The first years of practice for teachers can be filled with great hope and exhilaration, as well as fatigue and anxiety. Without adequate support, new teachers often struggle through their early days, months, and years in the classroom.
In a time when budgets are tight and schedules are even tighter, educators must be creative and agile as we seek ways to connect with families and fortify the essential home-community-school relationship that best supports kids. Schools must differentiate outreach efforts to meet families where they are – in the same way teachers must differentiate for students with diverse needs.
On this month’s interview on Education Talk Radio, hosted by edweb.net, Karen Collias, founder of Knowledge without Borders, shared some insight on how online learning communities can be used to expand the knowledge base of educators, worldwide. Karen has broad and extensive experience in the field of education, including a PhD from Columbia University, global… read more →
The role of today’s educator is to prepare students to thrive in the world in which they live. In today’s world, if you want to run a business, run for office, or change the way things are run where you live, play, or work, you must be savvy in the use of social media.
Are you looking for a new project for your Early Childhood class? Have you checked out the various Blogs, Lanky parties, Pinterest, Twitter, etc.? This month’s Prek-3 Digital Learning webinar presented by Christi Gonzalez focused on a variety of educational applications and websites that educators can use on their lessons.
One of the most important tools for professional development is the a Professional Learning Network, or PLN. The PLN can be a source of knowledge, perspective, and feedback that will serve the educator well throughout their career! In this months New Teacher Help webinar, presenter Shannon Holden showed administrators, teachers, counselors, and librarians how to… read more →
edWebers were “twitterpated” with this month’s TechTools webinar presented by Shannon Holden. In this lively session all about Twitter for teachers, participants learned how to effectively develop their skills and careers in 140 characters or less. The hour long session was full of great ideas and suggestions for any twitter user. Veterans and newbies alike conversed eagerly as Shannon shared tips and… read more →
Presented by Kathy Schrock, retired Director of Technology, current professor, writer, and speaker Sponsored by Follett Software Company Creating a personal learning network is a practical, professional, and pedagogical way to collaborate and learn. You can use your PLN to learn from others, ask for help on any topic, and contribute your ideas and thoughts. Come learn… read more →