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Simply the Best: Common Sense Education’s Best Selections for Learning and How to Leverage Them

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

Simply the Best: Common Sense Education’s Best Selections for Learning and How to Leverage Them

Presented by Christine Elgersma, Senior Editor, Learning Content, Common Sense Education; and Tanner Higgin, Ph.D., Director, Education Editorial Strategy, Common Sense Education
Moderated by Jennifer Ehehalt, Sr. Regional Manager, Common Sense Education

Sponsored by Common Sense Education

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View this edWebinar to find out what Common Sense Education has chosen as some of the stand-out titles for digital learning and get ideas for how you might use them in your classroom. Paired like fine wine with some of our other offerings, our selections can give you fresh ideas for the new year. We focus on free or low-cost tools and practical ideas you can use as-is or adapt to your specific needs. And while you likely recognize some of the tools, we include some hidden gems, too!

This recorded edWebinar is of interest to K-12 teachers, librarians, school and district leaders, education technology leaders, and curriculum directors and coordinators.


Christine ElgersmaAbout the Presenters

Christine Elgersma is Senior Editor, Learning Content, which means she writes about learning, edits writing about learning, and loves to learn. Practically speaking, she is immersed in evaluating and passionate about helping teachers find and use the best products effectively. Before coming to Common Sense, she taught the youth of America as a high school teacher, a community college teacher, a tutor, and a special education instructional aide for about 18 years. When she’s not putting on a spontaneous vaudeville show with her daughter, Christine loves nature, music, and almost any form of dark chocolate.


Tanner HigginDr. Tanner Higgin leads the editorial team at Common Sense Education. This team is responsible for edtech reviews and teaching tips. He also serves as the editor for literacy, arts, and social studies resources. Previously, he taught writing and media literacy for six years. He has a Ph.D. from the University of California, Riverside. His research on video games and culture has been published in journals, books, and online, presented at conferences nationwide, and continues to be cited and taught in classes around the world. Prior to joining Common Sense Education, Dr. Higgin worked as a curriculum developer and researcher at GameDesk, helping to design and launch and the PlayMaker School. While at GameDesk, he co-designed the United Colonies alternate reality game (ARG) with Mike Minadeo. This ARG is to date one of the most sophisticated to be implemented in a K-12 environment. Outside of education, Dr. Higgin has been a technical writer-editor for the Department of Defense, a web designer, and co-editor and co-creator of a print literary journal.


Jennifer EhehaltAbout the Moderator

As Sr. Regional Manager, Jennifer Ehehalt designs and delivers high-quality professional development for educators across the country. She spotlights thought leaders through creating and moderating conversations on timely topics relevant to digital teaching and learning. When attending Jennifer’s edWeb sessions, participants know they’ll leave with concrete strategies from the field including how to build a positive school culture, how to use straightforward templates to guide challenging conversations, and family engagement implementation ideas.


Closed captioning will be added to the recording within 2 weeks of the live presentation.

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Tuesday, January 25, 2022
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
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