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We know it's summer and you'd like to enjoy some downtime, but we also know you're already thinking about how to make next year even more successful. Designed with your summer schedule in mind, this series of free one-hour webinars provides you with ideas and strategies to reinvigorate your practice and boost student achievement. And the best part? You don't need to leave your poolside cabana to participate.
Join ASCD authors in a four-part series that explores ways to teach your students to own their learning, which increases their engagement with content and ultimately increases their achievement. When students are equipped with the tools they need to self-regulate, solve problems, take risks, and explore their world, their confidence and interest grow.
Teach your students the skills they need to be empowered learners.
Industrial-age instructional strategies leave many information-age students in the dust. Gamified instruction is one of many methods that teachers might embrace to leverage the mindset of Millennials and the unique power of games to sustain interest, build commitment, enhance collaboration, and give students power over their own learning.
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Recorded June 14, 2016
Jonathan Cassie is head of the senior school at Sewickley Academy, just outside Pittsburgh. He has taught history, English, Latin, and game design at schools in Dallas, Los Angeles, and Pittsburgh. Throughout his 20-year career in independent schools, he has been a student and practitioner of innovation and change in education.
The ability to use metacognition is one of the characteristics of high-achieving students and a key skill that all students can learn. In this webinar, based on Donna Wilson and Marcus Conyers’ ASCD book, Teaching Students to Drive Their Brains: Strategies, Activities, and Lesson Ideas, teachers and leaders will learn how they can teach students to drive their brains.
Recorded June 28, 2016
Donna Wilson, leader of the academic team at BrainSMART and the Center for Innovative Education and Prevention, is an educational and school psychologist and former teacher.
Marcus Conyers is a doctoral researcher at the University of Westminster and director of research and development for the Center for Innovative Education and Prevention.
In this engaging webinar based on her two books, Making Sense of Math and Building a Math-Positive Culture, ASCD author Cathy Seeley will share thoughts about math classrooms built around students making sense of mathematics. She will offer considerations for structuring lessons, ideas for organizing teaching around student discourse, and recommendations for how to help teachers shift their priorities in teaching.
Recorded July 7, 2016
Cathy L. Seeley is committed to high-quality mathematics for every student. She has worked as a teacher, district mathematics coordinator, and Texas state mathematics director for grades K–12 and is a sought-after speaker, having spoken in all 50 states and around the world.
In this webinar, Dr. Wendy Ostroff, author of the ASCD book Cultivating Curiosity in K–12 Classrooms: How to Promote and Sustain Deep Learning, will describe how you can create a structured, student-centered environment that allows for openness and surprise, where inquiry guides authentic learning.
Recorded July 28, 2016
Wendy L. Ostroff, PhD, is a developmental and cognitive psychologist and a professor at the Hutchins School of Liberal Studies at Sonoma State University, a seminar-based program that prepares prospective teachers and emphasizes critical reading, writing, and thinking.
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