The US Department of Education is hosting Be Global Ready, an in-person and online event to share resources to help US teachers and schools teach world languages. The event will feature presentations and resources from the International Affairs Office and the Office of English Language Acquisition, US Department of Education; the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Center for Integrated Language Communities, City University of New York; the Critical Language Scholarship and National Security Language Initiative for Youth, US Department of State; and STARTALK, National Security Agency.
Video in the classroom continues to evolve the teaching and learning experiences in today’s classrooms as teachers search for new and innovative ways of engaging with students. At the same time, teachers’ observation skills continue to be the cornerstone to boosting student achievement. Effective video use in the classroom can cover these goals and many more. Swivl helps teachers, coaches, and administrators tackle their goals by making video easy, effective, and sustainable. Swivl is the world leader in classroom video observation technology in use in more than 30,000 schools around the world. Visit Swivl’s website to learn more about effective uses of video in the classroom. If you’re attending ISTE 2018, make sure to visit Swivl at booth 1594.
K–8 teachers can expand their horizons this summer by taking the online course “Thinking Like a Historian: Immigration History Through Primary Sources.” The course, which is offered by the nonprofit Primary Source, will take place online from July 11 to August 7, 2018.
Penn State World Campus offers a world of possibilities—online. Educators can expand their skills in instructional design and learn to evaluate the impact of technology on learning. The educational technology programs offered online through Penn State World Campus, in collaboration with the College of Education, help educators to incorporate the use of technology and the internet to more effectively engage learners and improve the quality of learning experiences. The courses are taught by the same faculty who teach in residence. Penn State’s Education programs have been ranked consistently in the top 10 by U.S. News & World Report. Interested educators can choose from the following programs: Master of Education in Learning, Design, and Technology; Graduate Certificates in E-Learning Design, Educational Technology Integration, and Teaching and Learning Online in K–12 Settings. Request more information here.