August marks the 70th anniversary of the close of WWII. What significance does this month hold for adolescents today? The world has changed in many ways, but the values that brought it out of those dark days are more important than ever. In this edWeb webinar,hosted by the Lessons of Personal Bravery and Self-Sacrifice community, presenter Cathy Ehlers-Metcalf guided a discussion on August 1945 and what that month meant to the US, Japan, the world, and the future — and why it still matters today. Attendees learned how to increase students’ knowledge of VJ Day with “living histories” and accompanying instructional activities.
In this edWeb.net webinar hosted by the Essential Elements for Digital Learning community, Steve Garton, leader of the Maine Learning Technology Initiative program for a decade, showed us how to define your own success in a meaningful way through data, digital citizenship, and the national PTA standards. We also learned how to utilize these tools to reach out to parents, students, teachers, businesses, and taxpayers.
Contemporary early childhood educators are working with increasingly diverse populations of young children. It is commonplace for a single group of children to represent different languages, cultures, and a wide range of special needs or disabilities. This webinar synthesized the research that supports Dr. Jalongo’s book, Literacy for All Young Learners, to identify over 60 different strategies that have evidence of effectiveness in supporting the literacy growth of young children.
After many years, Go Set A Watchman, the long-awaited companion to To Kill A Mockingbird, has made its debut – and it comes with as much excitement as it does questions. In this exclusive webinar from edWeb’s Exploring eBooks for K-12 community, Jonathan Burnham, Senior VP/Publisher and Editor at Harper Books, presented background on the author, Harper Lee, and the importance of this book in schools and society. Mr. Burnham answered many of the most widely-discussed questions surrounding these two books.
In this edWeb webinar from the Teaching Students with Autism community, the Queen of Visual Strategies Linda Hodgdon, CCC-SLP, shared her five quick tips and tricks for kicking off a successful school year. Lauren Stafford, M.Ed, added a twist with fun interactive technology, making the five supports easier than ever with data to monitor student success.
The Common Core Standards place emphasis on paired texts, asking students to “analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics.” But where can teachers find engaging, appropriate, high-quality pairs of articles? Here, experts provided examples of pairing current events articles with primary source documents, as well as articles on debate-worthy topics, written from different points of view.
Ready to launch a year of discovery and creativity? August is the perfect time to plan exciting and innovative writing projects that meet the needs of all students. Attendees learned how students of all ability levels can feel success and confidence as they design and create books that align with the Common Core State Standards. Attendees saw how technology transforms special education and inclusion classroom instruction by enhancing individual learning opportunities and enabling greater flexibility and personalization.
In an earlier webinar, John Wink shared his Excellence in Every Classroom framework (EIEC), and how teachers can reach excellence through the Hierarchy of Learning. In this edWeb.net webinar presented by the Leadership 3.0 community, John returned to challenge educators to kick off the new school year with more clarity and support within the EIEC framework by: Leveraging technology to provide 24/7 professional learning for educators; Ensuring consistency from classroom to classroom in the school-wide expectations for behavior and learning; Developing relationships with all students in the first 20 days of school; Optimizing instructional time so that students can reach more rigorous levels of cognitive engagement.
With the new Common Core State Standards, many educators have questions about how to provide math activities for students who are performing below grade level while simultaneously addressing the Common Core State Standards. In this webinar from edWeb’s PreK-3 Digital Learning community, presenters shared engaging math games for the iPad and physical math activities that can be used for instruction and student learning in inclusive pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade classrooms. Attendees learned who is at risk for math difficulties, underlying risk factors, how to build a solid foundation for early math using iPad apps, and more.
When we see students struggling, our first response is often to try to rescue them from that struggle. But, not all struggle is bad. In fact, if you help students struggle the right way, you can not only make them become better learners, you can dramatically increase their motivation to take full ownership of their own learning. In this edWeb webinar, attendees learned how to tell the difference between productive and destructive struggle, and specific ways to foster productive struggle and curtail destructive struggle.