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.

Fun Ways to Use Technology in Enhancing any Math Program (Grades 3–5)

Organization: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Date: August 17, 2020
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: This webinar will explore how to use a variety of apps for the elementary grades which are available on any computer, tablet, or Chromebook. Learn how to adapt these apps to make your math teaching in both geometry and problem solving even more exciting. In using NCTM illuminations' apps, Scratch, and more, you will find great ideas to engage you students. Learn more.

Cultivating Communities of Care: Supporting New Teachers in the Wake of COVID-19

Organization: Midwest and Plains Equity Assistance Center
Date: August 17, 2020
Time: 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: During this Communities of Care Virtual Coffeehouse, participants will discuss communities of practice focused on mentoring and valuing new teachers who were unable to finish their student teaching due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more

Teaching Disciplinary Literacies in Hard Times that Just Got Harder

Organization: WestEd
Date: August 18, 2020
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: Part of a series on English Language Learning, this webinar will cover discussion topics including: the development of multiliteracies with English Learners; how to prepare teachers to work equitably with linguistically diverse students; research on how classroom practices shape and are shaped by the context of public schooling in the United States; and adaptations and research on Hallydayan perspectives on language and learning to classrooms in the United States . The featured speaker is Dr. Meg Gebhard, Professor of Teacher Education and School Improvement at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her research centers on understanding second language literacy development, teachers’ professional development, and the discourses of educational reform in the United States. Learn more.

The Story of Problem Solving: Looking Back and Moving Forward (Grades 6–8)

Organization: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Date: August 18, 2020
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: Problem solving' is often linked to story or word problems, but this can be a very limited notion. This webinar will explore a much deeper conception of problem solving. The webinar will revisit past approaches to problem solving and dive into current practices. Finally, the webinar will consider the problem solving of the future. Learn more.

Coding Math at a Distance (Grades 6–12)

Organization: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Date: August 19, 2020
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: Looking for new and engaging ways to get students making math? Or for rich and flexible ways to expand the remote learning experience? This webinar will explore how to simply and meaningfully integrate computer science into mathematics while leveraging online coding environments as distance learning platforms. The webinar will share tools for learning, assessing, and collaborating at the intersection of math and computer science, that are suitable for both face-to-face teaching and remote learning. The webinar will provide ready-to-go resources for day one of the school year. No programming experience is necessary, but coders are welcome. There is something for everyone. Learn more.

Building Campus Relationships > From the Inside Out

Organization: National Association of Elementary School Principals
Date: August 20, 2020
Time: 3:00-4:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: When it comes to building a strong school culture, campus relationships can make or break the efforts of even the best administrators, teachers, and student leaders. Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, JC Pohl, has spent nearly 20 years helping schools build campus cultures where relationships can thrive. In this session he will lay out a powerful “needs based system” that provides the exact blueprint you can use to build stronger campus relationships. Participants will learn: 10 relational needs that foster stronger campus connections; Detailed information on what destroys relationships; Practical examples that are applicable to campus life. Learn more.

Back to School with NSA, NSELA, and CS3

Organization: National Science Teaching Association
Date: August 20, 2020
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: The National Science Teaching Association (NSTA), the National Science Education Leadership Association, and the Council of State Science Supervisors have created a series of one-pagers that focuses on quality teaching and learning in science and provides a framework about the curriculum, instruction, assessment, and social-emotional considerations specific to science education that will help administrators, leaders, and teachers as they plan for instruction this fall. During this one-hour webinar, hear from key leaders about this document and other resources that will help you to bring science learning back to school this fall. Learn more.

Teaching News and Media Literacy in an Election Year

Organization: EdWeb
Date: August 24, 2020
Time: 3:00-4:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: Navigating the news and media landscape can be challenging – especially in an election year. From wall-to-wall campaign coverage to attack ads and stump speeches, there’s a lot to process – especially for students. Political schemes like October surprises have been around for a long time, but young people might not understand them. And in the digital world, things get even thornier and more complex, with everything from social media bots to deepfake videos, data voids, and viral memes (just to name a few). These news and media literacy challenges are important topics for students to consider. Young people are curious about what they’re seeing and hearing online and in the news. They bring this curiosity into the classroom – and eventually the voting booth. Nevertheless, many teachers find it challenging to discuss the news and current events topics with their students. So, how can we help students explore these issues? This webinar will address: where to find quality resources to teach news and media literacy in your classroom; tips on facilitating discussions and lessons about the news and current events; easy, grab-and-go activities aimed at students’ news and media literacy in an election year. This webinar will be of interest to middle school through higher education teachers, librarians, and school leaders. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation. Learn more.

The Most Misunderstood Standards in Grades 6-8: Are These Instructional Mistakes Happening in Your Class?

Organization: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Date: August 25, 2020
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: There are some standards, regardless of the teacher, the school, or the district that seem to be commonly misunderstood. We do not believe this is ever done intentionally. For this session, we will learn and grow our brains together as we engage in a series of aligned tasks that highlight the true intent of these commonly misunderstood standards. Learn more.

Distance-Learning Strategies

Organization: National Science Teaching Association
Date: August 25, 2020
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: How can we create equitable, distance-learning sense-making (actively trying to figure out how the world works or designing solutions to problems) experiences for our students when it comes to asking them to use materials from around their homes to do so? This webinar will discuss strategies to provide ALL of our students opportunities for engaging in science and engineering practices individually from home and sense-making collaboratively with their peers. Learn from others in our learning community and share your ideas. Learn more.
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