Aug 6, 2012

August Webinars

Learn more about some of our favorite digital tools through these free webinars! Click the links for more information and to register. In most cases, by registering you receive access to the archived session allowing you to listen in on the webinar at your convenience.

  • BrainPOP's Guide to Grant Writing (August 8): Join our own Dr. Kari Stubbs, Vice President of 21st Century Learning, as she guides you through the ins and outs of grant writing. She'll spotlight our excellent funding tools and resources, and offer expertise on how to word and format the best grant possible.
  • BrainPOP and BizWorld (August 15): The BizWorld Foundation offers free programs designed to help teachers impart critical thinking and teamwork skills. Take a look at their project-based programs and the BrainPOP resources that support them. BizWorld programs encourage a fun, hands-on approach to teaching kids in grades 3-8 business skills they’ll use all their lives.
  • Kate Chechak and the First 6 Weeks (August 22): Join this in-depth conversation about best practices for setting up your classroom and preparing students for a positive new year! An expert in classroom management, Kate will share detailed and effective strategies for building a strong foundation for effective learning spaces.
  • Inspired Global Education and Mobility (August 29): Also as part of the Connected Educators Month thread on teacher collaboration, we welcome Lucy Gray, educational consultant, for a webinar full of new ideas about technology-based methods for connecting teachers and students globally.
  • View archived webinars.

Digital Learning Day
  • Thursday PD Webinars (August 23): Practical application and inclusion of technology in the classroom.

Discovery Education

  • Exciting Enhancements to Discovery Education (August 8, 9, 15, 16; September 5, 6, 12, 13): Join us and find out how Discovery Education is going mobile, social, and adding even more functionality for you and your students. In this webinar, we will also model strategies for exploring your favorite content, as well as the newest features and resources available through Discovery Education.
  • Engaging Students with Discovery Education (August 22, 23; September 19, 20): Put the power of learning at your students fingertips through Discovery Education’s Student Center. With unique logins students can browse grade-specific content and access personalized assignments anywhere they have internet access. In this webinar we will demonstrate new ways teachers can deliver resources to motivate students, engage higher order thinking, and achieve curriculum learning goals with the support of the Classroom Manager.

Education Week
  • Managing the Print-to-Digital Transition (August 21): Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Education and the Federal Communications Commission announced a blueprint to get all schools using digital textbooks in five years. While not mandated, the initiative encouraged schools to make the switch from print to digital materials based on estimated cost-savings and academic improvement—because print textbooks are expensive and digital content can be more personalized. Our guests will discuss their approaches to using digital content and the benefits, challenges, costs, and savings driving their strategy.
  • E-Learning in the Age of Choice (August 28): Now that many students have the opportunity to take online courses, schools and districts are starting to offer more choices when it comes to providers and accessing virtual education. This webinar will provide useful tips for school administrators and K-12 policymakers on how to navigate this choice-filled world of virtual options.
  • Creating Learning Connections: Effective Use of Social Media in the Classroom (August 29): Social-media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and blogs have transformed communication in our era, and many educators believe they can help deepen and bring new relevancy to student learning in the 21st century. But how are they best integrated with curriculum and instruction? How can teachers use them to create meaningful lessons as opposed to gimmicky diversions? What does a "socially networked classroom" (and school) really look like? In this webinar, two experts on the use of digital technology in instruction will answers these questions and offer practical tips using social media to create thriving collaborative-learning environments.
  • Listen to archived webinars and download the powerpoint presentations.