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

Creative Technology Use in
A free, 3-part webcast series developed in partnership with

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 Reader
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 Opportunities
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 teachers alike.

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!
Education Week Reports on Getting Students Career-Ready
PBS NewsHour
Airing Tonight on PBS NewsHour:
Education Week Reports: VocEd 2.0--Getting Students
College- or Career-Ready

Vocational Ed Screen Shot 2

In 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 college.

John Tulenko of Education Week visits Southeastern to find out where these "alternative paths" lead. See for yourself, tonight on the PBS NewsHour.

And check out Education Week's recent coverage of state efforts to improve students' career-readiness, and current approaches to career-technical education. Follow these and similar issues on the High School & Beyond blog.

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