Wednesday, March 03, 2010

The White House Wants to Know - What is a 21st Century Education?

The White House Blog's topic this week is "Education in Focus" and on March 2nd the following question was posted:

What does a 21st century education mean to you?

This is an excellent opportunity to share the power of technology in education and the importance of dedicated funding for educational technology and for 21st century learning environments. This is also a chance to describe the importance of programs like Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT) and/or ATTAIN. You might even consider having students respond to the question and explain what a 21st century education means to them.

Details for responding to the White House on this question are available at:  The White House will post some of the best responses and are taking comments on FaceBook, Twitter and Linkedin. I hope that Connecticut will make itself heard in Washington!

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Free 'til June 15, 2010 - Discovery Education Elementary Science

Are you from a district who LOVES the Discovery Education Science resources for middle school students?  Well, now you have the chance to have your elementary teachers and students give it a try!

Discovery Education is offering to all elementary schools in Connecticut a trial subscription to their online science resources from now until June 15, 2010.  Webinars on how to use the materials are being run from now through May.

If you are interested in getting this 3+ month subscription for your elementary school or schools, contact Adam Dolan for login information:  800-323-9084, x6786 or