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October 15, 2014

New Webinars | Lead Tomorrow’s Schools Today, Build Capacity for Innovation & Change, Make Time to Lead and Learn as a Principal

Another item from edWeb on Tuesday…

 

New Webinars for School Leaders. View as Webpage

 

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Co-hosted by NAESP and NASSP

Dr. Robert Dillon serves the students and community of the Affton School District as Director of Technology and Innovation. Prior to this position, he served as a teacher and administrator in public schools throughout the Saint Louis area. Dr. Dillon has a passion to change the educational landscape by building excellent engaging schools for all students. Dr. Dillon has had the opportunity to speak throughout the country at local, state, and national conferences as well as share his thoughts and ideas in a variety of publications.

Webinar host Eric Sheninger is a Senior Fellow and Thought Leader on Digital Leadership with the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE) and Scholastic Achievement Partners (SAP). Prior to this he was the award-winning Principal at New Milford High School. TIME Magazine also identified Eric’s Twitter Feed as one of the 140 best in 2014. He now presents and speaks nationally to assist other school leaders embrace and effectively utilize technology.
Free Webinars

Engage, Empower, Energize:

Leading Tomorrow’s Schools Today

Presented by Dr. Robert Dillon, Director of Technology and Innovation, Affton School District

Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 3pm ET

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Engaging students in their learning is more difficult than ever. With a flood of information available for children 24 hours a day, how do we make learning at school a compelling piece of their day? Students have opportunities to learn throughout television, technology, and their community in greater ways than any prior generation. For schools, this means that business as usual and change at its current pace won’t allow for excellence. In our community’s next webinar, Dr. Robert Dillon will outline a number of ways for schools to build deep learning and high engagement into every lesson, every unit, every day. We will look closely at how providing choice, voice, and authentic audience, combined with high quality instructional strategies, quality technology integration, education for sustainability, and purposeful empathy-building can bring schools results. Robert will share resources, ideas, and connections that can change learning in your school tomorrow and a year from tomorrow. Join him on October 21st for strategies and inspiration to engage, empower, and energize your school!

Coming Later This Fall

How the Connection Makes the Learning:

Building Capacity for Innovation & Change

Presented by Spike C. Cook, Ed.D., principal at RM Bacon Elementary School in Millville, NJ

Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 4pm ET

Short on Time:

Making Time to Lead and Learn as a Principal

Presented by Bill Sterrett, Educational leadership professor and coordinator at the University of North Carolina Wilmington

Monday, Dec. 8 at 4pm ET

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A Free Professional Learning Community
 
Leadership 3.0:
Essential Skills for Innovative Principals

Leadership 3.0 is a professional learning community that will help school principals use Web 2.0 tools be innovative leaders, help teachers grow professionally, improve student learning, and improve communications with all stakeholders.

As a member of the community you’ll receive…
  • Invitations to free webinars and live chats.
  • A CE certificate for attending/viewing our webinars.
  • Access to all of the recorded webinars, presentations, resources, and online discussions.

Leadership 3.0 is a place where you can post questions, start discussions, and get feedback from other principals on the issues and challenges you face in adopting these 21st century technology tools.

Many thanks to our sponsor and partners
CLASSFLOW NAESP NASSP
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New Webinars | Fruit Trees in the School Garden, Square-Foot Gardening

From Tuesday’s inbox…

 

Webinars on growing school gardens. View as a webpage.

 

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Leo Buc is the Director of Common Vision, and a co-founder of the California School Orchard Project. He has planned and overseen every aspect of the planting and maintenance of fruit tree orchards at 165 schools in California.

Matthew Doris graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in 1980. After working in various restaurants he took a position in the Southampton Hospitals dietary department and eventually became the Food Service Director. He is the current Food Service Director & Chef, Tuckahoe Common School District in Southampton, NY.
Free Webinar

Fruit Trees in the School Garden

Presented by Leo Buc, Director of Common Vision

Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 4pm ET
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What in the garden could possibly be more exciting to students than a tree-ripened nectarine? Fruit trees and orchard-culture bring stability and productivity to the garden, all in a high yielding and low maintenance package. In our community’s next webinar, Leo Buc, Director of Common Vision, will discuss best practices for growing fresh fruit in school gardens. We’ll focus on every step of the process for new plantings as well as for rehabbing existing trees.

This interactive session will explore:

  • Site and stock selection
  • Proper Planting Methods
  • Irrigation, pruning, and fertilization
  • Pests and disease prevention
  • Curriculum in the orchard

Join Leo on October 21st for a great 101 lesson on fruit trees in the garden!

Coming in November

Square-Foot Gardening & Bigger Beds

Maximizing Your School Garden Space

Presented by Matthew Doris, Food Service Director & Chef, Tuckahoe Common School District, Southampton, NY

Monday, Nov. 17th at 4pm ET
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A Free Professional Learning Community

Growing School Gardens

School gardens are a growing initiative to help children understand where their food comes from and how their food choices impact their bodies, the environment, and their communities at large.

A school garden can have an impact on the entire life and educational program of school and the surrounding community. Gardening activities can be incorporated into nearly every curriculum subject to enhance the appreciation of the natural world, and to provide hands-on learning activities for students.

As a member of the community, you’ll receive…

  • Invitations to free webinars and live chats.
  • A CE certificate for attending/viewing our webinars.
  • Access to all of the recorded webinars, presentations, resources, and online discussions.

This online learning community is a place for educators, gardeners, parents, and community volunteers to come together to share information and resources on how to start and maintain a school garden, and integrate it into the curriculum and the life of a school.

Thank you to our sponsor and co-hosts
Scotties - Trees Rock
The Edible Schoolyard Project
Life Lab National Farm to School Network
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Contact us to learn more: 800-575-6015 | info@edweb.net | www.edweb.net

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October 12, 2014

New Webinars | Formative Assessment, OER, Making Connections, Pitching the Library

Also from Friday’s inbox…

 

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#1 edWebinar of the Week

Identifying Autism Spectrum Disorder at Any Age: Keeping Students from Slipping Through the Cracks had 837 live attendees!

 

In this webinar from the Amazing Resources for Educators community, presenter Christopher J. Smith, Ph.D., Vice President & Research Director of the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC), described the signs to look for in your students as well as the critical importance of appropriate identification.
Dr. Smith provided information for understanding autism spectrum disorder and Asperger’s disorder (based on the DSM5, the American Psychiatric Association’s current classification and diagnostic tool).  He also shared tips on identifying and screening in schools, what to look for, signs and behaviors, and screening tools for classroom educators and school professionals.
Upcoming Webinars
Sign up for a free webinar hosted by one of our edWeb professional learning communities.  Our PLCs offer free webinars, live chats, and online discussions.  You’ll earn a free CE certificate for attending a live webinar – or watching the recording.

Questioning to Support Formative Assessment

Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Sara Delano Moore, Ph. D., Director of Mathematics and Science at ETA hand2mind
Creative Ways to Create Your Own OER
Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Tyler Dewitt, research scientist, high school teacher, and digital content creator
Making Connections That Matter
Wednesday, Oct. 15 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Steven Anderson, Content and Relationship Evangelist for Promethean
Pitching the Library:
How to Explain What School Librarians Do
Wednesday, Oct. 15 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Michelle Luhtala, Head Librarian, New Canaan High School, CT
View Recent Webinars

To receive a CE certificate for viewing a past webinar, watch the recording and take the CE quiz – available by joining the community.

View Understanding the USAC E-rate Training

Presented by John Harrington, Chief Executive Officer, Funds For Learning

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View Then and Now: Developing Programs of Family and Community Involvement for Student Success

Presented by Joyce L. Epstein, Ph.D., Director of the Center on School, Family, and Community Partnerships at Johns Hopkins University

Join Parent Involvement & Community Engagement in K-12

 

View Coding for Kindergarten: Teaching Creativity and Problem Solving Skills to Early Learners

Presented by Amanda Strawhacker, DevTech Lab Manager and Research Analyst, Tufts University

Join PreK-3 Digital Learning

 

View Ten Educators For New Teachers to Follow on Twitter

Presented by Shannon Holden, Assistant Principal, Republic Middle School, MO

Join New Teacher Help

 

View Identifying Autism Spectrum Disorder at Any Age: Keeping Students from Slipping Through the Cracks

Presented by Christopher J. Smith, Ph.D., Vice President & Research Director of the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC)

Join Amazing Resources

Thank you to all of our partners!
 
edWeb has partnered with many organizations to create free professional learning programs on a variety of topics for educators.
Visit our Partner Page to see who we are working with and what they are saying.
Keep up with the most recent news and offers in our Partner News.

Join a Professional Learning Community

Register for a Webinar
  Visit the new edWeb webinar calendar

Access the edWeb Webinar Archives
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Earn a CE Certificate for Attending or Viewing any edWebinar

October is
National Farm to School Month

October is Connected Educator Month

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October 11, 2014

New Webinar | Level Up Learning

From Thursday’s inbox…

 

New webinar on game-based learning. View as Webpage.

 

edWeb.net - Game-Based Learning Filament Games
Co-hosted by ISTE GSN, ISTE VEN and SIIA.

Dr. Michael Levine is the Executive Director of the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, where he oversees efforts to catalyze and support research, innovation, and investment in educational media technologies for young children. Michael has been a frequent adviser to the U.S. Department of Education, and serves on numerous nonprofit boards. He received his Ph.D. in Social Policy from Brandeis University’s Florence Heller School and his B.S. from Cornell University.



Jordan Shapiro,
author of the MindShift Guide to Games and Learning, writes on education, parenting, and game-based learning for Forbes.com. He teaches in Temple University’s Intellectual Heritage Department where he’s also the Digital Learning Coordinator. He is the parent of two boys and the lead administrator at Project Learn School (an independent cooperative K-8 school in Philadelphia.)
Free Webinar

Presented by Michael H. Levine, Executive Director, Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop and Jordan Shapiro, author, MindShift Guide to Games and Learning

Monday, Oct. 20 at 4pm ET

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Digital games have the potential to transform K-12 education as we know it. But what has been the real experience among teachers who use games in the classroom? And what kind of resources can help prepare teachers who want to implement more games into their curriculum, but need more help making sense of the existing research that’s out there as well as some suggestions for practical use?

In our community’s next webinar webinar, Michael Levine, Executive Director of the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, will share the findings from Level Up Learning: A National Survey of Teaching with Digital Games. The survey was conducted among nearly 700 K-8 teachers, and looks at how often and why they use games in the classroom, as well as issues they encounter in their efforts to implement digital games into their practice.

Michael will be joined by Jordan Shapiro, a frequent contributor to Forbes.com, who will discuss the MindShift Guide to Games and Learning, which offers teachers rich insight and best practices for using digital games in the classroom. The Guide is available free of charge on the MindShift site.

Join Michael and Jordan on October 20th to learn about the latest research on teaching with digital games, and how to use it to level up learning in your classroom. Attendees are encouraged to review the two featured resources before the presentation and bring questions and comments for Michael and Jordan for this interactive session.

A Free Professional Learning Community

Game-Based Learning

This free online collaborative community provides a forum where educators, publishers, and game developers can come together to discuss guidelines and current practices, and most importantly, to share ideas to advance this emerging field.

In our series of free webinars, live chats, and online discussions, you’ll hear from experts and leaders in the field to find out what they are discovering and creating. Our presenters are among the leading innovators, game designers, and researchers working in the field.

As a member of the community, you’ll receive…

  • Invitations to free webinars and live chats.
  • A CE certificate for attending/viewing our webinars.
  • Access to all of the recorded webinars, presentations, resources, and online discussions.
  • Access to the edWeb Learning Games Database, a collaborative compilation of gaming resources and reviews.

Join the Community

Thanks to our sponsor and co-hosts
Filament Games ISTE Games and Simulations Network ISTE VEN SIIA
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October 10, 2014

FREE WEBINARS & EVENTS: NATIONAL DISTANCE LEARNING WEEK (NDLW), NOV. 10-14, 2014

Another item from Wednesday’s inbox…

 

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National Distance Learning Week–November 10-14, 2014

 

 
What will you do for NDLW 2014?

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Purpose:

The purpose of National Distance Learning Week (NDLW) is to generate greater awareness and appreciation for distance learning, including K-12, Higher Education, Corporate and Military, while recognizing leaders and best practices in the field.

 

Goal:

For schools, colleges, and corporations to conduct local events during NDLW to celebrate and promote the field of online learning.

 

When:

November 1014, 2014

 

Who:

Professionals engaged in the day-to-day practice of distance learning (schools, colleges, corporations, military) and individuals and organizations providing products and services being distributed via online, video conferencing and satellite technologies.

 

Sponsors:

 

 

 

 

For more information on NDLW contact USDLA at 1.800.275.5162.

 

 

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About United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)
The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) is a non-profit association formed in 1987 and is located in Boston, Massachusetts. The association reaches 20,000 people globally with sponsors and members operating in and influencing 46% of the $913 billion dollar U.S. education and training market. USDLA promotes the development and application of distance learning for education and training and serves the needs of the distance learning community by providing advocacy, information, networking and opportunity. Distance learning and training constituencies served include pre-k-12 education, higher and continuing education, home schooling as well as business, corporate, military, government and telehealth markets. The USDLA trademarked logo is the recognized worldwide symbol of dedicated professionals committed to the distance learning industry. http://www.usdla.org

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