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Ed Tech Bits-2016-01-11

Blog for the BETT Conference, the largest edtech conference in the world occurring in London from Jan. 20th to the 23rd. http://www.bettshow.com/page.cfm/Action=library/libID=12/listID=2/t=m .
 
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Navigating the Digital Shift: Digital Instructional Materials Acquisition on Wednesday, January 13, 2016, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST. This webinar will highlight state and district policies and practices related to the implementation of digital instructional materials. SETDA’s recent publication, Navigating the Digital Shift: Mapping the Acquisition of Digital Instructional Materials provides an analysis of state policy trends related to digital instructional materials, essential conditions for implementation, an update on the states’ progress towards SETDA’s Out of Print recommendations, and highlights several next steps as leaders move to advance learning experiences in the digital age. During this event, state and district leaders will share highlights of their journeys in transitioning to digital instructional materials. Presenters will share trends from the Navigating the Digital Shift research paper, provide an overview of the Digital Instructional Materials Acquisition Policies for States (DMAPS) online database, and explain how their state or district has transitioned to digital instructional materials. After the presentation there will be a questions and answers session. This event is free and open to the public. Register today.
 
Ensuring Success for All: Strategies for Bringing Out the Best in Students in Poverty, and Students Who Struggle With Language and Learning-- Presented by Shanna Peeples, 2015 National Teacher of the Year Sponsored by: Quill.com Monday, Jan. 18 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time REGISTER HERE One size does not fit all when it comes to student learning. This webinar is based on her experience as a teacher in Title I middle and high schools, as well as her work with refugee students, English language learners, and students in remedial classes. Shanna encourages teachers to focus on achievement for students in humanizing and empowering ways. Bringing together the various strands of differentiation, RTI, and other protocols, this session will help teachers and administrators create effective learning experiences for students. Shanna will field questions from attendees after her presentation. This webinar will deliver both practical strategies and inspiration to educators and administrators working toward success for all of their students.