Alicia Keys P.O.W.

This should get them thinking. Nice way to validate vernacular and get them writing.


Literacy Matters especially in Urban Environments

As violence and murder escalates in neighborhoods such as Watts, “Literacy is a matter of life and death. Giving students access to literacy is giving them access to many more years to their lives.”

-Ernest Morrell, Urban Sites Network Conference 2011, April 30, 2011

2011 Council of Youth Research PowerPoints — IDEA

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Council of Youth Research 2011 Powerpoints. Urban high school: 100% graduation rate. 100% college acceptance.

The Council of Youth Research — IDEA

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It all begins with an IDEA.

Teachers Teaching Teachers | EdTechTalk

55:00 minutes (12.59 MB)

Our guests on this episode of Teachers Teaching Teachers suggest our topic, or perhaps it would be better to say, our questions. It seemed to us that a teacher from West Virginia, near last year’s Massey Mine Disaster, would have something to say to a teacher from Louisiana who lives not far from the BP Oil Spill. And both of these teachers might have something to say to teachers who live near Tokyo, south of TEPCO’s damaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear-power plant. It has been our goal on Teachers Teaching Teachers to understand these crises through the eyes of our colleagues and their students whose lives are most immediately impacted. Thanks to our guests on this episode of Teachers Teaching Teachers, we might better understand how and why it is important to bring these stories to our students.

Here’s who joined us on this episode of Teachers Teaching Teachers:

The introductions are pretty interesting on their own, but we hope you take the time to listen to the entire conversation!

Click Read more to see a copy of the chat that was happening during the webcast.

So much to learn from these webcasts!