Friday, October 24, 2014


From edWeb,net:

Join us on Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 4 p.m. Eastern for Creating Assessments for Differentiated Instruction with Lee Ann Jung, Ph.D., consultant and faculty, University of Kentucky, College of Education. Learnmore and pre-register. Visit the Assessment for Learning community at

Join us on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 11 a.m. Eastern for DOGGONE Ready for School: Life Skills, Character Education and Bully Prevention for a PAWSITIVE Future with Travis Brorsen and his talented canine companion Presley the dog. Learn more and pre-register. Visit the Early Childhood Learning Solutions community at

From Education Week:

How Much Digital Literacy Do Students Need?
Are schools doing enough to prepare today's students for the ubiquitous technological demands of modern careers? What do students need to know to be considered technologically capable? This webinar delves into digital-literacy efforts in the United States-including the development of learning standards-while also looking at where the average school's efforts are now and how administrators and teachers can improve them. The presentation will also examine what schools at the leading edge of digital literacy are doing right and how such strategies can be scaled up with cost-consciousness in mind.
Underwriting for the content of this webinar has been provided by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
Paul Barnwell, English and digital media teacher, Fern Creek Traditional High School, Louisville, Ky.
Bennett Brown, director of instruction for computer science, Project Lead The Way
This webinar will be moderated by Ross Brenneman, assistant editor, Education Week Teacher
Register now for this free live webinar.  

Mastering the Most Challenging Standards With Rigorous Instruction
Based on independent research and results from over 750,000 students, the most challenging reading standards for students have been identified. This webinar will discuss the practical instructional ideas to help teachers and administrators conquer the rigor needed to master these standards. The discussion will specifically relate to determining central ideas or themes and summarizing details, analyzing text structure, integrating and evaluating content in diverse media and formats, and analyzing similar topics and themes across texts. Participants will pinpoint which standards are the most challenging, where students struggle the most, and be able to better focus their instructional time to master these standards.
Maureen McLaughlin, Ed.D., professor and chair of the Reading Department, East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania and president, the International Reading Association (IRA)
Brenda J. Overturf, Ed.D., chair of the IRA Common Core Standards Committee (2012-2015) and a national literacy consultant
This webinar will be moderated by Adam Berkin, vice president, product development, Curriculum Associates
Register now for this free live webinar.
From eSchool News:
Case Study: One District’s Tablet Success Story
1:00 pm EST / 10:00 am PST
Duration: 1 hour
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Join us October 29th, to hear Chief Technology Officer Elizabeth Hoover and Technology Integration Coordinator Dan Foreman of Alexandria City Public Schools, VA (ACPS) discuss why, after using laptops for 11 years, they switched their district to the tablet-based Amplify System.
As a pioneer of 1:1 programs, ACPS knows what it takes for a mobile learning initiative to be successful. Last year, the ACPS team decided that laptops weren't cutting it when it came to providing a fully personalized learning experience for teachers and students.
Learn more about the switch, and how ACPS is implementing the Amplify System. 
Participants will: 
·         Get an overview of the Amplify System and its included Amplify Tablet, instructional software, vetted K-12 content and expert support
·         Hear why ACPS switched from laptops to the Amplify System
·         Learn how ACPS and Amplify have partnered to roll out the Amplify System to thousands of students
·         Ask ACPS and Amplify any questions
If you are unable to attend at the scheduled time, we encourage you to sign up anyway to receive the archived version of the event.
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