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Saturday, 19 March 2016 by

LessonCast is teacher founded & classroom tested. Inspired by Teacher Learners.

Picture this. A new teacher, Eric, drops in on an experienced teacher, Jeanette, at the beginning of his planning period. Eric explains that he’s having a challenge with a particular learning objective and a particular group of students and asks for a few minutes of Jeanette’s time and advice. Jeanette is a phenomenal mentor teacher, and – to his amazement – she shares the clearest, most succinct and powerful explanation he’s ever heard. She covers the most important elements of designing instruction particularly for his students’ needs, what things to watch for, a few if-then scenarios, and follows it up with handouts that she’s used and that he can customize for his students. In three minutes he has what he needs to spend the rest of his planning period …

Upcoming Webinars

Friday, 19 October 2012 by

The Alliance for Excellent Education
Invites You to Attend a Webinar on

Digital Strategies for Increasing
Access and Opportunity in Rural Schools

Thursday, October 25, 2012
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (ET)

Panelists
Alison Dwier-Selden, Principal, Walton Middle School (Charlottesville, Virginia)
Scott McLeod, PhD, Director of Innovation, Prairie Lakes AEA 8 (Pocahontas, Iowa)
Pamela Moran, EdD, Superintendent, Albemarle County Public Schools (Charlottesville, Virginia)
Terri Schwartzbeck, Senior Policy Associate, Alliance for Excellent Education
Chip Slaven, Senior Advocacy Associate, Alliance for Excellent Education

Rural youth continue to be less likely than their urban counterparts to reach their educational goals, and evidence indicates that they continue to be disadvantaged in terms of school resources to prepare them for college and a career. Some of the most promising efforts around improving rural education are taking place in schools where …

The Alliance for Excellent Education
has announced a Webinar on the

Working Draft of Suggested Legislation for Personalized and Digital Learning and the Opening of a Public Comment Period

Monday, July 30, 2012
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., ET

 

Please join the Alliance for Excellent Education on Monday, July 30 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., ET for a live webinar to discuss and seek feedback on a working draft of suggested legislation for personalized and digital learning that is currently being developed by the Alliance.

Over the past several years, the Alliance has been developing digital learning policy that supports the effective use of technology as a way to drive higher student achievement. More states are taking policy actions to implement innovative types of student-centered learning and seeking guidance in the legislative drafting process. This working draft of suggested …

The Alliance for Excellent Education has announced a WEBINAR on

The Role of Teaching in a Learner-Centered,
 Digitally-Empowered Environment

Thursday, July 26, 2012
 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., ET

 

Panelists
Ken Halla, Social Studies Teacher and Department Chair, Hayfield Secondary School (Fairfax, VA)
Patrick Ledesma, Director of Educator Engagement, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
Terri Duggan Schwartzbeck, Senior Policy Associate, Alliance for Excellent Education

 As schools continue to work to meet learning demands required of today, it is increasingly important that they shift to a learner-centered instructional model driven by high-quality digital learning and the effective use of technology that provides a more personalized, rigorous, and collaborative learning environment for each student. Teachers must be empowered to take on new professional roles required through job-embedded and meaningful professional learning opportunities, including enhanced teacher training, collaboration and mentoring opportunities, …

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