Tuesday, April 15, 2014

External Partners

New Teacher Tool Kit: Using Web 2.0 Tools to Support Your Practice
Date: April 18, 2014
Time: 3:00-4:00 p.m.
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Description: The first years of practice for teachers can be filled with great hope and exhilaration, as well as fatigue and anxiety. Without adequate support, new teachers often struggle through their early days, months, and years in the classroom. Beginning teachers need access to support so that they can be empowered to use strategies to help them not just survive, but also thrive in the classroom.
As school and district professional development budgets continue to be reduced, the need to provide this important support to new hires becomes more critical. With the emergence of online resources, it’s entirely possible to offer comprehensive support to new educators who are eager to learn and grow, without taxing finances. By providing free, Web 2.0 tools to new teachers, we can guide them to be more successful as they begin work to create quality 21st century learner-centered classrooms.
This webinar will present five tools that new teachers can easily use as they begin their first years of instructional focus in the classroom. We will pay particular attention to the emerging role that social media groups and global connections can play in supporting new teachers.
Whether you are a new teacher, coach, or mentor to new teachers, this webinar has something for you.

Developing Next Generation Networks to Support Personalized Learning
Date: April 22, 2014
Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.
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Description: New advances in technology, including mobile devices, are making it possible for students to learn anytime, anywhere and to experience personalized learning. These advances can only happen if school systems have networks in place that support the new and dynamic context of learning. CoSN’s new initiative, Smart Education Networks by Design, is designed to address the challenges facing school systems by providing school system leaders the knowledge to wisely invest in educational networks for today and tomorrow. Learn about the resources that can help district leaders develop the next generation network infrastructure necessary to support multiple mobile devices on and off campus, the delivery of digital content, and administration of online assessments.

Choosing the Right Learning Management System for Your School
Date: April 22, 2014
Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m.
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Description: In case you didn’t know, your school needs to utilize a Learning Management System (LMS) to truly be considered a 21st Century learning environment. Join Shannon Holden as he shows educators how to save time and effort by putting coursework online for students and parents to access. He also will reveal an LMS that used to be expensive that is now FREE for teachers and administrators to use!

Best of mLearnCon: Designing for Mobile Learning: A Crash Course
Date: April 23, 2014
Time: 12:00 p.m.
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During this session, experiment with online tools that can help you practice better mLearning design. Not only will you explore (conceptually) how to approach mLearning design, but you will also learn about a variety of tools that can support you in each step of an mLearning-design workflow.

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