With budgeting always a concern, schools are getting creative to ensure the best return on investment for their shift to digital content. Learn about Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13’s story of delivering eBooks and audiobooks to 22 districts (and more) with a shared collection.
In today’s educational landscape, the value of experiential learning remains an important aspect of student learning. We strive to find ways to provide our students with diverse, experience-based learning opportunities and to help them apply their knowledge and conceptual understanding to real-world problems. In this edWebinar, we discussed experiential learning with a panel of theater experts and performers
In this edWebinar, you will learn from a past teacher, superintendent, state schools chief, and former director of education, College Ready, at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. From her amazing story, viewers will glean practical ideas and methods in order to:
Wellness is more than physical health. How we feel about ourselves and others, how we interact, and our attitude towards learning combine to create a “well classroom.” Learn about research and practical steps to improving classroom wellness.
You’ve probably seen it before. A student excels during small-group guided reading time, yet as soon as they are asked to read independently, all of their progress seems to fly out the window. It’s tempting to equate reading success with successful guided reading practice. In fact, many of us forget that students need help navigating the transition to solo independent reading. In Part 3 of this three-part series, Author Jill Eggleton shared the final secret ingredient necessary for creating the perfect balanced reading burger.
Listening to professionally narrated audiobooks is a great way to prevent the “summer slide.” Children in low-income households fall behind an average of two months in reading during the summer. Summer learning loss accounts for two-thirds of the ninth grade achievement gap in reading between students from low-income households and their higher-income peers. In this edWebinar, Mary Ann Scheuer, Teacher Librarian at Berkeley USD, CA, presented research findings from a 2016 study looking at the effect of adding a listening component to literacy instruction—in school and at home.
This edWebinar explored the role of physical movement and activity in increasing children’s executive function. Dr. Lynne Kenney highlighted research findings and techniques for integrating physical exercises and computer-based cognitive activities to increase students’ focus, self-control and memory.
Art, music, and recreational therapy are often used independently to treat individuals on the autism spectrum. Multi-disciplinary sessions, which incorporate numerous visual supports including video models and organizational charts, appeal to the students’ creativity, are relevant to their everyday lives, and help them acquire important skills in a refreshing manner. Learn more about…
The ability to read complex texts is an essential element of college and career readiness. Matching students and texts, and then scaffolding students towards more complex texts, can help build the skills needed for success after graduation. In this research-driven webinar, Dr. Nancy Frey focused on the quantitative and qualitative factors of text complexity as well as the ways in which readers can be matched with texts and tasks.
Visual and concrete models support coherent content progressions in mathematics because they can be used across the grade levels. In this edWebinar, James Burnett, President and Co-founder of ORIGO Education, shared how you can make the most out of math models with your students.
This webinar is part two of a three-part series entitled Extending Place Value Understanding from Smaller to Larger Numbers. In this presentation, Dr. Sara Delano Moore explored strategies for helping students share what they understand about place value and develop their understanding further through math talks and discourse about models and experiences.
In this webinar, Preetom Bhattacharya from the Huntington Beach City School District, CA, explored the value of language-learning programs during out-of-school time. Limited time and resources during the school day reduce access to language learning that develops skills students need to engage in a global society. Educators can develop or expand after-school programs to increase students’ access to language learning.
In the past year, there has been a heightened interest in trying to decipher what the differences are between “real vs. fake” news and how to best educate our students that what is real is critical to their interpretation of how global headlines will impact them. In this edWebinar, Russell Kahn, Chief Content Officer for News-O-Matic, discussed how we can collectively provide unlimited access to daily, digital news articles to promote empowerment, engagement and citizenship in an age-appropriate, relatable and informative manner.
In the education world, “rigor” is one of the most misunderstood terms resulting in frustration, misaligned intentions and missed opportunities for the design of rich student learning experiences. Walk away with a clear and concrete understanding of RIGOR and a strategy to determine alignment of complexity to the student task resulting in High-Impact Learning Experiences within High-Impact Learning Environments.
In this webinar, best-selling Author Richard Gerver and Crayola Director of Education Cheri Sterman discussed the topics raised in Gerver’s book, Creating Tomorrow’s Schools Today: Education—Our Children—Their Future. Richard’s experience in transforming schools provides practical advice for early career principals. An inspiring storyteller, Richard discussed how he shifted the paradigms around change in the schools he led. Co-presenter Cheri Sterman shared insights from her work with elementary school principals building creative capacity school-wide.
Individualized learning is referred to by Culatta (2016) as “learning experiences in which the pace of learning is adjusted to meet the needs of individual students.” It’s one of the major areas of concentration within personalized learning and requires significant changes to school as we know it, moving from a seat-time model to one focused on true competency. Sound intimidating? In this webinar. Gene Kerns, Ed.D. addressed the following questions…
Is inappropriate student behavior driving you up the wall? If you’d like to learn how to envision improvements, this webinar will help you. The insights, advice, and strategies are based on research and practical experience analyzing, restructuring, and transforming numerous school and afterschool learning environments. Enhance your ability to communicate expectations, influence the capacity of front line staff to manage children, and create a program culture that leads to higher levels of achievement and satisfaction for everyone.
In this webinar, Jessica Bobo, Elementary Mathematics Consultant, ORIGO Education, explored children’s misconceptions that can cloud mathematical judgment and learning. These misunderstandings often cause an unintended barrier to developing a true understanding of early number concepts. Learn the five research-driven counting principles alongside the foundational developmental trajectory of early number concepts.
In order to transition schools and districts to blended and personalized learning, we must develop a talented pipeline of educators who understand these approaches and can support leaders with this shift. The Fuse RI Fellowship is currently training 60 educators to be Rhode Island’s next generation of blended and personalized learning coaches, consultants, and leaders. In this webinar, three leaders from the Fellowship presented best practices for defining a district’s blended learning vision, identifying priority practices, and coaching early-adopter teachers.
As education innovation advances, so does the compounding frustration of all parties involved in K-12 purchasing due to decentralized, antiquated and bureaucratic processes. Learn about the current state of procurement, the ways an efficient connecting of buyers and sellers can be a game-changer in education, and what you can do now to take action. Nicole Neal explained how to increase transparency for educators and level playing field for vendors.
What does family dinner look like nowadays? In the digital age, it’s easy to let devices occupy more and more of our family time. As more kids and parents bring their devices to the dinner table, the opportunity to connect with family members without distractions is getting lost. One solution families can adopt is having a “device free dinner” with more bites and less bytes!
Guided reading might seem like a simple strategy for growing good readers to great thinkers who can comprehend. But as Author Jill Eggleton reveals in her three-part series on balanced literacy, effective guided reading instruction requires a knowledge of the appropriate skills for each level, the importance of digging deeper into texts, and effective ways to keep students engaged.
The E-rate funding process, requirements, and regulations are very complex and ever changing. 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.
A positive relationship is a prerequisite for learning. In this webinar, Kevin shared practical steps for enabling positive classrooms, decreasing disciplinary issues, and engaging the left-out learner.