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.

Empowering Leaders and Teachers to Scale Personalized Learning

Organization: International Association for K-12 Online Learning
Date: December 06, 2017
Time: 2:00-3:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: Join this webinar to learn how education leaders in Kettle Moraine School District (Wisconsin) are scaling personalized learning by empowering leaders and teachers. Learn ways to re-energize your professional learning community, school leadership or grade-level team meetings to focus on action steps towards personalized learning. Understand ways to maintain focus on innovation, continuous improvement, and progress. Help your teams develop a growth mindset, and learn how you can build sustainable capacity through professional development by focusing on a gradual release of responsibility for both teachers and students — providing each student with powerful learning opportunities to prepare them for success in college, career and life. Learn More

NGSS and STEM: Two Converging Paths 

Organization: National Science Teachers Association
Date: December 7, 2017
Time: 6:30-7:30 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: This web seminar will explore the NGSS vision for a scientifically literate society and how this vision is mutually supportive of STEM education which focuses on aspects of the designed world through the application of science and engineering practices. Learn More

Build Stamina and Effective Reading Habits for Struggling Readers

Organization: edWeb
Date: December 7, 2017
Time: 2:00-3:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: In this edWebinar, join certified reading specialist Nancy Duggin to learn more about some easy-to-use, effective strategies for building stamina and increasing the habit of reading for those who struggle. You will learn how to: combine direct instruction and strategy instruction to increase reading stamina and habit, easily implement research-based strategies for increasing word recognition skills and overall comprehension, and evaluate your own practices to discover ways to increase the time students spend engaged in reading to become successful and confident readers. Learn More

Character Education: Interview with Medal of Honor Recipient Gary B. Beikirch (Vietnam)

Organization: edWeb
Date: December 12, 2017
Time: 1:00-2:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: This edWebinar, presented by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation, is an inspiring learning opportunity for middle and high school students to connect directly with an American hero. Interviews with Medal of Honor Recipients are part of the Medal of Honor Character Development Program, a free program that helps students build character and promotes responsible citizenship through a deeper understanding of stories of courage and sacrifice. Before the edWebinar, we encourage teachers to review Beikirch’s story with their class. Learn More

Students Collaborate with Digital Tools to Support Bee Populations

Organization: edWeb
Date: December 13, 2017
Time: 1:00-2:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: Bee-come familiar with Bees! Come and learn how SETDA’s 2017 Student Voices Award Winner, Mountain Heights Academy – an online, public charter school –  encourages students to participate in the instructional design process using an OER curriculum. In this edWebinar, see how four students created original content about pollinators and are working hard to spread their message across the United States. Join us to see how these students worked together and used technology to create, share, and have an impact. There will be time for a Q&A session after the presentation. Learn More

Supporting STEM in Rural Contexts

Organization: REL Midwest
Date: December 13, 2017
Time: 12:00-1:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: This REL Midwest webinar will focus on school- and district-level supports to provide rich STEM learning opportunities for students, including participating in STEM learning networks. The webinar will feature Dr. Haidee Williams, senior technical assistance consultant at American Institutes for Research, who will present research on supports that have shown promise for increasing student interest and pursuit of STEM fields. David Burns, director of STEM learning networks for Battelle Education, and Rob Evans, communications manager for Battelle Education, will discuss the unique context to implementing STEM programs in rural districts. Burns and Evans will also discuss rural community characteristics that can benefit STEM program implementation and will highlight an example of a successful STEM intervention currently used in rural Ohio schools. Dr. Sally Pardue, director of the Millard Oakley STEM Center at Tennessee Tech University, will discuss a STEM initiative in rural Tennessee that grounds STEM in a local context. Learn More

A Trauma-Informed Toolbox for the Middle-Level Educator

Organization: Association for Middle Level Education
Date: December 13, 2017
Time: 4:00-5:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: Join AMLE and Dr. Michael Uden from Concordia University as they delve into this vital topic. Did you know that between half to two thirds of all school-age children experience some form of trauma? This has a significant effect on learning. This webinar will focus on developing a "toolkit" for addressing these challenges at the middle level. Learn More

Principals as Transformation Leaders: Support for New Leaders

Organization: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
Date: December 14, 2017
Time: 3:00-4:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: The pressure is on leaders to perform at a high level in schools from their first day on the job, yet support for newly practicing school leaders is often nonexistent. Join us for this webinar, the fifth in a series supported by The Wallace Foundation, to hear new school leaders’ perspectives on the support systems needed during the critical first years in a leadership role. Panelists will also discuss the potential for networking opportunities with other new administrators with a focus on renewal and retention. Learn More

Strategies for Teachers to Develop Students as Global Citizens

Organization: International Association for K-12 Online Learning
Date: December 14, 2017
Time: 6:00-7:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: Lincoln-West School of Global Studies (a high school within the Cleveland Metropolitan School District) is implementing a personalized, competency-based system with the mission to prepare students to become knowledgeable, empathetic, and principled adults who think critically and act creatively on issues of local and global significance to build a just, sustainable, and peaceful world. Through innovative instructional strategies, including community-based projects and strategic partnerships locally and globally, students develop the knowledge and skills necessary to grow and succeed in a diverse and evolving global society. Learn More

Smithsonian Science How Video Webcast: Volcanoes with Geologist Ben Andrews

Organization: Smithsonian Museum of Natural History
Date: December 14, 2017
Time: 11:00–11:30 PM & 2:00–2:30 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar
Description: Participate in this interactive video webcast to learn about what happens during a volcanic eruption. Learn More
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