Monday, September 29, 2014

Six webinars!


Join us on Monday, Oct. 6 at 4 p.m. Eastern for Using Educational Technology in the Classroom with Jaime Joyce, assistant managing editor, education, TIME For Kids, and Melanie Kletter, senior editor, TIME For Kids. Learn more and pre-register. Visit the Real World Literacy and the Common Core community at


Join us on Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 5 p.m. Eastern for Creative Ways to Create Your Own OER with Tyler DeWitt, research scientist, high school teacher, and digital content creator. Learn more and pre-register. Visit the Open Educational Resources (OER) in the K-12 Classroom community at

From Education Week:

High-Quality Early Childhood Education: Policy and Practice
Preschool and early-childhood education is grabbing a lot of attention from policymakers, from President Obama all the way to local school boards. But the challenge for proponents is to create a system that offers a high-quality program for young learners. Join Laura Bornfreund, the deputy director of the Early Childhood Initiative for the New America Foundation, and Debi Mathias, the director of the QRIS National Learning Network, as they discuss current early-childhood policy, efforts underway to bolster preschool quality, and suggestions for improvements at the local, state, and federal levels.
Laura Bornfreund, deputy director, Early Childhood Initiative, New America Foundation
Debi Mathias, director, QRIS National Learning Network
This webinar will be moderated by Christina A. Samuels, staff writer, Education Week
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Meeting the New Writing Expectations: Preparing Teachers and Students for Success
Writing is the area that has the furthest to go to meet the new ELA standards. In the 2000s, it all but disappeared from most elementary classrooms. Learn how to build an effective writing program that also supports reading development and content learning.
In this webinar, we will discuss:
  • Increasing the quantity of writing throughout the school day,
  • Helping students improve writing by analyzing complex texts,
  • Making the writing process a vehicle of instruction, and
  • Teaching opinion and informative/explanatory writing across the curriculum.
James W. Cunningham, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Literacy Studies, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
This webinar will be moderated by Adam Berkin, Vice President, Product Development, Curriculum Associates
Register now for this free live webinar.

Introducing AbleNet's New Assistive Technology Support Services
Tuesday, September 30

As part of the IEP planning process, IDEA mandates that the assistive technology (AT) needs of students be considered, yet the selection and implementation of AT continues to be a significant challenge for districts around the country. This webinar will introduce teachers and practitioners to the new Assistive Technology Support Service from AbleNet, a comprehensive program designed to help school districts meet the AT needs of identified students. This year-long program of support includes help with conducting AT assessments, providing product trials, delivering on-going support with technology implementation, and documenting AT utilization. This webinar will provide an overview of the program, as well as a look at the Learning Management System from AbleNet, an online tool for teachers and administrators, to support and document effective implementation practices.
Cindy Richardson, M. Ed.�• Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM CDT
• Presenter: Cindy Richardson, M. Ed.
• Level: Beginner

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Featured Recorded Webinar This Week

Title: AT for Common Core College and Career Readiness for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities Part 1: Communication - 40 Minutes
Presenter: Tana Donaghy, Ed. D.
Description: Communicative competency is the foundation to instruction. Students with significant disabilities must be able to achieve all the aspects of communication including exchanging information and ideas, ask and answer questions, and make comments about daily life, the world in which they live, and the academic content in their classes. This workshop will explore a variety of communication options for these students. 

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