Social and Emotional Learning—Essential Skills for Educators and Students

Tom Lehrer once said, “If people can’t communicate, the least they can do is shut-up!” Would that it were so simple. In today’s global melting pot, it’s more important than ever that adults and students master and employ skills that enable them to succeed beyond academics. The concept of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is not new, but there is growing interest in this framework. Watch this recorded webinar to learn more about the five SEL competencies and technology-supported strategies educators and students can use to develop healthier, more productive learning environments. Presenter: Susan Brooks-Young.

Going Paperless: Diverse Learning with iPads and Apps

Monte Vista Christian School in Santa Cruz County is one of the first schools to implement iPads for one-to-one teaching and learning.  You will hear from the headmaster/principal, teachers, and students on how the iPad is helping their school go paperless, engage students in active learning and promote autonomous learning with a variety of educational apps.

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Students as Technicians (Part 1 of 2)

Part 1: Improving School Climate

In this first part of two,  Silicon Valley middle and elementary school MOUSE Squads share how their student technology support programs have motivated and empowered students, teachers, and staff.  You will hear passionate principals, students, and technology directors as they share how the MOUSE Squad helps to leverage resources and increase the communication and relationships amongst the students, curriculum team, and technology staff.

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In part two, students and staff will provide some specific examples of the tasks that are involved and what is needed to create a successful program.