MAGNET-RELATED Webinars

To help you take advantage of online opportunities to build your professional knowledge, the MSAP Center offers this list of webinars. To learn more, click on the link at the end of a description to go to the sponsoring organization’s website.

Making Sense of Personalized Learning: What It Looks Like and How it Helps Students

Organization: American Youth Policy Forum
Date: September 19, 2017
Time: 2:00-3:15 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: In this webinar, leading national experts will make practical sense of common personalized learning approaches, providing examples of what they look like in practice, conditions for implementation, and how they can be used to promote specific aspects of college and career readiness. Participants will learn how to practically describe personalized learning approaches using accessible language and  how to connect personalized learning approaches with specific goals for student learning and outcomes over time. In addition, this webinar will share policy opportunities that state leaders can promote local use of personalized learning approaches. Learn More

Using Questioning Strategies to Support Struggling Math Students

Organization: Institute of Education Science
Date: September 20, 2017
Time: 1:00–2:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar
Description: This webinar is designed to address the regional high-leverage need of improving mathematics outcomes in the middle grades by introducing the practice guide Assisting Students Struggling with Mathematics: Response to Intervention for Elementary and Middle Schools. The webinar will potentially increase educators understanding of research-based strategies that will in turn increase the readiness of middle school students for Algebra I. Learn More

Revitalizing Elementary Science through 3-D InterAgtion

Organization: National Science Teachers Association
Date: September 20, 2017
Time: 6:30–8:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar
Description: An InterAgtion contextualizes the concepts of lifecycles, heredity, weather, ecosystems, and microorganisms within the real-world setting of growing plants, raising chickens, farming and gardening, examining bees, and exploring nutrition (farm to fork)! Teachers and InterAgtion Specialists will share classroom-ready resources and their experiences with three-dimensional learning and cross-disciplinary approaches for science, reading, mathematics, and social studies. Learn More

How Research Can (and Should) Inform Response to Intervention

Organization: edWeb.net
Date: September 20, 2017
Time: 4:00–5:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar
Description: Join Maya Gat, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Branching Minds; and Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer, Digital Promise in this edWebinar to explore how learning science research can help us better support all learners and how RTI/MTSS can be guided by what we know about learners. First, we will explore Digital Promise Global’s Learner Positioning Systems™ (LPS), a free web app steeped in learning science research to help educators understand how learners vary. Then we will discuss how an online platform, Branching Minds, streamlines and coordinates the implementation of RTI/MTSS, while most importantly using learning science research to personalize intervention to meet individual students’ needs. Learn More

Smithsonian Science How: Text Chat with Linguist Gabriela Pérez Báez about Her Job Studying Language Diversity

Organization: Smithsonian Museum of Natural History
Date: September 21, 2017
Time: 11:00–11:30 PM & 2:00–2:30 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar
Description: Chat with Dr. Gabriela Pérez Báez about her job as the Curator of Linguistics at the National Museum of Natural History. Learn about the world's incredible diversity of languages and the wealth of knowledge and information they hold. Learn More Learn More

"Chemistry Rocks!" - Resources for National Chemistry Week, the Classroom, and Beyond

Organization: National Science Teachers Association
Date: September 21, 2017
Time: 6:30–8:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar
Description: Rocks and minerals are scattered throughout your everyday life—from granite countertops to abrasives in toothpaste to the small chunk of road that just bounced off your windshield. This web seminar will show you easy places to integrate geology and its chemistry into your teaching, along with resources for this year's celebration of National Chemistry Week (NCW) with its theme of “Chemistry Rocks!” NCW is an annual event that highlights the importance of chemistry in everyday life. For 2017, NCW is scheduled from October 22 to 28. Learn More

Assess Students’ Impromptu Speaking Skills with a Free App

Organization: edWeb.net
Date: September 26, 2017
Time: 5:00–6:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar
Description: Join educational technology adopter Shannon Holden as he shows teachers how to assess students with Recap – a free platform that records student answers to teacher questions through recorded video messages. Recap is great for educators looking for innovative ways to use iPads and Chromebooks. Learn More

3 Cool Tools to Amp Up Collaboration

Organization: Ok2Ask
Date: September 26, 2017
Time: 7:00–8:30 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar
Description: Explore three online tools for collaboration with peers and students. Discover the differences between collaboration and group work. Discuss and learn ways to foster collaboration in the classroom. Share with peers the positives of collaboration and strategies for encouraging participants when faced with difficulties. Begin to develop a collaborative activity for your individual needs. Learn More

Fostering Accountability: Media Literacy in the Classroom

Organization: Ok2Ask
Date: October 3, 2017
Time: 7:00–8:30 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar
Description: As digital media increasingly replaces traditional media, students must have the skills to think critically about these new types of texts.  Media literacy – the ability to skillfully read and write in a wide range of message forms – allows students to identify themes and issues emerging from popular culture. Media literacy standards have been incorporated across content areas and grade levels in all 50 states. Join us to learn more about this information age survival skill and how to prepare lessons in time for media literacy week. This session is for teachers at ALL technology comfort levels. Learn More

The Science of Modern Agriculture: GMOs - a Discussion in the Media, the Classroom, and at the Dinner Table 

Organization: National Science Teachers Association
Date: October 4, 2017
Time: 6:30–8:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar
Description: Genetic modification goes by many names: Genetic Engineering, GMOs, Biotechnology, and Recombinant DNA. Though similar techniques have been used to save lives in the pharmaceutical industry (insulin) and to produce delicious cheeses (rennin), when it comes to crops, the technology comes with great controversy. Learn More
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