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Applications are now available for the FREE 2015 Summer Teacher Institutes: Primarily Digital: Teaching Media Literacy  to Plugged-In Students sponsored by Annenberg Learner.

This year there are TWO sessions: one for novices with limited experience with blended learning and one for advanced teachers who are already active creators of online content.  Advanced institute participants can apply for one of four $400 merit-based travel scholarships. 
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Maggie Crawford
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Have you implemented Newseum education resources from ANEW14 in your classroom? We’d love to share your story!

Tell us what happened in 500 words or less using the following format: need, background, lesson plan, real story and results. (Click the link below for a sample teacher-submitted blog post.)

Submit your guest blog post to educationprograms@newseum.org. 
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And, yes, here, too! Will share ours!
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Shayne Swift

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10 Must Read Books on The 21st Century Literacies http://zite.to/1vkucbL

February, 2015. The literacy landscape is rapidly evolving to the extent that we can no longer expect what it will be like in the next coming years. Regardless of the nomenclature, whether you call them new literacies, emerging literacies, 21st century literacies , the traditional concept of ...
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Hi all! Happy New Year! I know it's been a while now since the institute, but wanted to let you know that the full Essential Lens: Analyzing Photographs Across the Curriculum resource is now up on Learner.org and ready for use. And please share the link with others! http://bit.ly/1wIwEmC
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Stephen Schwarten Jr.

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I am doing more SOLE projects this year.  I just gave my first one for this year and started hearing the complaints about how hard this is going to be.  Last year most kids ended up loving it.   Take Sugata Mitra's challenge!

Below is a blog post that summarizes my usage and a video that explains where this all came from.  I thought you all might enjoy.

 http://schwartenteachingthoughts.blogspot.com/2014/11/the-sole-and-sugata-mitras-experiment.html
This year I am expanding the use of the SOLE in my classroom.  Last year I did one.  This year I am planning on doing at least one per quarter.  The students usually struggle with this at first because it is hard and is not l...
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Jane Garver

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I'm excited to announce that my colleague Dylan and I were recently named Co-Directors of the Little Traverse History Museum.  We want to create some meaningful Professional Development for area teachers.  What should we be sure to include?  What should we avoid?
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Congratulations! That's very exciting news! 
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Shayne Swift

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Checking in to see how the blogging is going. I finished the 30 day challenge.

Eye Opening!!
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Christina, it was difficult. I went minimal with some posts which is ok or chose an image to convey my ideas.
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Stephen Schwarten Jr.

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I need to post something to the Annanberg Learner/Newseum Blog for this weekend.  Can you tell me how I go about doing that?  I wrote this blog post about using computers and having the kids do a colonial fashion design that was inspired by the institute.  Could i use that?  Here is the link:  http://schwartenteachingthoughts.blogspot.com/2014/09/tech-5-creativity-5-colonial-fashion.html  I just wont be able to make it this weekend.
Well, this year I have been trying to integrate more tech into my lessons, which has been a challenge to say the least.  After attending the Newseum and Annenberg Learner conference I was really inspired to try to get my stud...
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Thanks, Stephen! We can link this to our Battle for the Bill of Rights session.
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Dolores Frazer

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Interesting!  
These photographs offer an entirely new perspective on important events.
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Margo Jantzi

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This attached photo essay is powerful.  
Going to church. Playing around the house. Window shopping. These are the types of everyday, seemingly innocuous activities that wound up before the lens of iconic civil rights photographer Gordon Parks. Parks, a self-taught artist, believed in the p...
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How has freedom of speech been used to spark movements for social change? What techniques have been effective for catalyzing action and securing the historical record? How can you apply these lessons from history to help your students effectively advocate using today's high- and low-tech tools? Use resources from Annenberg Learner and the Newseum to explore the power of freedom of speech and help your students communicate effectively in traditional and new media.

Maggie Crawford
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 Have you used the Making a Change media map historic front pages? We're looking for co-presenters during our next webinar on Tuesday, April 21st from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.  If you're interested, please email me or Jackie.

Title: Separating Fact from Fiction: Deconstructing Historic and Current Front Pages
Description: Can you tell which newspaper or media outlet got its facts right? How can you evaluate historic accounts from today’s perspective?  How does social, political, geographic and economic context affect news coverage?  Learn tools your students can use to deconstruct and analyze historic and contemporary front pages.
 
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You're Invited: Teaching and Learning Pre-Conference at the Newseum 

Separating Fact From Fiction — Historically, in Today’s Front Pages, and in The Teaching Profession.

Can you tell which newspaper or media outlet got its facts right? How can you evaluate historic accounts from today’s perspective? How does social, political, geographic and economic context affect news coverage? The teaching profession?  Get a close-up look at history-and historical coverage-in the making at the Newseum. Your afternoon starts with a guided gallery tour where you browse headlines, hear the voices of change agents and discuss the challenges of distilling truth in history. Next, explore artifacts from the Newseum collection with an archivist, and look for your own favorite example during your self-guided gallery exploration. The afternoon will include a small group activity where you analyze historic front pages from a variety of eras, compare how they reported on the same event, and then explore the fact vs fiction surrounding teaching in the press.
 
Grab a seat in the documentary theater and watch a sneak peek of The Road To TEACH, a one-hour documentary produced by Participant Media’s TEACH campaign and Roadtrip Nation.  Buckle up for adventure and see what three college students, all aspiring teachers, learned as they road-tripped across the country to interview inspiring educators, policy makers, and social activists who are redefining education—and reshaping the world.
 
After the screening, join the TEACH team and special guests for a “think and drink” reception.  Examine the myths surrounding the teaching profession, and brainstorm about the messaging needed to inspire and recruit the next generation.
 
Grab some food and drink, and be part of the discussion!  This is an evening not to be missed!
 
Tour and Workshop 3:00pm-5:00pm

Screening and Reception 5:00 pm-7:30 pm
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ANEW alumni do not have to attend the conference in order to attend this event at the Newseum. If you're interested in joining us for the workshop or just the film screening and "think and drink" reception, please email me. 
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Happy February! 

In place of our monthly insider newsletter, we will be posting news and resources here within the community. 

Be sure to visit our blog throughout the month for special entries celebrating Black History Month! We'll be sharing lesser known stories of the civil rights movement, complete with ways to share the resources in your classroom. (Linked below.)

This month, we're proud to announce that we will be presenting at the American Alliance of Museum's annual conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The conference will be held April 25 - 29. Presenting alongside us will be Stacie Pierpoint from +Annenberg Learner,  +Beth Gryczewski and our archivist Kat Wilmot. The title of the presentation is "Moving Collections from Onsite Cases to Online Conversations".  If you have any tips or tricks you'd like us to share, please let us know. 

Last month, along with +AAUW, we put together a webinar on the Women's Suffrage Module and how you can use it in your classroom. You can view it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uWhbNDRpsM  

Have a great month!

We will no longer send out a monthly insider newsletter via email due to the survey results from December. If you would still like to receive an email on the inner workings of the Newseum Education department, please let us know!
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Stephen Schwarten Jr.

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For all of you teaching Soc St.  I usually do this every year for the holidays and talk about different kinds of crimes that exist. http://schwartenteachingthoughts.blogspot.com/2014/12/frosty-snowman-criminal.html
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Shayne Swift

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Characteristics of Good Student Feedback: http://youtu.be/Huju0xwNFKU

Nice reminder video!!
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Shayne Swift

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Science Reporter Slams Fox’s Ebola Coverage: ‘Level of Ignorance We Shouldn’t Allow in Media’ http://zite.to/1uNw4Iz

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Christina Roy

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How do we participate today? I'm sorry to have missed the info; my head is swimming this year and I am behind on everything.
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Not a problem! We know the school year start is always full.

Follow #TOH2014  on Twitter and Instagram to join the conversation - especially with some of your #ANEW14 peers!
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Dolores Frazer

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Looking forward to Teacher Open House at the Newseum.  Here are some ideas for teaching the documentary supported with Newseum resources.  
Readers clearly understand the value of expending many, many hours engulfed in a book.  We enjoy thinking about the story and the characters; we reread portions, or even entire selections, because ...
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+Daryl Myers Thank you for having the foresight to take the photo!  
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Newseum Education
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#ANEW14 Teachers! Do you or your students have any questions for Secretary of Education Arne Duncan? They can submit them using #TeachRoadtrip on Twitter for our panel discussion tomorrow. (Add #ANEW14 to the tweet and we'll move it up to the top of the list!) 

Attached you will find details for the event that features a preview of the new Roadtrip Nation season. The event will live-streamed and recorded for future viewing. 

If you have any questions, please let us know! 
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It was awesome!  and I booked my fieldtrip!!!
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