Articles in the Multimedia and Webinars category

Bill Gates on transforming education

Microsoft founder and leading education philanthropist Bill Gates will be speaking today to the Council of Chief State School Officers’ Annual Policy Forum on education reform. You can view this through a live webcast today at 1 p.m. EST.  It will also be archived to be viewed at later time.

Let us what you think about Gates’ recommendations to advance public education.

Alexis Rice|November 19th, 2010|Categories: Multimedia and Webinars, NSBA Opinions and Analysis, Student Achievement, Teachers|

Raising awareness of global child abuse

This Friday, November 19 is the 10th annual World Day for the Prevention of Child Abuse, a recognition initiated in 2000 by the Women’s World Summit Foundation.  Many activities will take place around the world to increase awareness and educate people about this ongoing, global problem.

BoardBuzz recently read an inspirational memoir dealing with this difficult subject – and surprisingly, the book was not written by a woman, but by actor and former professional athlete Victor Rivas Rivers. In A Private Family Matter, the Cuban-born Rivers outlines his struggles to overcome his abusive childhood with the help of teachers, coaches and other families within his community. Rivers talks about his journey in this video from a speech given at the City Club of Cleveland:

 

Victor Rivas Rivers will be the National Hispanic Caucus Luncheon speaker on Monday, April 11 at the 2011 NSBA Annual Conference.

Barbara Moody|November 17th, 2010|Categories: Conferences and Events, Multimedia and Webinars, NSBA Opinions and Analysis, Student Achievement, Wellness|

Stopping LGBT bullying and suicides

Check out this powerful new PSA video that is addressing the issues of LGBT bullying and suicides:

Alexis Rice|November 15th, 2010|Categories: Announcements, Multimedia and Webinars, NSBA Opinions and Analysis, School Law, School Security, Student Achievement, Wellness|

Celebrating International Education Week

International Education Week begins on Monday, November 15, 2010. This is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education promotes programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the U.S..

Here is a video from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton promoting the International Education Week:


Be apart of International Education Week, you can submit your own videos and photos showing how your class, school, or school district is celebrating.

Alexis Rice|November 12th, 2010|Categories: Federal Programs, Multimedia and Webinars, NSBA Opinions and Analysis, Student Achievement, Teachers|

Rural school gets national attention for their innovative learning techniques and high test scores

The U.S. Department of Education is currently filming a new documentary focusing on public school success at the Walton 21st Century Rural Life Center school in Walton, Kan. The school has high test scores and innovate learning techniques where students even care for the goats and cows housed on the school’s campus.

Tim Tuten who coordinates Special Projects for the Department of Education and is producing this documentary calls the school an “absolute gem.”

“There are great schools in this country that are unacknowledged and doing great things,” said Tuten to KSN about the Kansas school.

The documentary will be out next year, in the meantime check out KSN’s video news clip about the filming.

Alexis Rice|November 10th, 2010|Categories: Federal Programs, Multimedia and Webinars, NSBA Opinions and Analysis, Rural Schools|

Webinar: embracing technology and change in education

We all know that we’re supposed to be preparing our students to be life-long learners, but what does that actually mean on a leadership level? Join the American School Board Journal and Cisco for a free webinar: Embracing the Shift.

Globalization, accelerating technological change, and demographic shifts mean that all individuals need to learn new skills in new ways throughout their lives. Joseph P. Dragone, superintendent of New York’s Ballston Spa Central School District, will discuss how his district is embracing the shift that is driving change in its community, with key business leaders and partners, and how it is helping education leaders transform education and empower students to thrive in the 21st century.

This free webinar will be held Wednesday, November 3, from 1 to 2 p.m. EDT. To particate, all you need to do is register.

Alexis Rice|November 2nd, 2010|Categories: Announcements, Educational Technology, Multimedia and Webinars, NSBA Opinions and Analysis, NSBA Publications|

Free webinar on embracing technology and change

We all know that we’re supposed to be preparing our students to be life-long learners, but what does that actually mean on a leadership level? Join American School Board Journal and our sponsor Cisco for our free webinar: Embracing the Shift.

Globalization, accelerating technological change, and demographic shifts mean that all individuals need to learn new skills in new ways throughout their lives. Joseph P. Dragone, superintendent of New York’s Ballston Spa Central School District, will discuss how his district is embracing the shift that is driving change in its community, with key business leaders and partners, and how it is helping education leaders transform education and empower students to thrive in the 21st century.

This free webinar will be held Wednesday, Nov. 3,  from 1 to 2 p.m., ET. Go here to register.

Kathleen Vail|November 1st, 2010|Categories: American School Board Journal, Educational Technology, Multimedia and Webinars, NSBA Publications|

Wes Moore shares his commitment to mentoring

Wes Moore is a youth advocate, Army combat veteran, business leader, and author. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from The Johns Hopkins University and became a Rhodes Scholar and later a White House Fellow and Special Assistant to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

In his recently published book, The Other Wes Moore, he tells how he overcame a troubled childhood to achieve success, while comparing his life to another person in his community with the same name, who ended up in a federal prison, serving a life sentence for murder.  Moore got to know the “other” Wes Moore through letters and prison visits, and found that they had much in common. BoardBuzz was struck by the parallel in these two men’s lives, and by the passion Moore shows in examining the roles education, mentoring and public service can play in the lives of American youth.

Take a look at this video, where Moore talks about his life, and the circumstances that put him on a positive path:

Wes Moore will share the inspirational story of his life and his passion for mentoring young people at the 2011 NSBA Annual Conference, where he will be the Fellowship Speaker on Sunday, April 10.

Barbara Moody|October 28th, 2010|Categories: Conferences and Events, Multimedia and Webinars, NSBA Opinions and Analysis|

Stopping bullying now

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Bullying affects children’s physical and mental health and hinders their ability to perform well in school by making them feel unsafe and insecure.

With several recent high-profiling bullying deaths, President Barack Obama created an anti-bullying public video to encourage that harassment and discrimination in all its forms end in our schools and communities.

Obama noted in the video that  young people who are feeling depressed from bullying should reach out to people they trust including parents, teachers, or “folks that you know care about you just the way you are.”

Recently, a few new resources have been developed to help with bullying prevention in schools, check them out on NSBA’s website.

Let us know what you think. How is your community combating bullying?

Alexis Rice|October 25th, 2010|Categories: Multimedia and Webinars, NSBA Opinions and Analysis, Student Achievement, Teachers, Wellness|

Education technology leadership honored in this year’s “20 to Watch” list

From a school librarian who’s blog of book selections is read around the country to a kindergarten teacher turned top executive at a major digital education resources company who’s extolled the value of educational social networking along the way, this year’s “20 to Watch” list are movers and shakers in the education area who are as cutting edge as the technologies they utilize.

Check out these remarkable individuals and their impressive biographies.  They will be recognized at next week’s T+L Conference in Phoenix.

In the meantime, view Paul Andersen’s collection of instructional videos he posts on YouTube, called Bozeman Biology. No wonder he was also named the 2011 Montana Teacher of the Year.

Below is one of Anderson’s videos that has received 7,969 views. Clearly Anderson doesn’t have that many students, so it is great to know that so many other are watching!

Naomi Dillon|October 14th, 2010|Categories: Conferences and Events, Educational Technology, Multimedia and Webinars, NSBA Opinions and Analysis, Student Achievement, Teachers|Tags: , , , |
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