Music Teachers of Excellence with the CMA Foundation

The CoolCatTeacher

She oversees advocacy efforts for the CMA Foundation at the state and federal level, which includes working with more than a dozen community partners to elevate the cause.

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. Loud’s passions are technology integration in the elementary grades, along with teacher motivation.

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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 School

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. The work of Denise Hardoy, middle school science teacher and CUE member, from San Antonio Elementary School in Lockwood was highlighted.

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.

Change One Simple Thing to Start Your Journey to Remarkable Teaching

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.

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. The work of Denise Hardoy, middle school science teacher and CUE member, from San Antonio Elementary School in Lockwood was highlighted.

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.

CA Computer Science Legislation with CUE Support Approved by Gov Brown

CUE

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.

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 live

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 live

Editorial: Screens Are NOT a Hoax

CUE

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.

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. For the first quarter of the year, I’ve been exploring how to start book clubs in our school in a variety of ways.

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. It is October, which means it is school learning objective time.

Do We Still Need Standardized Tests? A Bold New Approach

CUE

During her early years in education she taught elementary and junior high school in New York City.

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 Routman

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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.

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.

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.).

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 hattie

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 ?,

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 survey

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 survey

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. advocacy awards school librarians

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.

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.

#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.

Twenty States Pass Legislation to Expand Access to K-12 Computer Science

techlearning

Code.org Advocacy Coalition ?, of more than 60 industry, non-profit, and advocacy organizations working together to make computer science a fundamental part of K-12 education. [ Since January 2018, 20 states have passed legislation and funded $49 million to expand.

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.

Recommended Read: Schooling Beyond Measure by Alfie Kohn (Heinemann, 2015)

Reading By Example

Instead of a Reader’s Digest version of this book, I’d like to highlight five of the articles I found that most impacted me as an elementary principal in a high-poverty public school. Advocacy Leadership Literacy Reading Alfie Kohn Heinemann Schooling Beyond Measure

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.

9 Great Nonprofits to Support School Leaders

Tom Murray

The Alliance for Excellent Education is a Washington, DC–based national policy, practice, and advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring that all students, particularly those who are traditionally underserved, graduate from high school ready for success in college, work, and citizenship.

#WhyNCTE15: Because we all need to know literacy

Reading By Example

As an elementary principal, I cannot remember the last time I attended a conference for administrators. Advocacy Leadership Literacy Principalship Reading Soapbox Writing NCTE wsraAs #ncte15 nears the end, tell us #whyncte15 ! We can’t wait to hear your reasons! pic.twitter.com/nXJYoA0LqB. NCTE (@ncte) November 22, 2015. This will be a short post, because the answer to this question/hashtag is simple: All educators need to know literacy.

Going Beyond the Hour of Code

Digital Promise

See Code.org’s comparisons of CS curricula by grade level: elementary curricula. See a sample letter to principal, advocacy slide deck , and additional resources. This article originally appeared on The Advocate from the Computer Science Teachers Association.

Opting In

Reading By Example

In our Title I elementary school in Central Wisconsin, we have had students preview the computerized assessment. Advocacy Assessment Leader as a Thinker Leadership principal as an advocate opting out portfolio assessment standardized testingTesting season is upon us. The Chromebooks have been configured and the wireless tested. For the next six weeks, all 3rd through 5th grade students will be taking the Forward Exam, our third different standardized test in as many years.