Research shows that an inspired and informed teacher is the most important related factor in student achievement. You may not have the opportunity to attend many workshops, but you can always learn new skills from the comfort of your home.
Pull up a chair, relax and get ready to learn, as you work your way through our list of 20 great free webinars for teachers!
1. Getting Started: Practical Tips for Going Digital
What questions should you ask before going digital? Tom Murray discusses practical tips and strategies for getting started with digital initiatives on behalf of the Alliance for Excellent Education.
2. Effective Classroom Interactions: Supporting Young Children’s Development
This course by the University of Virginia is intended to increase teachers’ knowledge about specific types of teacher-child interactions that promote young children’s development. The course will focus on helping teachers to offer emotionally supportive interactions to the children in their care.
3. How can differentiation be achieved—without putting too much burden on teachers?
Dr. David Sousa, international consultant in educational neuroscience, teams with The Centre for Learning to discuss how educators can interpret current brain research into strategies for effective learning.
4. The Eight Tenets of a Relevant Connected Educator
Presented by Tom Whitby of #edtech and Steven Anderson for EdWeb.net, this webinar discusses how collaborating using social media can empower your teaching practice.
5. Unleashing Student Creativity to Inspire Learning
A fascinating talk with experienced educators Beth Holland, Brenda Doucette, and Shawn McCusker by EdTechTeacher about how to teach creativity and much more.
6. Deeper Learning: Strategies for Arts Education in the Inclusion Classroom
This webinar addresses essential pedagogical practices that can contribute to successful arts learning environments and be adopted by teachers in any arts discipline. By The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
8. Amplifying Student Voice
Education Week hosts this discussion about why listening to student’s voices is important, as well as offering tools and examples to help you do it too. You must register to see the recorded webinar.
9. An Overview of What Art Educators Need to Know
The National Art Education Association will give you an overall view of the standards, and discuss the new arts standard framework using enduring understanding and essential questions.
10. Surviving Your Rookie Year of Teaching: 3 Key Ideas & High Leverage Techniques
Created by Match Teacher Residency this course, jam packed with 4 hours of videos and assessments, is suitable for new teachers and veterans alike.
11. Art and Inquiry: Museum Teaching Strategies For Your Classroom
Five hours of videos and assessments by the Museum of Modern Art explore how to integrate works of art into your classroom with inquiry-based teaching methods originally developed for in-gallery museum education.
12. Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Digital Storytelling
The University of Houston explains the digital storytelling process and helps you use the skills learned from the course to create a digital story for use in a K-12 classroom, composed of still images, audio narration, music and text.
13. Teaching Character and Creating Positive Classrooms
Positive psychology meets K-12 pedagogy. This course explores key ideas of positive psychology and shows how great teachers apply those lessons to maximize student engagement and accomplishment. By the Relay Graduate School of Education
14. Teaching in a blended learning environment – rethinking the role of the teacher
The Silicon Schools Fund and Clayton Christensen Institute have created three excellent learning modules exploring how the role of the teacher is changing in blended learning environments, and what organizations can do to support them.
15. Creating Connections and Relationships to Foster Student Success
This webinar by School Improvement Network shows ways for developmentally responsive schools to support the social and emotional needs of their young adolescent students.
16. Webinar: Rethinking Art in the Dark: Teaching Art History without Lecture
Learn how to take art out of the dark and make art history fun with Cindy Ingram from The Art Curator for Kids.
17. Teach, Reflect, Learn: Building Your Capacity for Success in the Classroom
Join the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and authors to explore strategies and approaches to your professional learning, growth as a reflective practitioner, and how to build your capacity for success in the classroom.
18. Teaching Transition: Helping Students Prepare for Life Beyond School
Join Angela Pagliaro she describes the importance of preparing students with disabilities to successfully participate in the community upon leaving school, and learn how reThink’s new Transition Curriculum can help!
19. What future for education?
This six part course by the University of London and UCL Institute of Education encourages you to critically examine your own ideas about education, teaching and learning. The critique will be developed through engagement with theories and ideas developed through educational research.
20. ART of the MOOC: Merging Public Art and Experimental Education
This free, six-week online course is also a work of public art. Designed by artist and Duke University professor Pedro Lasch, and co-taught by Creative Time chief curator Nato Thompson, the course includes creative exercises and dozens of presentations by key figures in the field of art and social politics.
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