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.
In this webinar, Dr. Douglas Fisher focused on insights and findings from his latest book, Unstoppable Learning. In this research-driven professional development session. Learn how systems thinking can enhance teaching and learning schoolwide.
How do we prepare every teacher to maximize learning when every student has a device in hand? As districts increase computing capacity, there is an assumption that faculty will adapt. Often, “adapting” means that what teachers used to do analog, they now do digitally, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they are reimagining learning for the new landscape. In this session, facilitators shared effective and replicable workshop ideas that will help faculty adapt their teaching for the 1:1 environment.
Individuals with autism tend to have difficulty with communication – including comprehension, expression, and social pragmatics. Research and clinical observations demonstrate that individuals with autism often benefit from the use of visual supports. The Visual Immersion System™ (VIS™), created by Dr. Howard Shane and his colleagues from Boston Children’s Hospital, establishes a robust foundation to address communication deficits. In this webinar, Dr. Shane discussed the Visual Immersion System and how to enhance communication and expand language by repurposing consumer products/technology to provide Just In Time Communication (JITs).
People who work with older children may view infants and toddlers in terms of what they cannot do yet. Treasure baskets are a supplement to regularly planned curriculum activities that showcase the amazing capabilities of children between 6 and 36 months. These baskets employ heuristic learning which presents opportunities for the child to discover through five (and more) senses. “Heuristic,” a new term for many of us, comes from the same root as “eureka,” which emphasizes discovery learning. These activities highlight how much longer very young children will attend to something when they are intrigued by it.
Website accessibility is about giving everyone equal access to your online content, regardless of their physical or cognitive ability. In this webinar, John Foliot and Stefani Cuschnir covered the basics of accessibility, rules, and regulations impacting schools.
This webinar is part one of a three-part series entitled Extending Place Value Understanding from Smaller to Larger Numbers. In this presentation, Dr. Sara Delano Moore explored a variety of concrete virtual models for place value, including both concrete and ten frames, base ten blocks, and number lines. Learn about the attributes of the models and their sequence in a developmental progression.
The statistics are staggering: More than 10 million American students struggle to read, but only 2.3 million are identified and even fewer receive special help. As school leaders, we need to bridge that gap by creating a culture of reading when reading is a barrier. We need to empower and support educators with school-wide programs that embrace different learning styles and prioritize continuity from one grade to the next. In this webinar, Terrie Noland and Kristy Mathieu shared…
During this webinar, attendees experienced at least ten of the 20 strategies that all teachers should use to deliver instruction, regardless of the grade level or content area of the student. These brain-compatible strategies are used most often in kindergarten but should be used by all teachers to maximize memory and minimize forgetting. When teachers provide visuals and storytelling and students have opportunities to draw, sing, and move, content is remembered.
In this webinar, Steven W. Anderson and Shaelynn Farnsworth explained a simplified version of balanced literacy that is grounded in best practices and will help you reimagine reading and writing in the classroom through an edtech redesign. They shared ways to develop and hone the literacy skills students need now and in the future.
Gain new insights for identifying struggling readers and writers, understanding their needs, and helping them improve. In this webinar, Dr. Nelson shared a quadrant model for plotting language/literacy skills along two dimensions that can explain dyslexia and other reading, spelling, and oral language problems.
One of the greatest benefits of integrating social-emotional learning (SEL) with ELA and social studies is that it is student-centered. In this webinar, Jonathan Erwin, M.A., provided a research-based rationale for teaching SEL, shared lessons that teach specific SEL skills, and demonstrated how you can use SEL content to satisfy state standards.
In this webinar, Shannon Holden, Assistant Principal, Republic Middle School, MO demonstrated how school leaders can use online networks and communities for their own personal professional learning and to support collaboration within and across schools and districts. Learn how the edWeb.net platform can be used to collaborate with other school leaders around the country, and the world, and also to create private communities within schools and districts to accelerate innovation and personalized professional learning.
Education is the wild west of the 21st century and we could not choose a more exciting time to be in education. In this presentation, Dr. L. Robert Furman, Elementary Principal and Author of The Future Ready Challenge, discussed various ways to look at changes in your classroom or school and the necessary skills needed in the Age of the Digital Revolution.
The impact vocabulary can have on a student’s literacy journey has never been more evident than it is today. A knowledge of rich vocabulary words supports students’ ability to comprehend when reading, while in turn, reading comprehension reinforces their attention to language as they deepen their understanding of new texts. In this webinar, Dr. Isabel Beck and Dr. Margaret McKeown discussed the important relationship between vocabulary and comprehension and the effect each has on literacy achievement
Today’s educators can empower and prepare their students for the future, especially girls, by equipping them with computational thinking and coding skills starting as early as kindergarten. Sarah Judd is Senior Curriculum Developer for Girls Who Code, a renowned non-profit organization dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology. In this webinar, Sarah…
In this webinar, Dr. Rebecca J. Morris shared apps and lesson ideas for integrating digital storytelling into curriculum, with a focus on science topics. She also discussed the assessment of student learning and practical strategies for facilitating digital storytelling.
In this webinar, Dr. Laura L. Bailet explored the key reasons that learning the ABC’s can be challenging both for children AND their teachers. Learn current best practices for enhancing alphabet knowledge in young children and gain new ideas and strategies for your classroom.
Are you struggling with motivating and engaging students in the learning process? In order to effectively engage students and prepare them for future careers, schools have to provide an environment that has both a physiological and cognitive impact on learning. Research shows a direct connection between academic achievement and the design of the physical learning environment. Learn the three deliberate actions to implement in order to align their learning environment to High-Impact Learning Experiences™.
Adult learners have much in common with young learners—the need for relevance, engagement, application, and interaction. Sitting and listening to lectures is not an effective teaching approach for helping children learn. That presenter-driven approach is equally boring for adults. In this webinar, Cheri Sterman, Kelly Schofield, and Sarah Dougherty shared their insights on how to engage adult learners and modeled a more interactive learning experience.
One of the most pressing issues facing schools today is how to make them warm and inviting places for students – and fun and exciting places to teach and learn. Creating an environment where adults and students want to be and where they feel comfortable and ready to explore the world is critical. In this webinar, leading educators Steven W. Anderson, Erin Olsen and Derek McCoy discussed ways to improve school culture.