Back to School: Diving Into Digital Learning Webinar/EventAugust 22, 2013
The Alliance held a webinar to kick off a new school year with a look at some ways to energize district efforts around digital learning. For this webinar, the Alliance used, for the first time, Google Hangouts On Air technology, showcasing one of the many innovative tools that are now available to educators.
This webinar addressed the ways in which digital learning and college- and career-ready standards are mutually supportive. Both the wave of new digital tools and strategies and the implementation of new, higher standards provide school districts with a precious opportunity to transform teaching and learning.
Build Your People: Professional Learning That Creates a Teacher Workforce for the Digital Age Webinar/EventMay 23, 2013
The Alliance for Excellent Education held the seventh in its series of webinars for Project 24. This webinar looked at the role of ongoing professional learning for staff that can build the capacity to implement powerful personalized learning environments that prepare all students for college and a career.
The Alliance for Excellent Education held a webinar on September 27 with special guest Tom Carroll, president of NCTAF. Mr. Carroll was joined by Alan Kostrick, a computer science and technology teacher in the Howard County Public School System (Maryland) who also participates in the NCTAF Learning Studios. During a conversation with Gov. Bob Wise, the panelists focused on how and why to build collaborative communities (face-to-face and online), as well as on the policy implications of increased teacher collaboration. The discussion covered a range of policy changes that are needed to support today’s learning, such as better scheduling, better teacher assignments earlier for next school year, consistent access to online resources, and ensuring access to a wireless network in certain schools.
The Alliance for Excellent Education held a webinar on July 26 which built on the Alliance’s recently released report, Culture Shift: Teaching in a Learner-Centered Environment Powered by Digital Learning, and focused on what this learner-centered environment looks like and how teachers can be supported in these roles. The webinar featured video clips of Barnett Berry, founder and president of the Center for Teaching Quality, with expanded live discussion from Patrick Ledesma of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and Ken Halla, social studies teacher and department chair at Hayfield Secondary School in Fairfax, Virginia. Panelists also addressed questions submitted by viewers from across the country.