Learning Forward Virtual Advocacy Day: Skills, strategies and motivation for making the case for professional learning - Shared screen with speaker view
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Please check out the Powered by Title II website for more information about funding trends, research, and advocacy tools: www.poweredbytitleii.com
I have yet to hear a cogent argument for federal involvement in education. I can conceive of few topics that are more local and personal than educating my children. I can't see why my kids should be educated like kids in Maine or Oregon, and I struggle to see any advantages to be gained by local teachers spending their time lobbying DC.
The current budget for the DOE is about $190 billion. Why wouldn't those dollars be more efficiently used if left in the hands of the states and school districts who know their local needs best?
Here is the Missouri Title II funding and data brief: https://learningforward.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/MissouriData.pdf
Barbara's Suffolk Virginia data brief (https://learningforward.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/SPS-Title-II-Advocacy-Story-4.pdf)
We will have a moderated discussion very soon - please share your questions for the panelists or Jon and Melinda here!
FYI Virginia uses the term "division” instead of "district”.
Amen, Sistah! Educator Data!
Missouri data brief (https://learningforward.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/MissouriData.pdf)Suffolk Virginia data brief (https://learningforward.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/SPS-Title-II-Advocacy-Story-4.pdf)
Here is a tool to help you all structure and tell your own data story: https://poweredbytitleii.com/share-your-story/
In the ’70s, kindergarteners were learning how to write their letters in a single school year, now we are expecting complete narratives out of them. Standardized testing questions are written so confusingly that teachers cannot even understand what they are asking. This is the toughest time in education history to be a new teacher. As veteran teachers retire early, more new inexperienced teachers are being thrown into impossible situations without support or mentors. When a teacher finally feels comfortable and efficient they change the program. Without sufficient time to learn what is expected and confident in there teaching strategies. Yet teachers are evaluated yearly without training that is efficient.
What ideas do you have when district funding Title II goes to personnel [salaries] and not so much in Professional Learning practices that enhance teacher & leader practice?
Thank you for your insights
Thank you for all of this information.
Thanks Nick - from one fan to another!
tool to help structure and tell your story: https://poweredbytitleii.com/share-your-story/
Well organized. Class act, LF! Thank you.
Great tips for sharing our story! Do you have suggestions on where to find accurate/current data to include in our stories?
Here is a map of state by state Title II allocations: https://poweredbytitleii.com/what-is-title-ii/#statebystateallocation
There are a range of ways to put together a data brief! Here are about a dozen examples from different states and districts: https://learningforward.org/title-iia-data-summaries/
Impressive. Thank you all!
Shane Jay Fairbairn
Thank you for all the great information and resources. Wow.
Thanx for these links, Elizabeth! Wonderful examples!
The pandemic was a boon for millions of parents, who, for the first time, saw what was going on in their kids' classrooms. That said, what's being done to close the gap between the schools and their customers, the parents?
It seems the answer is ALWAYS more money. The layperson asks, What private business would feel justified in raisng its prices if it couldn't point to an improved product or service?
Thank you for the wealth of knowledge and strategies shared!
Kim LeSage|AZ Dept of Ed
Great resources. Thank you!
Thanks everyone for joining us today! We will share the recording and slides in a few days - feel free to share with your colleagues!
Thank you for the powerful information and resources!
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Thanx to LF…..this was very helpful. How will we receive the recording? Happy Day to ALL!!
Shane Jay Fairbairn
Thank you all!
I'm looking forward to the conference!
Hi Dayna - you will get a follow up email with the link and slides (and chat box resources). Thanks!