September is recognized as National Preparedness Month (NPM). In this edWebinar, Dr. Cathy Grace highlighted basic elements of a comprehensive plan for early care and education programs that will mitigate the impact of any disastrous event. Learn from Dr. Grace’s first-hand experience in the recovery of the early childhood centers along the Mississippi Gulf Coast following Hurricane Katrina.
How do you disseminate ideas on the science of character, social emotional learning, and flourishing in today’s world far and wide? Learn two fantastic resources to support these ideas.
In this edWebinar the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation interviewed the oldest living Medal of Honor Recipient, Robert D. Maxwell. On 7 September 1944, then Technician 5th Grade Maxwell “by his calmness, tenacity, and fortitude, inspired his fellows to continue the unequal struggle” before throwing himself on a grenade to save his fellow soldiers. In this interview, Mr. Maxwell discussed his experiences during World War II, the actions for which he earned the award, and what he has learned in the 72 years he has worn the Medal of Honor.
When students are identified as struggling readers in a tiered system of support (RTI/MTSS) process, it’s very easy to pull them out of the classroom to give them individualized instruction and support to address the gaps in their learning. However, this strategy keeps students away from class culture, away from important instruction and away from their friends—which can impact them socially. In this edWebinar, Learning Ally’s Terrie Noland explored…
The most important time of the school year is the first ten days. Unfortunately, many early career teachers learn the hard way that being unprepared can lead to months of frustration. In this edWebinar, veteran teacher and administrator Shannon Holden described practices, habits, and procedures to set the tone for a successful school year for any teacher!
Accelerating the ability to read, write and speak is perhaps the greatest challenge facing every discipline in school. The answer is simple but not easy—production of language. In this edWebinar, Kevin Baird, reviewed research and outlinedpragmatic steps to increasing student talk for literacy acceleration using engagement, choice, and success as motivators.
Common Sense recognizes the educators, schools, and districts that are committed to creating a culture of digital teaching and citizenship by implementing meaningful learning experiences within a safe and responsible environment. The Common Sense Recognition Program builds a community of educators, from novices to experts, who believe in the power of technology to transform learning and who believe that digital teaching and digital citizenship go hand in hand. In this edWebinar, Louisa Sullivan…
In this edWebinar, Ruth Hanford Morhard, author of Wired to Move: Facts and Strategies for Nurturing Boys in Early Childhood Settings, shared positive alternatives to expelling preschool boys that will help these children perform better in school and in relationships. While the primary focus is on boys, the strategies will be useful for working with all children.
Discover new ways to inspire students toward greater learning. In this research-driven edWebinar, Kevin Baird went beyond Lexile® scores to explore two often overlooked keys to increasing literacy – motivation and engagement.
Our goal as educators is to prepare our students to face the challenges of tomorrow. These days that means ensuring they have the skills they need to succeed in our digital world. Though your students may be able to play video games and use cell phones, that doesn’t mean they have the digital literacy skills they need to be successful on online assessments, in college, or their future career in a global economy. In this edWebinar, Nettie McDonald Briggs and Jeff Meyer shared how you can give your students a competitive edge by equipping them with these critical digital literacy skills—starting as early as kindergarten…
State leaders from California and Louisiana shared details about their state leadership to support the digital instructional materials and provide examples of implementation.
A successful school makerspace needs an enthusiastic maker community, school-wide participation, and staff support. How do you build this type of learning at your school? Diana Rendina described, step-by-step, how to introduce challenge-based learning into your school library makerspace.
We want students to persevere in solving problems and to attend to precision. But, what happens when students simply cannot get started on a task? Learn practical strategies for designing daily lessons that help students enter at a “low” level and leave the class at a much “higher” level. Arjan Khalsa provided strategies for starting class periods by engaging background knowledge, briefly using hands-on manipulatives, and providing entry experiences that engage all students.
As the world embraces science and technology, more and more people are needed to help bring innovation to life. However, the vast majority of students that choose to pursue a career in the STEM fields are male, even though women generally outperform men in math and science. Learn from two high school students with a strong interest in pursuing careers in the STEM fields, dedicated to getting more girls to participate in STEM.
One of the most challenging parts of working with students with autism is the maladaptive behaviors often associated with these students. As educators, it is important to understand that students use these behaviors to communicate a variety of things. In order to effectively eliminate maladaptive behaviors we have to understand what the student is trying to communicate. The process to do this is called a Functional Behavior Assessment…
August is prime time for PD. Many teachers return refreshed from summer break to begin the new school year working on new or refreshed curriculum with faculty across grade levels and disciplines. This creates a sweet spot for school librarians to collaborate with colleagues and develop curriculum they will co-teach. In this edWebinar, Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, New Canaan High School, CT, shared strategies for using this time to build instructional partnerships that will last throughout the year and beyond.
One of the most powerful ways students learn is through social and dialogic experiences. Traditionally, these collaborative interactions only took place in the classroom face to face; today we live in an era where teachers and students interact in both an analog and digital space. In this edWebinar, Steven W. Anderson and Shaelynn Farnsworth examined what contemporary collaboration means and how best to implement collaborative literacy learning in both the traditional classroom as well as the blended one.
Discover new activities and explorations, tips and information to help you understand how to support the littlest learners, and research nuggets to enhance your own professional knowledge. In this edWebinar, author Dr. Donna Wittmer explored the updates to the Encyclopedia of Infant and Toddler Activities, with an emphasis on how to help children enjoy learning within caring relationships.
To support students as they pursue their passions in career and life, we must help them develop skill sets that encourage them to persist and grow. This edWebinar highlights how educational leaders can help teachers and students develop a deep connection to—and love for—mathematics, one that supports a vision of transformation and a growth mindset beyond the classroom.
Vital datasets around curriculum, spending, and achievement are siloed among K-12 stakeholders. Surfacing and integrating that data allows educators to make better decisions for their students. edWebinar viewers will learn from Moshiur Tarafdar, Chief Technology Officer at Noodle Markets about hidden metrics, as well as legislative and practical obstacles that keep them apart.
In order to create a learning environment that feels safe, comfortable and empowering for students, schools need to adhere to some basic guiding principles and practices. In this edWebinar, Learning Ally’s Terrie Noland shared how to create a supportive culture for your students who are struggling readers.
Young children build early mathematics understandings through guided and independent investigations where they are actively involved in meaningful ways. In this edWebinar, Dr. Angela Eckhoff, author of Creative Investigations in Early Math, highlighted the role of the early childhood educator, acting as guide and facilitator, in the planning, implementation, and assessment of creative mathematics experiences.
The 3rd Standard for Mathematical Practice asks students to construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. Many regard this as the single most stimulating of the 8 SMP’s, but how can you ace it every day? This session outlined expectations for enacting SMP3.
Everyone wants to be the kind of person who energizes and mobilizes others—yet too few are. Why is it so challenging to crack the code? Executive coach Kristi Hedges spent years studying exactly what inspiring people do differently. Informed by quantitative research and thousands of responses from leaders at all levels, she has determined the core tenets of inspiring communication.