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School tech specialist Patrick Ledesma and a high school blogger share ideas on the next big thing in education technology—and how it could work for both teachers and students. (Leading from the Classroom)

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Do you think texting and social networking between teachers and students should be forbidden or restricted? What are the benefits and risks of electronic communication with students? How, if at all, have you used texting and/or social networking as an educational tool?
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Teacher Leaders Network
Interdisciplinary projects can increase instructional time, promote collaboration, and broaden the curriculum, writes Anthony Colucci. (Teacher)
After complaints from deans, the National Council of Teacher Quality plans to change some of its criteria for grading schools. (Education Week)
Math for America aims to improve secondary mathematics education by recruiting, training, and retaining outstanding math teachers. (Education Week)
The videoconferencing tool is being used to connect foreign language students to native speakers, hold virtual field trips, and more. (Digital Directions)
Research shows it takes the most motivated students three years to learn English well enough to test in it, but federal law assesses ELLs after just one year. (McClatchy-Tribune)
Floyd D. Beachum argues that hip-hop allows teachers to build relationships in the classroom and to further student learning. (Education Week)

Teacher's editorial blog, Teaching Now, provides the latest news, ideas, and resources for teacher leaders. Comments welcome.

Learning Forward's PD Watch
Principals are essential in creating the conditions that enable effective teaching and learning.
Living in Dialogue
A veteran teacher says new teachers have a responsibility step into the profession with eyes wide open.
The Book Whisperer
Reading teachers need to experience the magic of children's literature, too, says Donalyn Miller.
Teacher in a Strange Land
Reducing teaching to a technical job says something distasteful and shallow about our social values, writes Nancy Flanagan.
Coach G's Teaching Tips
David Ginsburg says a key to preparing kids for standardized multiple choice tests is to NOT give them multiple choice questions in class.
A Place at the Table
The failure of the U.S. education system to prepare students for careers may be news to policymakers, but not to most teachers.

Fires in the Mind
Last week, author Kathleen Cushman joined us for a lively discussion on how schools can better engage and inspire today’s students. She touched on the affects of the "compliance culture," ways to spark student creativity, why knitting can improve student’s academic performance, and much more. Read the conversation and feel free to keep it going with other readers.

Starting and Growing A Successful Online Learning Program

Thursday, Feb. 17, 2 p.m. Eastern time

Content provided by: Blackboard K-12

Learn about the most recent trends in online learning in K-12 school districts from Blackboard’s Practice Leader, John Canuel, and then hear from Stacey Campo, Poway Unified School District’s Instructional Technology Specialist, about the nuts and bolts of successful district implementation.

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Pumping Up District Social Media Strategies

Wednesday, March 2, 2 p.m. Eastern time

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Social-networking tools can provide opportunities for school districts to get their message out to a wider audience and promote their successes. But many district leaders still shy away from using social media. Our guests will discuss how districts can harness the power of social-networking tools.

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Connecting Math Instruction to the Real World

Thursday, Feb. 24, 4 p.m. Eastern time

In this webinar, math teacher and ed-tech expert Dan Meyer will demonstrate how educators can do away with "pseudocontext" and "pseudo-problem solving" by implementing a multimedia-based math curriculum. He'll show how to use pictures, videos, and websites to bring classroom math problems to life.

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Chat Education Stimulus: Gauging the Impact of a Federal Windfall Chat Feb. 22, 2:00 p.m. Eastern
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21st-Century Teaching

The Fall 2010 issue of the Teacher PD Sourcebook—examining the concept of "21st-century teaching"—is now live. See the complete table of contents.

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