The 2017 School Climate Surveys are in! Along with national data on the health and wellbeing of our faculty, students, and staff, Kevin Baird, Chairman of the Board at the nonprofit Center for College & Career Readiness, shared findings on school climates and identified priority next steps.
Elementary students need experiences with multiple models of fractions in order to gain a deep understanding of the concepts and to develop proficiency with skills. In this edWebinar, Debi DePaul, Elementary Mathematics Consultant at ORIGO Education, explored four different representations of fractions and why each is so critical and challenging to teach.
Research has shown that students with autism learn best when behaviorally based strategies are used. In this edWebinar, Nina Finkler, M.Ed., LDT/C, BCBA, President of Nina Finkler Autism Services, explained a variety of behaviorally based strategies and how to implement them in small groups, whole class lessons, and other settings.
This edWebinar highlighted the updates and expansion of the Digital Instructional Materials Acquisition Policies for States (DMAPS), an online database providing details regarding each state’s policies and practices related to the acquisition of digital instructional materials. State data sets have been recently updated and details related to accessibility, purchasing consortia, and statewide management systems have been added.
Early childhood teachers often struggle with creating enticing and engaging play-based environments on limited budgets. In this edWebinar, Shelley Nicholson, PhD, Owner/Director of Nicholson Early Childhood Education Center; and Jessica Martinez, Director of The Goddard School of Austin explored inexpensive ways to collect and create classroom learning materials. They shared helpful tips and strategies from their book, Thrifty Teacher’s Guide to Creative Learning Centers…
English Language Learners (ELLs) are the fastest-growing student population in our country, and these students deserve to be supported throughout their learning process – especially when it comes to reading and writing. Learn how leveraging targeted and embedded scaffolds as part of a differentiated instruction approach can dramatically accelerate language and literacy gains for ELLs at every stage of English acquisition.
In this edWebinar Bryan L. Miller, Educator Community Manager at Wonder Workshop and international presenter, breaks down and provides a layout out of the must-see vendors, must-watch presenters, and special events you can’t miss!
In this edWebinar, hear the personal account of 15-year-old singer/songwriter Maya Claridge and how she evolved from bully victim to bullying prevention activist. Hear a first-hand account of how bullying lives in schools underground with Maya’s message for increasing awareness and response…
Do you worry about your students retaining their essential reading skills over the summer? Avoid the summer slide by creating engaging summer assignments for your students. Learn how technology can enhance your summer reading program.
Music and movement experiences during the early years are necessary for developing brains. Learn how music and movement makes learning fun and more importantly, meets the needs of ALL children, regardless of their linguistic, physical, emotional, cognitive or social challenges. There will be time for questions after the session.
In this webinar, Alexandra Farkas, Music Together In-School Services Mentor, explored how simple music activities can support children’s focus, approaches toward learning, transitions, classroom management, and the daily routine in early learning settings. Learn how easy it is to create a musically rich environment that promotes a positive learning atmosphere, engages children of all ages, enhances the classroom environment, and is enjoyable for both children and adults.
In this edWebinar, Matthew Farber, Ed.D., social studies teacher and game-based learning author; and Steve Isaacs, video game design and development teacher, discussed how games can create a shared experience for students, much like a field trip. In their game-based learning classrooms, students study games and then have an opportunity to mod (modify, change) as well as to design their own.
Research indicates that attention spans are waning for learners of all ages. In this edWebinar, facilitators highlighted strategies to engage school-aged learners with summer reading.
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. By viewing this exceptional series of monthly webinar 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.
As we approach the beginning of the end of the school year, teachers are often looking for fun, exciting, educational options for their students. With rambunctious children, excited to finish the school year, let’s reinvigorate their learning with fun STEM activities that teachers can implement in the classroom.
When a group of Stanford students built and released Snapchat in 2011, it was a fun app that let you send pictures that vanished after a few seconds. With recent app improvements, some educators are finding ways to make learning fun for their students by incorporating Snapchat into their lessons. In this edWebinar, Shannon Holden explored all of the new features of Snapchat, and whether it is a smart idea to implement the app in the classroom.
Have you ever struggled with being too connected or too isolated? Learn how to overcome the hurdles of being a school leader and stay ahead with this helpful guide to battling isolation and getting connected. Spike C. Cook, Ed.D., Principal, Lakeside Middle School, NJ, discussed powerful vignettes and strategies, and you’ll discover how innovation-minded school leaders connect to avoid isolation, lower stress, find support, and share ideas.
From Pinterest to daily quotes on web feeds, teachers are given advice. Some remember advice from their mentors, supervising teachers, and veteran teachers. In this edWebinar, Dr. Shirley Raines shared advice from her book, Never, Ever, Serve Sugary Snacks on Rainy Days and Other Words of Wisdom for Teachers of Young Children, written in sayings and with beautiful photography of children.
In this edWebinar, Ellen Dorr, Director of Digital Learning, shared how Renton School District in Washington is developing and using innovative, effective strategies to build teacher capacity and increase achievement for diverse learners. Viewers will walk away with a deeper knowledge around…
The public schoolhouse is under pressure to compete for students. How do we keep the best and brightest choosing our schools? How do we ensure continued success? Drawing on lessons from global brands, we consider how to win the School Choice Challenge.
The search for curriculum and other instructional resources can be an unwieldy process for educators, because the marketplace is saturated with options: core curriculum, supplements, intervention, apps, tech-enabled, etc. At the same time, federal, state, and district regulations require specific steps in the process to ensure compliance. How can educators get complete information about vendors to make the best curriculum purchases? K-12 stakeholders from curriculum directors to classroom teachers should know the methods districts employ to discover and evaluate the resources that make it to students…
In this edWebinar, school and district leaders shared examples of effective leadership to help ensure the equity of out-of-school access for all students. The session covered closing the homework gap and providing equity of access for all students outside of school.
Creative experiences that challenge students to observe, articulate, reimagine, and take risks help build their confidence and leadership capacity. In this edWebinar, panelists shared new approaches to shared leadership in schools.
Do you have children in your program that struggle with oral language skills? Learn how to help improve the language and literacy skills of children at risk for reading challenges. Learn new ways to address key elements of reading success—oral language skills, vocabulary, phonological awareness, and alphabet knowledge.