Since he began teaching in 1997, Holbrook has been interested in the use of technology to facilitate learning in the classroom. Unimpressed with the online platforms provided by the university, Holbrook found out about edWeb through a colleague and was immediately pleased with the wealth of opportunity for collaboration and discussion. edWeb makes collaboration outside the classroom simple for Holbrook’s busy doctoral students, many of whom also balance families and full time jobs.
Rachel Langenhorst, K-12 Technology Integrationist and Instructional Coach in Rock Valley, Iowa, presented an edWeb.net webinar on “Implementing a Personalized PD Program in Your District” where she provided a guide for how educators can use edWeb in school districts as a tool to implement relevant and collaborative PD.
Anna Wilmoth, Marketing Director at Gryphon House, recently presented in the webinar, “Integrating Social, Email, and Content Marketing with edWeb,” co-hosted by edWeb.net and MCH Strategic Data. Anna discussed how Gryphon House uses edWeb to their expand marketing outreach in order to build stronger relationships with educators and provide them with professional learning. She began her presentation discussing how webinars fit into a marketing plan. First, webinars expand reach by partnering with companies that already have an established audience and marketing network. Webinars also build stronger relationships with customers by providing additional value, giving companies a competitive advantage.
edWeb is kicking off back-to-school with two webinars and three surveys on professional learning and development! Callie Turk, founder of Intersections in Education Consulting, began the webinar on “Building Trust, Respect, and Empathy into Personalized PD” by discussing the fall 2015 Personalized Professional Learning Survey sponsored by Performance Matters. In the next webinar, Get the Survey Results: Online Professional Learning, Karen Billings, recently retired as Vice President and Managing Director of SIIA’s Education Technology Industry Network (ETIN), began by discussing the spring 2016 Vision K-20 Professional Learning Survey released by ETIN.
edWeb.net has just released a survey on Teacher Professional Development that provides insights on the kinds of professional development (PD) teachers find most helpful to improve their teaching practice and their students’ learning.
All educators need PD and learning that is relevant to their practice to keep up with the rapid pace of change in technology and education initiatives such as ESSA, Common Core, Next Gen Science Standards, Future Ready, and more.
It was announced yesterday that edWeb.net is the winner of the SIIA CODiE Award for Best Collaborative Social Media Solution for Educators. This is the second year in a row that edWeb.net has won this prestigious industry award.The winner announcement was made by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries, to an audience of over 300 education, software, information and business technology leaders.
edWeb.net and Ventris Learning launch Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching. This new professional learning community will be a forum for helping today’s teachers meet the unique instructional needs of underserved students. Ventris Learning’s new community on edWeb.net, Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching offers educators a place to post questions, share practical tips, and get feedback from experts and peers on the issues and challenges in working with young, diverse learners.
Common Sense examines the latest scientific research about problematic media use in their new report, Technology Addiction: Concern, Controversy, and Finding Balance.
Novice teachers struggle in differentiating their instruction for special education students. Most new teachers can remember their “Students With Special Needs” course in college, and being aware that there would be special education students in their classroom. They are not, however, prepared for the reality of how many special education students they would have, and the severity of their disabilities.
One of the most significant benefits of connected learning is the ability for educators to follow their specific passions to improve professionally. Motivated by an intrinsic desire to improve, connected learning and PLN’s provide personalization and differentiation like never before.