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.
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.