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

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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. Concerns about privacy, efficacy and bias have motivated some parents to push back against efforts to install facial-recognition tools in elementary and secondary schools, says Amelia Vance, senior counsel and director of education privacy for the Future of Privacy Forum. “It

Music Teachers of Excellence with the CMA Foundation

The CoolCatTeacher

Previous Shows Relating to This Topic Seesaw in the Elementary Music Classroom with Amy Burns K-6 Educational Music Videos: Selecting the Right Videos for Learning Making Music with iPads and #edtech Tiffany Kerns – Bio as submitted A common thread throughout Tiffany Kerns’ career has been her dedication to creating meaningful change and advocacy for nonprofit organizations.

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

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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. Advocacy advocacy ESSA FCC Title IV

Excellent Free STEM Strategies from TGR Foundation and Discovery

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They encourage self-advocacy skills and foster a growth mindset through t heir award-winning STEM curricula, college-access programs , along with a digital platform for educator professional learning. Blended Learning and E-Learning Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.

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How to Unleash the Potential of Every Child

The CoolCatTeacher

Transcribed by Kymberli Mulford Biography as Submitted Tom Loud is a first-grade teacher at Middlesettlements Elementary in Tennessee. In addition, Loud was one of 50 Teachers in Tennessee selected to participate in an Educator Fellowship through SCORE, (The State Collaborative on Reforming Education), an independent, nonprofit, and nonpartisan advocacy and research institution that drives collaboration on policy and practice to ensure student success across Tennessee.

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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. Advocacy advocacy ESSA FCC Title IV

CA Computer Science Legislation with CUE Support Approved by Gov Brown

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CUE Advocacy Update. The bill supports President Obama’s Computer Science for All initiative, which provides Federal funding for the next three years for states to increase access to computer science education in elementary and secondary education classrooms. Advocacy Common Core Standards computer science CSTA legislationAssembly Bill 2329, Computer Science Plan by Assemblywoman Bonilla was signed by Governor Brown September 27 th, 2016.

The Pedagogy of Blended Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Herein lies the impetus of the work at Wells Elementary schoo l the past two years. Path Pace Place Choice Voice Advocacy Models There are many mainstream models out there that can be used to blend effectively. blended learning edtech pedagogy Wells Elementary SchoolBlended instruction is what the teacher does with technology. Blended learning is where students use tech to have control over path, place, and pace.

Educating Kids for Life not for Tests

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Moran has appeared on the cover of Education Week’s Digital Directions magazine as a “National Mover and Shaker” for her advocacy of a curricular digital integration model, which will be featured in an upcoming profile by Edutopia. Pam Moran on episode 236 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Change One Simple Thing to Start Your Journey to Remarkable Teaching

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Dr. Moran has appeared on the cover of Education Week’s Digital Directions magazine as a “National Mover and Shaker” for her advocacy of a curricular digital integration model, which will be featured in an upcoming profile by Edutopia. Administrators All Subjects Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Innovation Maker Movement Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Monday Motivation Project Based Learning Students Teachers

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

The CoolCatTeacher

You know, the advocacy is not lost on them. All Subjects Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Monday Motivation Social Emotional Learning Students TeachersKyle Schwartz on episode 141 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Kyle Schwartz @ kylemschwartz asked a question of her students that went viral. Learn the story and the lesson plan and book that will help you build bridges with your students.

Kids Co-Creating Curriculum

The CoolCatTeacher

I was over in one of the elementary schools the other day, and three years ago we were all in awe and kind of gaga about a high school student who was all in with drones, and sort of building and flying, and learning about aviation and drones with his high school peers. Administrators All Grades All Subjects Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Innovation Maker Movement Monday Motivation Policy Makers Project Based Learning STEM Teachers

Kids with disabilities blocked from bilingual programs

The Hechinger Report

Simón López, the Coordinator of Special Education at the Sarah Greenwood Elementary School for Dual Languages, is calling attention to the failure of Boston Public Schools’ dual language programs to accept students with certain types of disabilities – a violation of the spirit, at least, of state and federal laws. At Sarah Greenwood, school leaders have resisted López’s advocacy for years. Elementary to High School News Civil rights English language learners Special educatio

Editorial: Screens Are NOT a Hoax

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Room 17, Powell Valley Elementary School. 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. To be properly responsive and timely, we should know what people are saying about the various tools and techniques out in the world.

‘We just pick up the pieces’: As a new school year starts, this Mississippi Delta community is fighting for survival

The Hechinger Report

She also spoke at a virtual gathering of the Poor People’s Campaign, an advocacy group. Coronavirus and Education Elementary to High School Mississippi News Race and Equity Mississippi newsletter poverty Rural schools

Grandparents raising grandchildren under lockdown: When the protectors are the most vulnerable

The Hechinger Report

But for grandparents raising grandchildren, that’s not possible, said Jaia Peterson Lent, deputy executive director of Generations United, a nonprofit advocacy group. Jaia Peterson Lent, deputy executive director of Generations United, a nonprofit advocacy group. Coronavirus and Education Critical Condition: The Students the Pandemic Hit Hardest Early Education Elementary to High School News Mental health and trauma online learning Parents poverty Social emotional

Leadership as Process

Reading By Example

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. Advocacy Leader as a Thinker Literacy professional development qualitative data Reflection beliefs evaluation identity Lucy Calkins Units of StudyIt is October, which means it is school learning objective time. Principals are diligently crafting statements that are S.M.A.R.T.

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. Advocacy classroom instruction Leadership Learning Literacy Reading Reflection Becoming a Literacy Leader Jennifer AllenMy previous experiences in the classroom as a teacher of readers and writers led this misconception. So when I arrived in my new building, and one of the teachers encouraged me to attend a literacy institute, I declined.

Do We Still Need Standardized Tests? A Bold New Approach

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During her early years in education she taught elementary and junior high school in New York City. Advocacy Common Core Standards Education Technology eLearning Strategies Symposium Category Page Technology in Education Uncategorized alternative testing computer based learning data data collection ESSA standardized testing

Join Us for the 5th Annual Picture Book Smackdown

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Barrow Elementary in Athens, GA (facilitated by Andy Plemmons). Advocacy authors event Events Lesson book talk collaboration connected learning Dianne de Las Casas global collaboration google hangout picture book month picture books readers advisory smore youtube liveWe are nearing the end of November, which means the close of Picture Book Month. In 2013, I started brainstorming with several dynamic librarians across the country a way for us to celebrate the close of the month.

To Raise a Reader

Reading By Example

It was a book I relied on when I taught elementary school. 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. Advocacy Community engagement Leader as a Reader Leadership Literacy Reading Soapbox Jim Trelease Mem Fox Stephen Layne wsra(I wrote this post last week for our families on my school blog.).

Our 2018 Picture Book Smackdown was a Success!

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Barrow Elementary in Athens, GA. Advocacy authors Book News event Lesson #pbsmkdwn book list book talk capstone connection google doc google hangout picture book month picture book smackdown saadia faruqi virtual visit youtube liveThe 2018 Picture Book Smackdown was held on November 29, 2018. This has been a yearly tradition since November became Picture Book Month.

‘It’s very hard for us to get things we need’: Thousands of Mississippi teens face hunger and homelessness in pandemic

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Justin Lofton, director of Youth Engagement and Advocacy for the group, said a large percentage of applicants said their parents hadn’t yet received unemployment benefits after losing their jobs as a result of coronavirus closures, increasing the financial strain on their families. Coronavirus and Education Elementary to High School Mississippi News Health and nutrition Mental health and trauma Mississippi newsletter poverty

Why Don’t Schools Focus on Literacy?

Reading By Example

As an elementary principal the last seven years, the schools I have had the honor to lead have hosted site visits. Advocacy Integration Leadership Literacy principal as an advocate Principalship Reading Soapbox Writing Jason Fried Linda Dorn Regie RoutmanOur top hiring criteria — in addition to having the skills to do the job — is, are you a great writer?

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The Many Formats of Book Club

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Nine other elementary schools in our district also read the book. My students connected with Angie Pendley’s students at Gaines Elementary. Advocacy event reader's advisory Reading Promotion author book club discussion family engagement google hangout readers reading reading community shelley pearsall skype virtual author visitFor the first quarter of the year, I’ve been exploring how to start book clubs in our school in a variety of ways.

What to do when you have done everything you can

Reading By Example

I personally invited our legislators in our voting district to visit our elementary school. Advocacy Community Leadership budget higher education K-12 privitization Scott Walker Valerie StraussThis has been a rocky week for Wisconsin teachers and administrators. That’s saying something, in the era of Governor Scott Walker and a very polarizing debate around public education.

Homework: Helpful, Harmful, or Otherwise?

Reading By Example

This seems to fly in the face of research, such as John Hattie’s meta-analysis that homework has a negligible effect in elementary school and a significant one at the secondary. Advocacy Leadership principal as an advocate Reflection Teaching genius hour homework john hattieAs I write this, I am out on our back patio. My kids are in the neighbor’s backyard, flying a kite with friends. They had recently recovered the kite from a tree.

Civic Responsibility

Reading By Example

This post is a newsletter I am sending home to our elementary school families. Advocacy Literacy newsletter principal as an advocate Reading media literacy Michael Rebell Phi Delta Kappan votingLet me know what you think in the comments! It is hard to believe that November is already here! It’s been a busy two months of building our learning community at school, connecting with kids, staff and families, and discussing our goals.

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. ” Relating to ESSA reauthorization, the SchoolLibrary Advocacy site also gathers AASL President Leslie Preddy’s letter to members , the blog post, ESSA: Leadership, Marketing and You by Sara Kelly Johns, and a link to Jay Bansbach’s post, School Libraries, ESSA and Title 1: What Should we Ask ?,

Improving reading skills and SEL through text-based discussions

eSchool News

A recent edWebinar led by Bobbi Bear, director of customer advocacy for Achieve3000, identified effective ways to integrate SEL with reading instruction, through classroom conversations about nonfiction and fiction texts. SEL also decreases behavioral issues, dropout rates, drug use, and teen pregnancy, so the advantages of including it in elementary and secondary classes are clear.

Graduate Programs Suspended Due to Cuts in Higher Education in Wisconsin

Reading By Example

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. I earned my masters in school administration through UW-Superior in 2005. This coming May, I plan on adding a Director of Instruction license to my credentials. In addition, I was considering pursuing my Ed.S. in the same field.

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

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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.

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. gadoeteachertakeover #spelling #spellingbee #writing #english #competition #googlehangout #google #community #librariesofinstagram #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #elementary.

Home Libraries and Summer Reading

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Also, the elementary school with the most students to complete the summer reading challenge will earn a trophy to keep at the school for the year. Advocacy Book News summer reading community crowdfunding first book grant home library interest public library readers advisory surveyWe are quickly approaching summer at our school, so we have been winding down activities in the library and looking ahead to what we might read this summer.

Home Libraries and Summer Reading

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Also, the elementary school with the most students to complete the summer reading challenge will earn a trophy to keep at the school for the year. Advocacy Book News summer reading community crowdfunding first book grant home library interest public library readers advisory surveyWe are quickly approaching summer at our school, so we have been winding down activities in the library and looking ahead to what we might read this summer.