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.

Music Teachers of Excellence with the CMA Foundation

The CoolCatTeacher

Tiffany Kerns on Episode 489 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast Music education helps students engage with learning and has many positive benefits. Related Resources Music education gives students an exciting and creative reason to be in the classroom.

How to Unleash the Potential of Every Child

The CoolCatTeacher

I went into education for two reasons. And the second reason is that I could ensure that no child would ever experience the educational journey and experience that I did. Loud’s passions are technology integration in the elementary grades, along with teacher motivation.

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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. Officials from the Office of Education Technology at the U.S.

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.

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. Officials from the Office of Education Technology at the U.S.

The Importance of SEL to Education Success

Ask a Tech Teacher

Students are telling us there’s a big missing piece in their education” –John Bridgeland, CEO of Civic. Today’s educators realize learning has as much to do with academics as how students get along with themselves and others. Education reform SEL

What I Wish My Teacher Knew: One Question That Could Change Everything

The CoolCatTeacher

Vicki: Kyle Schwartz @ kylemschwartz changed her life, the life of her students, and much of education when she asked her students a question: “What do you wish your teacher knew?”. But some educators criticize and say, “You shouldn’t have shared any of that.”

Kids Co-Creating Curriculum

The CoolCatTeacher

Jennifer Gonzalez has released her 2018 Teachers Guide to Technology with over 200 education technology tools including tools for assessment, flipped learning, presentations, parent engagement, video engagement and more. You don’t have to choose — testing or education.

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.

5 Best Practices for STEM Education Spaces

EdTech Magazine

5 Best Practices for STEM Education Spaces. Thomas School near Seattle has concentrated on beefing up the school’s science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education for the past several years and plans to strengthen it even more in the future. Makerspaces — a key element of STEM education — are popping up in classrooms and libraries across the U.S. jena.passut_7651. Tue, 04/24/2018 - 08:13.

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Editorial: Screens Are NOT a Hoax

CUE

We try to keep our ears to the ground here when it comes to the public buzzing around educational technology in schools. And it says it’s especially good for special education kids. No one actually believes it can solve all of education’s woes. EDITORIAL.

Learning to Breathe: Educators Use Yoga and Meditation to Reduce Burnout

Edsurge

Rose picked up a couple of breathing strategies as a student in Breathe for Change, a 200-hour wellness and yoga teacher certification program for educators. She spent many of her weekends this past fall at an elementary school in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district, alongside 83 other peers, including fellow classroom teachers and other educators. Breathe for Change was founded by former Pre-K teacher Ilana Nankin to improve the well-being of educators.

Taking Over Georgia Department of Education Instagram: A Lesson in Trust

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

My name is Andy Plemmons, school library media specialist at David C Barrow Elementary in Athens GA @barrowmediacenter I will take over the DOE account this week. A photo posted by GA Department of Education (@georgiadeptofed) on Jan 18, 2016 at 4:39am PST. The Georgia State Department of Education was inviting educators to apply to takeover their Instgram account for one week. I would like to thank the Georgia State Department of Education for this opportunity.

Do We Still Need Standardized Tests? A Bold New Approach

CUE

On top of those issues, there have been seemingly endless attempts to perfect the standardized test itself, at the cost of hundreds of millions of dollars and dividing educators and communities. During her early years in education she taught elementary and junior high school in New York City.

OPINION: 3 reasons that career and technical education doesn’t preclude college

The Hechinger Report

A number of recent articles have highlighted the value of career and technical education (CTE) at the individual and system levels. million students in federally supported postsecondary career and technical education programs. Sign up for our Higher Education newsletter.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. “ Lights go out at Education Department headquarters – and may stay off for some time,” The Washington Post reports. State and Local) Education Politics. Immigration and Education.

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Leadership as Process

Reading By Example

I aim too high, at least by educator evaluation standards. For example, when I arrived at my current elementary school, there was some interest in going schoolwide with the Lucy Calkins Units of Study for reading and for writing. This meant first revisiting our identities as educators.

Education Technology and 'Fake News'

Hack Education

This is part one of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” Last year, I started this series – my annual review of the year in education technology – with an article on wishful thinking. Educators. VR will revolutionize education.

What to do when you have done everything you can

Reading By Example

That’s saying something, in the era of Governor Scott Walker and a very polarizing debate around public education. For K-12 schools, teachers may no longer be required to have a degree in education, or even a degree period, to teacher courses in secondary schools.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. Via the US Department of Education press release : “Secretary DeVos Announces New Student-Centered Funding Pilot Program.” ” Via The New York Post : “Charter-school advocacy group to close up shop.”

Georgia program for children with disabilities: ‘Separate and unequal’ education?

The Hechinger Report

At the meeting, a special education teacher had recommended taking the boy out of Martin Elementary School, in a town 10 miles southwest, and placing him in Georgia’s Network for Educational and Therapeutic Support, or GNETS, a statewide system for children with “emotional and behavioral disorders.”.

9 Great Nonprofits to Support School Leaders

Tom Murray

During my time as a public school employee, I’d occasionally hear about educational organizations that were working to support schools in some capacity. AASA members advance the goals of public education and champion children’s causes in their districts and nationwide.

Graduate Programs Suspended Due to Cuts in Higher Education in Wisconsin

Reading By Example

Educators still in the program, such as myself, have three years left to complete our remaining coursework. This is but one of several graduate programs in the education department that are being suspended. I have repeatedly invited my representatives to come for a visit to our elementary school. Advocacy Assembly Bill 1 cuts funding government UW-System I have been a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Superior, off and on, for the past ten years.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. But for now, here are a couple of education-related stories: one from Education Week and from Edsurge. Board of Education and it barely registered as a story. ” More via The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Going Beyond the Hour of Code

Digital Promise

There are a number of excellent online learning opportunities designed specifically for educators. include: Computational Thinking for Educators from Google (15-30 hours). Introduction to Programming with Scratch in Education from University of Northern Iowa (20-30 hours).

Principals Need to Know Literacy

Reading By Example

When I first became a principal at an elementary school, I thought I had the requisite knowledge to be a literacy leader. However, I was thankful that as a faculty we were learning about promising practices together and would be better educators for our students. Principals need to know literacy because it is at the heart of the educational experience. Read just about any educational resource that calls on strong leadership for sustained schoolwide improvement.

The Business of Education Technology

Hack Education

In fairness, startups weren’t the only education companies experiencing this sort of upheaval this year: Amplify, News Corps’ education division, continued to sell off various parts of its failed business. DeVry Education Group got a new CEO." You can find stock market data about publicly-traded education companies at funding.hackeducation.com. I maintain a dataset of all education technology investments and all education technology investors.

High school graduation rates for one important group are starting to get better

The Hechinger Report

Hernandez, who plans to enter California State University at Northridge in the fall to study computer science, is part of a big increase in California in the proportion of Hispanics who graduate from high school, reflecting an effort to get more of them to go on to higher educations.

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The Drug Enforcement Administration, DEA Educational Foundation and Discovery Education Announce 10 National Finalists For Second Annual ‘Operation Prevention’ Video Challenge

techlearning

The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), DEA Educational Foundation and Discovery Education today announced 10 national Operation Prevention Video Challenge finalists. Winning PSAs will also be featured on-air, and across Discovery Education and DEA digital platforms.

To Raise a Reader

Reading By Example

It was a book I relied on when I taught elementary school. Educators feel the same way when we discover a new strategy or method and then think about all of the students we had in the past who did not have access to this better practice. MY STUDENTS ARE NOT IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. At the Wisconsin State Reading Association Convention, some Mineral Point Elementary School faculty heard children’s author Mem Fox speak about the importance of reading aloud.

ESSA learning more, doing more

NeverEndingSearch

After eight years without a reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), ESSA becomes law with references to school libraries and librarians. We need to meet with the Departments of Education in our states to ensure we are part of the competitive grant programs to launch in 2017. activism advocacy ESSA technology

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Education Politics. ” Via The Chicago Sun Times : “A private foundation started by the late Walmart mogul Sam Walton and his wife has contributed heavily to the Illinois State Charter School Commission and to two charter operators whose schools the state agency has blocked the Chicago Board of Education from closing over poor student performance , records obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times show.” ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Gov.

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NJASL takeaway #1 Do they skip into your library?

NeverEndingSearch

One of those leaders is Jennifer Latimer of Clinton Elementary School Library in Maplewood, NJ, who blogs as Anywhere Librarian and tweets as @jenlatimer. For many kids this is school and I would like to challenge you that the same goes for us as educators.

School of Me: Letting students study what they want, when they want is the latest education trend

The Hechinger Report

About a decade ago, leaders in this public school district nearly 70 miles northwest of New York City decided to radically change the way they provide education to its diverse and academically challenged student body. based education reform advocacy group.