Editor’s Note: This guest post was written by Todd Maurer, one of the leading authorities on the Asian education markets. Todd is a partner in Educated Ventures and founder of Sinica Advisors, where he leads Asian and cross-border strategic and M&A projects. You can follow Todd on Twitter @td_maurer. From A Nation at Risk to US Education Reform and National Security, education and economic competitiveness have long been part of America’s geopolitical calculus. But with an emergent China gradually moving toward deeper innovation and a smarter workforce, the stakes have suddenly become higher. In a recent New […]
Barry Joseph is the Associate Director For Digital Learning, Youth Initiatives, at the American Museum of Natural History. Located within the Education Department, Youth Initiatives, Barry brings a dozen years working in youth development and nearly twenty years working in new media to support the AMNH to advance its mission. And what is the Museum’s mission? “To discover, interpret, and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world, and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education, and exhibition.” EdGamer thinks this is cool and we think you will too. Tune-in and level-up!
Mission Monday provides a plan to enhance school communities one week at time with intentional interventions that focus on building positive relationships between students, teachers, parents, and the community. In this episode, Sam (@samuelstecher) and Mark (@mc_bossy) discuss the lives that teachers live in and out of school, and how they can teach like rockstars, but without all the hype. As always…Point. Click. Enjoy. Hosts: Mark Johnson and Sam Stecher Contact us with any questions or comments. Also, if you […]
Join Nick Cusumano and Danielle Filas as they welcome Whitney Christiansen, a Theatre teacher in Eminence, Kentucky. Whitney will show how she uses Renaissance Faire experience with her students. This past year, one of students collaborated with her to create a modern version of “Everyman,” (the medieval morality play,) and two years ago they also created a play based on common misconceptions people hold regarding the medieval era, called “Mythconceptions.” On top of their stage shows, the kids also create their own characters, which they then use to populate our fictional Scottish town of Briarwood.
This week on the aRTs Roundtable we discuss the new teacher evaluation procedures across the country. One of the pieces is to SHOW growth your students have done within your classroom. Many school districts are wrestling on how to achieve this within the non-core classes. Both Jennifer and Brenda have some interesting developments that are occurring in their respective school districts. Lots of usable ideas that you can implement immediately. Show Host: Carol Broos Show Contributors: Jennifer Kolze and Brenda Muench Leave […]
Te@cher Tech T@lk #18 – Chromebooks, Tablets & Inbox – Oh My! The TTT Team discusses what they have been up to for the start of the year including getting Chromebooks and tablets rolled out. We explore the new Google INBOX app that’s in beta release and talk about some pros/cons. Tammy shares some updates to Voicethread. Chad talks about doing Standards Based Grading with Classroom & Doctopus. Judi shares about community connections being made in her area. All then share […]
Join Nick Cusumano and Danielle Filas as they welcome Catherine Rinella. Catherine is is a radio host and producer, a sound designer for various theatre companies, and a voice over and performing actor. She share about the process of creating audio theatre, the ins and outs of becoming a voice actor and many resources for creating your own audio projects.
Kristin Brynteson is the Assistant Director of the P-20 Center at Northern Illinois University. The Center for P-20 Engagement collaborates with internal and external partners to provide leadership and promote innovation by fostering interdisciplinary learning communities and initiatives which increase educational success. One of their projects is STEM Read, Coordinated by Gillian King-Cargile. Gillian King-Cargile has a bachelor’s degree in film production and an MFA in creative writing. She is a writer, a book lover and a professional science appreciator. At NIU she directs the Creative Writing Day Camp for middle school students and co-directs STEM Outreaches Sci-Fi-based summer camps. In addition, she created and coordinates the STEM Read program.STEM Read features science fiction books with a basis in hard science, technology, engineering, or math. Students read the book on their own or with their library groups and then meet with experts in related fields at NIU to discuss the science behind the fiction. If you want to find out more about STEM Read and the other great projects at NIU, then tune-in and level-up!
Troy Cockrum and Joan Brown discussed what teacher and students should be concerned about when thinking about copyright issues. The two talk about the laws in place for copyright, the concerns for educators, the definition of Creative Commons and Fair Use, and resources to find material without infringing on copyright.