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Speak Up family & friends: webinar from Rosetta Stone Education

EdTech and Traditional Instruction: Mixing It Up In Today’s Language-Learning Classroom
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Our friends at Rosetta Stone Education are hosting a webinar next Wednesday about the use of technology in language-learning classrooms! Check out the details below:

Today’s language teachers are challenged to keep instruction current and relevant. In this webinar, Boris Morew, Language Education Expert at Rosetta Stone Education, will discuss how to improve student performance by mixing edtech and traditional instruction in your language-learning classroom.

Join Boris to:

  • Discuss the impact of technology in K-12
  • Discover how easy and effective it is to implement language learning technology into the traditional classroom using a blended learning approach
  • Discuss pros and cons of online program use within the traditional classroom

Come ready with the challenges you face to keep language instruction engaging and relevant, and Boris will answer your questions during this live, interactive session. This webinar will benefit teachers, school administrators, as well as district administrators, including superintendents and directors/coordinators of curriculum and instruction, world languages, global studies, foreign languages, and ELL.

Sponsored by Rosetta Stone

Join the Using Technology for Language Instruction community to access the webinar recording and resources.

Speak Up Family & Friends: webinar from our friends at SETDA

Digital Instructional Materials Acquisition Portal (DMAPS) Launch Webinar
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
3:00-4:00 pm ET
You are invited to join SETDA for the Digital Instructional Materials Acquisition Portal (DMAPS) Launch on October 7, 2015 at 3pm ET.  This webinar offers the opportunity to share state policies and practices related to the procurement of digital instructional materials, including exploring the flexibility in state policies and practices to encourage the implementation of digital learning resources. The webinar will launch the Digital Instructional Materials Acquisition Portal (DMAPS), a new, online database providing details regarding each state’s policies related to the acquisition of digital instructional materials. The goal of the portal is to provide a clear picture of each state’s instructional materials policies and practices to help encourage increased implementation of digital instructional materials. Educators, policy makers and private sector executives will all have the ability to review state policies and practices regarding the procurement and implementation of instructional materials including the ability to access individual state profiles, to compare states and make further comparisons via an interactive map that displays national trends. In addition, the webinar will offer the opportunity for questions and comments regarding a range of policy and practice issues related to digital content.
Presenters Include:
  • Lan Neugent, Interim Executive Director, SETDA
  • Kelly Callaway, Division Director, Instructional Materials and Educational Technology, Texas Education Agency
  • Allan Griffin, Curriculum Content Specialist, Utah State Office of Education
  • Christine Fox, Director of Educational Leadership and Research, SETDA
Reserve your seat here: http://www.k12insight.com/k/SsRPUWsSWPsPsPsP . This event is free and open to the public. For access to additional SETDA resources related to Digital Content and OER visit http://www.setda.org/priorities/digital-content/
For questions about the event please contact, Christine Fox, Director of Educational Leadership and Research at cfox@setda.org.
About SETDA:
The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA), founded in 2001, is the national non-profit association representing the interests of U.S. state and territorial educational technology leadership. SETDA’s mission is to build and increase the capacity of state and national leaders to improve education through technology policy and practice. For more information, please visit www.setda.org.

Speak Up Family and Friends Upcoming Events

Happy Tuesday! Each week we’ll post upcoming events and programs from our Speak Up partners and sponsors. Check out the events below:

Alliance for Excellent Education
Webinar: “College- and Career-Readiness Assessments: Results Are (Coming) In”
September 9, 2pm-3pm ET
Click here for more information

Blackboard Inc.
Webinar with Julie Evans: “Digital Learning Trends Making an Impact on Student Engagement and Development”
September 14, 3:30pm ET
Save the date – and stay tuned for more information!

Digital Promise
Survey with SIIA: “Vendor & Educator Survey on Ed-Tech Pilots”
Click here to take the survey

Kajeet
Report: “Green Bay Area School District Simplifies Mobile Broadband Implementation”
Click here to download

Are you participating in any of these events? Let us know! If you have any additional events you would like to share, please let us know in the comments section.

Speak Up Family and Friends Upcoming Events

Happy Monday! Each week we’ll post upcoming events and programs from our Speak Up partners and sponsors. Check out the events below:

DreamBox Learning
Webinar: “Using Data to Support Teaching and Learning in a Blended Learning Math Program”
July 20, 3PM-4PM ET
Click here to register

Blackboard Inc.
Event: BbWorld 2015
July 21 – July 23
Click here to learn more

iNACOL
Webinar: “Personalized Learning: What It Takes to Get Started”
August 12, 2PM-3PM ET
Click here to register

Will you be attending any of these events? Let us know in the comment section!

Speak Up Family and Friends: The BbWorld 2015 Teaching and Learning Day Pass from Blackboard

Technology can only improve student success when paired with great teaching. Our friends at Blackboard invite higher education and K-12 educators to Teaching & Learning Day at BbWorld. This special day pass includes access to a series of sessions designed just for those working in the classroom—whether online, brick and mortar, or a mix of the two.

The day will open with an inspirational keynote from TED speaker Adora Svitak. Following, breakout sessions and panels will discuss key topics in education today. Check out the highlighted sessions below to see what’s in store:

Higher Education Program Highlights:

  1. Panel: The Ins and Outs of Designing Exemplary courses
  2. Session: Increasing Student Engagement
  3. Session: Best Practices for Accessible Course Design
  4. Session: Course design for online courses

K-12 Program Highlights:

  1. Featured speakers: Jon Bergmann and Aaron Sams on Flipped Classrooms
  2. Session: Competency based digital learning
  3. Session: Transitioning to blended learning
  4. Panel: Parents and school-to-home communications
  5. Panel:  The Flip Side: A Flipped Learning Panel
  6. Panel: Powerful Professional Development to Prepare Teachers for Digital Learning
The Teaching and Learning Day Pass is only $199 and includes access to all BbWorld programing on Wednesday July 22. To access this special day-rate, use the code BBW199 at bbworld.com.
To learn more, visit Blackboard’s website.

Speak Up Family and Friends Upcoming Events

Happy Tuesday! Each week we’ll post upcoming events and programs from our Speak Up partners and sponsors. Check out the events below:

NCTAF & OECD
Forum: “Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS)”
June 25, 1PM-4PM ET
Click here to register

iNACOL
Webinar: “CompetencyWorks—Implementing Competency Education in K-12 Systems: Insights from Local Leaders”
June 25, 2PM-3PM ET
Click here to register

SETDA
2015 Emerging Technologies Forum & Annual Business Meeting
June 25-29, 2015
Click here for more information

ISTE
2015 ISTE Conference & Expo
June 28-July 1, 2015
Click here for more information

Will you be attending any of these events? Let us know in the comment section!

Speak Up family and friends: “Time for Learning: Top 10 Reasons Why Flipping the Classroom Can Change Education” by Kathleen P. Fulton is out today!

This week’s Speak Up family and friends update focuses on Kathleen P. Fulton’s book, Time for Learning: Top 10 Reasons Why Flipping the Classroom Can Change Educationwhich is out today by Corwin Press. Check out some information on the book below:

Flipping classrooms – using class time for hands-on learning and “off loading” the lecture portion of lessons as homework – is taking schools by storm. This book makes the case to educational leaders for the benefits of flipping. Backed by powerful data (including past Speak Up data) and anecdotes, topics include:

  • Data on positive student outcomes in terms of achievement and motivation
  • How flipping gives teachers more time to work with students one-on-one and encourage peer learning
  • How flipping engages students in 21st century skills
  • Ways flipping is budget and resource-friendly
To learn more about flipped learning and how flipping classrooms can change education, visit Kathleen P. Fulton’s website and order her book.

Speak Up Family and Friends: Ensure Success in Algebra 1 with DreamBox Learning

Our friends at DreamBox Learning have just released new materials around algebra readiness and how to prepare students for algebra early. Included in these materials are a whitepaper (“Algebra Readiness through Deeper Learning in Middle School: How Teachers Can Empower Students to Achieve with Confidence”), an infographic, sample lessons, and a blog series.
With their algebra readiness materials, DreamBox Learning aims to empower teachers to reach, teach, and engage all students in meaningful math learning that prepares them for success in Algebra 1 and beyond. To view the materials, click on the image above or follow the links below.

Speak Up Family and Friends Upcoming Events

Happy Monday! Each week we’ll post upcoming events and programs from our Speak Up partners and sponsors. Check out the events below:

Alliance for Excellent Education
Webinar: “Lessons Learned from Fifty Years of Federal Education Policy”
May 18, 2:30PM ET
Click here to learn more

CoSN
Webinar: “Online Assessments: Are You Ready?”
May 14, 1:00PM ET
Click here to register

DreamBox Learning
Whitepaper: “Nurturing the Middle School Mathematical Mind”
Download here
Click here to view the whitepaper

National School Boards Association
CUBE Webinar: “Brown v. Board of Education Digital Learning Day”
May 18, 3:15PM ET
Click here to learn more

Will you be attending any of these events? Let us know in the comment section!

Speak Up Family and Friends Upcoming Events

Happy Monday! Each week we’ll post upcoming events and programs from our Speak Up partners and sponsors. Check out this week’s events below:

U.S. Department of Education – Office of Educational Technology
Release of the Ed Tech Developer’s Guide
Download here

Twitter chat: #edtechchat
April 13th, 8PM-9PM ET
Join the conversation

Afterschool Alliance
Webinar: “Afterschool and Keeping Kids Active and Healthy: What You Can Do”
April 15th, 1PM ET/10AM PT
Register here

Rosetta Stone
Webinar: “Realizing Opportunities: How World Language Learning Develops Globally Competent Students”
April 16th, 3PM ET
Register here

Will you be attending any of these events? Let us know in the comment section!