Monday, April 25, 2016



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, Administrators, Killeen Independent School District, Texas
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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Thursday, May 5, 2016, 2:00 p.m. EDT (US)
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Wednesday, April 27, 2016 2 to 3 pm ET
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Prevention to Intervention: Formative Assessment Reimagined
A new breed of technology is driving a shift in how we view and use formative assessment. When fully realized, educators will be engaged, empowered, and equipped to interrupt, disrupt, and prevent the failure to learn versus treating failed learning. Beyond information, formative assessment reimagined provides in-time insight and intelligence of, for, and by the learner to adapt and adjust learning, as the learner is learning—not after instruction. To that end, this webinar will focus on three essential learnings:
  1. The what, why, and how of reimagined formative assessment;
  2. The transformational impact of instructional and assessment integration; and
  3. The results of assessing leading rather than trailing indicators of learning.
Gregory Firn, superintendent in residence, DreamBox Learning
This webinar will be moderated by Stefani Kauppila, curriculum designer, DreamBox Learning
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Thursday, April 28, 2016 3 to 4 pm ET
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English-Learners and the Common Core: New Instructional Strategies
As many educators are discovering, Common Core State Standards pose particular challenges for English-language learners in both language arts and mathematics, and yet the standards documents themselves provide little guidance for how teachers can help their ELLs meet the new objectives. In this webinar, veteran teachers Larry Ferlazzo and Katie Hull Sypnieski, authors of the forthcoming Navigating the Common Core With English Language Learners, will offer practical guidance on integrating the standards into instruction for ELLs. The authors will discuss research and developments in ELL education, examine the standards in depth with eye towards challenges and opportunities for ELL students, and provide targeted scaffolding techniques and instructional activities. The goal will be to give attendees a better understanding of how and when to adapt instruction under the common core to the particular needs of English-learners.
Underwriting for this webinar has been provided by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Larry Ferlazzo is an award-winning English and Social Studies teacher at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, Calif., and the author of Education Week Teacher's blog Classroom Q&A With Larry Ferlazzo.
Katie Hull Sypnieski teaches English and English-language development at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, Calif., and is the co-author of Navigating the Common Core With English Language Learners.
This webinar will be moderated by Anthony Rebora, managing editor, Education Week Teacher; assistant managing editor, Education Week

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