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Educators want to support students, maintain expectations, promote learning and plead the case for allocating the resources necessary to fulfill the potential of a child’s future, our future, humankind’s future. That’s why educators become advocates, writes Rod Carnill.
Advocacy involves more than providing testimony to your local, state or federal elected officials to influence legislation or seek funding.
It's about engaging all audiences in daily actions that make a difference and, in education, that means students, too.
When efforts to streamline teacher licensing in Massachusetts recently took an unexpected turn, a cadre of organizations, led by ISTE affiliate MassCUE, united to support educators. The effort was an amazing example of how partnerships in the education community can have a real and lasting effect at the school site level, and on teaching and learning.
The ISTE Standards are masterful personas that define how students and teachers should use technology to support learning, writes Doug Casey, executive director of the Connecticut Commission for Educational Technology. They strike just the right balance between descriptive and prescriptive, making them relevant for years to come, regardless of current technology trends.
Susan Poling, executive director of the Alabama Leaders of Educational Technology, says edtech advocacy can't be a waiting game. It takes passion, smart thinking and teamwork.
Advocacy at the state and local levels are a vital component in ensuring that technology in education receives the backing necessary to meet the growing needs of digital age learners.
Digital citizenship is not so different from traditional citizenship. We still need to guide students to be kind, respectful and responsible. What’s new is teaching them how to apply these values to the realities of the digital age.
Our job as citizens requires more than just being informed. We must also be vigilant about verifying information before posting it on social media.
The most compelling topics among educators who embrace technology for learning and teaching are not about the tech at all, but about the students. And that’s a good thing.
Twitter chats for educators offer free professional learning on your favorite topics and the chance to connect with peers around the world. Here are some that were recommended by the ISTE community.
Learn the crucial nuances that distinguish the terms personalized, differentiated and individualized.