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Assessment in the Age of AI

As artificial intelligence (AI) continues to shape various aspects of our lives, we must consider the impact it has on student assessment. This course will highlight the challenges and opportunities that teachers face with the rise of generative AI, and how AI impacts the development and delivery of student assessments. We'll explore how AI-powered exams can improve fairness, increase reliability, avoid cheating, improve student well-being, and save teachers time. Dr Patrik Nilsson, CIO and co-founder of Dugga Digital Assessment, will discuss how Dugga is changing the assessment.

Patrik Nilsson, PhD is the Founder, VP and CIO of Dugga Digital Assessment. He is an innovator, systems architect, and entrepreneur in the edtech & ICT space. As a researcher, author, keynote speaker, and awarded lecturer, Patrik works for equal education opportunities for all students.

Going Further with Dugga

In the second part of our Dugga OTIS series, we will take a look at more question types for assessment, security measures that can be used for scheduled exams, integration with Microsoft Teams. Join us for some digital assessment fun!

Celebrating a Great Year with Canva

The school year is ending, and both teachers and students are preparing for the next phase. But not so fast! Students have accomplished a lot this past school year, and it's time to reflect on and celebrate their achievements. Join us as we look at how you and your students can use Canva to create awards, memory books, and other mementos to commemorate the year. Whether you use these as part of formal or informal celebrations, you're sure to find a helpful tip or two along the way.

Web Safety for Students

As technology continues to evolve, digital citizenship is an essential tool to teach students. As 21st century learners, it is important for students to have a deep understanding of how to work appropriately online. In this session, we'll dive into strategies to help students build critical thinking skills as they navigate internet safety. Join us as we explore best practices and resources to teach digital citizenship and web safety in the classroom.

Teaching Academic Integrity in the Age of AI

With AI at the forefront of today's technology, learning how to use it in moderation is crucial. During this course, we will explore how to maintain academic integrity while utilizing AI. We will discuss the meaning of academic integrity, the ethical implications of using AI, plagiarism, and how to use AI tools responsibly and effectively.

Clearing the Mental Clutter: Strategies for Educators to Combat Decision Fatigue

We will discuss the pervasive issue of decision fatigue that educators face, a phenomenon that clouds judgment and exhausts mental resources. This session will provide educators with practical strategies to streamline decision-making processes, prioritize tasks effectively, and create mental space for creativity and critical thinking. This session is designed to empower educators with the skills to reclaim their mental energy, leading to improved well-being, enhanced job performance, and a more balanced professional life. Join us as we navigate the path to mental clarity and resilience, creating a more focused and fulfilling teaching experience.

Mandy Froehlich is an experienced Director of Innovation and Technology, technology integrator, and teacher, whose interest lies in reinvigorating and re-engaging teachers back into their profession, as well as exploring what’s needed to support teachers in their pursuit of innovative and divergent thinking and teaching. She consults internationally with districts and institutions in the effective use of technology to support great teaching, mental health support for educators, and how to create organizational change. She is an author of several books in the mental health and education space

Become a Next Generation Science Teacher: Final Assignment

Congratulations! You have made it to the last session in our Next Generation science certification with Bonnie Nieves. You are one assignment away from earning your certificate! In this session, we'll take a closer look at the final assignment and provide you with an example final assignment for your reference.

Become a Next Generation Science Teacher: Introduction

Join us for the first session in our Become a Next Generation Science Teacher certification with Bonnie Nieves! We'll start off the certification with an introduction to the series, discuss the courses, assignment requirements, and more.

PBL Success with Gold Standard Practices

Delve into the Gold Standard practices for project-based learning (PBL) success in your classroom. Discover essential strategies for effective teaching, collaborative learning, and impactful project design. Learn to seamlessly integrate these practices, fostering an environment that ignites curiosity and nurtures critical thinking. Equip yourself with tools to elevate your teaching approach and create transformative PBL experiences for your students.

Shirin Mathew's passion lies in fostering innovative and transformative experiences that enable impactful teaching and deep learning for students. As a former Biology teacher with years of experience teaching and leading in high-needs schools, she is energized about building capacity in teachers, school leaders, and students by working alongside them to create thriving environments for teaching, learning, and agency.
 

Mother’s Day Cricut Activities

Spring has sprung and it’s time to celebrate moms! In this session, we’ll explore unique Cricut activities and projects that can be gifted to moms, grandmothers, aunts, and other special family members. From infusible ink to the latest Cricut Sticker Paper, we’ll cover various techniques. With Cricut, the possibilities for celebratory crafts are endless, so get ready to be amazed by what students can make!

10 Tips to Increase Efficiency in Your Data-Informed Decision-Making

Take the stress out of data analysis with Google Sheets, Forms, Apps Script, and Looker Studio. Learn easy-to-use formulas and scripts (no coding experience needed, but basic spreadsheet knowledge is recommended) to streamline your decision-making process. Get ready to discover hidden patterns, automate tasks, and impress your team with dynamic data visualizations. Bonus: Leave armed with resources to keep your skills growing!

Jessica Lane, the founder of Data-Informed Impact, is renowned for converting complex data into user-friendly dashboards and training programs for K-12 schools. With over a decade of experience in various educational roles, including as a data coach, instructional coach, and certified math teacher, Jessica has tailored solutions for 160 schools across the US and Canada since 2020. She holds a Master of Education in learning and technology and believes in using data as a guide, not a decision-maker, in education. Jessica resides in Cincinnati, Ohio.

CAST a Wide Net with UDL

The Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework was developed by The Center for Applied Specialized Technology (CAST) to change learning environments and engage all learners. In this introductory session, we will cover what the UDL Guidelines are with a focus on the "Why," "What," and "How" of learning. Then, we'll demonstrate how to support teaching and learning by applying the UDL Guidelines to the design of lessons and activities.

30 Keyboard Shortcuts That Teachers Need

Learn how you can enhance efficiency and classroom management with keyboard shortcuts, a simple yet powerful way to swiftly navigate digital tools. In this session, Alice Keeler will introduce keyboard shortcuts for Google Chrome and Google Workspace. We'll learn how to streamline daily tasks and foster a more interactive learning environment. Through this webinar, teachers will not only learn to use these shortcuts effectively, but also enhance their digital proficiency, ultimately boosting their skills and making room for student engagement.

Alice Keeler is a teacher, mom of five, expert in edtech integration & virtual learning, speaker, and author. She is passionate about student-centered teaching and using tech to build relationships, empower students, and make learning better. She is the author of 50 Things You Can Do with Google Classroom and Stepping Up to Google Classroom.

Going Further with Restorative Practices

Join us for this second session on restorative practices as we explore the next level of how to integrate non-punitive restorative responses into your practice. We will focus on conflict mediation, healing and problem-solving circles, community conferencing, and repairing conversations.

Using Technology to Sustain a Data-Focused Culture

Strengthen your district's teaching and learning culture with this powerful session. Learn proven strategies to manage disruptions, empower teachers, and improve student outcomes. We'll focus on coaching, data-informed decision-making, adaptable planning, and reflection for ongoing improvement. Get the tools you need to succeed, regardless of future challenges.

Jessica Lane, the founder of Data-Informed Impact, is renowned for converting complex data into user-friendly dashboards and training programs for K-12 schools. With over a decade of experience in various educational roles, including as a data coach, instructional coach, and certified math teacher, Jessica has tailored solutions for 160 schools across the US and Canada since 2020. She holds a Master of Education in learning and technology and believes in using data as a guide, not a decision-maker, in education. Jessica resides in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Progress Monitoring Academic Interventions

Learn how to track and celebrate small victories within tiered academic interventions to boost efficacy, increase student achievement, and reduce special education referrals. Join our presentation for practical strategies and tools you can adapt to transform your own school's success.

Jessica Lane, the founder of Data-Informed Impact, is renowned for converting complex data into user-friendly dashboards and training programs for K-12 schools. With over a decade of experience in various educational roles, including as a data coach, instructional coach, and certified math teacher, Jessica has tailored solutions for 160 schools across the US and Canada since 2020. She holds a Master of Education in learning and technology and believes in using data as a guide, not a decision-maker, in education. Jessica resides in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Customize Your Lessons with the CL in Desmos

Looking for a way to create dynamic and interactive digital lessons? The Desmos platform is completely free and allows for any topic to be created or customized. Create a class or even sync with your Google Classroom roster! Whether short answer, multiple choice, sorting, sketching, etc., you can review all student responses in real time through the teacher dashboard. Author and educator Alice Keeler will show you how to go one step further with the custom activities in Desmos as we introduce you to the computation layer (CL). Alice will show you how to personalize your lessons using the CL to include your students' names and show student responses from one screen in another screen.

Alice Keeler is a teacher, mom of five, expert in edtech integration & virtual learning, speaker, and author. She is passionate about student-centered teaching and using tech to build relationships, empower students, and make learning better. She is the author of 50 Things You Can Do with Google Classroom and Stepping Up to Google Classroom.

Bringing Stories to Life with Cricut

Whether you're looking to celebrate Read Across America Month or just looking for new ways to engage students in the writing process, join us for this latest Cricut course. In this session, we'll explore different ways your Cricut can be used to help students bring their stories to life. From character design to writing supports, there are so many different ideas to explore! We'll show you everything you need to start creating.

Data Culture, Data Literacy, and Data Visualization

This practical session addresses trust, literacy, and visualization, the building blocks of effective data use in education. Discover strategies to break down barriers, improve data fluency among staff, and create visualizations that resonate. Learn how to align data practices with the trust you have in your educators, leading to better outcomes for students.

Jessica Lane, the founder of Data-Informed Impact, is renowned for converting complex data into user-friendly dashboards and training programs for K-12 schools. With over a decade of experience in various educational roles, including as a data coach, instructional coach, and certified math teacher, Jessica has tailored solutions for 160 schools across the US and Canada since 2020. She holds a Master of Education in learning and technology and believes in using data as a guide, not a decision-maker, in education. Jessica resides in Cincinnati, Ohio.

What Makes a Quality Rubric?

Join Alice Keeler for this session as we learn how to revolutionize your assessment strategies. We will dive into the essentials of crafting high-quality rubrics that go beyond traditional scoring methods to offer rich, meaningful feedback. We'll learn about the components of an effective rubric and how to mathematically ensure the accuracy of your assessments. We'll explore innovative techniques for using AI in rubric design, demonstrate how to streamline rubric formatting in Google Sheets, and introduce the concept of single-point rubrics for focused, flexible evaluation. Whether you're a seasoned educator or new to using rubrics, this webinar will equip you with the knowledge and tools to enhance your assessment practices, engage students in their learning journey, and harness the power of edtech for transformative teaching.

Alice Keeler is a teacher, mom of five, expert in edtech integration & virtual learning, speaker, and author. She is passionate about student-centered teaching and using tech to build relationships, empower students, and make learning better. She is the author of 50 Things You Can Do with Google Classroom and Stepping Up to Google Classroom.