Maker Learning Research Webinar: Maker Empowerment

Digital Promise

Phyllis Meade, from Henry County Public Schools in Virginia, tuned into Dr. Clapp’s webinar to help keep her district’s program aligned with best practices in research. We want to know more about assessing our program.”.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking


You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download.

Authentic Assessments to Support Teaching and Learning

We, as edtech leaders and classroom teachers, must explore pathways where assessments support teaching and learning in the 21st century. Authentic assessments are always about the connections we make with students, each other, and the broader community as indicated in a Gallup poll.

2016 EdTechTeam Impact Report


Other books were pursued to fill a particular need, such as inspiring learning spaces, assessment that matters, or classroom management in the digital age. View this Impact Report (and other years) at

Webinar covers social and emotional learning strategies

eSchool News

Event covers Devereux Student Strengths Assessment. The webinar, held from 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM EDT (8:00 AM – 8:45 AM PDT), will feature: 1. Paul A. To register for the free webinar, go to:

Webinar - "Sexual Harassment of Library Staff" on September 17th

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

A 60-minute webinar, recorded in a special Library 2.0 Register to attend live or to have access to the recordings by clicking on the "Join WEBINAR" on THIS PAGE. Why did you wait so long to report this?

New to Competency-Based Learning? Here're Five Ways to Assess It


When a competency-based approach to assessment is in place, students must show what they know as well as what they can do. According to a 2016 report by iNACOL, 36 states are currently investigating policy surrounding competency-based education. And as interest in this approach to teaching and learning increases, so does the need for assessments to support it. Below are five ways to approach competency-based learning assessment.

Final PublicSchoolWORKS School Safety Talks Webinar on Crisis Prevention and Response Features Safety & Security Coordinator


Cincinnati, OH ( April 30, 2018 ) — PublicSchoolWORKS is hosting its third and final School Safety Talks webinar focused on crisis prevention, preparedness and response on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 2 p.m. To register for the free 60-minute webinar, click here.

Recent Articles On Homelessness + Libraries | Next Week's Webinar - "Interacting With The Homeless"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Please consider joining us for this 60-minute webinar, part of a special Library 2.0 Register to attend live and to have access to the recordings by clicking on the JOIN WEBINAR button HERE. More information on the webinar is below the articles.

WEBINAR - Active Shooter / Armed Attackers: Stopping Them Before They Get To Your Campus

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

"Active Shooter / Armed Attackers: Stopping Them Before They Get To Your Campus" A 60-minute webinar (live and recorded) in a new series with Dr. Steve Albrecht , held on Thursday, April 25th, 2019, at 4:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. TO REGISTER: Click on the JOIN WEBINAR button HERE.

Principal Survey: Voices from the Field

Shannon Holden, Principal of Pierce City High School (MO), our host and moderator for the Principal Leadership Community, provides an interpretation of the results, and you can download the report below. edWeb Blog Research & Reports

How a Focus on Daily Improvement Helped This District Surpass Its Growth Goals


To identify learning gaps, teachers and district leaders worked with Edulastic , a K-12 digital assessment company, to create custom assessments. It’s so nice because teachers don't have the time to come up with those common assessments.”.

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Games and Apps for Supporting Young Students with Mathematics Difficulties

>>> VIEW THE WEBINAR RECORDING. The most recent data from the National Association of Educational Progress (NAEP) showed that 58% of US fourth grade students are below proficiency level in mathematics (The Nation’s Report Card, 2013).

Library 2.0 Webinar - Coaching Skills for Library Managers and Supervisors: Getting Better Performance and Behavior From Your Employees One Meeting at a Time

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This is a 60-minute webinar (live and recorded) in a special Library 2.0 TO REGISTER, click HERE and then on the JOIN WEBINAR button to the top right. (If He is board certified in HR, security management, employee coaching, and threat assessment.

edWeb Survey on Teacher Professional Development

Assess how edWeb compares with other teacher professional learning options. I’ve presented at a conference, workshop, or webinar. For each of these activities, edWeb members reported higher participation and engagement than the teachers who responded from the MCH list.

What is Kiddom? Why is it right for you? And free resources to inform your teaching

Ask a Tech Teacher

The ideal would be to have all assignments, assessment, and submittals for each student curated in one spot that automatically updates as the year progresses–and provides actionable reports. Teachers create assessments aligned with pre-selected standards.

3 Favorite Webtools for students (and teachers)

Ask a Tech Teacher

I subscribe to lots of technology-in-education forums (here’s a list of my trusted education advisors ) and attend as many webinars as I can. History Reviews Web Tools assessments literacy

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This Toolkit Helps Take the Stress Out of State Testing


Assessment For Learning. We walk you through the process of distinguishing between various assessment types, building goals, identifying best practices around your assessments and analyzing your data to make lasting instructional decisions throughout the year. In this 10-minute on-demand webinar, we guide you through essential steps that can help schools, parents and students prepare for testing. Student Performance Improves on State Assessments.

Edgenuity Launches Redesigned Student Experience


The new student dashboard allows learners to access important information from the homepage, including course overviews that display multiple grading metrics, upcoming submission dates, and embedded progress reports. Assessment News Classroom Technology curriculum Ed Tech Ticker

Document Student Growth with Portfolios

Teacher Reboot Camp

Also, check out my recent webinar recording of the process here. Get learners to track and reflect on their progress at regular intervals, such as each progress report time, with student led conferences (SLC). Students can use an Assessing my Assessment sheet to reflect on their growth and identify areas for improvement. “How you climb a mountain is more important than reaching the top.” – Yvon Chouinard.

Helping Parents Prepare Their Child for State Tests

Digital Promise

Furthermore, nine in 10 parents think their child is at grade level in reading and math, when only 39 percent of teachers report their students start the year prepared for grade-level work.

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Three Ways to Support Educators Who Hate to Teach Writing


To empower teacher-leaders to nurture a culture of writing, watch the webinar, How to Build a District Culture of Writing. For district leaders used to relying on the state assessment for data on writing performance, implementing a consistent way to digitally track student writing can be transformative. “It After receiving a writing feedback report for her class, Theresa felt less overwhelmed and more excited to teach writing.

Interoperability in K-12 Education — How Districts Can Improve Teaching Efficiency and Student Success

Digital Promise

Siloed systems for testing, grades, and class content made it difficult to assess, evaluate, and analyze student performance. Read the Center for Digital Education report, Interoperability in K-12 Education.

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Engage With Your Learning Community: MasteryConnect (a CommonCore Resource)


MasteryConnect makes it simple to share and discover common formative assessments and track mastery of state and Common Core standards. You can now view common assessments on the iPad.

How Microcredentials Can Boost Professional Learning


In this webinar, we’ll explore: How can teachers understand the value of microcredentials for their own personal learning? How rigorous of an assessment is involved and is there a common definition or evaluation process? Making Professional Learning Count : This report, by the research firm Grunwald Associates, highlights the importance of effective professional development for educators and summarizes teachers’ attitudes toward competency-based professional learning.

Epic Effective Classroom Decoration and Design Resources

The CoolCatTeacher

Learning Space Toolkit by North Carolina State University has a system for needs assessment and space planning. Clever Classrooms: Summary report of the HEAD project.

Top 10 Informz Blog Posts from 2017

The Principal of Change

Targeted Revenue Source: Lapsed Member Recruiting [Webinar Recording]. In this webinar we cover how to determine why former members allow their membership to lapse, and quick, targeted strategies for bringing them back into the fold. 7,000 Subject Line Tests Later [Webinar Recording].

How to Increase Reading Comprehension With a Daily Dose of D.E.A.R.


A 2000 report by the National Reading Panel downplayed the effectiveness of SSR despite evidence to the contrary. This report was foundational in crafting the Reading First program and has since skewed the importance of oral reading in the US. OTTER. SQUIRT. ZYLAR?

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Charting the future of competency-based education policy

The Christensen Institute

A few weeks ago, during a webinar hosted by the Northeast College and Career Readiness Research Alliance , New Hampshire’s Deputy Commissioner of Education Paul Leather outlined his state’s strategy in order to continue to develop competency-based education approaches. Some of the state’s initiatives to build this new model are included in 2Revolution’s latest detailed report on New Hampshire, New Hampshire Goes First: A Vision to Scale Competency-Based Education across a PreK-20 System.

How Effective for Learning are the Apps we Use?


Impact tracks the link between student usage on a particular app and how that may or may not influence their performance on assessments. To figure that out, they can look at assessment data for evidence of correlation between apps and test score improvement.

edWeb Releases Survey on Teacher Professional Development

Assess how edWeb compares with other teacher professional learning options. I’ve presented at a conference, workshop, or webinar. For each of these activities, edWeb members reported higher participation and engagement than the teachers who responded from the MCH list.

What’s New


Faria will deliver a new and improved version of Atlas, combining its curriculum planning functions with ManageBac’s learning management functions including assessment and reporting, service learning, and project-based learning.

This summer’s ultimate ed tech professional development guide


By now, you and teachers across North America have administered the last exams, filled out every report card and tidied your classrooms (so that’s where that library book was hiding!). Intel Teach – Assessment in 21 st Century Classrooms has a ton of good resources and planning activities.

Google Forms Update: New Look & Feel

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Although I prefer the text alignment in the old form, I decided to accept the changes in order to share the new version in my upcoming webinar with Simple K12. If you're a big fan of the Google Form like me, you may have noticed that the icon has changed colors.

?Framework: Future Ready Schools’ Commitment and Dashboard


Then, district leaders are linked to the FRS dashboard , a five-step interactive and collaborative planning tool with a hub where they can access self-assessments and receive customized reports to guide their development and implementation of action plans. “For personalized learning to thrive, principals must create a culture of innovation that brings together students, teachers, administrators, parents and the community to share a vision for an improved learning experience.”.