Webinars with Ideas to Help Navigate Today’s Education Landscape
Education Now is a new initiative of the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) to respond to the dramatic changes in the field of education in the wake of the novel coronavirus. Over the past two months, Education Now webinars have explored—in a tight 30-minute format—the power of human connection, leadership in crisis, and most recently the path ahead for K–12 education, among other topics. Hosted by HGSE’s Richard Weissbourd, the webinars are broadcast via Zoom each Wednesday, streaming live on Facebook, and available for later viewing on YouTube and Facebook, as well as on the Education Now website. Educators are invited to dive in and gain insight into education’s current challenges. They can watch the six episodes online and visit the Education Now website to learn about future episodes airing this summer.
The TESOL Teacher of the Year Award was created by TESOL and NationalGeographic Learning to recognize and pay tribute to exceptional English language teachers at all levels. Applicants will be evaluated on their ability to create a supportive and encouraging learning environment by providing quality language instruction based on well-articulated theory, philosophy, educational research, and best practices.
In spring 2018, Reaktor, an AI and tech partner in Finland, and University of Helsinki came together with the aim of helping people be empowered, not threatened, by artificial intelligence. Together, they built Elements of AI to teach the basics of artificial intelligence to people from a wide range of backgrounds.
A unique program for K–12 science teachers, BrainU provides neuroscience training, materials, and staff support to bring brain science to students. In BrainU’s professional workshops, participants receive updates on the latest neuroscience research—discussion is complemented with hands-on activities and lab work.