Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Three more webinars for next week!


 

Google Web Tools for Teaching & Learning
In this webinar the director of technology from Milpitas Unified School District in California will share how his district is using web-based technologies like Google Apps for Education and Chromebooks, the impact this has had on teaching & learning, and his advice for others. Google Apps for Education is free web-based email, calendar & documents that allow for collaborative working anytime, anywhere. Chromebooks are affordable, easy-to-manage web-based laptops.
Participants will:
  • Receive an overview of the Google for Education solution which includes Chromebooks, tablets with Google Play for Education, and Google Apps for Education.
  • Learn how this solution can be used to improve student learning, collaboration, and innovation.
  • Hear first-hand experience from a district using Chromebooks and Google Apps for Education.
  • Learn how the school district put the ingredients, like professional development, in place for a successful pilot and then roll out.
Guest:
Chin Song, director of technology, Milpitas Unified School District, Calif.
This webinar will be moderated by Angela Mecca, education team, Google.
Register now for this free live webinar.

















Accelerating School Leadership: Field-Tested Performance Tools for Principal Supervisors and Coaches
School principals need support to face a tidal wave of challenges: new college and career readiness standards and assessments, new educator performance evaluation, fewer resources available to meet expanding student needs, and short timelines for improving performance. Leadership performance assessments can provide principal supervisors and coaches practical tools for not only evaluating, but also inspiring principal development-if they produce a holistic perspective on principal practice.
In this webinar, Matthew Clifford from American Institutes for Research (AIR) and Gail Connolly, executive director, National Association of Elementary School Principals discuss partnerships with states and districts for designing and using leadership performance assessments. Clifford will introduce a suite of tools developed by AIR and its partners for gaining a holistic perspective on leadership practice. Our speakers will discuss how supervisors and coaches are using observations, 360-degree surveys, portfolios, and growth plans to build leadership talent, and the critical roles of states and districts in supporting leadership assessment in the field.
Guests:
Matthew Clifford, principal researcher, AIR
Gail Connelly, executive director, National Association of Elementary School Principals
This webinar will be moderated by Catherine Jacques, researcher, AIR .
Register now for this free live webinar.
National Child Abuse Prevention Month:  Making Meaningful Connections



As part of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, we are hosting a webinar to help create awareness and provide resources for teachers and administrators.

April is Child Abuse Prevention MonthIn this webinar, we will discuss what educators can do to make a difference in their schools and community and help prevent child abuse and neglect.
Click here to register to attend the webinar, “National Child Abuse Prevention Month: Making Meaningful Connections.”
National Child Abuse Prevention Month: Making Meaningful Connections
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Presenters:
 Rosie Gomez 
(Department of Health Human Services,
Administration for Children and Families, Children’s Bureau)
Sharon McKinley (Child Welfare Information Gateway)

12 PM (PDT) | 1 PM (MDT) | 2 PM (CDT) | 3 PM (EDT)
*Please note when it starts in your local timezone.