This year’s education landscape is as heated as ever — there have been debates about the NewSchools Venture Fund Summit, the passage of ESSA, and just recently, the controversial Department of Education Trump appointee. But that doesn’t mean all the education conversations online have been informed, inclusive, and respectful.
In an interview with Education Pioneers earlier this year, I argued that education debates sometimes suffer from “name-calling, misinformation, and vitriol,” and that “nuanced and thoughtful voices, and those that reflect underrepresented viewpoints and experiences, have trouble standing out amidst all the noise.”
That’s where Bellwether’s Better Blogging training comes in. Through hands-on workshops and coaching, our participants improve their ability to express and promote important ideas in the education landscape. Our sessions are led by accomplished coaches, including Pulitzer Prize winners, editors at leading national publications, and social media professionals with deep experience in marketing. Better Blogging alumni consistently rate Bellwether’s training as one of the most effective professional development opportunities they’ve ever attended.
So what are you waiting for? If you want to attend the February 22-23, 2017 session in Washington, D.C., apply today! Applications are due December 12, 2016. Our trainings are supported by a generous grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, so stay tuned for the July 2017 session if you can’t attend in February.