Free Webinars on the Common Core Implementation

Join us for these free webinar events!

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Pre-registration is not required and all webinars will be recorded.
Hope to see you there!

Implementing the English Language Arts-Literacy Common Core State Standards
Date: Tuesday, October 1
Time: 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET
Presenters: Leinda Peterman and Erin Earnst, EdTech Leaders Online
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We’re kicking off Connected Educator Month with an interactive webinar where we’ll take an in-depth look at ETLO’s new series of online professional development courses that focus on the important instructional shifts in the Common Core ELA-Literacy standards. We’ll explore how these online professional development courses, available for individual or group enrollment or for licensing by your organization, can support educators with balancing the use of informational and literary text, building knowledge in the disciplines, and examining standards closely. Webinar participants will be given an opportunity to share how their school or district is implementing the ELA-Literacy standards as well as hear from one of the authors of the course.

Exploring the Common Core Math Practices and Math Content Standards
Date: Tuesday, October 8
Time: 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET
Presenters: Nevin Katz and Erin Earnst, EdTech Leaders Online
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During this live webinar, we’ll dig into the new series of online professional development courses developed by ETLO that focus on the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. We’ll begin by examining the course that explores the Standards for Mathematical Practice and discuss how online professional development can help educators deepen their understanding of these eight practices and address them in their classrooms. Then, we will explore the course that focuses on the Standards for Mathematical Content. Through examining model mathematical tasks that illustrate the meaning of various standards and connections among them, participants in this online course are supported in the process of connecting their current practice with what is needed to implement the coherence, depth, and fluency present in the Common Core standards. Webinar participants will be given an opportunity to share how their school or district is implementing the Common Core math standards as well as ask questions from one of the authors of the course.

Creating Communities of Online Learners and Enhancing Online Course Content with Social Media
Date: Wednesday, October 23
Time: 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET
Presenter: Dr. Jennifer A. Alexiou-Ray, University of Montevallo
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How do you challenge your students to make connections with course content beyond the confines of the learning management system? Reaching and engaging today’s students can be difficult, especially when they would rather tweet, post a status update, or publish a picture with Instagram. Often, interacting with their teacher or the course content is the last thing they want to do when they get online. However, as teachers, if we seek exciting ways for our students to interact with us, each other, and/or the global community then we can tap into some of the excitement they already feel about being online.

During this interactive webinar, Dr. Alexiou-Ray will discuss strategies to help infuse online courses with social media tools such as Twitter, blogging, Facebook, and Edmodo. She will also explore what laws govern people of all ages and their use of social media and how learning the legalities behind the use of social media with students can create opportunities for teachers to discuss netiquette and other important “digital life lessons” with students.

From Concept to Scale: Growing Blended Learning in a Large High School
Date: Tuesday, November 19
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 PM ET
Presenters: Jim Hardman, Crown Point (IN) Schools, Chris Rapp, Evergreen Education Group, and Kirsten Peterson, EdTech Leaders Online
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Are you challenged with scaling a blended learning program in a large high school or across your entire district? After a period of planning, Crown Point High School (Indiana) now has all freshman (600+) and a pilot group of sophomores engaged in blended learning across all their core courses. Join in a discussion with school leaders about all aspects of this growing blended program including strategic planning, content acquisition, teacher professional development, technology, and evaluation.

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