GoodRead: Report finds mismatch of minority students, teachers (Chalkbeat)

(original from Chalkbeat Colorado) Only 10 percent of Colorado teachers are minorities, while 43 percent of state students belong to minority groups, a new report has found. “A major challenge in the U.S. education system, including Colorado’s education system, is the mismatch between the racial and ethnic diversity of the nation’s overall student population and that […]

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Stereotype Threat Workshop

Event: Stereotype Threat Workshop Join the University of Colorado Department of Philosophy and Council on Diversity and Inclusion for their Stereotype Threat Workshop on September 25, 2014 from 3:00PM – 5:00PM in the Plaza Building, Room M-203. The guest speaker is Jenessa Shaprio, Ph.D. and will teach workshop participants how stereotypes can negatively affect student […]

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Invitation: 2014 Diversity Summit

ALL CU Staff and Faculty are invited to attend the 2014 University of Colorado Diversity Summit “Developing Our Capacities as Inclusive Campuses” October 24, 2014 8:30AM – 3:30PM The 2014 Diversity Summit will take place on October 24, 2014 from 8:30AM – 3:30PM at the DoubleTree by Hilton Denver. Increase your knowledge about diversity resources […]

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GoodRead: Less Is More (DPS Denver Plan)

Less Is More ( from A+ Denver Newsletter)  Pasted below for your convenience, or read the original here.   Dear friends,    In 2013, Mat Honan wrote an article for WIRED called Why Subtraction Is the Hardest Math in Product Design. He points out that simplicity sticks, saying it has “made hits of the Nest thermostat, Fitbit, […]

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TechBits 06.27.14

  Video.Engagement:  Edthena, Vialogues, VideoNot.es, and now Comment Bubble.   There is no shortage of options for building online student engagement with video – including co-viewing and co-commenting on online videos with your students.  Check out the sample Comment Bubble below! Just.Announced:   Google Drive for Work offers unlimited cloud storage with data encryption, and improved Office […]

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GoodRead: An Important New Study on Efforts to Privatize Teacher Education (Diane Ravitch's blog)

“Teachers College Press has published a major study of venture philanthropy and its efforts to introduce market forces into teacher education. It was written by Kenneth Zeichner and Cesar Pena-Sandoval of the University of Washington in Seattle. The article focuses on the key role of the NewSchools Venture Fund in promoting legislation to authorize charter academies to […]

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DPS to Partner with CU Denver to Invest in Aspiring Teachers’ Education

Video clips and the press release follow. Barbara Seidl and the CU Denver students did an awesome job at the press conference! Noon clip: http://mediacenter.tveyes.com/downloadgateway.aspx?UserID=73561&MDID=3435274&MDSeed=2484&Type=Media 6 pm clip: http://mediacenter.tveyes.com/downloadgateway.aspx?UserID=73561&MDID=3435318&MDSeed=4054&Type=Media Direct link to 4’s web story and video: http://denver.cbslocal.com/2014/05/20/universities-team-up-with-dps-to-mentor-new-teachers/ 7News aired a short clip: http://mediacenter.tveyes.com/downloadgateway.aspx?UserID=73561&MDID=3435243&MDSeed=5319&Type=Media And Fox aired a pre-announcement mention yesterday: http://mediacenter.tveyes.com/downloadgateway.aspx?UserID=73561&MDID=3435446&MDSeed=3064&Type=Media Press Release – […]

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