Shine a Light on Advocacy - NOW!

The Daring Librarian

And to build on the momentum, and perhaps to help fashion a wider advocacy plan that we can all support. I haven''t heard from @librarytalker yet during all this week of Advocacy Tweeting & Re-Tweeting but I am hoping our Geek Tribe & friends can mobilize to get this pushed forward!"

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


You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning.

Pat Farenga's "Starting to Homeschool" Webinar Series Starts on Friday

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

" Starting to Homeschool " is a series of six Webinars for those interested in starting the journey to homeschooling, or just learning more about homeschooling. The Webinars are held using Google Hangouts on Air, and shouldn''t require any special software.

Final Pat Farenga Webinar in "Starting to Homeschool" Series

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

" Starting to Homeschool " is concluding its series of six Webinars for those interested in starting the journey to homeschooling, or in just learning more about homeschooling. Those who are able to join the Webinar live will be able to ask questions in the chat during the Q&A period.

Exclusive Data on Student Safety to be Revealed on Webinar

Gaggle Speaks

Exclusive Data on Student Safety to be Revealed on Webinar Click To Tweet. Every year, the Speak Up Research Project for Digital Learning asks K-12 students, parents and educators about the role of technology for learning in and out of school.

AASL National Standards: A few essentials to get started!


It All Fits Together Webinar : The archive of this presentation led by Editorial Board Chair, Marcia Mardis and Implementation Task Force Chair, Mary Keeling mirrored the information shared at the AASL General Session and is the perfect deeper overview to share at professional development.

I dare you NOT to share! (So many AASL School Library Month goodies!)


Plan your April advocacy with the official calendar of activities , filled with author/ambassador quotes, professional development links, an interactive calendar and suggested activities for each day and for various grades. Try to make these complimentary webinars: Wed, April 6 @ 6:00 p.m.

Quality Instruction: The Most Important Classroom Variable

Reading By Example

Professional development can be provided through your school district (for free), or you can attend professional development on your own through different webinar series. Advocacy classroom instruction Coaching Reading Teaching Writing Becoming a Literacy Leader Jennifer AllenThe instruction that you provide to your students is the most important variable regarding student achievement. Good instruction can deliver up to two years growth for some students.

AASL Social Media Superstars

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

The final “winners” in each category will be announced in a webinar on April 27 for School Library Month. Advocacy awards Library AASL appreciation award librarians libraries professional learning network show your work social media student voice

Amplify: Digital Teaching and Learning in the K–6 Classroom

Tom Murray

More here: (Note: The webinar will be archived on the same URL after the event.). Future Ready Schools ® Invites You to a Participate in a Webinar. Please join Future Ready Schools ® (FRS) for a webinar that is part of its Leadership Hub , a one-stop-shop of professional learning opportunities for school leaders. Register and submit questions for the webinar here. Please direct questions concerning the webinar to

What Is Your Why?: The Importance of Computer Science Education

Digital Promise

Community Engagement and Advocacy. Leaders are interested in supporting other districts implementing similar shifts towards computer science education by creating opportunities to share resources and attend expert webinars. To learn more about the work districts are doing in computer science and why they are doing it, check out the working group webinar.

Activating the Community to Support Education Innovation

Digital Promise

Student advocacy reinforced Kettle Moraine’s implementation of CBE and expanded opportunities around personalized learning. To learn more, check out a webinar with more information here. Kettle Moraine School District (KMSD), a member of the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools , is a suburban district in Wisconsin leading some of the most advanced competency-based education (CBE) efforts in the country.

Technology Resources For Early Childhood Learning

The Web20Classroom

Early Learning Network -Part of my advocacy work revolves around helping educators discover the power of connected professional learning. Tech as a Tool for Going Global in Early Childhood Webinar -Another great feature that ISTE has is their webinar series.

If We Talked About the Internet Like We Talk About OER: The Cost Trap and Inclusive Access

iterating toward openness

When our presentations and our writing and our speaking and our advocacy focus primarily on ways that OER alleviate the cost problem, we’re actually doing exactly what publishers want. Certainly interesting enough to consume your attention for an entire webinar.

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11 activities to increase student-led learning in your classroom


Watch this edWeb webinar. Self-advocacy. For many students, self-advocacy doesn’t come naturally. In a recent eSchool News study , 89% of educators said it was very important or important for students to lead their own learning. That’s telling – as is the fact that not a single respondent considered student-led learning unimportant. It’s also just another indication of the growing wave of teachers who are committed to giving students a bigger say in how they learn.

"Homeschooling Hangout" with Pat Farenga

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Priority will be given to those who have purchased his "Starting to Homeschool" Webinar series. Homeschooling, or thinking about it? Join us for a special live online "hangout" with Pat Farenga for an hour to talk about starting to homeschool or general homeschooling advice.

Work Your Dreams Using the Top Five Leadership Competencies with Secretary of State Linda McCulloch

In this recent webinar, sponsored by Girls Thinking Global, Secretary McCulloch shared her top leadership competencies, and how past experiences, good judgement, and working well with others can lead to success. one webinar attendee asked. WATCH THE WEBINAR RECORDING.

Michelle Luhtala is a Library Journal 2015 Mover and Shaker

” Michelle Luhtala was selected for her advocacy work.

5 Free Summer Professional Development Resources from ASCD

The 21st Century Principal

ASCD’s policy page —This one-stop shop for educators interested in advocacy and education policy offers tips on how to get informed, get involved, and make a difference. Summer Boot Camp Webinar Series ­— This five-part summer webinar series just kicked off and will run through August. The full ASCD webinar archive dates back to May 2010 and features ASCD’s collection of targeted, expert-led webinars.

Global Leadership Week Starting! Event List + Join Us in Boston on Friday

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Global Leadership Summit will convene classroom teachers, school and district administrators, and thought leaders in an interactive, engaging program that aims to move the needle on global education toward advocacy and implementable actions in classrooms, schools, districts, and policy arenas."

The Importance of Technology in Education


To hear more from Anthony, watch his webinar 10 Tips for Launching a Successful Tech Pilot. Check out Tablets in SPED , Shannon's webinar on how districts can use iPads and tablets to better meet the needs of special education students.

?Framework: Future Ready Schools’ Commitment and Dashboard


This is one of the principles championed by Future Ready Schools (FRS), a project of the policy and advocacy organization, Alliance for Excellent Education. “For personalized learning to thrive, principals must create a culture of innovation that brings together students, teachers, administrators, parents and the community to share a vision for an improved learning experience.”.

Michelle Luhtala is a Library Journal 2015 Mover and Shaker

” Mich elle Luhtala was selected for her advocacy work.Michelle Luhtala has been a strong advocate for Banned Websites Awareness Day (BWAD), an annual event raising consciousness about excessive filtering in school settings.

#withMalala campaign giving away 20k He Named Me Malala DVDs to classrooms

eSchool News

A companion discussion guide, curriculum, webinar, and student toolkit are also available online to extend the conversation in the classroom on issues of inequity, access to education, and the power of raising one’s voice to advocate for justice.

UPDATED: Live Interview on Monday Jan. 31 - Karen Cator on the National Education Technology Plan

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me for a live and interactive webinar with Karen Cator, the Director of the Office of Education Technology , on education, technology, and the 2010 National Education Technology Plan.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Friday, February 27th at 3pm Starting to Homeschool Webinar Series: Why Should I Homeschool? , Details to join the webinar at [link]. Each session will be held in Blackboard Collaborate using the Learning Revolution Host Your Own Webinar program. Webinar Series at [link].

Educating Kids for Life not for Tests

The CoolCatTeacher

On January 31, they have a free webinar “ Preparing Students for Success: Measuring What Matters. ” Jake Cotton, a superintendent from Virginia, will be sharing.

Newsletter: Privacy Con, OZeLive, GlobalEd.TV, Homeschooling, Making Chromebooks, Student Inquiry, & More

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

March 2nd, 7pm US-EST: GlobalEd.TV 's March Webinar Is "Global Education in Action" What kinds of practices and activities foster global education in schools and community programs? Some great upcoming (and all free) Learning Revolution events are below.

Events + News - The Emerging Future on Thursday - Educational Podcasting - Global Education Day - Less is More Lesson from Finland

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Two Week Calendar Monday, April 27th at 5pm edWeb Webinar: Getting Started with Game-Based Learning , Are you curious about game-based learning, but don’t know where to begin? Join the webinar at

Newsletter: Used PCs to Chromebooks (Today), New "Privacy Con" Speakers, More GlobalEd.TV, Quotes + News

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

March 8th, 4:00pm US-Eastern: Webinar: CloudReady, Your Aging PCs + The Google Admin Console Ever wish your existing, aging computers ran like your Chromebooks and could be managed in the Google Admin console? Some great upcoming (and all free) Learning Revolution events are below.

Live Thursday Sept. 15 with Sam Chaltain on "Faces of Learning"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me Thursday, September 15th, for a live and interactive webinar with Sam Chaltain, DC-based writer and education activist, on his new book Faces of Learning: 50 Powerful Stories of Defining Moments in Education.

Global Leadership Week - Information and Schedule

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

GlobalEd TV is a free, inclusive, and comprehensive webinar series which spotlights theories and best practices related to multiculturalism in schools and organizations all over the world.

Navigating the ‘Wild West’ of Digital Collections in Schools


Every outgoing senior class is vastly different from every incoming freshman class,” said New Canaan High School librarian Michelle Luhtala in an edWeb webinar. A new advocacy organization called Transform Your School Library has even begun serving as an intermediary between educators and publishers. School libraries are no longer simply quiet places for students to study or check out printed materials.

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Learning Revolution Newsletter - Week's Events - GlobalEd Waitlist - CoSN - Google Forms - Breaking Down Library Walls - Better Than College - OZeLive Kudos

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Thursday, February 27th at 11am Creating Connected Learners Through Virtual Exchange: Assessing the Impact of Virtual Exchange , Part of a month-long webinar series co-hosted by the Exchange 2.0 Details to join the webinar here. Tuesday, March 4th at 12pm CST in Austin, TX Common Sense Media - Inspiring Advocacy through News and Digital Media , While technology provides exciting, innovative teaching opportunities, it also introduces tremendous challenges.

Learning Revolution Free Events - "Reinventing the Classroom" Online Conference This Week - GlobalEdCon Call for Proposals - RSMiniCon This Weekend

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Ed Tech Month - Free Webinar Series by PowerUp WHAT WORKS. Have you checked out the FREE ed tech webinar series that is being presented by PowerUp WHAT WORKS ? The first webinar of the series will be held next Thursday, May 8th, from 3:30 - 4:30pm EDT on "Personalize Your Math Professional Development." For over two decades, CoSN has provided leaders with the management, community building, and advocacy tools essential for success.

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The company has partnered with advocacy organizations to produce white papers at the 2017 and 2016 Digital Citizenship Summits and provides online monitoring software to schools. Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.



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.

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#ISTE13 - San Antonio Highlights & FUN!

The Daring Librarian

Member Networking Fair, Tower View Lobby -- Visit All 25 SIGs, Affiliates, Advocacy/ETAN, Young Educator Network, and other member communities who will showcase their activities and recruit new members. LOL More tips & tricks on our ISTE Inspire Webinar Preso & Archive !

EduBlog Awards 2010 Nominations

The Daring Librarian

I was torn to put this under lifetime achievement but the fact that Doug is an admin position in a real school district shows just how amazing it is to have his thoughts, beliefs, and advocacy on our side! The 2010 Edublog Awards – Nominations Open! Nominations: Close Friday 3 December!

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ISTE10 Conference Reflection: Leadership and Cheese Cubes

The Daring Librarian

Too many scheduling conflicts.Breakfasts, Advocacy, & committee meetings during the same time as presentations and sessions. Great conversation at the Eluminate party with Steve Hargadon who has been so generous to donate a room for our TL Virtual Cafe webinar series!