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- Reading In American Schools: Will Common Core State Standards Improve Literacy?
- City Instructs Schools to Expand Common Core Introduction
- ‘Common core standards’: education reform that makes sense
- Advocates Worry Implementation Could Derail Common Core
Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano had the opportunity to speak to Vicki Davis and Julie Lindsay, two educators who are making a difference in their students’ lives as well as thousands of other students and teachers from around the world.
Vicki is a teacher from Camila Georgia. She blogs on the Coolcatteacher blog and tweets under @coolcatteacher. Julie is the E-Learning Coordinator at Beijing International School. She blogs at E-Learning Journey and tweets under @julielindsay.
These two amazing women are the co-founders of the Flat Classroom Project and have co-authored the book “Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds: Move to Global Collaboration One Step at a Time“, due to be released in February 2012.
Don’t miss out listening to these dynamic and passionate teachers with concrete advice for any teacher embarking on global education and flattening of their classroom.
Links mentioned in the episode:
- Flat Classroom Project
- Flat Classrooms (A community for educators)
- Flat Classroom Book
- Flat Classroom Book Club
- Mike’s Social Studies Links in Diigo
- Common Core Live Binder
- Curriculum 21’s Video Conferencing Resources
- Curriculum 21’s Social Studies Clearinghouse
Jeanne Tribuzzi and Mike Fisher discuss considerations for school wide literacy initiatives in preparation for CMI 2011. They talk about recent sessions at the ASCD conference on Literacy and reflect on some of the learning moments with participants.
Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano and Mike Fisher had the opportunity to visit Stephen Wilmarth and his 1:1 iPad initiative at the Number 1 Middle School attached to Central China Normal University in Wuhan, China.
Mike Fisher and Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano discuss the iPad initiative and American education with Stephen Wilmarth and five young Chinese High School students in the International Experimental Class at the Number 1 Middle School attached to the Central China Normal University in Wuhan.
Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano and Mike Fisher are in Wuhan, China visiting the Number 1 Middle School attached to the Central China University. They had the chance to interview Lara Zhang, a teacher of Grade 1 (11th Graders), of the International Experimental Class, a program lead by Stephen Wilmarth.
Lara tells us about a typical day in a Chinese High School, the difference technology is making in her classroom and the intense desire of Chinese students to attend an American university for a chance of more opportunities.
Buffalo Teacher Leaders summarize the 21st Century College and Career Ready student.
Mike Fisher and Jeanne Tribuzzi discuss the implications of content area literacy in the wake of the new Common Core Standards.
Mike Fisher interviews Angela Maiers during ASCD 2011 conference in San Francisco. They ponder the question: What is going to make you run to school?
- A Passion Driven Classroom by Angela Maiers
Heidi Hayes Jacobs interviews Tom Welch at the ASCD Conference in San Francisco in March 2011.
Virtual Learning Magnets:
The “Virtual Learning Magnet” is a project launched under the auspices of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) with support from NASA. It is designed to provide a customized learning opportunity to any student in the United States.