31 March 2007
Bringing Educational Innovation to Scale: A Threshold Forum
In this podcast [MP3, 39MB], Christopher Dede (Timothy E. Wirth Professor of Learning Technologies at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education) with the assistance of Threshold's Ellen Ullman moderates a panel that explores the current state of 'scalability,' educational change, and how to get where we need to be - a topic of critical importance to the government, grantmakers, and all those seeking to spread successful educational practices to other classrooms, school, districts, and states. Panel participants include:
- Kathleen Fulton, Director for Reinventing Schools, NCTAF;
- L. McLean King, Superintendent of the Encinitas (Calif.) Union School District (and a Cable in the Classroom National Education Advisory Board member);
- Trish Millines Dziko, Executive Director, Technology Access Foundation; and
- Josh Zoia, Principal, KIPP Academy Lynn (Massachusetts).
The full text of Threshold editions is available free online at www.ciconline.org/threshold. Past issues explore topics such as the future of math and science education, high school reform and 21st century skills, emergency preparedness, and much more.
Be sure to comment (below) or on iTunes to let us know what you think of this podcast (or the series)!
26 March 2007
Video Interview with LeVar Burton on the 30th Anniversary of "Roots"
For more information about this exciting classroom resource, be sure to read the accompanying press releases from TV One and from Cable in the Classroom.
22 March 2007
Sharing Education Technology Innovations
NSBA has been hosting site visits in districts across the country for nearly twenty years. Education leaders return from the visits with specific, realistic strategies for meeting their own districts’ and schools’ challenges and needs. This year’s districts – in South Carolina, Virginia and Minnesota – showcase innovative programs that integrate technology into the learning process and boost student achievement within diverse settings. They represent three distinctly different districts, but each has met their challenges with unique and comprehensive technology initiatives.
Cable in the Classroom is proud to be the national sponsor of the NSBA Education Technology Site Visits again this year!
You can find more information on the site visits and additional NSBA educational technology resources at www.nsba.org/tln.
08 March 2007
Election Connections: From the Classroom to the White House
- Pamela Gentry, Senior Political Producer, BET News Washington Bureau
- Dr. Libby O’Connell, Chief Historian & Senior Vice President, Corporate Outreach, A&E Television Networks
- Joanne Wheeler, Vice President, Education Relations, C-SPAN
- The History of U.S. Presidential Elections, a free History Channel resource that explores the origins of the U.S. electoral system and looks at some famous presidential contests over the years
- C-SPAN Classroom, which offers free resources for teaching civics and U.S. government
- Campaign Network, which offers video, news, and analysis on the 2008 presidential race from C-SPAN and Congressional Quarterly
- eLECTIONS: Your Adventure in Politics, a free, nonpartisan election simulation game - suitable for use in the classroom - developed by Cable in the Classroom in partnership with CNN and The History Channel.
UPDATE (3/20): Be sure not to miss C-SPAN's new Campaign 2008 Bus!