Wednesday is Teachers Teaching Teachers at http://EdTechTalk.com (8PM EST)
and I think this is worth a . peek and a look – as a possible way to empower voices to respond to so many issues peaking in today’s world!
From Mr. Paul Allison:
- Go to SolutionsU
- In the upper right corner, click on LOGIN/REGISTER.
- Scroll down to the bottom of the box and click on REGISTER HERE.
- From the popup box, select the middle option: I’M AN EDUCATOR OR STUDENT (NOT IN JOURNALISM).
- Under What is Your Main Profession, select: Educator (NOT Journalism School)
- Answer the rest of the questions.
- In referred by, answer “Teachers Teaching Teachers”
Dear “Teachers Teaching Teachers Community,”
I am writing to invite you to explore SolutionsU. Nearly 200 faculty (and administrators), teaching in a range of disciplines, at more than 150 college campuses across the country are part of our growing community. In 2018, we are extending our network to high school students and teachers, and in anticipation of that, I am reaching out to you today.
For those of you who are not familiar with SolutionsU, we are a project of the Solutions Journalism Network (SJN), a nonprofit organization that works to rebalance the news so that what we read, hear and listen to each day isn’t just problems, but also solutions. SJN works with newsrooms and universities to train journalists and future journalists in how to do this type of reporting on society’s toughest challenges; SolutionsU works to disseminate solutions journalism stories across society, beginning with students and educators.
As part of this mission, we provide our resources to teachers at no cost.
I am excited to begin working with high school teachers early next year, but in the meantime, please explore our resources, share them with your students, and start using them in your teaching as you see fit.
I am also forwarding to you our first Educator Newsletter. While this particular newsletter is geared toward college-level teachers, I wanted to share it with you as a preview of a similar newsletter I will be sending out to our high school teachers in the coming months. To make sure you receive the newsletter, and to access all of our resources now, you will need a SolutionsU profile. It takes less than two minutes. Here’s how:
Go to www.solutionsu.org, and in the upper right corner, click on LOGIN/REGISTER and then scroll down to Register Here.
Now you’re part of the SolutionsU Educator Community!
Solutions journalism stories can be valuable teaching resources and the basis of creative assignments because they:
- Complement textbooks and journal articles with nuanced, diverse, and continuously updated stories about people around the world working to create change.
- Enhance student engagement and learning about social change in a variety of disciplines.
- Introduce the important elements of possibility, opportunity, and inspiration into the student learning experience.
I hope you enjoy the newsletter below, and please reach out to me for support in using the resources, with questions and comments, or just to say hello!
PS – Scroll down to the Featured Resources section of the Newsletter below for a fun assignment to send home with your students (or do yourself) over the upcoming holiday break. It will get them (and you) started using SolutionsU, and as you will see, it is relevant for just about any level of high school student!
Katherine Noble-Goodman, MBA, MA