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Introduction to Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice--Peggy Brookins
October 20, 2011, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
October 20, 2011, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
This webinar will provide a glimpse of essential habits of mind for working mathematically and how students K-12 are expected to know and use the Common Core Math Standards. What does it mean to know and use mathematical structure? What is involved in making sense of mathematics? What is to like to connect mathematical ideas? Gather a group of colleagues or come as an individual to begin to think about this important aspect of the math standards!

Peggy Brookins is a NBCT, a teacher at Forest High School in Ocala, Fla. She is also the AP Coordinator and Director of Engineering and Manufacturing Institute of Technology and a National Facilitator for Thinking Mathematics.

Press Delete on Digital Abuse – Kate Reilly, Start Strong
October 13, 2011, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
The rapid evolution of digital media and technology brings extraordinary opportunities as well as serious risks for young people. Students can explore, connect, create and learn in ways never before imagined thanks to the immense power of smartphones, Facebook and online applications. But issues that emerge with this 24/7 connected culture—from cyberbullying to stalking—are threatening school safety and distracting students from classroom learning. Learn information and practical skills to help educators empower their students to be safe, responsible and savvy as they navigate this fast paced digital world. This webinar offers quick strategies for seeing and stopping cyberbullying, including how to turn students into "upstanders" against abuse; describes model school policies for preventing and responding to sexting, digital disrespect and cyberstalking; and Gives easy to use tools to help educators prepare kids to draw and defend healthy digital boundaries.

Creating Safe Spaces for LGBT Students
October 5, 2011, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
In this webinar, participants will engage in careful consideration of the school experiences of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) students and learn how to create safe spaces for all students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. Through presentation of research, research-based strategies, and promising practices, participants will be provided with resources and a toolkit to assist them in ensuring a safe environment for all students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

Robert McGarry, Ed.D. is the Director of Training and Curriculum Development for GLSEN-Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network.

What Every Educator Should Know About Internet Privacy
September 22, 2011, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Daniel Solove will discuss the challenges schools must face with Internet privacy: social media, cyberbullying, sexting and searching electronic devices. Through a series of concrete examples, Professor Solove will explain how various privacy problems can be addressed and prevented. What should educators know about new online technologies? What must they know about the law? What can they do to help educate students about the perils and pitfalls of the digital world? How can they better handle incidents involving cyberbullying and sexting?

Daniel Solove is the John Marshall Harlan Research Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School and the founder of TeachPrivacy, a company that helps schools handle privacy issues.

The Ruling Class: Setting and Maintaining Effective Rules for Your Classroom
September 6, 2011
This webinar will present research-based "best practice" around setting classroom rules and ensuring that those rules are followed. Topics will include a brief discussion about the distinction between rules and procedures, the need for student involvement in setting the rules, the quantity and quality of classroom rules, the hierarchy of consequences (what to do when a rule is broken), and using positive reinforcement to ensure that rules are followed. Connections will be made to the Professional Teaching and Evaluation Standards that address the importance of establishing and maintaining a positive classroom environment.

Presenter: Paul Bovenzi, Director, Professional Development Academy, West Warwick (RI) Federation of Teachers

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