Autism Advocacy and Research Misses the Mark if Autistic People are Left Out

Digital Promise

Autistic self-advocacy organizations and autistic activists have long criticized autism awareness initiatives. Some 11 years ago, autistic activist, Ari Ne’eman, then president of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN), successfully campaigned to shut down a stigmatising campaign posted on billboards and other sites in New York City. One example of such participatory autism research comes from the Know Your Normal project.

Letters for Libraries: Advocacy & Action!

The Daring Librarian

For example, the reauthorization proposal would consolidate 38 existing authorities into 11 new programs that give communities more choices in carrying out activities that focus on local needs and that are achieving results. Letters for Libraries: It''s Not Just About Books.

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. Micah Studer described the event as “life-changing” as it has ignited a passion in him for advocacy for our students.

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. Micah Studer described the event as “life-changing” as it has ignited a passion in him for advocacy for our students.

Comics and Graphic Novels: Honoring All Literacies

Reading By Example

My own son is a shining example. The goal is to “provide a glimpse into example writing processes of Wisconsin writers from a variety of contexts” Below is an interview with my son for this initiative.

Why we should focus on our beliefs as well as our practices

Reading By Example

For example, if we try and apply a new practice and find it successful, our beliefs can shift so that we are discontinuing the less innovative practice. Advocacy Appreciation Leader as a Thinker Literacy principal as an advocate Reading Teaching Writing ASCD Regie Routman

Editorial: Screens Are NOT a Hoax

CUE

It’s like that old cause-and-effect example that murders go up in the summer, and so do ice cream sales, so ice cream makes people murderous. Advocacy Connected Educator Education Technology Technology in Education Uncategorized edtech hoax response TIMEEDITORIAL.

Express Gratitude By Blogging

Reading By Example

They may realize they are not alone in feeling a certain way about a similar situation, for example, confusion over whether or not to purchase a commercial literacy program. Advocacy Appreciation Community Connectedness Leader as a Thinker Reflection professional isolation

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

We characterize the standards as “smooth curves” in recognition that not every ten year old, for example, is going to be achieving at a fourth grade math level.

Social Studies & Citizen Voice: Students Raising Their Voice on What Matters

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

I left them with one last example of youth leadership in the United States. Two years ago, Ms. Shelley Olin and I collaborated on a student voice project at the very end of the year.

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Letters for Justice: Empowering Young Voices on Topics that Matter

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

As students looked at example opinions and continued to gather facts, they started filling out organizers to get their own thoughts together.

Principals: What Is Your Job with a Capital J?

Reading By Example

For example, I still do some data entry for discipline. For example, some of our most popular professional learning experiences have been facilitating by our teachers. “What is my job on the planet?”

Why Don’t Schools Focus on Literacy?

Reading By Example

For example, our school has invested in Responsive Classroom training for staff and we have found it effective. For example, a leadership team can begin by integrating effective reading and writing strategies with a STEM/STEAM initiative.

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Homework: Helpful, Harmful, or Otherwise?

Reading By Example

For example, my son was recently assigned a family heritage project. These examples are, by definition, homework. One can understand with these examples why schools are starting to outright ban homework. As I write this, I am out on our back patio.

How we stopped using Accelerated Reader

Reading By Example

For example, we realize we now have an assessment gap for our students and their independent reading. This post describes how our school stopped using Accelerated Reader. This was not something planned; it seemed to happen naturally through our change process, like an animal shedding its skin.

Teaching is More Than Just a Degree – It is a Profession

Reading By Example

As an example, I recently observed a primary teacher facilitate a math lesson on arrays (rows and columns of tiles to convey an equation or form a shape). Advocacy classroom instruction Leadership governor of wisconsin joint finance committee teaching license

Bring an Author to Your School

Reading By Example

For example, it is smart to consider the attention spans of younger vs. older students when scheduling classroom visits. Advocacy Appreciation Leader as a Reader Literacy Reading Writing author visits Johnathan Rand Lisl H.

5 Ideas to Improve Rural Education in America

The CoolCatTeacher

The need for more rural education advocacy. An example of a rural program from the Farm Bureau that is an exemplary idea we can use in education. Episode 40 of #10MT Interviews Daisy Dyer Duerr From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Lead Like a Coach: A Consistent Presence

Reading By Example

Example: During a later visit with the same 4 th graders reading Little House in the Big Woods , the students were ready to start practicing their book club roles with the text. Advocacy classroom instruction Coaching Leadership Literacy professional development Teaching book clubs Instructional Walks Little House in the Big WoodsWhen school leaders make instructional walks a daily habit, we start to discover patterns and trends.

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

Reading By Example

For example, Samantha Mosher, a secondary special education teacher, guides her students to develop their own IEP goals as well as how to use various tools to monitor their own progress. Advocacy Assessment classroom instruction Communication data qualitative data quantitative data RtI Technology Amanda Datnow digital portfolios Genesis Cratsenberg ILA Samantha Mosher Vicki Park

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Boys Will Be Boys

Reading By Example

For example, how are digital tools being leveraged for this kind of work? Advocacy Learning Literacy principal as an advocate Reading Reflection Technology Writing behaviors boys engagement literacyMy son, appreciating the view of the Poconos Mountains in Pennsylvania.

Civic Responsibility

Reading By Example

Schools are being called to action to reverse the trend of Americans not participating in civic duties, for example a decline in people voting. For example, are the “3 R’s” – reading, writing, ‘rithmetic – mutually exclusive from social studies? For example, students interviewed Mineral Point city officials about the governing process. Advocacy Literacy newsletter principal as an advocate Reading media literacy Michael Rebell Phi Delta Kappan voting

What’s wrong with this picture?

Reading By Example

For example, a person wearing a space suit on the subway may seem wrong to one kid, but another might say, “That could be a person on the way to a costume party!” Assessment Leadership Advocacy accountability Highlights Magazine testing Every night, my wife and/or I read aloud to our kids, ages six and eight. One text we can all agree on to read is Highlights Magazine.

Quality Instruction: The Most Important Classroom Variable

Reading By Example

For example, setting a yearly goal of implementing strategy groups for small group reading instruction is a lot more realistic than expecting yourself to implement strategy groups in one nine weeks. Advocacy classroom instruction Coaching Reading Teaching Writing Becoming a Literacy Leader Jennifer AllenThe instruction that you provide to your students is the most important variable regarding student achievement. Good instruction can deliver up to two years growth for some students.

The Perspective Gap

Reading By Example

For example, a classroom in my school used this tool to host a video conference with a classroom in another region of the United States. Advocacy Community Connectedness Learning content geography perspective skype photo credit: Grand Canyon (4 of 19) via photopin (license).

Beliefs and Values

Reading By Example

For example, schools post their mission and vision in the hallway about offering the best education for all students. Advocacy Leader as a Thinker Leadership Literacy Reflection Soapbox actions beliefs equity mission values vision

On ZTC, OER, and a More Expansive View

iterating toward openness

They were relatively easy to tell apart from one another and advocacy was rather straight forward. As people advocate for one priority over the other, this advocacy often ends up becoming formalized in policies and programs.

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Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap: An Action Plan, Part 2

Reading By Example

For example, I hosted several technology training sessions for teachers to attend during the school year. Here’s how it works: I collect examples of student work, such as performance tasks or their writing.

Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap: An Action Plan, Part 2

Reading By Example

For example, I hosted several technology training sessions for teachers to attend during the school year. Here’s how it works: I collect examples of student work, such as performance tasks or their writing.

Edtech, Equity, and Innovation: A Critical Look in the Mirror

Digital Promise

We can’t allow frustrations to lead us toward alternative examples of mediocrity or failure. While there are certainly exceptions, this human interaction standard can serve as a compass to guide our investments and advocacy.

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The Pedagogy of Blended Learning

A Principal's Reflections

For example, many quality blended activities allow students a certain level of choice over their learning path. Path Pace Place Choice Voice Advocacy Models There are many mainstream models out there that can be used to blend effectively.

#WhyNCTE15: Because we all need to know literacy

Reading By Example

How can you evaluate your teachers if you don’t know the difference between indicators of reading engagement, such as students selecting books based on interest, and reading compliance, for example being assigned books to read only based on level? 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.

Enhancing Civic Education with Game-Based Learning

EdTechTeacher

We are experiencing a rising tide of advocacy for high quality civic education across the nation. Examples of Game-Based Learning for Civics. The most prominent example of this is the high quality collection of game-based simulations developed by iCivics.

Opting In

Reading By Example

As our school’s principal, I want to set the example with regard to my position on this issue. Advocacy Assessment Leader as a Thinker Leadership principal as an advocate opting out portfolio assessment standardized testingTesting season is upon us. In our Title I elementary school in Central Wisconsin, we have had students preview the computerized assessment. The Chromebooks have been configured and the wireless tested.