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.

Google Form Basics

Organization: Ok2Ask
Date: April 17, 2018
Time: 7:00-8:30 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: Google forms can support classroom instruction AND improve teacher productivity. You can use Google Forms to create surveys and quizzes; collect research data; and plan events. Unlike other "freemium" web-based form tools, Google forms is completely free and allows for unlimited questions and responses, as well as logic branching. Once completed and shared, recipients can easily fill out and submit their responses. A Google form is automatically connected to a spreadsheet with the same title. When you send or share a form, recipients’ responses will automatically be collected in that spreadsheet. Learn More

Language, Discussion, and Questions in Early Math

Organization: REL Central
Date: April 18, 2018
Time: 3:00-5:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: You are invited to participate in a REL Central webinar. The webinar will present research-based strategies to support early childhood language development and mathematical thinking through posing rich mathematical questions. It will focus on strategies to implement Recommendation 4, “Teach children to view and describe their world mathematically,” from the IES practice guide Teaching Math to Young Children (Frye et al., 2013, p. 42). Learn More

Examining the Reliability and Validity of Teacher Candidate Evaluation Instruments

Organization: REL Central
Date: April 19, 2018
Time: 3:00-5:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: The Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Central, in collaboration with the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE), is presenting an online webinar on approaches to establishing evidence of validity and reliability for instruments used to evaluate teacher candidates. This webinar will review Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) expectations for the validity and reliability of assessments developed by educator preparation program staff. In addition to providing in-depth information regarding approaches to examine the validity and reliability of teacher candidate performance assessments, the webinar will offer an overview of existing teacher candidate evaluation instruments, including the steps taken to examine and ensure their validity and reliability. Learn More

Smithsonian Science How Webcast: Fantastic Ferns: Biodiversity and Evolution - featuring Botanist Eric Schuettpelz

Organization: Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Date: April 19, 2018
Time: 11:00-11:30 AM & 2:00-2:30 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: Bring a Smithsonian scientist into your classroom with Smithsonian Science How video webcasts. Learn More

An Introduction to Student Exhibition Nights

Organization: iNACOL
Date: April 19, 2018
Time: 6:00-7:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: In this webinar, teachers at Simpsonville Elementary School (KY) will share their experiences with implementing Student Exhibition Nights at their school. Teachers will share tips on making exhibition nights a success, examples of student projects, and ways to promote student agency, voice and choice in the learning process. Learn promising practices to bring student exhibition nights to your school or district. Learn More

Effective Feedback for Student Growth

Organization: Ok2Ask
Date: April 24, 2018
Time: 7:00-8:30 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: If you wonder how to use tech tools to give your students better feedback then this session is for you. Helpful feedback can come from a variety of sources. Learn to guide students in self-reflection and peer feedback. Use tech tools to facilitate teacher and community feedback. Help students understand the value of feedback from multiple sources and realize the growth potential of embracing both positive and negative responses. Learn More

Classroom Management Mistakes That Undermine Your Authority

Organization: edWeb
Date: April 24, 2018
Time: 5:00-6:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: The number one challenge facing you as a teacher is the process of establishing yourself as the authority figure in your classroom. Unfortunately, implementing your discipline plan the wrong way actually undermines your authority. Join middle school administrator Shannon Holden in this edWebinar as he shows how to leverage all the resources at your disposal to effectively eliminate discipline problems and manage your class the correct way. Learn More

Comprehensive Supports for College-Bound Students

Organization: REL Midwest
Date: April 24, 2018
Time: 3:00-4:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: This webinar will highlight the effects of financial aid and college readiness supports on student success and focus on research findings on supports that exclusively provide financial aid compared to supports that combine financial aid with academic resources. Lyzz Davis, Ph.D., senior researcher with REL Midwest, discuss a REL Midwest Just-in-Time study conducted with the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, the Indiana Department of Education, and Indiana’s Management Performance Hub that explores the correlation between different types of financial aid—some paired with college readiness supports—and early college success. The project sought to answer research questions addressing issues such as how the percentage of Indiana students showing early college success varies in relation to whether students received a Pell Grant or a 21st Century Scholarship. Presenters from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education will discuss the 21st Century Scholars Program in more detail, and presenters from the Oklahoma’s Promise Program will share information about their program to show similar efforts in a different state. Both programs provide financial aid contingent upon student academic progress and postsecondary planning in high school. Learn More

Evidence-Based Argumentation in Science: A Reading Apprenticeship Approach

Organization: WestEd
Date: April 25, 2018
Time: 6:00-7:15 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: Learning to argue and arguing to learn are two common approaches to socialize students into argumentation in school. Learning to argue focuses on argumentative structures used for constructing effective arguments, such as claims, evidence, and reasoning (C.E.R.). Arguing to learn focuses on the language and structure of argumentation or the use of argumentation as a tool for knowledge building. A third approach, interactive argumentation, focuses on student jointly adjudicating competing interpretations of text. Although expressed in ordinary language, interactive argumentation is supported by evidence and supported by logic. Interactive argumentation has the potential to provide frequent practice of argumentation skills embedded throughout curricular units. The presenters will describe supports for interactive argumentation and see a example of interactive argumentation from a science classroom. Learn More

Building Digital Learning Environments: Tools for Implementation

Organization: edWeb
Date: April 26, 2018
Time: 2:00-3:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: During this edWebinar, State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) will release a new resource for educational stakeholders that supports digital learning implementation: Transformative Digital Learning: A Guide to Implementation. SETDA, in collaboration with multiple partners and state leaders, developed a comprehensive set of professional learning resources to build state and district capacity in support of the transition to digital learning. This edWebinar will highlight a set of professional learning resources, known as facilitator guides, for states and districts to provide customized support and training regarding digital learning implementation. Learn More
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