We offer free, live webinars throughout the school year aimed at helping educators integrate technology effectively in the classroom. This is a great opportunity learn something new, as well as to connect with other teachers from across the country and around the world.
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Connected Educators Month 2014
How To Be a Better Connector: Strategies for Educators, Parents, and Admins
With the tools of our digital age, it is easier than ever to connect youth to engaging and meaningful learning opportunities with like-minded peers and mentors. But there are still challenges to overcome such as equitable access to technology, buy-in from education admins, and privacy/trust concerns. This month, we invite you to learn with us as we work together to surface solutions to these issues. Join us throughout October as we chat with innovative educators, forward-thinking school administrators, and engaged parents about how to better implement & support technology-enhanced practices that make learning relevant for today’s youth.
October 7th- Connected K-6 Educators: Supporting Openly Networked Learning
(8pm EST) What does “Connected Learning” look like with younger learners? What are the benefits of inter-classroom collaboration, and what are some strategies to make ‘breaking down the classroom walls’ a manageable reality? Speakers: Beth Holland, Kristen Wideen, Suzy Brooks, and Ben Schersten.
October 14th- Connected Parents: Encouraging Peer-Supported Learning
(8pm EST) Learning can be more powerful when in tandem with like-minded mentors and peers. What do parents need to know in order to feel secure in supporting online (and offline) peer-supported learning? Speakers: Patrick Larkin
October 21st- Connected Administrators: Fostering Learning That Leads to Opportunities
(8pm EST) Innovative practitioners need to feel it’s ‘safe’ to promote digital media-heavy, production-centered learning. What can learning environment administrators do to better support these efforts? Speakers: Tom Daccord, Jean Tower, Craig Badura
October 28th- Connected Curriculum: Promoting Interest-Powered Learning
(8pm EST) Hear how educational practitioners are successfully adapting the principles and values of Connected Learning into their daily educational practice.
Speakers: Shawn McCusker, Lisa Johnson
Back to School Webinars
In August and September 2014, we hosted educators from around the globe virtually to share and connect. Check out these recordings and resources from the Back to School series:
(7pm EST) Whether you are launching into your first year as a classroom teacher, taking on a new role, or moving to a new school, come get some helpful tech tips to get the year started. Speakers: Tom Daccord, Carl Hooker, Patrick Larkin, Lisa Dabbs, and Douglas Kiang
(7pm EST) The first few weeks of school are the perfect time to bring parents on board with your technology use in the classroom. Come join us as our veteran team of teachers and administrators offer suggestions for talking to parents. Speakers: Beth Holland, Carl Hooker, Patrick Larkin, Lisa Dabbs, and special guest Devorah Heitner.
(4pm EST) Ever wonder how conference organizers choose who presents? While we can't tell you how other conferences make their decisions, we're happy to share our process. If you are interested in presenting at our upcoming events in Boston, San Diego, or Toronto, we'd love to tell you more about how we select presenters and how you can make your presentation as compelling as possible. If you are looking to improve your proposal writing skills, come join us to learn tips and hints for the future. Speakers: Justin Reich and other EdTechTeam members
(8pm EST) After a summer of preparing for iPads in the classroom, the school year has begun. Now what? Come join us as we offer up recommendations for lessons, activities, procedures, and tools to help get the school year started. Speakers: Tanya Avrith, Shawn McCusker, and Lisa Johnson
(8pm EST) Over the summer, a number of features changed – and were updated – within Google Apps for Education. Join us for a tour of these exciting new options and learn how they can enhance teaching and learning this fall. Speakers: Tanya Avrith, Beth Holland, and Greg Kulowiec
(8pm EST) With the recent launch of Google Classroom, it has become significantly easier for teachers to push out and collect assignments from students. Come join us to learn how this new tool can simplify your classroom workflow with any device. Speakers: Greg Kulowiec, Shawn McCusker, Tanya Avrith, and Beth Holland