Third Grade Teachers, join us for an exciting opportunity to engage in learning about how to teach an Orca whale unit in a virtual learning environment. This interactive and entertaining workshop will bring science to life as we explore best practices for online learning about a true orca whale story. Walk away with a complete Orca unit and confidence in using it with your students.
This one-hour professional development course will engage elementary educators and their families in a personally meaningful experience with media literacy. What better way to learn about students’ thinking than with a young learner by our sides? Adults/caregivers and their elementary age children are encouraged to join together for an interactive and investigative experience. Please note that educators joining on their own are welcome, and will find the experience meaningful as well!
In this course, participants will learn about why we need to practice media literacy when consuming, sharing, and creating print and digital media and how to stay safe as digital citizens. We will cover the core concepts of media literacy and digital citizenship and practice integrating them into existing lessons and pedagogical practices for in-person and remote instruction.
This 90-minute webinar is an introduction to disability identity, history, intersectionality, and movements for Disability Justice in school. We will include activities that expose histories of ableism in schools and introduce you to disabled activist movements. Real-time captioning of the webinar will be provided.
This webinar will focus on building parent-teacher relationships by increasing cultural awareness. We will share the importance of identifying cultural differences and strategies to address the needs of students and families. We will discuss strategies to manage and understand personal biases and their effects on family partnering. In addition, we will talk about how to determine the difference between equal and equitable practices.
This workshop will cover everything you need to know about green screens. We’ll introduce tricks for setting your space and uploading photos for your background, show lots of examples of how you can teach a range of social and academic skills, and review how to use green screens in large, small and individualized settings.
Project-based learning is an important and an effective teaching approach to challenge all learners, including those who are above grade level and need advanced instruction. But there is no one way to implement project-based learning, and teachers often find it difficult to integrate project-based learning into required units of study. Gather with other teachers who are implementing inquiry approaches to their curriculum in this series of virtual Professional Learning Communities (PLC) meetings.
In this webinar, Drs. RinaMarie Leon-Guerrero and Ariane Gauvreau will discuss concrete ways teachers and providers can provide social skills instruction, strategies for facilitating social skills groups online, and other means to increase social opportunities for students during distance learning.
In this course, participants will investigate how privilege and access intersects within the educational system through unsuspecting or intentional/unintentional behaviors. We will discuss how people use their privilege as a form of entitlement to gain access, popularly known as being a “Karen” or “Ken.” Participants will dissect and reflect on how this denies others access and perpetuates stereotypes, bias, and racism using historical structures, systems, and institutions to oppress. Together, we’ll develop skill in navigating spaces in more culturally responsive ways in order to begin dismantling structures that gate-keep marginalized or under-represented populations.