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.

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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. 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. Hear a teacher’s experience with cultivating agency and self-advocacy in her students to better understand what they needed from their learning environment.

High school graduation rates for one important group are starting to get better

The Hechinger Report

Since 2006, the share of California Hispanic 19-year-olds with a high school diploma has increased from 74 percent to 86 percent, according to the Campaign for College Opportunity, a California advocacy group.

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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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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.

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. Discover an abundance of STEM ideas, facts, research, and resource to help with STEM advocacy.

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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. In addition to instructional coaching, Monica supports teachers through workshops, speaking engagements, and blogging for Education Week and Education Post.

Five Steps to Closing the Homework Gap

And so the one-and-done workshop can be great for sparking an idea, but to think we’re going to bring about real classroom change with a one-day workshop, it isn’t really going to happen.”.

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.

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.

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. Amal Abdi at her high school graduation in June, 2016. Photo: Hajira Dahir.

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.

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.

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. The workshops vary depending upon student interest and what the faculty think is needed.

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.

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.

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.




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.

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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?” She has had the opportunity to speak in Iowa and around the country about advocacy, technology, social media, and making a difference in education and the lives of others.

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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.”.

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?:

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.

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?

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.

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. Paula Banks, 77, has raised her 9-year-old great-granddaughter AriAnna since birth.

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.

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.

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.