The application of reading, writing and original thinking is research, and the research simulation is at the heart of the Common Core Performance Task and accountable Problem Based / Inquiry Based Learning. In this session, Kevin Baird used the actual assessment items as a guide to “deconstruct” the requirements for a research simulation, and then worked backwards into lesson design to develop student proficiency.
In this webinar, Common Sense Education celebrated the launch of their newest free education resource, Digital Compass. Based on the concept of “choose your own adventure” books, Digital Compass guides students in grades 6-9 to learn the fundamentals of digital citizenship through animated, interactive experiences in which students choose several different paths for each character. Common Sense Education’s Kelly Mendoza and Brisa Ayub shared how you can implement Digital Compass into your own digital citizenship program.
Too often, criteria in rubrics examine surface level features of student performance or the requirements of an assignment. In contrast, effective rubrics employ criteria that look for qualities in student work that indicate the quality of student learning. Just like the task itself, rubrics must match the learning outcomes they are intended to assess. In this webinar, Susan M. Brookhart, Ph.D., focused on creating or adapting rubrics for classroom use.The webinar shared principles for writing such effective rubrics and provided examples to critique.
One great aspect of the “App Revolution” is that new apps are being developed for students and educators every day! View the webinar with middle school Assistant Principal Shannon Holden as he shows educators how to find and implement iPad apps that will take student learning to the next level.
We know that learning how to collaborate is an essential skill for college and workforce readiness. How are we engaging students to meaningfully collaborate through inquiry? In this webinar, learn how essential student collaboration is to deepen learning through inquiry, see a model for how to implement Inquiry Circles and strategies for assessing collaboration to improve your teaching and learning for your students.
Art and design are even more important skills to develop than ever before, as we prepare students to communicate in all sorts of new media. Art-infused education helps students visually communicate thoughts and feelings. Participants explored how to become effective art advocates; craft concise art advocacy messages; build effective collaborations; gather compelling evidence on benefits of arts education; and communicate “why art in education matters.”
Are you curious about game-based learning, but don’t know where to begin? This webinar covered what to look for in a game, where to get good games for learning, and strategies to integrate games into the system of a classroom.
Medal of Honor Recipient Bennie G. Adkins told his personal story during this special webinar presented by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation. This interview was an exciting learning opportunity for students. During this webinar, Mr. Adkins discussed what the Medal of Honor means to him and how it has affected his life. He took questions about his experiences and shared his thoughts on character, commitment, courage, and bravery. Mr. Ronald Rand, CEO and President of the Medal of Honor Foundation moderated the program.
How do teachers not only find engaging content for their students, but how can they also be creators of engaging content? What are ways we can curate and organize this content? Learn how Google Apps for Education and Learning Bird work together to help you and your students!
In this webinar, “Cool Cat Teacher” Vicki Davis presented ways you can differentiate instruction in your K–12 classroom with technology. You’ll hear about integrating various types of technology—computers, smartphones, tablets, digital cameras, social media platforms, software applications, and the Internet—into daily classroom practices, as well as the management of a school.
Developing a conceptual understanding of numbers and how they work is critical for continued success in mathematics throughout a child’s academic career. Brian Mowry reviewed and discussed the knowledge and skills — in particular those related to verbal counting, enumeration, cardinality, and small number recognition — which develop in the preschool years and lay the foundation for good number sense.
In this annual review of new developments in eContent delivery, participants learned about platforms, services, licensing options, new product “packaging,” spending models, and content availability. This webinar benefits K-12 school librarians, classroom teachers, curriculum leaders, and administrators using iOS, Droid, and Chrome.
Communities can be as small as a family and close friends or as large as the whole world. Children today are inheriting our global world where they can interact and work with people nearly anywhere. In this webinar, learn about the free Greenleaf Program, an online virtual community with students halfway around the world, that will give your students a unique insight into children and culture.
Science is a subject that should be experienced, but you don’t need a fancy white coat, expensive equipment, or a lab with bubbling beakers for this to happen. In this webinar, two influential educators from the Florida Virtual School shared how they are tackling early elementary science, while making it engaging, fun and meaningful!
In this webinar, learn about a wide variety of web tools and apps that spark excitement in the classroom, and help kids better understand the world around us. Say “goodbye” to mindless worksheets and “hello” to engaged students who cannot wait to get to class.
Being a school leader is more than just being a manager. In this webinar, Steven W. Anderson lead an exploration of the role of the school leader as a coach and what strategies we all can use to be better coaches. View the webinar to learn about moving from evaluation to coaching.
The Common Core State Standards require teachers of all disciplines to integrate writing and technology into their curriculum. In this webinar, learn how student-created eBooks can be used to engage students, while meeting the demands of the Common Core. California teacher Stacy Olson shared strategies for using Shutterfly’s free Photo Story App for the iPad to inspire enthusiastic, confident student authors while also fulfilling CCSS.
In this special webinar, students heard from Dr. Jane Goodall, renowned primatologist and founder of both the Jane Goodall Institute, a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitat, and Roots & Shoots, an international environmental and humanitarian youth program. During her presentation, she also answered questions from students and teachers.
While many grants target underserved populations, you still can find grants and other funding to help pay for what your school needs, and what you want for your classroom. In this webinar, Dr. Rita Oates helps you get started with proven strategies for securing funding.
What do you want to accomplish with the iPad? How do you sort through a million apps in the App Store and what should you look for? In this program, the focus was on 5 key skill areas that apps can help preschoolers, school age and adults participate in life activities working toward achieving more independence.
Dr. Clarissa Willis offered strategies for teachers to assist their early learners with social interaction difficulties, communication challenges, and developing routines. Participants had the opportunity to identify how these strategies could be implemented in their own setting.
In this webinar, Laura Fleming introduced the Maker Movement and provided tips on how you can create a makerspace in your own school. An overview of makerspaces and how they foster experimentation, invention, creation, exploration, and STEM/STEAM-related concepts were examined. Attendees learned about the Maker Movement and the role libraries are playing in it.
In this webinar, Susan Wells shared foundations of STEM and STEAM and discussed why coding, robotics and making are at the core of innovative learning environments. Susan provided tips on finding funding to support your STEM programs. She described her ground-breaking program Camp TechTerra.
In this webinar, Isabel Monterrosa focused on instructional design elements for leveraging technology to build speaking confidence for English Language Learners (ELLs) inside and outside the classroom. Isabel covered three main instructional design elements: blended learning, development of reading and writing skills, and improved oral communication skills.