Digital equity and access in the 21st century are crucial to students being able to compete on a global level: There are few places in society where technology is not utilized or playing an important role. As a result, it’s more critical than ever that students graduate with the 21st-century literacy and technology skills they need to navigate, read and succeed in our increasingly interconnected, digital world…
Assessment is the process of gathering evidence of student learning to inform educational decisions. But how do you ensure that every stakeholder has the right information at the right time? And how do you maintain student motivation? In this edWebinar, Dr. Rick Stiggins, founder of the Assessment Training Institute, demonstrated how to create an assessment system that provides all stakeholders with quality evidence to meet their needs.
Discover how songs and rhythmic chants can support necessary skills inherent in social development, including joint attention, turn-taking, and formulating greetings and appropriate responses. In this edWebinar, Dr. Carol Ann Blank highlighted ways to approach making music with young children in the inclusion classroom to support development of social skills not only in children with disabilities, but in any child who is delayed in social skill development.
Though 67% of all middle-skill job openings require a minimum proficiency with word processing software, keyboarding instruction is being left behind in many schools. In this edWebinar, Kelli Erwin and Jeff Meyer take a fresh look at using digital curriculum to equip students with keyboarding skills.
There are roughly 2.2 million apps in the Apple App Store. There are even more in Google Play. How does one decide which to download? What factors into a decision to choose one over another? When are both (or more) valuable? In this session, Michelle Luhtala, whose phone is ridiculously app-loaded, showcased her 30 favorites (yes, one can have 30 favorites when there are 500 to begin with). This summer edWebinar focused on personalizing one’s info-tainment universe.
Each month, John Harrington, the CEO of Funds for Learning, provides a timely update on the latest news, analysis, and professional guidance to help best position your school or library to fully leverage E-rate discounts. The E-rate funding process, requirements, and regulations are very complex and ever changing. By viewing this exceptional series of monthly edWebinar updates, you will receive the most current news and best practices for successfully navigating the E-rate program, provided by John Harrington and other E-rate professionals.
Active learning must be rigorous to meet standards-based expectations. Drawing from successful examples like “High Tech High,” Kevin Baird bridges the gap between makerspaces and projects to standards and outcomes.
This session is part of a series of edWebinars on SETDA’s 2016 report, The Broadband Imperative II: Equitable Access for Learning. States are uniquely positioned to provide both policies and funding to help ensure all students have equitable access to reliable high-speed broadband access. State leaders shared examples of support to ensure the equity of access for all students including statewide partnerships, regional consortia and policy initiatives.
Learner diversity in classrooms has grown tremendously over the past 30 to 40 years. However, our education system has been slow to support millions of students who are bright, capable, and eager to learn, but are held back by traditional pathways designed for the mythical “average.” To meet this challenge, Digital Promise Global has developed the Learner Positioning SystemsTM (LPS) project. Steeped in learning science research, LPS helps educators and product developers understand how learners vary and provides instructional and product design strategies to support the full diversity of learners.
Open-ended questions create meaningful opportunities for learning, prompting children to reason and reflect while encouraging their use of language. In this edWebinar, Teachstone Training’s Chief Strategy Officer Dr. Rebecca Berlin shared tips on using open-ended questions to improve classroom interactions with young learners.
In this edWebinar, Amplify Education’s Dr. Zachary Wissner-Gross and Dr. Drew Corley examined various types and modalities of feedback, as well as richer combinations of audio, visuals, text, and manipulative interaction. View specific examples related to fractions, with an eye toward getting students “unstuck” from common fractions misconceptions, while at the same time keeping them motivated.
Ignite a passion for literacy in your school, district and community and watch the impact that it will have to further life-long learning. In this edWebinar, MaryLou Whaley, Director, Community Engagement, Outreach & Philanthropy, Hillsborough County Public Schools; and myON’s Doris Linville, Senior Manager of Project Management and Literacy Advocate shared how to advance literacy throughout the community.
In this edWebinar, authors of The PBIS Team Handbook: Setting Expectations and Building Positive Behavior Char Ryan, Ph.D., a former statewide trainer, and Beth Baker, M.S.Ed., a school- and district-wide coach, will lead you through the decision to implement PBIS in your school or district.
Visual and concrete models support coherent content progressions in mathematics because they can be used across the grade levels. In this edWebinar, ORIGO Education’s President and Co-founder James Burnett expanded on a recent presentation that introduced four visual models: the array/area model, the length model, the number line model, and the set model.
As education continues to change, so does our definition of differentiation. In this edWebinar, Madeline Ahearn, Curriculum Administrator in Eugene School District 4J in Oregon, explored how personalization has evolved in her district and how new innovative technologies have supported increased opportunities to personalize learning.
Formerly called 30 apps in 60 minutes, this session has evolved. Instead of focusing on tools, the presenters focused on learning objectives and how to use technology to meet them.
This edWebinar will show viewers how to have more meaningful interactions with their littlest learners. Keith L. Pentz, National Early Childhood Specialist for Kaplan Early Learning Company, demonstrated how to have more purposeful engagements with all infants and toddlers, both typically and atypically developing. He shared specific interactions and program decisions that directly impact and relate to creating relationships, meet any curriculum/program goals and objectives, work in any schedule, and support innovative practices. Keith included many brain-compatible learning strategies during the session.
In this edWebinar, Billy Spicer shared Gravity Goldberg’s 4 M Framework from her Mindsets & Moves book. The framework offers a platform for you to truly model the adage “work smarter, not harder” regardless of how your students are interacting with text. Adopting this framework will assist you to take a step back in terms of driving instruction and instead, truly allow students to show what they are capable of, where they’re headed next, and how to collectively get there.
Today’s school leader must deal with many day-to-day challenges, from special interest groups and social media posts to racial tension and religious freedoms. In this edWebinar, Carroll ISD’s Julia Thannum shared practical tips for implementing a strategic, two-way communications program to not only inform but also actively engage your stakeholders in topics important to their public schools.
Each month, John Harrington, the CEO of Funds for Learning, provides a timely update on the latest news, analysis, and professional guidance to help best position your school or library to fully leverage E-rate discounts.
Young people often tune out when educators and parents talk to them about how to use social media responsibly. Learn how to transform difficult conversations with students into meaningful connections.
In this presentation, Dr. Sara Delano Moore explored how arrays can be used to support students’ developing understanding of multiplication and division with larger numbers. Examine the progression from arrays of concrete objects for operations on smaller numbers to more abstract open arrays working with larger numbers.
In this webinar, Dr. Peter Crosta helped viewers gain insights into reasons for pricing disparities and initiatives to increase transparency. Learn about competitive purchasing practices, state-negotiated purchasing contracts, district-approved vendor lists, and minimum bidder requirements.
In this edWebinar, innovative educators, learners, and authors Eric C. Sheninger and Thomas C. Murray outlined eight keys in their book, Learning Transformed: 8 Keys To Designing Tomorrow’s Schools, Today. Each is a piece of a puzzle for transforming the K–12 education system of teaching and learning to intentionally design tomorrow’s schools so today’s learners are prepared for success and stand ready to create new industries, find new cures, and solve world problems.