Boxlight is excited to announce the spring webinar series, Transforming Learning in the Classroom, featuring five webinars to help you improve upon important professional development and STEM integration in your school. The presenters are all experts and leaders in education and technology, and they are ready to share their insights into creating successful learning environments.
The series will begin on March 21, 2019 at 4:30 pm ET with Innovations Bringing STEM and Robotics to Today’s Classrooms. The experts hosting each webinar have used and loved each of the innovative solutions discussed in the webinars to engage students and promote STEM in the classroom. The webinars were developed to help educators of all types acquire useful knowledge to help bring their classroom to greater technology-driven heights.
Here are three things you can expect to learn from the spring webinar series:
- How to challenge and support students in STEM subjects
Experts and educators agree that STEM fields are the highest area of need in tomorrow’s workforce, but many educators are challenged when it comes to enabling their students to be successful in these subjects. In Innovations Bringing STEM and Robotics to Today’s Classrooms, Charles Foley and Stephen Barker from Modern Robotics, Inc. will identify the barriers educators face when trying to teach students STEM subjects. They’ll also give real, innovative solutions to allow students to explore and learn the concepts of programming, robotics, and IoT using a device as simple as a basic PC, tablet, or smartphone—without network infrastructure or expensive workstations.
- How letting teachers choose their PD experiences can improve teacher effectiveness
Join Dr. Althe Allen and Thea Andrade from the Phoenix Union High School District along with Dr. Aleksandra Leis and Daniel Leis from Boxlight EOS as they discuss how putting the teacher at the center of the PD experience has enhanced the technology adoption process. Phoenix Union teachers have a wide offering of PD opportunities available to them through a variety of outlets online, on their campus, and in their classroom. In Teacher Choice = Teacher Success: How Personalized Professional Development Keeps Teachers Learning, you’ll learn how this team has worked together to implement a comprehensive and effective tech-based PD solution. Plus, you’ll discover how improving teacher effectiveness can lead to long-term, sustainable improvements in student outcomes.
- How to seamlessly bring new technology into your classroom
Integrating new technology into your curriculum can be challenging. Lynn Erickson and Paul Gigliotti, two experienced educators and tech lovers, will show you how to do it seamlessly and easily in Rethinking Technology Integration in the Classroom. They will show you how you can use some of the strategies from the SAMR (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition) and TPAC (Technological Pedagogical and Content Knowledge) models to bring new technology into your classroom. In addition, you will also discover how tech can go beyond the confines of the classroom walls.
Here is the full schedule for the series:
Teacher Choice = Teacher Success: How Personalized Professional Development Keeps Teachers Learning
Tuesday, April 23 at 4:30 ET
Rethinking Technology Integration in the Classroom
Thursday, March 28 at 4:30 ET
Thursday, May 2 at 4:30 ET
For more information about this valuable webinar series and to register for each presentation, visit the spring webinar landing page. What are you most excited to learn from this year’s webinar series? Let us know in the comments below!