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

EdNews Daily

Far too often, in my life as a parent and educator, I’ve listened to parents who have strong concerns about reserved children. Advocate: Young introverts need parental advocacy for public school. Written by: Robyn D. Shulman. Quiet people have the loudest minds,”- Stephen Hawking.

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.

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.

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

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning.

Notes from the UNI Education Summit

Dangerously Irrelevant

Notes from the UNI Education Summit in Cedar Falls, Iowa a couple of weeks ago… Website. I’m glad there are so many educators here; I always feel safer in a room of teachers! He said, “You’ve had a wonderful education. of Education was essentially correct.

Learn how the Alliance for Excellent Education can help you and your students! | @All4ed

TeacherCast

The Alliance for Excellent Education is a Washington based advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring that all students are ready for success in college. Show Topics * The Alliance for Excellent Education * 4th Annual Digital Learning Day * What is Future Ready?

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.

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.

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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Data-Driven Decision Making: Who’s the decider?

Reading By Example

The principal authors, Vicki Park and Amanda Datnow, make a not-so-provocative claim that may still cause consternation in education: Rather than data driving the decision-making, student learning goals should drive what data are collected and how they are used. The reason this philosophy might cause unrest with educators is that data-driven decision making is still a mainstay in schools. Data-driven decision making is hard enough for professional educators.

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#getESEAright: Make some noise for school library funding on Thursday night

NeverEndingSearch

activism advocacy twitter Using the hashtag #getESEAright, ALA joins forces with NEA’s planned Twitter storm on Thursday, April 9 th from 7:00 till 8:00 PM Eastern.

North Carolina New Schools Shuts Down, Cites Rapid Growth

K-12 Schools - Education News

The North Carolina New Schools Project first received an $11 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, meant to restructure secondary education through the creation of smaller high schools. (Image: North Carolina New School Foundation).

Education Technology and the Future of Academic Freedom

Hack Education

I mean, it’s on the cover of The Chronicle of Higher Education. 40% of those in higher education attend community colleges. Their daughter-in-law, Betsy DeVos, the secretary of education, is not a donor, the group says.). Education technology is also utterly unprepared.

School Counselors Helping More Women Go Into Computer Science: Tips and Advice to Find the Fit

The CoolCatTeacher

In terms of young women, school counselors and really all educators can help young women and really all of our students learn more about computer science and technology by thinking about how it intersects with every area of interest. What are some resources for counselors and other educators?

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New report gives Mississippi an F in regulatory oversight of for-profit colleges

The Hechinger Report

Mississippi’s regulatory oversight of for-profit colleges is weak, and the state does not do enough to protect students from these sometimes predatory institutions, according to a new national report by the Children’s Advocacy Institute. Higher Education.

Betsy DeVos on Teacher Vouchers, Walkouts and Being Clickbait

Edsurge

And she doesn't like it when the media “use my name as clickbait or try to make it all about me”—education, she says, is about students and families. As expected, DeVos spoke highly of school choice, and touted her Education Freedom Scholarships program as a way to make that reality.

If We Talked About the Internet Like We Talk About OER: The Cost Trap and Inclusive Access

iterating toward openness

While everyone wants educational materials to be less expensive, lower costs are the least interesting thing about digital, networked learning. “You can’t fit the educational problems related to permissions into a sound byte,” you might chide.

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Colleges Are Striking Bulk Deals With Textbook Publishers. Critics Say There Are Many Downsides.

Edsurge

And of course there are other vendors, like Elsevier and Wiley (like Jones Soda and RC) and openly-licensed resources known as OER, or open education resources (which are something like a Sodastream homebrew). Education Technology Teaching & Learning Higher Education

Before assigning homework, ensure that students have a home

The Hechinger Report

But since it wasn’t our house, they could use the bathroom first,” Kimberly, 12, told the child advocacy organization Children’s Defense Fund for their The State of America’s Children 2014 report. Homework will always be secondary to a home.

11 activities to increase student-led learning in your classroom

Nureva

In a recent eSchool News study , 89% of educators said it was very important or important for students to lead their own learning. Self-advocacy. For many students, self-advocacy doesn’t come naturally. Teaching students how to ask for help, through role playing or other guidance, can return huge rewards, especially when students leave secondary school. education student ownership

Women’s History Month should have a place for teachers

The Hechinger Report

Approximately 77 percent of the more than 3,827,000 teachers in public elementary and secondary schools in the U.S. Approximately 77 percent of the more than 3,827,000 teachers in public elementary and secondary schools in the U.S.

US Dept of Ed Pushes for Expansion of High-Quality Preschools

K-12 Schools - Education News

This year, Congress is seeking to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), and as a part of that goal create equity of opportunity, starting with the country’s youngest children. K-12 Schools Department of Education Early Childhood Education Head Start

‘It’s OK to not be OK:’ How One High School Saved Lives with a 34-Question Survey

MindShift

Murray said when the district launched the screening, there were 29 secondary students receiving counseling in their schools through providers like Solvista. Mental Health Colorado : [link] This statewide advocacy organization offers a free mental health toolkit for schools.

The Cost Trap, Concluding Thoughts

iterating toward openness

My long term goals in advocating for OER are to (1) radically improve the quality of education as judged by learners and (2) radically improve access to education worldwide. However, the short-term goals I am currently pursuing as a step toward these longer term goals are to increase the effectiveness, affordability, and access to post-secondary education in the United States, particularly in the context of institutions that serve at-risk students.

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Silicon Valley aims its tech at helping low-income kids get beyond high school

The Hechinger Report

What they lack is college-educated relatives, counselors, role models or mentors to make sure they take the courses and meet the deadlines they need to, or who encourage them to think about their further educations. Only later did he become an educator. Higher Education.

New Texas Textbooks Appear to Minimize Slavery as Civil War Issue

K-12 Schools - Education News

The writing of this description is in a deliberate order which puts slavery in a secondary role in causing the conflict , say some members of the state board of education. K-12 Schools History Education Social Studies Education Texas Education textbooks

10 years later, goal of getting more Americans through college is way behind schedule

The Hechinger Report

That would help return the United States to first in the world in the proportion of its population with the credentials needed to sustain an economy increasingly dependent on highly educated workers. Department of Education reports. Sign up for our higher education newsletter.

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

edWeb.net

Most educators look at the cost of their device and software, but what they need to understand is that the total cost includes PD, tech support, sustainability. Department of Education Secretary in October 2016.

The vast majority of students with disabilities don’t get a college degree

The Hechinger Report

This story was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education, in partnership with the Huffington Post. The vast majority of special education students can grasp rigorous academic content. Higher Education.

Two Lexia Learning Products Honored in the 2018 Tech Edvocate Awards

techlearning

Winners and finalists were selected by a panel of educators and K-12 parents who reviewed the submissions and judged the products and services based on the extent to which they are transforming education through the development or advocacy of edtech.

Why Young Children Should Learn Engineering

edWeb.net

Nia Keith, Director of Professional Development for EiE, Museum of Science, Boston, gave attendees insights into engineering in early education in the edWebinar, “STEM in Early Education: Empowering Problem-Solving.”. Heather has 20 years of experience in education.

Why Teacher-Driven Coaching Looks Different for Every Learner

Edsurge

James, a secondary teacher in his third year, was one of many teachers considering what this might look like for the students in his classroom. Because our work as educators is so complex and fast-paced, it is difficult to find the time to slow down. For that work to be successful, any coaching must occur without judgment or advocacy, and must build upon need, as well as interest, resulting in a learning that is as personalized for teachers as it is for students.

Teachers of the world, unite. You have nothing to lose but your pain!

The Hechinger Report

were underfunded by $580 billion in federal dollars alone — money that was specifically targeted to support 30 million of our most vulnerable students,” says a new report published by the education advocacy nonprofit, the Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools.

Massachusetts Mayflower Academy Celebrates Its First Graduates

techlearning

I am incredibly excited to have made the change in goals and to be pursuing a career in advocacy,” she stated. Since 1996, the nonprofit organization based in Massachusetts has set the standard for quality online education.

From here to there: Musings about the path to having good OER for every course on campus

iterating toward openness

I spend most of my time doing fairly tactical thinking and working focused on moving OER adoption forward in the US higher education space. I made what was probably the clearest statement of my vision for the future of learning materials in my Shuttleworth Fellowship application several years ago: My long-term goal is to create a world where OER are used pervasively throughout primary, secondary, and post-secondary schools.

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

Doug Levin

Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this past week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. While most of us can appreciate the wordplay, comparing edtech to fintech, or other “hot” industries, is a dangerous game — one that can severely damage the mission of education. We argue that this progress is achievable only if we make room for new approaches in education—that is, if we innovate."

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