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Learning is For Life
by Mary Pembleton
A new school year is upon us, and bidding carefree summer days farewell is not always the easiest.
How about some inclusion-focused PD to ease in?
Earn those PDHs and CEs when you take to the world wide web for some free professional development opportunities to start your year off right.
Cozy up with some popcorn for a late-night rerun of Using Stories as the On-Ramp for Students’ Social and Emotional Development.
Grab your work bestie to watch Teacher as Investigator: Developing Awareness of Student Strengths and Needs.
Or expand your horizons with a self-paced course on Diversity and Inclusion from the University of Glasgow.
Whatever your inclusive education topic of choice, the following five sources most likely have you covered.
Learning Management System (LMS) by day… Network for educators… also by day.
The Canvas Network, powered by the Canvas LMS, is “an open space for educators to share, experiment, analyze, and create.”
Canvas hosts webinars from a wide variety of organizations, including colleges and universities. Some examples of topics include:
According to their website, EdWeb is “a free social network and
professional learning community” for people who work in education.
EdWeb has lots of different options for live professional development webinars, or you can access their archives for even more.
Timely topics include:
Not to brag or anything, but Don Johnston webinars are kind of a big deal. (Jokes, we make jokes.)
But in all seriousness, we are super passionate about bringing in experts who provide valuable information and helpful strategies our audience can put to use right away.
Our motivation? Students of all kinds get what they need to learn.
Some of our favorite recent webinars have been:
Keep an eye out for our upcoming Back-to-School Conference with Texthelp centering on Universal Design for Learning!
Coursera partners with companies and universities all over the world to offer free education and training opportunities to its users.
Cousera’s education-related opportunities are many, but options include:
Did you know that the popular source for education news also hosts free and premium PD webinars? |
Offerings include topics like:
We hope this list has been useful to you. And we’re wishing you the best school year yet!