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Executive functioning is crucial for learning and development. These are the skills that allow us to plan, focus, organize, and set and achieve goals. Utilizing digital resources with purposeful literacy lessons provides opportunities for teachers and students to develop self-awareness, organizational skills, self-regulation, planning and prioritizing. In this course, you'll learn how to incorporate executive functioning in reading and writing instruction to build life-long skills.Michele L. Haiken, Ed.D. is an educator, author, and blogger. She has been teaching for more than 24 years and is passionate about empowering 21st century learners through educational technology and literacy so everyone can reach excellence. She is the author of Creative SEL: Using Hands On Projects to Boost Social-Emotional Learning and Personalized Reading.
You've got a new class, but what do you need to know about them? This course will share different data sources that you can use to plan your initial instruction and differentiate right from the start. We will explore a variety of collection tools that are immediately usable, easy to implement, and sustainable, through the Lumio, Mircrosoft, and Google platforms. Start the year off by supporting and enriching your student's learning.
Wakelet is the perfect tool for organizing content for personal and student use. In this session, we’ll explore how to use Wakelet to create your own virtual calming room that students can access with ease. Join us to learn how to add resources for meditation, mindfulness, inspiration, and so much more to your Wakelet collection. We will also discuss how a digital calming space can be a powerful resource for students, teachers, and families.
Are you interested in learning more about staying safe in the digital world? In this session, we’ll cover the basics of cybersecurity and strategies for teaching our students to stay protected while working on digital platforms. We will also explore the potential risks associated with working and interacting online. Join us as we discover security basics to protect our personal files and data from unauthorized access.
Parent teacher conferences can be a stressful time for parents, teachers, and even students, but, it doesn't have to be that way. In this course, we'll take a look at some things that everyone involved can do to get the most out of this critical event! Join us as we see how you can make conferences meaningful.
Parent-teacher conference season is a great time to give students activities that encourage them to reflect on their work habits, social skills, and identify some of their strengths and weaknesses in the classroom. Whether students are filling out a basic skills form or writing freely about their strengths and areas of improvement, this can free up some time for you before conferences and can be a valuable addition to your meetings with guardians. Join us to learn some ideas that will help get students reflecting!
February is National Heart Health Month, and it is the perfect time to teach students about the importance of heart-healthy activities and living an overall healthy lifestyle. In this session, we will explore strategies for teaching students about Heart Health Month and showcase specific activities to get them up and moving. From yoga and meditation, to a PSA on fitness and heart health, students will be engaged every step of the way!
Are you looking to tackle the topic of Super Bowl across the different content areas? In this session, we will look at how you can create cross-curricular activities to teach students about tradition, competition and other defining characteristics of the Super Bowl celebration. We will also explore how your students can bring the fun home to engage family and friends in some Super Bowl-themed activities!
Just about every educator has visited Teachers Pay Teachers at least once and can share a success story that came from a resource they discovered in the extensive library the site offers. Easel by TPT is one of the newest additions to hit their site and it has been designed to help support educators beyond sharing lesson materials. Join us as we walk through the features of Easel by TPT and explore how you can teach, assign, and assess students while delivering engaging digital content!
Are you looking to enhance your ELLs' language skills? In this session, we will discuss the importance of teaching expressive and receptive language skills to students. We will then explore how to use Flip to have students practice speaking and expressing themselves creatively. We will dive into specific topics, activity ideas, and prompts that can be done on Flip, as well as best practices for having your ELLs communicate effectively. Join us to explore this accessible tool for students to work on their language skills in an engaging way!
Bulletin boards can be powerful, eye-catching tools that communicate information and celebrate student learning. Have you ever thought about using them to help support students' social-emotional needs? Join us as we discover unique bulletin board ideas and best practices for creating boards that promote SEL, inclusiveness, and make a positive impact.
Students already know that an impressive cover can make a book stand out on the shelf. In this course, we will go over how you can challenge your students to be illustrators for the day by designing their own digital book covers. Join us as we take a deeper dive into the different programs that you can use, and the handy design tools within these websites!
IXL is a digital education platform that personalizes students' learning and helps them practice targeted skills. Teachers can help students reach their learning goals through the use of IXL's comprehensive curriculum, skills practice, and diagnostic tools. In this session, we will discuss the flipped classroom and how IXL can support this instructional model.
Creating guidelines and having an open dialogue are two important factors to building a professional foundation between a mentor and mentee, strengthening the relationship. In this course, we will look at how you can build a partnership foundation and utilize technology to collaborate, schedule, and set goals for students.
As the school year comes to a close, students have had countless memorable experiences. Why not help them reflect and process events by creating memory books? In this course, we'll show you how your students can create digital memory books to capture their favorite moments.
Are you looking for unique ways to help reinforce positive behaviors in your students? In this course, we’ll take a look at a variety of different interactive apps that can help with classroom management. From token economies to badges and messages, you’ll learn a lot of great tools to put in your classroom toolkit.
Are you looking for engaging projects to do with your ELL students? In this course, we’ll show you how to implement PBL activities to promote critical thinking, communication, and collaboration with your ELL students. You will learn how to use various tools to promote the key elements of PBL such as research, collaboration, gathering and analyzing feedback, and presenting knowledge in the classroom.
Culturally responsive teaching is at the forefront of education today. Come check out how you can use common Google tools that you are probably already using, (don't worry if you're not, it's ok, come anyway) to promote culturally responsive teaching and practices. Can't wait to see you there!
Are you looking for a unique lesson activity to teach your students about important women in history? Join us as we discuss the value of teaching your students about women’s history and how to integrate this topic into classroom discussions and projects. We will dive into how to create a digital scrapbook that highlights the accomplishments of famous women. We'll also review specific ideas to include in the scrapbook such as biographical data, photographs and images, a summary of the woman’s contributions, and more! Let’s create shareable and unique scrapbooks to learn about and honor women’s history!
Let’s celebrate Black History Month through game-based learning activities. In this course, we’ll cover fun and engaging activities using Blooket, Lumio, Quizlet, Nearpod, and Quizizz to help students learn about the important people, accomplishments, and events throughout black history.
Are you looking to incorporate a token economy into your classroom? A token economy is a Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support (PBIS) system used to quickly award points and recognize students for meeting goals. While the idea of giving a student a reward for reaching a goal hasn't changed, the structure of keeping track of these rewards and distributing them has. In this session, we will explore strategies for shifting from physical tokens to creating your own digital token economy. We will also dive into the benefits of tracking points, as well as ideas for prizes. Join us to learn more about transforming your token economy!
Educators have come to recognize that Google Workspace for Education can transform traditional classroom activities, but did you ever think of using Google Forms to put a spin on your school elections? In this course, we will walk through the steps of how to use Google Forms to create a school election and explore how to incorporate text, images, and videos into election ballots!
Exit tickets serve many purposes, like providing informal feedback to teachers, challenging students to apply what they've learned in a different capacity, or reviewing a day's material. Pear Deck is a powerful tool that can help engage your students in the assessment process and provide you with easy-to-access student data. Join us to learn about some inventive ways to elevate your traditional paper exit tickets into something vibrant and engaging using Pear Deck!
Game-based learning is an area of education that has been getting a lot of attention recently. Games are a powerful tool to engage learners and can help you in your efforts to develop the comprehension and communicative skills of your ELLs. Join us as we share tips and tricks for gamifying a variety of content while meeting curricular goals.
In our Intro to Podcasting course, we will take a look at some valuable resources for successful podcasting techniques in the classroom. Learn about useful educational podcasts that students and teachers can follow, along with the best practices and benefits of using podcasting for instruction and content creation.
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