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. Then, being announced today, is " Library Advocacy: Everyday Marketing Tools and Techniques " with Dr. Sue Alman on February 21st. LIBRARY ADVOCACY: EVERYDAY MARKETING TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES" A 75-minute webinar (live and recorded) in a special Library 2.0

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. Educator voice can be cultivated using the following strategies: Flipped staff meetings – Everyone who plans a meeting works terribly hard to develop and then get through an agenda. This results in a death-by-meeting scenario and is a main reason why most people hate meetings.

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Bring an Author to Your School

Reading By Example

The author can read aloud his/her book to the students, lead workshops on the writing process, and share personal experiences that led them to want to become an author in the first place. 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.

How Access to Technology Can Create Equity in Schools

Digital Promise

Teachers have access to workshops, in-class coaching, and building-based tech facilitators during the school year. Effective and powerful use of technology in the classroom should involve helping teachers feel both comfortable with unfamiliar tech, and enthusiastic about new opportunities to create innovative learning experiences that meets learners where they are. When used effectively, technology can greatly contribute to creating equity in schools.

Four Tips for Choosing the Right Edtech Resources


In addition, partner with the education technology provider in developing a plan that will meet your district’s curriculum and strategic goals. Choose a company whose experience meets your needs The edtech market is complex, which can make potential choices seem overwhelming. According to research from the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation , 50 percent of teachers are uncomfortable using digital tools to meet student learning objectives.

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Let’s Teach in Pajamas Forever

The Jose Vilson

Contrary to my own public activism and advocacy, I propose that we move the nation’s largest public school system into a completely online endeavor forever and a day. What’s more, all the people who were once writing blogs and garnering tens of thousands of dollars for workshops where they taught entire districts about keyboard shortcuts now look like the Profets of the new age.

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

EdNews Daily

Advocate: Young introverts need parental advocacy for public school. Set up meetings to chat with your child’s teacher to explain unique concerns and necessary accommodations. Teacher training is similar to influential groupthink, focusing in on design thinking, group discussions, meetings and project collaboration. Schools can change the definition of participation and offer different ways to meet the needs of introverts. Written by: Robyn D. Shulman.

Colleges Enlist Peer Mentors to Make Campuses More Welcoming to Neurodivergent Students


After all, plenty of people who meet the diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorders enter college without diagnoses and are therefore disconnected from official university disabilities services, according to research published in the Harvard Review of Psychiatry in 2014. At several campuses affiliated with City University of New York, neurodivergent students who participate in Project REACH attend weekly skills workshops and also work one-on-one with fellow students.

Part 7… STEM Resource Series… Over 70 Stemtastic Sites

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference? I have delivered hundreds of workshops and presentations. Maker Camp – Here is an opportunity to join young inventors and artists from around the world on Google+ to make awesome projects, go on epic virtual “field trips,” and meet the world’s coolest makers. Discover an abundance of STEM ideas, facts, research, and resource to help with STEM advocacy.

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Your Syllabus to SXSW EDU 2019 (and Where to Find Us!)


EdSurge Sessions In between hearty servings of Tex-Mex and meat, won’t you have time to stop by and meet? Where School Safety, Security, & Surveillance Meet Happy hour will have to wait, as we kick our sessions off with a sobering and important conversation that warrants your attention. This workshops offers educators a glimpse into how science class can be redesigned to be more inclusive and accessible for all cultures.

5 Radical Schooling Ideas For An Uncertain Fall And Beyond


A national survey by the advocacy group ParentsTogether found big gaps by income in the ability to access emergency learning. In pre-pandemic times, it offered a series of hourlong workshops to family members, mostly in low-income communities, coaching them to set goals and practice specific reading concepts with elementary school-age children. There is no one answer for what the coming school year will look like, but it won’t resemble the fall of 2019.

Five Steps to Closing the Homework Gap

Convening Your Community for Action: Just as the vision plan is developed with stakeholder support, Michael Arensdorff, Senior Director of Technology at Oak Park Elementary School District 97, said he meets regularly with an advisory committee (which can include students and a representative of the Oak Park Public Library as well as other district educators and leadership) to discuss their needs.

What?s New: New Tools for Schools


CLEARONE COLLABORATE SPACE ( ) ClearOne unveiled COLLABORATE Space, a video collaboration app that connects hundreds of users joining from any device, anytime, and anywhere, and includes messaging, calling, and meeting functions.

Strategies for Culturally Responsive Teaching

Only then can students, especially immigrant students and students of color, meet their potential and succeed in school and beyond. A decorated educator of 21 years, Monica has received honors and awards from a wide variety of organizations for her leadership, advocacy, and classroom instruction. In addition to instructional coaching, Monica supports teachers through workshops, speaking engagements, and blogging for Education Week and Education Post.

Should we test all 2-year-olds for autism?

The Hechinger Report

Godfrey Rivera is the co-director of the Autism Initiative Project at Sinergia, a bilingual nonprofit that provides community, advocacy, and outreach for parents of children with autism, especially those who don’t speak English. Often, the parents Rivera meets also don’t feel empowered to question authority figures like pediatricians. The nonprofit offers workshops, one-to-one advocacy, and a monthly Spanish-speaking support group for families.

E-Counseling 2.0: Can a new wave of virtual guidance help?

The Hechinger Report

College Possible is one of many college advocacy groups hoping that technology will jumpstart the slow growth of low-income students in higher education. Jamilah Stroman, a PeerForward writing coach, leads a personal statement writing session at College Summit’s PeerForward Workshop at Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Amal Abdi at her high school graduation in June, 2016. Photo: Hajira Dahir.

Come for the computers, stay for the books

The Hechinger Report

based education advocacy group. “It Teaming up with Skyview’s instructional technology facilitator and early-adopting teachers, Chun frequently demonstrates new tech tools at the school’s teacher-led professional development meetings. Other paths to tech know-how include a district’s office of information technology and workshops such as those hosted by Future Ready.

What’s school without grade levels?

The Hechinger Report

When you meet somebody and ask how old their kids are, they say, oh, they’re in third grade or fourth grade,” noted Phillips of ExcelinEd. In math teacher Danielle Bosse’s classroom, three students take assessments (foreground) while their classmates learn and practice different math skills.

Students on the autism spectrum are often as smart as their peers — so why do so few go to college?

The Hechinger Report

Students who are part of Project REACH meet weekly to discuss study strategies and ways that autism affects them socially and academically. But the program is built around a combination that works: weekly workshops (which are open to all students with disabilities) and one-on-one peer mentorship seem to meet a lot of students’ needs. The workshops vary depending upon student interest and what the faculty think is needed.

The overlooked power of Zuckerberg-backed learning program lies offline

The Hechinger Report

She finds the program gives her extra time to meet individual kids’ needs. “I’m And the lessons about independence and self-advocacy lead to kids who know how and when to ask for help. By the third year , the school surpassed the California state average and nearly doubled the district’s percentage of students meeting or exceeding standards on eighth grade reading and seventh grade math.

SXSWedu 2017: Ones to Watch and What to Know


Now in its seventh year, the annual gathering brings together thousands of entrepreneurs, educators and industry experts from around the world for four days stacked with panel discussions , workshops , an expo hall , meetups , film screenings —plus plenty of after-hours shindigs. An interactive workshop, this session will invite participants to discuss their own edtech challenges and will receive an overview of Digital Promise’s Ed-Tech Pilot framework Wednesday, March 8 K-12 11:30 a.m.


Museums, libraries win grants for youth to enhance online learning, community

Educator Innovator

included libraries, community organizations, advocacy groups, museums, non-profits, cultural organizations, youth-serving institutions, and arts organizations. The ability to meet that challenge will help determine whether education will be more relevant to both young people and the economy where they will be eventually looking for work.”.



Upon completion of the course, students receive an “Advocacy Plan,” which outlines their strengths and challenges and makes recommendations to consider and is shared with their educators. It was designed to meet the needs of larger classrooms while still remaining compact and lightweight. Wonder Workshop ( ) previewed a middle school solution that brings coding and applied robotics into the classroom.

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Live Thursday, February 2nd - Panel on Personal Learning Profiles

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The big question even today is “how do you fit everything in that is expected of you and meet the needs of all students?” Kathleen is a frequent international, national and regional workshop presenter on topics that include Universal Design for Learning (UDL), Technology for Diverse Learners, Math and Technology: Bringing Research to Practice, Built in Moodle: The Universally Designed Digital Learning Environment and most recently, Personalized Learning Toolkit with Barbara Bray.

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Picademy USA Part 3 - Day 2

Learning With Lucie

I recently did a workshop that helped teachers understand the potential of using technology to support Next Generation Science Standards around these 4 approaches: How can technology help drive the conversation to support 3D Learning? At the time of my workshop offered just a few examples of each of these —but during our second tour I suddenly saw the History Museum as filled with opportunity to create story lines to support NGSS standards and for teachers to use the museum resources.

Sign Up Now - Fascinating New Sessions at "Privacy in the Digital Age" Virtual Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Shahid Buttar , Director of Grassroots Advocacy at the Electronic Frontier Foundation ( EFF ) on the crucial importance of libraries in the fight to protect privacy rights and intellectual freedom. She has served on the faculty of the ALA-sponsored Lawyers for Libraries and Law for Librarians workshops and speaks frequently to librarians and library organizations around the country about intellectual freedom and privacy in libraries.

The number of grandparents raising grandchildren is up, thanks in part to the opioid epidemic

The Hechinger Report

Angie Burda, the program’s manager, developed a broad range of services, establishing support groups, educational workshops, and recreational activities for families with children of all ages. When our kids came out of a meeting with those other kids, we saw a light in them we had never seen,” Eschman said. “We Paula Banks, 77, has raised her 9-year-old great-granddaughter AriAnna since birth. They live in Boston’s Grandfamilies House, surrounded by other intergenerational families.

The 2019 Global Education Conference - Full List of 130 Sessions and 10 Keynotes!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Clint Carlson, Director of Education Technology, Istanbul International Community School When Curie Meets Cassatt: Infusing the Engineering Design Process for Global Teaching and Learning , Dr. Helen Teague, Adjunct Professor, Concordia University + Grand Canyon University Where Do We Grow From Here?: As a writer, speaker and bilingual workshop facilitator, Jennifer strives to inspire educators and shift practices in schools around the world. |

Global Leadership Week - Information and Schedule

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We cover all the logistics to make it easy for you, and draw on a deep network of on-the-ground partners to set up a unique experience combining classroom time, dynamic workshops, and visits to local businesses and organizations exemplifying the concepts we’re teaching. This is a free, live video event with Sean Maguire of Plan International, a global advocacy organization dedicated to children's rights.

Events Newsletter - Library Negotiations (Today) - Reinventing Education - OZeLive - Open Licensing - Google in Ed - ISTEunplugged

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Pat will share his 30-plus years of fieldwork, advocacy (he published Growing Without Schooling magazine from 1986 to 2001), and personal experience (he and his wife homeschooled their three daughters) to help you and your children learn in their own ways. LIVE is an opportunity to gather with other member of the community in regular "live" web meetings. LIVE is an opportunity to gather with other member of the community in regular "live" web meetings.

The Business of Education Technology

Hack Education

Here are the areas that have seen the most ed-tech investment activity so far this year: Learning to code : Investments include Galvanize ($45,000,000), Codecademy ($30,000,000), Andela ($24,000,000), Wonder Workshop ($20,000,000), Revature ($20,000,000). Moreover, per this ideology, without the aid of algorithms and “personalization” technology, human educators and traditional institutions have historically failed to meet the needs of individuals as individuals.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“ Apple to offer free ‘ Hour of Code ’ workshops for full week,” says Techcrunch. Via Inside Higher Ed : “The American Civil Liberties Union this week declared its opposition to a federal database of student-level outcomes in a letter signed by a handful of education advocacy groups.” President-Elect Trump. It’s all so awful. “ Trump and Chief Strategist Pick Bannon Disagreed on Foreign Student Policy,” says Inside Higher Ed.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

Teachers Are Moonlighting As Instagram Influencers To Make Ends Meet,” Buzzfeed reported in 2018. In 2011, Barber went to work for Pearson as its Chief Education Advisor, continuing his advocacy for competition, data collection, measurements, and standards-based reforms.