At IEE, we are focused on empowering teachers and school leaders to continue doing the great work you do for kids, day in and day out, even when times get tough. Especially when times are tough.
With that in mind, we are proud to introduce you to a new weekly installment on the IEE Blog: Ed Links. Every Friday we’ll post links to some of our favorite education-related articles, reports, videos and other happenings from around the web, that contain valuable insights and information that you can use in your classroom and school. We’ll also include pieces we find thought-provoking, inspiring, or funny – and can’t we all use a little more inspiration and humor in our day?
Mike Fisher at te@chthought gives us 3 reasons for joining a digital PLN in Connected Professional Development Is Now An Imperative.
This past summer The George W. Bush Institute released their report, Great Principals at Scale: Creating District Conditions that Enable all Principals to be Effective. The report is based on the premise that effective principals increase student achievement by developing great teachers and create working conditions that keep great teachers in the field. Check out the report’s corresponding toolkit here.
Do you know a student who is giving back to their community? The White House has announced that submissions are open for the second White House Student Film Festival. This year’s theme is “The Impact of Giving Back.” The festival is open for all U.S. students, grades K-12, and submissions are accepted through January 20.
And, to remind us all of the difference we make for children every day, here is Rita Pierson’s amazing TED Talk: Every kid needs a champion.