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Perspectives on Equity Reform: Examining Policies, Curriculum, and Access to Ensure Opportunities for All Students
Across the United States, adequate and equitable educational opportunity is far from a reality for many students of color, students from low-income families, and other historically and systematically excluded students. If we agree that it is our collective responsibility to ensure that all young people have equal access to a high-quality, world-class education, then we must find solutions to address the challenge of equity reform to drive outcomes.
Perspectives More than ABCs: Strategies for Supporting the Whole Learner
There is a persistent disconnect between the holistic set of skills and experiences that every student needs and the testing culture our current education system prioritizes. The science of learning and development tells us that learners of all ages need a variety of healthy, engaging learning experiences, experiences that are grounded in strong developmental relationships, safe environments, and that support the growth of a broad set of physical, social, cognitive, creative, and emotional skills.
There’s little doubt that virtual learning will play a prominent role in the future of education. What is less clear is exactly what that role is and the essentials for success. During this event, you will find a vision of quality virtual learning—based on research and input from dozens of experts and practitioners—that focuses on learning and the people vital to it as the keys to success. The result is a framework that should drive the creation and implementation of any virtual learning endeavor.
Perspectives on Durable Skills: Preparing Students for the Future of Work
Preparing students—every student—for the workforce of the future requires schools to equip them with the right skills for the jobs of today and tomorrow. In a skilled workforce, jobs demand that students develop common competencies in K-12 education, enabling a broader group of learners ultimately to find success in their careers and communities. Durable skills are essential regardless of educational attainment level, industry sector, or geography.
In this 30-minute virtual event, we address the challenge of attracting and retaining a stable teaching workforce, especially for rural schools. Join us to learn about teacher recruitment, retention, and ways to inspire your staff (and prospective staff) to build lasting learner relationships. We discuss:
1:1 tutoring is probably the single most powerful strategy to support academic recovery. In this virtual event, we speak to researchers and practitioners who have embraced this strategy to close gaps and accelerate learning.
We hope you'll join us and our guests Susanna Loeb and T. Ryan Hughes for a discussion that focuses on:
We made some changes over the summer based entirely on your needs and now we're ready to show them off! In this webinar, explore new features and updates for Courseware that propel academic recovery, drive learner engagement, and build educator capacity.
We made some changes over the summer based entirely on your needs and now we're ready to show them off! Explore new features and updates to Exact Path, our K-12 diagnostic-driven, direct instruction program, that focus on supporting a balanced assessment system ad target learner engagement.
Dig into the new release and the impact these updates can have on your Exact Path use this year.
Best Practices for Credit Recovery with Courseware
Are you thinking through your credit recovery options to help your students receive tailored support based on their unique learning needs? We want to help you get them on track for graduation!
In this webinar, we discuss how Courseware can help your school offer a customized credit recovery program, and share some tried-and-true best practices to ensure you’re setting your students up for success.
We explore the advantages of using data at every level to:
Ace the Test: Developing a Test Prep Strategy with Study Island
Summative testing is around the corner, and whether you've been using Study Island all year or are just turning to our proven test-prep tool this spring, it's important to jumpstart your strategy for success.
In this webinar, we cover:
Put extra attention on your priority standards
Assign meaningful standards-based practice
Analyze data to isolate and focus in on blind spots
Make ongoing test prep fun and competitive to keep students engaged
Customizable Credit Recovery Tips & Strategies to Ensure Student Success
Are you thinking through your credit recovery options to help make sure your students receive tailored support based on their unique leaning needs so they can get back on track to graduation? We want to help!
Virtual Learning: Improving Outcomes for Diverse Student Populations
How do we reach at-risk and underperforming students in virtual learning? In this live webinar, we continue our virtual learning series to examine the research on at-risk, diverse, and under-served student populations.
This webinar is the second in our virtual learning series.
Making the most of summer will be key to helping students make up missing credits and address unfinished learning and skill gaps ahead of next school year. As you make plans for summer programming, Edmentum is here to help. In this webinar, learn best practices for planning a virtual and blended summer program and learn about the range of instructional services that Edmentum offers to help you build a summer program that meets the needs of all of your students.
Can't attend this date or time? Register for the live event and we'll email you the recording.
Key Considerations to Providing High Quality CTE In 2020
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, many Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs across the country relied on face-to-face instruction for skill development and hands-on practice. Under current circumstances, that is no longer ideal or in some cases even possible. Whether you are in an in-person, remote, or a blended learning environment, the pandemic’s impact on CTE programs, students, and educators are significant. In this OnDemand webinar, we break down key considerations and emerging best practices to help you provide high-quality CTE for your students.
This workshop, designed for administrators, explores best practices for setting up your Exact Path account. Get your laptops ready and follow along as we cover topics such as setting up of academic years & testing Windows, standards alignment, adding users, diagnostic test scheduling, and how to acquaint your teachers and students.
Making the Most of the End of the Year with Study Island
How are you making the most of the final weeks and months of school to ensure students achieve grade-level proficiency and demonstrate success on spring testing? Watch and learn how you can use Study Island, our K-12 practice and formative assessment program, to pinpoint specific standards gaps and plan and deliver targeted instruction and practice to reinforce mastery success.
Best Practices for Teachers Making the Switch to Virtual Instruction
In this OnDemand panel webinar + attendee Q&A session, learn from former virtual school administrators, full-time virtual teachers, and Edmentum education consultants about best practices for setting up your online classroom. We focus on practical approaches you can use to prepare for possible e-learning days, conduct engaging online lessons, and maintain effective communication with students and families.
Principles of Teaching at Home: When Parents Become Learning Guides
Many parents are faced with new and unique challenges during this unprecedented period of school shutdowns. Now more than ever, the family-school partnership is a critical one, demanding understanding and support from both sides. Watch this OnDemand webinar as Edmentum’s Vice President of Learning Design, Lynelle Morgenthaler, explores building the structure of a school day, creating a productive environment for learning, dealing with anxiety, and more.
Education Trends & Policy Changes to Look for in 2021
2020 brought widespread change to K-12 education in the U.S. With the new year and a new administration, 2021 is looking to be a year that brings change as well. In this OnDemand webinar Edmentum’s Chief Academic Officer, Dave Adams, dives into what trends and policy changes are expected in 2021.
Virtual Learning: 5 Keys to Building a Sustainable Program
Virtual learning is here to stay but many schools and districts are struggling to ensure it is sustainable and successful. In this webinar, we discuss keys to virtual learning success with two experts who have extensive experience in virtual learning!
In this webinar, we cover:
5 components of a successful virtual program
The latest research around virtual learning
How virtual schools around the country are finding success
How Educators Can Support Parents and Other Caregivers While Making the Transition to Online Learning
Educators and students aren’t the only ones making the switch to online learning in response to COVID-19 school closures—parents and other caregivers are also navigating this unexpected change. Developing strategies for open, ongoing communication; addressing families’ challenges and concerns; and establishing mutually understood expectations is key to a smooth transition.
Watch this recorded panel webinar plus attendee Q&A session to hear about effective approaches to engage and support parents and caregivers while students are learning online.
Best Practices for Taking Your Virtual Teaching to the Next Level
For many, virtual learning will remain for the rest of the academic school year. Hopefully, you have found your footing and learned what does and does not work for you and your students. Now what? How can you continue to improve on and grow these new virtual teaching skills you have acquired?
In this OnDemand webinar, our panel of virtual EdOptions Academy teachers explore best practices to help you take your virtual teaching to the next level and finish the year strong. During this free webinar we will also provide time for an audience Q&A session.
Do you have the tools you need to help students recover skills and achieve growth amidst continued COVID disruptions? Whether you are considering Exact Path for the spring semester, piloting our program, or kicking your existing implementation into high gear, we're here to help you learn more. In this OnDemand webinar, we discuss WHY it's the right time to prioritize mitigating learning gaps and accelerating growth with Exact Path.
Edmentum Courseware: Getting Started for Administrators
Courseware Administrators play an important part in ensuring program success. Watch this recorded workshop where we discuss what Administrators need to know in order to start their Courseware implementation off the right way!
How Teachers Can Support Special Education Students in Online Learning
Meeting the widely varying needs of students on IEPs, 504 plans, and receiving other special education services is a particular challenge for educators navigating the shift to online learning in the wake of COVID-19 school closures. Just as in brick-and-mortar special education classrooms, the key to success is creativity, flexibility, and above all, personal relationships.
Watch this recorded panel webinar plus attendee Q&A session and learn about effective strategies and concrete solutions to help these exceptional students be successful in the online environment.
Administrator Tips for Planning For Next School Year
The education landscape has shifted – drastically – in the last several months. Schools have had to adjust and adapt to a new normal in a virtual world. Now is the time to start planning forward and recognizing opportunities within the situation to create a better normal for the future. Watch this OnDemand webinar where we discuss moving into a new paradigm for public education and touch on a wide variety of topics for administrators related to staffing, structure, funding and resources.
How SEL Transformed School Climate: Shifting Mindsets with Entrepreneurial Thinking
Are we preparing students for lifelong success? Join us for a live webinar, featuring principal and 2019 MAE Mississippi Administrator of the Year, Dr. Zach Bost, as he discusses how prioritizing social emotional learning and thinking beyond traditional education models transformed expectations, student motivation, and climate in his once struggling elementary school.
Edmentum’s EdOptions Academy is a fully accredited Kindergarten through career virtual school that combines Edmentum’s award-winning curricula with state-certified teachers, expert program management, holistic student services, and instructional support services.
Using SEL Strategies to Navigate in Times of Crisis
Are you being asked to become a virtual teacher overnight? Are your students trying to find out how to learn at home, share a device, and take care of siblings at the same time? Recent school closures are undoubtedly raising stress levels across the board. In this recorded webinar, learn what you can do as an educator to help yourself cope and then in turn help your students, as you all enter uncharted waters together.
District Planning: How to Create a Successful K-12 Virtual School to Retain Students
School districts across the U.S. are working hard on plans to keep students safe as schools begin to reopen this fall. Families are deciding whether or not to send children back to brick and mortar schools, and homeschooling and enrollment in virtual schools are projected to increase by 10–15% this fall due to lingering COVID-19 concerns. Watch this OnDemand webinar to learn how you can retain students by introducing a virtual school option in your district.
In a year filled with summative testing and accountability uncertainty, we can all agree that grade-level standards proficiency matters most. Watch this OnDemand webinar to learn strategies that ensure students achieve standards mastery in Study Island--including using data to target learning and how to build customized assessments that target essential standards.
Supercharge Your Daily 5 with Online Literacy Programs
By combining student choice with the ability for teachers to meet individualized needs, the Daily 5, a simple but powerful structure from “the 2 sisters”, has won over educators near and far since its inception in 2006.
In this webinar, we’ll take a closer look at the tenets of the Daily 5 Framework and best practices as described by its creators as well as discover how Edmentum’s online literacy programs can help take what you’re already doing to the next level.
This March, we’ve received hundreds of questions from educators pertaining to navigating virtual instruction. In pursuit to get those questions answered we put together a panel of online education experts.
In this Q&A our experts touch on questions like, what does instructional time look like in the virtual classroom? How do you approach instruction that is more hands- on like labs and math problems? How do we help parents who are struggling to facilitate learning? And more!
Trauma, Burnout, and Compassion Fatigue: How to Support Yourself and Students
Trauma is a heavy subject that is often associated with extreme cases; But even before the pandemic, rates of anxiety, depression, and suicide were on the rise among adolescents. Adding a time of prolonged stress and isolation can challenge the mental health of even those with the best coping skills.
In this OnDemand webinar, learn more about the differences between trauma, burnout, and compassion fatigue, and how to find ways to balance the adverse impact of stress and trauma so that you can teach in ways in which students can learn.
Welcome Study Island Teachers! We're excited to introduce you to Study Island. This recorded workshop will familiarize you with what Study Island is and how to use it in your classroom. We'll explore your responsibilities such as creating classes, creating assignments, utilizing instructional resources, and how to get students started.
[Educator Panel] How to Motivate Learning through Exact Path Contests
This school year looks different for all involved. The way you engage your students to do their very best should, too! Watch this OnDemand webinar with a panel of star educators who share their top tips for boosting student motivation and engagement through Exact Path contests.
Are you new to Reading Eggs and have questions for our eggs-perts? Has it been a while since you used the program and you’re looking for a quick refresher? In this recorded webinar, we cover best practices while digging into the product to show you the need-to-know features and how to use them.
Strategies for Raising Equity and Activating SEL by Jorge Valenzuela
This is the kickoff the 2021 Educator Network Summit with education leader Jorge Valenzuela. He discusses issues educators are facing in today’s classrooms, schools, and districts in his keynote address, "Strategies for Raising Equity and Activating SEL in Lessons."
Providing Instruction for Students with Disabilities During School Closures
Homebound instruction for special populations presents numerous challenges, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this recorded webinar, we share strategies for teachers and administrators, as well as unpack how several of Edmentum’s programs can support the SPED-identified learner.
Serving Varied Learner Readiness: Accelerate to Accelerated, & Everything in Between
What is normally a three-tiered approach to intervention has become a lot more complex. Readiness differentials caused by COVID-19 school closures have taken the idea of reteaching and recovery and expanded them. Watch this OnDemand webinar where we discuss how digital curriculum is invaluable when serving the range of support needed for not only struggling students but also those who are in Advanced Academic Courses.
This is a previously recorded webinar from October 21, 2020.
This workshop is designed for tech administrators who are relatively new to Study Island. It will equip administrators with an understanding of their role and responsibilities in the program as well as demo administrative tasks to begin the school year including uploading teachers and students.
Setting Strong Early Literacy Foundations with Reading Eggs
It’s become ever more important to ensure that your pre-K through 6th grade students have the tools to reach their literacy goals. Watch this OnDemand webinar where we dig into the need-to-know features of Edmentum’s powerful 3-in-1 learn-to-read program, Reading Eggs, and why teachers – and students - love them.
Study Island 101: Getting Started and Exploring the Basics
Are you new to Study Island and have questions or just want to learn more about the program? Check out this OnDemand webinar! We dig into Study Island and share everything you need to know to get your implementation off to a great start.
3 Steps to a Tried-and-True Formative Assessment Strategy
This year, it's more important than ever to have a reliable formative assessment strategy to know who in your classroom is meeting standards and who needs help before testing season hits. With Study Island, you can rest assured that you have a trusted plan in place to achieve grade-level proficiency.
Learn how Study Island can support a tried-and-true formative assessment strategy in your classroom with just 3 simple steps. We'll share how to:
Answering Educator Questions Around Supporting Students with Disabilities During School Closures
Over the last several weeks, we’ve received hundreds of questions from educators pertaining to navigating virtual instruction and how we can best support our students with disabilities. In pursuit to get those questions answered we put together a panel of online education experts.
Engaging Students Series: Building a Solid Foundation for Virtual Teaching
Perhaps the greatest challenge facing educators today, beyond health and safety, is the need to engage students in distance learning. Finding ways to engage every student in their learning could be the key to student progress and positive outcomes.
Watch this OnDemand webinar and learn how to:
Create a positive and lasting impression with students
Help students feel more comfortable participating
Utilize facilitation techniques to boost interaction and engagement
Identify virtual-classroom techniques that engage learners
In this summer session discussion, we talk about innovative approaches for enriched learning, remediation, and student support, and share some new and creative techniques that align with your needs and resources.
In this webinar, we share how to:
Address student needs from intervention to preparation
Creatively add value to your summer session in new ways
Support the whole child and family
Transition students smoothly from middle to high school
Impacting School Culture: Creating a Positive Community
Every day, education leaders are constantly striving to create positive school communities for their staff, students, and families. Research shows that creating a healthy and supportive community supports student wellbeing, engagement, and achievement increases. Providing purposeful and consistent support for students and staff is still a top priority for school leaders. Watch this OnDemand webinar a discussion that will focus on ways to create a positive school culture that supports your whole community.
The pandemic presented a cascade of new enrollment challenges that has spurred a renewed interest in creating virtual schools as part of a district’s offerings. But now that districts are attracting new virtual students, how do they ensure the programs are effectively meeting their needs? Throughout this conversation, we explore how two districts are creating new learning options to support dynamic student needs, the challenges these programs present, as well as recommendations for other leaders who are considering adopting or expanding their own districtwide virtual programs.
5 Essential Elements of an Effective Early Literacy Program
In this webinar, we cover 5 essential elements to include when creating an effective early literacy program. Demonstrated within our Pre-K-6 literacy solution, Reading Eggs, this 8-minute video takes you through a scientific and differentiated instructional base to daily reading, writing, and new skills application, ensuring you have the necessary ingredients to maximize your students’ reading growth.
Answering Educator Questions Around Working with Parents through Virtual Learning
Over the last several weeks, we’ve received hundreds of questions from educators pertaining to how they can best support parents during school closures. In pursuit to get those questions answered we put together a panel of online education experts. In this Q&A our experts touch on questions like:
To help you support your students' social-emotional needs, Edmentum now offers BASE, an evidence-based social-emotional learning platform with clinical content built by mental health professionals with real-world experience. Check out this OnDemand webinar to learn more about how BASE can help you and your school support the whole child.
Have you set a plan in motion yet for summer programming this year? No matter how your program looks, ensure you have a tool to meet students where they are and accelerate unfinished learning to achieve meaningful results. Watch this OnDemand webinar to discover how Exact Path, our K-12 diagnostic-driven, direct instruction program, can provide the evidence-based high-quality learning you need to enable a smarter summer.
How to Support Your Students During School Closures
As you know, the recent reports of COVID-19, or coronavirus, has led to the closure of many schools and districts globally. In the unfortunate event that your school or district closes for a short or long period of time due to this virus, we want to help ensure students are able to continue learning from home. Watch this OnDemand webinar to learn how Edmentum can help ensure learning continues outside of the classroom.
Explore the Apex Learning products in this webinar. Whether you are new to Apex Learning or need a refresher, this webinar will give you an overview of the solutions. This webinar covers tutorials and courses provided by Apex Learning.
EdOptions Academy + FEV Tutor: Accelerate Online Learning with On-Demand Tutoring
Edmentum and EdOptions Academy are trusted by schools and districts to provide fully accredited, student-centered, and relationship-based K-12 virtual learning. Now, customized 1:1 tutoring offered through partnership with FEV Tutor is available to enhance the virtual course experience by expanding options for tailored instruction and real connection, all facilitated by dedicated, highly qualified educators.
Answering Educator Questions Around Implementing e-Learning
Over the last several weeks, we’ve received hundreds of questions from educators pertaining to implementing e-learning. In pursuit to get those questions answered we put together a panel of online education experts. In this short Q&A our experts touch on questions like:
[Administrator Panel] Being a Successful School Leader in 2020
The current pandemic has opened our eyes to a new way of teaching, learning, and has called for a new way of Leadership. In times of uncertainty and drastic change, finding new ways to effectively support a wide range of staff, students, and families is no easy feat.
In this OnDemand webinar, our panel of district and school leaders discuss how they’re supporting teachers and students, effectively evaluating technology and resources, and what they have found essential amid this pandemic.
Understanding how to use technology in a blended learning classroom can be new for many instructors. Come learn how Edmentum Courseware can serve various blended learning implementations. In this workshop we will highlight flipped classroom, flex models, and remote learning.
In this webinar, we discuss how to use Courseware to help your school offer a student-driven, customized credit recovery program. We'll share some tried-and-true best practices to ensure you’re setting your students on a course for success.
The U.S. Senate’s $2 trillion coronavirus relief package includes more than $13.5 billion for the nation’s K-12 schools. With this package, states have flexibility to use the funds in areas including purchasing 1:1 devices, training and professional development, addressing the needs of special populations, providing mental health services, meals and more until September 2021.
Engaging Students Series: Becoming Your Students' Favorite (Virtual) Teacher
Perhaps the greatest challenge facing educators today, beyond health and safety, is the need to engage students in distance learning. Finding ways to engage every student in their learning could be the key to student progress and outcomes.
There are many reasons why a district, school, or educator may need to customize a course, e.g., credit recovery, unit recovery, course modifications, and additions, etc. Courseware offers a course customization feature called 'Custom Course Builder' that allows educators to meet the needs of their learners. Watch this recorded workshop where we highlight and discuss how and when to use the custom course builder.
Over the past year, educators have seen the impact that digital curriculum can have as a core curricular resource. With flexibility, instant feedback, and robust reports, digital curriculum can offer students the same quality of content while simplifying administrative tasks for teachers and making the switch from brick to click easier than ever. Join us for a live webinar to learn how you can incorporate Courseware’s flexible curriculum into your instructional strategy—whether you’re teaching face-to-face, teaching in a blended learning format, or teaching 100% virtually.
How Educators Can Address Special Populations, Accountability, Staff Training and More When Implementing e-Learning
School and district administrators are facing tough questions as they work to implement virtual instruction. Ensuring equitable access, providing for continuity of instruction, meeting the needs of students with special needs and English language-learners, and addressing family concerns are just some of the difficult questions that must be considered.
A Holiday Gift for You: One-Hour Mindful Check In and Break for Relaxation
Give yourself the gift of an emotional holiday retreat, brought to you by Edmentum. No crystals, candles, or product talk (we promise!); just an opportunity to take a breath, check in with yourself, and practice a little mindfulness during the holiday chaos. We know how arduous this year has been.
Join us for a workshop style conversation led by Jen Perry, who brings 30+ years of experience in educational and community settings, to focus in on strategies for educators to use immediately and ideas for school systems to evaluate as they provide continued support.
You've started using Reading Eggs with students, they have even completed at least one map worth of lessons! Now what? In this OnDemand webinar, we'll show you how to take your Reading Eggs and Reading Eggspress implementation one step further to ensure the data you're collecting is being used to guide targeted instruction.