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.

Making Digital Learning a Team Effort— Future Ready Librarians® and Future Ready Instructional Leaders™ Are Better Together!

Organization: Future Ready Schools
Date: January 19, 2021
Time: 4:00 - 5:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description:
More so than ever before, technology has become an essential school supply for every classroom across the country. Recognizing the shift from enhancing learning to enabling learning, educators nationwide are redesigning, reimagining, and, in many cases, reinventing how students experience school. We know we can’t survive working in isolation. That’s why Future Ready Librarians® and Future Ready Instructional Leaders™ need to work together to ensure every student has access to high-quality instruction, whether they are learning in the school building or at home. Future Ready Schools® (FRS) advisors Shannon McClintock Miller and Brianna Hodges will share their expertise and ideas for authentically integrating digital learning into students’ remote and in-person instruction. The webinar will offer tips, themes, and topics for creating, curating, and coaching digital learning lessons on the following topics: digital building, robotics, and \circuits; digital literacy; digital storytelling; digital citizenship; virtual reality/augmented reality; coding digital art and music; 3D printing; and news and media literacy. Just as learning is best when designed for interactivity and dialogue, speakers will model strategies and scenarios that leverage small group discussions to deepen discovery and heighten shared experience. Attendees at this LIVE webinar will connect and collaborate with the FRS network; offer experiences and efforts; glean insight from exemplars; and share struggles, support, and stories. Aimed at providing attendees with all the resources you need to make digital learning a team effort on your own campus, you’ll receive turnkey Digital Learning Day choice boards and station set-ups (digital and face-to-face versions) to use with your faculty, library, school, and even your community. Learn more.

Equity Accelerator Professional Learning Series Event #1: Asset-Framing for Equity in Education

Organization: WestEd
Date: January 19, 2021
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: Asset-Framing defines communities by their aspirations and contributions, rather than their challenges and deficits. In this webinar, attendees will learn about the power of narrative frames and explore transformative new ways of thinking and talking about the people and communities you serve. This event is jointly offered by the COVID Education Equity Response Collaborative at WestEd and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. It is the first webinar in an ongoing professional learning series designed to improve and align whole-child and whole-school efforts to cohere around a vision of equity. Learn more. Learn more. 

Social and Emotional Wellness for Everyone

Organization: EdWeb
Date: January 20, 2021
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: A new year is like a blank book. As we begin to write our 2021 story, it is critical to recognize the importance of our well-being as well as others’. In this edWebinar presenters will share resources, tips and strategies to celebrate those small wins in life. As they dive into the social and emotional realm, the presenters hope that participants will find inspiration in this presentation and motivation within for a dynamic 2021. Learn more. 

How to Unite Equity, SEL, and Literacy Instruction

Organization: EdWeb
Date: January 21, 2021
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: If there was ever a time to center teaching practice around social and emotional learning (SEL), that time is now. SEL skills are urgently needed as young people and adults alike are relying on their own coping mechanisms to support themselves through the anxiety, uncertainty, frustration, and grief brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Culturally relevant books are a powerful resource for building these skills. Diverse reading can assist students in better understanding their emotions, identities, and experiences while helping educators explore meaningful topics in their classrooms—be they on-site or virtual. During this edWebinar attendees will learn some equity-driven best practices for integrating social and emotional learning into your teaching using the power of relevant reading! Learn more.

Leveling Up Your Screencast

Organization: National Education Association
Date: January 25, 2021
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: The ability to make screen recordings has become an essential skill. What are the benefits of Loom, Screencastify, Screencast-o-Matic, Quicktime, as compared to other tools? Learn how to make a video, share a video, and edit a video. Also, learn about some best practices and fun ideas for screencasts. Learn more.

Branding Matters. Learn From the Pros Why and How

Organization: Education Week
Date: January 26, 2021
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: Branding your district matters. This webinar will provide you with practical tips and strategies to elevate your brand from three veteran professionals, each of whom has been directly responsible for building their own district’s brand. Learn the strategies they used, the challenges they encountered, and the results they reaped. Attendees can also ask questions directly to our panel of professionals. Learn more.

Teacher Tip Tuesday: Supporting Ambitious Science Teaching

Organization: National Science Teaching Association
Date: January 26, 2021
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: During this webinar, the NSTA Professional Learning Committee and author, Melissa Braaten, will explore strategies for engaging students in science instruction. Attendees will look at how Ambitious Science Teaching helps teachers focus on finding ways for all students to participate in science, making science compelling to a wider group of learners, and providing the means for students to show what they know. Learn more.

Addressing Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice in Changing School Communities

Organization: EdWeb
Date: January 27, 2021
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: In this webinar attendees will discover practical ways to impact communities, schools, and students across diversity, inclusion, and social justice. Headed by experts on global perspectives in teachers and students, politics of curriculum, urban special education, and literacy education, this discussion will cover curriculum and instruction and special education across diversity, inclusion and social justice for: intersection of race, language, culture, poverty, and disability; culturally and linguistically exceptional learners in urban schools; parental involvement of families from racial/ethnic minority backgrounds; diverse students in urban education and schooling, and; curriculum development for English as a second language. This presentation will help educators meet the changing education needs of evolving communities and will provide practical tools and theories to impact diverse populations of learners. Presenters include experts with experience teaching students and collaborating with teachers from one of the largest public school districts in the United States. Learn more.

Student-Centered Digital Activities Using Google

Organization: American Association of Chemistry Teachers
Date: January 27, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: Learn how to easily create and implement engaging student-centered activities using Google-based applications. Special emphasis will be placed on creating click and drag, modeling, and digital notebook activities. Learn more.

Joyful reading at school and at home: A storybook reading routine

Organization: Regional Education Laboratory at WestEd
Date: January 28, 2021
Time: 5:00 - 6:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: During this time of rapidly shifting conditions for instruction, educators are looking for ways to engage young children in culturally-affirming instruction, connect with parents and families, and extend opportunities for learning from books to hands-on activities at school and at home. Join REL West for the first webinar in a series of free events that will provide opportunities to learn a routine for storybook reading and explore ideas for home-family connections. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in a Community of Practice follow-up event in February to share their successes and challenges in trying out the storybook routine with their children and families. Learn more.
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