Guest bloggers wanted: Reconciling standards- and data-driven accountability with 21st century skills

[UPDATE: I had enough interest for two people per day for the week of September 20. All the slots are full now. Thanks. I'm looking forward to the week!]


I'm looking for 5 to 7 volunteers to guest blog on the topic of Reconciling standards- and data-driven accountability with the '21st century skills' movement.

Posts could pertain to curriculum, instruction, assessment, leadership, policy, professional development, or any other relevant issue. If you're interested in writing a thoughtful, reflective piece of approximately 5 to 8 paragraphs on this topic, would you drop me a note?

This would be for the week of September 20 to 26. You will be able to cross-post on your own blog(s) and also can put a blurb at the bottom about yourself and your social media sites, so this should give you some good visibility.

Thanks in advance!

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