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Award-winning professional learning podcasts that serve the global education community.

    Speak Up 2021 Congressional Briefing - Release of the National Research Findings

    Speak Up 2021 Congressional Briefing - Release of the National Research Findings

    This edWeb podcast is sponsored by Project Tomorrow.
    The edLeader Panel recording can be accessed here.

    American education has been forever changed by the events of the past two years. Beyond the obvious changes in school formats, there is also a new awareness in our schools and communities about the critical need to address inequities in education. This awareness is driving discussions about the quality of students’ learning experiences, their engagement in school, and how well we are preparing all students for future success beyond the classroom. 

    In this year’s annual Speak Up Congressional Briefing, we share the latest research findings on student engagement and self-empowerment in learning today, and where opportunities exist to create more equitable learning experiences for all students. Of special note is the focus on how the changes over the past two years have impacted our students and what that means for their future success. 

    The 2021 Speak Up Congressional Briefing is a virtual event again this year enabling participation by a wider audience of K-12 education stakeholders. The research data comes to life with a panel of students from around the country. The student panel includes a 7th grader from Albemarle County Public Schools, VA; an 11th grader from Arrowhead Union High School District, WI; an 11th grader from Buffalo Public Schools, NY; and a 12th grader from San Marcos Unified School District, CA. They respond to the findings and provide their own recommendations for improving American education. 

    This edWeb podcast is of interest to school and district leaders, teachers, librarians, policymakers, and all who are interested in the potential of student ideas to improve education.
    Project Tomorrow Preparing today's students to be tomorrow's innovators, leaders, and engaged citizens.

    • 1 hr 30 min
    How Virtual Reality Can Transform Your Classroom by Empowering Educators and Inspiring Students

    How Virtual Reality Can Transform Your Classroom by Empowering Educators and Inspiring Students

    The edWeb podcast is sponsored by Lenovo.
    The webinar recording can be accessed here. 

    Virtual reality (VR) is a transformative technology that can inspire students and empower educators to take their teaching to the next level. VR has also been shown to lead to better outcomes such as greater engagement of students, increased focus on learning material, and better retention of information. This edWeb podcast shows you how to make VR work in your classroom, giving an overview of the technology, tips and techniques, and lessons learned from years of real-world implementations in both K-12 and higher education settings. 

    Listeners learn how to:
    Get started teaching with VR and learn about the benefits VR can bring to your classroomDeploy a Mobile Device Management system to easily manage a fleet of VR headsetsCreate VR content with tools like Uptale, A-Frame, and Mozilla HubsLeverage tools like Veative as content for teaching STEMAssess immersive learning experiences
    In this edWeb podcast, Lenovo is providing guidance on VR solutions in education. Lenovo is the creator of VR Classroom, a combination of hardware, software, and services to drive new learning opportunities and skills for students. This edWeb podcast is of interest to K-12 and higher education teachers, librarians, school and district leaders, and education technology leaders. 
    Lenovo Lenovo EDU blends hardware, software and services to provide a comprehensive learning environment.

    • 57 min
    Incorporating SEL for Student-Centered, Equity-Focused Education

    Incorporating SEL for Student-Centered, Equity-Focused Education

    This edWeb podcast is sponsored by Ripple Effects & Panorama Education.
    The webinar recording can be accessed here.

    The National Commission on Student-Centered, Equity-Focused Education—a collective of superintendents, as well as thought leaders in education, community and philanthropy convened by AASA, The School Superintendents Association—recently released their vision for how education must change to improve outcomes for ALL learners. 

    Listen to Commission member 2018 Illinois and National Superintendent of the Year and High School District 214 Superintendent, Dr. David Schuler, as he outlines this critically important redesign work. Sacramento City USD Principal, Vanessa Buitrago, and Round Lake Area School District SEL and Student Development Coordinator, Jennifer Wells, also share how their current work in SEL is helping them move closer to educational equity and realizing this vision. 

    The presenters share:
    The three essential components of systemic redesignHow to achieve a relationships-based culture that is whole-learner focused and future drivenWhat a social-emotional and cognitive growth model is, and the role of data, planning, learning and evidence of learningThe role of student-directed, adaptive programs in meeting every student’s unique SEL needsWhy and how to begin to unlock resources in the areas of MTSS, early education, creating a diverse educator pipeline and tech access for all
    School and district administrators learn concrete steps they can take now to better meet each student’s unique needs, as well as how to use real-time data and innovative tools to improve culture and climate, academics, and behavior. 

    This edWeb podcast is of interest to superintendents, school and district leaders of preK through high school grade levels, and those involved in social-emotional learning and equity work.
    Ripple Effects Proven effective SEL & Mental Health Digital Programs for preK-12 students and staffPanorama Education Helping schools and districts transform their approach to education, so that every student thrives.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    The Secret to Growing Great Writers - Maximizing Feedback

    The Secret to Growing Great Writers - Maximizing Feedback

    This edWeb podcast is sponsored by Writable.
    The webinar recording can be accessed here.

    As we help our students move forward from the difficult learning situations of the past year, it’s important to remember that you already possess the most powerful tool in helping them to succeed: feedback. Feedback is how we communicate, compliment, and connect with our students. 

    Kristina Smekens and Kara Gann, former teachers and coaches who have taught thousands of educators how to improve their feedback methods and grow great writers, are your guides in this edWeb podcast. Learn why feedback is so crucial to the success of your students, and how to make an impact at the right time. Learn how to maximize opportunities for feedback and how to deliver it earlier and more efficiently—making it better, while saving you time. 

    This edWeb podcast is of interest to K-12 teachers, school and district leaders, librarians, coaches, teachers on special assignment, curriculum coordinators, leaders, developers, and directors, technology coordinators and directors, ELA department heads, special education teachers and department heads, and EL teachers and department heads.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Acceleration - The Path to Closing the Achievement Gap

    Acceleration - The Path to Closing the Achievement Gap

    This edWeb podcast is sponsored by Solution Tree.
    The webinar recording can be accessed here.

    Acceleration is the path less traveled in most schools and classrooms, especially those in which students are reading and writing far below grade level. The usual approach is to help students catch up by remediating learning or going backwards to go forward. Through the examination of specific and practical strategies that administrators, teachers, teams, and schools can implement, Dr. Sharon V. Kramer takes listeners on an alternate journey through the acceleration pathway that closes the achievement gap quickly enough to access grade and course level learning for all students. 

    Examine ways to: 
    Develop an acceleration mindsetBuild the foundation for accelerationDig into the real work of acceleration
    This edWeb podcast is of interest to teachers, librarians, and school and district leaders of the elementary through high school levels.
    Solution Tree Providing research-based, results-driven services that improve learning outcomes for students.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Cybersecurity - School Leadership Strategies for Preventing and Responding to Cyberattacks

    Cybersecurity - School Leadership Strategies for Preventing and Responding to Cyberattacks

    This edWeb podcast is sponsored by ClassLink and co-hosted by CoSN, AASA, and edWeb.net.
    The webinar recording can be accessed here.

    Cybersecurity is not a new phenomenon, but over the last year the vulnerability of school districts to cyberattacks has grown exponentially. The rapid acceleration of the use of technology during the pandemic brought many new technology opportunities to K-12 education. However, along with progress came serious challenges. One of the most alarming trends has been the rise in cyberattacks on school district networks. The result is not only disruptions in teaching and learning and school operations, but also damaging exposure of school personnel data and student data. 

    Today, more than ever, school district leaders must know how to take appropriate actions to be sufficiently aggressive in getting ahead of cybersecurity threats and also know how to respond when their school network systems are impacted by a cyberattack. 

    In this edWeb podcast, three school district superintendents share their knowledge and experiences in leading cybersecurity awareness in their school systems. Strategies for preventing cyberattacks and recommendations for responding effectively when they do occur are reviewed.  

    This edWeb podcast is of particular value to superintendents, K-12 school and district leaders, and aspiring school leaders.
    ClassLink ClassLink’s mission is to remove barriers between students and impactful education content.CoSN Visionary leaders empowering every learner to achieve their unique potential in a changing world. AASA, The Superintendents Association AASA advocates for equity for all students and develops and supports school system leaders.

    • 1 hr 3 min

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