Webinar - Setting the Framework for the Successful Middle School

Presenters: Jack Berckemeyer

Presenter: Jack Berckemeyer
Now more then ever we need to be advocates for young adolescents. With the release of the new edition of The Successful Middle School: This We Believe it is time to recharge ourselves on the power of middle level education. Come explore our past and where we need to head to truly meet the needs of adolescents.

Can’t attend live? This session will be recorded and made available the next day for registrants. Participants will also receive a certificate of participation for one contact hour.

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Promoting Digital Citizenship and Online Wellness in your Middle School

Presenters: Kim Karr and Malorie Bournazian

In today’s connected world there is an ever growing importance to educate, empower and celebrate students online. We know with so many students connected and engaged online can come at a cost with student drama and discipline. However, we know the good outweighs the bad and that the apps we use are only as good as the people who use them. This webinar will aim to help you teach digital citizenship and wellness skills to you and your school community families to become digital leaders. Learn how to integrate conversations or teachable moments in your school or home so you can model and guide appropriate online behavior. The webinar experts host Digital4Good, which celebrates students who are using digital technology to make a positive impact in their communities.

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Let's Talk about Hybrid Learning!

Presenters: Erin Scholes and Christine Thielen

Whether you’re new to hybrid learning or you’ve been in this model for much of the school year, join Erin Scholes and Christine Thielen to discuss teaching in a hybrid learning environment. We welcome you to share your experiences and bring your questions for this interactive webinar!

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Implicit Bias and Microaggressions

Presenters: J. Mori Johnson

Learn more about how implicit bias and how microaggressions are subtly thwarting your equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts. Discover what you can do as a bystander or target of microaggressions. Recognize your implicit biases and learn not act on your biases as if they are facts.

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How to Do Virtual Teaching – Even if you Have a Face for Radio

Presenters: Jack Berckemeyer

Teaching in a virtual world can be a challenge and yet, it can also be a great opportunity. Come discover ways to engage your students with pre-recorded lessons. Learn how to make connections and how to laugh along the way. Jack will provide humor and great advice on how to do virtual teaching even if you have a face for radio.

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Getting the Most out of Google Slides

Presenters: Erin Scholes

Are you looking for notes pages that fit your teaching style and meet your needs? Have things you found online not quite met your needs? Come with your device, we will be using Google Slides to create your own notes or activity pages that you can take back and use right away. You will learn how to use Google Slides to create visual pages for your students, easier to manipulate than a word doc. Together we will walk you through various features of Slides, and you will leave with your own creation!

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Designing Online Instruction for the Middle Grades: What Makes for Effective Learning

Presenters: Bryan Drost

In this interactive presentation, participants will learn what makes for effective online learning for students in the middle grades. A focus will be on the instructional design elements that connect familiar, traditional face-to-face instruction with perhaps the more unfamiliar, online components.

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Reading for Meaning with Read Live

Presenters: Pam Owens

Students develop fluency, phonics, vocabulary, and comprehension skills by combining the research-based strategies of teacher modeling, repeated reading, and progress monitoring. Learn to differentiate student instruction and provide systematic fluency and phonics intervention. This powerful strategy is demonstrated using Read Live, which now includes Read Naturally Live and Word Warm-ups Live.

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The Successful Middle School Philosophy: Making it Come Alive At Your School

Presenters: Rick Wormeli

I have my copy of The Successful Middle School: This We Believe. Now what? What makes young adolescent learners different? How do I begin to implement this philosophy at my school? Rick Wormeli leads a conversation about AMLE’s newly updated foundational position paper, The Successful Middle School: This We Believe.

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When They Know TIK TOK And Not Google Doc: Strategies for Engaging Digitally Foreign Learners

Presenters: Keith Burgess, Jimmeka Anderson, and Amanda Clapp

Since COVID-19, have you had challenges getting your students to engage in remote learning, even when the technology is provided? While many students are digitally active through entertainment or social media, some are not accustomed to using technology in academic and informative ways outside of school. This population has been identified as digitally foreign learners. In this webinar, participants will learn about a project that addressed these challenges and take away some strategies to implement in their classroom.

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