The views expressed here at not necessarily that of Mike Parent, but, nonetheless, are crucial voices and views engrossing education in America.I am a constructivist and a strong advocate for advancing the primary purposes of an education: 1.
TED-Ed's mission is to capture and amplify the voices of great educators around the world. We do this by pairing extraordinary educators with talented animators to produce a new library of curiosity-igniting videos. A new site, which will launch in early April 2012, will feature these new TED-Ed Originals as well as some powerful new learning tools.
For those who can't wait that long, we're pleased to announce the official launch of TED-Ed's YouTube channel featuring all of our new videos. Also, we are happy to extend an open invitation for the nomination of educators and animators and the suggestion of lesson ideas.
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This is an interactive way to teach the importance of the redistricting process. Mapmakers (and geography) are crucial to the process. This game shows students how the process can be manipulated and if you understand local demographics and voting patterns, subtle shifts in the district borders can swing elections. This is a great way to teaching gerrymandering and how political cartography can be.
I hope you’re enjoying some peace and rejuvenation over the summer months. I am writing to share some free and inexpensive professional development in New Jersey and New York. I will be at all of them, so please stop over and say hi if you attend.
A public installation of 857 empty school desks, representing the number of students nationwide who are dropping out every hour of every school day. The display was set up on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on June 20.
This piece comes to us courtesy of U.S. News & World Report. When considering your child's education, it may be hard not to focus on the potential loans needed to pay for college or the outlook of the post-graduation job market.
C-SPAN is announcing the dates for its 2012 Summer Educators’ Conference. Each summer we host a day and a half long conference at C-SPAN’s headquarters in the heart of Washington, DC. Airfare to and from Washington, two nights’ hotel stay, and meals during the conference are all provided by C-SPAN. If you are a C-SPAN Classroom member, and have not attended one of our previous conferences, we invite you to apply for this professional development experience. This year’s conference will be held on July 12 – July 13.