Month: September 2023

Climate changeNewsPre-K to 12 News

N.J.’s Office of Climate Change Education is a first in the U.S.

On Sept. 26, Gov. Phil Murphy, wife Tammy Murphy and the New Jersey Department of Education announced the establishment of the Office of Climate Change Education.

This initiative — the first of its kind in the United States, per a press release from the governor’s office — will exist within the NJDOE’s Office of Innovation and be led by Sarah Sterling-Laldee, a longtime science teacher in Paterson and New Brunswick schools.…

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ChatGPTHigher Ed NewsNewsPre-K to 12 NewsTechnology

OpenAI issues ChatGPT guide for teachers

With artificial intelligence on the rise in education settings, OpenAI recently issued a guide for teachers who are utilizing ChatGPT in their classrooms.

“We’re sharing a few stories of how educators are using ChatGPT to accelerate student learning and some prompts to help educators get started with the tool,” reads the “Teaching With AI” opening. “In addition to the examples below, our new FAQ contains additional resources from leading education organizations on how to teach with and about AI, examples of new AI-powered education tools, and answers to frequently asked questions from educators about things like how ChatGPT works, its limitations, the efficacy of AI detectors, and bias.”…

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AFT NewsNewsPre-K to 12 NewsShare My Lesson

Shanker Institute report will be subject of webinar discussion

On Sept. 19, the Albert Shanker Institute and AFT’s Share My Lesson will present a webinar discussion on the ASI’s recently released Reading Reform Across America report.

Susan B. Neuman, Esther Quintero and Kayla Reist, the report’s authors, will be joined Mary Cathryn Ricker, the Albert Shanker Institute’s executive director, to discuss the findings “in ways that will help stakeholders understand what to expect from state legislative action and what priorities can be implemented without waiting for their state to act,” according to Ricker.…

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Higher Ed NewsNews

Sorting through the political side of higher ed classrooms

Join Chronicle of Higher Education senior reporter Emma Pettit and others on Sept. 14 for the virtual discussion “Politics in the Classroom: Who Decides?”

Pettit’s talk with a panel of experts will cover why conservative lawmakers are especially interested in higher education these days, the direct impact of various state laws on faculty and students, and much more.…

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AFT NewsNewsPre-K to 12 News

AFT, Educators Thriving produce ‘Beyond Burnout’ report

The new report “Beyond Burnout,” a team effort by the AFT and Educators Thriving, contains practical, research-based solutions to address the burnout and stress affecting K-12 teachers and staff.

In her letter that opens “Beyond Burnout,” AFT President Randi Weingarten points out that the report “describes some of the work we undertook to support educators starting in the early days of the pandemic.” …

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Higher Ed NewsNewsPre-K to 12 NewsSXSW EDU

First round of SXSW EDU ’24 featured sessions unveiled

SXSW EDU recently revealed its first round of featured sessions for the 2024 conference, taking place March 4-7 in Austin, Texas.

Those three sessions, as described by SXSW EDU, are:

Does Your Classroom and School Have a Culture of Growth? — Author Carol Dweck joins protégé Mary Murphy to launch and discuss “Cultures of Growth: How the New Science of Mindset Transforms Individuals, Teams, and Organizations,” Murphy’s follow-up to Dweck’s “Mindset.”…

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