"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." ~ Mahatma Gandhi
Posted by Tiffany Bostic on July 12, 2011 at 10:37am
I'm not sure if anyone was able to see this tonight, but it was such an inspirational story that I had to share here and on my Facebook page!
This story gives so much hope...
Posted by Kristi Dean on June 26, 2011 at 11:49pm
The Alliance for Excellent Education takes an empirical look at equity in education in a recently published article entitled The Promise of Brown v. Board Not Yet Realized. There, the authors examine "state-level economic data and determine the economic benefits that states could see by improving the high school graduation rates of students of color and Native students." You can view related video on our ning or access it on the Alliance for Excellent Education home page.
Meeting Students Where They Are: Preparing Them for What’s Next ( Click this link to access audio.)
Each student brings a unique set of interests, needs, strengths, and circumstances to school and teachers often struggle to connect with students, especially those facing the greatest challenges. Yet research and common sense tell us that educators positively impact student learning and achievement when they connect their students’ lives outside of school to their learning and the larger school community.
On this episode of the Whole Child Podcast, we heard from two guests who shared strategies for meeting students where they are now, while preparing them for the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead.
Posted by Susie Popplewell on May 16, 2011 at 5:30pm
The Oklahoma Technical Assistance Center (OTAC) has recently added to its online professional development series, and two of its newest modules are aimed at supporting teachers of English language learners (ELLs)! This training is FREE, easily accessible, and designed for busy mainstream teachers. Simply visit the OTAC website and click on the desired link(s) to get started. Sessions include: An Introduction to Working with ELLs and Achieving Success with English Language Learners.
Posted by Susie Popplewell on May 12, 2011 at 2:03pm
Posted by Susie Popplewell on May 12, 2011 at 1:00pm
Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of Oklahoma’s children? As an educator, you play a unique and powerful role in shaping the future of our state. We hope you’ll join us in forming a brand new organization- one that is dedicated to honoring diversity and fostering social equity in Oklahoma’s classrooms and communities.
The organizing Oklahoma Chapter of National Association for Multicultural Education (OkNAME) is a non-profit organization whose goal is to unite stakeholders in education through advocacy, training, professional networking, and inter-disciplinary scholarship to advance culturally responsive teaching and promote educational equity for all of Oklahoma’s children.
To join us, simply log on to the National Association for Multicultural Education website and click the membership tab. Follow the "Join Now" link to begin your registration. When prompted, select Oklahoma (organizing) as your local chapter.
Posted by Susie Popplewell on April 27, 2011 at 11:31am
Posted by Susie Popplewell on April 27, 2011 at 11:00am
The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance program is seeking nominations for a new award that will honor educators who excel at teaching students from diverse racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
The Teaching Tolerance Award for Excellence in Culturally Responsive Teaching has been created both to recognize these teachers and to promote their practices in the nation’s schools. Five winners will be selected to receive $1,000 at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., in December. They also will be videotaped in their classrooms to allow educators across the nation to learn from their teaching.
The deadline for applications is June 1.
Posted by Susie Popplewell on April 22, 2011 at 3:43pm
Hello OkNAME members,
Thinking about joining or becoming more involved with OKTESOL (Oklahoma Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages)? Please visit our website or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, Our website is www.oktesol.com. I also want to invite you to follow OKTESOL on Facebook. Just go to our website and click on the blue OKTESOL icon on the left side of our homepage, then sign in to Facebook to join our group. You can receive all of the updates from OKTESOL. Additionally, you may post your favorite links, activities, etc...to share with colleagues and friends.
Christine Wilson, OKTESOL President
Posted by Christine Wilson on April 10, 2011 at 11:00am