BAM! Radio is the largest education radio network in the world, offering programming from the nation’s top education organizations and thought leaders and reaching a wide audience of people passionately committed to quality education. BAM! Radio Network’s “on-air” hosts are executive directors of respected education associations in the country; guests are leading experts, advocates, and journalists in education; and programming is produced by an Emmy-winning team. Among BAM! Radio’s offerings are TweetED—team coverage, highlights, and commentary from the best education Twitter chats and social media discussions of the week; and An EdTech Minute—discussions about integrating teaching and learning through educational technology and identifying the best education apps, teaching tools, and digital resources for teaching and learning. Educators can save their favorite episodes from these and other channels on BAM! Radio and create their own playlists to share or save for later listening.
With active shooting situations in schools no longer uncommon, the USDepartment of Homeland Security is offering freeonline training for educators and first responders to prepare for such a disaster—right on their computers. The training is explained in “Enhanced Dynamic Geo-Social Environment (EDGE) Virtual Training Revisited,” a video on the department’s website.
The National Science Foundation’s STEM Guitar Building Institute provides innovative professional development to teams of high school and community college faculty to take part in an intense, five-day guitar design-and-build project. Each faculty member will build a custom electric guitar and will engage in student-centered learning activities that relate the guitar design to specific math, science, and engineering topics.
Integrating portraiture into the classroom provides exciting opportunities to connect students with history, biography, visual art, and many other subjects. The National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, is offering two opportunities to attend a summer institute in 2018: June25–29 or July 9–13.