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Play Games, Role-Play, Drama and Movement Activities to Build the Brain
PLAY GAMES, ROLE-PLAY, DRAMA AND MOVEMENT ACTIVITIES TO BUILD THE BRAIN
April 08-08, 2020
Play games to hook young learners onto learning and create a joyful learning environment. Games, role-play, drama and movement activities are not only highly engaging and fun for children but they help to build their brains –– strengthen attention, self-regulation and social skills of yo...

Equity in Education: An Examination of Practices in the United States
EQUITY IN EDUCATION: AN EXAMINATION OF PRACTICES IN THE UNITED STATES
April 08-08, 2020
All students have the potential to grow and develop academically. However, some practices in U.S. educational systems reflect inequitable approaches for educating students. Educational equity is impacted by many contributing factors such as race, gender, socio-economic status, language proficiency, ...

How to Practically Implement the 6 Keys to Early Childhood Reading
HOW TO PRACTICALLY IMPLEMENT THE 6 KEYS TO EARLY CHILDHOOD READING
April 08-08, 2020
Join this edWebinar to learn how and why the reading gap exists in children and how educators can bridge the gap. This edWebinar will make it easy for attendees to understand how to apply and teach children the 6 keys to early childhood reading (as outlined by the NICHD) in a practical way. How does...

3 Big Ideas for Implementing Effective Social and Emotional Learning Strategies
3 BIG IDEAS FOR IMPLEMENTING EFFECTIVE SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING STRATEGIES
April 09-09, 2020
Empowering teachers to design their own SEL instruction makes sense; they know their students best. However, many SEL programs adopted by schools consist of scripted and sequenced curricula designed to be used in a weekly 30-minute block often led by a school counselor or designated SEL facilitator....

Hidden Disabilities: Navigating the Need for Disability Support on Campus
HIDDEN DISABILITIES: NAVIGATING THE NEED FOR DISABILITY SUPPORT ON CAMPUS
April 09-09, 2020
Cognitive disabilities are often “hidden”— if not disclosed by the student, then an educator may not be aware of the barriers to learning that exist. This online seminar addresses some of the most common eligible accommodations to assist students with disabilities and how to use th...

Active Learning: Let’s Keep Learning Inside and Outside the Classroom
ACTIVE LEARNING: LET’S KEEP LEARNING INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM
April 09-09, 2020
In this session, Professor Carola Goldenberg explores how computer mediated activities can complement and enhance active learning when implemented as part of a flipped class approach. Carola Goldenberg has more than 20 years of experience in second language acquisition. She started her career teachi...

Leading Digital Transformations in Rural School Districts
LEADING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATIONS IN RURAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS
April 13-13, 2020
Over 50% of U.S. school districts and about one third of all public schools in the nation are located in rural areas. Successfully leading digital transformations within rural school districts has a tremendous impact on our nation as a whole. Rural districts have both unique challenges and special o...

Unleashing the Power of UDL: Top Digital Tools for the Inclusive Classroom!
UNLEASHING THE POWER OF UDL: TOP DIGITAL TOOLS FOR THE INCLUSIVE CLASSROOM!
April 15-15, 2020
Universal Design for Learning is a powerful approach to personalized learning for all students. But how do we know what tools are the most useful? In this interactive session, we will showcase top digital tools for the inclusive classroom, then engage in practical dialogue around easy implementation...

Developing Creative Thinking Skills To Improve Performance In The Classroom
DEVELOPING CREATIVE THINKING SKILLS TO IMPROVE PERFORMANCE IN THE CLASSROOM
April 16-16, 2020
Today’s students always want to be given the answers. They expect immediate gratification with quick and easy solutions to problems. But meaningful problem-solving comes from exploration, discovery, and experimentation. Creativity is a process that goes beyond analyzing information or applying...

Using Humor to Engage Students in the Classroom
USING HUMOR TO ENGAGE STUDENTS IN THE CLASSROOM
April 16-16, 2020
Low student engagement, whether it be in face-to-face classes or online sections, is a lament heard from students and professors alike. Humor is an underappreciated tool and resource that can easily and effectively help boost engagement in your classroom. Teacher who can use humor well can create in...

Transition from Industry to Teaching: EnCorps Live Q and A
TRANSITION FROM INDUSTRY TO TEACHING: ENCORPS LIVE Q AND A
April 21-21, 2020
The EnCorps STEM Teaching Fellowship transitions professionals from science, tech, engineering and math-based careers to careers as middle and high school teachers in high needs schools in California. The Fellowship is an innovative approach that begins with volunteer guest teaching, in person and o...

The Transformative Power of Audio Reading
THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF AUDIO READING
April 22-22, 2020
According to The Infinite Dial report, Edison Research and Triton Digital’s 2019 research reveals that we have reached a watershed moment in the consumption of audio content. Podcasting, spoken-word audio, and even YouTube use is at an all-time high. How does audio ingestion impact how we proc...

Implementing Online Master Courses: How To Gain Buy-In, Assure Quality Course Design & Improve Communication
IMPLEMENTING ONLINE MASTER COURSES: HOW TO GAIN BUY-IN, ASSURE QUALITY COURSE DESIGN & IMPROVE COMMUNICATION
April 23-23, 2020
For years, enrollment in online courses has grown steadily, to the point that approximately a third of all students take at least one course entirely online now (Lederman, 2018). While online courses experience growth, overall college enrollment has been declining for the last eight years (Fain, 201...

Designing Meaningful Learning Objectives That Foster Alignment Between Teaching Activities & Assessments
DESIGNING MEANINGFUL LEARNING OBJECTIVES THAT FOSTER ALIGNMENT BETWEEN TEACHING ACTIVITIES & ASSESSMENTS
April 28-28, 2020
"If you don't know where you are going, how will you know when you get there?" While the source of this rhetorical question is debatable, the underlying message is clearly and increasingly relevant in teaching and learning. Before you design any instructional activities or assessments,...

Remote Learning Toolkit: Leading and Learning in a Virtual World
REMOTE LEARNING TOOLKIT: LEADING AND LEARNING IN A VIRTUAL WORLD
April 28-28, 2020
We have all been instantly thrown into a world where life and learning has to happen remotely and online. This new world provides many challenges and opportunities for teachers, leaders, and families. Companies are quick to provide access to free resources, but how do we sort through these and provi...

What Do Students Really Think? How To Implement Focus Groups To Maximize Your Retention Efforts
WHAT DO STUDENTS REALLY THINK? HOW TO IMPLEMENT FOCUS GROUPS TO MAXIMIZE YOUR RETENTION EFFORTS
April 30-30, 2020
This webinar aims to introduce participants to the use of focus groups in understanding the student retention experience. We will focus on analyzing why students remain enrolled, particularly those who may be at risk of early departure. The webinar includes basic student retention concepts, best pra...

Understanding Student Privacy in Remote Learning Environments
UNDERSTANDING STUDENT PRIVACY IN REMOTE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS
May 04-04, 2020
Districts are facing unprecedented technology challenges to support remote learning and teaching. Aside from the broadened technical challenges of remote learning, schools need to ensure that students receive the same level of protection for privacy as they would in a site-based learning environment...

Cross Curriculum STEAM Integration for Every Classroom
CROSS CURRICULUM STEAM INTEGRATION FOR EVERY CLASSROOM
May 06-06, 2020
With so much talk about STEAM and STEM – sometimes it's easy to wonder how to begin. While we all area hearing how critical STEAM integration is to the success of our students, it can often be a struggle to get started. Even the simple question of "what exactly is STEAM and what does ...

Strategic Technology Planning: Aligning Priorities, Costs, Outcomes and Sustainability
STRATEGIC TECHNOLOGY PLANNING: ALIGNING PRIORITIES, COSTS, OUTCOMES AND SUSTAINABILITY
May 11-11, 2020
Over 50% of U.S. school districts and about one third of all public schools in the nation are located in rural areas. Successfully leading digital transformations within rural school districts has a tremendous impact on our nation as a whole. Technology planning and investments can typically be quit...

Next Level Student Employment
NEXT LEVEL STUDENT EMPLOYMENT
May 12-12, 2020
On-campus employment can be highly impactful for helping students meet their basic needs and gain useful experience in the workforce, but Penn State's innovative employment practices offer far more than just a job. Engaging students in the present ultimately better prepares them for their future...

Test Your Learning Systems to Meet Open, Adaptive and Extreme Flexibility
TEST YOUR LEARNING SYSTEMS TO MEET OPEN, ADAPTIVE AND EXTREME FLEXIBILITY
May 14-14, 2020
Today's learners are continuously adaptive to new demands from business demands. They learn while working. So, Learning Systems must be malleable and extremely flexible. There are no downtimes, no stoppages and no friction - they allow continuous support to student.

Using Benchmarking Data to Support and Improve Campus Operations
USING BENCHMARKING DATA TO SUPPORT AND IMPROVE CAMPUS OPERATIONS
May 20-20, 2020
Benchmarking allows for more strategic and better-informed decision-making through the use of data from peer institutions and the overall higher education landscape. Join a student affairs and auxiliary service professional who’s made extensive use of benchmarking data in the pursuit of constr...

Sensational Summer Learning! Ideas for Continuous Student Learning
SENSATIONAL SUMMER LEARNING! IDEAS FOR CONTINUOUS STUDENT LEARNING
May 26-26, 2020
Learning doesn't have to stop just because students are out of school. Join Shelly Sanchez Terrell's presentation to discover ways to inspire students and their families to experiment, code, make, build, read, and explore during their breaks. Teachers who attend this presentation will discov...

Digital Equity Strategies for Learning Beyond the Classroom
DIGITAL EQUITY STRATEGIES FOR LEARNING BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
June 08-08, 2020
Although much progress has been made over the past two decades to equip America’s classrooms with high speed internet access in order to leverage the power of technology tools for learning, robust internet access at home continues to be a challenge for millions of school-age children. As teach...

Mastering Rapid Course Development with Effective Articulate Storyline Templates
MASTERING RAPID COURSE DEVELOPMENT WITH EFFECTIVE ARTICULATE STORYLINE TEMPLATES
June 17-17, 2020
Setting up a template for your eLearning project gets you on the right foot for the rest of your course development. Creating a consistent, branded template will ensure that all your content looks the part and functions well, and save you precious time. But Articulate Storyline templates can be an e...

Smart Education Networks by Design: The CoSN SEND Initiative
SMART EDUCATION NETWORKS BY DESIGN: THE COSN SEND INITIATIVE
July 13-13, 2020
Today, K-12 education networks are required to do much more than address district operational and administrative needs. Now, more than ever, school networks must serve students and teachers both inside and outside the classroom, anywhere and anytime. Innovative technologies, more access to the inter...

SPOTLIGHT

Empowering teachers to design their own SEL instruction makes sense; they know their students best. However, many SEL programs adopted by schools consist of scripted and sequenced curricula designed to be used in a weekly 30-minute block often led by a school counselor or designated SEL facilitator.