Free school library advocacy packs from Bound to Stay Bound

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ALA is offering free school library advocacy packs.Sponsored by Bound to Stay Bound Books (BTSB), the packs contain tools to spread the word about the many ways school librarians are transforming teaching and learning. The BTSB-sponsored advocacy packs are available free of charge. (A

Universal preschool is most cost-effective, study finds

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Preschool is most likely to help low-income children if their classmates come from a range of family incomes, according to a new study. The post Universal preschool is most cost-effective, study finds appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

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

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Olin made student voice a priority in her social studies blocks. She wants to weave this thread of citizen voice throughout the year as students study events in US history. 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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Advocacy of robo-readers hasn’t won the debate — it still misses the main point

Improving Education Environments

But the premise of the article is worth testing out — a research study borne of instructional technology use at the New Jersey Institute of Technology showed that robo-readers could be put to good use to help students see problems in their writing, in part because students are more willing to engage their writing over the computer rather than with a human teacher. The Hechinger Report has a recent article out about the potential of software in the realm of robograders.

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.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

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Using everyday digital content, the COR paper and online assessments directly connect to the questions posed in SHEG’s study and engage learners in credibility decision-making around three COR Competencies: Who’s behind the information? Social studies teachers will adore these!

CA Computer Science Legislation with CUE Support Approved by Gov Brown

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CUE Advocacy Update. Encourage schools to offer additional secondary-level computer science courses that will allow interested students to study facets of computer science in more depth and prepare them for entry into the work force or college.

School of Me: Letting students study what they want, when they want is the latest education trend

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Many programs and products produce reams of “research,” but they’re just sales materials masquerading as effectiveness studies. based education reform advocacy group. A fifth grader works on a digital lesson as part of a blended learning program. Photo: Meghan E. Murphy.

Letters for Justice: Empowering Young Voices on Topics that Matter

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Olin, 5th grade social studies teacher, came to me with an idea. There’s a lot going on in the world right now and it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the many current issues being debated and decided on in our country and around the world.

Let’s Show Our Work with the #PowerOfPublicSchools

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

An Illustrator Study of Carson Ellis https://t.co/QWfDVFWefC Advocacy #powerofpublicschools advocacy collaboration community facebook government Instagram libraries public school twitterCreated by Kristina Holzweiss.

Editorial: Screens Are NOT a Hoax

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In fact, in the study that he links to, and you’re going to like this, the summary actually says: from https://v1.educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/uploads/pdf/The_Impact_of_Digital_Technologies_on_Learning_(2012).pdf. EDITORIAL.

School Libraries Work! 2016

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You’ll want to keep this important advocacy tool on hand and share copies with administrators, board members, teachers, parents, students. In addition, the document is filled with visuals and quotes to use in any local advocacy effort. advocacy school librarians school libraries

Ways to Celebrate 'Music in Our Schools Month'

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Since ancient Greece, music has been an important area of study. So allow me to step on my music advocacy soapbox (we call them conducting podiums) and illuminate both why and how you can support music in our schools. March is Music in Our Schools Month.

Principals Need to Know Literacy

Reading By Example

This article serves as a closing post for our online study group Becoming a Literacy Leader by Jen Allen. Our engagement in this study serves as evidence that none of us believe we have all the answers, nor will we in the future. Advocacy classroom instruction Leadership Learning Literacy Reading Reflection Becoming a Literacy Leader Jennifer AllenWhen I first became a principal at an elementary school, I thought I had the requisite knowledge to be a literacy leader.

How we stopped using Accelerated Reader

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This report described all of the different studies on Accelerated Reader. 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.

Lead Like a Coach: A Consistent Presence

Reading By Example

In comparison, after this instructional walk, I had a desire to get back into this classroom soon, to see where this unit of study would go. 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. Some of them are particular to a teacher and some are schoolwide.

Homework: Helpful, Harmful, or Otherwise?

Reading By Example

Some of the work students bring home can make for an interesting study. The typical fare is worksheets , reading logs , and studying spelling words for Friday’s test. Advocacy Leadership principal as an advocate Reflection Teaching genius hour homework john hattie

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

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It takes years of study, experience, reflection, and collaboration to get to a point of excellence. Advocacy classroom instruction Leadership governor of wisconsin joint finance committee teaching license

Bring an Author to Your School

Reading By Example

Skype chats with authors work well for individual classrooms or grade levels who might want to chat with an author in which they did a study of their books. It might also work as an entry event into a genre study in which the author’s work would apply.

Civic Responsibility

Reading By Example

No doubt we teach social studies. For example, are the “3 R’s” – reading, writing, ‘rithmetic – mutually exclusive from social studies? Advocacy Literacy newsletter principal as an advocate Reading media literacy Michael Rebell Phi Delta Kappan votingThis post is a newsletter I am sending home to our elementary school families. Let me know what you think in the comments! It is hard to believe that November is already here!

Tweeting response to the NEA Opportunity Dashboard

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She shares an assortment of possible tweets to help us get the word out: Multiple research studies show a clear link between school libraries & increased student achievement. aasl advocacy NEA Opportunity Dashboard

Boys Will Be Boys

Reading By Example

This could lead to a more robust performance task for a unit of study. 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.

Seeing RED at ISTE : The Latest Edtech Findings

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Project RED, a national research and advocacy plan, is seeking to answer this question through its large-scale national studies. How can technology help re-engineer our education system?

Do no Harm

Reading By Example

It should also be noted that none of the studies listed took a look at the long term effects of using Accelerated Reader on independent reading. That would make for an interesting study. Advocacy Assessment classroom instruction Leader as a Reader Literacy quantitative data Reading Uncategorized Accelerated Reader MillionsWhen used casually, AR helps students’ reading abilities grow.

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#getESEAright: Make some noise for school library funding on Thursday night

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Studies show test scores trend higher in schools with full-time, certified school librarians. activism advocacy twitter Using the hashtag #getESEAright, ALA joins forces with NEA’s planned Twitter storm on Thursday, April 9 th from 7:00 till 8:00 PM Eastern.

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. First, the time when textbooks encompassed the sum of all knowledge needed in a course of study has passed us by.

New Texas Textbooks Appear to Minimize Slavery as Civil War Issue

K-12 Schools - Education News

said Dan Quinn of the Texas Freedom Network, a left-leaning advocacy organization that has been critical of the state’s academic standards in social studies. K-12 Schools History Education Social Studies Education Texas Education textbooks

The Power of Choice

Reading By Example

She found a slice of time at the end of each day for genius hour to be facilitated (she integrated her content studies and writing instruction). Advocacy classroom instruction engagement Learning principal as an advocate Technology choice genius hour makerspaces

The Power of Choice

Reading By Example

She found a slice of time at the end of each day for genius hour to be facilitated (she integrated her content studies and writing instruction). Advocacy classroom instruction engagement Learning principal as an advocate Technology choice genius hour makerspaces

Students already know much of what we’re supposedly ‘teaching’

Dangerously Irrelevant

In most of the classrooms we have studied, each student already knows about 40-50% of what the teacher is teaching. The ups and downs of educational technology advocacy. Graham Nuthall said: Our research shows that students can be busiest and most involved with material they already know. via The Hidden Lives of Learners , p. We could solve this by pre-testing, yet not enough of us do… Hat tip: Carl Hendrick. Related Posts. Where new learning models will thrive.

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

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In order to increase trust in the instructional walk process, I had our faculty participate in an article study in order to develop the tenets of student engagement. We posted our thinking on a Padlet (www.padlet.com) during the article study.

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

Reading By Example

In order to increase trust in the instructional walk process, I had our faculty participate in an article study in order to develop the tenets of student engagement. We posted our thinking on a Padlet (www.padlet.com) during the article study.

#WhyNCTE15: Because we all need to know literacy

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This goes for math teachers, science teachers, social studies teachers, specials teachers, administrators, and all other professionals working in education. 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.

California Schools to Add LGBT Contributions to Curricula

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The California State Board of Education unanimously voted on a new History-Social Science Framework that includes “a study of the role of contributions” of minority groups, including “lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans,” according to the LA Times’ Joy Resmovits. “We

Got Gabsee? 3D Augmented Reality Avatar

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The Verge I say that it's a whole lot of fun, and I can see using it for program advocacy, as well as book and library promotion. Social Studies Photo Scavenger Hunt or Mystery Skype with Gabsee! (WARNING - Lots of embedded videos - page may load slowly) Got the Gabsee App?

A shocking number of young people can’t separate fact from fiction online

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The overwhelming majority of young people are unable to sift through online information and separate fact, fiction and opinion, according to a new study from Stanford University. Never have we had so much information at our fingertips,” the study’s authors wrote. Photo: Getty Images.

New report underscores education problems in institutions for foster youth

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The advocacy groups are calling for greater state oversight of these facilities, which were the topic of an investigation last month by The Hechinger Report/HuffPost. In addition to examining schooling, the study also explores safety concerns at residential facilities.

The Importance of SEL to Education Success

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Success in school was like that when grades were the barometer and studying harder was the tool. ” You notice in neither of these definitions is there anything about academics, playing sports, or studying hard.

Resource: iNACOL’s Reports on Next-Generation Learning

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It does this through: Advocacy. Study the evidence with iNACOL’s promising practices resources. The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) aims “to catalyze the transformation of K-12 education policy and practice to advance powerful, personalized, learner-centered experiences through competency-based, blended and online learning.” Creating knowledge (through research and reports). Establishing standards. Identifying models of next-generation learning.

SXSW EDU 2019 PanelPicker

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Using the Jobs to Be Done Framework, a new study by the Clayton Christensen Institute uncovers what motivates teachers to change their instructional practices. Emily Bouck, Policy and Advocacy Director, Higher Learning Advocates. The SXSW EDU PanelPicker is back again!