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.
More and more teachers are encountering students new to the country in their classes. How do you address the varying needs of these English Language Learners? How do you help these students acquire the language they will need to understand the material…
How can teachers be expected to personalize learning for students when their own learning is delivered in a one-size-fits-all model? In this webinar, Kate Bean, Executive Director of Aveson Charter Schools, challenged the way educators learn and provides a basis for developing Personalized Mastery Learning (PML) experiences that will transform educators’ views about their own learning, motivating them to experience Personalized Mastery Learning for themselves and be prepared to offer it to their students.
More and more, young people (and adults) are getting their news online and from social media. There is also the increasingly problematic issue of fake news and determining credible news sources online. In an age of pervasive, fast, and on-demand information, there is a need for educators and parents to teach news and media literacy to kids. In this webinar, Kelly Mendoza, Director of Learning and Engagement for Common Sense Education, lead an exploration of news and media literacy.
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. Check out the March 2017 update.
Are you struggling to get lasting literacy progress out of your K-5 students despite the fact that your classroom library or school bookroom is stuffed with leveled books? As powerful of an instructional approach as guided reading is, supporting the growing appetites of your aspiring Literacy Heroes requires more than just leveled books. It requires a delicious “balanced literacy” burger made up of multiple ingredients—or instructional approaches—that work together in a balanced way. In part 1 of this series, Jill shared new ways to think about balanced literacy.
Active music and movement experiences include exploration of math concepts such as patterning, sequencing, representation, proportion, and opposites. In this webinar, Early Childhood Music Specialist Ellen Acuna explored ways teachers can use music, movement, and rhythmic chants to naturally support young children’s emerging math skills in ways that are enjoyable for both children and adults.
This webinar focused on instructional strategies that help students increase their digital literacy. Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, New Canaan High School, CT, outlined distinctions between media literacy and digital literacy, and highlight how each can be addressed in the classroom and through the library program. This webinar is a follow-up to edWeb.net Emerging Tech’s session, Media Literacy: A Crash Course in 60 Minutes.
This session is part of a series of webinars on SETDA’s 2016 report, The Broadband Imperative II: Equitable Access for Learning, which advocates for designing flexible networks for learning. District leaders shared examples of effective planning and network design for current and future broadband implementation including wireless connectivity.
There is no need to convince a math educator that students have difficulty with fractions. Nonetheless, fractions are critical building blocks for future algebra and other math topics. In this webinar Kathleen Jalalpour, Middle School Math Teacher and Singapore Math Consultant, shared a variety of ways to help students gain a better understanding of fraction concepts and other mathematical topics more generally.
In this webinar, Lee Kern, Ph.D., and Michael George, Ed.D., provided basic classroom management and instructional strategies that have a large impact on problem behavior and learning. They introduced three basic behavior management strategies and three powerful instructional strategies that will greatly improve student behavior and learning. Familiarize yourself with assessments that will allow you to take a deeper look at your classroom environment in order to optimize behavior and learning over the long term. The assessments introduced in this webinar will help you determine strengths in your classroom and identify areas needing improvement.
Knowing right from wrong and doing right from wrong are two very different skills that are often confused as one in the same. This webinar will help you understand the difference between knowing and doing, and will give you the skills to unify knowing and doing within yourself, with coworkers and with children.
In this webinar, Crayola Education Director Cheri Sterman and Art Education Specialist Melissa Hayes explained how to use art-integration as a teaching strategy that aligns with subjects across the curriculum. This approach encourages students to explore historical and societal contexts and understand the power of crisp word messages that accompany images they “read” as they decode advertising’s intent, intended audience, and voice.
A growing body of research reveals that individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have a heightened interest in all forms of visual materials. This, coupled with strong visual processing skills, makes individuals with autism excellent candidates to benefit from technology-based instruction. In this webinar, Christian Karter discussed current technologies (e.g., hardware, software, apps) that have proven effective for individuals on the autism spectrum.
Have you ever given a formative assessment and not used the data? Learn about nontraditional types of formative assessments such as concept maps and games as a way to spot check students’ learning through a course of study. In this webinar, you’ll learn how Cathie Gillner, an educator from Fox Chapel Area School District in Pittsburgh, PA and Common Sense Ambassador, uses concept mapping and games as formative assessments.
Every classroom presents challenging behavior situations. Discover strategies and activities that will provide a foundation for educator action in the classroom, in related activities outside the classroom, as well as in cyberspace. In this webinar, Dr. Blythe Hinitz shared ways we can work towards the creation of the peaceful classroom, fostering a classroom climate of respect and collaboration between adults and children.
In this webinar, Dr. Smalley discussed careers and women in leadership, especially in STEM fields, with some discussion of ESSA funding driving STEM. In addition, she discussed cultural influences and poverty issues in STEM learning. Dr. Smalley collaborated along with colleagues in Real Women, Real Leaders, edited by Kathy Hurley and Priscilla Shumway.
The first years in the principalship can be some of the most exciting and difficult years in education. It’s imperative that new school leaders focus on what really matters during these foundational leadership years. In this webinar, Dr. Brad Gustafson discussed his book, Renegade Leadership.