Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Two more Webinars!

APRIL 21  |  1:00 PM CT  |  60 MINUTES
Formative assessment is a critical piece of teaching that enables educators to have a deeper understanding of students’ learning, helping identify their strengths, weaknesses, and areas for improvement. When used effectively, formative assessment techniques and data can also provide immediate and accurate feedback to the learner, shifting the mindset of the student and allowing the student to measure, monitor, and manage their own learning.

However, implementing formative assessment practices and analyzing the results can be overwhelming, challenging, and time intensive. Among the challenges are finding time to effectively re-teach to students who did not demonstrate mastery, developing differentiated instruction, and providing real-time feedback to students. 

Join us for a complimentary webinar featuring Linda Foote, Digital Learning Specialist at Poway Unified School District in San Diego, CA, and Pete Gonzalez, Regional Manager at NWEA™, to learn:
  • The meaning and purpose of formative assessment – what it is and why it is important
  • Successful, teacher-proven strategies from Poway Unified School District on how to shift the mindset of both learners and educators to be growth-focused
  • Techniques to engage and motivate students to become learners who are active participants in their own education
  • Tools that can help educators save time and automatically deliver individualized learning paths for students based on assessment data
Title: "From STEM to STEAM & how to bring it to your school," presented by littleBits
Date: Thursday, April 28, 2016
Time: 02:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Duration: 1 hour
How do educators prepare students for jobs that don’t even exist yet? Now more than ever, it is important that students engage in STEAM learning in order to be ready for what is around the corner. STEAM – adding Arts to STEM – provides a full 360-degree approach to 21st-century learning.

This webinar will give you the inspiration to start your own STEAM learning initiative in your school or district as well as the necessary tips, tricks, and tools for implementing a successful program.

You’ll hear from educators such as Helen Mowers and Anna Adam from Killeen ISD in Texas. Find out how STEAM permeates the entire curriculum and how tools such as littleBits get students inventing and reimagining the world around them.

Christine Leonard
Ayah Bdeir, Founder & CEO, littleBits
Ayah Bdeir is the founder and CEO of littleBits, an award-winning platform of easy-to-use electronic building blocks that is empowering everyone to create inventions, large and small. Bdeir is an engineer, interactive artist and one of the leaders of the open source hardware movement. Bdeir’s career and education have centered on advancing open source hardware to make education and innovation more accessible to people around the world. She is a co-founder of the Open Hardware Summit, a TED Senior Fellow and an alumna of the MIT Media Lab.
Anna Adam and Helen Mowers, Founders, Tech Chick Tips
Anna Adam and Helen Mowers are the creators of Tech Chick Tips, a podcast with tips for educators about using technology in instruction to engage students. Both work in Central Texas at Killeen Independent School District. Anna has served for the last 18 years as a campus instructional technologist and district-level Digital Learning Specialist. Helen’s 22 years of experience include being a science teacher, instructional technologist, professional developer, and most recently as the Executive Director for Technology Services. Anna is the proud wife of one and mom to three digital kids, ages 16, 14 and 12, and Helen is proud auntie to two digi-nieces, ages 9 and 6 years! Helen and Anna are Apple Distinguished Educators, Google gurus, and addicted to cool gadgets, blogs, podcasts, and social media. The Chicks have presented at numerous state, national, and international events and conferences, including TCEA, TxLA, ISTE, and Bermuda Union of Teachers. You can find them online at FacebookPinterest, and Twitter as @techchick94 and @betterannamac. They can often be found surfing the web at all hours of the day and night looking for new tips and tools that can engage students and teachers! 

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