educator webinars

CTLE

Free Tuesday webinars that help our educators stay current on the latest topics!

This webinar series in brought to you in partnership between NYSCATE and NYSED. All webinars are presented live, and access to archived webinars will be available until the end of 2022.

Preregistration Required.

CTLE Credit is Available for Live Webinars ONLY!

January 11, 2022

Searching

What Are You Searching For?

How often do you use Google Search? When you do, do you always find what you are looking for? In this webinar, we will explore ways to use Google Search. This includes finding images that are creative commons licensed, search tips to narrow your search choices, and more. We will also discuss copyright and discerning fake news. This session is for anyone that has their students do research and will include ways to design your lessons to support your students in their research.

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January 18, 2022

relationships

Building Relationships with Students in an Online Environment

Research tells us that building relationships with our students is important and that strong student-teacher relationships positively affect school engagement and achievement. This relationship building is especially important in an online environment and during these emotionally taxing times. In this session we will explore formal and informal means for engaging with students as well as families in the virtual classroom. We will focus on best practices for developing strong student-teacher relationships and a community of learners who will support one another.

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January 25, 2022

Story Telling

Visual Storytelling

Learn a variety of innovative and creative approaches to storytelling using different visual technologies that can be utilized in any learning environment. We will explore different approaches to visual storytelling and create a short visual story together using free, online tools. We'll see how it can be used in any educational environment to build connections, develop empathy, and engage students. We’ll learn the fundamental aspects of storytelling and create a dynamic visual story together.

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February 1, 2022

blended learning

Creating A Blended Learning Environment for Digital Age Learners

Engage today's learners and continue the momentum establsihed during school closures by using digital tools to enrich blended learning experiences inside and outside the 4 walls of your classroom. Use your district LMS, Ed Law 2D approved digital resources, and connect with other classrooms or experts. We will also focus on facilitating student creation learning opportunities to empower students to take control of their learning and exhibit comprehension.

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On Demand Webinars

Teacher SEL

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.

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STEAM  Power

During this interactive webinar, we'll explore the What and Why of SEL and focus on the educator point of view through self-assessment and explore vignettes to build capacity of what SEL is and how it relates to your personal and professional life.

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Escape Rooms

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.

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Creating Digital Content

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.

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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.

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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

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Nearpod Gold Certificate

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Nearpod Student Paced

Google Forms

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.

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Google Forms

This course will teach educators how to provide participants with immediate feedback, analyze form data to inform instruction, and import grades into Google Classroom.

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August 31

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!

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August 24

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.

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May 4

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.

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project based learning

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.

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gsuite

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.

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google forms

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.

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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.

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google slides

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.

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