It was great to kick off conferences in 2023 by attending FETC in New Orleans. I was only there for two days, 1/24 – 1/25, but the time was jam-packed with networking, learning, and celebrating being together. The fun began on the plane ride down when I was seated across the aisle from Saki Dodelson, the founder and CEO of Beable and the founder of Achieve3000, where I had the pleasure of working as a member of her team and learning so much from her! I attended a session on Academic Engagement and Achievement Through Literacy and Career-Related Learning, presented by Ed Hidalgo, Chief Innovation and Engagement Officer, and Karen Minshew, Assistant Superintendent, from the Cajon Valley Union School District. They demonstrated how the RIASEC assessment and Beable’s life-ready literacy system boost student involvement in academic subjects and get high levels of engagement as students connect real-world learning to the classroom.
edWeb.net is a free professional learning network that provides educators with online professional learning communities and edWebinars. edWeb has grown to a global community of over 1 million educators from preK – higher ed. edWeb provides personalized, collaborative learning—anytime, anywhere. During the pandemic, the need for virtual collaboration, learning, and support has been more critical… read more →
We’re delighted to announce the release of our edFocus Industry Summit Report 2021: The Impact of COVID-19 on K-12 Education. The edFocus Summit, co-hosted by edWeb.net and Eduscape, provided an opportunity to listen firsthand to leading educators about how the industry can help schools find solutions to the unprecedented challenges created by the coronavirus. You… read more →
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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… read more →