Presented by Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, New Canaan High School (CT)
Presented by Dr. Joyce Valenza, Associate Professor of Teaching, Rutgers University, School of Communication and Information; Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, New Canaan High School (CT); and Grace McCusker, Certified School Library Media Specialist, Rutgers University, School of Communication and Information
Presented by Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, New Canaan High School (CT); and Jacquelyn Whiting, Innovation and Technology Specialist, Cooperative Educational Services
Presented by Michael Robb, Ph.D., Senior Director of Research, Common Sense Media; and Tim Oppenheim, Chief Information Officer, National Head Start Association
Moderated by Jennifer Ehehalt, Sr. Regional Manager, Common Sense Education
For the last seven months of 2020, school districts have gone through extreme changes regarding how learning is happening in a pandemic-induced educational environment. In a recent edWeb edLeader Panel sponsored by Project Tomorrow, Dr. Julie Evans, CEO of Project Tomorrow, and Christina Fleming, Vice President of Blackboard K12, presented the Speak Up 2019-2020 National Findings titled Digital Learning During the Pandemic: Emerging Evidence of an Education Transformation. The research surveyed over 136,000 K-12 students, teachers, and parents and focused on what digital learning looked like during the pandemic and revealed potential emerging transformation evidence.
This week, edWeb.net will be hosting a virtual presentation of the Speak Up 2020 Congressional Briefing: Release of the National Research Findings on Wednesday, October 21st at 12 pm Eastern Time.
Students miss a school day now and then. They get sick, have a doctor’s appointment, or get caught up in a family emergency. These are among common excused absences that don’t usually affect a student’s academic standing. But chronic absenteeism—missing 10% or more of school—is an equity epidemic with short- and long-term impacts on student performance. Each year, almost eight million students are chronically absent for complex reasons.
Adoptions, non-adoptions, civics, SEL, career-ready education, and the possible recession. According to Kathy Mickey, Senior Analyst of Simba Information, all of these could impact the instructional materials marker. In her recent presentation “K-12 Instructional Materials: What’s New in 2019,” she previewed results from Simba’s Publishing for the PreK-12 Market, 2019-2020, and talked about how digital is changing—and not changing—the landscape.
This edWebinar will cover the major types of instructional materials being used in school classrooms and the trends in the changing market.
While the Wild West era of edtech may be over, there’s still some mystery over how schools decide what digital materials to buy. Similarly, researchers and developers have their own approaches to the sales process. In the edWebinar, “Building Authentic Need and Research into Edtech Development,” representatives from a large school district, a small district, a developer, and the research community answered burning questions about edtech procurement.