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Spotlight on Supporting Instruction in the Common Core
FREE! Teachers are preparing for a variety of instructional shifts with the introduction of the Common Core State Standards. This Spotlight explores some of the ways educators are getting ready for the standards, including using virtual professional development, forming educator cadres to prepare for common assessments, producing e-textbooks, and building capacity for new instructional approaches.
In this webinar, Kim Spencer, senior program manager, will discuss how the K12 Homebound Education and Alternative Learning program can help districts effectively and efficiently meet the unique logistical, educational, and emotional obstacles that homebound students face as they attempt to balance academics with treatment and recovery.
Join Kirk Langer, Director of Technology, Lincoln Public Schools, to hear how his team was able to replace a manual system of random emails and phone calls with an automated and easy-to-use help desk solution, including:
• A fast implementation
• Automated request routing with a documented escalation process
• One-click audit trails
Large and small districts are now using digital tools to inform parents about daily happenings and upcoming events. While the cost and time savings are drawing many education leaders to use these communication modes, many are also hoping they will engage parents who tend to be less involved in school.
Social networking can now provide teachers with new access to experts, curricula, and model initiatives around the world. Instructional technology specialist Kyle Pace helps train educators to tap into social networking and find valuable resources they could not get otherwise.
Explore the methods used by accomplished educators to build intrinsic, or self-directed, motivation in students. Our expert guests—teacher and author Larry Ferlazzo and principal Chris Wejr—will provide background and actionable strategies for creating conditions in classrooms and schools that inspire students to take greater ownership of their learning and futures.
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