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.

Social Media Wellness for Young Adolescents

Organization: Association for Middle Level Education
Date: January 17, 2018
Time: 4:00-5:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: Join expert, Ana Homayoun, as we explore social media wellness and how we can help every young adolescent maintain a healthy social media life! Learn More

Smithsonian Science How: Text Chat with Fossil Preparator Michelle Pinsdorf about Her Job Preparing Fossils for Study and Display

Organization: Smithsonian Museum of Natural History
Date: January 18, 2018
Time: 11:00–11:30 PM & 2:00–2:30 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar
Description: Participate in a live text chat with Michelle Pinsdorf to learn about how she carefully preserves fossils to maintain their value far into the future. Learn More

Practical Ways to Teach Social Justice & Critical Literacy in the Middle Grades

Organization: Association for Middle Level Education
Date: January 24, 2018
Time: 4:00-5:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: Join AMLE and middle grades expert, Lina Bell Soares, as we examine how to bring social justice and critical literacy together to help every student in our schools! Learn More

Planning for High-Quality Evaluation of Professional Development

Organization: REL Northeast & Islands
Date: January 25, 2018
Time: 3:00-4:30 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: Many local education agencies lack the capacity to evaluate their own professional development (PD) initiatives. Therefore, districts may be spending resources on PD efforts that are not resulting in desired teacher learning and/or student outcomes.
This three-part training series will build participants’ understanding of how to plan for and execute high-quality program evaluations of educator PD. Learn More

Poison Control and Medicine Safety Education for Middle School Students

Organization: Association for Middle Level Education
Date: February 07, 2018
Time: 4:00-5:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: Drug poisoning is the #1 cause of injury death in the country. With the current national opioid crisis and 10,000 pediatric ER visits for medicine mishaps occurring in the U.S. each year, there is an evident need to instill a healthy respect for medicine safety among grade school students. Over-the-Counter Medicine Safety is a free, evidence-based and common core aligned curriculum developed by Scholastic and the American Association of Poison Control Centers that has been shown to effectively teach medicine safety principles to 5th and 6th graders. During this webinar the presenter will give an overview of the program, as well as the U.S. poison control system, the types of exposures that occur in U.S. schools, and how school personnel can access poison control 24/7/365, privately, and at no cost to callers or schools. Learn More

Smithsonian Science How Video Webcast: Fossil Insects with Paleobiologist Conrad Labandeira

Organization: Smithsonian Museum of Natural History
Date: February 8, 2018
Time: 11:00–11:30 PM & 2:00–2:30 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar
Description: Participate in this interactive video webcast to learn how Smithsonian scientist Conrad Labandeira uses forensic techniques to study fossil insects and plants to understand ancient ecosystems. Learn More

Refueling Mid-Year: Self and Collective Care for School-Based Staff

Organization: WestEd
Date: February 20, 2018
Time: 2:00-3:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: School climate and wellness are essential aspects of school improvement efforts that can lead to increased student engagement, attendance, achievement, and success. But cultivating and sustaining a positive school climate that creates the necessary conditions for learning and teaching can be challenging. Learn More

Differentiated Instruction Strategies

Organization: Association for Middle Level Education
Date: February 21, 2018
Time: 4:00-5:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: Join AMLE and Bryan Drost, educational expert and digital guru, as we explore technological ways to check for understanding in the middle grades! Learn More

Smithsonian Science How Webcast: Exploring the Interactions and Environment of Fungus Beetles with Entomologist Floyd Shockley

Organization: Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Date: March 22, 2018
Time: 11:00-11:30 AM & 2:00-2:30 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: Participate in this interactive video webcast to learn how Smithsonian entomologist Floyd Shockley studies the interactions and environment of fungus beetles. Learn More

Smithsonian Science How Webcast

Organization: Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Date: April 19, 2018
Time: 11:00-11:30 AM & 2:00-2:30 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: Bring a Smithsonian scientist into your classroom with Smithsonian Science How video webcasts. Learn More
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