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.

How Games Can Be a Centerpiece for Student-Driven Learning

Organization: edWeb.net
Date: May 25, 2017
Time: 4:00 - 5:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar
Description: If—for the most part—phonics workbooks were abandoned in favor of whole-language approaches to reading, why are educational games still honing in on single concepts? Educational technology is often viewed as a tool to support learning, not the focal point of instruction. But games can be different. Games can be the centerpiece of a classroom. Much like studying a novel or analyzing a film, the systems in games can drive instruction around and about it.
In this edWebinar, Matthew Farber, Ed.D., social studies teacher and game-based learning author; and Steve Isaacs, video game design and development teacher, will discuss how games can create a shared experience for students, much like a field trip. In their game-based learning classrooms, students study games and then have an opportunity to mod (modify, change) as well as to design their own. In this session, Matthew and Steve will: Review concrete examples of games across the curriculum, from humanities to STEM; Share free game-design tools and assessment strategies; and Highlight student choice and voice. Learn more

How do I Develop a Storyline for a Unit?

Organization: National Science Teachers Association
Date: July 12, 2017
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar
Description: Successful units feature a coherent storyline where each lesson builds on those that come before it and foster questions that lead into the next lesson. In this web seminar, we will show you examples of coherent storylines and provide guidance on how you can develop your own. Learn more