Dated "live" Webinars
*In the next section below lists archived FREE webinars
March 7 at 1400 EST - FREE
Using Transitional Coursework in High School to Improve College Success (Register Here)
A high school diploma is no guarantee that a graduate is ready for college. Nearly 60 percent of community college students, for instance, enroll in at least one remedial course. To address this problem, some states and districts are starting to intervene sooner by offering transitional curricula for high school students who aspire to college but may not be ready for the more challenging coursework. The approach, advocates say, has the potential to transform the senior year and substantially improve the chances for students to successfully complete college. Join Education Week for this webinar featuring a researcher and a community-college administrator, who will discuss recent state developments in this area, including a Tennessee initiative that brought together college faculty and high school teachers to create a transitional math course, now being rolled out statewide.
March 11 at 1700 EST - FREE
Small Tech Changes, Big Learning Impact (Register Here)
Sometimes, the smallest of changes can have the largest impact on helping our students to connect to content, demonstrate their understanding, and become more independent in their learning. Come learn tools and strategies to support your students.
March 11 at 2000 EST - FREE
It's Worth the Ride: Moving Up in Academia (Register Here)
Whether it is moving up a rank, asking for a merit raise, or going for tenure, this webinar will present some “tried and true” tips that have helped others reach their goal. You will learn specific tips on:
• Importance of committee work, professional organizations, community service.
• Relationships with students.
• Relationships with colleagues.
• Relationships with administrators.
We will discuss the official and unofficial (hidden) requirements for rank, salary and tenure. Different institutions have different stated requirements and different unstated parameters. Each campus has its own culture and that culture influences rank, salary and tenure decisions. Within the campus, each department has its own “flavor.” Learn what you can do to increase the odds of you moving up in academia.
March 12 at 1500 EST - FREE
Transitioning Elementary Schools to Common Core Math (Register Here)
The Common Core State Standards in math pose significant challenges for teachers and administrators, establishing new ways of developing students' skills and understanding. As a result, teachers have been asking for more guidance and development from their districts, and districts have hundreds of different materials to sort through to figure out what is the best help to give. Such training is especially important for those educators charged with giving young learners the appropriate grounding in mathematical practices. This webinar will bring together two math-education experts immersed in teacher training who will discuss the strategies districts can use to help their teachers understand and implement the common-core math standards at the elementary level. They will discuss effective communication and instruction techniques, integrating key conceptual changes, and useful sources of professional development.
March 12 at 1930 EST - FREE
Troops to Teachers Interview Preparation Webinar (Register Here)
In anticipation of the quickly approaching hiring season, the North Atlantic Troops to Teachers Office, in cooperation with Region Director, Vanessa Barron, will be hosting an interview preparation webinar conducted by Theresa Mehringer, former School Administrator who is currently an Adjunct Professor of Spanish at West Chester University, PA She is eager to provide assistance to candidates in search of employment. The session will be recorded for later viewing, and will be posted at the bottom of this page.
March 13 at 1400 EST - FREE
A School's Blueprint to Secure Everything (Register Here)
Everything from a fear of losing student information to thieves to the massive public relations nightmare that would follow such a mishap is forcing schools to rethink their IT security strategy and to include security from the beginning of IT implementation in schools. According to Gartner, Inc., there will be nearly 26 billion devices on the Internet of Things—"the network of physical objects that contain embedded technology to communicate and sense or interact with their internal states or the external environment"—by 2020. In this webinar Symantec's Renault Ross will provide a proprietary strategy to assist schools to ensure that security enables K12 IT system drivers, secures student’s records and personal safety, and supports district strategic initiatives. His presentation will cover the blueprints for building a solid security program across endpoints as well as mobile devices and tablets for administrators and other users.
March 18 at 1900 EST - FREE
Google is the new resume (Register Here)
Rather than crafting and honing the perfect document to represent yourself. In the future, people will search you to see the types of artifacts, communications, and information you have added to the global community. We will talk about how you can start building your own "Google resume" as well as how you can help your students start constructing theirs.
March 18 at 2000 EST - FREE
Using Digital Storytelling to Help ELLs (Register Here)
Educators are seeing more English language learners entering the classroom than ever before. ELLs have to meet rigorous standards; yet many educators do not feel prepared to meet the special needs of this group of students. As a result; an achievement gap has developed between English language learners and students who speak English as a first language. There are many factors that contribute to this achievement gap. Digital storytelling is one way educators can assist ELLs in achieving a higher level of success in the classroom. This webinar will focus on current research on ELLs; the achievement gap; and current trends and developmentally appropriate practices for educating ELLs. By the end of the webinar attendees will:
Gain a deeper understanding of ELLs
By learning about the issues surrounding the education of ELLs from professional and social perspectives and
By gaining knowledge about the challenges ELLs and their teachers face in the classroom,
Learn what digital storytelling is and the process of and resources for creating a digital story and
Know a variety of ways to use digital storytelling to benefit ELLs at different levels of English proficiency.
March 20 at 1600 EST - FREE
iPads, language learning, the MFL twitterati, and sharing good practice - a UK perspective (Register Here)
In this webinar, Joe Dale will showcase some of the innovative ways language teachers are using iPads to create new opportunities for personalised collaborative learning in and out of the classroom. He will also discuss the rise of the MFL Twitterati, a group of language professionals in the UK who are dedicated to raising the standards in teaching and learning.
March 27 at 1700 EST - FREE
Empowering elementary learners with technology (Register Here)
Whether your students have access to iPads, Chromebooks, laptops, or a computer lab, technology can empower even the youngest learners. In this webinar, we will explore a few tools and apps that nurture essential K-5 developmental and learning skills that you can use this spring
March 27 at 2000 EST - FREE
Understanding and Protecting Our Planet and Its Resources (Register Here)
"On average, one American consumes as much energy as 2 Germans, 9 Syrians, 112 Haitians or 304 Ethiopians. In the United States, more than 8,000 sq. miles of land per year disappear under suburban sprawl, often land of superior quality for agriculture."
These are just two factoids participants may acquire through interdisciplinary activities of this webinar. Designed to help attendees and their students appreciate the importance of preserving the earth and its shared resources in a world of 7 billion people, activities presented can be geared to students of all ages. Modified (for the webinar) classroom lessons and simulations demonstrating the planet’s limited resources and the distribution of those resources among various regions and populations will be presented.
Important components of the webinar:
• Participants will acquire strategies and activities to implement in the classroom to promote student awareness and understanding of ways to preserve and protect the environment.
• Lessons will focus on recycling, conservation, and environmental awareness.
• Lessons will include investigations that encourage problem solving and decision making skills.
• Lessons and activities are developed from K-12 classroom lessons matched to NC Essential Standards and Common Core Standards.
• Content naturally addresses many STEM concepts and activities require 21st Century Skills.
April 1 at 1900 EST - FREE
iPads and... combining the physical and digital to create multi-media content (Register Here)
Creating with iPads doesn't have to exclusively digital. In this webinar, we'll explore ways that students can combine digital tools with physical artifacts to create new multimedia projects.
April 8 at 1900 EST - FREE
All things Google (Register Here)
Google Apps, Chrome, and Drive - use one of these Google tools, or all of them, and endless possibilities open up for creation, communication, and collaboration. In just one hour, we'll give you a speed tour through "all things Google" to give you some ideas for how you can bring these tools into your classroom.
April 15 at 1900 EST - FREE
Leading Change in 1:1 Classrooms (Register Here)
As a school leader, how do you help to transform 1:1 classrooms from assembly lines within a factory model to creative agency classrooms, where students are empowered to create and explore? In this webinar, we dive into the essential topics of making the case for 1:1 instruction, envisioning and enacting 1:1 learning, and monitoring school progress towards 1:1 learning goals.
April 24 at 1700 EST - FREE
Technology in Humanities Classrooms (Register Here)
Whether you teach English, History, or Foreign Language, incorporating technology into your curriculum can help students to make deeper connections with content, engage with authentic materials, and create new learning artifacts. Come learn a few new tools, apps, and ideas to enhance your curriculum.
April 29 at 1900 EST - FREE
Games are good for you. What games teach us about STEM learning. (Register Here)
What can we learn from games? Come explore the many ways that you can use game dynamics and gamification to increase learning and boost engagement in your STEM classroom. Discover how popular games such as Minecraft and SimCity provide playgrounds for creativity and robust opportunities for collaboration and critical thinking in the classroom. Finally, learn about the many opportunities for coding and computer science that are embedded in the process of having kids designing and programming games as a demonstration of their learning.
Webinars are not presented nor indorsed by TTT