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Dated "live" Webinars
*In the next section below lists archived FREE webinars

Upcoming Webinars from ASCD

October 20 at 1500 EST - FREE
What's Next in K-12 Assessment?  (Register Here)
The assessment field in K-12 education is in a period of transition—sparked by widespread dissatisfaction with conventional testing formats, changes in technology, and developments in the learning sciences. In this webinar, two highly regarded experts in assessment innovation will discuss promising new and developing approaches to testing (both formative and summative) and how schools can begin integrating them into instructional programs. In particular, the presenters will address ways that assessment in schools can become more personalized and better integrated with learning, and used to provide deeper and timely information to educators. They will also make predictions about the future of assessment in schools.


October 21 at 1300 EST - FREE
Building Better Ed Tech Strategies for the PK-5 Crowd  (Register Here)
Using technology to improve literacy and math skills for younger students takes very different strategies and tools than are typically used for middle and high school students. Our guests will discuss the best approaches for using digital devices, apps, and software for students in preschool through 5th grade, examining issues around how to balance the use of text versus multimedia, what types of online interactivity are most effective, and when technology should be turned off.


October 22 at 1530 EST - FREE
Teaching Social Issues in the Common Core Era  (Register Here)
The Common Core State Standards in English/Language Arts, as well as other college-
and-career-ready standards, place strong emphases on critical literacy, cross-curricular learning, and cultural understanding. This webinar will explore how some educators are using those levers to create interdisciplinary units that integrate a variety of texts and learning methods to help students delve into social issues, including identity, cultural history, diversity, and civic engagement. The presentations will address issues such as instructional relevancy and student engagement, as well as boosting students’ proficiency in close reading, critical thinking, and social-emotional understanding. The guests will also reflect on the challenges involved in developing interdisciplinary literacy units, teaching social topics, and transitioning to new standards.


October 23 at 1400 EST - FREE
Secondary Social Studies: Digital Content, not the Devices, Drives Student Achievement  (Register Here)
School districts that focus on the devices instead of instructional outcomes will travel a bumpy road in their digital transition. Learn how one school district that was using tablets made believers of their Social Studies teachers when they provided digital content that helped to boost Social Studies scores at the secondary level.


October 28 at 1400 EST - FREE
Linking Knowledge and Practice to Support School Systems  (Register Here)
How can teachers ensure that all children, including millions impacted by dyslexia—the most common type of reading disability—learn to read and write proficiently? To close the literacy achievement gap, support measures must be embedded in schools and include all stakeholders—administrators, teachers, parents, and children. Acclaimed educator and researcher Margie Gillis will share her precedent-setting work with schools, districts, state departments of education, and policymakers to advocate on behalf of all children and protect their right to learn to read well. Her work centers around five essential school priorities:
• Supporting school leadership
• Using data transparently for accountability
• Coordinating a multitier system of support
• Providing embedded professional development based on best practices
• Engaging parents and families
This free one-hour webinar is sponsored by Learning Ally, a national nonprofit providing resources, training, and technology for teachers and schools; and 80,000 human-voiced audiobooks for students with learning & visual disabilities.


Webinars are not presented nor indorsed by TTT

Archived Webinars

LEADERS TO LEARN FROM 2014
On April 1, 2014, Education Week hosted Leaders To Learn From 2014, a Washington, D.C., event that brought together exceptional school leaders, Assistant Secretary Deborah Delisle from the U.S. Department of Education, and Colorado Senator Michael Bennet for powerful discussions about the state of K-12 education.


List from Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)

List from EdTechTeacher archived selections

List from Scientific Revolution pre-recorded

List from Education Week on-demand

List from Discovery Education archived

List from International Society for Technology in Education (Some are free) archived
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