Informal formative assessment practices can assist daily, to solicit input and provide feedback to students. These practices can be used to adjust instruction in a timely fashion in order to best meet the needs of students in your classroom.
Dr. Joel Arick, Director of the Oregon Program Autism Training Sites and Supports Project, showed attendees how the OrPATS Project (funded by the Oregon Department of Education) has developed a model to serve students and support staff.
Given the link between learning outcome success and family engagement, every K-12 district is on a journey toward optimizing its school-home communications. In this webinar, Marc Rubner, Schoolwires’ VP of Marketing, presented a Roadmap to Optimizing Communities (ROC).
Teaching is one of the world’s most complex crafts. How do great teachers reach the reluctant, capitalize on student capacities, and maximize learning? In this webinar, Sean McComb, 2014 National Teacher of the Year, explored a range of strategies to answer such questions.
Dr. Becky Bailey, creator of Conscious Discipline, showed attendees four essential skills every early childhood educator must possess to transform chaos to calm within themselves, within children and within their classroom. Imagine four skills that can help children calm themselves, increase their ability to attend and support the development of empathy.
Sharing digital material within your professional network is becoming more common, and people are using their digital portfolios to do so. In this webinar, presenter Holly Clark stressed the importance of creating and maintaining your professional digital portfolio.
With or without the Common Core, there is a renewed focus on inquiry in K-12 education. Students are expected to demonstrate proficiency in research skills, but they seldom have a clear understanding of how to grow their learning – how to shift from superficial, fact-finding overviews, to deep, targeted, and detailed evidence collection.
What are the moral and ethical “disconnects” or “blind spots” youth have about online privacy, property, and participation? In what ways are they engaging with ethical sensitivity in digital spaces? Drawing on extensive interviews with young people between 10-25, presenter Carrie James explored youths’ attitudes about online life and the messages they hear from adults.
In this webinar, Matthew Farber, educator and author, reviewed how games can teach interconnectedness. He showed how he created a project-based learning unit about the Columbian Exchange (the intentional and unintentional trading between Meso-Americans and European explorers) in his social studies classroom.
Leadership is more than a function of positional authority. Most situations that require educators to exercise leadership hinge on gaining cooperation rather than relying on coercion. This calls for developing advanced skills in the arts of influence and persuasion.