edWeb.net and Learning Without Tears have launched Crayons, Pencils, and Keyboards: Inspiring Learning in Your Elementary School Classroom, a free, professional learning community on edWeb. Through this online community, Learning Without Tears will bring together educators around the world and provide tips and tricks for making Pre-K-5 readiness, handwriting, and keyboarding fun and easy, and create confident communicators. Good handwriting is a crucial skill for student success. It develops the brain, enhancing neural activity and impacting the areas of the brain related to literacy. Students with good handwriting are also more likely to succeed in other subjects.
edWeb.net and Digital Promise have launched Research and Evidence in Edtech, a free, professional learning community on edWeb. This new community will bring together researchers, educators, and product developers to share best practices related to edtech research and evaluation.
Girls Thinking Global (GTG), dedicated to connecting nonprofits that serve adolescent girls and young women around the world and Women’s Education Project (WEP), dedicated to leadership, and college and career training of young women in India and South Asia, are forming a strategic alliance focused to develop leadership skills in adolescent girls and young women to help lift them out of poverty and positively impact their communities.
edWeb.net, a free professional learning network, has been recognized by the New York State Education Department as an approved sponsor of CTLE for Professional Classroom Teachers, School Leaders, and Level III Teaching Assistants. Teachers in New York State can now use edWeb.net’s free professional learning edWebinars and CE certificates towards their professional development. edWeb is listed as an approved sponsor on the New York State Education Department’s website.
The Medal of Honor is the highest award for valor in action against an enemy force which can be bestowed upon an individual serving in the Armed Services of the United States. The Medal is generally presented to Recipients by the President of the United States. There are 3,499 Recipients of the Medal of Honor to date, and there are 72 living Recipients.
edWeb.net and littleBits Education are partnering to host STEM Learning: Full STEAM Ahead, a free, professional learning community on edWeb that will support educators working with students in grades 2-8. Through this free online community and edWebinars, littleBits Education will help educators empower children to unlock their creative and technical confidence through invention, and to be creators of technology, not just consumers of it.
eWeb.net and Voyager Sopris Learning® announce a new, free professional learning community on edWeb, Adaptive Literacy Learning. Voyager Sopris Learning helps preK-12 educators meet and exceed their goals for student achievement, and provides support in the key areas of evidence-based instructional solutions, in-depth professional development, and use of cutting-edge technology to accelerate learning.
edWeb.net was named the Best Professional Learning Solution for Faculty and Administrative Staff of 2017 as part of the annual SIIA CODiE Awards. CODiE Award recipients are the companies producing the most innovative business and education technology products across the country and around the world.
edWeb.net is announcing Amplify Fractions as the new sponsor of the Adaptive Math Learning free professional learning community on edWeb. Fractions are the single greatest predictor of high school math achievement; by sixth grade, 100% of math standards assume a knowledge of fractions. Amplify Fractions uses engaging stories to provide students with personalized instruction, feedback and practice so they can learn to make sense of fractions.
edWeb.net and Learning.com have started a new, free professional learning community geared toward helping educators prepare students with the skills they need to excel in today’s increasingly digital world. By 2020, it is estimated that nearly 80% of jobs will require some level of technology proficiency. Students must be given the opportunity to learn and develop digital literacy skills, and Learning.com makes it easy for educators to teach students these critical skills with online tools and lessons.