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
Randy and Lynn are also the hosts of the podcast TL Talk Radio: Leading Teaching and Learning
|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,”
|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
|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
|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.
|March 13, 2019||9:00 am ET||Dave Tebo, Superintendent, Hamilton Community Schools, and a Board Director for Lakeshore Advantage
Topic: Lakeshore Advantage
|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.
|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