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by Lisa Nielsen
"A fantastic way for educators, students, or companies to get attention to ideas or product is to contribute a post to a popular blog in your area of interest. However if you do, make sure you do your homework by keeping these tips in mind."
"I am writing to share with you my new campaign on IndieGoGo. I am trying to raise $2500 to fund a week of performances, Oct 7-11, of my latest project "Rendezvous in Rhythm" at Dizzy's Club Coca Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center. The money we are trying to raise will cover flights, rehearsals, wardrobe, photography, tap floors, and of course fair compensation to all the performers involved. While the club does provide some budget, it just simply is not enough to cover all of the expenses to get this project off the ground.
"I have an incredible line up:
Frances Nielah Bradley
Alexandria Brinae Ali Bradley
Michela Marino Lerman
Takeshi Ohbayashi- Piano
Alex Claffy- Bass
Kyle Poole- Drums
Please check out the campaign and donate what you can... We have some incredible perks to offer you!! Any contribution is greatly appreciated!!! Also please help us spread the word!!!
Jim Lerman's insight:
My fabulous tap-dancing daughter, Michela, has just landed a week-long run at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center in NYC. This is one of pre-eminent jazz venues in North America and her headlining appearance in a prime time show, for the week of Oct. 7-11, represents significant recognition of her artistry. While the club does provide compensation, there are lots of production expenses such as rehearsals, wardrobe, air travel, equipment transport, video, and photography that it does not cover. Please consider contributing whatever you can to her IndieGoGo fundraising campaign and also coming to the show!!
And please be sure to check out her video.
by Mary Jo Madda
description by EdSurge
"When students and teachers log-in to different apps, remembering varying usernames and passwords can be downright daunting. TodayClever announced the public release of "Instant Login," the free, updated single sign-on platform that it's been piloting this summer. EdSurge's Mary Jo Madda sat down with Clever to get the scoop, including new features, a list of 25+ developer partners (up from three back in early June) and more."
by Alexander Nazarian
"When it comes to books on public education, we crave a diet of meat as red as a teacher’s cruel pen. In case you plan to write one, here’s a brief primer: 1) Pick a contentious and complex topic, like charter schools, teacher evaluations or standardized testing. 2) Reduce that issue to a Manichaean battle for the soul of the American student, presenting your side as inarguably salvific. 3) Fire off some frightening statistics about Finland or South Korea. 4) Ignore evidence that might dampen your zeal; just remember, above all, that nothing sells books like outrage.
"But in “The Teacher Wars: A History of America’s Most Embattled Profession,” her first book, the journalist Dana Goldstein disregards this facile formula. Ms. Goldstein’s book is meticulously fair and disarmingly balanced, serving up historical commentary instead of a searing philippic. A hate-read is nigh impossible. (Trust me, I tried.) While Ms. Goldstein is sympathetic to the unionized public-school teacher, she also thinks the profession is hamstrung by a defensive selfishness, harboring too fine a memory for ancient wounds."
by Dave Guymon
"Education 2.0 adapted the previous model to become one where meaning is socially constructed and the teacher is no longer viewed as the sole dispenser of valuable knowledge. Instead, students teaching students is encouraged for learning to occur too. This shift resulted as society’s dependence on industry transformed to a knowledge-based economy. Emphasis in Education 2.0 is given to new ways of teaching and learning. Unfortunately, what and how students learn in this model is simply preparing them to become assembly line workers in a world without assembly lines to work on.
"It’s Education 3.0 that really pulls the rug out from under our feet. This approach to learning gains meaning from socially constructed and contextually reinvented experiences. Teachers are still teachers. However, so are students. In fact, in Education 3.0 students teaching teachers is as essential as teachers educating their students. But the role and responsibility of teaching doesn’t end there. Instead, it extends to everybody, everywhere through the use of social media. Now, instead of an education system preparing learners to fit into a specific role, Education 3.0 creates lifelong learners who are viewed as content entrepreneurs. Rather than students simply receiving, responding, and regurgitating information, Education 3.0 learners are connecting, creating, and constructing personal meaning from learning experiences."
by Helen Zelon
"With so much scholarship on developing and holding onto talented teachers, why are New York's charter schools essentially draining of talent every year, with schools routinely losing a third, half, or, in extreme cases, up to two-thirds of classroom teachers? What happens to schools when faculty lounges have revolving doors? And how do charter leaders and advocates respond?"
"Dr. Mazur's teaching method has a large national and international following, and has been adapted to teaching many disciplines. He is author or co-author of over 200 publications and 12 patents, and helped produce the award-winning DVD Interactive Teaching.
"This is the basis of what he calls the Peer Instruction method, which
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"This last Saturday, August 16th, Dr. Amy Zalman, only in the job of President and CEO of the World Future Society a matter of weeks, gave a talk, followed by a very stimulating discussion, to a growing group of London-based futurists convened by David Wood.
"To put this into context, futurism is different from strategy, our own prime concern – instead of juggling knowledge of the past, current realities and future expectations into a plan of action and reaction against fast-moving opponents, the futurist is looking ahead to the probabilities and possibilities that might affect strategy beyond the immediate struggle.
"Many of the audience were engineers and scientists used to hypotheses that had to be tested against evidenced data so some may have been surprised to hear Amy refer to professional futurism in terms that were more humanistic and the futurist, amongst many other analogues, as an artist.
- See more at: http://blog.tppr.co.uk/24-futurism-profession-art-or-science#sthash.l7sXnDDW.dpuf