English Language Arts | Power Up What Works The English Language Arts (ELA) Instructional Strategy Guides The Instructional Strategy Guides provide you with a pathway to learning. Each Guide focuses on key areas of ELA: reading literature and informational text, language, writing, and foundational skills. It includes information about relevant Common Core State Standards, evidence-based practices, and ways to differentiate instruction with technology. The Guides provide value to teachers, as well as PD leaders, teacher educators, and administrators. How to Use The ELA Instructional Strategy Guides Select and use materials to strengthen teaching and learning and Professional Development.
Conferences & Events EDUCAUSE professional development programs deliver both forward-thinking innovative solutions as well as practical, tangible ideas to handle campus challenges and identify opportunities. Conferences The EDUCAUSE Annual Conference unites the best thinking in higher education IT. EDUCAUSE Connect takes place in locations across the U.S. and are highly interactive, action-driven events where peers solve, network and grow together. Additional programs target specific skills and issues: Advanced Programs: Created for CIOs and senior IT leadership to network and explore issues and solutions EDUCAUSE Institute: Builds and enhances progressive management and leadership skills for success Focus Areas and Special Topic Events: Focused on specific roles and responsibilities, including enterprise and infrastructure, policy and security, and teaching and learning.
Publications 7 Things You Should Know About The 2016 Key Issues in Teaching and Learning February 11, 2016 Since 2011, ELI’s Key Issues survey has been a way for the higher education teaching and learning community to discover the common ground that cuts across differences such as Carnegie Classific… 2016 Horizon Report February 4, 2016 Produced by ELI and NMC each year, the Horizon Report describes six areas of emerging technology that will have significant impact on higher education and creative expression over the next one to… 7 Things You Should Read About Data Visualization for Instruction January 14, 2016 Developments in the tools for data visualization and increases in the types and amount of data available for visualizations offer new opportunities in pedagogy. 7 Things You Should Know About the Evolution of the Transcript January 11, 2016 Efforts are under way to capture a broader range of learning experiences and create frameworks to curate them, providing a more holistic view of student learning.
Standards Education technology standards to transform learning and teaching The time for major change in education is now. In a world where rapid advances in technology have a profound impact on the ways we work, communicate and live, education has struggled to keep pace. The ISTE Standards work together to support educators, students and leaders with clear guidelines for the skills and knowledge necessary to move away from the factory model. These are not the typical boxes educators need to check. They provide a framework for rethinking education, adapting to a constantly changing technological landscape and preparing students to enter an increasingly global economy. Empowering connected learners in a connected world As educators, we are preparing students for a future that we cannot yet imagine. Want to know more? How can the ISTE Standards be used? Visit permissions and licensing.
It’s all C.R.A.P.: Four Principles of Design | THINKblog What a bunch of C.R.A.P.! There are four principles of design that we want you to get under your belt. If you’re a designer, you’ll know this stuff already. It’s like you’ll have some secret superpower. Watch the video, read the stuff below, and suggestion: if you haven’t ever seen this stuff before, print it out, put it on the wall, and absorb! The 4 Principles of Design Follow these four rules for better design! C. is for Contrast. Creating contrast for elements means that discrete elements stand out. R. is for Repetition. Repetition, for instance making a header and footer the same color, makes scanning a website easier. A. is for Alignment. Columns within a page makes it easier to scan horizontally. P. is for Proximity. Proximity means that things are associated with one another – or not. Tell you what, just watch the C.R.A.P. video, OK? – Gregory and Mark
About the Fair Use | U.S. Copyright Office U.S. Copyright Office Fair Use Index Welcome to the U.S. Copyright Office Fair Use Index. This Fair Use Index is a project undertaken by the Office of the Register in support of the 2013 Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement of the Office of the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC). The Fair Use Index tracks a variety of judicial decisions to help both lawyers and non-lawyers better understand the types of uses courts have previously determined to be fair—or not fair. The Fair Use Index is designed to be user-friendly. Although the Fair Use Index should prove helpful in understanding what courts have to date considered to be fair or not fair, it is not a substitute for legal advice. We hope you find the Fair Use Index a helpful resource. Please note that the Copyright Office is unable to provide specific legal advice to individual members of the public about questions of fair use.
Only2Clicks - speed dial to favorite web site and make it your start page 'Not Worth It': Why NC College Students Are Turning Away From Teaching UNC-Chapel Hill senior Jailen Wallis has always been tempted to become a high school English teacher. She's cutting across campus on her way to her work-study at the library. A literature junkie, she loves the idea of teaching young people to enjoy reading and writing as much as she does. "Teaching in North Carolina right now is not worth it, unless you can’t imagine doing anything other than teaching," Wallis explained. Jess Clark reports on North Carolina's diminishing number of graduates pursuing teaching. Wallis’ mother is a teacher, and Wallis knows what challenges of the job are, and what the pay is. "It’s not a job that you leave at the end of the day at 4 or 4:30 or 5 or 5:30, or whenever you finish with all your staff meetings," she said. Wallis is not the only student who feels that way about the profession. "Teaching in North Carolina right now is not worth it, unless you can't imagine doing anything other than teaching." But Chapman says the declines are still concerning.
Cutting master’s pay spells trouble for graduate programs, teachers - Elon University's News Organization Print Friendly For Jessica Mahon, getting a master’s degree went hand in hand with becoming a teacher. But Mahon is from New York, where a master’s degree is required for public school teachers to become fully certified. Now, in her sixth year at Newland Elementary School in Burlington, her master’s degree is considered extraneous. Mahon is lucky. She graduated from Elon University’s Master’s of Education program before the North Carolina legislature instituted a series of cuts and adjustments to the state’s public education system. “I know probably half a dozen or a dozen people who are looking to leave,” she said. Sweeping changes to the North Carolina education system passed by the General Assembly in July 2013 dealt another blow to teacher salaries by eliminating pay raises for teachers with advanced degrees. Before the new legislation took effect in December 2013, teachers with master’s degrees could earn about 10 percent more than teachers with only a bachelor’s degree.