Back to School Webinar Series
September 21, 2021
Student Engagement With Nearpod
Learn fun ways to gain your student's attention and keep it throughout your lessons. These activities can be adapted for any learning environment, but definitely are suited best for hybrid or virtual learning. You will learn fun ways to use Nearpod and learn some of the best ways to partner Nearpod with any content.
September 28, 2021
Special Ed Adaptations for Online Learning
This workshop will prepare you to meet the needs of Special Education students in your virtual instruction. Topics will include the importance of designing online content and assessment for accessibility from the start—tips for creating instructions, assignments, and content. Tips for assisting Special Ed students during synchronous and asynchronous education. Recommended digital tools to support of Special Ed students in meeting their learning goals.
October 5, 2021
Creating Digital Content for All Students
All of us in education want to help students build bridges to their learning goals. However, without a strong understanding of best practices in digital content design, it is possible to accidentally erect walls to student learning in the digital environments you are utilizing in class. This webinar focuses on how teachers can improve education in digital environments by leveraging the Web Content Accessibility Standards and Universal Design for Learning.
October 12, 2021
Building Escape Rooms on Google Slides
This session will teach you ways to create Escape Rooms in Google Slides. We will start with the basics of slide design, discuss linking, and create a basic room. This is a hands on session where you will create your own as we walk through the process.
October 19, 2021
This presentation will share fun, creative, project-based STEAM lessons featured in the new book STEAM Power from ISTE that teach the fundamentals and are cost effective. Educators that attend this presentation will leave knowing the essentials of STEAM and learning various engaging STEAM lessons using various technologies. We will begin by outlining the most important elements of STEAM then review a range of projects which utilize different technologies which are adaptable to any grade level that incorporate the STEAM principles. We will then look at ways to take those lessons to the next-level by adding elements such as collaboration, community and global learning for more intermediate or advanced STEAM learning.
On Demand Webinars
PBL is an instructional practice where teachers engage students via authentic problem-solving projects that are personally meaningful for each student. PBL is an excellent classroom practice to improve student engagement and retention of the subject matter. This introductory webinar will introduce you to the basics of PBL, problem-solving strategies such as Design Thinking, and resources to get you started.
This course will teach educators how to provide participants with immediate feedback, analyze form data to inform instruction, and import grades into Google Classroom.
In this webinar, we will be learning more about the new NY CS standards and how you can incorporate them into any classroom. This session is for elementary and middle school teachers to learn how these standards are not 'another thing' on your plate. Instead, you will see how they can enhance your ELA, SS, and Science lessons!
This webinar will explain how to use Social Media Tools to develop and support a Personal Learning Community (PLC). We will look at using Clubhouse, Voxer, FB, Twitter, and Instagram.
Learn about building relationships with students whether they are virtual or hybrid or both. We will highlight what we are experts at already from our in-person teaching and translate it to virtual settings. We will redefine how we use and practice with some digital tools that will help build classroom communities virtually. We will discuss strategies to build relationships with students and between students even if we are not physically together.
Structuring a Project Based Learning course takes a lot of preparation and thoughtfulness. Project Based Learning is the perfect teaching pedagogy for Online instruction or Hybrid instruction. We cannot keep giving our students mindless worksheets and apps for them to learn from. They needed meaningful, collaborative, engaging projects. This workshop is great for all types of teachers who are familiar with Project Based Learning but need some guidance on how to transition the teaching style to online or hybrid settings.
Learn the basics of using Slides, Keep, and Classroom during a Google Meet. We will explore the features of each of these tools that can help keep your synchronous lessons engaging and interactive.
This webinar will teach you how to create a Google Form as both a survey and a quiz. You will also learn how to share your form with colleagues, parents, and students.
During hybrid and distance learning, digital citizenship is now more important than ever for scholars to learn. Come discover how carefully cultivating a digital footprint will teach today’s youth media & digital literacy, netiquette, ethics and online safety.
Keep your lessons engaging and interactive with these fun and easy lessons that utilize Google Slides. We will review digital breakouts, Bitmojis, Choice Boards, Hyperdocs, and more during this webinar.