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Using OER Smarter, Better & Faster for Elementary Mathematics
Thursday May 5, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Presented by Eva Henderson, Professional Development Specialist; with Jeff Meyer, Product Specialist for Learning.com
Sponsored by Learning.com
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Are you currently using or planning to integrate Open Educational Resources (OER) in elementary math instruction? The universe of digital content offers everything from math games and tutorials to lesson plans and virtual manipulatives that can be used to energize and personalize instruction. Which ones are right for you, your lesson plans, and your students? Finding quality, standards-aligned content on your own can be time-consuming and challenging. It doesn’t have to be.
In this webinar, look at OER through the lens of elementary mathematics. Our presenter is Eva Henderson, who has worked in education for 16 years with a special emphasis on technology. She was joined by Jeff Myer, Product Specialist for Learning.com. Together, Eva and Jeff guided viewers through suggested best practices and tools to both identify and deliver engaging, instructionally sound, lessons built around OER – specifically for elementary mathematics.
Sourcing the content is only one piece of the puzzle. Using it effectively for instruction is the other. Eva and Jeff will discuss how to use OER smarter, better, faster for creating lesson plans that support 21st century skills and current technologies. In 60 minutes, learn how you can efficiently do more with digital content.
This session will be beneficial for elementary math and general education teachers, elementary principals, elementary math coaches, curriculum leaders/developers, technology specialists, and media specialists.
Eva Henderson is a Professional Development Specialist. An educator for 16 years, Eva has worked in private schools, public schools and nonprofit organizations with a special emphasis on using technology. She served as a trainer and Senior Technology Director for the Boys & Girls Clubs where she developed and helped deliver technology instruction daily to youth ranging from 6 to 18 years old. Eva teaches because she loves children and feels a sense of pride and purpose watching them develop academically. She is passionate about the Learning.com digital literacy curriculum and how the products can successfully enhance students’ mastery of 21st century skills.
Jeff Meyer is a Product Specialist for Learning.com, where he provides prospects and customers with professional development, implementation, and project management services for regional, statewide and international projects related to common core standards, digital literacy, and 21st century skills. Jeff has worked in education for 34 years as a public school teacher and coach, district curriculum and technology director and administrator. He is passionate about the need to transform education using data-based, inquiry-driven approaches and digital resources, especially with urban students and educators. Prior to his nearly eleven years of service with Learning.com, Jeff worked in the Austin and Eanes school districts, Education Service Center, and University of Texas at Austin, Texas.
Learning.com provides K-12 solutions to help students, teachers, and schools excel in a digital world. Districts around the country equip their students with the digital literacy skills needed for online assessments, college, and the workforce using our award-winning digital literacy solutions. Learning.com supports districts as they move to digital content with tools to build and share district-created digital curriculum.