Teacher Update: How to Maximize Hands-On Learning
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| ||September 3, 2009 |
|We are pleased to welcome National Teacher of the Year Anthony Mullen as our newest Teacher blogger. |
|Mr. Mullen, a former New York City police officer, is a special education teacher at an alternative high school in Connecticut. As Teacher of the Year, he will travel the country, speaking to educators and reformers about what he sees as the greatest problem in American education: this country’s high dropout rate.|
|Because of their low cost and ubiquity, an increasing number of educators are considering the use of mobile devices, such as cellphones, netbooks, GPS systems, digital recorders, and MP3 players, in the classroom. When harnessed properly, supporters say, these devices can open up new educational opportunities for students. But some critics feel such devices are more of a distraction or annoyance than a learning tool. Our guests will discuss which mobile technologies are best for the classroom, when they should or should not be used, and which emerging mobile technologies will have a significant impact on K-12 education. |
Teacher's look at what's new and noteworthy in educator blogs. Recently: Back-to-School Blues, Ice-Breakers, Classroom as Entertainment?, and more.
|Living in Dialogue|
The Attorney General in Calif. blasts the Education Department’s proposed Race to the Top guidelines, saying they favor “top down, Washington driven standardization. …”
|The Book Whisperer|
Donalyn Miller pays tribute to Reading Rainbow, the 26-year-old PBS reading program that aired its final episode last Friday.
|Teaching Generation Tech|
Teacher Katie Hanifin has taken a job instructional designer on a video game for learning. But what does that mean?
|A Place at the Table|
Susan Graham wonders whether the government's plan for addressing the H1N1 influenza this fall aligns with the reality of what schools can do.
|Unwrapping the Gifted?|
Tamara Fisher wonders if the Response to Intervention model overlooks the needs of gifted students in favor of those who struggle academically.
|Education Week's Spotlight Series ||TOP|
|Charter schools depend on a range of factors for success. One critical element for many is effective leadership. This “Spotlight” examines the ways schools cultivate new leaders and the many strengths and skills those leaders must draw upon. Check it out now. |
|Professional Development Resources ||TOP|
|Providers: Update or submit your listings now for inclusion in the fall issue of the Teacher Professional Development Sourcebook.|
|Education Week Leadership Forums ||TOP|
|Smart Ed-Tech Strategies For Tough Times |
September 17, 2009: Chicago, Illinois
September 25, 2009: Jersey City, New Jersey
|Mark your calendar and join us at this one-day Education Week Leadership Forum to learn about the ed-tech strategies that will make a difference to your district RIGHT NOW. Click below for the full agenda:|
|Our Web Watch feature is now a daily blog! Get the latest and most provocative education news for teachers. Comments welcome. |
|Reading to the Test?|
Parents in Durham, N.C., worry that a new, district-wide reading curriculum may dampen kids' enthusiasm for books.
|Do you feel your school is prepared to handle the swine flu?|
|Add your vote to our online poll. |
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