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Bill Ferriter

June 27, 2007

Why the Danish love to test. . .


Mike--in an entertaining comment on my recent post about testing in Denmark that outlines the trend of fad adoption in American education--asked:

Pity too that the Danes won't learn from the mistakes of others, though it may not be too late for them. I wonder, does the Danish public listen any better to their teachers?

This echoes a question asked by my TLN colleague and friend Rick Wormelli, who wrote:

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Bill Ferriter

May 22, 2007

Announcing the Second Annual "K12 Online" Conference...


Announcing the second annual "K12 Online" conference for teachers, administrators and educators around the world interested in the use of Web 2.0 tools in classrooms and professional practice! This year's conference is scheduled to be held over two weeks, October 15-19 and October 22-26 of 2007, and will include a preconference keynote during the week of October 8. This years conference theme is "Playing with Boundaries." A call for proposals is below.

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May 4, 2007

Performance pay webcast: Teacher voices needed!


What if policy wonks talked about performance-pay for teachers, and no teachers came? It would be pretty much business as usual! You can keep this from happening during a webcast planned for Thursday, May 10 by the National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality and the Education Commission of the States.

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