Communication and collaboration are not the same thing. There are many tools that allow educators and administrators to talk to each other, but to take advantage of edtech’s promise, they should also be able to use the tool to work together on the same projects. In her presentation, “Collaboration Near and Far in Digital Professional Learning Communities,” Geri Gillespy, Administrator of Digital Integration at West Ada School District in ID, talked about how to get the most out of online collaboration programs.
The gifted group. The slow group. The behavioral issues group. Grouping in schools fell out of favor partially because educators—and parents—felt like kids were getting labeled and that groupings didn’t help students improve. While not calling for a return to those rigid structures, in the edWebinar “Flexible Grouping and Collaborative Learning: Making It Work,” Dina Brulles, Ph.D., and Karen L. Brown, M.Ed., both education consultants, advocated for using groups to assist student learning. They discussed how adjusting student combinations, adapting teaching methods, and preparing students for group learning can lead to successful outcomes.
In this edWebinar, learn how to implement and successfully use flexible grouping to build student collaboration and to challenge all learners.
In this edWebinar, Dr. Denis Newman and Kylene Shen show edtech vendors and school districts how both can benefit from product efficacy studies.
In this edWebinar, Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair at New Canaan High School, CT, shares tools that promote collaboration among educators
In this edWebinar, Darri Stephens and Carrie Willis share some teamwork examples from both inside the classroom and outside of our schools’ walls.
In this edWebinar with Wonder Workshop, learn about ways to naturally integrate coding and robotics into your everyday teaching practices.
Since he began teaching in 1997, Holbrook has been interested in the use of technology to facilitate learning in the classroom. Unimpressed with the online platforms provided by the university, Holbrook found out about edWeb through a colleague and was immediately pleased with the wealth of opportunity for collaboration and discussion. edWeb makes collaboration outside the classroom simple for Holbrook’s busy doctoral students, many of whom also balance families and full time jobs.
In this webinar Holbrook Mahn, a professor at the University of New Mexico, will demonstrate how he uses edWeb to create highly engaging learning communities for his higher ed courses, making learning much more collaborative for his students.
In this webinar, Beth and Douglas will present the design thinking process. They will show examples of different kinds of makerspaces, from simple to complex, and discuss how teachers can incorporate design thinking into their learning environments.