A recent edLeader Panel, “Utah Spotlight: A ‘State’ of Alignment,” featured a panel of experts that included Rick Gaisford, Education Specialist, Education Technology and the SETDA Chair Elect, Utah State Board of Education; Melanie Durfee, Ph.D., Education Specialist, Digital Teaching & Learning, Utah State Board of Education; Nancy Mangum, Director of Learning Partnerships, Leading EDge Learning; Theresa Gibson, Director of Operations, Leading EDge Learning; and Darren Hudgins, Founder and CEO, Think Do Thrive.
We, as edtech leaders and classroom teachers, must explore pathways where assessments support teaching and learning in the 21st century. According to Matt Renwick, Author and Principal of Mineral Point Unified School District, WI, in a recent edWebinar, complex authentic student learning experiences require complex assignments that not only demonstrate content knowledge but should also gauge enthusiasm, communication skills and habits of mind. Authentic assessments are always about the connections we make with students, each other, and the broader community as indicated in a Gallup poll. Only 47% of secondary students surveyed reported being engaged, enthusiastic and committed to their learning. Students who were able to agree with the statements, “my school strongly is committed to building the strengths of each student,” and, “I have at least one teacher who makes me excited about the future,” were 30 times more likely to be engaged at school when compared with students who strongly disagreed with the same items.
This edWebinar will explore a process for using technology to effectively capture, and communicate student work with peers, families, and the community.
edWeb.net is delighted to announce that FreshGrade will be sponsoring TechTools for the Classroom, one of the largest professional learning communities on edWeb. The TechTools community hosts monthly edWebinars that help educators discover and integrate technology into the classroom to make the learning more engaging and effective for students. The TechTools community on edWeb has… read more →
In this edWebinar, learn from one of Tennessee’s top-performing school districts where all enjoy fast, secure and equitable technology access.
Digital educational materials have provided many benefits for K-12 educators and students from computer adaptive assessments to tools that allow students to collaborate and communicate 24/7. At the same time, the myriad of tech programs also have their own set of challenges, particularly when it comes to logging on. For years users have needed to create and memorize a username and password for every system and app. During the edWebinar “Simplify Digital Access in K-12: Learn How District Leaders Eliminate Barriers,” the presenters discussed the importance of adopting a single sign-on program to manage digital access, the questions to ask when choosing a vendor, and tips for rolling out the new system.
edWeb.net is delighted to announce that ClassLink will be hosting Technology in Schools, a free professional learning community on edWeb. Through the community and edWebinars, ClassLink will provide district administrators, school leaders, and all educators with an online space to share ideas, examples, and resources that relate to integrating technology effectively in schools.
In this edWebinar, Barbara Nesbitt and Jan Mills explore the need for high-quality single sign-on (SSO) in K–12, discusses the importance of security and rostering in our world of digital education, and provides useful tips for selecting the best solution for your district.
In this webinar, Andrew Marcinek, former Chief Open Education Advisor for the U. S. Department of Education (DOE), speaks with Tech & Learning Content Director Kevin Hogan about the DOE’s #GoOpen initiative. Participants will learn how to make the shift to using openly licensed educational resources in their school districts.