But with Respect It''s super important to strike a balance being an education advocate, pot stirrer, and question asker, with staying professional and respectful.

2020 Education Laws and Budget Proposals to Keep an Eye On

CUE

2020 brings new laws and budget proposals that impact education. The post 2020 Education Laws and Budget Proposals to Keep an Eye On appeared first on CUE, Inc. Legislative Advocacy NewsHere are some highlights to be aware of and to watch.

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. The organization claims it has used testing statistics from the city Department of Education website to show that 2,500 students left 150 charters between 2013 and 2015.

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. We think the extent of the problems call for state leaders and authorizers to take bold actions,” said Todd Ziebarth, the lead author of the report and the senior vice president for state advocacy and support for the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. Digital Education K-12 News

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 !

CUE Leaders Make National Impact: Members Educate Legislators and Policymakers in D.C.

CUE

A delegation of educators traveled to Washington D.C. 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. CETPA Board Treasurer Peter Skibitzki and Ruthmary Cradler of Educational Support Systems further enhanced California’s representation. . Officials from the Office of Education Technology at the U.S. Advocacy advocacy ESSA FCC Title IV

TCEA 2011 Legislative Update Advocacy Panel

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Members of Panel: Representative Scott Hochberg - Houston, TX Representative Mark Strama - Austin, TX Mr. Thomas Ratliff, State Board of Education - Mt. It is frightening how we are going to make things work under the currently released budget proposals.One size fits all education doesn''t work anymore. Everyone needs to read the new Vision for Public Education from the Visioning Institute (Available on TASA website). In public education, we have not seen this transformation.

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!" For your teaching practice, for libraries, for literacy, for education, but most importantly - for our number one priority, - our students!

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.

Letters for Libraries: Advocacy & Action!

The Daring Librarian

Commit to writing 3 emails or letters to Congress, the Department of Education, or your state legislature regarding library and other literacy funding. of Education **AskArne@ed.gov** " Improving Literacy for School Libraries will no longer be available. The FY 2011 budget absorbs this grant program, along with a variety of others, into Effective Teaching and Learning for a Complete Education. Letters for Libraries: It''s Not Just About Books.

CUE Legislative Update – August 2019

CUE

New California Budget Allocates Increased Funding for Education and Technology Infrastructure According to Governor Newson, the 2019-2020 California Budget makes an historic investment in education for Californians, paving the path towards universal preschool, recruiting and retaining qualified educators and facilitating tuition freezes at the UC and CSU. Education leaders largely praised the education budget. News Advocacy Legislative Advocacy

The Rise and Fall of Educational Technology Support in California

CUE

Over the past 40 years in California, there was a major increase, and then a recent and sudden decline, in support for educational technology. In preparing information for the 40th Anniversary of CUE (Computer Using Educators) and to document the history of legislation, policy, and funding from 1982 until 2014, it became clear that during the […]. The post The Rise and Fall of Educational Technology Support in California appeared first on OnCUE.

CUE Legislative Update – January 2019

CUE

Tony Thurmond Becomes State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond, educator and public school parent, and recent Assembly Member, took his oath of office as California’s twenty-eighth State Superintendent of Public Instruction Monday, January 7, saying that it is an honor to lead the state’s 6.2 News Advocacy Legislative Advocacy

CUE Legislative Update – September 2018

CUE

CUE-Supported Educational Technology Resolution and Net Neutrality, and Media Literacy Legislation Passed by the California Assembly and Senate CUE Sponsored Educational Technology Resolution (ACR 268): On Thursday, August 30th ACR 268, by Assembly Members Tony Thurmond (photo), Kevin Mullin, and Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, passed the California State Assembly Floor and then on Friday, August 31st, the […]. News advocacy Legislative Advocacy net neutrality

Thurmond’s Resolution to Expand Technology for Students and Teachers Passes Committee

CUE

SACRAMENTO – ACR 268, authored by Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond), calls for a renewed statewide focus on resources and support for technology in K-12 education. The resolution passed out of the Assembly Education Committee with unanimous and bipartisan support. “In News advocacy Legislative Advocacy

Thursday Webinar - "Library Advocacy: Everyday Marketing Tools and Techniques" with Dr. Sue Alman

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

As an online educator she developed and offered a MOOC for the SJSU iSchool, and she coordinated two Library 2.0 Please consider joining us for this special Library 2.0 75-minute webinar (live and recorded) with Dr. Sue Alman , this Thursday, February 21st, 2019 , at 4:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. You do not need to attend the live session to purchase this webinar, but doing so allows you to participate in the Q+A.

CUE Legislative Update – June 2020

CUE

Legislative Advocacy

CUE Advocates for All of Us

CUE

Why CUE Legislative Advocacy? Because everyday students walk across busy intersections and freeway overpasses to gain access to the business and libraries that provide the free wifi connection they need in order to complete their online homework, which is becoming a standard part of the educational experience. These students need people, educators, to speak against the […]. Inspire News advocacy

New Federal Bills to Help Close the Digital Divide and Homework Gap

CUE

Legislative Advocacy

New Federal Bills to Fund Wi-Fi Hotspots to Schools to Help Close the Homework Gap

CUE

This is especially true for students, who are being told in record numbers to use online for education at home due to Coronavirus related school closures. […]. Legislative Advocacy

Activating the Community to Support Education Innovation

Digital Promise

Kettle 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. Acting on this observation, she created opportunities for her teachers to speak to the board of education on their experiences and the benefits of CBE, which resonated with the community.

CUE Leaders Make National Impact: Members Educate Legislators and Policymakers in D.C.

CUE

A delegation of educators traveled to Washington D.C. 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. CETPA Board Treasurer Peter Skibitzki and Ruthmary Cradler of Educational Support Systems further enhanced California’s representation. . Officials from the Office of Education Technology at the U.S. Advocacy advocacy ESSA FCC Title IV

The META of Greta

CUE

News #cuechat Advocacy connected educator Creativity and Imagination CUE Conference Greta Thunberg learning pedagogy skills spring cue student agency teaching

Advancing Computational Thinking Across K-12 Education

Digital Promise

Thanks to the successes of campaigns like the Hour of Code and this week’s Computer Science Education Week, educators, policymakers, and families around the country are realizing the value of coding and computer science in K-12 education. What is motivating their introduction into schools, and how might they change education? The implications of computational thinking stands to impact learning across ages and disciplines in K-12 education.

Two New Library 2.0 Webinars: Library Advocacy + Marketing | Coaching Skills for Managers + Supervisors | ALSO: Active Shooter Response Recording

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Then, being announced today, is " Library Advocacy: Everyday Marketing Tools and Techniques " with Dr. Sue Alman on February 21st. LIBRARY ADVOCACY: EVERYDAY MARKETING TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES" A 75-minute webinar (live and recorded) in a special Library 2.0 As an online educator she developed and offered a MOOC for the SJSU iSchool, and she coordinated two Library 2.0 We have two new Library 2.0 Webinars coming up in February.

Educating Kids for Life not for Tests

The CoolCatTeacher

Pam Moran, superintendent in Albemarle County in Virginia, shares about some cool virtual reality in Virginia, some challenges with helping new teachers get started, and how she thinks education is entering a new Renaissance of creativity and innovation. Educating Kids for Life Not for Tests. Now, last time in episode 231 , we discussed education reform in Virginia and how they have been moving away from overtesting. The goal, the end in mind was educate kids for tests.

Five Top Technology Trends In Special Education

Wisewire

“Developers and [K-12] consumers are now very tuned in,” said Cynthia Curry, the director of the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials for Learning , more commonly known as the AEM Center. ” Against that backdrop, Education Week canvassed the field for insights on new developments in the use of technology to support special education. Department of Education’s office of special education programs to tackle those problems.

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What Is Your Why?: The Importance of Computer Science Education

Digital Promise

Pioneering districts in the League of Innovative Schools are at the forefront of incorporating computer science education in K-12, leading large-scale initiatives to integrate coding and computational thinking into their curricula. In the contexts of job preparedness and everyday engagement, many educators consider proficiency in computer science and computational thinking as valuable for students. Community Engagement and Advocacy.