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Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Webinar - Creative Technology Use in K-12 and Education Week | PBS Newshour VocEd 2.0 --Getting Students College- or Career-Ready
A free, 3-part webcast
series developed in partnership with SLJ and ISTE
Now, more than ever,
school librarians are leading creative technology use in K–12, from maker
activities and robotics to mobile devices. Led by top practitioners in the
field, Creative Technology Use in K-12
is an exciting webcast series with up-to-the-minute information and practical
takeaways on hot topics in ed tech.
Join us for exciting presentations:
Webcast 1: Getting Started with Robotics
Get on board with one of the hottest trends in education and immediately
engage learners of all ages with robotics. Learn how to integrate programming
real-life objects in the library.
Webcast 2: Using Technology to Engage the Reluctant
Learn how to use online tools to instill a love of literature in new and
reluctant readers. From virtual book clubs to the creative use of Instagram
and Pinterest, help students find the right book, share it with their peers,
and expand their writing skills.
Webcast 3: Reading on Mobile Devices: Challenges and
Learn the latest on using mobile devices with students. Gain insights and
practical tips on everything from the finer points of 1:1 integration to the
best apps, all toward enhancing multiple literacies among students and
Can’t make it on the
live dates? No problem! Register now and you
will get an email reminder from
School Library Journal post-live event when the webcast is
archived and available for on-demand viewing at your convenience!
Airing Tonight on PBS NewsHour: Education Week Reports: VocEd 2.0--Getting
Students College- or Career-Ready
growing numbers, U.S. high schools see it as their mission to prepare young
people for college. But for a host of reasons, a big percentage of students
who enroll in college never make it through. Instead, they leave with
crushing debt and no degree.
Given this reality, some argue that students would
be better served if there were more alternatives to higher education.
Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School in South Easton,
Mass., offers students one such option.
At Southeastern, students take traditional academic
courses and they learn any number of vocations--Including carpentry, culinary
arts, metal fabrication, and video production--with the idea that they can
jump straight into well-paying jobs, if they choose to delay or forgo
John Tulenko of Education Week
visits Southeastern to find out where these "alternative paths"
lead. See for yourself, tonight on the PBS NewsHour.
MORE ABOUT THE STORY TONIGHT ON PBS NEWSHOUR.