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Elements of High-Quality Professional Development for Educators

What are the key elements of high-quality professional development programs for educators? This webinar will provide strategies for working with adult learners and share tools to help you plan, design, and evaluate your district or school’s professional development program. Participants will also explore integrating and using technology for professional development. Come learn how to enhance learning for teachers, so they can pass on the benefits to students.

Engage Students Effectively with MyLab & Mastering by Pearson and Canvas

MyLab & Mastering is the world's leading collection of online homework, tutorial, and assessment products designed with a single purpose in mind: to improve the results of all higher education students, one student at a time. Pearson offers integration between Canvas and its MyLab & Mastering products. This integration provides the ability for the instructor and students to link from a Canvas course to access their Pearson MyLab & Mastering experience.

Engaging the Millennial Generation

The Millennial generation, often referred to as “digital natives,” are taking our world by cyber-storm. They are often seen as raising the bar with respect to mobility, innovation, collaboration, flexibility, transparency, access to information, and especially their connectedness. This session will present techniques for using Canvas and other online tools to create an online presence that will engage all learners, including Millennials.

Engaging Today's Digitally Distracted Learner

Looking for a better way to engage your digitally distracted learners? Join us for a free webinar with our partners, Caturra Video and newrow_, as they demonstrate how their integrations with Canvas can help you engage higher ed learners inside and outside the classroom.

Engaging, Time Saving Resources in Core Subjects to Use Today

Preview engaging, time saving free resources from SAS Curriculum Pathways available to you today via Canvas. SAS Curriculum Pathways offers over 1,700 high-quality resources for K-12 and beyond across English language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, and Spanish. Aligned to state standards, and created by content specialists, these resources engage students through the use of technology, presenting ideas in a way that traditional textbooks cannot.

ESSA Explained: Inside the Nation’s New K-12 Law

The Every Student Succeeds Act, signed into law in December, is poised to shake up the landscape for states and districts on everything from school accountability to testing, teacher policy, and funding. This latest version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act shifts significant K-12 responsibility away from the federal level. States will set their own academic goals for students, within certain federal boundaries, and have more control over how to turn around low-performing schools.

Exploring Blended and Project-Based Learning

In this webinar, we will examine exemplar problem- and project-based units tied to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). We will also review the research-based design principles used to develop these high quality units, and explore how to engage and motivate students to take on “need to know” challenging topics as curious, inspired learners.

Flipped Off: Dumping Dichotomies in Favor of the Pervasive Education Environment

With the advent of advanced learning platforms and ubiquitous mobile devices, it's time to move past the false dichotomies of traditional and so-called flipped classes and embrace a Pervasive Education Environment. This requires adoption of empirically supported pedagogy and the integration of the co-located class meeting as just one of the affordances of instructional design. This webinar provides a conceptual framework for designing the always-on classroom using basic Canvas features. Access slides here.

From Orientation to Online Learning

By implementing a mandatory online orientation, Alamo Colleges have increased student retention, as well as student success in online courses. Learn how to create and implement online orientations at your institution. We’ll also share our successes to help you improve your online courses.