02/20/2014

Share My Lesson to host virtual conference in March

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Share My Lesson, the largest online community of American educators sharing lesson plans and other teaching materials, will host on March 11-13 an unprecedented virtual conference of 24 webinars for educators and parents, ranging from creative ways to teach the arts and natural sciences, proactive and positive behavior management tips, and ways to cultivate innovative thinkers.

"Ideas and Innovations," an interactive digital festival of professional learning, will take place on the evenings of March 11-13 and is a pre-conference option to the Teaching and Learning 2014 conference. AFT President Randi Weingarten will kick off the virtual conference with a keynote presentation, "Reclaiming the Promise of Public Education."

The webinars will be presented by Share My Lesson content leaders and partners, including the AFT Innovation Fund, Storyboard That, Achieve, NBC Learn, the Nature Conservancy, ConSource, the Center for Arts Education, LearnZillion, PBS LearningMedia and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.

Share My Lesson was created by the AFT and Britain's TES Connect to provide educators with a virtual professional community, which now boasts nearly 300,000 lesson plans, videos, handouts and other teaching resources, more than 30,000 of which are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

Participation in the event is free but limited to those who register—also, free of charge—on Share My Lesson,

More information about the event, including scheduled webinars, is available online. [Share My Lesson]

February 20, 2014