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Message From EWA's Director
Happy New Year, all. Here’s another resolution to add to your list: Apply for EWA’s reporting contest without further delay!
for a job well done isn’t so easy to find, especially in today’s
challenging news environment. Our annual contest, which honors exemplary
education coverage in all media, is a terrific way to earn a
much-needed pat on the back—and a little more cash for your wallet.
The deadline to enter the National Awards for Education Reporting is
January 31, a date that’s fast approaching. Check out the contest categories
and frequently asked questions, and feel free to contact Stephanie
Cvetetic with questions or for additional information.
Don’t sell yourself short: Submit your entry today!
All the best,
Get Smart on Teacher Issues
If teachers affect student learning more than any other factor in
schools, how are we doing at recruiting, training, and retaining the best? How
can we tell if teachers are effective? Should they be paid for performance? How
much should experience count?
These are just some of the questions explored in the totally revamped
teachers section of EWA’s online Resource Center. To help you get smarter on
the issues, we’ve assembled reports, news stories, research, and
other information under three subtopics: teacher effectiveness, evaluations,
and the pipeline into the field. Click here to
access all three and get up to speed—fast.
For more great material on teachers, stop by EdMedia Commons and check
out the audio and video highlights of EWA’s recent seminar “Evaluating Teachers: Beyond
the Rhetoric.” As always, email Glen Baity at email@example.com if you need an invitation to EMC.
EWA's 65th National Seminar
Learning From Leaders: What Works for Stories and Schools will take place May 17-19, 2012, in Philadelphia. An estimated 250
reporters, authors, producers, editors, researchers, bloggers, and
others will gather for three days of in-depth discussions, site visits,
newsmaker speeches, and interactive workshops on education and its
coverage. Winners of the National Awards for Education Reporting will be
honored at the event, and the winner of the contest's grand prize will
be announced. EWA's flagship conference is being co-hosted by the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate
School of Education and the American Educational
Research Association. As ever, the event will be tailored to meet the unique needs and interests
of journalists who cover education at all levels.
Stay tuned for agenda
and registration details in the coming weeks. For sponsorship and advertisement
opportunities, please contact Stephanie Cvetetic at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Editor Emily Richmond Is Here for You
If you need help tracking down a source, are having trouble getting
access to a school or want to brainstorm on your next big project, email
Emily at email@example.com. If you're on deadline and need immediate assistance, feel free to call her at (202) 452-9830, ext. 1006.
The Celebration of Teaching & Learning
March 16-17, 2012 in New York City
us at the 2012 Celebration of Teaching & Learning, hosted by WNET
New York Public Media – parent company of New York’s flagship public
television stations THIRTEEN & WLIW21 and operating company of NJTV –
on March 16-17, 2012, in New York City! The seventh annual Celebration
will once again bring together global experts, advocates,
practitioners, and academics with more than 10,000 educators to create a
unique professional development experience where knowledge meets
inspiration. The 2012 Celebration will honor teachers as global
professionals and provide the opportunity for knowledge sharing across
classrooms and cultures. Speakers this year include, Barnett Berry,
Charlotte Danielson, Dr. Keith Devlin, Henry Louis “Skip” Gates, Jr.,
Sal Khan, Yul Kwon, Wes Moore, Pedro Antonio Noguera, Ph.D., Michael J.
Sandel, Tavis Smiley, Steve Spangler, Susan Szachowicz, and many more
who will address the Arts, English Language Arts, Financial Literacy,
Global Awareness, Health & Wellness, Instructional Technology,
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), Social Studies,
Special Education and Whole School Issues. Register now, sign-up for
e-mail updates, access resources and find the latest information and
speaker lineup at thirteencelebration.org. Also be sure to connect with our online communities on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
THIRTEEN, WLIW21 and NJTV gratefully acknowledge sponsorship support
from Lead Sponsor: NEA; Premier Sponsors: CSA-ELI, Deloitte, NYSUT;
Major Sponsors: Fordham University Graduate School of Education, NJEA,
Simons Foundation; Event Sponsors: Barnes & Noble, CEA,
Disneynature, NYSSAC; Media Sponsor: Education Week.