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Free Teacher PD

Free Teacher PD selects the best webinars from SimpleK12's teacher professional development learning community and provides audio snippets to let you listen to audio webinars on the go. We cover every topic of interest to teachers, administrators and schools, and include topics that range from iPads and mobile learning to bullying, classroom management, and everything in between.
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Jul 30, 2015

Welcome to a new episode of Free Teacher PD:  Part 2 of Facilitate a Writing Workshop Using Google Docs, with Susan Oxnevad.

Susan Oxnevad is an educator, EdTech consultant and designer who is passionate about using technology as a tool for learning.

Susan has been a classroom teacher and an active instructional technology facilitator in the Chicagoland area for more than two decades. She provides professional development for busy teachers via a variety of online and in-person opportunities.

Susan writes about thoughtful ways to incorporate technology as an efficient and effective tool for learning on her own blog, Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners, and as a SmartTeacher on GettingSmart.com. Of course, you can always follow her on Twitter @soxnevad .

 

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Jul 28, 2015

Welcome to a new episode of Free Teacher PD:  Part 1 of Facilitate a Writing Workshop Using Google Docs, with Susan Oxnevad.

How would you like you like to improve your students' writing skills along with their technology skills? In this podcast episode, and the one which follows, you will learn how to utilize the many features available in Google Docs to facilitate a digital writing workshop and maximize writing instruction in the 24/7 classroom.

Please join me to welcome Susan Oxnevad as she covers how to:

Use sharing and commenting tools combined with cooperative grouping strategies to provide students with immediate feedback.

Help students improve writing skills by teaching them to use the integrated reference and writing tools available.

Monitor student progress using the revision history feature.

Put the tools together to enjoy the benefits of using these online digital writing tools to support all learners.

 

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Jul 23, 2015

Welcome to a new episode of Free Teacher PD:  Part 2 of Improve Creativity and Critical Thinking with Problem-Based Learning, with Melissa Edwards

As a teacher, gifted education specialist, instructional technologist, blogger and learning facilitator, Melissa Edwards has seen ways in which creative thinking skills can make connections for learning.

She believes there is creativity in each of us and we just need to figure out the best ways to let it out! Melissa also believes that for technology to be most effectively used in the classroom there has to be a curriculum reason to support it.

Melissa likes to share things that appeal to a multitude of learning styles and which can be used to allow for differentiated instruction at all levels. She also enjoys reaching out and connecting with other educators through various blogs, including her own, "Figuring Out How the Pieces Fit."

 

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Jul 21, 2015

Welcome to a new episode of Free Teacher PD:  Part 1 of Improve Creativity and Critical Thinking with Problem-Based Learning, with Melissa Edwards.

Are you looking for ways to engage all of your students and stretch their thinking?  Would you like to cultivate their creativity and reinforce their critical thinking skills?

Problem-Based Learning (PBL) is a strategy that plays to the strengths of all students, from gifted to struggling, while still providing the challenges needed for learning to happen.

Our speaker today, Melissa Edwards, takes a look at the critical and creative thinking skills that can be addressed using PBL.

She also shares some PBL resources and examples of projects that you can use in your classroom. While the examples covered will focus primarily on elementary students, they can be easily adapted and used with students in a variety of subjects and grade levels.

 

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Jul 16, 2015

Welcome to a new episode of Free Teacher PD:  Part 2 of Teaching Reading in the Digital Age, with Jayme Linton

You already know Jayme quite well, and if you don’t please check out SimpleK12’s Teacher Learning Community, or earlier episodes in this Free Teacher PD podcast series… Jayme’s a popular presenter and speaker, and… best of all, she’s a great teacher trainer.

Welcome back, Jayme, and…

 

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Jul 14, 2015

Welcome to a new episode of Free Teacher PD:  Part 1 of Teaching Reading in the Digital Age, with Jayme Linton.

Have you been looking for practical, user-friendly ways to inject technology into your reading instruction while digging deeper into authentic texts?

In this podcast episode, and the one to follow, Jayme Linton will share new strategies, resources, and tools for integrating technology into your daily reading instruction.

You will get the chance to explore a variety of Web tools you might use to meet the needs of today's learners

 

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Jul 9, 2015

Welcome to a new episode of Free Teacher PD:  Part 2 of iPad Apps for Special Ed, Reading, Math, Social, and Fine Motor Skills, with Melissa Mann.

Melissa Mann is a special education teacher with the Madison County School System, Alabama.  She has taught both self-contained and collaborative students in grades Kindergarten through 6th grade.

Melissa is dually certified in Elementary Education and Special Education. She also has a Master's in School Counseling and is a certified school counselor.

Melissa has presented for the past three years at Alabama's state technology conference and at various local conferences.

It’s great to have Melissa on the SimpleK12 Teacher Learning Community presenter team.

 

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Jul 7, 2015

Welcome to a new episode of Free Teacher PD:  Part 1 of iPad Apps for Special Ed, Reading, Math, Social, and Fine Motor Skills, with Melissa Mann.

Are you a special education teacher with an iPad, but aren't sure what to do next?  Or maybe you been thinking about getting an iPad, but aren't sure how you might use it in your classroom.

This podcast episode, and the one to follow, will explore ideas and tips for using your iPad with a whole group, small group, or an individual student. We will share apps that can be used for developing Reading, Math, Social, and Fine Motor skills.

 

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Jul 2, 2015

Welcome to a new episode of Free Teacher PD:  Part 2 of Transforming Education with Personalized Learning and Differentiated Instruction, with Naomi Harm,

Naomi Harm is best known as a 21st century educational technology literacy specialist. She welcomes every opportunity to share her expertise and best practices relating to technology-infused teaching and learning environments.

Her dynamic career focus includes many cutting edge jobs which include: Intel National Senior Trainer, Google Certified Teacher, 1:1 Mobile Learning Specialist, certified online instructor, and her own "Innovative Educator" consulting corporation.

She also has a well-known specialty of delivering motivational international keynote presentations.

Naomi is truly passionate about building global relationships with educational technology leaders, while engaging in meaningful and collaborative conversations to meet the needs of today's diverse learners.

 

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