I've partnered with Blackboard to help get the word out about their Fall teaching series. These are weekly webinars around several different types of topics including visions for digital learning, using badges to personalize learning, effectively leveraging 1:1 technology, flipping and more! The webinars are all on Mondays at 3:30pm EDT (however there are just a couple that are at a different time.) so you can go ahead a plan which ones you can attend. Can't be there in person? Not to worry! Everything will be archived so you can come back to it later.
The series kicks off on Monday, Sept 15 with a great conversation with Julie Evans, CEO of Project Tomorrow. The dynamic profusion of emerging technologies, both in school and out of school, is propelling today’s K-12 students to make new demands on their schools for a dramatically different kind of educational experience. Enabled, empowered and engaged, our students have a unique vision for 21st century education that reflects their desires for social-based learning experiences that are un-tethered to the traditional classroom, and rich in digital media and content. The annual Speak Up National Research Project provides an exclusive window into the views of students on personalized learning and new classroom models. In this webinar, we will share the latest Speak Up national findings from over 403,000 K-12 students, parents and educators with a special emphasis on the how today’s students want to be engaged with mobile learning, online and blended learning, and e-textbooks and digital content. The discussion will provide new insights into the digital disconnect between students and educators, and stimulate conversations about how to effectively leverage new classroom models of innovation to drive both increased student achievement and teacher productivity.
I will be doing a session on Sept 22 on Curation. Going digital has made all information available at our finger tips. From research to consumption it is easy, however, to get lost in the rabbit hole of content. Join us as we will look at curation from start to finish. We will answer questions like how to find reliable information and tell its actually reliable and how to save this information so you can get back to it when you need it. We’ll examine the tools, sites and skills necessary to be a Master Curator. It's sure to be a fun time filled with lots of information and resources.
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and sign up for one, a handful or all the webinars!