The Spencerport School District (NY) was looking for a professional learning solution for some of their teachers who can’t stay after hours for face-to-face PD because of family responsibilities. New York State requires that teachers earn 100 hours of professional learning in five years for their license renewal, and teachers were struggling to earn those hours. Spencerport wanted to find a solution that could help with the issue of equal… read more →
In July 2010, Michelle Luhtala, Department Chair of the New Canaan High School Library, presented her 1st webinar on edWeb. In November 2019, she presented her 100th! Over the course of 10 years, edWeb has presented over 2,200 “edWebinars” that have had nearly 2 million views. The edWeb community has grown to more than 700,000 educators in 185 countries. It’s not an overstatement to say that none of this would… read more →
As Greta Thunberg sails into New York Harbor, the United Nations holds a Youth Climate Summit, and we witness the first Global Youth Strike for Climate, it has never been more important to provide young people with the best education and most opportunities to study the impact of human activity on the planet, and find solutions to mitigate the causes of climate change, and preserve the diversity of life. Today, edWeb.net announces a… read more →
“edWeb Case Study: Rock Valley Community School District” examines the way the district relies on edWeb.net to support its professional development program for teachers. Their program embodies four of the key features identified by educational researchers as characterizing high quality professional learning experiences, the effective design of online communities for teachers, and best practices for integrating informal online professional learning with formal district professional development. In each case, edWeb.net provides critical support that empowers Rock Valley leaders to implement research-based practices.
What are the top tips that current superintendents have for new superintendents who are taking on a daunting job leading their districts? We posted that question to 18 superintendents who have participated in the CoSN/edWeb Empowering Superintendents Webinar Series. Series host and Project Director, Ann McMullan, asks each superintendent, “If you were teaching a course in Superintendency 101, what is the #1 piece of advice you would give a new… read more →
edWeb is 10 years old! It feels like such a big milestone, especially since it’s been 10 years since the dawn of the “connected educator” movement. I still remember so well when the U. S. Department of Education issued the 2010 National Education Technology Plan. The plan included the first statement I know of that officially endorsed using social networks for professional learning in education, “Social networks can be used… read more →
“edWeb gives you a tool to make a very easy jump into personalized professional development.” Dr. Robert Furman, an elementary principal at Southpark Elementary School in PA, is a best-selling author, and a national keynote speaker. He talked with Lisa Schmucki, founder and CEO of edWeb.net, about how he uses edWeb.net to provide personalized PD that gets his teachers really motivated and excite about their professional learning. Rob describes how successful… read more →
edWeb has presented over 1,200 edWebinars with more than 1,000 amazing “Webinators” who are educators who generously share their knowledge, practices, and tips with peers. Educators from all over the world benefit from this free, anytime/anywhere learning. At the ISTE 2017 conference this year, edWeb.net held a poster session to “Meet the Webinators” where three “star” Webinators—Michelle Luhtala, Shannon Holden, and Rachel Langenhorst—met with some of their edWeb fans and… read more →
edWeb.net has won the 2017 CODiE Award for “Best Professional Learning Solution for Faculty and Administrative Staff.” The SIIA CODiE Awards is the only peer-reviewed program to showcase education technology’s finest products and services. Here is a list of all the 2017 CODiE winners. An SIIA CODiE Award is a prestigious honor as each award submission was reviewed by judges who are educators and whose evaluations determined the finalists. SIIA members then… read 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.