edWeb.net and Learning Ally, a national nonprofit serving students with learning and visual disabilities, announce the launch of Empowering Struggling Readers, a free professional learning community (PLC) to assist educators in fostering academic success and a love of reading for their students with dyslexia and specific learning disabilities. The PLC provides an easy way for educators to collaborate to advance support for all readers and offers free webinars by curriculum leaders and teachers.
Each year for the past four years, MCH Data has polled K-12 principals on the issues that most concern them. Principals this year are more optimistic than they have been in the past, in part, because their teachers’ morale has improved. However, there are still many issues of concern.
Pathways to Participation for Preservice Teachers, a report just released by edWeb.net, looks at how online networks can help preservice and new teachers connect with practicing educators who can provide them with the knowledge, resources, mentoring and general support they will need to be successful in the classroom.
Original Air Date: March 8th, 2013 edWeb.net and T.H.E. Journal are co-hosts of a series of webinars on edTech innovators. Listen to an interview with Terri Simpson, a middle school English teacher at Maplewood Middle School in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana. Terri is the T.H.E. Journal “Innovator of the Month” for March 2013. Terri began using technology with Palm devices to download Shakespeare plays. Her students begin rewriting the plays in… read more →
Original Air Date: February 8th, 2013 Dr. Timothy Hudson, Director of Curriculum Design at DreamBox Learning and Lisa Schmucki, founder and CEO of edWeb.net, talk about the value of an online professional learning community to help educators understand and use a blended approach for instruction. Dr. Hudson discusses how blended learning helps teachers provide more personalized, differentiated instruction. Dreambox Learning has just launched a series of webinars and a professional learning community… read more →
Original Air Date: January 11th, 2013 Marlene Woo-Lun, the publisher of Librarian Media Connection and Lisa Schmucki, founder and CEO of edWeb.net talk about how online communities offer school librarians a place to explore the challenges, opportunities and resources that make school libraries vibrant, vital research and learning environments. Library Media Connection has created a community on edWeb.net, LMC @ The Forefront, to help librarians turn their school libraries into a thriving hub for 21st… read more →
Original Air Date: December 14th, 2012 Elizabeth Foster, Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives at NCTAF, and Lisa Schmucki, founder and CEO of edWeb.net, discuss technology enabled collaboration. They share best practices and lessons learned throughout a multi-year partnership between NCTAF and edWeb.net to link student teachers, mentor teachers, and faculty in both face-to-face meetings and online as part of the TLINC (Teachers Learning in Networked Communities) program. The TLINC program began as a result… read more →
Original Air Date: August 4, 2011 Shannon Holden has been a high school and middle school teacher and administrator in North Dakota, Texas, and Missouri for 20 years. Holden built a website, www.newteacherhelp.com in 2009 to help reduce the 50% five-year attrition rate for new teachers. He is with us to discuss new teacher training. He is also the presenter of the New Teacher Help professional learning program on edWeb.net.
Original Air Date: December 13, 2011 Michelle Luhtala, New Canaan High School librarian and 2011 winner of the “I Love My Librarian” award joins us for a discussion of school libraries and ebooks. Michelle is the presenter of a webinar series on edWeb, Using Emerging Technology to Advance Your School Library Program.
Original Air Date: November 9, 2012 An interview with edWeb’s founder and CEO, Lisa Schmucki, and Kelly Stewart, Senior Marketing Director at MMS Education, on new research — The 2012 Survey of K-12 Educators on Social Networking, Online Communities, and Web 2.0 Tools. This new survey of teachers, principals, and librarians shows that 82% of educators have joined a social network, up 32% from 2009. Listen as Lisa and Kelly talk about… read more →