This clip from a previous Communities In Schools Town Hall gives us a taste of the information that communities share as they search for ways to help students overcome challenges to their school success. For nearly 40 years, Communities In Schools has been helping students achieve in school, graduate and go on to bright futures. Public broadcasting, too, has a long history of improving educational outcomes for high-need students and communities, and now highlights American Graduate, a public media initiative that helps students stay on the path to graduation and future success.
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The guiding questions for this year’s Technology in Education (TiE) Conference, “Connected Teachers / Connected Learners,” are compelling ones. They have to do with how technology can engage local and global communities, center young people’s voices, support authentic and empowering partnerships, and connect teachers. Equally important to ask, what are the skills, experience and mindset that teachers and students need to be successful?
WGBY will be among conference presenters on Thursday, January 14, at Holyoke Community College with
A 27 percent decline in the high school dropout rate shows that more students like these are determined to graduate. American Graduate: Let’s Make it Happen is public media’s long-term commitment to supporting community-based solutions to the dropout crisis. As an American Graduate station, WGBY focuses on educational outreach that serves cradle to career efforts toward this commitment.
A new report, “Progress is No Accident,” examines policies that have helped drive the dropout decline as well as the work that remains to done. It was released on the same day that public media’s American Graduate initiative participated in the first-ever White House Summit for Next Generation High Schools. Continue reading
Michelle Obama continues her quest to support girls’ education with her first solo trip to the Middle East. From November 1-7, 2015, she journeys to Qatar and Jordan for her Let Girls Learn international education initiative. You can empower students in your classroom with resources related to her trip to empower young women around the world. Continue reading
Sometimes we can perceive change as unfair and unmanageable. But in teaching, as in life, change is inevitable and even necessary for growth in teachers and students. This video, from a recent eSchoolNews article entitled “6 tips for innovative teaching,” shares the experience of educator Ann McMullan, who knows that embracing change in the digital age can lead to innovative teaching and learning that also improves high-stakes testing results.
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As long as students who were doodling didn’t seem distracted in class, I never asked them to stop and, in fact, found they sometimes produced creative pieces.
Last week, our friends and colleagues at KQED’s MindShift started a poignant conversation about the art of doodling in the classroom. Where doodling was once thought of as a sign of students not paying attention, many are now embracing it as a way to express creativity and listen at a different level. Continue reading
Most of us have heard the saying, “Children don’t come with directions.” In a new post on The Birth Through Third Grade Learning Hub, Jacob Sondl writes about the TEDx talk “The Healthy Child: Assembly Required” by Kathleen Gallagher, in which she addresses the assembly required to build physically, emotionally, cognitively, and socially healthy children.
American Graduate: Let’s Make it Happen is public media’s long-term commitment to supporting community-based solutions to the dropout crisis. Supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), more than 80 public radio and television stations have joined forces with over 1,000 partners and at-risk schools across 30 states. WGBY is an American Graduate Hub Station, and virtually all of our educational outreach supports cradle to career efforts to address the dropout crisis.
According to the 2015 Building a Grad Nation report released on May 13, 2015, “The United States is on pace to hit a 90 percent graduation rate by the year 2020.” Among the report’s telling details, Continue reading
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, the Museum of Science Boston, and WGBH are seeking applicants to represent Massachusetts on a new Science Ambassadors team. Up to 40 Ambassadors representing a diverse spectrum will provide leadership in their districts and across the state as Massachusetts anticipates adoption of revised Science and Technology/Engineering (STE) Standards in the fall of 2015. Applications are encouraged from public school teachers, science leaders, curriculum coordinators, administrators, and higher education staff from all regions of the state. Continue reading