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WriQ Webinar
Gary Rubin, TextHelp
Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 at 7PM

Individuals who participate in this webinar will gain knowledge on how WriQⓇ, a writing assessment tool from TexthelpⓇ, can enhance student writing during the edit and revision stages of the writing process.  Session participants will explore the tool of WriQ and learn how it supplies teachers with instant information regarding a student’s spelling, punctuation, grammar, and new metrics, including a measure of engagement with the text and a vocabulary maturity age directly within Google Docs.  Teachers can also use the embedded rubrics in WriQ to evaluate knowledge, purpose, voice, meaning, and organization, providing a comprehensive review of the student’s work for teacher evaluation. In addition, teachers can use WriQ to evaluate a students ’final product. The information collected by WriQ helps teachers efficiently dialogue with students, and students can gain a better understanding of progress in their writing skills as evidenced by the data collected and displayed by WriQ.

Using MakerEd for Character Development and Social-Emotional Learning
Irina Tuule, Chief Strategy Officer, Eduporium
Thursday, September 26th, 2019 at 7PM

Social-emotional learning is an important and integral part of character development, but it is often separated from mainstream learning into a “special” topic or set of activities. However, we believe that establishing social and emotional connections should and could be a part of general curriculum and that students can grow and mature as citizens while engaged in subjects like math and English. Innovative MakerEd tech tools can be used not only in specialty subjects like coding and engineering, but in general education as well to help educators start a stream of positive feedback, promote safe experimentation and harmless failure, personalize student learning in order to meet various learning challenges, and create true inclusivity and equity while utilizing authentic instruction. In this webinar, we’ll discuss how to enhance teaching SEL and character development tactfully and easily using a MakerEd mindset and tools and provide educators with inspiration and some new insight for pairing MakerEd with SEL.

Robots4STEM Webinar

Thursday, November 7th, 2019 at 7 PM


We continue to add webinars to the 2019 lineup. ISTE challenged us to change the way we teach and talk about Digital Citizenship.
 If you want to present or want to suggest someone, contact me. gharrington at neiste dot org!