Preparing Students for Digital Learning SuccessThursday 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.
Using Google for Cost-Effective, Easy-to-Manage Online Assessment
Thursday August 29, 3 pm EST / 12 pm PST
In this webinar, speakers from Google and Acer’s Education teams will provide an overview of the Acer Chromebook and Google’s web-based Admin console, focusing on how Chromebooks can be used as secure devices for online assessments for students. In addition, the webinar will also review Acer Education Premier Support and Educare, an exclusive support offering for K-12 customers.
Personalized Instruction: Meeting the Needs of Each Student
Thursday June 13, 2013 | 4 pm EST / 1 pm PST
This webinar showcases new research demonstrating how technology supports individualized instruction by integrating ongoing assessment into engaging digital content that is at just the right level for each student. This new breed of technology can: Deliver customized lessons with individualized learning paths for each student; Integrate assessment and instruction seamlessly; Create PreK to grade 5 math curriculum that meets Common Core Standards; Enhance teacher productivity and drive student achievement with real time data.
Going 1-to-Web with Chromebooks for Education
Tuesday June 4, 2013 | 4 pm EST / 1 pm PST
In this webinar educators from Milpitas Unified School District in California will share how they are using web-based technologies like Google Apps for Education and Chromebooks, the impact this has had on teaching & learning, and their advice for others. Google Apps for Education is free web-based email, calendar & documents that allow for collaborative working anytime, anywhere. Chromebooks are affordable, easy-to-manage web-based laptops. Google’s Tom Gierke will provide information about the Google Apps suite and Chromebooks at the start of this webinar.
Demystifying Windows 8 & Tablet Technology: Webinar Series
This series of Webinars will address the curricular and technology needs for districts planning for the future in the world of Common Core Standards and Assessments. In addition, it will address what technology is robust enough as students enter institutions of higher education.
- Common Core and IT: Tuesday April 23, 2013 @ 4:00 pm EST / 1:00 pm PST
- Common Core and Curriculum: Tuesday April 30, 2013 @ 4:00 pm EST / 1:00 pm PST
- Higher Education: Tuesday May 7, 2013 @ 4:00 pm EST / 1:00 pm PST