Upcoming webinars


Personalized and Blended Learning Success: 25 Tips From Experienced Educators

In this webinar, a panel of experts will share their experiences, successes, and lessons learned from implementing online and blended-learning programs to personalize learning for each student. From how to choose curriculum and technology, to training of teachers and administration, to what outcomes to expect, our panel of experts has seen it all and are excited to share their experiences.

Topics will include:

Setting goals and strategy: which student populations to target and why
Critical importance of early alignment and communications
Planning the program: what you must get right to sustain success
Implementation and onboarding tips
Key measurements and how to define quality in personalized learning


Mary Fluharty, online learning coordinator, Alexandria City school district, Va.

Heather Hiebsch, principal, Poudre School District Global Academy K-12, Fort Collins, Colo.

Bryan Wood, principal, D9 Online, Jackson County school district, Eagle Point, Ore.

This webinar will be moderated by Bruce Lovett, vice president of institutional marketing, K12.

Register now for this free live webinar.

Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, 2 to 3 p.m. ET

Can’t attend? All Education Week webinars are archived and accessible “on demand” for up to four months after the original live-streaming date.


The Great Books Foundation
Great Books February Webinars

Choose from four great webinars to advance your skills or to become a volunteer leader!

Make a difference in your community by becoming a Great Books volunteer or boost your Shared Inquiry skills through specific techniques you can learn in our convenient and inexpensive online courses. Click on the webinar title you want to register today!

Shared Inquiry Review
February 18, 2014, 3–4:30 p.m. central

Fee: $50

The course provides participants with a review of the essential elements of a Shared Inquiry™ discussion and the Great Books interpretive reading activities, that enable students at all levels to participate successfully. Through active engagement in an instructor-led demonstration and/or video of students in discussion, teachers will solidify their understanding of their role as leader and how Shared Inquiry connects to state and district standards and improves students’ reading, critical-thinking, writing, and oral communication skills.

Volunteer Leader Training

February 18 and 19, 2014, 10 a.m.–noon central

Fee: $99

This two-part webinar prepares participants to begin conducting Shared Inquiry™ discussions as a volunteer Great Books leader. It is intended to help participants organize a discussion-only, enrichment Great Books program using the Shared Inquiry method of learning through reading and discussion of outstanding literature.

The Close Reading Process

February 19, 2014, 3–4:30 p.m. central

Fee: $50

Upper elementary and high school teachers can attend this intermediate-level course to help develop students’ reading comprehension of informational texts. In the webinar, teachers will learn how to:

Improve students’ reading and thinking
Identify students’ needs and learn strategies to meet them
Work through concrete steps that help students manage difficult texts
Learn questioning methods to improve students’ comprehension.

Reading Comprehension Strategies
Februuary 20, 2014, 3–4:30 p.m. central

Fee: $50

This intermediate-level course will help you teach students how to pose better questions, identify different kinds of questions, and focus on the questions that will best help them build their understanding of the selection. You will learn how to stimulate students’ initial curiosity about a specific text and guide them to become active partners in inquiry.

Space is limited, so reserve your webinar seat now!

System requirements

PC-based attendees: Windows 7, Vista, XP, or 2003 Server

Macintosh-based attendees: Mac OSX 10.5 or newer

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