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  • Please Join Us for a Special Forum for Principals | Teaching Matters
    and Families A Conversation with Karen Mapp Karen Mapp Director of the Education Policy and Management Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education will guide us in strategizing new ways to foster a home school connection focused on student success The session draws on Dr Mapp s acclaimed book Beyond the Bake Sale The Essential Guide to Family School Partnerships Principals are encouraged to bring one school professional responsible

    Original URL path: http://www.teachingmatters.org/blog/mapp (2016-02-13)
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  • Assessing Your Innovation Capabilities | Teaching Matters
    20 2010 12 30pm Kudos to John Clemente Teaching Matters Director of Educational Services On Thursday November 18 John facilitated an online session entitled Assessing Your Innovation Capabilities as part of the 2010 Global Education Conference Participants from around the world tuned to learn how Teaching Matters Rubric for School Innovation can be used to move schools toward becoming successful 21st century learning environments Click here to access a recording

    Original URL path: http://www.teachingmatters.org/blog/assessing-your-innovation-capabilities (2016-02-13)
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  • 2010 Global Education Conference, November 15-19 | Teaching Matters
    sessions from 62 countries Sessions will focus on teachers students curriculum policy and leadership and global issues On Thursday November 18 at noon John Clemente Teaching Matters Director of Educational Services will faciliate a session entitltled Assessing Your Innovation Capabilities Participants will learn how Teaching Matters Rubric for School Innovation can be used to move schools toward becoming sucessful 21st century learning environments The conference will take place in multiple time zones and multiple languages over five days There is no formal registration required for the conference as all the sessions will be free and online broadcast live using the Elluminate platform and available in recorded formats afterward Actual session links will be posted the week of the conference See the full hour by hour schedule in your time zone at http www globaleducationconference com schedule html Session Details Date Thursday November 18 2010 Noon Title Assessing your Innovation Capabilities Presenter John Clemente Director of Educational Services Teaching Matters Description Imagine a successful 21st century school in this flat world What does it look like Does it include a balance of core academic content and digital literacy Does it involve global collaboration Teaching students to be creative critical thinkers problem

    Original URL path: http://www.teachingmatters.org/blog/2010-global-education-conference-november-15-19 (2016-02-13)
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  • Bob Herbert’s Keynote Address | Teaching Matters
    News Press Contact Bob Herbert s Keynote Address Submitted by Lynette Guastaferro on Fri 11 05 2010 2 08pm It s No Longer Sufficient to Say We Can Do Better We Have to Do Better In case you missed the live stream check out video of Bob Herbert s keynote address from Teaching Matters Champions of Innovation and Education Celebration View the discussion thread Lynette Guastaferro s blog Tweets by

    Original URL path: http://www.teachingmatters.org/blog/bob-herbert%E2%80%99s-keynote-address (2016-02-13)
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  • First Annual Elizabeth Rohatyn Prize for School Innovation | Teaching Matters
    Innovation Submitted by admin on Thu 11 04 2010 11 27am On Wednesday November 3 2010 Teaching Matters announced the first annual Elizabeth Rohatyn Prize for School Innovation a 15 000 award to be given to a school that exemplifies an academically rigorous and technologically innovative learning environment Submissions will be open to all publicly funded K 12 schools in the New York metropolitan area The Prize will be awarded yearly beginning July 2011 The winner of the Rohatyn Prize will receive a one time award of 15 000 to support sustain or further an innovative school learning environment program or practice that has the potential to be replicated by other schools The award can be applied to equipment materials or human resources including staffing consultants release and or common planning time Submissions will be judged using Teaching Matters Rubric for School Innovation The application and criteria for the Elizabeth Rohatyn Prize will be available online at www teachingmatters org on January 3 2011 For inquiries about the Rohatyn Prize please email Teaching Matters Director of Curriculum and Instruction Naomi Cooperman Ed D at ncooperman teachingmatters org Include the subject line Rohatyn Prize Click here to view the full press

    Original URL path: http://www.teachingmatters.org/blog/first-annual-elizabeth-rohatyn-prize-school-innovation (2016-02-13)
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  • Champions of Innovation and Education Award Celebration - Joel Klein | Teaching Matters
    8 52am Teaching Matters honored New York City Department of Education Chancellor Joel I Klein yesterday as a Champion of Innovation and Education Teaching Matters recognized Chancellor Klein s extraordinary contributions to teaching and learning as well as his strategic focus to improve student achievement through technology innovations from School of One to the Innovation Zone to the NYC Connected Learning program Champions of Innovation and Education Award Celebration Joel

    Original URL path: http://www.teachingmatters.org/blog/live-bob-herbert-1215-pm (2016-02-13)
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  • Teaching Matters' 2nd Annual Champions of Innovation and Education Celebration | Teaching Matters
    City Department of Education Chancellor Joel I Klein as a Champion of Innovation and Education Teaching Matters recognizes Chancellor Klein s extraordinary contributions to teaching and learning as well as his strategic focus to improve student achievement through technology innovations from School of One to the Innovation Zone to the NYC Connected Learning program Renowned New York Times Columnist Bob Herbert will deliver the keynote address Join us at noon

    Original URL path: http://www.teachingmatters.org/blog/teaching-matters-2nd-annual-champions-innovation-and-education-celebration (2016-02-13)
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  • Questioning the Effect of Home Computers on Student Achievement | Teaching Matters
    should have access to computers at home can no longer be in question Problem solving critical thinking and information fluency are basic competencies all students will need to succeed in the new economy The ability to use a computer to engage in higher order tasks is now expected in most professional settings and will continue to be a necessity However low performing students who may primarily use computers for Facebook or shoot em up video games will not miraculously develop sound habits of mind without guidance and parental involvement Just as it might take a parent to turn off Pokemon and turn on Sesame Street it is an adult s responsibility to encourage young people to use technology in productive ways Home access presents an opportunity for schools to extend instruction beyond the traditional school day and promote the expectation that students can and should learn independently a critical aptitude in an economy that will require workers to completely reskill on a regular basis In an interview with eSchool News Jacob Vigdor said Providing computer training in a more structured monitored environment might avoid some issues The real policy question thus isn t about how to keep computers out of homes but about informing parents teachers and the IT industry about the risks and potentially devising techniques to mitigate harm With the proper structures in place schools can connect core in class learning to extension activities that engage students at home For home access to translate into improved student achievement we need to rethink the traditional learning environment How often do we hear from teachers about the barrier of time to creating learning environments that engage children in real authentic work especially in an environment of high stakes standardized testing Now add to that the challenge of teaching students from

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