Research shows students can absorb information through listening at two to three grade levels higher than they can through reading. In this webinar, presenters Monica Brady-Myerov and Adam Pizzi used public radio to help teachers and administrators gain a better understanding of how auditory learning works. They demonstrated ways to build critical listening skills in the classroom and discussed the tools educators can use to accomplish this. Topics discussed included best practices for using public radio in the classroom, cognitive research into auditory learning, and listening strategies to improve metacognition.
Did you know that 86% of the public believes that parental support is the most important way to ensure student achievement? Blackboard and Project Tomorrow have surveyed thousands of parents across the U.S. to understand how they want to be communicated with and which channels they prefer, as well as ways to increase their engagement with schools and districts. In this edWeb webinar, Project Tomorrow CEO Julie Evans shared the parent survey data that was collected. Attendees learned how to maximize family and community engagement to influence student success, the role that parents feel social media plays in K-12, and more.
Why is informational text so important and where can teachers find the best resources? In this TIME For Kids webinar, Jaime Joyce and Laura Blackburn answered these questions and shared tips and strategies for integrating informational text across the curriculum and throughout the school day. In addition, they provided graphic organizers and activities to support instruction.
Educators are constantly on the hunt for full-length books that are both engaging and appropriate to student grade levels. How do we find reading materials that can sustain student interest, address relevant themes, improve language skills, and complement lessons we are already using in the classroom? In this edWeb webinar Dana Maddock, Regional Curriculum Trainer for the MOH Character Development Program, reviewed several full-length books by or about Medal of Honor recipients and demonstrated how to select books that will inform — and inspire — you and your students.
It’s not the providing of feedback, but students’ use of it that makes feedback effective. In this edWeb webinar Susan M. Brookhart, PhD and consultant for Brookhart Enterprises LLC shared with attendees the characteristics of feedback that is most likely to be useful to students.
This dynamic edWeb.net webinar focused on providing participants with knowledge of effective and appropriate prevention and intervention strategies for children who exhibit challenging behavior. This session, presented by the Classroom Management for Early Learning community, focused on the latest research in the field of early childhood on best practices of identifying, preventing, and intervening with young children who exhibit behavioral problems.
Where better to explore ecological interdependence, growth and development of organisms, structure and function, adaptation, and the environmental impact of human activity than in an outdoor garden classroom? In this edWeb webinar Whitney Cohen, Education Director at Life Lab and lecturer at UC Santa Cruz, let attendees know how to use a garden as a meaningful context in which students can engage in next generation science and engineering practices.
Over the past year there has been a growing body of evidence that the popular game Minecraft is a powerful learning tool that can revolutionize the way we teach. Many teachers and schools want to try it but do not know how. With this in mind we welcome you to Mathcraft, a program created by teacher and curriculum writer Jim Pike, 5th grade teacher at Albert Einstein Academy of Beverly Hills, as a way to engage his students in the understanding of and performance on Common Core Math. In this webinar Jim demonstrated how to turn Minecraft buildings into algebraic equations, how to build algorithms for standardized test questions in the game itself, and more.
This year liven up your lessons to engage your students! In this edWeb webinar, presented by the Digital Educator: Skills for Success community, Shelly Sanchez Terrell showed educators how to take their current lesson plans and spice them up with free web tools, apps, sites, and content. Watch this webinar and get ready for more hands-on, student-centered learning in the upcoming school year!
This edWeb webinar, hosted by the Partners in 21st Century Learning community, summarized in plain language the findings of P21’s recently released “4Cs Research Series.” P21 Executive Director Helen Soulé and Jonathan Plucker, Neag Endowed Professor of Education at The University of Connecticut, presented fresh ideas and recommendations on how best to integrate the most essential 21st century learning skills into the classroom. This webinar is recommended for all PreK-12 educators.