SITE is a society of the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). The organization promotes the development and dissemination of theoretical knowledge, conceptual research, and professional practice knowledge through conferences, books, projects, and the Journal of Technology and Teacher Education (JTATE).
TweetMeets are monthly conversations on Twitter about education-related topics. At event times, anyone can join and respond to five discussion questions.
Pedagogue is a social media network where educators can share advice, strategies, tools, hacks, resources, and more, and work together to improve their teaching skills and the academic performance of the students in their charge.
I am completely unmoved by the debate over the teaching of Critical Race Theory (CRT) in schools. I fully understand that CRT is an esoteric theory that’s used in law school and doctoral programs as one of many frameworks of analyzing historic and present policies and phenomena. But I understand what people really mean when they argue that CRT should not be present in schools: schools should not talk about things that make children feel uncomfortable, like antiracism. Schools should not indoctrinate children or make them feel bad about what they learn in school, especially if school is teaching them to feel guilty about being the big, bad, evil, privileged white oppressor.
The nonpartisan, nonprofit News Literacy Project (NLP) has launched a tool for teachers to help them fight disinformation and strengthen news literacy. The tool is aimed in part at highlighting the importance of the First Amendment and value of the free press.
Sponsored by the National Center for Women and Information Technology, the Aspirations in Computing Educator Award celebrates high school educators who encourage girls’ interest and participation in technology pursuits.
The Wharton Global High School Investment Competition is a free online investment simulation for high school students (grades 9–12) and their teachers.
CIVIX digital information literacy initiative supports teachers in empowering students with the knowledge and skills required to locate trustworthy information so students can make informed choices in the best interests of themselves and their communities.
The Transformational Leadership Institute is an offering of virtual, accredited* trainings on antiracism, unconscious bias, learning loss, and ways that COVID-19 has exposed and exacerbated the issues. The institute, sponsored by Kendall Hunt, will take place on July 1, July 8, and July 13, 2021. Tailored for K–12 leaders and educators, the virtual sessions will equip participants to design individualized equity plans.
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