MAGNET-RELATED Webinars

To help you take advantage of online opportunities to build your professional knowledge, the MSAP Center offers this list of webinars. To learn more, click on the link at the end of a description to go to the sponsoring organization’s website.

SWAY Cool Reading

Organization: Ok2Ask
Date: October 16, 2018
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: Good readers take breaks to process what they are reading.  Learn to use Microsoft Sway to guide comprehension through the use of research-based strategies.  Helping students become aware of reading comprehension strategies allows them to manage their learning and empowers them to read strategically.  While teaching students to think about how they read isn't an end to itself, it is a great instructional strategy. This is specifically helpful in a flipped or blended learning model. Join us and learn how to put this into action in your classroom. Learn More

Micro-credentialing and Teacher Professional Learning

Organization: REL Northeast & Islands
Date: October 17, 2018
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: As district leaders seek new and improved ways to advance educator professional development, many are considering incorporating micro-credentials into their districts’ professional learning systems or are in the early stages of piloting them. This webinar will provide evidence-based information on micro-credentials and how best to use them to support teacher learning. The webinar also will present lessons learned from early adopters about the design and implementation of these programs. Learn More

10 Apps Every Teacher Needs NOW!

Organization: edWeb.net
Date: October 23, 2018
Time: 4:00 - 5:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: Technology in the educational arena is moving at warp speed—it is almost impossible for teachers to keep up with all the innovations in the app world. In order to stay connected, it helps to meet with a large group of knowledgeable colleagues who have vetted numerous apps and determined whether or not they have a place in the classroom. Learn More

Using Digital Tools and Social Media to Engage Families in School Improvement Initiatives

Organization: REL Central
Date: October 23, 2018
Time: 3:00 - 4:15 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: This REL Central webinar will present research-based strategies to engage families in school improvement initiatives. Presenters will discuss tools, resources, and strategies from Partners in Education: A Dual Capacity-Building Framework for Family–School Partnerships(2013) and BSCP Center Strategic Communications Toolbox (2017) that support the communication, through a thoughtful and coordinated process, of key messages related to school improvement goals and strategies. The webinar will highlight digital tools and social media used by state and local education agencies to engage families in order to support school improvement initiatives. Learn More

Revolutionary Learning: Interactive History Games for All Secondary Social Studies Students

Organization: edWeb.net
Date: October 24, 2018
Time: 4:00 - 5:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: Looking for innovative ways to immerse students in the drama and decisions that shaped U.S. history? Have you considered using interactive role-playing games to introduce and extend key themes in the secondary social studies curriculum? This edWebinar will explore ways for middle and high school students to “live” transformational moments in U.S. history. Our presenter will use the first Mission US game, “For Crown or Colony?”—available free to schools from WNET—to introduce effective ways to integrate “serious games” into U.S. history curriculum. The edWebinar will also focus on successful strategies for including English language learners and struggling readers in the full learning experience. Learn More

Cultivating Future Ready Admin: Leading Digital Transformation Through Personalized Professional Development

Organization: edWeb.net
Date: October 29, 2018
Time: 4:00 - 5:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: How can principals effectively inspire and support educators to personalize learning for students? In this edWebinar, learn how the Vancouver Public Schools Future Ready Admin initiative builds principal capacity in digital transformation, providing personalized professional development to building leaders and engaging in problems of practice for building leadership. Discover how the district conceived, designed, and implemented this project applying the Future Ready Schools initiative at the Alliance for Excellent Education and ISTE Administrator Standards into their practice. Learn More

Regional Approaches to Addressing Teacher Shortages

Organization: REL Mid-Atlantic
Date: October 29, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: The goal of the webinar is to build capacity of local and state leaders, as well as administrators from higher education, to address teacher shortages via district–university partnerships. This webinar will increase participants’ knowledge of a diverse set of approaches underway, beginning with a broad overview of the data demonstrating the growing gap in teacher supply and demand in the mid-Atlantic region. It will describe four existing district–university partnerships in the region and discuss lessons learned to date. Learn More

Using Your Smartphone for Teacher Help

Organization: edWeb.net
Date: November 13, 2018
Time: 5:00 - 6:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: Large school districts have huge budgets for 1:1 initiatives using Chromebooks and/or iPads. What if you teach in a small district that cannot afford to outfit teachers and students with the latest technology? Did you know that teachers can create interactive lessons, assess students, keep in contact with parents in a confidential way, and curate instructional content using only their cellphone? Learn More

Character Education: Interview with Medal of Honor Recipient Robert Modrzejewski (Vietnam)

Organization: edWeb.net
Date: November 15, 2018
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: Plan for your class to tune in for a live interview (or watch the on-demand recording) with Medal of Honor Recipient Robert Modrzejewski. Modrzejewski performed the actions for which he would later be awarded the Medal of Honor while serving with the Marines in Vietnam in 1966. Although exposed to enemy fire and despite painful wounds, Maj. Modrzejewski crawled 200 meters to provide critically needed ammunition to an exposed element of his command and was constantly present wherever the fighting was heaviest. Despite numerous casualties, a dwindling supply of ammunition, and the knowledge that they were surrounded, he skillfully directed artillery fire to within a few meters of his position and courageously inspired the efforts of his company in repelling the aggressive enemy attack. His unparalleled personal heroism and indomitable leadership inspired his men to a significant victory over the enemy force and reflected great credit upon himself, the Marine Corps, and the U.S. Naval Service. Learn More

What Does It Take to Build and Maintain a Principal Pipeline Within a Large Urban District?

Organization: National Association of Secondary School Principals
Date: October 10, 2019
Time: 3:30 - 4:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: As a Wallace Foundation “Principal Pipeline” Initiative school district, Prince George’s County Public Schools in Maryland, will share their approach to building a principal pipeline using four key levers: developing leadership standards, creating pre-service preparation programs, selective hiring process and “best fit” placement, and providing on-the-job evaluation and support. Learn More