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December 13, 2018

iNACOL Webinar | 1/9: Moving Toward Mastery: Growing, Developing And Sustaining Educators For Competency-Based Education

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Moving Toward Mastery: Growing, Developing and Sustaining Educators for Competency-Based Education

Wednesday, January 9, 2019
2-3 p.m. ET (register)

On Wednesday, January 9, 2019, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET, iNACOL (@nacol) will host a webinar to explore details of the report Moving Toward Mastery: Growing, Developing and Sustaining Educators for Competency-Based Education. 

Moving Toward Mastery: Growing, Developing and Sustaining Educators for Competency-Based Education written by Katherine Casey re-envisions professional practice, learning and development for educators in competency-based education.

As school districts transition to new, more powerful student-centered learning models, it’s critical that educators leading the transformative practice are equipped for their new roles. Moving Toward Mastery describes a teaching profession that is equity-oriented, learning-centered and lifelong; it recommends 15 strategies that can help school districts successfully make this paradigm shift.

Building off examples of effective teaching, professional development and practice across the nation, the new report explores how communities can work together to prompt and sustain complex systems change of moving both students and teachers from a one-size-fits-all approach to education to one in which all students and all teachers can succeed.

Join this webinar for a conversation around rethinking the educator workforce.

Webinar Title: Moving Toward Mastery: Growing, Developing and Sustaining Educators for Competency-Based Education

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December 9, 2018

Coming Up | 9 new edWebinars for educators

Note these up-coming webinars this week.

edWeb.net - edWebinars for Every Educator

Brave Your Fear Cloud Computing Product Efficacy Studies Think Like an Engineer

edWebinars provide free up-to-the minute learning. Register for an upcoming live edWebinar or watch on demand. Join edWeb to connect with educators who are passionate about teaching and learning!

edWeb Guide for Personalized Professional Development
New! A Guide for Free Personalized Professional Learning

Download edWeb’s new guide, based on research and practice, for new models, inspiration, and ideas for personalized professional learning. Make your professional learning more relevant, convenient, and fun! Read more and download the guide.

Free edWebinars with CE Certificates

Crista Samaras
Katie Carroll

Brave Your Fear: Helping Women and Girls to Face Fears and Take Action
Monday, Dec. 10 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Crista Samaras, Founder and CEO, Brave Enterprises; and Katie Carroll, MPH, Research Analyst, Brave Enterprises

Zachary Wissner-Gross, PhD
Drew Corley, PhD

The Great Debate: Fractions vs. Decimals
Monday, Dec. 10 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Zach Wissner-Gross, PhD, Product Lead, Amplify Education; and Drew Corley, PhD, Senior Learning Scientist, Amplify Education

Doug Brubaker
Hank Thiele
Frankie Jackson

Cloud Computing: Taking Advantage of the Latest Technologies
Monday, Dec. 10 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Dr. Doug Brubaker, Superintendent, Fort Smith Public Schools, AR; Dr. Hank Thiele, Superintendent, Community HS District 99, IL; and Frankie Jackson, Chief Technology Officer and Assistant Superintendent, Cypress Fairbanks ISD, TX

Denis Newman
Kylene Shen

Building a Collaborative Culture for Product Efficacy Studies
Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Dr. Denis Newman, CEO, Evidentally, Inc.; and Kylene Shen, VP of Marketing, Evidentally, Inc.
Visit Inside K12

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Shaping the Future of Education Research:
Digital Promise’s Challenge Map
Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Babe Liberman, M.Ed., Research Project Manager, Digital Promise

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Students Leverage Technology Tools and Makerspaces to Personalize Instruction
Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Grace Borst, Innovation Specialist, St. Albans City School, VT with St. Albans City School students: Mackenzie Smith, Annabelle Peak, Elliot DesLauriers, Duffy Smith, Amelia Pinkham, and Alexis LaFreniere
Hosted by Christine Fox, Deputy Executive Director, SETDA

Carol Mueller

Think Like an Engineer
Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Carol Mueller, Educational Consultant

Katherine Antall

Autism, Sexual Health, and Today’s Sexual Culture
Thursday, Dec. 13 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Katherine Antall, MS, Human Sexuality Specialist, Behavioral Health Department, Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities (CCBDD)

Carol Garboden Murray

Sign Language, Songs and Felt Stories:
Literacy Learning in Early Childhood
Monday, Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Carol Garboden Murray, MSEd, Author of Simple Signing with Young Children

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December 8, 2018

New WWC Webinar: How Administrators Can Communicate the Need for Evidence-Based Decision Making

Note this webinar next week.

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New WWC Webinar: How Administrators Can Communicate the Need for Evidence-Based Decision Making

On December 12, 2018 the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) will host a free webinar on how What Works Clearinghouse resources can support use of high-quality research evidence in decision making.

The webinar will cover the following topics:

  • The need for high quality research that has been vetted by experts;
  • An overview of the WWC resources and how different WWC evidence levels are designated;
  • Strategies that administrators can use to effectively identify and select relevant sources within the WWC; and
  • Recommendations for sharing relevant research and additional WWC resources with teachers and other staff in easily understandable ways.

This webinar is intended for district-level administrators, school principals, other school level-administrators, and other practitioners who want to learn more about evidence-based decision making.

December 12, 2018
2:00–3:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Register here

If you cannot attend the live event, please register at the following link to be notified when a recording of the webinar is available online:

https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/multimedia/44

The Institute of Education Sciences, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the nation’s leading source for rigorous, independent education research, evaluation and statistics.
By visiting Newsflash you may also sign up to receive information from IES and its four Centers NCESNCERNCEE, & NCSERto stay abreast of all activities within the Institute of Education Sciences (IES).

To obtain hard copy of many IES products as well as hard copy and electronic versions of hundreds of other U.S. Department of Education products please visit http://www.edpubs.org or call 1-877-433-7827 (877-4-EDPUBS).

December 2, 2018

Coming Up | 14 New edWebinars For Educators

Note the webinars coming up this week.

edWeb.net - edWebinars for Every Educator

Misconceptions About Student Literacy Fact vs. Fiction How an Entrepreneurial Mindset Transforms Students Strengthening Parent-Teacher Partnerships

edWebinars are free and fun. Register for an upcoming live edWebinar or watch on demand. Join edWeb to connect with colleagues around the world who are passionate about teaching and learning!

edWeb Guide for Personalized Professional Development
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Darri Stephens
Brisa Ayub

Your Complete Guide to the Hour of Code
Monday, Dec. 3 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Darri Stephens, Director, Community Marketing, Wonder Workshop; and Brisa Ayub, Senior Marketing Programs Manager, Wonder Workshop

Gene Kerns

Misconceptions About Student Literacy:
Why Growth Flatlines and What to Do About It
Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Gene Kerns, Ed.D., Chief Academic Officer, Renaissance
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Sharon Plante

Using Education Technology to Support and Enhance Small Group Reading Instruction
Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Sharon Plante, Director of Technology, The Southport School, Southport, CT

Jennifer LaGarde
Darren Hudgins

Fact vs. Fiction: Teaching Critical Thinking Skills in the Age of Fake News
Thursday, Dec. 6 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Jennifer LaGarde, Author and Consultant; and Darren Hudgins, CEO, Think | Do | Thrive

Janet Pinto
Jason Fille
Renate Matthews
Mik Love

How an Entrepreneurial Mindset Transforms Students
Thursday, Dec. 6 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Janet Pinto, CAO, CMO, Curriki; Jason Filie, Manager, Stakeholder Relations, Youth Entrepreneurs; Renate Matthews, Business Teacher, Cornerstone Health + Technology High School, MI; and Mik Love, Training and Curriculum Specialist, Youth Entrepreneurs

Windy Lopez-Aflito Medha Tare

Strengthening Parent-Teacher Partnerships:
Meeting Parents Where They Are
Thursday, Dec. 6 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Windy Lopez-Aflitto, Vice President of Content and Partnerships, Learning Heroes; and Medha Tare, Senior Research Scientist, Learner Variability Project, Digital Promise

Coming up Next

Brave Your Fear: Helping Women and Girls to Face Fears and Take Action
Monday, Dec. 10 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Crista Samaras, Founder and CEO, Brave Enterprises; and Katie Carroll, MPH, Research Analyst, Brave Enterprises

The Great Debate: Fractions vs. Decimals
Monday, Dec. 10 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Zach Wissner-Gross, PhD, Product Lead, Amplify Education; and Drew Corley, PhD, Senior Learning Scientist, Amplify Education

Cloud Computing: Taking Advantage of the Latest Technologies
Monday, Dec. 10 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Dr. Doug Brubaker, Superintendent, Fort Smith Public Schools, AR; Dr. Hank Thiele, Superintendent, Community HS District 99, IL; and Frankie Jackson, Chief Technology Officer and Assistant Superintendent, Cypress Fairbanks ISD, TX

Building a Collaborative Culture for Product Efficacy Studies
Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Dr. Denis Newman, CEO, Evidentally, Inc.; and Kylene Shen, VP of Marketing, Evidentally, Inc.
Visit Inside K12

Shaping the Future of Education Research:
Digital Promise’s Challenge Map
Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Babe Liberman, M.Ed., Research Project Manager, Digital Promise

Students Leverage Technology Tools and Makerspaces to Personalize Instruction
Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Grace Borst, Innovation Specialist, St. Albans City School, VT with St. Albans City School students: Mackenzie Smith, Annabelle Peak, Elliot DesLauriers, Duffy Smith, Amelia Pinkham, and Alexis LaFreniere
Hosted by Christine Fox, Deputy Executive Director, SETDA

Think Like an Engineer
Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Carol Mueller, Educational Consultant

Autism, Sexual Health, and Today’s Sexual Culture
Thursday, Dec. 13 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Katherine Antall, MS, Human Sexuality Specialist, Behavioral Health Department, Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities (CCBDD)

Visit our State Requirements map.

View the map

edWeb.net

edWeb.net is a free professional learning network that encourages educators to connect and collaborate

to improve teaching and learning – anytime, anywhere.

STAY CONNECTED

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November 30, 2018

Michael, Are Your Courses Accessible?

Note this up-coming webinar.

It’s Time to Meet the Needs
of ALL Learners

female wearing headset smiling while looking at laptop screenYou know accessibility matters. But knowing and doing are two different things. According to The Quad article, “9 Things Students with Disabilities Should Know About Online College,” many institutions are not prepared to meet the growing number of learners with accessibility needs. This is evidenced by the fact that learners with disabilities are much more likely to drop out of school than other students.

It’s time to change that. Start by joining fellow educators for QM Live! 2018 Winter Institute — December 11 – 13 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Eastern. In this series of three highly interactive web-conferencing workshops, you will gain the skills, tools and best practices you need to make Word documents, PDFs and videos accessible.

“With more than 1 billion people worldwide living with some form of disability it is our duty, as educators, instructional designers, and administrators, to ensure that those who desire an education can receive one.”
— Dr. C.J. Bracken, QM Live! Facilitator and Assistant Coordinator of Distance Learning at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College

Start making your courses accessible. Register today for just one workshop or sign up for all three workshops for just $250 ($325 for non-members).

Need more accessibility help? If you are a QM member, check out the new Accessibility and Usability Resource Site (AURS). The site — built by QM members for members — is your go-to resource for addressing key accessibility and usability concerns. Register for the site by logging into MyQM and selecting “Workshop – Register” in the side navigation.
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