Learn strategies and solutions from leading middle grades presenters.
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Reprise - COVID-19: Assessment and Grading Concerns during Remote Learning – What’s the Helpful Thing to Do?
Presenter: Rick Wormeli
Thursday, April 9, 2020, 3:30-4:30pm ET
The abrupt transition to online instruction has led to serious questions about how we assess and grade students equitably while they’re quarantined from the classroom. Rick Wormeli, celebrated author of Fair Isn’t Always Equal: Assessment and Grading in the Differentiated Classroom, 2nd Edition, leads a conversation on what is and is not helpful when it comes to assessment and grading during COVID-19.
COVID-19: Helping Students Develop the Motivation to Invest in their Learning While Sheltering at Home
Presenter: LeAnn Nickelsen and Rick Wormeli
Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 3:30-4:30pm ET
Students’ brains are hijacked emotionally versus academically right now. Hopes for normal springtime school experiences have been replaced with anxiety, frustration, and despair, especially as families struggle economically and are challenged by illness. Join us for a provocative and practical Webinar with LeAnn Nickelsen and Rick Wormeli as they bust motivation myths and provide specific insights on how to plan online learning experiences to maximize students’ motivation during this challenging time.
Shape the Future for Your Students: Teaching About the 2020 Census
Presenter: Kimberley Glascoe
Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 4-5pm ET
This webinar will highlight how educators can mobilize their middle school students to learn about the upcoming 2020 Census with free resources from the U.S. Census Bureau's Statistics in Schools (SIS) program.
Teaching Student Writing Remotely
Presenter: Jeremy Hyler
Thursday, April 16, 2020, 3:30-4:30pm ET
Grammar and writing instruction continues to be more important than ever when we look at the digital landscape our students belong to today. In this interactive session teachers and educators will learn effective strategies using Google Slides along with social media, which can help students to differentiate between formal and informal writing while learning new grammar skills during this transition to online learning.
Daily/Weekly/Big Dog - A Framework for Including Writing In Any Content Area
Presenter: Lori Wilfong
Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 4-5pm ET
Mention writing to a non-ELA teacher and the first thing that often comes to mind is "report" or "essay." Join me to think about daily and weekly writing strategies that anyone can implement to ensure that writing is happening in fun, easy, and natural ways across all content areas!