edWeb.net Highly Recommended by School Library Connection
“This is a great resource for academic as well as special subject educators working with students from grades PreK through high school… Highly Recommended.”
edWeb.net was reviewed in the January/February 2018 issue of School Library Connection:
This site provides free professional development webinars and podcasts for educators on a broad range of topics. There more than 1,400 Professional Learning Communities to join. This is a great resource for academic as well as special subject educators working with students from grades PreK through high school. In addition to free webinars, many communities provide access to downloadable resources and discussion forums. Webinars cover popular topics such as Open Education Resources, STEAM, and Social Emotional Learning. Educational partners and sponsors include familiar names such as Common Sense Education, ISTE, Time for Kids, and Britannica Digital Learning.
Educators may also earn CE Certificates by participating in live webinars or by viewing pre-recorded content and successfully completing a short quiz. The site includes an interactive state map that can be used to determine if the certificates are accepted in the state where the educator is employed. Links to each state’s department of education website and the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) Guide to Digital Instructional Materials are also provided. Educators who are interested in presenting a webinar can submit an application specifying the educational topic and intended audience. Users can learn about upcoming webinars via Twitter, emails, or directly on the website. Kim Marie Brown, Library Media Specialist, North Reading (Massachusetts) High School