Wednesday, July 28, 2010

School Tech Connect: Value Subtracted

School Tech Connect: Value Subtracted

Value Subtracted

Has there been any response from the Expert about this yet? By the way I bet this bit of conjecture is accurate:

because that would fit into 

Cool Cat Teacher Blog: Do you have advice on a laptop for me in my classroom?

Cool Cat Teacher Blog: Do you have advice on a laptop for me in my classroom?

Do you have advice on a laptop for me in my classroom?

Photo of HP Tablet PC running MS Windows Table...Image via Wikipedia
Tomorrow is "b" day -- the day I have to buy the new laptop at school for me. Yes, it has to last me another five years. The trusty Toshiba I got five years a go lasted until the backlight went out. I don't have a lot in my budget for this, but here is what I'm looking at right now.

  • 64 bit Windows 7
  • 8 GB Ram
  • fingerprint reader
  • Media ca

Gay Friendly College Campuses: Review of The Advocate College Guide for LGBT Students

Gay Friendly College Campuses: Review of The Advocate College Guide for LGBT Students

Gay Friendly College Campuses

Review of The Advocate College Guide for LGBT Students

Jul 25, 2007 Naomi Rockler-Gladen

The Rainbow Flag - Justin Powell, Wiki Commons, pub. domain
The Rainbow Flag - Justin Powell, Wiki Commons, pub. domain
Looking for a campus that embraces lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered students? The Advocate College Guide for LGBT Students can help.

Shane L. Windmeyer. The Advocate College Guide for LGBT Students: A Comprehensive Guide to Colleges and Universities with the Best Programs, Services, and Student Organizations for LGBT Students. New York, Alyson Books, 2006. $21.95.

For LGBT students, finding a gay-friendly college campus can be a liberating experience. And now, thanks to the Advocate College Guide for LGBT Students, there's a well researched guidebook to help students choose a place where they will be comfortable and welcomed. This book offers a list of the 100 best schools in the United States for LGBT students, with information about what students can expect on each of these campuses.

What's most impressive about this book is its detail. In selecting and researching his top 100 list, author



Read more at Suite101: Gay Friendly College Campuses: Review of The Advocate College Guide for LGBT Students http://collegeuniversity.suite101.com/article.cfm/gay_friendly_college_campuses#ixzz0v2MEOhfS

San Diego, California Education News - School Districts, Boards, Students, Teachers - SignOnSanDiego.com

San Diego, California Education News - School Districts, Boards, Students, Teachers - SignOnSanDiego.com

Winston School holds open house today

JULY 28, 2010 2:37 P.M.
The Winston School, a college preparatory program for students with learning disabilities in grades four through 12, will host an open house from 10 to 11:30 a.m. today at the campus, 215 Ninth St., Del Mar.

Schools, city stare into abyss

JULY 27, 2010 10:34 P.M.
The San Diego Unified School District and city of San Diego are struggling to find a way to end chronic budget shortfalls that have plagued them in recent years and are projected to continue into the future.

SDSU campus among 20 most LGBT-friendly

JULY 27, 2010 9:29 P.M.
Was it the twice-yearly Big Gay BBQs or the Safe Zones ally training or the Queer People of Color Conference or the new minor in LGBT studies?

City schools will test parcel tax on Nov. ballot

JULY 27, 2010 5:38 P.M.
The San Diego city school board agreed Tuesday to keep a parcel tax proposal on the November ballot, despite misgivings by the board president.

Conceptual Framework for New Science #Education Standards

Conceptual Framework for New Science Education Standards

The deadline for feedback is August 2, 2010.
Conceptual Framework for New Science Education Standards
Click here to view the public draft of the conceptual framework and access the online survey
This project funded with generous support from the Carnegie Corporation is to develop a framework to guide the development of new science education standards. The project will be led by a committee of experts in the scientific disciplines, cognitive science, learning theory, and educational policy. The framework developed by the committee will identify and articulate the core ideas in science in the disciplines of life sciences, physical sciences, earth and space sciences, and engineering and technology, cross cutting ideas and scientific practices. The committee will draw on current research on science learning as well as research and evaluation evidence related to standards-based education reform. This will include existing efforts to specify central ideas for science education including the National Science Education Standards, AAAS’s Science for All Americans and Benchmarks for Science Literacy, the 2009 NAEP Science Framework, and the redesign of the AP science courses by the College Board.
The committee will develop the draft conceptual framework, gather feedback from a range of stakeholders, and write a final NRC consensus report. The draft conceptual framework is anticipated in July and the final report in the winter of 2010.
The work is being done with the cooperation of a group of collaborating partners which includes Achieve, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the National Science Teachers Association.
While the conceptual framework will be used to guide Achieve’s work of developing K-12 science education standards under a separate grant from the Carnegie Corporation, it is important to point out that the framework itself will have great value for the science education community. For example, it can provide guidance for development of curricula and assessment, a foundation for discussion of alignment between K-12 and higher education, and a mechanism for creating greater synergy between science learning in formal (school) and informal environments.
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Committee Membership
Design Team Members
STAFF
Heidi Schweingruber, Deputy Director, BOSE
Thomas Keller, Senior Program Officer

Kelly Duncan
, Senior Program Assistant

MEETINGSLOCATIONRESOURCES
Meeting 1
January 28-29, 2010

The NAS Building
Lecture Room
2100 C Street, NW
Washington, DC
Public Agenda
(includes presentations)
Meeting 2
March 4-6, 2010

Hyatt Regency Washington
400 New Jersey Avenue
Washington, DC 20001
Public Agenda
Presentations and Papers
Meeting 3
April 22-23, 2010
The NAS Building
Day 1: Lecture Room
Day 2: Room 150
2100 C Street, NW
Washington, DC
Public Agenda
Presentations
Meeting 4
June 17-18, 2010

Keck Center
Room 105
500 5th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Closed Session in Entirety
Meeting 5
September 1-2, 2010

Beckman Center
Irvine, CA
Meeting 6
October 27-28, 2010

Keck Center
Room 105
500 5th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Remainders: Making sense of the (adjusted) test scores | GothamSchools

Remainders: Making sense of the (adjusted) test scores | GothamSchools

Remainders: Making sense of the (adjusted) test scores

  • NY’s tests were shown to be faulty just as more weight is be placed on tests nationally. (NY Times)
  • Bloomberg: the state test recalibration is really about “a change in definition.” (Gotham Gazette)
  • NY’s next governor should investigate who dumbed the state tests down. (Chalkboard)
  • An arts advocate’s blood is boiling because curriculum narrowed to cater to faulty tests. (Dewey21C)
  • The case against summer vacation and how to make creativity part of it. (Time)
  • Are there enough talented leaders to fill all the jobs RttT will create? (Educated Reporter)
  • Part of the Gates teaching grant in Florida is support for new teachers. (St. Petersburg Times)
  • Amid contract talks, new Chicago union president calls for ending TFA there. (Alexander Russo)
  • A rundown of neighborhoods applying to start Promise Zones. (Paul Tough)
  • Arguing that the local press misses the real problem with “gifted” education. (Sara Mead)

Science teacher: Arne's "quiet revolution" #education

Science teacher: Arne's "quiet revolution"

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Arne's "quiet revolution"



As part of the show-and-tell of working in grant funded projects taking care of very poor kids in very devastated cities. I got to meet CEO's, sit in boardrooms, greet national politicians--I even got to spend a couple of days in the White House sitting on some sub-committee of some sub-committee.

A few things I learned:
  • Powerful people don't pay for coffee--it's just always there.
  • Powerful people have pretty fingernails. (I get bored easily at meetings.)
  • Poor kids of color with bright smiles on their faces loosen checkbooks.
  • Nobody really wants to hear the

Module 9: My Two Year Professional Development Plan | Reflections on Teaching

Module 9: My Two Year Professional Development Plan | Reflections on Teaching

Module 9: My Two Year Professional Development Plan

Overall Goals

  1. Improving my knowledge of curriculum and best practices;
  2. Maintaining my knowledge of technology integration best practice;
  3. Improving my knowledge of effective coaching, presentation, and training;
  4. If I was truly interested in become a technology coordinator, or any sort of administrator (which

Sacramento Press / Chop at the Top, say Sac City Employees

Sacramento Press / Chop at the Top, say Sac City Employees

Chop at the Top, say Sac City Employees

by Kati Garner, published on July 27, 2010 at 8:45PM



"We are here today because our Local Union 39 is not listening about letting us have a voice on what labor concessions we'll take to save people's jobs," says Leslie Garner, City of Sacramento employee. "Our voices are not being heard by our union."

According to a statement made by Stationary Engineers - Local 39:
"The citizens of Sacramento deserve a city that is a 'Full Service City.' We treasure our parks, our libraries, the quality of our drinking water, and our canopy of trees.
Like other local government agencies acoss the country, the City of Sacramento is facing significant budget challenges. And unfortunately, the City Manager is

Eduflack: Around the Edu-Horn, July 28, 2010

Eduflack: Around the Edu-Horn, July 28, 2010

Around the Edu-Horn, July 28, 2010

RT @usedgov Duncan highlights ED's civil rights agenda, promises to advance civil rights by addressing inequities . http://go.usa.gov/OMH

FL adopts the common core -- http://tinyurl.com/2dfsndk

RttT and the "quiet revolution" -- http://tinyurl.com/36ggcys

RT @Education_AIR AIR to merge with Learning Point Associates; Learning Point CEO Gina Burkhardt named AIR Executive VP http://ow.ly/2hhKr

DC teachers union to sue over teacher performance firings -- http://tinyurl.com/29a96jr

Duncan and mayoral control of Detroit Public Schools -- http://tinyurl.com/32cyk57

'Waiting for Superman': Help or menace | Philadelphia Public School Notebook

'Waiting for Superman': Help or menace | Philadelphia Public School Notebook

'Waiting for Superman': Help or menace

by Paul Socolar on Jul 28 2010
"Waiting for 'Superman'," this year's highly touted education documentary, had a preview screening in Philadelphia Tuesday night, and its producer, Lesley Chilcott, clearly hopes it can have as big an impact on US schools as her previous collaboration with director Davis Guggenheim on "An Inconvenient Truth" had on awareness of the climate crisis.
Chilcott told the audience that recent public attention to school reform issues may have brought us to a "tipping point."
"I think we have a real opportunity unlike any other time to make some

Queens Teacher: Duncan Forms an "Equity and Excellence Commission" to Shut Civil Rights Leaders Up

Queens Teacher: Duncan Forms an "Equity and Excellence Commission" to Shut Civil Rights Leaders Up

Duncan Forms an "Equity and Excellence Commission" to Shut Civil Rights Leaders Up

Duncan Highlights Education Department's Civil Rights Agenda
Secretary Promises to Advance Civil Rights by Addressing Inequities in Schools


July 28, 2010

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U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced he would form a bipartisan commission to examine educational equity and promised to pursue federal policies that would advance equity in the nation's K-12 schools.

In a speech at the conference marking the 100th anniversary of the National Urban League, Duncan told civil rights leaders that the Obama administration's school reform agenda is benefiting students of color and those

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