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Upcoming Webinars:
 
E-rate 2.0 & Wi-Fi: What you need to know about e-rate and Wi-Fi success factors
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 2:00 pm EST / 11:00 am PST
Schools are faced with the daunting challenge of advancing to 21st century learning with
1:1 or BYOD initiatives while dealing with limited IT budgets and support.
 
 
Val Verde School District helps close the achievement gap with Google for
Education tools 
Thursday, November 6, 2014 3:00 pm EST / 12:00 pm PST
In this webinar, you’ll hear from Val Verde Unified School District, a rural
district with 22 schools (and growing)spread out among Moreno Valley,
outside of LA. Val Verde serves a predominantly Hispanic student body
with 74% of students qualifying for free and reduced lunch. The district aims
to close the digital divide and provide a high quality education for all students to ensure their
 
 
Casper Focus — Helping Teachers Manage iPads in the Digital Classroom
Wednesday November 12, 2014 @ 3:00 ET/12:00 PST
In our Casper Focus webinar, we’ll show you how this simple tool lets teachers create an
environment for student success all with their iPad and all without IT assistance.
 
 

 
Archived Webinars:
 
Webinars are archived for one year. To access, simply visit the page for the webinar you'd like to view and register as you normally would:
 
 
Managing Google Apps Inside Your School District
Wednesday October 15, 2014 @ 1:00 pm EST / 10:00 am PST
Learn how school districts take a different approach to their Google implementation, keeping their students safe while teachers are more productive with class rosters provisioned from their student information system and by giving their students one log-in for all the tools they access.
 
 
Empowering Students with Project-Based Learning and Google Tablets
Wednesday September 24, 2014 @ 1:00 pm EST / 10:00 am PST
In this webinar, you’ll hear how St. Albans City School is empowering students by putting Google tools into their hands to improve their community. Students are engaging with the local community to improve the region’s trail systems, while reducing the unfiltered phosphates that run off the trails and negatively impact Lake Champlain. Students are directly applying principles contained in the Next-Gen science standards for schools. Tune in for the details of this learning project and how educators are transforming teaching & learning through some of these Google tools.
 
 
Australian Arthur Phillip High School Goes Google From Across the Globe
Thursday September 4, 2014 @ 8:00 pm ET / 5:00 pm PT
In this webinar, you’ll hear directly from Brad Main, Deputy Principal at Arthur Phillip High School located in Parramatta, Australia. The school is an international leader in integrating technology into teaching and learning. After a 12 month pilot program, Arthur Phillip is launching Google Apps for Education across the entire school and a 1:1 program for students in years 7, 8, and 9. Come hear how colleagues from “down under” are successfully going Google!
 

Is Your Wi-Fi Network Ready for Online Testing?
Tuesday August 19, 2014 @ 1:00 pm ET / 10:00 am PT
2014 is the year of digital assessments. As the fall deadline for Common Core testing approaches, school districts need to make sure that their network can handle the deluge of devices and traffic this will create. Get a game plan for putting your network in order. Join our webcast on August 19th when Jeffrey Jennings, SLED Contracts/E-rate Manager at Xirrus, will talk with Tech & Learning about what schools need to do to.
  
 
Leadership Strategies: Using Video to Shift Teaching Practice
Friday August 15, 2014 @ 3 pm ET / 12 pm PT
Jim Knight and Michelle Rooks are going to share how they use video to make lasting improvements in teaching practice. In this webinar you’ll discover strategies that teachers, coaches, teams, and administrators can use to get the most out of using video; tips for ensuring that video recordings are used in accordance with ethical standards and teacher/student comfort levels; and tools to implement the use of video for professional learning in your district.
 
 
Using Digital Tools to Personalize Learning and Empower Student Thinking
Thursday August 14, 2014 @ 3 pm ET / 12 pm PT
In this webinar you’ll hear from Julie Evans, CEO of Project Tomorrow, about the latest findings from the Speak Up National Research Project, and how digital tools are transforming teaching and learning. Topics will include learning with technology, 21st century skills, and STEM instruction. She will be joined by Dr. Tim Hudson, former high school math teacher and K–12 Math Curriculum Coordinator for Parkway School District in Missouri, and now Senior Director of Curriculum Design at DreamBox Learning, Inc., who will lead the discussion on how digital experiences in the K–8 math classroom can empower students to think independently, receive specific feedback, and self-direct their learning to achieve rigorous learning outcomes.
 
 
The Empowered Learner: The Future History of Education
Thursday, June 12, 2014 @ 1:00 pm ET / 10:00 am PT
This conversation is for leaders and educators to create learner empowerment in a culture that delivers real impact with digital learning. It is important that we get this opportunity right.
 
 
Glenwood Community School District Goes Google with Chromebooks, tablets, and Google Apps for Education
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 @ 3:00 pm ET / 12:00 pm PT
In this webinar, you’ll hear directly from Kimberly Payne, Educational Technology Coordinator at Glenwood Community School District. The district provides an education to over 2100 students through five different schools. With an emphasis on digital literacy, the district decided to Go Google with a 1:1 initiative for Chromebooks in grades 3-12 and tablets for grades K-2. Kimberly will share more details about their experience with Google for Education and give insights into how these tools are being used in the classroom.
 
 

The Choice is Yours: Selecting Intel based Chromebooks to Support Teaching and Learning
Wednesday May 28, 2014 @ 4:00 pm EST / 1:00 pm PST
When both Dayton ISD and Science Leadership Academy began shopping for new devices, Chromebooks seemed to be the right solution. Learn how they made their selection of devices while keeping teaching and learning in the forefront. See how these schools are measuring program success. Hear from experts how Chromebooks can support educational excellence in classrooms.
 
 
Using Google Chromebooks & Apps for Education to Help Close the Digital Divide
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 @ 3:00 pm EST / 12:00 pm PST
In this webinar, you’ll hear from Val Verde Unified School District, a rural district with 22 schools (and growing) spread out among Moreno Valley, outside of LA. The district aims to close the digital divide and provide a high quality education for all students to ensure their academic success and beyond.
 
 
Going 1:1 with Google for Education: Firsthand Experience from Educators
Wednesday April 30, 2014 @ 3:00 pm EST / 12:00 pm PST
In this webinar, you’ll hear directly from educators at Hillsborough Township Public Schools in New Jersey about how they have gone 1:1 with Google in Education solutions across their District. The District is committed to providing a superior education for all its students, to build their passion for learning and prepare them for their future careers.
 

Preparing Students for Digital Learning Success
Thursday April 17, 2014 @ 3:00 pm EST / 12:00 pm PST
As more districts implement digital learning initiatives, 1:1 programs, and prepare for new assessments, it is vital that educators help students develop the 21st century skills they need to be successful. In this webinar, you’ll learn best practices from Greenwich Public School District in Connecticut by the Director of Digital Learning, Phil Dunn. Hear how Greenwich is integrating technology into everyday instruction to ensure students have the digital literacy skills needed for Smarter Balanced and for learning success in a 1:1 environment.
 
 
Leadership Strategies: Using Video to Shift Teacher Practice
Thursday April 10, 2014 @ 3:00 pm EST / 12:00 pm PST
During this webinar Jim Knight, professional development expert and best-selling author, will discuss how to harness the power of video to make significant, lasting improvements in teacher practice. Michelle Rooks will share how Teton County School District put these ideas into action and is using video to provide equity-driven instructional and leadership strategies to address their district's striking achievement gap.
 
 
How Huntsville Independent School District helps close the digital divide with Google Chromebooks and Apps
Wednesday March 26, 2014 @ 1:00 pm EST / 10:00 am PST
In this webinar hear directly from the Director of Staff Development and District Initiatives for Huntsville Independent School District about how they effectively used technology to improve student engagement and learning. Through the use of Google Chromebooks and Google Apps for Education, Huntsville has seen students own their own learning, has increased access to learning, and has provided more and better tools for teachers. Hear about how they deployed over 800 Chromebooks and Google Apps accounts to every student to help close the digital divide.
 
 
Preparing for Online Standardized Testing – Ensuring Device Connectivity with Reliable WiFi
Thursday March 6, 2014 @ 1 pm EST / 10 am PST
Come Spring 2015, the 45 states that have fully adopted the Common Core initiative must administer online standardized testing that will measure student proficiency in the updated subject areas of learning. While many states have provided guidelines for teachers to update curriculum and ensure accurate testing environments, direction for district IT departments to prepare or update their network implementations and ensure device connectivity for these tests is still not so clear. In this webinar, you’ll hear success stories of deploying wireless implementations to support online standardized testing, and about what factors to keep top of mind when prepping your network.
 
 
Real Solutions for Today's Education Challenges
Thursday February 20, 2014 @ 2 pm EST / 11 am PST
Join us for an interactive, education focused webinar hosted by Canon U.S,A. and a real school district to learn strategies that can be implemented to help manage and reduce printing costs in schools. Canon USA, along with a leading School District, and a premier Industry Analyst, IDC, will discuss different methods that can help enable to schools to: Continue to provide high-quality academics while facing budget cuts; Access new technology to help manage print costs despite tight budgets constraints; and achieve sustainability goals by reducing paper usage and waste
 

Chromebooks as the Catalyst for Change in Edmonton Public Schools
Tuesday February 18, 2014 @ 2 pm EST / 11 am PST
In this webinar, you’ll hear directly from the Technology Coordinator of Edmonton Public Schools in Canada about how they successfully introduced, implemented, and continue to sustain the growing use of Chromebooks and Google Apps. Learn how Google Chromebooks for Education allow schools, like Edmonton, to use the power and simplicity of the web for unlimited teaching and learning opportunities and to engage all constituents from parents, students, teachers, and administrators. Chromebooks are great for the classroom and beyond for dynamic learning environments, easy scalable IT management, and the unique ability to harness the best of the web to fit school’s curriculum and student achievement goals.
 
 

Intel-Based Chromebooks in Education
Wednesday February 12, 2014 @ 4 pm EST / 1 pm PST
What happens when next-generation Chromebooks are placed in the hands of students and teachers? Several ed tech experts will talk about ways Chromebooks are being used in the classroom for everything from online assessment to blended learning practices and offer advice on selecting the right Chromebook device for your school.
 
 
Pathway to Mobile Learning: Secrets to Success
Tuesday February 11, 2014 @ 2 pm EST / 11 am PST
Embarking on or extending your 1:1 or BYOD program? There are a lot of things to consider if you want to make sure it's helping you meet academic goals. You'll learn from other districts successes so you can ensure your mobile learning program is a success. Plus ask questions and share your thoughts.
 
 
Best Practices in Preparing for High Stakes Testing
Thursday February 6, 2014 @ 2 pm EST / 11 am PST
With high stakes online testing about to begin for Common Core State Standards, many districts are still planning their strategy and building their infrastructure. While there are no easy answers, some districts have made their strategic choices and are posed to handle testing and data effectively and efficiently. This panel of district leaders will detail what they have in place and how they got there – and answer your questions about what you can do to make it all work for your district.
 
 
Google in Education: Firsthand Experience from Council Bluffs
Tuesday January 28, 2014 @ 3 pm EST / 12 pm PST
In this webinar, you’ll hear about how Council Bluffs Community Schools in Iowa have gone 1:1 with Google in Education solutions. The educators will share more about their technology journey and the impact these changes have had for educators and students. The Council Bluffs Community Schools are proud to be the only Iowa District with an improved Graduation Rate for 7 consecutive years.
 
 
Adaptive Learning Technology: Who is using it, why, and how it’s working
Tuesday January 14, 2014 @ 2 pm ET / 11 am PT
Adaptive learning technology assesses and analyzes student performance to provide motivating, personalized instruction that increases student achievement. Join us as we discuss the results of a Tech & Learning survey of more than 3,000 K-12 educators and technology pros about how they use this emerging technology to design and implement customized learning paths for their students.
 
 
Going 1:1 with Google in Education: Firsthand Experience with Tablets and Chromebooks
Tuesday December 17, 2013 @ 3 pm ET / 12 pm PT
In this webinar, you’ll hear directly from educators at Hillsborough Township Public Schools in New Jersey about how they have gone 1:1 with Google in Education solutions across their District. The District is committed to providing a superior education for all its students, to build their passion for learning and prepare them for their future careers.
 
 


Everything You Should Know About How E-Rate Changes Will Affect Your School
Tuesday November 19, 2013, 2:00 pm ET / 11:00 am PT
For schools that rely on the E-Rate to provide connectivity to help prepare their students for college and careers in a global society, the proposed changes and updates to the E-Rate program are a critical factor in providing a comprehensive technology program. Hear from Thomas Almazon of the Yolo County Office of Education about his district's E-Rate preparedness, and find out how you can save your school or district real money for telecom services.
 
 

Are You Ready for the Common Core Assessments?
Wednesday November 13, 2013, 4:00 pm ET / 1:00 pm PT
2014 is almost upon us and districts in PARCC and Smarter Balanced states are scrambling to figure out what's needed in order to be ready to assess students using the still-evolving online tests. Do you have enough bandwidth? The right devices, configured in the right way? Plans for when, where and how to administer the assessments without shutting down instructional programs for a prolonged period of time? Come hear how other districts are dealing with these challenges and what you can do to stay ahead of the curve as you prepare for CCSS assessment.
 
 
What Standards and Assessments Mean for College and Career Readiness
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 2:00 pm EST / 11:00 am PST
Join us in this webinar where we’ll discuss the impact of the new Common Core State Standards on every school district adopting them, and how one school system has already made substantial changes to better prepare their faculty and students for success.
 
 
Listening, Literacy and the Common Core: How Audio Books Improve Reading Ability by Meeting Specific ELA Standards
Thursday October 3, 2013, 3:30 pm EST / 12:30 pm PST
Audiobooks are a proven literacy resource, which is why they’ve been used in classrooms for decades. The benefits of listening to audiobooks are many, including enhanced vocabulary, fluency and listening skills. In fact, there are reading methods such as The Daily 5, which include listening as part of the curriculum; studies show that when a listening component is added to reading instruction, student achievement increases measurably. Finally, there are specific listening requirements that are spelled out by grade level in the newly adopted Common Core Standards.
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