edWeb.net and Nureva launch Fostering Student Collaboration, a new PLC
edWeb.net and Nureva have come together to create this free professional learning community (PLC) to help teachers and school leaders learn how to create learning environments that foster student collaboration to ensure that every individual can make a real contribution, and what role technology can play in the process. The new PLC offers educators a place to post questions, share practical tips, and get feedback from experts and peers on the issues and challenges in fostering teamwork in the classroom. The PLC also offers free webinars for educators. Webinar participants receive a CE Certificate for attending a live webinar or for viewing a recording.
The kick-off webinar for this PLC, Universal Design for Learning in Action – ensuring every student can create and collaborate, takes place on Wednesday, April 6 at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Presented by Alexandra Dunn, Speech-language Pathologist at Upper Canada District School Board and Heather Snider, second- and third-grade teacher at Glen Tay Public School in Perth, Ontario, Canada, the one-hour session will explore how teachers can create student-centered learning environments and accessible Makerspaces to reach and teach all students. This webinar is the first in a series of professional development webinars aimed at helping educators transform learning environments and foster collaboration in the classroom.
Following in the series is Empower, Enable, Engage: create the learning environment your students have always dreamed of on April 18, and Designing and Creating Makerspaces on May 26. Registration is now open for all three webinars featured on the Fostering Student Collaboration community.
“The ability to collaborate effectively is a skill that has become increasingly important in the eyes of employers,” said Nancy Knowlton, Nureva’s CEO. “Educators must find ways to help students hone this skill, and we hope our Fostering Student Collaboration community will support that effort.”
“Collaboration and communication are essential skills for students as they prepare for academic success and educators get so excited when they learn how to use technology to have a meaningful impact on student learning,” said Lisa Schmucki, founder and CEO of edWeb.net. “We are delighted to collaborate on this new community with Nureva.”
To stay informed about this community’s upcoming webinars, contribute to online discussions, and gain access to valuable resources, educators are invited to join the free Fostering Student Collaboration PLC on edWeb.net at www.edweb.net/collaboration.