Monday, May 19, 2014

Yes --- of course --- some more WEBINARS!

From EdWeek:


A Tale of Two Districts: Making Curricular Decisions For the Common Core
Two districts on opposite sides of the country faced the same problem: They needed new common-core curricula. They solved that problem in very different ways. The Orange County, Fla., district scoured the marketplace and found sets of materials from a major publisher that it believes meets its needs. The Long Beach, Calif., disenchanted with publishers' offerings and short on money, wrote its own materials. Join leaders from each district's curriculum-and-instruction office as they discuss their different pathways to common-core curriculum.
Underwriting for the content of this webinar has been provided by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
Scott Fritz, chief academic officer, Orange County Public Schools, Fla.
Lisa Worsham, director of elementary curriculum, Long Beach Unified School District, Calif.
This webinar will be moderated by Catherine Gewertz, associate editor, Education Week
Registernow for this free live webinar.


Optimizing Your Network for Common Core Online Standardized Testing
With the adoption of common-core curriculum and online standardized testing, assuring network availability and performance in schools has never been more critical. Especially for those that support tablets, Chromebooks, and other mobile devices that lack Ethernet ports-school networks need to ensure secure and reliable access, provide ample bandwidth capacity, and have simplified management and troubleshooting tools for remediating coverage or performance issues that may impact testing applications.
In this webinar, you'll hear directly from Jay McPhail, chief technology officer at Fullerton School District, Calif., and Jeremy Cunningham, network and systems engineer at Bryant public schools, Ark., about their recent wired and wireless deployments, and how they ensured high-availability and high-performance for their districts' common-core testing. Additionally, Sree Kannan, senior solutions marketing manager at Aerohive Networks, will share steps you can take now to optimize your current wireless network.
Jeremy Cunningham, network and systems engineer, Bryant public schools, Ark.
Sree Kannan, senior solutions marketing manager, Aerohive Networks
Jay McPhail, chief technology officer, Fullerton School District, Calif.
This webinar will be moderated by Alyssa Houk, marketing programs manager, Aerohive Networks
Registernow for this free live webinar.

From AbleNet:

Wednesday, 05/21/2014
Rebecca Bright, BSpPath MRCSLT regHPC MASLTIPChatAble: An Introduction to ChatAble
During this webinar, we will be covering an overview of ChatAble, highlighting features in Therapy Box´s newest app. This will be a good introduction to the newest AAC app on the market. We will be showing you how to create grids, scenes and hybrids, showing you how to integrate social media and linking and finally taking you through some of the customisable settings. We will also be taking you through scenarios in which ChatAble would be ideal to use. This webinar is ideal for people who have never heard of ChatAble before, those who are familiar with the app or for those who have already purchased it.

• Time: 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM CDT
• Presenter: Rebecca Bright, BSpPath MRCSLT regHPC MASLTIP
• Level: Beginner

Register for webinar

Join us on Tuesday, May 20 at 4 p.m. Eastern for "Leading Successful iPad Implementation: Lessons From a Successful Experience" with Dave Mahaley, head of school for the Franklin Academy in N.C. Learnmore and pre-register. Visit the Leadership 3.0 community at

Join us on Thursday, May 22 at 5 p.m. Eastern for Honoring our Veterans through MOH Character Development Program lessons and student-planned events from the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation. Learnmore and pre-register. Visit the Lessons of Personal Bravery and Self-Sacrifice community at


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