Who are you following online?
ICYMI, there’s a pretty robust K-12 education discussion taking place in blogs and on social media. Keep up with everything from #edtech to English language learners to education reform by following these thoughtful educators and organizations.
Larry Ferlazzo: He’s a well-known expert on instruction with a focus on English language learners. Ferlazzo, who’s also a columnist, teaches English, social studies and international baccalaureate classes to ELLs and mainstream students at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento City USD. @Larryferlazzo, larryferlazzo.edublogs.org
Fordham Institute: The nonprofit think tank researches and promotes education reform with a focus on school choice, personalized instruction and accountability for academic achievement. @educationgadfly
Jennifer Gonzalez: A former teacher and higher ed instructor for pre-service teachers, she created the popular Cult of Pedagogy website. It provides professional development, and it supports a collaborative community for educators. @cultofpedagogy
Brad Gustafson: The principal of Greenwood Elementary School in Wayzata Public Schools (Minnesota) is also an author who focuses on building relationships and powerful pedagogy to drive creativity and innovation in schools. He also co-hosts a podcast called “UnearthED.” @GustafsonBrad, bradgustafson.com
Baruti K. Kafele: The leadership expert known as “Principal Kafele” is the author of several books, some of which recount his achievements as a turnaround principal in urban schools in New Jersey. @PrincipalKafele, principalkafele.com
Alice Keeler: This expert in edtech integration is a curriculum developer who teaches math at Chawanakee USD (California). A proponent of gamification, she also founded the CoffeeEDU “online unconference” for educators. @alicekeeler, alicekeeler.com
Scott McCleod: His Dangerously Irrelevant blog is one of the leading voices on the technology needs of school administrators. He is an associate professor of educational leadership at the University of Colorado Denver and founding director of the UCEA Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education. @mcleod
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