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Bite-Size Learning Series Set for July, August

We are hosting the Bite-Size Learning series in July and August. The six-webinar series will encompass strategies to rejuvenate your own self, tips on choosing tech tools, how to balance a HyFlex environment, and much, much more.

Session 1: Avoid Burnout by Prioritizing Self-Care Right from the Start 

July 21, 10-11am EST

Waiting until the middle of the school year, when you've already started to feel stressed out and overwhelmed, to implement self-care strategies doesn’t work. To promote resiliency and reduce burnout, self-care starts on the first day of school. This workshop will equip you with simple self-care strategies that you can implement right from the start.

Session 2: Tech Coaching To Get Results

July 27, 10-11am EST

Whether you are new to tech coaching or had a previous negative experience, we must continually grow to meet the needs of our teachers and students. It’s time to take reflect on the strategies of our past and determine which highly effective strategies must accompany us as we move forward. Learn with Technology Coaches Mary Ann Santos (Prince George’s County Public Schools) and Brian Cook (Worcester County Public Schools) as they dive into strategies that you can add to your coaching toolkit.

Session 3: What do I Choose?! Considerations for Classroom Tech

August 2, 10-11am EST

Are you overwhelmed with the number of tech choices for your classroom? This session will dive into 3 considerations for choosing classroom technology, focusing on Tech Integration Pedagogies, Social Justice, and Culturally Responsive Teaching. Walk away with action steps and considerations for the best tech for your classroom!

Session 4: Out of the Shallows: Four Principles for Diving Deeper into Culturally Responsive Practices

August 8, 10-11am EST

Leading equity initiatives in today’s multiracial schools take passion, vision, and intention. As surface-level celebrations of culture often fall short in meeting diverse students’ needs, removing barriers to equity requires in-depth knowledge in culturally responsive practices. Imperative are four principles of effective culturally responsive practices (Embrace, Empower, Educate, and Include), which help educators identify gaps in equity and discover possibilities for positive change not just for the whole student but for every student, every day.

Session 5: Speed Tech – Start the School Year with these EdTech Tools

August 16, 10-11am EST

Ready to start the school year using instructional tools? Learn quick and easy edTech tools you can start using now. We will cover various tools that can enhance classroom management, engagement, creativity, and gamification. Get ready to integrate technology with tech with MaryAnn Santos and Jake Voshell (Prince George's County Public Schools).

Session 6: Designing for a HyFlex Learning Environment

August 24, 12:45-2pm EST

HyFlex also known as Hybrid Flexible is a modality incorporating both face-to-face and online pedagogy and allows students to attend class in 3 different ways.  Designing a course takes a review of the components of assignments, activities, and assessments, and how to have these ready for students no matter what modality students attend class.  We will discuss the design of a course and what technology you could have in the classroom to help facilitate the different modalities.

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