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INBOX is a weekly e-mail wrap-up of the most important stories in English language arts education, ideas for your classroom, and news from NCTE.

Sent each week to NCTE members (to the email address we have on file for you), this e-newsletter is mailed once a month to nonmembers.

Members can update their email address by sending a message to NCTE; nonmembers can use this form to subscribe to receive a monthly issue of INBOX or can join NCTE to receive INBOX each week as part of their membership.

From the Current Issue:

Sometimes Something Happens That Demands We Change Our Plans

In Newtown's Wake: How Grief Is Handled at School
Today it’s not a gunman but a storm that’s made history. Park's blog, May 15, 2013

the INBOX Ideas below for ways you can help your students respond to the Oklahoma tornado.

Digital Trends Shifting the Role of Teachers
Education Week, May 20, 2013

. . . More on Digital Trends
"Infographic: Growing Up Google": Getting Smart, May 20, 2013
"When a Phone Is Not a Phone": Member Brenda Power writes about member Katherine Sokolowski’s phone and how she uses it in her 5th-grade classroom. Choice Literacy, The Big Fresh Newsletter, May 18, 2013

. . . MOOCs in the News
"The MOOC Moment and the End of Reform": The New Inquiry, May 15, 2013
"Report: Four in 10 colleges to offer MOOCs by 2016": eCampus News, May 20, 2013
"What Professors Can Learn from 'Hard Core' MOOC Students": The Chronicle of Higher Education, May 20, 2013
"Guest Post on the Lords of MOOC Creation: Who’s Really for Change, and Who in Fact Is Standing Athwart History Yelling STOP?": Historiann, May 15, 2013
"MOOCs Provider in Higher Ed. Targets K-12 Teacher PD": Education Week, May 14, 2013

What "Education Influentials" Think Will—and Won’t—Happen
Read the report, The Washington Post/The Answer Sheet blog, May 16, 2013

. . . On Evaluating Teachers
"Do New Exams Produce Better Teachers? States Act While Educators Debate": The Hechinger Report, May 16, 2013
"Podcast: Rating Early Elementary Teachers When Reliable Data Don't Readily Exist": New America's Early Education Initiative

Take Note!
The Power of Professional Trust in the Literacy in Learning Exchange

A Guide for Teachers, Administrators on How to Use Data
Find the guide here. Education Week/Digital Education blog, May 15, 2013



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