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.
Digital equity and access in the 21st century are crucial to students being able to compete on a global level: There are few places in society where technology is not utilized or playing an important role. As a result, it’s more critical than ever that students graduate with the 21st-century literacy and technology skills they need to navigate, read and succeed in our increasingly interconnected, digital world…
Assessment is the process of gathering evidence of student learning to inform educational decisions. But how do you ensure that every stakeholder has the right information at the right time? And how do you maintain student motivation? In this edWebinar, Dr. Rick Stiggins, founder of the Assessment Training Institute, demonstrated how to create an assessment system that provides all stakeholders with quality evidence to meet their needs.
Discover how songs and rhythmic chants can support necessary skills inherent in social development, including joint attention, turn-taking, and formulating greetings and appropriate responses. In this edWebinar, Dr. Carol Ann Blank highlighted ways to approach making music with young children in the inclusion classroom to support development of social skills not only in children with disabilities, but in any child who is delayed in social skill development.
Though 67% of all middle-skill job openings require a minimum proficiency with word processing software, keyboarding instruction is being left behind in many schools. In this edWebinar, Kelli Erwin and Jeff Meyer take a fresh look at using digital curriculum to equip students with keyboarding skills.
There are roughly 2.2 million apps in the Apple App Store. There are even more in Google Play. How does one decide which to download? What factors into a decision to choose one over another? When are both (or more) valuable? In this session, Michelle Luhtala, whose phone is ridiculously app-loaded, showcased her 30 favorites (yes, one can have 30 favorites when there are 500 to begin with). This summer edWebinar focused on personalizing one’s info-tainment universe.
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. The E-rate funding process, requirements, and regulations are very complex and ever changing. By viewing this exceptional series of monthly edWebinar updates, you will receive the most current news and best practices for successfully navigating the E-rate program, provided by John Harrington and other E-rate professionals.
Active learning must be rigorous to meet standards-based expectations. Drawing from successful examples like “High Tech High,” Kevin Baird bridges the gap between makerspaces and projects to standards and outcomes.
This session is part of a series of edWebinars on SETDA’s 2016 report, The Broadband Imperative II: Equitable Access for Learning. States are uniquely positioned to provide both policies and funding to help ensure all students have equitable access to reliable high-speed broadband access. State leaders shared examples of support to ensure the equity of access for all students including statewide partnerships, regional consortia and policy initiatives.
Learner diversity in classrooms has grown tremendously over the past 30 to 40 years. However, our education system has been slow to support millions of students who are bright, capable, and eager to learn, but are held back by traditional pathways designed for the mythical “average.” To meet this challenge, Digital Promise Global has developed the Learner Positioning SystemsTM (LPS) project. Steeped in learning science research, LPS helps educators and product developers understand how learners vary and provides instructional and product design strategies to support the full diversity of learners.
Open-ended questions create meaningful opportunities for learning, prompting children to reason and reflect while encouraging their use of language. In this edWebinar, Teachstone Training’s Chief Strategy Officer Dr. Rebecca Berlin shared tips on using open-ended questions to improve classroom interactions with young learners.
In this edWebinar, Amplify Education’s Dr. Zachary Wissner-Gross and Dr. Drew Corley examined various types and modalities of feedback, as well as richer combinations of audio, visuals, text, and manipulative interaction. View specific examples related to fractions, with an eye toward getting students “unstuck” from common fractions misconceptions, while at the same time keeping them motivated.
Ignite a passion for literacy in your school, district and community and watch the impact that it will have to further life-long learning. In this edWebinar, MaryLou Whaley, Director, Community Engagement, Outreach & Philanthropy, Hillsborough County Public Schools; and myON’s Doris Linville, Senior Manager of Project Management and Literacy Advocate shared how to advance literacy throughout the community.
In this edWebinar, authors of The PBIS Team Handbook: Setting Expectations and Building Positive Behavior Char Ryan, Ph.D., a former statewide trainer, and Beth Baker, M.S.Ed., a school- and district-wide coach, will lead you through the decision to implement PBIS in your school or district.