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.
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.