7 Valuable Roles for STEM Teacher Leaders

MiddleWeb

In the STEM education arena, teacher leaders are particularly crucial. STEM By Design STEM Teacher Development advocacy anne jolly equity ethics PD planning policy STEM teacher leader teacher leader

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From Testing to Transformational Change with Pam Moran

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.

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Kids Co-Creating Curriculum

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.

CA Computer Science Legislation with CUE Support Approved by Gov Brown

CUE

CUE Advocacy Update. John Cradler is a legislative policy consultant with CUE and works with the CUE board, staff, and Legislative Advocacy Committee to advise on policy, legislation, and other public initiatives to support CUE’s mission and vision.

It’s not that you don’t have enough money, it’s that you don’t spend it wisely

Dangerously Irrelevant

We have extracurricular STEM programs that will make up the difference. State department educational policy advocacy: “Evidence-based” or puffery? Law, Policy, and Ethics ed reform iowa policy Terry Branstad

7 questions after Governor Branstad’s school funding veto

Dangerously Irrelevant

Budgets reflect policy priorities. I don’t know what the answer is, particularly since educators in Iowa can’t strike and don’t want to put policy interests above the day-to-day needs of their students. My thoughts on a proposed social media policy for school employees (Part 2).

Betsy DeVos on Teacher Vouchers, Walkouts and Being Clickbait

Edsurge

Do you support them in that advocacy as well?” She used the same argument for rolling back affirmative action guidelines last year that advised schools to consider race in enrollment—a policy that she said she was unfamiliar with as recently as last month.

8 Ed-tech organizations every teacher should know about

Neo LMS

Focus: EdTech Access and Advocacy. Focus: STEM. Not specifically an organisation advancing education technology, but rather technology in education, this is nonetheless an important professional resource for teachers of any STEM subjects.

The threat of Big Brother undermines a push to gather data about college student performance

The Hechinger Report

Having accurate graduation rates and alumni earnings information may help students, including those who are undocumented, find the right college, said Chad Marlow, advocacy and policy counsel at the American Civil Liberties Union.

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

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

gadoeteachertakeover #librariesofinstagram #makered #makerspace #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #robot #robotics #stem #steam #technology #coding #hourofcode #tlchat #proudtobeccsd. gadoeteachertakeover #makered #stem #steam #makerspace #librariesofinstagram #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #collaboration #uga #projectspark #technology #creativity. Follow any local policies on posting to social media.

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

Readers might be expecting that I would simply advocate for makerspaces and STEM labs as a solution to the lack of access students might experience to unique learning opportunities.

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

Reading By Example

Readers might be expecting that I would simply advocate for makerspaces and STEM labs as a solution to the lack of access students might experience to unique learning opportunities.

Children can see adult decisions killing New Orleans youth

The Hechinger Report

The use of mass and social media makes room in the policy arena crowded by adults. Parents have little choice but to encourage children raise their voices and policy solutions to adult problems. Reversing outcomes stemming from adult policies requires elucidation from youth.

Foundations aren’t helping anyone if they’re not serious about social justice

The Hechinger Report

A serious social justice funder devotes at least 25 percent of its annual giving for advocacy, community organizing, civic engagement and other systems-change strategies,” the framework says. “We Related: Youth aren’t props — they need an actual seat at the policy table.

What happens when college students discuss lab work in Spanish, philosophy in Chinese or opera in Italian?

The Hechinger Report

Languages, she said, are especially able to be adapted “to content in other fields — global health, environmental studies, public policy.”. Language educators lament that courses in STEM are celebrated for teaching real-world skills, but language classes are not. “It

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From foster care to college

The Hechinger Report

Jennifer Pokempner, director of child welfare policy at Juvenile Law Center, a legal advocacy group in Philadelphia, said the Seita program is “seen as a model.” He graduated from JW Sexton High School, a STEM-focused magnet school, in 2016.

Transfer students start getting more of the credits they’ve already earned

The Hechinger Report

Related: Universities and colleges struggle to stem big drops in enrollment. Gage Ramirez transferred twice in his college career. The first time, he lost almost all of his credits.

In Puerto Rico, the odds are against high school grads who want to go to college

The Hechinger Report

It is not good policy to keep Puerto Rico economically on a downturn in what feels like an endless loop of economic underperformance. Desirée Morales Díaz, who was accepted to American University but couldn’t afford to go there. “My My dad said, ‘I’ll just take two jobs.’

The newest advantage of being rich in America? Higher grades

The Hechinger Report

This is just another systemic disadvantage that we put in front of low-income kids and kids of color,” said Andrew Nichols, director of higher education research at The Education Trust, a nonprofit advocacy organization. And that doesn’t lead to particularly good public policy.”.

What’s school without grade levels?

The Hechinger Report

Meanwhile, even the handful of schools that have successfully ditched grade levels, such as Waukesha STEM Academy, a charter school about 20 miles west of Milwaukee, must still keep age-based groupings in the background to sort students for standardized testing. “We

Free college didn’t die with the Clinton campaign. It’s just getting started

The Hechinger Report

Rynon Reyes, who will go to college in the fall tuition-free, at an after-school meeting of the STEM club at his high school in San Marcos, California.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

And certainly the expectation of many ed-tech products (and increasingly school policy) is that parents will do just this — participate in the incessant monitoring of student data.

New York’s upstate cities have some of the worst schools in the country

The Hechinger Report

But the annual celebrating of New York City’s feats ignores deeper differences, say educators and education policy experts, who contend that those upstate cities exist in an entirely different world. Students in Kelly McCarthy’s first-grade classroom end the period with a vocabulary word game.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

MCP Instructional Learning Experience Designer and Mindfulness Educator Global Information Literacy Panel , Steve Hargadon, Co-Chair, Global Education Conference Global Outlook - STEAM up the STEM skills for Global Collaboration , Kavita Sanghvi, Principal, C.N.M.

Join Us for the Third Annual Global Leadership Summit - March 23rd, 2018 in Boston

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Over her 25 year career in education research, she has conducted research and evaluation examining blended and online professional development, global education, dual language immersion, and STEM curriculum initiatives, including analysis of international, federal, and state education policy.

Nearly 750 charter schools are whiter than the nearby district schools

The Hechinger Report

But many of the 747 charters have implemented policies that critics say make it difficult for lower-income families to access them. In 2016, Southwest Georgia STEM Charter School launched in Randolph County.

2014 Global Education Conference - Day Two!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Kolleen Bouchane, Policy and Advocacy Director Turning Interests into Insights: Using Data Visualizations to Teach Global Issues - Ann Marie Gleeson, Ph.D., Tuesday, November 18th, is day two of the fifth annual Global Education Conference. We had a great opening day of sessions and keynotes, and the recordings of any sessions that have taken place are accessible on the conference recordings page. The list of Tuesday''s sessions, in US-Eastern Standard Time, is below.

STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Paloma Garcia-Lopez - Executive Director, Maker Education Initiative - "Maker Movement: Making More Makers" Jeanne Century - Director of Research and Evaluation and Science Education, Outlier Research and Evaluation, CEMSE, University of Chicago - "Is it STEM or Just Good Practice?"

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What Students With Learning Differences Really Want Us to Know

Edsurge

I learned things like metacognition, self advocacy, motivation, determination, resiliency. You’re a education policy wonk, right? Mary Jo Madda ( @MJMadda ) is Senior Editor at EdSurge, as well as a former STEM middle school teacher and administrator. A few weeks back, EdSurge traveled to SXSWedu to hear talks about technology and chat with educators and entrepreneurs.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via The Atlantic : “It’s Getting Harder for International STEM Students to Find Work After Graduation.” “ States Are Adopting More Computer Science Policies. ” Chalkbeat’s Matt Barnum takes a close look at a new report from TNTP , the advocacy group formerly known as The New Teacher Project. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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The Cost Trap, Part 3

Iterating Toward Openness

In my recent post I asked us each to consider what “what is the real goal of our OER advocacy?” I have argued that the many benefits of OER stem from their open licensing (permissions), but that is an altogether different argument from which benefit is the “real” one.). ” Stephen answers that his goal is access for all, and takes me to task for wanting more.

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The Politics of Education Technology

Hack Education

It treats “ed-tech” as the result of markets and industry and “innovation,” and not as the result of policy or history. The reporting often isolates education technology from other developments in the computer technology sector and tends to isolate education technology from education politics and policies more broadly (unless, of course, those policies dovetail with the political interests of ed-tech and ed-reform, which they often do).

Reading Role Models: Why They Matter for Boys

Fractus Learning

But I don’t see my advocacy as a zero-sum game. More women than in the past are graduating from college in the STEM fields, and for the first time, women make up the majority of law school students.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” From the Department of Education press release : “Secretary DeVos Accepts President Trump’s Q2 Salary as a Donation for STEM-Focused Camp.” Bloomberg reports that “ Trump Administration Tapping Tech CEOs for STEM Policy Approach.” ” Those involved: investor Laurene Powell Jobs , Apple’s Tim Cook , and representatives from Chan Zuckerberg Initiative – so all the country’s best experts on STEM education clearly.

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