Advocacy of robo-readers hasn’t won the debate — it still misses the main point

Improving Education Environments

The software was developed to meet assessment needs in a manner that notes ease, economy and standardization. Looking strictly at 3x more words and seemingly more engagement from student writers gives the impression of a successful software system that can solve a largesse in student writing ( 24% of students meet government proficiency levels ), but it ignores the larger problem: we view writing as a skill-based proficiency rather than as a form of human communication.

ISTE Advocacy for Education: Opportunities in Denver!

The Daring Librarian

Advocacy in Education is so important.now more than ever. The following is from Hilary Goldmann, ISTE’s Director of Government Affairs : "Once again we have a dynamic line-up of advocacy activities at ISTE2010!! Collecting success stories at the Advocacy Lounge Wiki.

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Agency: Important for Students and Educators

A Principal's Reflections

The desire to increase agency in the form of voice, choice, and advocacy should be viewed as just as important for educators (teachers and administrators) as it is for students. This results in a death-by-meeting scenario and is a main reason why most people hate meetings.

Two New Library 2.0 Webinars: Library Advocacy + Marketing | Coaching Skills for Managers + Supervisors | ALSO: Active Shooter Response Recording

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

First is the return of Dr. Steve Albrecht with " Coaching Skills for Library Managers and Supervisors: Getting Better Performance and Behavior From Your Employees One Meeting at a Time " on February 12th. We have two new Library 2.0 Webinars coming up in February.

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. Department of Education and the Library of Congress also received the CUE delegation for meetings that took place in advance of the Summit.

5 #GR8Finds #ThisWeek 03.20.15 - What to Assess? Library of Congress on Pinterest, An Adult Coloring Book, A School Librarians Advocacy Video, and Who's Tracking Your Emails?

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Meet The Woman Who Sold A Million Copies Of Her Coloring Books For Adults -- the article Johanna Basford''s website See her Instagram account below. A school librarian advocacy video from the New Jersey Association of School Librarians, worth watching.

CA Computer Science Legislation with CUE Support Approved by Gov Brown

CUE

CUE Advocacy Update. Defining computer science education principles to meet needs of K-12 students. Advocacy Common Core Standards computer science CSTA legislation

Do We Over-Complicate Reading Instruction?

Reading By Example

For sure our efforts to meet the needs of every student from early on shouldn’t be trivialized. Advocacy classroom instruction Literacy Reading core instruction reading aloud Tier 1

One small, shy child changed my school’s dress code

eSchool News

The morning after a Board of Education meeting, I was notified that something important had happened. had stood before the Board of Education at a public and televised meeting, advocating for a more equitable dress code in our school.

Rally to Restore Philadelphia School Librarians: Responses, reflections, and resources

NeverEndingSearch

Classroom libraries provide books selected to meet reading levels, student interests, and topics studied at a specific grade level. Resources: Advocacy co-chair Deb Kachel’s LibGuide curates many of PSLA’s advocacy resources, as well as the media stories.

How CUE Will Help Guide ESSA in California

CUE

For more information about CUE’s Legislative Platform and efforts, visit CUE’s Legislative Advocacy page. Advocacy Connected Educator CUE News ACSA CDE CETPA ESSA TICAL

Joint Finance Committee Launches Assault on Wisconsin Retirement System #wiedu

Reading By Example

According to Pew Research, the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) is fully funded to meet all of their obligations (Source: [link] ). Advocacy Communication joint finance committee Scott Walker Wisconsin Retirement System

It’s Time to Plan World Read Aloud Week 2018

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Part of the fun is meeting new friends, planning your read alouds, and seeing what magical things happen during your connection that you weren’t even expecting. It’s time for us all to start making plans and building excitement for World Read Aloud Day 2018 with Litworld.

The Many Formats of Book Club

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

The family book club read at home on their own and we held one face-to-face meeting at the end of the book. For the first quarter of the year, I’ve been exploring how to start book clubs in our school in a variety of ways.

How we stopped using Accelerated Reader

Reading By Example

At the next staff meeting, we shared these commitments, answered any questions about their meaning and intent, and then held an anonymous vote via Google Forms. This post describes how our school stopped using Accelerated Reader.

Student Agency is More Than Voice and Choice

A Principal's Reflections

However, we must not lose sight of the third element that comprises this concept, and that is advocacy. Image credit: [link] While voice and choice are more aligned with ownership of learning in the classroom, advocacy aligns with improving the school or district culture.

Bring an Author to Your School

Reading By Example

Our students, especially the young ones, may not truly understand where literature comes from until they meet an author in real life. Advocacy Appreciation Leader as a Reader Literacy Reading Writing author visits Johnathan Rand Lisl H.

When Vendors Listen to Students

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Recently, during a student book budget meeting, we met with Jim Boon from Capstone. Advocacy book budgets Lesson amplification Amy Cox capstone signs student book budgets student voice vendorsStudent voice is important to me.

Tweeting response to the NEA Opportunity Dashboard

NeverEndingSearch

She is composing an official letter to NEA and will meet with NEA leadership next week in Washington, DC. When I meet with them on Tuesday, I would love to be able to say that thousands of us have expressed concern. aasl advocacy NEA Opportunity Dashboard

Let’s All Connect for LitWorld’s World Read Aloud Day 2016

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Part of the fun is meeting new friends, planning your read alouds, and seeing what magical things happen during your connection that you weren’t even expecting. It’s time for us all to start making plans and building excitement for Litworld ‘s World Read Aloud Day 2016.

Wishes and Plans: Exploring Life Challenges Through Books

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

While Charlie is with her aunt and uncle, she meets a stray dog who she names Wishbone. Somehow, I’ve managed to read three books recently that all feature a main character grappling with the challenge of having an absent parent.

I’m a 2016 Library Journal Mover and Shaker!

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

In December, I got the email with an invitation to come to ALA Midwinter in Boston for the photo shoot and first time meeting several of the 2016 Movers and Shakers. Luckily, I did have a meeting to talk about transforming libraries with Miguel Figueroa, so I had that to talk about.

ESSA learning more, doing more

NeverEndingSearch

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. If we are to get a piece of the funding, we have to start pushing, demonstrating how school library programs might be leveraged to meet ESSA goals right now. activism advocacy ESSA technology

Connecting through Stories: 2015 World Read Aloud Day Part 2

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

We got to meet her camera-shy dog, Biscuit. Advocacy Events Reading Promotion authors books collaboration connected learning litworld read aloud skype World Read Aloud Day WRAD15 Day 2 was busy. We had much smoother Skype connections and plenty of stories.

Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap

Reading By Example

Are we certain that what the world needs is more than 50 million public school children who meet the same academic goals? Advocacy classroom instruction Community engagement Leadership Learning principal as an advocate achievement gap education week Kimberlee Everson word gap

Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap

Reading By Example

Are we certain that what the world needs is more than 50 million public school children who meet the same academic goals? Advocacy classroom instruction Community engagement Leadership Learning principal as an advocate achievement gap education week Kimberlee Everson word gap

Favorite Books I Read in 2017

Reading By Example

Sherlock Holmes meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer” says one reviewer.). Advocacy Community Leader as a Reader Literacy ReadingThis is a repost from my school blog. I share my reading life with families and the community to help develop a new norm, in which everyone is a reader and writer. Take care, Matt. What do you do when you don’t know what to write?” A student asked me this during a classroom visit. My response: I read, and I find easy ways to write!

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

Reading By Example

Makerspaces and STEM labs are in part a reaction to the suffocating grasp our policy makers have placed on our schools to meet standards and prescribed expectations in the name of accountability.

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

Reading By Example

Makerspaces and STEM labs are in part a reaction to the suffocating grasp our policy makers have placed on our schools to meet standards and prescribed expectations in the name of accountability.

Educators Take Action in the Afterschool for All Challenge

Educator Innovator

on May 22, to meet face to face with Members of Congress and urge them to co-sponsor the Afterschool for America’s Children Act —legislation supporting the innovative advances occurring between schools and community-based organizations during the out-of-school hours. If you’re feeling ambitious, click here to learn how to set up a district meeting with your local Congressional office. Afterschool Alliance Educator Innovator Blog advocacy afterschool alliance badges

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

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Members of our student book budget team purchased new books for our library with a James Patterson grant by surveying the school, setting goals, meeting with vendors, and marketing the order. Advocacy department of education documentation education GA DOE Instagram libraries public show your work showcasing work social media takeover thank you trust

Testimony in Favor of Texas SB 6 Instructional Materials Allotment

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Jennifer Bergland has written about the companion bill in the House, HB 6, at the TCEA Advocacy blog here and here if you would like more detailed information. Speaking of witnessess, the committee meetings are streamed live on the Internet.

#WhyNCTE15: Because we all need to know literacy

Reading By Example

Consider: How can you budget your building dollars to best meet students’ needs, when you aren’t aware that having a broad selection of authentic, high-interest literature in classrooms is essential? 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.

Student Agency: Moving From Talk to Action

A Principal's Reflections

It is driven by choice, voice, and advocacy. I held monthly meetings with all members of school government across all grade levels giving them an open forum to provide improvement ideas. Advocacy, choice, and voice should occur in the classroom as well as the school setting.

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

Digital Promise

When an educator is unprepared and unable to access high-quality resources to meet our unique learners’ needs, the system penalizes the educator. While there are certainly exceptions, this human interaction standard can serve as a compass to guide our investments and advocacy.

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