Training in media literacy is in order

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In this era of fake news, covfefe, and biased advocacy journalism outlets like Fox News and MSNBC, how can news consumers surf through this wave of information that bombards us daily? When I ask my students whether they’ve received training in media literacy, they respond with shrugs and blank stares. Freshmen frequently cite obscure websites as sources in their papers instead of government documents or respected news sources.

District adds data use to teacher training

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By embedding student data dashboards within its professional development system, LBUSD’s teacher training evaluates teachers’ needs based on their students’ academic performance data, teachers’ past training, self-evaluations and administrative feedback. said Paige Kowalski, Vice President of Policy and Advocacy at the Data Quality Campaign. Long Beach Unified School District aims to bridge the data gap between teaching and learning.

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ISTE, Stirring the Pot, & Education Advocacy

The Daring Librarian

I mentioned some of this in a previous post How to Train Your (New) Principal. AASL Advocacy ALA common core conference infographic ISTE profession professional professionalism spoon twitter Four years ago on Doug Johnson''s awesome The Blue Skunk Blog a commenter named Glynda said " Doug, I just read in the SLJ that Teacher librarian Gwyneth Jones is now a board member of ISTE. Perhaps she can help ensure that administrators are not only aware of NETS-A but also following them.

Can mental health training for teachers reduce preschool suspensions?

The Hechinger Report

It’s help teachers need: In 2016 , about 50,000 preschoolers were suspended at least once, and at least 17,000 were expelled, according to the Center for American Progress, a Washington-based liberal research and advocacy institute, which arrived at the estimate based on data from the 2016 National Survey of Children’s Health. Plumeri, the Ryan Center director, agreed that early childhood workers need more training.

TCEA 2011 Legislative Update Advocacy Panel

EdTechSandyK

We have an issue with teacher training in terms of what effective technology integration means. Notes from TCEA 2011 Panel. The speakers words flowed fast and I caputred/paraphrased them as accurately as I could. For an additional take on this event from someone else who also live blogged it, you can visit this post from Bryan Doyle. Members of Panel: Representative Scott Hochberg - Houston, TX Representative Mark Strama - Austin, TX Mr. Thomas Ratliff, State Board of Education - Mt.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Then, being announced today, is " Library Advocacy: Everyday Marketing Tools and Techniques " with Dr. Sue Alman on February 21st. The active shooter training was fantastic!" LIBRARY ADVOCACY: EVERYDAY MARKETING TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES" A 75-minute webinar (live and recorded) in a special Library 2.0 As a subject, coaching is often picked up “on the job,” as opposed to more formal training programs or workshops. We have two new Library 2.0 Webinars coming up in February.

‘Little Band-Aids’ Won’t Fix the Child Care Industry. New Report Proposes an Overhaul.

Edsurge

Kyra Swenson, a long-time infant and toddler teacher and co-founder of the advocacy group Wisconsin Early Childhood Action Needed, said the findings in the Index validate what she and many of her peers have experienced working in this field.

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

NeverEndingSearch

Certified school librarians are trained in selecting the best databases considering subjects studied, as well as age and reading-level appropriateness. Resources: Advocacy co-chair Deb Kachel’s LibGuide curates many of PSLA’s advocacy resources, as well as the media stories.

As More Children Show Symptoms of Trauma, Head Start Programs Expand Support Services

Edsurge

With their help, the Head Start teachers now have trained professionals to turn to for guidance—and the children get specialized support to address their unique histories and behavioral needs. Education Technology Family Engagement Social-Emotional Learning Workforce Training Early Learning

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. With the implementation of mobile technology and cloud-based resources, the need for a systemic approach to training our leaders and teachers is most important to student success. Advocacy Connected Educator CUE News ACSA CDE CETPA ESSA TICAL

Editorial: Screens Are NOT a Hoax

CUE

Perhaps Dr. Kardaras would argue that I’m being too generous in my estimation of teachers, who I work with and run trainings for and sit in trainings with. Advocacy Connected Educator Education Technology Technology in Education Uncategorized edtech hoax response TIMEEDITORIAL. We try to keep our ears to the ground here when it comes to the public buzzing around educational technology in schools.

Inside a Preschool That Treats the Youngest Victims of the Opioid Crisis

Edsurge

Conscious Discipline also provides in-person training and materials to help TIP teachers understand and implement trauma-informed care. I’m trying to give one of my children a normal life, from birth,” she says, her eyes trained on River. “I’m

Here’s How Head Start Parents Are Building Careers As Early Childhood Educators

Edsurge

She is now the curriculum, instruction and training coordinator for the Community Partnership for Childhood Development, the agency administering Head Start programs in the Colorado Springs region. Education Technology Early Learning Workforce Training

Why Don’t Schools Focus on Literacy?

Reading By Example

For example, our school has invested in Responsive Classroom training for staff and we have found it effective. Advocacy Integration Leadership Literacy principal as an advocate Principalship Reading Soapbox Writing Jason Fried Linda Dorn Regie RoutmanOur top hiring criteria — in addition to having the skills to do the job — is, are you a great writer?

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

Reading By Example

With a highly-trained eye, here is what I saw: The intent of the lesson was clearly stated in writing, verbally, and visually. Advocacy classroom instruction Leadership governor of wisconsin joint finance committee teaching licenseLast night, several members of Wisconsin’s Joint Finance Committee voted poorly on many issues related to K-12 public education.

Do no Harm

Reading By Example

It is an interesting “what if” story: the main character and his older brother find a bag of money thrown off of a train in England. Advocacy Assessment classroom instruction Leader as a Reader Literacy quantitative data Reading Uncategorized Accelerated Reader MillionsWhen used casually, AR helps students’ reading abilities grow. When used thoughtfully and with proven techniques, it leads to tremendous gains and a lifelong love of reading.

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Congratulations to the Flipgrid 2015 Graduation Voices Winners, Top Voices, and More

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Get on board that train. Advocacy awards student participation technology contest flipgrid graduation judge judging participatory culture personality student voiceI was honored to be one of the judges in Flipgrid’s inaugural Graduation Voices contest.

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ESSA learning more, doing more

NeverEndingSearch

Deb suggests we should begin to collaborate with our local government, state libraries and state library associations to ensure that: the ALA/AASL definition of effectiveness is endorsed by our own state’s Department of Education; that we develop awareness and training locally on how to apply for funds; and that we actively demonstrate how school library programs provide students with opportunities “to develop digital literacy skills and improve academic achievement.”

8 Top Tips and Tons of Resources for Supporting English Learners with Technology

Teacher Reboot Camp

Ask me about training your teachers, ShellyTerrell@gmail.com ! 9 Advocacy Groups & Events Enhancing ELT. “The limits of my language are the limits of my world.” – Ludwig Wittgenstein. I’ve worked with language learners in over 20 countries. I’ve seen first hand how technology can be used in incredible ways to motivate and engage language learners of any age.

North Carolina New Schools Shuts Down, Cites Rapid Growth

K-12 Schools - Education News

Staff members were placed in schools in order to help train and offer support to teachers and principals. K-12 Schools Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Education Advocacy Education Reform North Carolina Education North Carolina New Schools(Image: North Carolina New School Foundation).

The Power of Choice

Reading By Example

I have learned through different trainings and resources that the focus and the culture of a school largely drives how the makerspace is utilized in a building. Advocacy classroom instruction engagement Learning principal as an advocate Technology choice genius hour makerspacesThe lack of autonomy in schools today is saddening. The standardization of our assessments has led to a narrowing of our curriculum and instruction.

The Power of Choice

Reading By Example

I have learned through different trainings and resources that the focus and the culture of a school largely drives how the makerspace is utilized in a building. Advocacy classroom instruction engagement Learning principal as an advocate Technology choice genius hour makerspacesThe lack of autonomy in schools today is saddening. The standardization of our assessments has led to a narrowing of our curriculum and instruction.

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. Finally, inclusion of a provision for purchasing technological equipment and training using funds from the Instructional Materials Allotment is a key provision of SB6. advocacy instructional materials legislation Texas Texas legislature textbook txedbudget

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

Reading By Example

For example, I hosted several technology training sessions for teachers to attend during the school year. Advocacy engagement Leadership Learning Literacy principal as an advocate Reflection Writing ASCD collaborative learning cycle education week Kimberlee Everson Regie RoutmanMy previous two posts have described how schools can improve access for students of color and students living in poverty to follow their passions and have more voice in choice in their learning.

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

Reading By Example

For example, I hosted several technology training sessions for teachers to attend during the school year. Advocacy engagement Leadership Learning Literacy principal as an advocate Reflection Writing ASCD collaborative learning cycle education week Kimberlee Everson Regie RoutmanMy previous two posts have described how schools can improve access for students of color and students living in poverty to follow their passions and have more voice in choice in their learning.

The untapped workforce that can tackle COVID-19—and America’s healthcare gap

The Christensen Institute

With at least 22 million individuals filing for unemployment, healthcare systems have a real opportunity to attract and train hundreds of thousands of people who otherwise may not have considered joining the industry. What will it take to train a corps of CHWs?

Micro-credentials and COVID-19: Supporting Professional Learning When Schools are Closed

Digital Promise

The media literacy micro-credentials developed by KQED and PBS allow teachers to demonstrate expertise in teaching Pre-K-12 students to think critically about their roles as media consumers and creators—or in training teachers to do so. Emphasizing digital equity and advocacy.

Why Teacher Self-Care Matters and How to Practice Self-Care in Your School

Waterford

Technical Assistance and Training System. National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project, June 2014, pp. Because teaching is such an intensive job, educators can greatly benefit from learning about and practicing self-care.

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8 Ed-tech organizations every teacher should know about

Neo LMS

Focus: EdTech Access and Advocacy. Through the provision of training, policy advocacy, a number of professional events and forums, a range of professional development toolkits and research the organisation confidently asserts that it is at the forefront of developing a cohesive, empowered and knowledgeable community of edtech thought leaders. Focus: Digital Learning Advocacy and Research.

Transition Planning for Students with IEPs

N2Y

Training and college and career counseling. Here, students learn vocational skills or get other job training, as well as potential accommodations. Parent Training and Information Centers (PTIs).

CASEL Board Member Dr. Kimberly A. Schonert-Reichl Starts as NoVo Endowed Chair of SEL at UIC

eSchool News

She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the prestigious 2021 Janusz Korczak Medal for Children’s Rights Advocacy, and has been invited to participate in several dialogues with the Dalai Lama on the themes of cultivating compassion and educating the heart. “It

The power of peer networks to help students rebound during and after COVID-19

The Christensen Institute

In some schools, these advocacy and influence activities are peer leaders’ primary responsibility. A recent synthesis of student surveys during the pandemic, compiled by the Center on Reinventing Public Education, revealed a stark reality about students’ experiences this year.

Colleges sign on for a 15-step program to “erase equity gaps” in completion

The Hechinger Report

One of the great paradigm shifts that has occurred with colleges that are really making headway is they no longer consider the students to be broken who come to them,” said Sugar, who was a co-founder of the advocacy group Complete College America.

New Approaches to Instructional Technology Coaching

Digital Promise

Coaches have taken on larger advocacy roles and are serving as liaisons between teachers and administration to communicate ongoing distance learning challenges and needs, as well as offer feedback and suggestions on district-approved applications, software, and systems.

The Lessons Learned Online That Will Shape Education After the Pandemic

Edsurge

As an organization on a mission to build a strong, socially conscious and diverse tech workforce, the past year showed us where we can strengthen our existing practices and sharpen our focus and advocacy efforts to be even further out on the leading edge of innovative learning.