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Last call for tomorrow’s webinar: Maximizing Your K-12 Communications to Support Student Success

Maximizing Your K-12 Communications to Support Student Success
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Presented by Julie Evans, CEO, Project Tomorrow
Did you know that 86% of the public believes that parent support is the most important way to ensure student achievement? Blackboard and Project Tomorrow have surveyed thousands of parents across the U.S. to understand how they want to be communicated with, which channels they prefer, and how to increase their engagement with schools and districts. In this webinar, explore the parent survey data we’ve collected and learn what tools and practices you need to maximize family and community engagement in your district that ultimately influence student success.
Join Project Tomorrow President & CEO Julie Evans to hear more about:
• What role parents feel social media and mobile have in K-12
• What parents believe are measures of student success
• What parents worry about for their child’s academic future
• What ways in which parents like to be communicated
Julie will field questions from the audience at the end of her presentation. K-12 administrators interested in parent engagement survey feedback and community engagement technology tools that will help districts maximize their communications will benefit from this webinar.
A CE certificate will be emailed to attendees within 24 hours of the live event.
If you miss the live session, a link to view the recording will be sent within 24 hours of the live event.
This is a free program from edWeb.net. edWeb.net is a social network and professional learning community that makes it easy for teachers and all educators to connect and collaborate with peers, share information and best practices, and spread innovative ideas to improve teaching and learning. To learn more about edWeb.net, click on their logo to the right.

Upcoming webinar: Maximizing Your K-12 Communications to Support Student Success

Maximizing Your K-12 Communications to Support Student Success
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Presented by Julie Evans, CEO, Project Tomorrow
Did you know that 86% of the public believes that parent support is the most important way to ensure student achievement? Blackboard and Project Tomorrow have surveyed thousands of parents across the U.S. to understand how they want to be communicated with, which channels they prefer, and how to increase their engagement with schools and districts. In this webinar, explore the parent survey data we’ve collected and learn what tools and practices you need to maximize family and community engagement in your district that ultimately influence student success.
Join Project Tomorrow President & CEO Julie Evans to hear more about:
• What role parents feel social media and mobile have in K-12
• What parents believe are measures of student success
• What parents worry about for their child’s academic future
• What ways in which parents like to be communicated
Julie will field questions from the audience at the end of her presentation. K-12 administrators interested in parent engagement survey feedback and community engagement technology tools that will help districts maximize their communications will benefit from this webinar.
A CE certificate will be emailed to attendees within 24 hours of the live event.
If you miss the live session, a link to view the recording will be sent within 24 hours of the live event.
This is a free program from edWeb.net. edWeb.net is a social network and professional learning community that makes it easy for teachers and all educators to connect and collaborate with peers, share information and best practices, and spread innovative ideas to improve teaching and learning. To learn more about edWeb.net, click on their logo to the right.

Today’s webinar: Digital Learning Trends Making an Impact on Student Engagement and Development

Last call for registration for today’s webinar with Blackboard! Join Julie Evans as she explores Speak Up 2014 data – more information below:

Digital Learning Trends Making an Impact on Student Engagement and Development
Blackboard and Project Tomorrow
Monday, September 14
3:30pm ET
The increased use of technology, both in school and out of school, creates an urgency for teachers to embrace digital learning to make the student educational experience more productive and personal. The annual Speak Up National Research Project provides an exclusive window into the views of education leaders, teachers and students on personalized learning and innovative learning environments. In this webinar we will share the latest Speak Up national findings from over 403,000 K-12 students, parents and educators with an emphasis on how the use of digital content, tools and resources in innovative classrooms are having a large impact on students’ engagement and development of critical college and career ready skills.
Be sure to sign up for the remaining sessions in the Fall 2015 K-12 Blackboard Innovative Teaching Series (BITS) series! With over twenty sessions planned through December, there are plenty of opportunities for free teacher professional development. Click here to register and learn more.

Don’t miss this month’s upcoming webinars with Blackboard!

Stay up to date with the most recent Speak Up data by saving your spot for Julie Evans’s webinars with Blackboard – with one coming up this Monday! Learn how you can save your spot below:

Digital Learning Trends Making an Impact on Student Engagement and Development
Blackboard and Project Tomorrow
Monday, September 14
3:30pm ET
The increased use of technology, both in school and out of school, creates an urgency for teachers to embrace digital learning to make the student educational experience more productive and personal. The annual Speak Up National Research Project provides an exclusive window into the views of education leaders, teachers and students on personalized learning and innovative learning environments. In this webinar we will share the latest Speak Up national findings from over 403,000 K-12 students, parents and educators with an emphasis on how the use of digital content, tools and resources in innovative classrooms are having a large impact on students’ engagement and development of critical college and career ready skills.
Maximizing Your K-12 Communications to Support Student Success
Blackboard and Project Tomorrow
Wednesday, September 30
3pm ET
Did you know that 86% of the public believes that parent support is the most important way to ensure student achievement? Blackboard and Project Tomorrow have surveyed thousands of parents across the U.S. to understand how they want to be communicated with, which channels they prefer, and how to increase their engagement with schools and districts. In this webinar, explore the parent survey data we’ve collected and learn what tools and practices you need to maximize family and community engagement in your district that ultimately influence student success.

Webinar with Blackboard: Digital Learning Trends Making an Impact on Student Engagement and Development


Digital Learning Trends Making an Impact on Student Engagement and Development 
Blackboard and Julie Evans
Monday, September 14
3:30PM ET
The increased use of technology, both in school and out of school, creates an urgency for teachers to embrace digital learning to make the student educational experience more productive and personal. The annual Speak Up National Research Project provides an exclusive window into the views of education leaders, teachers and students on personalized learning and innovative learning environments. In this webinar we will share the latest Speak Up national findings from over 520,000 K-12 students, parents and educators with an emphasis on how the use of digital content, tools and resources in innovative classrooms are having a large impact on students’ engagement and development of critical college and career ready skills.
Don’t miss the first webinar from the fall K-12 Blackboard Innovative Teaching Series (K-12 BITS)! Registration for the series is now live – click here to sign up.

This Friday is your last chance to pick our panel for SXSWedu 2016!

There are only THREE days left to pick our panel for SXSWedu! Get your votes in before time runs out! 

Julie Evans is featured in a proposal for SXSWedu 2016’s panel picker,where educators can cast their votes for the most compelling ideas and ultimately shape the conference line-up. Voting ends on this FridaySeptember 4th so make sure to give our sessions a “thumbs up” – you’ll need to create a SXSW username and password if you don’t already have one, but the process is simple and free! Check out the session information below:

Pink or Blue? Examining gender in games

Contrary to what we may want to believe, emerging research indicates that use of digital tools and content within learning is not gender-blind. While girls and boys share a common interest in technology to support personalized learning, their uses of and aspirations for digital learning are often quite different. This is especially true with game-based learning. In this workshop, we will roll up our sleeves and interact with a variety of games that are popular in education. Using a new evaluation tool, participants will gain an insider perspective on gender-bias or sensitivity within games by examining the characterization, imagery and language, storyline and results of the game play.

Additional Supporting Materials
http://www.tomorrow.org/docs/Guide_EvaluatingGender-Sensitivity_DigitalGames.pdf

Questions Answered

  1. Learn background and terminology associated with the emerging field of gender-sensitivity in digital learning, most notably in digital content & games
  2. Gain first-hand experience in determining the gender-sensitivity of specific types of games through the use of a new evaluation tool and game play
  3. Understand the importance and impact of gender-sensitivity when designing, implementing and evaluating games for K-12 education

Did you miss Tuesday’s webinar: Technology, Training, and Teaming to Ensure Great Teaching for All Students?

If so, our friends at Alliance for Excellent Education have the webinar available “on demand” on their website! Click here to watch Technology, Training, and Teaming to Ensure Great Teaching for All Students from Alliance for Excellent Education and  the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future (NCTAF), featuring our CEO Julie Evans and Matthew Baker from Manheim Central Middle School (PA) and Pennsylvania’s Keystones to Opportunity Literacy Initiative.

If interested, you can also download Julie’s presentation from the event – click here or click on the image below.

FREE webinar tomorrow: Technology, Training and Teaming to Ensure Great Teaching for All Students

Don’t forget – tomorrow is Julie Evans’s free webinar with the Alliance for Excellent Education and the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future! Plan to take part in this special event about technology and teacher training – see below for more information.

Technology, Training and Teaming to Ensure 
Great Teaching for All Students
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (ET) 
Registration required
Panelists
Patrick FinnNCTAF Commissioner and Cisco Systems
Julie EvansProject Tomorrow
TeacherDigital Learning Day Partner
Bob WisePresident, Alliance for Excellent Education
Please join the Alliance for Excellent Education and the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future (NCTAF) for the first in a series of webinars exploring the conditions needed to support great teaching for deeper learning. The promising practices, recommendations, and lessons learned will inform a collective effort, led by NCTAF, around supporting great teaching.
This inaugural joint webinar will focus on the potential of technology to transform the teaching profession, increase opportunities for collaboration and professional learning, and improve student learning. Panelists will share data and experiences and discuss digital best practices to build teachers’ expertise and their ability to create powerful learning environments for their students. What opportunities exist now and in the near future for using technology to support great teaching? How can research results be connected with what is happening in practice? What recommendations should be put forward regarding technology integration and policy?
Bob Wise, president of the Alliance and former governor of West Virginia, will moderate the discussion. Panelists will also address questions submitted by viewers from across the nation.
Register and submit questions for the webinar online at http://all4ed.org/webinar-event/aug-25-2015/
Please direct questions concerning the webinar to alliance@all4ed.org. If you are unable to watch the webinar live, an archived version will be available athttp://www.all4ed.org/webinars approximately 1–2 business days after the event airs.
The Alliance for Excellent Education is a Washington, DC–based national policy and advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring that all students, particularly those who are traditionally underserved, graduate from high school ready for success in college, work, and citizenship. www.all4ed.org
The National Commission on Teaching & America’s Future (NCTAF) was founded in 1994 as a bipartisan effort to engage education policymakers and practitioners to address the entrenched national challenge of recruiting, developing, and retaining great teachers in order to ensure that all students have access to quality teaching in schools organized for success. For twenty years, NCTAF has worked to drive and inform the national dialogue about the importance of great teaching, especially in hard-to-staff schools. NCTAF’s research and recommendations inform innovations and improvements in teaching quality nationwide, focus attention on the importance of equitable distribution and retention of teachers, and promote promising practices for the development of teachers’ skills and career pathways. www.nctaf.org 

Pick Your Panels: Vote Us Onto the Official SXSWedu 2016 Line-Up

We need your help! Julie Evans is featured in a proposal for SXSWedu 2016’s panel picker,where educators can cast their votes for the most compelling ideas and ultimately shape the conference line-up. Voting ends on September 4th so make sure to give our sessions a “thumbs up” – you’ll need to create a SXSW username and password if you don’t already have one, but the process is simple and free! Check out the session information below:

Pink or Blue? Examining gender in games

Contrary to what we may want to believe, emerging research indicates that use of digital tools and content within learning is not gender-blind. While girls and boys share a common interest in technology to support personalized learning, their uses of and aspirations for digital learning are often quite different. This is especially true with game-based learning. In this workshop, we will roll up our sleeves and interact with a variety of games that are popular in education. Using a new evaluation tool, participants will gain an insider perspective on gender-bias or sensitivity within games by examining the characterization, imagery and language, storyline and results of the game play.

Additional Supporting Materials
http://www.tomorrow.org/docs/Guide_EvaluatingGender-Sensitivity_DigitalGames.pdf

Questions Answered

  1. Learn background and terminology associated with the emerging field of gender-sensitivity in digital learning, most notably in digital content & games
  2. Gain first-hand experience in determining the gender-sensitivity of specific types of games through the use of a new evaluation tool and game play
  3. Understand the importance and impact of gender-sensitivity when designing, implementing and evaluating games for K-12 education

FREE Webinar: Technology, Training and Teaming to Ensure Great Teaching for All Students

Technology, Training and Teaming to Ensure 
Great Teaching for All Students
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (ET) 
Registration required
Panelists
Patrick Finn, NCTAF Commissioner and Cisco Systems
Julie Evans, Project Tomorrow
Teacher, Digital Learning Day Partner
Bob Wise, President, Alliance for Excellent Education
Please join the Alliance for Excellent Education and the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future (NCTAF) for the first in a series of webinars exploring the conditions needed to support great teaching for deeper learning. The promising practices, recommendations, and lessons learned will inform a collective effort, led by NCTAF, around supporting great teaching.
This inaugural joint webinar will focus on the potential of technology to transform the teaching profession, increase opportunities for collaboration and professional learning, and improve student learning. Panelists will share data and experiences and discuss digital best practices to build teachers’ expertise and their ability to create powerful learning environments for their students. What opportunities exist now and in the near future for using technology to support great teaching? How can research results be connected with what is happening in practice? What recommendations should be put forward regarding technology integration and policy?
Bob Wise, president of the Alliance and former governor of West Virginia, will moderate the discussion. Panelists will also address questions submitted by viewers from across the nation.
Register and submit questions for the webinar online at http://all4ed.org/webinar-event/aug-25-2015/
Please direct questions concerning the webinar to alliance@all4ed.org. If you are unable to watch the webinar live, an archived version will be available at http://www.all4ed.org/webinars approximately 1–2 business days after the event airs.
The Alliance for Excellent Education is a Washington, DC–based national policy and advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring that all students, particularly those who are traditionally underserved, graduate from high school ready for success in college, work, and citizenship. www.all4ed.org
The National Commission on Teaching & America’s Future (NCTAF) was founded in 1994 as a bipartisan effort to engage education policymakers and practitioners to address the entrenched national challenge of recruiting, developing, and retaining great teachers in order to ensure that all students have access to quality teaching in schools organized for success. For twenty years, NCTAF has worked to drive and inform the national dialogue about the importance of great teaching, especially in hard-to-staff schools. NCTAF’s research and recommendations inform innovations and improvements in teaching quality nationwide, focus attention on the importance of equitable distribution and retention of teachers, and promote promising practices for the development of teachers’ skills and career pathways. www.nctaf.org