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JohnNorton

October 11, 2007

Americans value 21st century skills, poll says

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Americans are deeply concerned that the United States is not preparing young people with the skills they need to compete in the global economy,' says a new poll commissioned by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills.

The Partnership, which includes a mix of education groups and high-flying Silicon Valley companies, focuses much of its effort on publicizing a "rainbow" framework of 21st Century skills, important student outcomes, and necessary support systems.

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Bill Ferriter

October 9, 2007

The Carnival of Education: Week 140

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Welcome to the midway of the 140th Carnival of Education!  As a novice EduHost, I decided to copy the EduWonks Carnival Format closely.  Why mess with excellence, right?  Besides, a common format casts attention to the ideas of the authors who have taken the time to write for this week's wild ride!

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JohnNorton

October 5, 2007

TLN writings and sightings

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Members of the Teacher Leaders Network are highly quotable and are frequently featured in stories and interviews that appear on the websites of national publications and organizations. They're also writers who are sought out to pen (or type!) articles of interest to teacher leaders. Here's a selection of recent TLN writings and sightings —

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Bill Ferriter

October 5, 2007

Calling all carnies!

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Entries for the 140th edition of the Carnival of Education (hosted right here on The Tempered Radical this week) are due.  Please email them to:  wferriter [at] hotmail [dot] com.  (Or, easier yet, use this handy submission form.)  Submissions should be received no later than 6:00 PM (Eastern) Tuesday, October 9th.  Contributions should include your site's name, the title of the post and the post's URL if possible.   

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JohnNorton

August 20, 2007

Write for ASCD!

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Here's a chance for teacher leaders to stretch their writer muscles in a widely read forum. Beginning in October, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (better known simply as ASCD) will feature a 200-300 word opinion column in its biweekly online newsletter "ASCD Express." The editors are looking for a "diversity of viewpoints." See the list of upcoming themes in a recent ASCD blog entry and find out how to submit!

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Bill Ferriter

August 2, 2007

New opportunities to connect and create. . .

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I'm a digital junkie, plain and simple. I'm a Senior Fellow and active member of the Teacher Leaders Network, an online community of accomplished educators that have been engaging in powerful conversations about teaching and learning for the past four years. I've moderated online networks of National Board Certified Teachers in both Wake County and the state of North Carolina. 

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Renee Moore

July 25, 2007

Teachers helping teachers on the journey to 2.0

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On a scale to 10 of understanding and using technology, I'm probably a 5. I know about more than I can or do use. So, I'm deeply thankful for TLN colleagues like Sheryl at 21st Century Collaborative who are helping teachers like me up the learning curve.

I am particularly enjoying her most recent contribution: Podcasts of interviews with participants at the recent National Educational Computing Conference (NECC) on what it means to be a Teacher 2.0 (e.g., a classroom teacher who uses the new generation of communication tools).

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JohnNorton

July 19, 2007

Safe social networking at school

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Parents (and more than few teachers) tend to freak when they hear the phrases "social network" and "learning activity" in the same breath. MySpace and Facebook have done that for us. But when you consider the potential power of the software behind web-based social networking tools, you begin to look past the content of the scary sites you've heard so much about and start thinking, "There's a huge teaching opportunity here."

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