Being a literate individual is fundamental to academic, professional, and personal success. The development of strong readers and writers should be a top priority in every school. This is especially important in our technology-driven world. Students must master traditional literacy skills as well as possess the abilities needed to navigate through the new literacies of today. All educators should be helping children question, learn, and make sense of the world around them through reading.
Join #EdChatRI Sunday night at 8 pm and guest moderator Amanda Grundel (@AGrundel), Reading Specialist - Smithfield, as she leads a discussion on this very important topic. Remember we are all teachers of literacy.
"The rapid development and progress of new technology tools and applications, especially online and “cloud-based” services, introduces new challenges and concerns about the safety and security of student information. Managing student data privacy and security is an ongoing and dynamic process that will require regular review and revision by teachers and administrators. Schools also need to be transparent with parents about the services being used with students and involve parents in conversations about privacy and security." - Paul Barrette
Read more about this topic for Sunday night's chat on Paul's Blog found here: http://blog.headgeek.org/2015/03/student-data-privacy-resources.html
Join #EdChatRI Sunday night at 8 as Paul Barrette, IT Director for Smithfield Schools, guest moderates this very important and timely topic.
Rhode Island PBS, in partnership with Learning401, is one of ten recipients nationwide of the “180 Days Hartsville” community engagement grant, a civic engagement campaign to spark powerful conversations on community involvement in education.
Here’s the teaser: [insert video clip - http://video.pbs.org/video/2365401829/]
The aim of this conversation: to shine the light (and camera) on RI solutions for keeping students in school, bringing educators, families, and community members together to explore methods for instilling confidence in every child that the American dream is attainable.
We’re making a national conversation and documentary the springboard for an even more powerful local conversation. It starts this Sunday on #edchatRI and extends into our in-person community “INNOVATION SHARE” on March 23rd. [This in-person gathering is a free event, OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, however seating is limited, so please REGISTER.]
The two-part “180 Days Hartsville” documentary airs on Rhode Island PBS on March 26 (8p & 9p). Also check out this recent Washington Postarticle about the documentary authored by one of its producers, Learning401 advisor, Sam Chaltain.
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