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Winter and holiday breaks are just around the corner, and while they are a time to relax and recharge, it can also be a time when your students seem to end up "forgetting" everything they've learned up to that point. Join us for this session where we will learn some strategies and concepts with four surefire ways to get your students quickly re-engaged in school and back on track to begin the second half of the school year!
Executive functioning is crucial for learning and development. These are the skills that allow us to plan, focus, organize, and set and achieve goals. Utilizing digital resources with purposeful literacy lessons provides opportunities for teachers and students to develop self-awareness, organizational skills, self-regulation, planning and prioritizing. In this course, you'll learn how to incorporate executive functioning in reading and writing instruction to build life-long skills.
Michele L. Haiken, Ed.D. is an educator, author, and blogger. She has been teaching for more than 24 years and is passionate about empowering 21st century learners through educational technology and literacy so everyone can reach excellence. She is the author of Creative SEL: Using Hands On Projects to Boost Social-Emotional Learning and Personalized Reading.
Get back to basics with helpful tips and tricks for classroom management on the secondary level. Learn to engage students using everyday, "no-tech" items as well as a low-tech counterpoint that can be integrated in any subject or content area! Make the transition into the new school year a smooth one as you implement these five tricks in your classroom.
No matter the time of year, it is necessary that we develop appropriate strategies for keeping our students engaged. If students are feeling distracted, excited, or even worried, it is essential that we provide them with tools and resources to stay on track during the school day. Join us for this session where we will discuss classroom management tools that will engage students across grade levels. We will also explore specific ideas for motivating students as they approach the end of the school year!
Even the world's most successful athletes, singers, and business people have coaches. Teachers and students alike can benefit greatly from the collaboration that is vital to a successful coaching model. Instructional coaching is a supportive model many districts are embracing. Join us for this session as we take a look at different instructional coaching models, why they're effective, and how you can implement them in your district. We will also provide many resources to get you started in the world of instructional coaching, and discuss why data should be the driving force to our instruction.
Redesign instructional objectives and outcomes to promote every student’s voice. Build beyond the bulletin board to capture & model processes, showcase & archive products, spotlight performance, and demonstrate practices. Reframe student publishing to showcase student-learning in a manner that is centered in equity, where every student’s voice matters and is heard through interactive print, video, podcast, and intentional edtech content-creation tools.
As a Digital Learning Coach in Walpole, Massachusetts, Jed Stefanowicz provides job-embedded professional development and instructional coaching for academic technology. Through conferences, workshops, and coaching, Jed aims to engage and build staff/student digital learning capacity, keeping the focus on practice over product. As a 25 year elementary educator, speaker, blogger, and current Massachusetts Teach Plus Policy Fellow, Jed shares his passion for effective tech integration to transform teaching and learning, creating engaging and equitable digital learning environments and experiences that activate, innovate, and motivate digital learning. He is the Author of “Take AIM at Digital Learning: Activate, Innovate, Motivate” and “Impact to Influence”.
Class Notebook is an app that helps you set up OneNote in your class. In this session, we will discuss how you can use this Class Notebook to distribute materials to students in groups or individually, provide feedback on their assignments, and differentiate your instruction. This tool that offers multiple ways for students to interact, and it is ian nteractive & engaging way for students to collaborate. It even helps with executive functioning skills like organizaiton! Join us for this session to learn all the ways you can use Class Notebook from OneNote.
Are you tired of toggling between class management apps, timers, and feedback tabs throughout the day? Classroomscreen has got you covered! In this session, we will discuss Classroomscreen and all the ways it can be useful in your classroom. Classroomscreen is a one-stop shop that eliminates the need to have multiple tabs open for your LMS, class management, visual cues, etc. We will discuss the widgets available on Classroomscreen, how it's beneficial across all grade bands and disciplines, how you can customize your screens, and more!
Station rotations can have many benefits, including differentiated instruction and the ability to teach small groups while other students are working independently. However, classroom management is key in order to keep all students engaged while you are working with a small group. Join us for this session where we will cover different digital tools and management tips for making the most out of station rotations.
Even if you tuned into our spring course on safely packing your technology at the end of the year, you may still be feeling overwhelmed now that it is time to unpack for the new school year. Don't fret! Join us for this session as we share recommended steps to unload your technology safely after a summer of storage.
Classroom or school-wide newsletters shouldn't be boring. Join us for this course to explore how you can keep parents, students, and staff up to date by using creative school newsletter templates available in Canva. With just a few clicks, we will dive into the steps for personalizing and publishing!
As early as Kindergarten teachers can help students build independence, monitor their own behaviors and become self-directed learners. Self-regulation is a skill that begins in the early education classroom and can be acquired with proper support and guidance. In this course, we will explore strategies educators can use to help foster the development of self-regulation during "choice time" activities in the early ed classroom.
A classroom is not bound by four walls but instead is a place where learning is cultivated, led, inspired, motivated, built, and empowered (CLIMBE). Join educator and author, Dene Gainey as he demonstrates how learning can happen anywhere, whether individually, in groups, or as a whole-class discussion using Spaces, an innovative assessment and lesson delivery system. Part two in our series on Spaces, this webinar will dig deeper into the features, usability, and examples of how Spaces can be integrated into your classroom.
Learning happens in so many ways that are not always effectively demonstrated by a test. Learning is multi-modal! This webinar introduces you to Spaces, an innovative assessment and lesson delivery system that promotes, encourages, and inspires student learning in more ways than one. Join educator and author, Dene Gainey to learn about Spaces from set up to first use. As an educator, Dene makes it his mission to build bridges and fill gaps, not to mention motivate students to be “more.” In this session, we will discuss how to use Spaces to help students effectively learn and assess that learning - from project and problem-based learning to social-emotional benefits and portfolio building.
Dramatic play enables students to enhance communication skills, learn key concepts, and develop problem-solving strategies by taking on new roles, acting out real-life experiences, and even dressing up and using imaginative props. In this session, we will discuss the importance of dramatic play for students in the early education classroom. We will also discuss specific, cross-curricular dramatic play activities and suggested literature that you can explore with your students. Join us to learn strategies for setting up your classroom environment to create a space where dramatic play and creativity can soar!
Are you looking to incorporate center rotations into your classroom? In this session, we will explore the benefits of using centers in your special education class, as well as strategies for getting organized, setting up your centers, and supporting students along the way as they dive into their center activities. We will discuss the importance of creating a schedule for center rotations as well as making sure that your centers are created to set your students up for success in order to meet their learning goals. We will also explore specific center activity ideas for you to try out with your students!
As educators, we know the importance of building a positive classroom community. A major part of bringing this practice to life is teaching our students the importance of kindness and treating one another with respect. In this session, we will review the value of creating a culture of kindness at an early age. We will dive into strategies, best practices, and activity ideas to get your students motivated to connect with one another in meaningful ways. We will also explore relevant children’s literature to spark powerful conversations about kindness both in and out of the classroom. Join us for some tips and tricks for fostering a culture of kindness!
Are your students cheating on math problems by using apps like PhotoMath, Mathway, or other websites on their phones? This can be frustrating since it may be hard to determine what students actually know versus what they were able to solve with the assistance of their phones. Alice Keeler, math teacher and EdTech expert, will share with you the unique ways to use the tool, Graspable Math, to help students to develop procedural fluency. Make Graspable Math a part of your math classroom!
Are you looking for unique ways to help reinforce positive behaviors in your students? In this course, we’ll take a look at a variety of different interactive apps that can help with classroom management. From token economies to badges and messages, you’ll learn a lot of great tools to put in your classroom toolkit.
Note, this course was previously aired but because of its popularity we are running a recording of this session live at this time. The presenter will not be able to address your questions, but our Professional Development team members will be in the chat box to answer any questions you have. This session can also be found in our Course Library by searching the same title.
Ready to take Jamboard to the next level? In today's session, learn how you can use Jamboard to create collaborative learning spaces for students to work together on group projects and other class activities. We'll go over collaboration and sharing settings, best practices, and fun ideas for the classroom. Get ready to see student engagement soar!
Who doesn’t love a good emoji? You may already be using emojis in some way in your classroom, but did you know that these little characters can be a great visual cue for students as they work through assignments? Join us as we share suggestions for incorporating emojis into your pre-existing assignments and explore how these fun characters can even help you to manage classroom routines!
In Session 6 of our Google Educator Advanced Micro-credential, we will explore how you can take your Google Classroom to the next level. We will dive into how you can use Google Classroom, along with Google Calendar, as a tool to keep your students (and their guardians) up to date on what's happening in your classroom!