What does it truly mean to focus on the essentials? This June, I’m excited to join the team at Teq and OTIS for educators for three EdTech webinars. If you’ve had the chance to join me on a webinar this year, you know how much I love to share strategies, tips, and favorite EdTech tools in a virtual format.
The folks at Teq have been on my radar since I first started exploring digital tools as a classroom teacher in New York City. So I’m incredibly excited to partner with them for a three-part webinar series exploring EdTech essentials. We’ll cover five big ideas for using technology in the classroom and plenty of favorite resources, too. When you come to the event, you’ll also get a sneak peek at my new book and the opportunity to State Approved Professional Development for Teacher Licenses.
EdTech Webinars for Educators
Would you like to join one, or all three, of these webinars? We’d love to have you join us for this free event, and if you’re not sure if you can make it, sign up anyway, and you’ll receive information about the limited replay. And of course, if the titles below pique your interest, you are welcome to share the links with a friend or colleague — the more, the merrier!
Here is the official description of the three-part workshop series.
EdTech Essentials with Monica Burns (3 Part Series)
This three-part series will explore essential EdTech topics alongside actionable tips and favorite tools. Join one or all three!
Part 1: Curating Resources and Expanding Classroom Walls
Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 2 PM ET — Use this link to create a free account and watch the replay
Learn about free and low-cost resources for student consumers that connect to reading, viewing, and listening experiences students have online. In this session, you’ll explore the tools and the strategies for curating content for students with an emphasis on expanding classroom walls with digital resources.
Part 2: Creation and Collaboration with Digital Tools
Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 2 PM ET — Use this link to create a free account and watch the replay
Learn strategies for supporting students as creators and how to design learning activities for movie making, ebook design, website building, podcasting, and more. In this session, you’ll explore how to support students as creators as they work together with their peers.
Part 3: Assessment and Goal Setting
Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 2 PM ET
Learn about the “value add” of using digital tools for assessment and collaboration with students. In this session, you’ll explore the tools and the strategies for checking for understanding and supporting students along with how to set professional goals and identify next steps for the upcoming school year.
Would you rather watch the webinar replays? After the live webinars, these professional development sessions will be in the OTIS course library. You’ll be able to watch them for a limited time with a free basic account. Sign up for the webinars here >>
OTIS for Educators
If you haven’t heard of OTIS for educators before, it is an online professional learning platform focused on technology integration. OTIS for educators supports educators as they work to integrate technology into instruction in all K-12 learning environments effectively. They offer on-demand professional development through their PD library and a calendar of live sessions. OTISPD offers lots of professional learning opportunities for educators. Use this link to create an account for free!
The team at OTIS for educators makes it easy to access hundreds of courses. You’ll find courses with topics on STEM, SEL, literacy, ENL/ELL, and more. They are also a Google for Education Partner, Microsoft Training Partner, and ISTE Standards-aligned.
As I mentioned earlier in the post, the three-part series I’ve hosting for them this June will also go into their on-demand library. So make sure to sign up for the webinar and use this link to create an account for free!