Promethean Partners with EdChat Interactive to Host STEM, Engagement & Robotics Professional Development Series

Three interactive, online PD sessions to be presented by distinguished educators
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Three interactive, online PD sessions to be presented by distinguished educators

Three interactive, online PD sessions to be presented by distinguished educators

(ATLANTA) September 27, 2016 —ClassFlow™, free teacher-designed lesson delivery software that energizes the classroom learning experience, is partnering with EdChat Interactiveto host the STEM, Engagement & Robotics webinar series. Delivered in an interactive format through Shindig video chat, EdChat Interactive replaces traditional “talking head” webinars with an awesome online professional development experience that engages and excites. Veteran educators and ClassFlow Ambassadors from around the country will share their experiences and practical tips they learned from launching technology programs built around a STEM curriculum, engaging assessments, robotics, and coding.

“We’re extremely excited to partner with EdChat Interactive to provide interactive PD sessions to educators across the nation,” said Bethany Beaudrie, Global Learning Community Manager at Promethean. “The topics of STEM, engaging assessment, and robotics are all extremely relevant to teaching today’s 21st-century learner. During the interactive webinars, we have the opportunity to highlight the impressive work and best practices of experienced educators who are leaders in their schools and communities, and who are also familiar with how ClassFlow can support these initiatives.”

EdChat Interactive provides busy educators with interactive, 45-minute online PD sessions that use live video to enable peer-to-peer sharing of education best practices. “This is an exciting series,” said Mitch Weisburgh, the co-founder of EdChat Interactive. “These educators are all engaging their kids in learning and are going to share and refine their techniques with other educators. EdChat Interactive gives them a forum that is much more social than just a lecture or webinar.”

The interactive webinar series will include:

Growing A STEM Program from The Ground Up with Cindy Wallace
Wednesday, September 28, 2016, at 8:00 EST/5:00 PST

In this presentation, STEM Coordinator Cindy Wallace, along with colleagues from Marshall Independent School District in Texas, will detail how they designed a STEM program to develop future-ready students. Their program uses rigorous, standards-aligned projects that involve real-world problems, global connections, hands-on builds, and technology. Attendees will learn how to build their program’s framework and focus, as well as how to find resources, community partnerships, and funding sources.

To register for this webinar, click here.

Engaging Assessment with Kathy Perret
Thursday, October 13, 2016, at 8:00 EST/5:00 PST

Kathy Perret, an 18-year elementary school teaching veteran and instructional coach, will highlight how assessment can be leveraged in the learning process to excite and motivate learners. Her strategies include giving students the opportunity to address how they learn, guiding them to want to learn, and asking questions along the way to apply what they learn.

To register for this webinar, click here.

Today's Classroom: Robotics, Programming, and Computer Science with Dave Blanchard
Wednesday, October 26, 2016, at 8:00 EST/5:00 PST

In today's classroom, students no longer complete worksheets; instead, they explore problems and create solutions. During this EdChat Interactive, Dave Blanchard, 21st-century skills and technology teacher at Cambridge-Isanti Schools (MN), will discuss popular tools for integrating robotics, programming, and computer science into your classroom, with a focus on content and tools for K-8 grades.

To register for this webinar, click here.

ClassFlow allows teachers to showcase lesson content on any interactive display, share digital lesson materials with students, administer quizzes and polls, and assign group learning activities using mobile devices. For more information on ClassFlow and to sign up for an account, visit Participants that register for a free ClassFlow account prior to the webinars may find that it enriches their experience.

About Promethean
Promethean is a global education company that improves learning productivity by developing, integrating, and implementing innovative 21st-century learning environments that help make everyone more engaged, empowered, and successful. Promethean’s main corporate offices are located in Blackburn, UK, and Atlanta, USA. Promethean is a member of the Net Dragon Websoft, Inc. (HKSE: 0777) group of companies. For more information, please visit

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