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January 9, 2013
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  Learning and Teaching 
  • How to help students take ownership at school
    It is important for students to demonstrate ownership over their learning communities, writes Jennifer Barnett, a veteran teacher and technology integration specialist. In this article, she offers seven ways educators can help students take ownership at school. Among the ideas are to give students the freedom to imagine possibilities, invite students to help craft the school's identity, allow students to host visitors at school and give students more information than they may need rather than too little. Education Week Teacher (premium article access compliments of (1/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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New Books from Harvard Education Press!
Harvard Education Press is proud to present new, innovative, and authoritative books on critical issues in education from such leading experts as Jeff Henig, Rick Hess, Larry Cuban, Priscilla Wohlstetter, Richard Colvin, Michael Sadowski, Robert Halpern, and more. Browse Spring 2013 Catalog.
  School Leadership 
  • Connected approach is used to help develop teacher leaders
    One teacher trainer is looking to change the way teachers learn by helping them connect and collaborate with each another. Digital-learning advocate and teacher trainer Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach says the transformation of professional development in her approach involves connected educators collaborating in professional learning communities -- often online. However, Nussbaum-Beach says she prefers more meaningful connections, as opposed to Twitter. T.H.E. Journal (1/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
IRA CONVENTION 2013: Registration Now Open!
Join the celebration in San Antonio, Texas from April 19-22, 2013. Connect with more than 10,000 of your colleagues and gain the knowledge you need to make an even greater difference in your classroom. Click to learn more about speakers Rick Riordan, LeVar Burton, Dr. Debbie Silver, & Mo Willems.
  Technology in the Classroom 
  • 4 ways teachers are using technology now
    This article compiles examples of how classroom teachers are using technology to further learning. Included among the case studies is a group of Minnesota third-graders who are using technology to compete in educational games with other students worldwide. The exercise has led to improved achievement in reading and math. In a San Francisco classroom, chemistry students are greeted each day by a text message asking them a challenge question related to what they will learn that day. blog (1/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
A stronger PLC gets stronger results
Work with PLC at Work™ architects to revitalize your mission and strengthen the core of your professional learning community. Participate in topic-specific breakouts and lively panel discussions. Best of all, you'll leave with ready-to-use strategies proven to impact student learning. Register today!
  Managing Budgets 
  • Ariz. budget is expected to account for common core
    Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is expected to include funding for the implementation of the Common Core State Standards in her budget proposal, set for release later this month. The funding is expected to assist school districts, which have seen a decline in state aid in recent years, and are faced with paying for the implementation of the standards, including teacher training as well as updates to school resources and technology. The Arizona Republic (Phoenix) (tiered subscription model) (1/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Can Philadelphia afford superintendent's ambitious plan?
    Some critics are questioning how William R. Hite Jr., Philadelphia superintendent, intends to fund a plan released Monday that calls for academic improvements. Included in his vision for the district's future is the development of International Baccalaureate programs and improved student nutrition. However, Jerry Jordan, president of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, points out that the proposal comes at a time when school spending has been limited and some once routine expenses are now considered frills. The Philadelphia Inquirer (1/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Policy Watch 
  • Ohio seeks to better gauge readiness among high-school grads
    Ohio is planning to replace its current high-school graduation exams with a new set of exams. The new exams will be in place in 2014-15, when the scores will be factored into teachers' evaluations. Officials say the exams, announced in November, are intended to help better determine whether students are prepared to move to college and careers. The Plain Dealer (Cleveland) (1/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Faculty Lounge 
  • What's the best way to identify an effective teacher?
    Research funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation supports a three-pronged approach in teacher evaluations that includes students' test scores, classroom observations conducted by multiple people and feedback from students. The findings, released Tuesday, are the result of a three-year study of teacher evaluations. Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, said the findings support the contention that teacher evaluations should consider multiple measures. The Washington Post (1/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

I See What You Mean is a practical guide to incorporating visual literacy—maps, diagrams, tables, graphs, and charts—throughout your curriculum. Author and visual literacy expert Steve Moline guides teachers with activities and scores of examples that naturally progress from simple to complex and concrete to abstract. Click here now for details!

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  ASCD News 
  • Tap into solutions to today's most pressing education issues
    If you're ready to take on new standards implementation, explore thoughtful technology integration, and build your leadership skills, don't miss the professional learning event of the year. The fast-approaching ASCD 2013 Annual Conference and Exhibit Show is coming to Chicago on March 16 to 18, and the early bird deadline -- your chance to save $100 on registration -- is Jan. 16. Read our press release to learn more.
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  • Jay McTighe on the promises and challenges of Common Core State Standards
    "The standards are not the curriculum, they are the building code. They reflect important, desirable outcomes and we must meet them, but we don't cover them check-by-check ... we want to create an interesting, rich curriculum where teachers and students want to live," says Jay McTighe. Visit the ASCD website to watch his video interview with Educational Leadership's Marge Scherer, during which he delves into why the standards "just make sense" and discusses key challenges. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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