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July 4, 2017

Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute Just Uploaded A Video

From the inbox late last week.

Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute has uploaded MVLRI Webinar: Attitudes and Achievement in K-12 Blended Settings
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July 2, 2017

Dive into Summer PD!

Interestingly, I did not receive the regular “Worth a Read” feature this week.  So from Friday’s inbox… - Free edWebinars for Every Educator
Dive into Summer PD

Professional learning doesn’t have to end with the school year! Summer is a great time to explore the world of free edWebinars – live or on-demand. Earn a CE certificate for attending or viewing the recordings.
Now, in addition to the great live edWebinars that we’ll be hosting all summer, edWeb members have more ways than ever to find and watch past edWebinars.

Check out the edWebinar calendar to see what’s coming up

July and August are filled with professional learning opportunities for educators across the curriculum and of every grade.

Teachers, administrators, counselors, librarians…there are edWebinars coming up for all of you.

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Summer’s a great time to catch up on edWebinars you missed. Browse and search by keyword, topic, community, or air date.

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June 28, 2017

Webinar: 6/28 at 2pm EDT – Attitudes & Achievement in a Self-paced Blended Setting

Note this session later today…

New webinar session and research opportunities!
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This session will present findings from a study investigating the relationship between students’ achievement and their attitudes in a self-paced blended mathematics course.

Dr. Phoebe Balentyne, Northern Illinois University

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The Learning Accelerator is piloting a one-year fellowship and is seeking a diverse cohort of individuals who will be conducting research that advances TLA’s measurement agenda for blended learning. Through these fellowships, TLA seeks to catalyze the measurement ecosystem to work together towards the mutual goal of all students receiving an outstanding education, enabling them to reach their full potential. Applications are being accepted from now until August 31, 2017. More information can be found at the TLA website.
The final installment in our series examining K-12 online credit recovery programs in Michigan features a podcast interview with Cindy Swem at Buchanan High School in Buchanan, Michigan. You can read the blog post and stream the podcast episode with our interview to learn more about their program!
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June 21, 2017

What’s New With ERIC? Find Out At ALA Annual And On Our Webinar!

From Monday’s inbox…

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What’s New with ERIC? Find out at ALA Annual and on our Webinar!

ERIClogoCurious about what’s new with ERIC? There are two opportunities to find out this month!

For an in-person update, join us at the American Library Association’s (ALA)
Annual Meeting
in Chicago. We are presenting on Sunday, June 25 at 4:30 p.m.
in McCormick Place, room W176b. If you can’t
make the ALA presentation, sign up for
a webinar presentation on June 29, at 2 p.m. (ET).

These presentations will provide a summary of recent accomplishments and discuss current and planned work for the coming year. You will find out how ERIC and IES are committed to making our online resources more integrated and easier to use for the benefit of our stakeholders.

Specifically, you will hear about:

• ERIC’s newly added content, recent sources, and collection usage;

• Major accomplishments of 2017; and

• Current work and planned activities for 2018.

Come to our ALA session or register for the webinar to stay informed about ERIC. If you can’t make either presentation, sign up to be notified when an archived version of the webinar is available online.

The ERIC Update webinar will be held:

Thursday, June 29, 2017
2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT
To register for the webinar and for more information:
Keep up-to-date with ERIC activities by following us on Facebook and Twitter. ERIC is an online library with 1.7 million records of journal articles, reports, and books in the field of education. ERIC is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education.

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 NCES, NCER, NCEE, & NCSER to 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 or call 1-877-433-7827 (877-4-EDPUBS).

June 17, 2017

Coming Up | 4 New edWebinars + Meet Us At ISTE!

From yesterday’s inbox… - Free edWebinars for Every Educator

Meet the Webinators at ISTE

Starring in an ISTE Poster Session

Michelle Luhtala,
Library Department Chair, New Canaan High School
Shannon Holden, Assistant Principal, Republic Middle School
Rachel Langenhorst, Tech Integrationist, Rock Valley Community School District
Monday, June 26th | 11am – 1pm
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Free edWebinars with CE Certificates

Connect with experts and colleagues for personalized professional learning that is informative and fun. Share ideas, practices, and additional resources with fellow attendees in live chat. Earn a CE certificate for attending or viewing the recording.
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Billy Spicer
Assessing Literacy Growth with the 4 M Framework
Monday, Jun. 19 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Billy Spicer, Instructional Coach, Lake Zurich Community Unit School District 95 in Illinois

Keith Pentz
Purposeful Engagements: Supporting Young Learners with Meaningful Interactions
Wednesday, Jun. 21 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Keith L. Pentz, National Early Childhood Specialist, Kaplan Early Learning Company

Michelle Luhtala
Virtual Library Program Development
Wednesday, Jun. 21 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, New Canaan High School, CT

The Next Generation of Differentiation:
The Path to More Powerful Personalization
Thursday, Jun. 22 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Madeline Ahearn, Curriculum Administrator, Eugene School District 4J in Oregon

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