Listen to an interview
with edWeb founder and CEO, Lisa Schmucki, and her special guests Saad
Alam and Lee Jokl, Co-founders of Citelighter, the winner of the SIIA
Innovation Incubator Educator's Choice Award.
edWeb.net hosts professional learning communities
(PLCs) that offer free webinars and CE certificates. Join one of our
online communities to get advice from experts, exchange ideas and
resources with peers, ask questions/get answers, and discover ways to
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is a social network and professional learning community that makes it
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peers, share information and best practices, and spread innovative ideas
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A unique, week-long, intensive film camp for teachers
July 22-26, 2013 Earn 30 CPDUs
"The speakers offered scholarly expertise and practical classroom applications. I attended many workshops over the past 18 years, and this is my favorite so far."
-high school English teacher
Now accepting applications for the third annual Facets Summer Film Institute. It's a summer experience that will transform you (and your students) for a lifetime!
The Institute runs from July 22-26, 2013. It is ideal for social studies, art, English, history, and all teachers who want to use media more effectively to achieve lesson plan goals. It offers expert instruction on:
The Impact of Film Editing
Learn the language of film for Media Literacy.
Lighting, Camera Angles, and Sets
Impart how visual style interacts with story for Fine Arts.
Narrative in Cinema
Treat film as a text, and compare and contrast to Literature.
History of World Cinema
Put film in context, and use as a specialized source for History.
Classic Hollywood Movies
Appreciate film as a cultural artifact for Social Science.
The Growth Mindset and Stereotype Threat Tuesday, May 14 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Eastern Time (90 minutes)
NAGC is pleased to present “The Growth Mindset and Stereotype Threat,” a FREE video webcast
on Tuesday, May 14, 12:00 – 1:30 pm (Eastern). Moderated by NAGC Past
President Ann Robinson and featuring Joshua Aronson, Associate Professor
of Applied Psychology, New York University, this event was inspired by a
project developed by the National Research Center on the Gifted and
Talented that resulted in a book collaboration with psychologists,
cognitive neuroscientists and gifted education researchers from the NRC
Center, NAGC, and the American Psychological Association.
Malleable Minds: Translating Insights From Psychology and Neuroscience to Gifted Education
shows us what current research in psychology and neuroscience means to developing talent.
is one of the most widely cited social scientists in the past decade.
His research in minority student achievement offers a strong challenge
to traditional genetic explanations of why these groups perform less
well on tests of intelligence than their White counterparts, and why
women trail men in hard math and science. Aronson's work seeks to
understand and remediate race and gender gaps in educational achievement
and standardized test performance. His studies have revealed that
threat engenders a number of interesting psychological and physiological
responses, many of which interfere with intellectual performance and
academic motivation. A particular focus of his recent work is on
creating scalable interventions that any teacher can use to improve the
performance and learning of their students.
An infographic is a visual representation of information. Come learn tips and tricks for using student-created infographics as an authentic assessment.
The presentation will showcase how infographics are created and concentrate on the student literacy skills necessary to research, critique, summarize, and communicate information in a visual way to reach their audience.
You're invited to our exclusive Big Event Warehouse Book Sale. 25% to 80% OFF EVERYTHING!
Register now and receive a valuable coupon for an extra $10* or $25* off!
Visit our special book sale exclusively for school and district employees, homeschool directors and teachers, Book Fair chairpeople, and school volunteers. You'll find deep discounts on selected hardcovers, paperbacks, and school supplies.
Take an extra 50% off permanently reduced red tag items!
Maximize Title I funding and purchase order dollars.
Hundreds of items $2.00 or less.
Great way to refresh school, home, and classroom libraries!
Save more with Build-a-BOX!** Fill a box with books from a specially selected collection. Pay only $24.95 plus tax for each box you build.
* $10 off your $50 purchase or $25 off your $100 purchase.
**Participating locations only. While supplies last. Locations participating in Build-a-BOX are identified with a symbol. Preferred payment methods: credit cards, checks, purchase orders, and Scholastic Dollars. Note: Items purchased with Scholastic Dollars do not qualify for further discount pricing and will sell at the full cover price.
The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) have been finalized and are now available online. The standards, which are the result of a 26-state collaboration over two years, identify science and engineering practices and content that all K-12 students should master to be fully prepared for college and careers. The NGSS were built on a vision for science education established by the Framework for K-12 Science Education, published by the National Academies of Science's National Research Council in 2011.
"The Next Generation Science Standards are going to pull together inquiry and practice, and recognize the role of engineering. Pulling together the cross-cutting concepts is going to be a challenge, but it's really effective pedagogy," said Ellen Ebert, Washington State's Director of Science for Teaching and Learning at the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Recognizing that the NGSS will require instructional modifications for advanced and gifted learners in the classroom, volunteers at NAGC are developing a book with sample differentiated learning experiences that will be released at the NAGC Convention in Indianapolis, Nov. 7-10.
It's almost time to nominate your favorite teacher or colleague, students, or even yourself for one of our distinguished honors. On Monday, April 15, we will debut the NAGC awards online nomination system. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, June 25. Take a few minutes to nominate someone and give recognition to a person who has given so much to our field! Award winners will be honored at the annual NAGC Celebration of Excellence on Nov. 8, during the NAGC 60th Annual Convention in Indianapolis. Check out www.nagc.org on Monday for a link to the new awards submission site.
Join us for a
April 16 web seminar—Introducing the Next Generation Science Standards. Be
the first to get an overview of the new science standards from
Achieve’s Stephen Pruitt, learn more about the conceptual shifts and
dimensions, and discover how NGSS will shape science education for
years to come. Also hear from NSTA Executive Director David Evans about
NSTA’s outreach and support for science educators around NGSS. To
accommodate the large number of participants expected for this web
seminar, NSTA will hold two sessions. The first session is scheduled
from 5:30 to 7 p.m. ET, a second session will take place from 7:30 to 9
p.m. ET. Participants are asked to register for
session only. To register, go to the NSTA Learning Center.
Target Design K-12Design in the Classroom brings a single 45-minute design workshop to New York City Schools for free!
K-12 teachers in NYC are eligible. Whether you teach social studies or
math or even language arts, our hands-on exercises in teamwork and
brainstorming will equip your students with new tools to take on
challenges in any subject. The workshop focuses on introducing how
design is part of the student’s everyday life. In teams, students will solve a design challenge by creating a simple prototype. All workshop materials are provided.Registration is now available on-line for the 2012-2013 school year.
Joe Morelock is the Director of Technology & Innovation for the Canby School District in Canby, Oregon.
Joe is a former high school Spanish teacher, Librarian, and assessment coordinator. He currently leads the district's innovative technology projects.
Joe also has developed and delivered mobile content and training on the use of the iPod for Argentina's Ministry of Education. He regularly consults with state departments of education, as well as local school districts in the U.S. and Canada.
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So many school districts overlook the critical role that administration plays in the learning process. That's not the case in Oregon's Canby School District.
In our community's next webinar, Joe Morelock will share his vision for technology, teaching, and mobile learning. He'll discuss the 1:1 iPod touch mobility program that is currently for all Grade Three and Four students in the district, the multiple iPad 1:1 and flipped classroom projects, and what he did to ensure the programs support and empower Canby's teachers and learners every step of the way.
You'll hear about how this empowerment philosophy was applied to every facet of the program, including how their network was structured, how teachers manage devices, and how PD is delivered.
Join Joe on April 16th for an interactive session on strategies for empowering teachers and learners with mobile learning.
Hosted by Lucy Gray, Project Director for the Consortium for School Networking's Leadership for Mobile Learning initiative.
Mobile Learning Explorations is a professional learning community where educators and industry experts explore the potential of laptops, tablets, and other hand-held devices to enrich learning, to bridge the digital divide, and to extend learning beyond the traditional school day.
As a member of the community you'll receive...
Invitations to free webinars and live chats.
A CE certificate for attending/viewing our webinars.
Access to all of the recorded webinars, presentations, resources, and online discussions.
Join Mobile Learning Explorations to stay connected and share ideas with colleagues all across the country, and the world.
Last September, sea ice in the Arctic Ocean shrank to its smallest extent on record. This frozen cover is also dramatically younger and thinner than it used to be. How does the satellite record reveal these changes? And what are the effects of sea ice loss both near and far?
Explore these issues and questions with experts on sea ice monitoring, polar science, and data visualization at a live Google Hangout on Air on Tuesday, April 9 from 4–5 PM EDT, hosted by the American Museum of Natural History’s Science Bulletins program and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The Hangout will highlight a new data visualization, designed for informal education at museums and science centers, about the recent, radical trends in Arctic sea ice. The panel will also address ways to interpret the visualization for museum and educational audiences.
The Hangout will feature: Dr. Ned Gardiner, data visualization specialist with the NOAA Climate Program Office Dr. Mark Tschudi, Research Associate at the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Colorado–Boulder Dr. Karen Frey, Assistant Professor of Geography at Clark University
April is Poetry Month, so we are happy to feature a Unit Plan for teaching Sonnets in the link below. Shakespeare is certainly famous for his sonnets, but he built his poems on Petrarch's structural foundation, and even more poets followed suit throughout history. Will your students write their own sonnets? Share them with Folger's Shakespeare Library to celebrate Shakespeare's Birthday! Email student submissions to email@example.com and they'll select a few to feature in a blog post on Making A Scene! http://www.folger.edu/Content/Teach-and-Learn/Teaching-Resources/Teaching-Sonnets/
Last Folgers Shakespeare Library partnered with APT to debut their first-ever Electronic field trip. Over 320,000 students and their teachers got involved! This year they're even more excited to celebrate Shakespeare on his birthday with another hour-long digital feast for your imaginations.
Join a teacher with a group of students of all ages as they explore Shakespeare's texts "Up On Their Feet." They'll explore the Folger's vast resources, search the text for clues, and perform scenes that you can join in on, all while you interact with our panel of experts from your very own classroom!
Register today to be a part of the celebration, and get Up On Your Feet. Once registered, you can view clips from last year's Electronic Field Trip, with teaching materials including a trip inside our vault!
The Department of Education and Information Support Services presents: Council for Prejudice Reductions 20th Annual Conference
Date: April 26, 2013 Time: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm Location: Melville Marriott Long Island, Melville, NY 11747 Audience: PreK-16 Educators, Parents, Community Groups, DASA Coordinators, Law Enforcement and Faith, Government, Business Leaders, College Students Cost: General registration is $65 and Student registration is $45 - **Register for team of 5 and pay for only 4! **Fee includes breakfast and lunch**
Council for Prejudice Reduction’s 20th Annual Conference. Featuring “THE BULLY PROJECT.” This conference will host a panel of leading educators and other experts in eliminating bullying, harassment and discrimination. Workshops will address the following:
· Using DASA and Common Core to close gaps in Academic and Social-Emotional Achievement; · Bullying, Code of Conduct and Safety; · Humane Education to Promote Listening, Learning and Service; · Civility, Character, Citizenship; · CyberSafety, CyberBullying · Performing and Visual Arts Partnerships for Schools and Students; · “Welcome!” Parent Involvement for today’s Families and Schools; · Gender, Sexual Orientation and Diversity; · Protecting Students with Disabilities; · Having Too Much on Your Plate?
As a My Learning Plan member, please realize though you registered yourself and submitted your request to your district to attend a workshop, we will NOT see your name as registered until you are approved by YOUR Administrators through the ES BOCES catalog, not just internally. Confirm your registration at any time by e-mailing Charlene Delgado at
Each year NYSCATE awards up to 6 grants with a maximum value of $2,000 each for classroom projects that integrate the use of technology. The classroom project must be consistent with the NYSCATE mission, the New York State Learning Standards, and the NETS Standards.
For more information on applying for a grant, click here. The deadline date to submit a grant application is April 1.
The Constitution does not spell out the duties or define the powers of a president’s spouse, yet America’s “first ladies” have, from the beginning of our nation, played key roles as public figures. Gilder Lehrman Institute for American History is now offering two teaching units on American first ladies that meet the Common Core standards. Visit their webpage to download them.
Step behind the scenes of The New York Botanical Garden and uncover how discoveries are made and plants are cared for. After visiting with scientists and gardeners, campers will use technology such as iPads and microscopes to gather their own data while exploring the forest and wetlands. All of these experiences will be captured by building dioramas featuring real plants. Register by calling 718.817.8181 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 25–26 9 a.m.–4 p.m.* 8–10 year-olds Non-Member $75/Member $60
*All camps offer early drop-off (8 a.m.) and late pickup (5:30 p.m.), available for an additional fee.
Now that the "Flipping" trend has turned into a full-fledged movement, teachers are adapting their teaching methods like never before, recording their lectures for at-home viewing, and dedicating class time for project-based learning and more personalized instruction.
Some teachers, however, want to Flip their lessons, but don't want to make their own videos, or just don't have the time. A number of websites have emerged that give teachers an alternative to creating their own online video content. Join Shannon Holden as he examines the options, and let him help you determine which of these sites is best suited for what you want to accomplish in flipping YOUR classroom.
NBC Learn, in partnership with the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, looks at the Science of Innovation. More than just a single event or brilliant idea, innovation is a process that anyone from a garage tinkerer to a federally-funded scientist can take to discover new solutions. This 11-part series, narrated by NBC's Ann Curry, highlights top innovators from across the country working on innovative projects in industries such as healthcare, energy, transportation, and agriculture. Free lesson plans are provided by NSTA.
Join MIT professors and NSTA authors who will together lead discussions related to "The Secret of Life," MIT's free biology course for K–12 science educators. Complimentary 60-minute web seminars (March 27, April 17, and May 15) offer supplementary pedagogical content to the biology course with a focus on practical classroom applications, additional resources, and moderated community forums. Collaboration between the two institutions offers a wonderful learning opportunity at no cost and access to rich and vibrant discussion on issues related to teaching biology across the K–12 spectrum. Renowned NSTA authors Susan Koba, Anne Tweed, and Page Keeley will support the web seminars and share resources that comprise content from their respective bestsellers. Details about each web seminar can be found through the NSTA Learning Center. Register for one or more seminars today.
Administrators who want to retain and nurture new teachers should learn more about NSTA's exemplary program, the New Science Teacher Academy. Special experiences and support for second- through fifth-year middle and high school science teachers is available and virtually cost-free.
Hundreds of teachers will be chosen to participate in the 2013–2014 Academy to take advantage of consistent, online professional development activities, mentoring, and face-to-face educational experiences. Candidates should apply for one of hundreds of scholarships by completing an application.
The Academy provides each teacher with
A discipline-specific mentor over the course of the year
A recent Academy Fellow said, "The New Science Teacher Academy has made a huge impact on my teaching and my ability to cope with the stresses of teaching. I believe my third year is going much smoother and easier because of my participation in the Academy. It's been awesome!"
Calling all teachers and students! Monticello and HISTORY® invite you to participate in a digital art-based project that encourages students to connect Jefferson with their hometown. Entries must be received by Friday, April 26, 2013. The contest includes $10,000 in prize money and a chance to have your work featured on Monticello's website.
Additional Opportunity for Teachers: Check out Monticello's Barringer Research Fellowship, a two-week onsite summer fellowship where teachers conduct research and create new learning resources to share on Monticello's digital classroom. Applications are due March 15. Find out more at http://www.monticello.org/site/research-and-collections/barringer.
Every March, classrooms and communities observe Women's History Month, which highlights women who have shaped our world. HISTORY Classroom and History.com feature video clips and other resources for Women's History Month activities. Visit us online at http://www.history.com/topics/womens-history-month to view these resources.
You want to go WHERE? What does it take to make a NASA mission happen, and who are the people that drive these tremendous projects?
In Discovery's third annual multi-site professional development workshop, we delve into the stories behind some amazing NASA missions, from conception to science results. Learn how scientists, engineers, and mission operators collaborate to meet the challenges of complex missions to assure the science goals will be met. Investigate what it takes to move a fantastic idea — like scooping up samples of an asteroid and dropping them back off on Earth for analysis — from dream to reality. Explore science as a human endeavor at its awesome best.
Date: Saturday, April 6, 2013 Cost: $25.00 (includes lunch & snacks) Register by: April 1, 2013
Spring is just around the corner and the Garden is coming alive with both beautiful plant life and fun activities for kids and families. Looking for a fun and educational getaway for the kids over spring break? Spring Break Science Camp may be just the thing! If you're looking for a single-day outing or just love terrariums, Little Landscapes is perfect for you. Exclusive to MasterCard cardholders: Special sessions of Little Landscapes allow your child to build an adventure- or fantasy-themed terrarium to take home. Learn more at Priceless.com/NY. And if a more in-depth gardening experience is what your child needs, the Children's Gardening Program, starting on March 30, offers unique activities tailored specifically for each age group and season. And of course, The Orchid Show is exciting and inspiring for the whole family. Get tickets and more information.
LEGO® Education proudly supports the Education Blueprints Association (EBA) and its mission to provide learning resources and programs that deliver education solutions to teachers and students.
Did you know EBA has these grants available?
Preschool Playful Learning Grant
This grant is open to all public preschools in the US and is designed to bring engaging hands-on resources into preschool classrooms.
Click here to learn more and download the application.
Elementary 21st-Century Skills Grant
This grant is open to all accredited elementary schools in the US and is designed to improve students’ creative problem-solving, communication, and collaboration skills through a hands-on building process.
Click here to learn more and download the application.
Elementary Literacy Grant
This grant is open to all accredited elementary schools in the US and serves as a way to supplement English/Language Arts curriculum with hands-on story-building activities.
Click here to learn more and download the application.
Elementary After-school Program Grant
This grant is open to all accredited elementary schools in the US and will provide the materials and training needed to implement engaging, STEM-focused, hands-on activities into an after-school program.
Click here to learn more and download the application.
University Teacher Education Program Grant
This grant is open to accredited university teacher education programs in the US and serves to help infuse hands-on learning methodologies into the training of future teachers.
Click here to learn more and download the application.
HURRY! Application deadline for all grants: April 15, 2013
Download three new lesson plans to keep your class healthy this spring!
Spring is just around the corner and there is no better time to introduce your students to the importance of a healthy lifestyle. To help you get started, fit4theclassroom.com offers FREE science and math lesson plans and videos that can be easily integrated into your daily classroom activities.
A partnership between Discovery Education, Sanford Health and WebMD, fit 4 the classroomprovides resources to help educators discuss health and wellness principles with their elementary students. All fit 4 the classroom lesson plans are aligned to national standards including the National Science Education Standards, Common Core Math Standards and the National Educational Technology Standards.
NEW resources include:
Let's Get Moving Teaching students about the circulatory system? Use this standards-aligned lesson to help students investigate the effects of exercise on the human body.
Dream On Looking for ways to incorporate the design process into your instruction? This lesson allows students to learn about the science of sleep and design their ideal sleep zone.
One Fine Day Want to spruce up your math lessons? Check out this interdisciplinary lesson in which students focus on collecting, graphing and interpreting data while learning how to make healthy choices.
Driven by the four pillars of fit - mood, move, food and recharge - fit 4 the classroom resources connect balanced eating and activity with sleep and a healthy emotional life for a more holistic approach to wellness. Visit fit4theclassroom.com to find a variety of dynamic, cross-curricular and interactive videos.