Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 3 to 4 p.m. ET
This EdWeek Teacher webinar will bring together two math-education experts immersed in teacher training to discuss strategies districts can use to help their teachers understand and implement the common-core math standards at the elementary level.
Linda Gojak and Elham Kazemi will discuss effective communication and instruction techniques, integrating key conceptual changes, and useful professional development sources.
No one wants their students to feel as though they’re inadequate, which is what can often happen by raising academic expectations. For Superintendent Dennis Dupree, it was the best thing he could have done for his district!
To get students excited about school, Dupree did away with school neighborhood boundaries in his small, rural, and impoverished district of Clarksdale, deep in the heart of the Mississippi Delta, By spearheading a number of initiatives to bring rich curricula and innovative academic programs to a school system that offered little beyond the basics of reading and mathematics, he was able to offer a variety of magnet programs: Spanish immersion, performing arts, and math & science programs now proliferate.
Meet Dennis Dupree at our Leaders To Learn From event on April 1st to get your questions answered about his journey to do away with neighborhood boundaries and give parents school choice: http://bit.ly/LTLF14Register
Reducing absenteeism? Improving literacy skills? Better engaging male students? What’s the solution? For Dennis Creedon, it’s the arts!
Are the arts really that important in education? Assistant Superintendent Dennis Creedon from the School District of Philadelphia, says emphatically, “Yes!”
Research from his district links higher reading test scores to students’ participation in a program created by Creedon known as Arts Bridges, which builds literacy skills through the arts. Evaluations of the Arts Bridges project have found that the program reduced absenteeism and suspensions and increased test scores—with particular success in helping boys engage.
Creedon helped integrate the arts into the core curriculum and expanded opportunities for students in all forms of art from visual arts to dance.Now’s your chance to meet Assistant Superintendent Creedon at our Leaders To Learn From event on April 1st to get your questions answered about his work for the arts program: http://bit.ly/LTLF14Register
What do you do when steep budget cuts force you to get rid of your librarian?
Julie Bowline, Adams 12 Five Star Schools Instructional Technology Director, reimagined the role of the district’s librarians. She suggested redeploying the librarians in ten of the schools as digital literacy teachers who would work as co-teachers focusing on digital literacy skills, information literacy, and tech literacy, rather than maintain the book collections or check out books.
Meet Julie at our Leaders To Learn From event on April 1st to get your questions answered about how she reimagined the role of librarians in her district.: http://bit.ly/LTLF14Register
Can you believe that 56 per cent of the 3- & 4-year-olds in St. Louis were not enrolled in any early childhood education programs prior to the preschool expansion?
That’s one of the major reasons why Kelvin Adams and Mary Armstrong paired up to bring major change to their district and increase student enrollment. By bringing in outside heavy-hitters to consult on the preschool curriculum and support oral-language instruction, they expanded their students’ vocabulary. And by providing before- and after-school care to preschoolers, they have also relieved stress from working parents and created an efficient and inclusive learning program from young students.
Meet Kelvin Adams and Mary Armstrong at Education Week’s Leaders To Learn From forum and recognition event on April 1st to get your questions answered about the benefits of revamping your preschool: http://bit.ly/LTLF14Register
The Online Job Fair and Career Gateway for K-12 Professionals
Join thousands of teachers, principals, district leaders, and other education professionals at the March 6, 2014, TopSchoolJobs eXPO—a dynamic and convenient way to navigate through and advance in your K-12 career.
- Chat with knowledgeable recruiters and gain career insights.
- Search and apply to job opportunities with K-12 organizations across the U.S
What’s Going on at the Fair?
- March 6, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. EST | Live eXPO programming begins (all recruiters).
- March 6, 2 p.m. EST | Live webinar with Dr. Dale Rose: The Science of Teacher Selection: Insights for Candidates & Recruiters
- March 9 | On-demand access begins.
- March 20, 7 p.m. EST | On-demand access closes.
How do I join this awesome event?
Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 2 to 3 p.m. ET
Join two experts in literacy instruction for a discussion of instructional methods for struggling readers, including universal design for learning, assistive technology, and differentiated instruction.
Friday, March 7, 2014, 2 to 3 p.m. ET
Some states and districts now offer transitional curricula for high school students who aspire to college but need more preparation to succeed. This webinar will examine developments in this area, with a special focus on a new Tennessee initiative.
Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2013, 2-3 p.m. ET
Doug Lemov, author of the widely-read Teach Like a Champion, shares his “5 principles of classroom culture,” plus the most common mistakes you should avoid. Discover how you can use consequences to positively shape student behavior, and how to employ them in a timely and consistent manner.
Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, 2 to 3 p.m. ET
In this free K12, Inc., webinar, edtech professionals will share their experiences, successes, and lessons learned from implementing online and blended-learning programs to personalize learning for each student–including the steps of strategy, planning, implementation and review.