David Sevier is Founder of the Open Source Teaching Project (OST).
OST is founded on the belief that the knowledge of award-winning scholars, researchers, and others in the top of their field should be made available to inspire and inform students across the globe. At present, OST has secured interview commitments from nearly 200 Nobel Laureates, Guggenheim Fellows, Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellows, and MacArthur Fellows. Each will contribute to what is quickly becoming the world’s largest repository of focused knowledge on discrete topics of high interest to learners at all ages and stages. Specifically, this knowledge relates to current research that is ongoing and groundbreaking. OST is not limited to areas of scholarly endeavor. OST conducts outreach to Academic All-Americans, Academy Award winners, Grammy winners and others who can donate time to share their experiences related to their careers and successes. This database of knowledge is interactive, keyword searchable, and has the potential to engage all learners at the highest levels of cognition.
School Board News Today, an online publication of NSBA, provides timely and relevant stories and analysis from NSBA and other news outlets to school board members, administrators, and all others interested in K-12 education.
Articles in the Multimedia and Webinars category
- Arizona’s private school tax credits under question;
- NSBA testifies on Science Technology Engineering and Math education (STEM);
- Reauthorization timing of No Child Left Behind key to improving schools;
- A sign of the times: school districts revise academic curriculum to give students more 21st century learning opportunities;
- Birth control debate boils in Maine.
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- Poll shows public fed up with the Feds: these are woeful times for the federal government in the eyes of Americans;
- Parts of the whole: BoardBuzz is really excited about a new initiative from the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
- Another voucher argument comes up short;
- About face: Facebook, the social networking site that’s a favorite among teens, has now tapped the parent market too.
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- Nine of one, half dozen of another? The Little Rock Nine are marking their 50th anniversary today;
- School board research recap: the debate of the effectiveness of school boards doesn’t have much basis in research;
- NAEP scores prove positive;
- We couldn’t resist: President Bush’s comments on NAEP scores.
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- Don’t let the bedbugs bite: Recent studies suggest that pulling all-nighters may not be the best way to improve grades and student performance;
- Can’t get no dissatisfaction: Dissatisfaction Theory of American Democracy says simply that when voters are dissatisfied, they get out and vote to change whatever it is they are dissatisfied with;
- Money and madness take over in Utah voucher fight: a Sutherland Institute essay essentially attempts to link the fate of the Mormon church to support for vouchers;
- The Jonathan Adkins Diet? Education advocate Jonathan Kozol is on a hunger strike to protest NCLB;
- Rallying for the “Jena 6”
- Speechless in Seattle? There is an interesting legal case out of Washington that just reached an out-of-court settlement with three former editors of a high school student newspaper;
- Packin’ a silly punch: BoardBuzz loves a quirky story, and this is actually a two-fer. There are two contests out there for students to participate in — each involving packing supplies;
- No wonder Napoleon had a complex: “Kindergarten teachers typically underestimate the intellectual abilities of boys who are shorter than their classmates”;
- NCLB reauthorization process begins, NSBA testifies: Capitol Hill is abuzz with supporters and critics of the No Child Left Behind law as Congress gears up to start the law’s reauthorization process;
- Film school: For many of us, and certainly for students now, films are used to supplement all different kinds of lessons;
- What does merit pay merit? Should teachers be paid for performance?
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- The cell phone debate has started up again;
- Double vision on how the public sees No Child Left Behind?;
- Recently released reports on 2007 ACT and SAT results;
- Dropout rates among at-risk students
- Utah voucher crowd getting desperate;
- NSBA Annual Conference website now live;
- Deadline approaches for 2008 Magna Awards;
- T+L Conference focuses on creativity and innovation;
- U.K. appoints new Children’s Laureate
Jennifer Ziolko is Assistive Technology Specialist for West Linn/Wilsonville (OR) School District.
Jennifer has worked to implement and support the use of technology throughout the district’s special education classrooms, and is on the forefront of bringing technology to students with disabilities. She is relentless in her quest to match educational needs with technological opportunities.