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Making the Leap from Textbooks to Digital Curriculum
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Presented by Brandon Wilmarth, Technology Integration Specialist, Moore Public Schools, Moore, Oklahoma with Johanna Wetmore, CEO and Co-Founder, Ogment and Evotext
Sponsored by Ogment
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If you’re ramping up your transition from print curriculum resources to digital or you’re looking for practical strategies to help teachers and your curriculum development teams make better use of digital resources, this is your webinar. Brandon Wilmarth, Technology Integration Specialist from the Moore Public School District in Oklahoma, showcased this district’s approaches to “going digital.” He walked through Moore’s transition programs and show examples of how the district has supported teachers as they learned to create individual lesson plans, units of study, assessments, and more complete curriculum programs using digital resources the district already owned and the wealth of open education resources available to educators online.
Brandon shared the challenges and triumphs that Moore educators have experienced and answer participants’ questions about planning for the transition, sharing best practices, and special techniques for specific curriculum areas and grade ranges.
Johanna Wetmore of Ogment joined Brandon. Moore School District has used the Ogment digital curriculum building solution and Johanna provided information about using digital tools to create digital learning content.
This presentation covered:
- Specific planning and implementation approaches to support the transition from textbooks to digital content
- Effective approaches to professional development when making the transition from textbooks to digital content
- Techniques for making the lesson, unit, and curriculum creation process easier and more effective using digital tools
This recorded presentation is designed for curriculum directors, teachers of all grade levels and content areas, media specialists, technology specialists at the district and site level, as well as department chairs in ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies and Elective Subjects.
Brandon Wilmarth is the Technology Integration Specialist at Moore Public Schools (MPS) in Moore, OK. He started his career as an English Teacher and SpringBoard National Trainer. A passionate and accomplished teacher, Brandon was honored as the Southmoore High School Teacher of the Year for the 2008-2009 school year and has achieved his National Board Certification in 2010. Brandon earned a Masters in Instructional Psychology and Technology in 2014 from the University of Oklahoma. He is currently spearheading the technology component of MPS’s plan for teacher-created curriculum.
Johanna Wetmore is the Co-Founder and CEO of two companies: EvoText, an educational software development house, and Ogment, a teacher-focused curriculum creation and management platform. Johanna began her career as a teacher who was solely responsible for the materials and curriculum development of her classes. From that point forward, her focus has been toward improving educational materials and their delivery. She has held several product development roles in print and digital educational publishing before co-founding EvoText and Ogment. Johanna holds an Ed.M. in International Education Development from Boston University and a B.A. in English and Political Science from the University of Michigan.
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Ogment is a one-of-a-kind lesson creation and resource management tool that helps teachers create, align, share and deliver lessons, assessments or even courses—in a fraction of the time it would normally take. Created by an experienced team of “eduneers”— educators, engineers and designers, Ogment uses the latest technology to give teachers a useful tool to optimize their lesson preparation time.