As education continues to change, so does our definition of differentiation. In this edWebinar, Madeline Ahearn, Curriculum Administrator in Eugene School District 4J in Oregon, explored how personalization has evolved in her district and how new innovative technologies have supported increased opportunities to personalize learning.
Formerly called 30 apps in 60 minutes, this session has evolved. Instead of focusing on tools, the presenters focused on learning objectives and how to use technology to meet them.
This edWebinar will show viewers how to have more meaningful interactions with their littlest learners. Keith L. Pentz, National Early Childhood Specialist for Kaplan Early Learning Company, demonstrated how to have more purposeful engagements with all infants and toddlers, both typically and atypically developing. He shared specific interactions and program decisions that directly impact and relate to creating relationships, meet any curriculum/program goals and objectives, work in any schedule, and support innovative practices. Keith included many brain-compatible learning strategies during the session.
In this edWebinar, Billy Spicer shared Gravity Goldberg’s 4 M Framework from her Mindsets & Moves book. The framework offers a platform for you to truly model the adage “work smarter, not harder” regardless of how your students are interacting with text. Adopting this framework will assist you to take a step back in terms of driving instruction and instead, truly allow students to show what they are capable of, where they’re headed next, and how to collectively get there.
Today’s school leader must deal with many day-to-day challenges, from special interest groups and social media posts to racial tension and religious freedoms. In this edWebinar, Carroll ISD’s Julia Thannum shared practical tips for implementing a strategic, two-way communications program to not only inform but also actively engage your stakeholders in topics important to their public schools.
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.
Young people often tune out when educators and parents talk to them about how to use social media responsibly. Learn how to transform difficult conversations with students into meaningful connections.
In this presentation, Dr. Sara Delano Moore explored how arrays can be used to support students’ developing understanding of multiplication and division with larger numbers. Examine the progression from arrays of concrete objects for operations on smaller numbers to more abstract open arrays working with larger numbers.
In this webinar, Dr. Peter Crosta helped viewers gain insights into reasons for pricing disparities and initiatives to increase transparency. Learn about competitive purchasing practices, state-negotiated purchasing contracts, district-approved vendor lists, and minimum bidder requirements.
In this edWebinar, innovative educators, learners, and authors Eric C. Sheninger and Thomas C. Murray outlined eight keys in their book, Learning Transformed: 8 Keys To Designing Tomorrow’s Schools, Today. Each is a piece of a puzzle for transforming the K–12 education system of teaching and learning to intentionally design tomorrow’s schools so today’s learners are prepared for success and stand ready to create new industries, find new cures, and solve world problems.
The 2017 School Climate Surveys are in! Along with national data on the health and wellbeing of our faculty, students, and staff, Kevin Baird, Chairman of the Board at the nonprofit Center for College & Career Readiness, shared findings on school climates and identified priority next steps.
Elementary students need experiences with multiple models of fractions in order to gain a deep understanding of the concepts and to develop proficiency with skills. In this edWebinar, Debi DePaul, Elementary Mathematics Consultant at ORIGO Education, explored four different representations of fractions and why each is so critical and challenging to teach.
Research has shown that students with autism learn best when behaviorally based strategies are used. In this edWebinar, Nina Finkler, M.Ed., LDT/C, BCBA, President of Nina Finkler Autism Services, explained a variety of behaviorally based strategies and how to implement them in small groups, whole class lessons, and other settings.
This edWebinar highlighted the updates and expansion of the Digital Instructional Materials Acquisition Policies for States (DMAPS), an online database providing details regarding each state’s policies and practices related to the acquisition of digital instructional materials. State data sets have been recently updated and details related to accessibility, purchasing consortia, and statewide management systems have been added.
Early childhood teachers often struggle with creating enticing and engaging play-based environments on limited budgets. In this edWebinar, Shelley Nicholson, PhD, Owner/Director of Nicholson Early Childhood Education Center; and Jessica Martinez, Director of The Goddard School of Austin explored inexpensive ways to collect and create classroom learning materials. They shared helpful tips and strategies from their book, Thrifty Teacher’s Guide to Creative Learning Centers…
English Language Learners (ELLs) are the fastest-growing student population in our country, and these students deserve to be supported throughout their learning process – especially when it comes to reading and writing. Learn how leveraging targeted and embedded scaffolds as part of a differentiated instruction approach can dramatically accelerate language and literacy gains for ELLs at every stage of English acquisition.
In this edWebinar Bryan L. Miller, Educator Community Manager at Wonder Workshop and international presenter, breaks down and provides a layout out of the must-see vendors, must-watch presenters, and special events you can’t miss!
In this edWebinar, hear the personal account of 15-year-old singer/songwriter Maya Claridge and how she evolved from bully victim to bullying prevention activist. Hear a first-hand account of how bullying lives in schools underground with Maya’s message for increasing awareness and response…
Do you worry about your students retaining their essential reading skills over the summer? Avoid the summer slide by creating engaging summer assignments for your students. Learn how technology can enhance your summer reading program.
Music and movement experiences during the early years are necessary for developing brains. Learn how music and movement makes learning fun and more importantly, meets the needs of ALL children, regardless of their linguistic, physical, emotional, cognitive or social challenges. There will be time for questions after the session.
In this webinar, Alexandra Farkas, Music Together In-School Services Mentor, explored how simple music activities can support children’s focus, approaches toward learning, transitions, classroom management, and the daily routine in early learning settings. Learn how easy it is to create a musically rich environment that promotes a positive learning atmosphere, engages children of all ages, enhances the classroom environment, and is enjoyable for both children and adults.
In this edWebinar, Matthew Farber, Ed.D., social studies teacher and game-based learning author; and Steve Isaacs, video game design and development teacher, discussed how games can create a shared experience for students, much like a field trip. In their game-based learning classrooms, students study games and then have an opportunity to mod (modify, change) as well as to design their own.
Research indicates that attention spans are waning for learners of all ages. In this edWebinar, facilitators highlighted strategies to engage school-aged learners with summer reading.
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. By viewing this exceptional series of monthly webinar 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.