Partner Workshop: Citywide Digital Library on Sora: Using Digital Texts in Your Classroom
The goal of this session is to provide simple, straightforward strategies for integrating ebooks and audiobooks into current teaching practices. The Citywide Digital Library (CDL) on Sora provides access to over 20,000 digital titles that can be used to supplement your current classroom teaching strategies. With the CDL in mind, we'll discuss how to use digital texts as accessibility tools, model digital literacy skills and ensure a focus on 21st century learning.
Partner Workshop: "Falling" into Student Engagement with Promethean
Fall into sweater weather with Promethean as you learn about how your ActivPanel can be used in the classroom while incorporating teacher and student devices with our award-winning software options. Explore the countless built-in tools within the ActivPanel like Annotate, Spinner, Timer, and Whiteboard, and let us help you quickly start engaging your students.
Partner Workshop: Collaboration is Key: Information Media Literacy in the Library & Beyond
You work tirelessly to keep your students on track. Gale provides essential, curriculum-aligned digital content that empowers educators to solve curriculum challenges and tailor instruction for all learning types. Gale's databases and eBooks can be used at home or in school, on any device. We provide true equitable access to content that supports academics, social emotional learning, and diversity and inclusion. Together, we can foster an environment where all learners thrive.
Data Driven Decision Making to Support Students with Print Disabilities
This session will provide an overview of using multiple assessments to create a comprehensive learner profile for a student with a print-based disability, recommended practices for developing IEPs with examples, and selecting evidence-based instructional practices targeted to a student’s unique needs, focused on reading skills.
Amplifying Immigrant Voices in History: A CR-SE Project
How can we amplify and affirm immigrant voices that are hidden while validating their assets and contributions to American and global history? This session will introduce promising CR-SE practices that leverage immigrant histories, experiences, and perspectives as well as their contributions to society beyond migration processes. Designed to serve as a gateway to MLs/ELLs' language and literacy development, participants will explore a PBL instructional design centered around big ideas, authentic CR-SE texts, oral history/storytelling and a writing cycle. This session will also equip participants with applicable instructional tools and resources. Presenter: Maria Oliveira-Friedland, Senior Director of Social Studies for MLs/ELLs, DML Audience: Educators of MLs/ELLs, Grades 4-12
Partner Workshop: 8 Things you can Make Using Canva for Education
Canva for Education is a visual communications platform with a mission to empower everyone in the world to design anything and publish anywhere. Bring your ideas to life with over 60,000 ready-to-use educational templates from presentations, posters, newsletters, worksheets, lesson plans, book reports, infographics and more. It's 100% free for K12 districts, teachers and students.
In this session, Jason Wilmot, Head of Canva for Education, and Scott Nunes, Instructional Technology Coach and EdTech Influencer, will share 8 practical resources teachers and district leaders can create using Canva.
Learn about Canva, the free online design platform
How to get Canva for Education set-up
How to create engaging and useful resources for your classroom or district
Simplifying family outreach saves time for all stakeholders. We’ll share tips for reaching families easily and quickly where they are — on their phones! Trusted by 16,000 schools nationwide (including over a hundred in NYC), Edlio’s suite of products are easy to use and accessible. Our website CMS includes forms with payment processing, online supply lists, integrations with Google (including Google Classroom!), Office365, Facebook and Twitter. And our direct messaging product, Edlio Broadcast, includes automatic translation for email, text, and voice alerts.
Developing holistic and equitable coding programs doesn’t have to be hard—Girls Who Code has your back! Join us to gain the tools you need to easily bring fun and digestible coding curricula to your community—whether you’re a complete beginner or a resident expert! By the end of the session, you’ll understand how to incorporate essential community-building activities that encourage positive social-emotional development, build a supportive network of peers and diverse role models, and connect coding to impact. You’ll walk away with tangible tips and strategies you can implement right away and brainstorm how to enhance the STEM initiatives in your community!
Partner Workshop: Empowering Students as Inclusive Designers and Creators of the Web
In this session, we’ll explore how to engage your students as web creators and designers through the lens of accessibility and inclusion with Wix Education. Participants will leave with ideas for how to bring web creation to your classroom, how to introduce the concepts of accessibility and inclusion, and will collectively brainstorm meaningful ways to use these tools in your learning contexts.
Introduction to Supporting Students with Disabilities in the Classroom
This session provides a general overview of responsibilities, strategies, and supports paraprofessionals may consider using with their students and students' families. Participants will explore the role of the paraprofessional in supporting students with IEPs, teachers, and families; resources that support student engagement; and academic and behavioral support strategies.
NOTE: Participants must have a NYC DOE “@schools…” email address to take this course.
Learn why we created on-demand versions of our most popular classes--and how to access them. See what else our on-demand partnership offers you!
NOTE: Only the Digital Accessibility on-demand classes count toward the 3-hour annual digital accessibility training requirement for Webmasters.
Promoting Social Emotional Learning in Digital Life
Technology is changing the social and emotional landscape that all students navigate every day, from how they express themselves to how they communicate with friends and family. How can we support all students, regardless of language or ability, to promote their own well-being and be a positive influence online?
Common Sense Education has created a Social Emotional Learning Resource Center full of free resources for promoting SEL in the digital lives of students.
Join us in this workshop as we explore: What is SEL? How is SEL related to digital citizenship? What are the unique SEL challenges that students encounter in their digital lives?
In this session, we will explore a protocol that supports us in examining how elements of our math identity can be a gateway or a gatekeeper for participating in a math community. We will also explore a sample vignette and reflect on how this promising practice welcomes and affirms Multilingual/English Language Learners identities as well as how it provides inclusive and formative assessment.
Understanding Instructional and Assistive Technologies
This session will focus on understanding the relationship between Assistive Technology (AT), Instructional Technology (IT) and Universal Design for Learning (UDL). These resources can support instruction and access to the educational curriculum for all students. An introduction to Assistive Technology, and an overview of the AT consideration to the AT Evaluation process. There will be opportunity to explore our Assistive Technology Tool Kit and preview our most commonly recommended AT tools that support students with communication, reading, writing, math, and executive function.
This session will focus on strategies for ensuring the full provision of ICT, special class, SETSS, and Special Education Recovery Services (SERS) as documented by the linkage between SESIS and STARS. Participants will review current data to understand the common challenges schools face in fully providing special education services as well as both short and long-term solutions to these challenges.
The poetry of Imagine and Imagina with Juan Felipe Herrera
Join Juan Felipe Herrera, the twenty-first United States Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry, to hear about the story and poetry of Imagine/Imagina and the creation of poetry with your students from the smallest to the tallest.
Classroom Roots, Global Reach with the New York State Seal of Biliteracy (NYSSB)
How do we provide our graduates with access to the global economy? Our multilingual learners are well on their way to achieving the New York State Seal of Biliteracy (NYSSB). The NYSSB is a rigorous achievement (available to graduating seniors) and a way to affirm and build upon students’ unique identities, aligned to CR-SE principles. Throughout the NYSSB process, multilingual learners show their proficiency in English and one or more languages, setting them up for success in our global economy, including college, careers, and life. During this session, participants will learn about the NYSSB, how to get started, and the resources available to support them in the process.
In this panel, you’ll meet three manga creators who specifically create books for elementary and middle grade students. We’ll discuss the growth and increasing popularity of manga and why these artists are excited about creating comics for younger kids. We’ll cover some common questions, like how to figure out whether manga is age-appropriate, and how to understand storytelling and visual conventions that are common in manga. And we’ll discuss the most fundamental question of all: what even is “manga”?