Standing in the Gap

Author: Lisa Dabbs
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483391418
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Supporting new teachers for success in the first years! This helpful guide will take new teachers on a journey of discovery. Learn to utilize key strategies to build confidence in the classroom and quickly get connected to resources and educators in the field who can stand in the gap to support them. You’ll learn to easily: Connect with online Communities of Practice Find and plan appropriate lessons Connect your students to classrooms around the world Collaborate with a face-to-face or virtual mentor Includes tips on building your online bio, mastering apps and hardware tools, vetting online resources, getting organized, using Twitter, Ning, Instagram, and beyond!

Corwin Connected Teachers Bundle

Author: Peter M. DeWitt
Publisher: Corwin Publishers
ISBN: 9781506371474
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Corwin Connected Educator series is your key to unlocking the greatest resource available to all educators: other educators. Using social media and Web 2.0 technologies, you'll learn and collaborate with one another in new ways. These short volumes feature practical strategies to use right away--and the series website lets you connect with authors and access additional resources. The bundle includes 15 books for teachers: Blogging for Educators: Writing for Professional Learning Confident Voices: Digital Tools for Language Acquisition Content Curation: How to Avoid Information Overload Digital Citizenship: A Community-Based Approach Empowered Schools, Empowered Students: Creating Connected and Invested Learners Redesigning Learning Spaces Standing in the Gap: Empowering New Teachers Through Connected Resources Teaching the iStudent: A Quick Guide to Using Mobile Devices and Social Media in the K-12 Classroom The Edcamp Model: Powering Up Professional Learning The Educator's Guide to Creating Connections The Missing Voices in EdTech: Bringing Diversity Into EdTech The Relevant Educator: How Connectedness Empowers Learning Using Technology to Engage Students With Learning Disabilities Worlds of Making: Best Practices for Establishing a Makerspace for Your School 5 Skills for the Global Learner: What Everyone Needs to Navigate the Digital World Being a Connected Educator is more than a set of actions: It's a belief in the potential of technology to fuel lifelong learning. To explore the books in this series, visit the Corwin Connected Educators companion website.

Using Technology to Engage Students With Learning Disabilities

Author: Billy Krakower
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506318282
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Leverage technology to engage students with learning disabilities! Harness the power of today’s technology to improve learning and engagement for students with learning disabilities. By engaging students with learning disabilities using the technology already at your fingertips, you’ll see your students begin to thrive and grow in exciting new ways. In this volume in the Connected Educators Series, you’ll discover: New ideas for using assistive technology to teach core subjects and study skills How to build positive opportunities for students to show what they know Tools to provide better content accessibility How to help students connect and share through technology tools

The Educator s Guide to Creating Connections

Author: Tom Whitby
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483392902
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Blogging, social media, and PLN’s made easy! Collectively, we’re all smarter than we are individually. In this expert guide, EdTech leaders help you harness the power of connected collaboration using the Internet and social media. You’ll easily leverage Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and beyond for profound professional growth. Use real-world tips and tools to: Master and adapt to 21st Century teaching methodologies Build ongoing technology literacy for you and your students Connect and collaborate with education leaders across the globe Get connected. Get engaged. Use this inspiring, step-by-step manual to expand your personal and professional network today!

Breaking Out of Isolation

Author: Spike C. Cook
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483392449
Format: PDF, ePub
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Fresh ideas to help you meet the challenges of innovative leadership! Overcome the hurdles of being a school leader and stay ahead with this helpful guide to battling isolation and getting connected. Through powerful vignettes and strategies, you’ll discover how innovation-minded school leaders connect to avoid isolation, lower stress, find support, and share ideas. Grow your professional practice and learn to: Jumpstart and sustain your Professional Learning Network Strategically and meaningfully connect with colleagues and staff Overcome isolation for lasting impact Includes tips for Twitter, Google Hangouts, Pinterest and more. Get real-world solutions with this easy-to-follow roadmap to transformational change!

Social Media Wellness

Author: Ana Homayoun
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506343066
Format: PDF, ePub
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Solutions for navigating an ever-changing social media world Today’s students face a challenging paradox: the digital tools they need to complete their work are often the source of their biggest distractions. Students can quickly become overwhelmed trying to manage the daily confluence of online interactions with schoolwork, extracurricular activities, and family life. Written by noted author and educator Ana Homayoun, Social Media Wellness is the first book to successfully decode the new language of social media for parents and educators and provide pragmatic solutions to help students: Manage distractions Focus and prioritize Improve time-management Become more organized and boost productivity Decrease stress and build empathy With fresh insights and a solutions-oriented perspective, this crucial guide will help parents, educators and students work together to promote healthy socialization, effective self-regulation, and overall safety and wellness. "Ana Homayoun has written the very book I’ve yearned for, a must-read for teachers and parents. I have been recommending Ana’s work for years, but Social Media Wellness is her best yet; a thorough, well-researched and eloquent resource for parents and teachers seeking guidance about how to help children navigate the treacherous, ever-changing waters of social media and the digital world." —Jessica Lahey, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Gift of Failure "This is the book I’ve been waiting for. Ana Homayoun gives concrete strategies for parents to talk with their teens without using judgment and fear as tools. This is a guidebook you can pick up at anytime, and which your teen can read, too. I’ll be recommending it to everyone I know." —Rachel Simmons, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Curse of the Good Girl Read About Ana Homayoun in the news: NYTimes, The Secret Social Media Lives of Teenagers Pacific Standard, Holier Than Thou IPO: Snapchat and Effective Parenting Parenttoolkit.com, Emojis, Streaks, Stories, and Scores: What Parents Need to Know About Snapchat Los Angeles Review of Books, Life and Death 2.0: When Your Grandmother Dies Online

The Guide for White Women Who Teach Black Boys

Author: Eddie Moore Jr.
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506351778
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Empower black boys to dream, believe, achieve Schools that routinely fail Black boys are not extraordinary. In fact, they are all-too ordinary. If we are to succeed in positively shifting outcomes for Black boys and young men, we must first change the way school is “done.” That’s where the eight in ten teachers who are White women fit in . . . and this urgently needed resource is written specifically for them as a way to help them understand, respect and connect with all of their students. So much more than a call to call to action—but that, too!—The Guide for White Women Who Teach Black Boys brings together research, activities, personal stories, and video interviews to help us all embrace the deep realities and thrilling potential of this crucial American task. With Eddie, Ali, and Marguerite as your mentors, you will learn how to: Develop learning environments that help Black boys feel a sense of belonging, nurturance, challenge, and love at school Change school culture so that Black boys can show up in the wholeness of their selves Overcome your unconscious bias and forge authentic connections with your Black male students If you are a teacher who is afraid to talk about race, that’s okay. Fear is a normal human emotion and racial competence is a skill that can be learned. We promise that reading this extraordinary guide will be a life-changing first step forward . . . for both you and the students you serve. About the Authors Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr., has pursued and achieved success in academia, business, diversity, leadership, and community service. In 1996, he started America & MOORE, LLC to provide comprehensive diversity, privilege, and leadership trainings/workshops. Dr. Moore is recognized as one of the nation’s top motivational speakers and educators, especially for his work with students K–16. Dr. Moore is the Founder/Program Director for the White Privilege Conference, one of the top national and international conferences for participants who want to move beyond dialogue and into action around issues of diversity, power, privilege, and leadership. Ali Michael, Ph.D., is the co-founder and director of the Race Institute for K–12 Educators, and the author of Raising Race Questions: Whiteness, Inquiry, and Education, winner of the 2017 Society of Professors of Education Outstanding Book Award. She is co-editor of the bestselling Everyday White People Confront Racial and Social Injustice and sits on the editorial board of the journal, Whiteness and Education. Dr. Michael teaches in the mid-career doctoral program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, as well as the Graduate Counseling Program at Arcadia University. Dr. Marguerite W. Penick-Parks currently serves as Chair of Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh. Her work centers on issues of power, privilege, and oppression in relationship to issues of curriculum with a special emphasis on the incorporation of quality literature in K–12 classrooms. She appears in the movie, “Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible,” by the World Trust Organization. Her most recent work includes a joint article on creating safe spaces for discussing White privilege with preservice teachers.

The Teaching Gap

Author: James W. Stigler
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439143137
Format: PDF, ePub
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A revised edition of a popular resource builds on the authors' findings that key problems in teaching methods are causing America to lag behind international academic standards, outlining a program for administrators, instructors, and parents that incorporates solutions based on current research. Reprint.

The Connected Educator

Author: Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 1935543199
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Create a connected learning community through social media and rediscover the power of being a learner first. After uncovering the theories and research behind the significance of learning through collaboration with other educators, the authors show you how to take advantage of technology to improve your own learning and ultimately the learning of your students.