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Learn and Share: Best Practices for Professional Learning
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Presented by Mary Ann Wolf, Ph.D., Director of the Professional Learning and Leading Collaborative, The Friday Institute at NC State University
Hosted by Christine Fox, Deputy Executive Director, SETDA
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Watch SETDA launch a new online resource highlighting state and district professional learning exemplars. In this edWebinar, hear from experts in the field regarding best practices for professional learning opportunities and share your own examples of quality professional learning experiences. In addition, this edWebinar highlights a new online community, Professional Learning for Effective Practice: Leveraging Title IIA. The community is a free professional learning community that supports the effective implementation of the federal Title IIA program. This edWebinar will be of interest to K-12 teachers, coaches, administrators, professional learning coordinators, and Title IIA leaders. There will be time to have your questions answered at the end of the presentation.
About the Presenter
Mary Ann Wolf, Ph.D. has 15 years of experience in education and education technology. Mary Ann has worked closely with federal, state, and local education leaders; policymakers; and organizations on connecting policy and practice for innovative education reform, digital learning and instructional practices. She developed and co-facilitated the Digital Learning Transition MOOC for Educators through the Friday Institute at NC State University and the Alliance for Excellent Education. She is also the lead researcher on the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Project Tomorrow Teachers’ Readiness to Adopt and Adapt Content (TRAAC) project, which includes in-person and virtual focus groups with education leaders and teachers. Previously, Mary Ann was the Executive Director of the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA). In this position, she worked with educators in all 50 states and with policymakers to share data and models of how to improve education to ensure America’s and our students’ competitiveness in the global economy. Mary Ann has a Ph.D. in education from the University of Virginia, a master’s degree in elementary education from The George Washington University, and a bachelor’s in accounting and marketing from Georgetown University.
About the Host
Christine Fox is the deputy executive director for SETDA. As Deputy Executive Director, she collaborates with the executive director in charting strategic direction, administration, planning and financial decisions involving SETDA. She also facilitates the members’ professional learning opportunities including planning and implementing the content for SETDA’s virtual and in-person events and newsletters. In addition, she manages many of SETDA’s research and product development projects from conception to publication. The management of such projects includes coordinating data collection from all states, supervising consultants and staff, ensuring member input and supervising the publishing process. Recent publications and projects include Navigating the Digital Shift, Digital Instructional Materials Acquisition Policies for States, OER Case Studies: Implementation in Action, The Broadband Imperative and From Data to Information. Christine’s background includes experience in education and consulting. She has worked as an educational consultant and curriculum developer for a national whole school reform model, ESOL coordinator and 3rd grade teacher. Christine has a Master of Science in teaching English as a second language from Florida International University and received her bachelor’s degree in English literature from Florida State University.
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The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit membership association launched by state education agency leaders in 2001 to serve, support and represent their emerging interests and needs with respect to the use of technology for teaching, learning, and school operations. Our current work is guided by a strategic plan, Leading, Inspiring and Empowering: The 2013-16 SETDA Strategic Plan, adopted by the SETDA Board of Directors in October 2012 after extensive consultation with the membership. The SETDA mission is to build and increase the capacity of state and national leaders to improve education through technology policy and practice.