edWeb.net and Abrams Learning Trends are working together to launch a professional learning community, Be a Literacy Hero in the K-5 Classroom, to support K-5 teachers with practical tips, expert guidance, and instructional best practices designed to help teachers have an immediate impact with their students in the classroom.
edWeb.net and MeTEOR Education announce the launch of the free professional learning community on edWeb.net to help educators at all levels create high-impact learning environments and experiences for their students. Linda Dove, M.Ed., and Director of Learning Experiences at MeTEOR Education, presented an opening edWebinar on April 3rd to launch the program to an audience of over 300 educators from around the country and the world. She presented research that shows the impact of effective learning environments on student performance. Educators were highly engaged during the program and had lots of questions about how to design effective environments that encourage students to take risks, work for special needs students, and help to manage disruptive behaviors. They wanted suggestions on how to afford creating new environments when resources are limited.
edWeb.net is announcing Conceptua Math as the new sponsor of the free Building Understanding in Mathematics professional learning community on edWeb. The community provides opportunities for math educators from around the world to collaborate and share ideas about best practices for math instruction.
edWeb.net is announcing Achieve3000, the leader in online differentiated instruction, as the sponsor of the free Differentiating Instruction with Educational Technology professional learning community (PLC) on edWeb. The edWeb PLC helps educators improve student learning by providing a free platform to collaborate on ideas for using technology to differentiate instruction and boost students’ readiness for college and career.
Michele Borba, Ed.D., Educational Psychologist, author, and expert in bullying prevention and character development, was interviewed on Education Talk Radio for edWeb.net’s monthly show by Program Host Larry Jacobs along with Lisa Schmucki, edWeb founder, and Judy Galbraith, President and founder of Free Spirit Publishing. Michele, Judy, Larry, and Lisa discussed cultivating empathy and preventing bullying.
Ineffective professional development wastes teacher time, district resources, and most importantly, affects student results. In “Teachers’ Skills in the Digital Age and Personalized PD for Teachers,” hosted by edWeb.net and sponsored by 2gnō.me, Lynn Gershman, Educator at, 2gnō.me, explored issues in PD and the importance of personalizing PD for teachers.
Students today are increasingly turning to online new sources to meet their research needs. Because of this, it is important for educators to teach students about trustworthy news sources. In “Media Literacy: A Crash Course in 60 Minutes,” hosted by edWeb.net and sponsored by Mackin Educational Resources, Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair at New Canaan High School, CT, interviewed Greg Toppo, the National Education and Demographics Reporter for USA Today, on today’s shifting trends in journalism and how teachers can help students identify reliable sources.
When implementing a blended learning model, it is important for schools to be aware of key components and steps to integrate into their plan. In “Five Tips for Getting Blended Learning Right,” hosted by edWeb.net and sponsored by Achieve3000, Julia Freeland Fisher, Director of Education at the Clayton Christensen Institute, gave schools the tips they need to successfully implement blended learning.
“If we don’t have enough time or resources to do everything we’re asked to do, or want to do in the classroom, what should we do?” Kevin Baird, Chairman of the Board at the nonprofit Center for College & Career Readiness, asked. With limited time and resources, teachers often have to prioritize what goes on in their classrooms. In “Yes They Can: The Five Highest Impact Priority Practices for Classrooms,” hosted by edWeb.net and sponsored by The Center for College & Career Readiness, Kevin delved into the top five critical classroom practices.
Rachel Langenhorst, K-12 Technology Integrationist and Instructional Coach in Rock Valley, IA, was interviewed on Education Talk Radio for edWeb.net’s monthly show by Program Host Larry Jacobs along with Lisa Schmucki, edWeb founder. Rachel, Larry, and Lisa talked about the pajama PD day that Rachel’s district held during a recent snow day. The teacher-leadership team in Rock Valley had already planned for a full day of professional development, but had to rethink their plans when the forecast called for a snowstorm.