For every teacher, it’s different, but you know who they are for you – the students who are “hard to teach.” They have been overlooked, underserved, or frustrated, and they’re not learning as they should. In this webinar, Doug Fisher presented a thoughtful and practical approach to achieving breakthrough success with linguistically and culturally diverse students who struggle in school.
In this important webinar, the presenters explored the state of learning variability as outlined in the recent white paper entitled, Making Learning Personal for All: The Growing Diversity in Today’s Classroom. The discussion highlighted the latest research findings and the need for researchers, the education community, and technology developers to implement new models that take personalized learning to the next level. Learn about the “Learner Positioning System” initiative underway at Digital Promise, and hear from Dr. Vodicka, Superintendent of Vista Unified School District, about the strategies his district is pursuing to promote success for all students.
In K12 teaching and learning, no one is better prepared for curating digital resources and tools than the teacher librarian. Curation is a major element of Future Ready Librarians. Leadership in curation will be critical as schools scramble to vet, organize and leverage the coming flood of Open Educational Resources (OER) that represent the #GoOpen initiative. Curation belongs in the curriculum. It should be part of your school’s searching and scouting toolkit, part of your collection development strategy, part of your professional development plan, and part of your effective Web presence.
The holiday season is quickly approaching, and while many students in the US are familiar with holidays like Christmas, educators strive to expand the minds of students and explore a variety of holidays celebrated across the globe. Learn how to use technology to connect students in the US to their peers around the world using free resources provided by Generation Global. Gain tools and resources to break down cultural barriers and personal stereotypes proving that students living across the world from one another face similar challenges, have similar interests, and that we aren’t so different after all.
In this fourth and final webinar of the series, Dr. Sara Delano Moore shared strategies for helping students understand what happens when we multiply or divide fractions and decimals so they can identify the elements of the algorithms in the models they build with manipulatives. Learn how to support students as they master these critical skills building fraction fluency.
In this webinar, Zoë Timms presented the story of Women’s Education Project (WEP), an organization she founded in 2002 to help young women from poor families in India succeed in college and careers. The webinar focused on key decisions the organization has made over its fourteen-year history, which have formed its values and a program much needed and loved by its students. Zoe concluded with an overview of the organization’s model and five-year plan.
In 2015, USAC introduced the new EPC online portal system for the E-rate program. New challenges continue to be introduced to all E-rate stakeholders as USAC works to integrate forms, applications, and communications with the new online tools and systems. In this webinar, Funds for Learning CEO John Harrington shared best practices for successfully navigating the EPC portal and avoiding potential roadblocks and delays.
In this webinar, Early Childhood Consultant Nancy Bruski discussed the concept of “fairness” in a new way that enables teachers to recognize that every child has an equal right to have his/her needs met, but not all children’s needs are the same. This strategy frees teachers to make small exceptions and set a tone in the classroom for relaxed acceptance that we are all working on learning skills on different timeframes and do not all find the same things easy or hard.
Students who are behind in math may suffer from “failure fatigue.” Symptoms may include feeling of nausea when math class approaches, “answer getting,” and feelings of frustration with no cure. To relieve the symptoms, we must first treat the cause – a fixed mindset where students believe that they are bad at math and will never get it. In this webinar, Leland Kriegh explored the reasons why we need to focus on building a math mindset within each student before we focus on specific skills.
In this webinar, Dr. Christine Barry discussed neuropsychological evaluations for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), as well as useful intervention techniques. Dr. Barry addressed the following topics as they relate to ASD…
Learn how to use technology to extend your traditional lessons and open up new possibilities to your students. You will come away from this session feeling inspired and informed to try new things in your classroom! In this webinar, Sarah Rich, a teacher and a trained blended learning expert, shared…
Schools throughout the world participate in the Computer Science Education Week’s #HourofCode, which will take place in 2016 from December 5th to 9th. Unfortunately, many schools don’t move beyond that hour. As stakeholders in providing the best educational experiences to prepare students for tomorrow, it is imperative that we move “Beyond the Hour of Code” and truly integrate coding into the daily instruction for all.
This webinar provided an overview of well-researched, inspirational, and motivational leadership strategies for supporting high-quality early education and care. Susan MacDonald shared how leaders can find new and empowering ways to adapt to the evolving world of early childhood education.
eBooks and audiobooks offer librarians an incredible opportunity to evolve their role and become even more valuable members of the school community. Faye Hagerty shared her experience increasing reading rates by 200 percent through the district’s digital library platform.
In this webinar Eyal Rav-Noy and Tzippy Rav-Noy, Co-Founders of Capit Learning, began with a discussion of the National Reading Panel Report, an evidence-based assessment of the scientific research literature on reading and its implications for reading instruction. They shared three tools the report recommends for early readers that often are overlooked by many teachers, researchers, and curriculum developers. Learn about research-based tools that will increase your young students’ phonemic awareness skills and letter-sound knowledge.
E-rate program rules require that purchases be competitively bid in order to receive program discounts. Although the 2017 funding request filing dates have not been finalized, the competitive bidding season is well underway. Learn how to avoid common competitive bidding mistakes and prepare for a successful 2017 Funding Year.
Moving from simply believing in a cause to action based on real understanding of the issues — it’s the crux that many teachers struggle with when it comes to service learning. Yet we know that with understanding comes tolerance and sympathy, and ultimately a deeper learning experience. Hear how teachers are using a free service-learning curriculum to help their students make a meaningful impact.
In this webinar, NAEYC presenter and occupational therapist, Dr. Marianne Gibbs, presented essential education on the fine motor development of young children 3-6 years old with a focus on the whole child. This program contains rarely addressed information for educators of all young children, which supports pencil grasp, pre-writing, and scissor skill development. Topics of discussion include development of sub-skills of pencil grasp, efficient and inefficient grasp types, positional strategies, techniques and activities to be integrated across the curriculum, and scissor skill development facilitation.
Digital collection development is integral to the “future ready” pledge. As the number of districts committing to personalizing instruction through digital learning grows, so does the demand for digital content. In this webinar with Michelle Luhtala and Andy Marcinek discussed what’s new in digital collection development, including the #GoOpen initiative, and how to make all resources discoverable, accessible, and usable for all learners.
As effective educators, we are facilitators of learning in the classroom. Likewise, as group or program leaders on a tour, we also need to help our students make connections, think critically, and reflect on their own thinking. Faye Brenner, the author of Transforming Student Travel: A Resource Guide for Educators, demonstrated how you can help your students develop a host of valuable learning skills through travel.
During this webinar, learn from two students who engaged with the free Generation Global program during their high school years, and have continued to stay involved with the program into their post-secondary education as student moderators. Scott Chua is native to the Philippines and currently attends college in Singapore and Hailey Lister is a college student in Los Angeles. Scott and Hailey shared how their Generation Global experiences have made them more effective in global communication, understanding and embracing differences, and navigating cultural diversity in real-world situations.
Teachers are constantly searching for new ways to bring their classroom into the Digital Age. Google Classroom is the tech tool of choice for thousands of educators worldwide who rave about the simplicity of the platform. In this webinar, Shannon Holden showed teachers how to increase productivity, creativity, transparency, and accountability with Google Classroom.
In this third webinar of the series, Dr. Sara Delano Moore shared strategies for helping students understand critical concepts such as common denominators and see connections between manipulative models and the algorithms we use to add and subtract fractions.