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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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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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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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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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AFTNJ Activist Conference recap: adjunct unemployment, Rutgers LEARN and more

A captive crowd of PreK-12 and higher education faculty and staff gathered Aug. 16 for the AFTNJ Activist Conference at the Rutgers Labor Education Center in New Brunswick.

“If I had to pick a theme for this meeting today,” AFTNJ President Donna M. Chiera said in her opening remarks, “a lot of it’s going to be political [and have to do with] where we’re going to be in the next couple of years.”…

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U.S. DOE rolls out K-12 cybersecurity efforts

The U.S. Department of Education on Aug. 7 unveiled plans to establish a Government Coordinating Council that it says “will coordinate activities, policy and communications between federal, state, local, tribal and territorial governments that strengthen the cyber defenses and resilience of K-12 schools.”

“Let’s face it: In today’s digital age, our students and their teachers will increasingly use technology in the classroom. ……

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ASCD’S EL Meetup is set for Aug. 14-15

The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) will hold its Emerging Leader Meetup on Aug. 14-15 at Monmouth University in West Long Branch.

Among the scheduled speakers is Monmouth professor Maria Paradiso-Testa, whose session on Aug. 15 is titled “Above & Beyond: Exceeding the Limitations & Expectations of the Status Quo.”

To register for this free event, click here.…

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AFT launches Real Solutions for Kids and Communities, partners with Reading Universe

In her AFT TEACH keynote speech July 21, AFT President Randi Weingarten unveiled Real Solutions for Kids and Communities, a $5 million yearlong campaign addressing ongoing mental health and achievement crises.

“These are strategies that will address loneliness and learning loss and literacy,” Weingarten said, “and we can and will do everything to spread and sustain them.”…

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AFT-partnered report delves into social media’s impact on students, schools

In their recently released report titled “Likes vs. Learning: The Real Cost of Social Media for Schools,” the AFT and four partners list five key principles for companies that design and deliver their products to students.

“Today we are calling on social media platforms to make fundamental changes to their products that could dramatically improve the day-to-day experiences of millions of students and educators — both online and in schools,” the opening text page reads.…

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Target’s Teacher Appreciation Event runs through Aug. 26

Teachers and school staff can take advantage of a one-time 20 percent discount at Target through the retailer’s free Target Circle loyalty program.

The discount can be applied to one order — in store or online — through Aug. 26.

All K-12 teachers, homeschool teachers, teachers working at day care centers and early childhood learning centers, university or college professors and vocational/trade/technical school teachers with valid identification are eligible.…

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Murphy waives certification fees for educators, expands school employee sick leave

Gov. Phil Murphy on July 1 noted that New Jersey’s fiscal year 2023-24 budget includes $5 million devoted to the implementation of an Educator Certification Fee Holiday, which runs through June 30, 2024.

This initiative allows individuals seeking certification “to waive the customary fees associated with educator certification applications, renewals and related services,” per a July 1 press release.…

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