Chicago Youth Violence: Taking a Stand
Technology has changed our world in various ways across the spectrum and across every continent. With the world in their pockets, a generation is coming alive through online voices, creativity, fundraising and monumental social change on a local and global scale. Chicago youth are standing up against violence in their city, and using technology to make this dream become reality.
Chicago is a city with one of the highest violent crime rates in the nation and young people are standing up for peace. “I Am for Peace,” a documentary that tells the story of three Chicago public high school students who organized one of the largest student-led peace marches in city history last June to protest escalating gun violence killing their peers. The documentary will make its public television debut on May 28 at 8 p.m. (CST) on Chicago’s WTTW.
“I Am for Peace,” a documentary about a student-led peace march, makes its television debut May 28 on Chicago’s WTTW.
Written by Robyn Shulman
Prepare for Teacher Interview Questions Now:
Landing your first teaching interview is a great accomplishment and you probably have many teacher interview questions in mind. The interview process is the next step toward getting hired, and this time can determine whether you are the right fit for the school, and if the school is the right fit for you.
Young Entrepreneurs and College: Changing Paths
Michael Lisovetsky’s entrepreneurial journey started in the 6th grade when he and a friend created a website called HomeworkSwap. Their goal wasn’t to earn money but to avoid mindless schoolwork. The site did not take off nor did their next venture, a web hosting company that failed miserably, but it set the stage for Michael’s next company FazeWire, which succeeded.
Written By: Robyn Shulman
As a former classroom teacher, edtech startups and their communities fascinate me. In the past few years, dozens of edtech startups have approached me in need of guidance, questions, product reviews or simple advice. I’ve met amazing entrepreneurs who want to make a difference in students’ lives.
Most edtech startups reach out to me for one or more of the following reasons:
By A. Mercedes Nalls, Ph.D.
Faculty member, School of Education at American Public University
We all face education and career decisions. When exploring possible solutions do you consider only your own ideas or do you ask others for their opinions? If so, who do you consult?
Focusing on using others’ support in making career decisions is a shift in thinking for many career development theorists and counselors. In the past, career counselors would have had individuals complete a series of inventories to determine the best fit between his or her characteristics and that of an occupation (Schultheiss, 2003). The emphasis was on an individual’s autonomous decision making.
Education.com to Give $1 Million Dollars’ Worth of Their Resources to Teachers in Underserved Communities
Nationwide donation to teachers of Title I schools underscores crucial need to bridge the educational technology gap.
In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, Education.com, the nation’s leading online destination for teachers and parents, today announced an ambitious nationwide effort to support teachers in underserved schools by offering $1 million worth of free subscriptions to Education.com Pro, which also includes access to Brainzy, an early math and reading program. The no-charge access is available to any eligible teacher at a Title 1 school who registers at Education.com by September 1, 2015: http://www.education.com/give.
(Dated April 30th): Today, American Library Association (ALA) President Courtney Young released the following statement regarding President Obama’s announcement of the ConnectED: Library Challenge initiative to ensure that all school students receive public library cards through their schools: “We are encouraged by President Barack Obama’s announcement to ensure that all students have access to the wealth of reading materials, educational assistance and digital resources made available through our nation’s public libraries. We support the initiative’s calls on public libraries, school administrators and government leaders to work collaboratively to create seamless learning opportunities for all of their students.
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My life changed when I became a teacher. I learned some of the biggest life lessons from my students, and now I am lucky enough to see how I changed their worlds.