A school vision must be a living, breathing tool, not a statement that collects dust and is easily forgotten. In this webinar, Cheri discussed a simple process that engages colleagues and builds deeper understanding of each other’s sense of purpose and pedagogy.
Traditionally teachers plan a lesson, and then with support of a special educator, the lesson is adapted to meet the needs of students who have disabilities. In this interactive, collaborative webinar, attendees learned to use the principles of universal design to work together to practice a model where lessons are created with every learner in mind. Using a collective prior knowledge of instructional technology tools, they worked together to convert the content traditionally delivered on a paper-based worksheet into an authentic, meaningful learning experience that engages a spectrum of abilities and interests. Loudoun County Public Schools’ Christopher Bugaj and Mark Nichols provided a new model for lesson planning to share with your district, as well as a host of tools and strategies for using contemporary educational tools to meet the needs of every learner.
Viewers will come away equipped to:
● describe the three pillars/principles of Universal Design for Learning;
● redesign a lesson with a Universal Design for Learning perspective; and
● share a key phrase to summarize a Universal Design for Learning framework.
This webinar recording will be useful for any educator including teachers, media specialists, administrators, technology resource teachers, related service staff, and parents.
If you are a district or school/team leader trying to implement 21st century learning, you probably wish there was a comprehensive guide to help you think through all the moving parts of building a 21st century learning community. This is what the Roadmap for 21st Century Learning Environments is for! Created by P21, Cable Impacts Foundation, and SETDA, the Roadmap provides an easy-to-follow tool from planning to transforming learning environments.
Do timeless principles still govern the hottest trends? We can embrace change and harness its power, or resist it and be pushed to the margins. Steve Kurti is a PhD physicist with a passion for high-quality education and hands-on learning. In this webinar, Steve discussed today’s landscape of innovation and hands-on skills to unearth some of the foundations of the current maker movement.
In an earlier webinar, John Wink shared his Excellence in Every Classroom framework (EIEC), and how teachers can reach excellence through the Hierarchy of Learning. For this webinar, John returned to challenge educators to kick off the new school year with more clarity and support within the EIEC framework by: Leveraging technology to provide 24/7 professional learning for educators; Ensuring consistency from classroom to classroom in the school-wide expectations for behavior and learning; Developing relationships with all students in the first 20 days of school; Optimizing instructional time so that students can reach more rigorous levels of cognitive engagement.
This webinar explored the power of social media for building a conversation and crowd-sourcing a school’s story in order to promote a positive school culture and amplify student voice.
This webinar is designed for school leaders and teacher leaders that are looking to shift the engagement and excitement in their classroom to a new level. Dr. Robert Dillon shared a variety of ideas and action steps that schools are taking to grow the connectedness of their classrooms.
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.
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.
Future Ready is a free, bold new effort to maximize digital learning opportunities and help school districts move quickly toward preparing students for success in college, a career, and citizenship. In this webinar, Thomas C. Murray shared how this effort will provide districts with resources and support to ensure that local technology and digital learning plans align with instructional best practices
In this webinar, John Wink, Director of Curriculum Instruction and Assessment for Tatum ISD in Texas, shared how EIEC uses the Hierarchy of Learning to help teachers prioritize their personal growth around their greatest area of need.
In this webinar, Steven W. Anderson, Content and Relationship Evangelist for Promethean, examined some easy ways to move from leader luddite to digital expert.
Presenter Dana Maddock, Curriculum Trainer – MOH Character Development Program, examined how the story of Medal of Honor Recipient Reginald Myers can lend itself to a variety of lessons teaching students what it means to be a leader, how to develop their own leadership skills, and how to relate those skills to others through their own written and oral narratives.
Leadership is more than a function of positional authority. Most situations that require educators to exercise leadership hinge on gaining cooperation rather than relying on coercion. This calls for developing advanced skills in the arts of influence and persuasion. In this webinar, Matthew Kohut, Founding Partner of KNP Communications, traced the path to influence through a balance of strength and warmth.
Today’s teachers and principals are continually on the move. In an era of constant change, increasing accountability, and new challenges, we often feel that we simply do not have the time to innovate in our schools. Principals and teacher-leaders, however, must work collaboratively to maximize time to foster strong learning communities, grow as a leader, and share out successes.
In this webinar, Dr. Spike Cook provided a framework for both current and aspiring administrators to connect parents, teachers, and community stakeholders through a variety of social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and Google+, as well as podcasting and blogging. He explained how you can improve communication as well as establish a positive digital presence with each platform presented.
Paul Ryan, Superintendent of Three Way ISD (TX), joined the district in 2013. He was faced with challenges such as Average Daily Attendance level that was putting the district in danger of losing state funding, a perception from nearby communities that the district was dying, and the loss of students because parents were told the district was cutting sports.
Engaging students in their learning is more difficult than ever. With a flood of information available for children 24 hours a day, how do we make learning at school a compelling piece of their day? Students have opportunities to learn throughout television, technology, and their community in greater ways than any prior generation. For schools, this means that business as usual and change at its current pace won’t allow for excellence.
As a teacher, Todd Nesloney was active on Twitter and as a blogger. Based on his social media presence, which showcased his love of project-based learning, Navasota School District offered him a job as principal at an underperforming fourth- and fifth-grade campus, along with the rare opportunity to transform the school from the ground up.
It’s no longer an option for schools or stakeholders to use technology and web tools to stay connected with all that is happening on a day-to-day basis. Discover how to activate stakeholder engagement in the virtual world. See how social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest can help move the conversation forward.
Mathematics instruction is frequently conducted under the false assumption that mathematics is a fixed, linear sequence of skills that must be acquired one by one until students have achieved mastery. This leaves out what makes mathematicians pursue their subject with passion and drive: the mystery and magic of math.
The old way of leading a school sometimes involved sending out newsletters once a month to parents, and checking off a list of “to do’s” at monthly faculty meetings. For some leaders though, that wasn’t enough.
This webinar focused on the development of a successful virtual school. Webinar presenter, Scott Merrick, v-Learning Support Specialist, Academy Coach, v-Lead Teacher, and All-Stars Lead Learner at the Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools in Tennessee, discussed how he went from being a private school teacher to being a vLearning specialist in the Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools.
Today’s learners, or Millennials, want to rewrite the rules, and collaborate to solve problems. They see institutions as irrelevant, but they also want structure and boundaries. This presents an interesting challenge for school leaders as we attempt to provide creative learning environments for today’s students and staff.