On Thursday, May 9th, our own Julia Francis joined Amanda Nguyen for a webinar wrap up of the Maine DOE Digital Citizenship professional development pilot.
As reported in the Los Angeles Times, many schools have been struggling with the math assessment coming out of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) design. Only 33% of students in the United States meets or exceeds the educational standards. One of the questions we frequently get while supporting schools is, “How can teachers engage and prepare students without ‘teaching to the test’?” This Webinar will focus on the most looked over of the three keys for improving SBAC elementary math; the type of strategic thinking that questions are asking students to perform. The goal is to recognize this kind of thinking and be able to create genuine learning experiences that helps to improve the targeted type of strategic thinking.
Are you looking for ways to integrate computer science into your curriculum? Are you worried you’ll be tasked with fitting computer science into your already full class day? Do you think technology will play an increasing role in students’ lives? If you answered yes to any of these questions then this webinar is for you.
In this panel discussion, Google Certified Innovators Heidi Baynes and Eduardo Rivera share their experience bringing computer science to all students.
Digital citizenship and social-emotional learning foundations can be established with lessons, but unless we intentionally model with best practices, the culture is not sustained. How can we use technology to build relationships in the classroom and encourage the practice positive social skills in an authentic and intentional way? In this webinar, we discuss what to do after the #digcit lessons are taught to enhance relationships between the teacher, students, and the family community.
What would happen to your classroom community if you gave your students 5 minutes every day to just PLAY? Cate Tolnai, co-author of "Power Up Your Classroom: Reimagine Learning Through Gameplay," offer research-based and practical tips to help get you started on your instructional gaming journey. Discover how playing games can increase learner engagement, build authentic collaboration, and increase the impact of your lesson all while players have fun!
On May 14th, we hosted the Don’t Ditch That Tech webinar with the fine folks at Classtime. Here is the recording for your convenience.
All teachers want to meet their students' needs, but some tasks can seem pretty daunting for beginners and experts alike. In this session, we'll tackle two scary ones: creating personalized lessons and promoting students' metacognition. Join us for this thought-provoking session - literally!