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Teacher Trends: Middle School Financial Education & Career Readiness
Jessica Donovan, New England Regional Director, EVERFI
Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 at 7PM

College or a career might seem ages away to your middle schoolers, but it's closer than they think. Having the resources in your teacher toolkit to prepare them for what's coming is critical to their success.

We'll hear from educators who use EVERFI's FutureSmart resource to integrate financial education and career planning into their classrooms.

During this webinar, we'll discuss:
  • Why and how to bring financial education and careers to your students
  • How FutureSmart resonates and impacts students
  • Blended learning ideas for financial education and career lessons
Educators who attend will receive:
  • A 1-hour Professional Development Certificate from EVERFI
  • FutureSmart Career Day Activities

Jessica Donovan

Open Education Resources: From Curation to Creation
Dr. Torrey Trust, Assistant Professor of Learning Technology, UMass Amherst
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, 

Digital Equity Project Director for the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN)

Date Change! Thursday, May 23rd, 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

Eduporium Webinar
Irina Tuule
Thusday, September 26th, 2019 at 7PM



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!