What constitutes basic good digital citizenship behaviors is becoming increasingly complex, and it is not only students who need to practice good digital citizenship. As the use of social media and other online communication tools becomes more deeply ingrained in our lives, learning how to manage one’s online persona is crucial for educators, as well as students. Join Susan Brooks-Young in this recorded webinar as she addresses why it has become increasingly important for you to take control of your online persona. She will provide strategies that you can use to help protect yourself, colleagues, students, and others. Susan will also share a resource page with links to additional information you can use personally and share with others.
Micro-credentials and educator professional
Educators earn credentials at the beginning of their careers, but they learn new skills every day. A micro-credential system provides teachers with the opportunity to gain recognition for skills they master throughout their careers. In this recorded webinar, Karen Cator, President and CEO of Digital Promise, provides you with an “executive summary” of the concept of badges and micro-credentials, what they accomplish, and how to implement them..
From 2009-2013, Karen was Director of the Office of Educational Technology at the U.S. Department of Education, where she led the development of the 2010 National Education Technology Plan and focused the Office’s efforts on teacher and leader support. Prior to joining the department, Cator directed Apple’s leadership and advocacy efforts in education. Read more about Karen.
Instructional materials purchases are generally the largest annual purchases school districts make. Often, districts have too many products to review and too little time to review them carefully. Research has shown that only 54% of the instructional materials that claim to be 100% aligned actually are. For that reason alone, districts, on average, have half a million dollars worth of unused instructional materials. Does yours? In this webinar, Jackie Lain, president of Learning List, shared effective practices to help districts stretch their instructional materials funds and avoid purchasing materials that ultimately go unused or do not deliver as promised.