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Digital Learning for Credit Recovery in Idaho and Beyond

Organization: Education Northwest/REL Northwest
Date: August 20, 2014
Time: 12:30-1:45 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: Online programs and courses have been hailed as a viable learning solution to many issues facing schools, including credit recovery. This free webinar will discuss key strategies in building a successful online program and curriculum to meet the needs of at-risk students and those who need credit recovery for graduation. Topics include: National trends for online program design, course functionality, course structure, and teacher support; How one program, the Idaho Digital Learning Academy, meets the specific learning needs of students through modifications to online programs, trainings for local mentors and online teachers, adjustments to course design, and working with districts to implement blended programs. Learn more

The Essence of Formative Assessment: Creating a Common Understanding of the Formative Assessment Process (Part One of a Three-Part Series)

Organization: REL Central
Date: August 27, 2014
Time: 5:00-6:30 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: REL Central will host a webinar in which Susan Brookhart defines formative assessment as a process used by educators to identify learning targets, check for understanding, facilitate student involvement, analyze evidence, and provide and use feedback. Participants will view and reflect on examples of research-based formative assessment strategies as used in classroom practice. Learn more

21st Century Professional Learning: Leading the Way and Making a Difference

Organization: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Date: August 27, 2014
Time: 3:00-4:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: Collaboration between teachers and leaders is fundamental to 21st century professional learning. In this webinar, we will discuss blended professional learning strategies to meet the unique needs of districts, schools, administrators, and teachers. This interactive session will ask you to reflect and discuss your current professional learning practices and policies. Participants will examine the following questions: What is the leader’s role in building capacity for sustaining instructional changes through professional learning? How do we focus professional learning to help ensure that it is results-based and aligned with district and school improvement efforts? How do we design 21st century professional learning experiences that positively affect adults and students? Learn more

Personalizing Math Through Technology and Differentiated Instruction

Organization: Education Week
Date: August 27, 2014
Time: 2:00-3:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: Facing more rigorous math standards and expectations, schools are exploring new avenues to engage students in numeracy and address diverse learning needs. Silvestre Arcos, an award-winning math instructional leader, has found that resourceful use of technology can help teachers personalize instruction so that “students at every level can make tremendous gains.” In this webinar, Arcos will discuss his efforts to align math instruction with students’ learning needs and offer ways that schools and districts can support and scale up personalized-learning projects. Learn more

The Beat of the Brain: Using Music in Every Middle Level Classroom

Organization: Association for Middle Level Education
Date: August 27, 2014
Time: 3:00-4:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: Join AMLE and Monte Selby as we explore how to use music to effectively engage and motivate students in our classrooms. If you are looking for a great blend of cognitive info, arts-based learning, and awesome strategies for the middle level, this is the webinar for you! Learn more

Science Education and Teacher Effectiveness: Implications of the Next Generation Science Standards

Organization: REL Mid-Atlantic
Date: September 4, 2014
Time: 3:00-5:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: In this webinar, we’ll be exploring how these new standards provide an instructional framework to support professional growth and inform teacher evaluation systems for science instruction. Participants will examine how the NGSS can promote effective teaching practices across districts and states, as well as the implications for science curriculum materials, professional development, and assessment. Chris Wilson and Jody Bintz, science educators at BSCS, will lead the discussion and encourage participants to compare and discuss their districts’ and/or states’ current implementation status, expectations for effective teaching under NGSS, ways teachers are evaluated under the new standards, and the tools and professional development provided in relation to the NGSS. The presenters will draw on research conducted by their organization in examining effective professional development, alignment of science curriculum materials with the NGSS, and challenges in measuring student achievement against the new standards. Learn more

Middle Level Essentials for New Teachers: Starting the Year Strong!

Organization: Association for Middle Level Education
Date: September 9, 2014
Time: 3:00-4:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: Join AMLE and Sharon Faber as we look at the essential ingredients for a strong start to the school year. Get practical strategies that will get you and your students started on the right foot! Learn more

A Close Encounter, Through the Writers’ Eyes, of the New ELA/ELD Framework

Organization: Schools Moving Up
Date: September 17, 2014
Time: 3:30-5:30 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: The lead writers of the new ELA/ELD Framework will share important understandings included in the new framework. Educators will gain information on the instructional strategies that support the goals of the Common Core State Standards and the English Language Development Standards. Learn more

Effective Teaching in Early Childhood Education

Organization: Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic
Date: September 18, 2014
Time: 3:00-5:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: Effective teaching in early childhood has been linked with positive long-term student outcomes. The webinar will focus on the importance of early childhood education and the critical role early childhood teachers play in supporting student success.

The goals of this webinar are to explore evidence-based practices that support children’s transition to preschool and kindergarten programs, including practices that support young children with disabilities; to discuss how early childhood professional development systems can support the use of evidence-based practices by teachers; and to learn how high-quality teacher practices in early learning experiences can translate into long-term academic benefits. Learn more

Meeting Students' Needs Through Increased Learning Time

Organization: REL Appalachia
Date: September 18, 2014
Time: 2:30-4:30 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: Join REL Appalachia for a webinar on the evidence supporting increased learning time programs, and hear from educators about putting the programs into practice. Learn about: The REL Appalachia report, The Effects of Increased Learning Time on Students' Academic and Non-Academic Outcomes.
Resources to tailor ILT programming to the needs of specific students; How to use the IES Practice Guide, Structuring Out-of-School Time to Improve Academic Achievement; Lessons learned in implementing ILT programs from The National Center on Time & Learning and the Virginia Partnership for Out-of-School Time (VPOST). Learn more

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