PLC Webinar Series


 

 

EdTech Specialists is starting up its next Webinar Series as follow up to the CBE/Personalization and PBL Series from previous years.  This year’s theme is PLC Webinars. The goal of the EdTech Specialists Webinar Series is to share expertise, experience, and energy around “students first” as we change the focus from what students are taught to ensuring that students learn. The recorded webinar schedule will be updated regularly. Should you have any questions or comments, please email Marsha at myles@EdTechSpecialists.com.

 

2018-2019 PLC Webinar/Call Schedule

Webinar/Call  Date Webinar/Call Time Special Guest & Topic
September 26, 2018 9:00 am ET Randy Ziegenfuss & Lynn Fuini-Hetten, Salisbury Township School District

Topic: Developing the Profile of a Graduate
and Moving to a Personalized Learning Environment

Randy and Lynn are also the hosts of the podcast TL Talk Radio: Leading Teaching and Learning

View recorded webinar

October 10, 2018 9:00 am ET Aaron Grimm and students, Minnesota New Country School (MNCS)

Topic: MNC’s Learner-Centered Environment

Aaron will also share information about “Responsive Classroom,”
some of his work with EdVisions Online, and the Hope Survey

View recorded webinar

November 14, 2018 9:00 am ET Eve Kaltz, Superintendent, and Lisa Oleski, Assistant Superintendent,
and staff from Center Line Public SchoolsTopic: Career AcademiesView recorded webinar
December 13, 2018 9:00 am ET Jim Bermingham, Mike Murray, and Darryl Pierce, past Michigan CoOp Superintendents,

will be sharing their experiences and passions as early adopters of personalizing learning for their students.

Topic: Passion for Putting Kids First

View recorded webinar

January 4, 2019 11:00 am ET Ken Kay, Chief Executive Officer, EdLeader21

EdLeader21 is a professional learning community for education leaders committed to 21st-century education.

Topic: Initiatives of EdLeader21

Read this Forbes article of Tom Vander Ark’s (Getting Smart) conversation with Ken.

View recorded webinar

February 20, 2019 10:00 am ET “People wait all week for Fridays, all year for Summer and their entire life for Happiness.” (Anonymous)

Even for the framers of our Constitution, happiness is preceded in importance only to health and freedom. Yet, in our K-12 educational system, there is little space for teaching students about happiness, or the skills that contribute to happiness. In our present context, there are more reasons than ever to consider ways to help students become happy, healthy and creative people…and it starts by making happiness and purpose a priority.

A former teacher, principal, and superintendent in Michigan, Mike Haynes now leads one of 12 educational service agencies in Wisconsin and serves 200+ districts in Wisconsin and Minnesota each year.

View recorded webinar

THIS WEBINAR IS RESCHEDULED TO JUNE 12 @ 9AM 9:00 am ET Dave Tebo, Superintendent, Hamilton Community Schools, and a Board Director for Lakeshore Advantage

Through work with Lakeshore Advantage, the economic development organization for the area, Hamilton and other local districts have opened doors to authentic context for staff and students. We will discuss the benefits of engaging the business community to break down the buffer between schools and the world of work.

Topic: Lakeshore Advantage

View recorded webinar

April 16, 2019 10:30 am ET Julia Freeland-Fisher, Director of Education Research at the Clayton Christensen InstituteTopic: Who You Know

Julia will share insights from her book Who You Know: Unlocking Innovations That Expand Students’ Networks. Who You Know explores this simple idea to give teachers and school administrators a fresh perspective on how to break the pattern of inequality in American classrooms. It reveals how schools can invest in the power of relationships to increase social mobility for their students.

Learn more about Julia Freeland-Fisher from the links below:
EdTech Specialists CBE webinar with Julia
Christensen Institute articles written by Julia
Julia’s LinkedIn profile

View recorded webinar

May 8, 2019 9:00 am ET Dr. Cory Steiner, superintendent, Northern Cass School District in North DakotaTopic: Creating a Learner-Centered District

Read the Shift Your Paradigm blog post about Dr. Steiner

View recorded webinar

 


June 13, 2019

Connecting School and Work Webinar

We were lucky to have Dave Tebo, Superintendent of Hamilton Community Schools, and a Board Director for Lakeshore Advantage, join us for another webinar. Through work with Lakeshore Advantage, the […]
May 12, 2019

Northern Cass School District Webinar

For our May EdTech Specialists call/webinar, we were joined by Dr. Cory Steiner, superintendent for Northern Cass School District in North Dakota. Dr. Cory Steiner discussed the topic of creating […]
April 23, 2019

Who You Know Webinar with Julia Freeland Fisher

Julia Freeland Fisher shares how her book, Who You Know: Unlocking Innovations That Expand Students’ Networks, explores this simple idea to give teachers and school administrators a fresh perspective on […]
February 21, 2019

Mike Haynes Webinar – Happiness in Schools

“People wait all week for Fridays, all year for Summer and their entire life for Happiness.” – Anonymous Even for the framers of our Constitution, happiness is preceded in importance […]
January 5, 2019

Ken Kay Profile of a Graduate Webinar

For our December EdTech Specialists call/webinar, we were joined by Ken Kay, Chief Executive Officer of EdLeader21. In this webinar, Ken discusses EdLeader’s initiatives including the Profile of a Graduate.  EdLeader21 is […]
December 16, 2018

Passion for Putting Kids First Webinar

For our December EdTech Specialists call/webinar, we were joined by past Michigan CoOp superintendents, Jim Bermingham, Mike Murray, and Darryl Pierce. They each shared their experiences and passions as early […]
November 14, 2018

Center Line Public Schools Career Academies Webinar

In our November EdTech Specialists webinar, we invited guests Eve Kaltz, Superintendent, and Lisa Oleski, Assistant Superintendent, and staff from Center Line Public Schools to discuss the topic of Career […]
October 10, 2018

Minnesota New Country School Webinar

In this EdTech Specialists webinar, we invited guest Aaron Grimm, along with students Alia Meyer and Grace Wartman, from the Minnesota New Country School (MNCS). We discuss the topic of […]
September 26, 2018

Randy Ziegenfuss & Lynn Fuini-Hetten: Salisbury Township School District Webinar

In this EdTech Specialists webinar, we invited guests Randy Ziegenfuss and Lynn Fuini-Hetten from the Salisbury Township School District. We discuss the topic of Developing the Profile of a Graduate […]
September 8, 2018

The World of Work – Ed Hidalgo Webinar

This webinar was created for the Michigan CoOp. We had the wonderful opportunity to speak with Ed Hidalgo, Chief of Innovation & Engagement Officer from the Cajon Valley Union School […]