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Feb 20, 2014
Shamblesguru posted a blog post

#OZeLIVE Sat/Sun 22-23 Feb free Online Conf :

#OZeLIVE Sat/Sun 22-23 Feb free Online Conf : Asia friendly time http://ozelive.comThis online conference is in 2 weeks time … it is the inaugural conf for this new annual series … to be held online using the webinar platform BlackBoard Collaborate … mainly organised from Australia but with a global reach.You (colleagues) can attend on any device … even the iPad which is very convenient and now robust enough to use … I’ve just written a Blog about this ……See More
Feb 10, 2014
Michael Fisher posted a blog post

The Film Canon Project

I am so excited to finally be able to share the Film Canon Project from my colleagues Heidi Hayes Jacobs and Frank Baker. (Click the Hyperlink to visit)This website and the accompanying resources are the culmination of several years of work collecting and curating films that are valued for their timelessness and impact on culture, education, and thinking.The website release is coinciding with the release of the new book series…See More
Jan 7, 2014
Jon Mitzmacher posted a blog post

Homework Wars

It is reasonable to conclude that there are various philosophies about what the purpose of homework ought to be and that there is ample research to be found supporting just about them all.  For our school, however, the conversation comes with a context.  Considering who we are and what we believe to be true about teaching and learning, what ought to be the role of homework here?Like all preceding vital conversations, this one has…See More
Nov 22, 2013





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This site provides a space for you to share your observations of the new breed of standardized tests. What works? What doesn’t? Whether your district is piloting PARCC, Smarter Balanced, or its own test, we want to pass the microphone to you, the people closest to th(e students being tested. The world needs to hear your stories, insights, and suggestions. Our goal is collective accountability and responsiveness through a national, online conversation.

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Author Heidi Hayes Jacobs discusses "Our Future" and what education will look like in 20 years. See her session at ASCD's 2013 Annual Conference & Exhibit Show in Chicago, March 16-18, 2013.

Mapping to the Core by Heidi Hayes Jacobs has just been released as a LiveBook and LivePlanner.  More than a book.  More than an e-book.  Learn more about LiveBook and LivePlanner here.


Heidi Hayes Jacobs and Bena Kallick: About Collaboration (ASCD Video)




Explore these fully funded programs that are supported by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and implemented by American Councils for International Education!


The Educational Seminars Program provides short-term professional development opportunities to teachers and administrators from around the world, for 2-3 week reciprocal exchange programs and one-way professional development programs. Participating countries include Argentina, Brazil, Thailand, and Uruguay for reciprocal exchanges and Greece, India, and Italy for one-way programs. All Educational Seminars provide airfare, training, travel health care, and living costs.

For more information, please visit email

*Upcoming Program Application Deadlines*: January 6 and March 30, 2012 *


The Teachers of Critical Languages Program (TCLP) places EFL teachers from China and Egypt in U.S. K-12 host schools for an academic year where they teach Mandarin or Arabic language and culture. TCLP provides teachers’ salaries, healthcare, roundtrip airfare, training, professional development funds, and ongoing program support. To increase the number of Americans teaching and learning these critical languages, selected host schools also receive access to grant opportunities to support language learning projects.

For more information, please visit www.tclprogram.orgor email

*Program Application Deadline*: January 9, 2012


Intensive Summer Language Institutes (ISLI) provides fellowships for U.S. classroom teachers to spend six weeks overseas studying intermediate and advanced-level Arabic in Alexandria, Egypt, and Chinese in Changchun, China. Current K-12 teachers, community college instructors of Arabic and Mandarin Chinese, and students enrolled in education programs who intend to teach these languages can apply. Participants earn ten hours of graduate credit through Bryn Mawr College, and are provided with peer tutors and roundtrip airfare. All travel and study-related costs are fully covered. For more information, please visit email

*Program Application Deadline*: March 2, 2012


Any questions? Feel free to contact:

Alena Palevitz
Program Officer, Teacher Programs,
Arabic and Chinese Intensive Summer Language Institutes
American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
1828 L Street, NW, Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: 202.833.7522
Fax: 202.833.7523



Curriculum21 Podcast: Flat Classroom Project

Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano had the opportunity to speak to Vicki Davis and Julie Lindsay, co-founders of the Flat Classroom Project and two educators who are making a difference in their students’ lives as well as thousands of other students and teachers from around the world.


ASCD PODCAST -Teaching in a Digital World

Take a listen to the podcast with Heidi Hayes Jacobs as a guest.



Blog Posts

The Film Canon Project

Posted by Michael Fisher on January 7, 2014 at 10:28pm

Homework Wars

Posted by Jon Mitzmacher on November 22, 2013 at 11:34am

Emails from Naomi Shemer

Posted by Jon Mitzmacher on September 1, 2013 at 9:39am

Get Over It!

Posted by Silvia Tolisano on May 29, 2013 at 10:30am


Common core expectations

I have a question - are foreign language teachers (I.e. spanish, French) required to follow the common core? If so, where can I find information that specifically says that. That is some major…Continue

Started by Lizandra Santiago Mar 12, 2013.

Finding creative ways to provide time for teachers to map

I'm sure there must be a "brainstormed" list out there somewhere that can help principals and curriculum leaders find time for teachers to map/reflect/collaborate. There's the obvious ones such as…Continue

Started by Melodie Greer Aug 28, 2012.

Middle School ELA maps 1 Reply

Hello,I am looking for examples of middle school ELA maps where there are explicit commitments to specific types and amounts of writing.Continue

Started by Michael Sullivan. Last reply by Jane Fuller Jul 21, 2012.

The Top 20 Popular Articles in Educational Technology and mLearning for Last Month

Hi everyone, I am back here to brief you on the most read articles in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning for last month ( June ) . Check them out if you are interested.Here is the list of the…Continue

Started by Med Kharbach Jul 2, 2012.


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