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Reading Across a Dozen Literacies This article will define each literacy while giving examples of "reading" within each category. It takes special skills to read a swamp or a beach or a desert area. These skills also differ from region to region as the flora and fauna shift. How Collaboration Helps School Leaders Succeed School leaders can use online networks and communities for their own personal professional learning, and to support collaboration with staff across schools and districts. In “How Online Learning Communities Help Principals Collaborate and Succeed,” Shannon Holden, Assistant Principal, Republic Middle School, MO, presented on the unique possibilities that online collaboration offers for personal professional learning and within schools, and how school leaders can use for online collaboration with staff. As a personal tool, school leaders can use online communities to expand their network.

Online Professional Development Home › Professional Development › Online Professional Development Recharge your teaching, learn new techniques and strategies, and connect with other literacy professionals—all without leaving your desk. There are currently no live Web Seminars scheduled. Please view our available Web Seminars On Demand and check back regularly for updated information on future Web Seminars. Tim Fredrick's ELA Teaching Wiki / FrontPage Visit my ELA Teaching Blog at E-mail me with questions at How I use portfolios in my classroom Introducing portfolios Making a Table of Contents How to Present the Portfolio During the Conference

How Does New Tech Measure Up to Traditional Standards? Lenny Gonzalez Some might say it’s all well and good to teach responsibility and accountability and self-sufficiency, but what about test scores? At Napa New Tech, the numbers speak for themselves. The school’s 2009 API scores was 818. (Napa New Tech is the first school in the New Tech Network, and was opened in 1996.) The average score of all the 62 schools in the New Tech Network for 2008 was 691, and the growth in the score between 2007 and 2008 was 10.75.

Collaborative Computing vs One to One This is a guest post from Tracy Dabbs, Coordinator of Technology and Innovation for the Burlington-Edison School District. I have been supporting Ed-Tech in classrooms for nearly 15 years and during this time we have all experienced some big changes in tools and ideas. There is always some new learning design that promises to transform education and be THE solution to reach all students. Helping Students Understand Media Literacy Students today are increasingly turning to online news sources to meet their research needs. Because of this, it is important for educators to teach students about trustworthy news sources. In “Media Literacy: A Crash Course in 60 Minutes,” hosted by and sponsored by Mackin Educational Resources, Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair at New Canaan High School, CT, interviewed Greg Toppo, the National Education and Demographics Reporter for USA Today, on today’s shifting trends in journalism and how teachers can help students identify reliable sources. “Is there such a thing as objective journalism?”

Welcome : PBS TeacherLine PBS TeacherLine offers courses that can inspire, educate, and reinvigorate your teaching strategies! PBS TeacherLine offers 15, 30, or 45 hour courses that are facilitated by content experts and master teachers that immerse you in a collaborative, online environment with your peers. You have the opportunity to earn graduate-level credit with our partner universities.

ISS Expedition Webcasts presented by NASA Endeavor To participate, you need to be connected through 1) an internet browser; and 2) a telephone (or through the computer's audio-VOiP) at the same time. Select a webcast below to register: * All times Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) ** Registration closes 3 days before the session. NASA boasts a strong presence on the International Space Station (ISS) as Mission Specialists conduct vital research and work with developing technologies that will impact life in space and on Earth. For each Expedition (e.g., 31, 32)—approximately every three months—3 astronauts (one U.S.) go up to the ISS, and 3 astronauts (one U.S) return home. Join NASA Endeavor and NASA's Teaching From Space office to explore NASA's most relevant classroom resources.

Napa New Tech: School of the Future is Here Lenny Gonzalez What does the high school of the future look like? It’s one that emphasizes useful, relevant skills that can be applied to college and the work world beyond. One that encourages students to be critical thinkers, responsible for their own actions. One that trains them to work collaboratively and push themselves to outside their comfort zones.

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