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Adriane Harrington, Accenture, 
Liquid Studio Boston Workshops Lead and Design Thinking Facilitator, 
Thursday, March 28th, 2019 at 7PM

Description TBD

    Adriane Harrington

Learning Supercharged: Lessons Learned from Practitioners, Learners, and More
Dr. Lynne Schrum and Dr. Sandi Sumerfield
Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019 at 7PM

Discover the potential and impact of technology in promoting active, curious, and creative participants. Learn ways to identify structures and supports to foster new ways of teaching and learning in a single classroom, school or throughout a district.

We will share our investigation of how schools, out-of-school institutions (museums, non-profit organizations), and communities changed their traditional practices and through cooperative efforts invited individuals into their spaces, or collaborated to develop joint projects. Learn about innovated systems that communities have implemented to mitigate the digital disparity between their learners and citizens, in order to provide access to resources to everyone, regardless of socioeconomics. This webinar brings authentic school and community based examples from the United States and around the globe of inspiring educators, creative innovations, informal community engagement, and emerging trends that support all our 21st century learners.

 Dr. Lynne Schrum   We will give away a book during the live webinar! Dr. Sandi Sumerfi

Digital Badges – Creating Personalized Pathways to Mastery
David Niguidul, Founder, Ideas Consulting / Richer Picture
Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 at 7PM

How do we address all of the initiatives happening in our schools? From Competency-Based Education and Student Success Plans to Career Pathways and Mastery-Based Diploma Assessments, schools across New England are being asked to take on a lot. In this webinar, we will look at how Digital Badges and Portfolios can help you address all these needs:


Digital badges offer an opportunity for students to demonstrate mastery of the skills and knowledge that fulfill state requirements – while allowing students to define and pursue their own personal pathways.

Our presenter, David Niguidula, will show samples (using the Richer Picture platform) and discuss the key ideas from his new ASCD book Demonstrating Student Mastery with Digital Badges and Portfolios, including:


  • Setting the Vision
  • Defining Badges (including required badges for all students and personalized badges)
  • Creating Portfolio-Worthy Tasks and Projects
  • Presenting Portfolios to Various Audiences
  • Linking Badges and Portfolios to Your Existing Initiatives


This webinar is open to all educators, including teachers, guidance counselors, administrators and educational technology advocates. Please join us!

We will give away a copy of David's
book during the live webinar.

Open Education Resources: From Curation to Creation
Dr. Torrey Trust
Tuesday, May 7th, 2019 at 7PM

Open Educational Resources (OERs) are increasingly being used by students and teachers at all educational levels. OERs are “any type of educational materials that are in the public domain or introduced with an open license” (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, 2017).  To date, students have largely been consumers of OER materials. In this webinar, I will discuss how students can engage in self-directed learning through the design and curation of OERs. I will showcase a number of examples designed by college and graduate students, including a history wiki for teachers that has been viewed by more than 1.5 million individuals, open online courses for educators, interactive video maps, and a database of online tools for teaching and learning. Attendees will engage in a brainstorming activity to identify ways that OER design and curation activities can be incorporated into K-12 settings to help students build standards-based content knowledge. The webinar will touch upon important OER design topics such as digital design tools, websites for identifying multimedia sources to adapt and use in OER projects, resources for curating information for the project, and copyright, fair use, public domain, and Creative Commons. Participants will leave the webinar with ideas and strategies for incorporating OER design projects into any grade level and subject.

Dr. Torrey Trust is an Assistant Professor of Learning Technology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, her research, practice, and service revolve around the use of technology to enrich the learning experiences of educators and students alike. While technology might be considered “just a tool,” in the hands of a creative educator, technology can offer learning experiences that reach beyond our imagination and prepare us for the exciting, yet unpredictable, future.

Dr. Torrey Trust

Meeting the Needs of ALL Students - Addressing the Challenges of Digital Equity
Dr. Beth Holland
Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 at 7PM

As your school or district makes the transition to digital learning, it's important to identify and support students both inside and outside of school. Not only do issues of digital equity create challenges in schools and classrooms, but educators and administrators also need to consider who may have difficulty accessing digital devices, the Internet, and/or digital learning supports when they leave school grounds. In this webinar, we’ll discuss the the three-legged challenge of digital equity - access, devices, and literacy - and discuss some of the strategies highlighted in the Consortium for School Networking’s Digital Equity Toolkit to address the needs of ALL students.

Dr. Beth Holland is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Rhode Island as well as the Digital Equity Project Director for the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN). Over the past 20 years, she has taught in K-12 classrooms, served as Director of Academic Technology in a PS-8 independent school, designed professional learning programs for schools around the world, and developed leadership programs to support systemic change. Additionally, she is a prolific writer, researcher, and speaker. Dr. Holland holds an Education Doctorate (EdD) in Entrepreneurial Leadership in Education from Johns Hopkins University, a Master's degree (EdM) in Technology, Innovation, and Education from Harvard University, as well as a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Communications from Northwestern University.

Dr. Beth Holland

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!