NEI REMOTE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES
NEI is proudly providing free access to our pre-recorded virtual learning series for instructional staff. These PD opportunities trainings were initially conducted through Zoom and recorded for those who are unable to attend the live session(s). Interested participants can register to view the trainings using the link below.
Angry Teachers: What Can We Learn from Angry Birds about Engaging Students?
Everything you need to know about teaching you can learn from Angry Birds. You know, the game where the birds are angry because the pigs have stolen the birds’ eggs and other valuables. We are all addicted to this game! Now if only we could ensure that our classrooms are always safe spaces to practice new strategies, offer students a range of possibilities for how to succeed in their learning, give our students constant feedback, and support knowledge transfer within and among our courses. Come to this webinar and learn how..
Angry Teachers 2: Interactive Lessons and Engaging Tools
Let’s continue what we started in our first episode of Angry Teachers with Angry Teachers 2. The birds are still angry with the pigs and there is more to learning about creating interactive and engaging virtual lessons for our students. Angry Teachers 2 is sure to be a box office hit!
Do you teach 2nd or 3rd graders, or support those that do? You had teaching reading and writing down to an art and science in your classroom - from mini-lessons to guided practice, from differentiated centers to guided reading and writing conferences. You were at the helm of moving your students from learning to read to reading to learn. But how do you translate that to the virtual world? Collaborate with others just like you for help with reading and writing ideas in our new digital environment.
4th and 5th Grade ELA Teaching Strategies
You've been teaching 4th and 5th graders the nuances of reading and writing for three quarters of this school year. Now that we are in this new climate, how do we continue to support our students as they dive into the deeper elements of the English Language Arts? Be prepared to come with ideas, questions, concerns, and suggestions as we work together to improve our virtual teaching and your students' virtual learning.
Accommodating Students with Disabilities in a Virtual Classroom
Join us as we explain the need for accommodating students with disabilities. We will review the various exceptionalities and the importance of the role of all stakeholders in educating these students.
Need to get some frustration out? Attend this session and we will do some app smashing! Okay, we aren’t going to be literally smashing apps, but we will be discovering the process to using multiple apps to increase student engagement during your virtual lessons.
Best Practices for Virtual Teaching Intro
During our time together, we will be discovering the essentials to preparing and delivering a lesson virtually.
Best Practices for Virtual Teaching Part 2
Teaching virtually is new to the majority of us, and that is okay. Together, we will be discovering strategies, resources, and tools to utilize as we virtually instruct our students.
Conflict Resolution: Parents, Team Members, and Students
Our daily lives offer plenty of opportunities for problem-solving and negotiating. Learning how to effectively resolve conflicts will improve the relationship between parties, and provide more than if everyone would walk away without a solution. Join Jessica for this session as we discover the steps to conflict resolution and dissect examples to improve our strategies.
Creating Hyperdocs serves as a part 2 to Creating Student-Centered Learning. We will take a deeper look at Hyperdocs. Participants will learn the steps to creating them and using them in virtual learning environments.
Creating Student-Owned Learning Opportunities
Hyperdocs allow teachers to develop student-owned learning opportunities that includes all kinds of multimedia and allows for easy differentiation. We will take an in-depth look at developing Hyperdocs as a tool for student-owned learning.
Embracing the Unique Socialization Possibilities of Virtual Education
A dynamic educational experience engages students through active participation. We have the unique opportunity right now to empower students outside the traditional brick and mortar learning environment. Learning through experience means the world is the classroom! This webinar is designed to help educators incorporate tried and true project-based learning and other practices for facilitation of learning in a virtual setting. In the virtual world, the possibilities and opportunities for socialization and real-world experiences are endless. We hope you will join us for this interactive webinar, share your experiences, and go on this journey of learning with us.
Embracing the Unique Socialization Possibilities of Virtual Education Part 2
We will continue our learning of how a dynamic educational experience engages students through active participation. We have the unique opportunity right now to empower students outside the traditional brick and mortar learning environment. Learning through experience means the world is the classroom! This webinar, like in Part 1, is designed to help educators incorporate tried and true project-based learning and other practices for facilitation of learning in a virtual setting by allowing part of the time for a discussion with middle school students this time. In the virtual world, the possibilities and opportunities for socialization and real-world experiences are endless. Come and share your experiences and discuss best practices with teachers from all around the country.
Flat Stanley Goes Virtual: Let’s Be Engaging, Not Flat!
Come thinking of your most engaging virtual lessons, or ones you want to make more engaging, that you would want to share with Flat Stanley. During this session, Flat Stanley is traveling to Creekside Charter Academy in Riverview, Florida to hear from three great specials/elective teachers and learn what they are doing to engage students. Flat Stanley will also dive into engaging students in cross-curricular virtual classes. So, whether you are a specials/electives teacher, core subject teacher, administrator, or CRT you will want to be a part of this continued journey of engaging students.
Flip into a Pod
You may have heard a lot about FlipGrid and a lot about Nearpod, but haven’t had the time to really get to understand how these two platforms work. Come join in on the fun as we learn the platforms and “smash” them together
Guided Reading K-8
We know the all the magic happens in small, targeted groups, but how can we copy and paste that as well as we did in our classrooms to what we have in our virtual classrooms? Join Ashley for this interactive session on leading guided reading in the virtual classroom.
Guided Reading K-8, Part 2
Let's get together to get into more meat of Guided Reading. We will go into a bit more depth of each of the processes, such as the how-to of Text Selection before reading, a sample conversation of the Strategy Prompting during reading, and Extending the Text after reading. Please attend Part 1 before attending Part 2.
Guided Reading K-8, Part 3
In part 3, we'll be heading into prompting during reading: teaching, prompting, or reinforcing student goals. We'll also talk about debriefing after the text and extending it to a student's independent reading.
Instructional Coaching in a Digital Learning Environment
This session will focus on leading virtual Professional Learning Communities. We will address how to provide feedback to teachers on virtual lessons as well as spend time discussing how to assist teachers in maintaining focus on student achievement and growth, including lesson planning for a digital platform, formative and summative assessment opportunities, and utilizing data to drive digital instruction and small groups.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade Virtual Teaching Strategies
Are you a Kinder or 1st grade teacher (or support those that are)? Are you wondering how best to virtually connect with and teach these youngest of our students? How do we support the parents of these children who are left with a big responsibility? Join other educators just like you in a collaborative session to share ideas, questions, and solutions to teaching our littlest of learners. This is welcome to experts and novices alike. Come prepared to share and learn!
Multitasking: Producing Much in Minimal Time
This training will discuss how we all multitask daily to get things done. We will share ideas on how to improve your multitasking skills and ways to balance home life and work by organizing.
Navigating Digital Resources
With all of the free and free-for-now digital resources available for digital learning it can be overwhelming for teachers and students. We will take a look at a few of these resources that can help make the transition to digital learning engaging and exciting.
Remote Social-Emotional Learning
In this training, we will be discussing how to include social-emotional learning (SEL) through virtual teaching. The five core competencies can be implemented to help balance the emotional well-being of students in a time when our lives have been interrupted.
The Gateway to Smithsonian Educational Resources
Former Smithsonian Fellow and Teacher Ambassador Dr. Byron Ernest and Ashley Naranjo, Manager of Educator Engagement of the Smithsonian will walk you through making use of the more than 5,000,000Smithsonian Learning Lab resources - websites, lesson plans, activity sheets - searchable and able to be curated by keyword, grade level, subject matter, and alignment to all national and individual state standards. This workshop can be your gateway to the Smithsonian's art, history, science, and cultural resources. Learn to interact with Smithsonian scientists, curators, and educators in live presentations, demonstrations, and moderated forums. Use critical-thinking skills to address problems in science, history, arts, and culture. Come learn to explore, discover, learn, and diffuse knowledge virtually.
Virtual Math Instruction in 2nd-5th Grade
You've been working your math instruction for a few weeks now, so how can you take your virtual teaching and students' virtual learning to the next level? Join other educators just like you who are looking for quick, easy, but meaningful tips to get the most out of this limited time.
Zoom Tools and Tricks
Many educators have turned to Zoom as a platform to teach their lessons virtually. There are many features of Zoom to utilize and can easily become overwhelming. Join us as we walk you through the various tools, how to make them accessible, and answer your Zoom related questions.
Virtual PD Course Packages
3D Leadership Training
Employee engagement and development program created for teachers, curriculum support staff and administrators who have aspirations to grow professionally and personally.
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New Teacher Development
Customized training and support for school leaders to help onboard and train beginning teachers. Highly Effective Leader and Teacher Development Customized coaching and training program. Tailored to teachers, principals, administrators, building leaders, and district leaders. One-on-one or group sessions.
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Our Board Governance Training provides best practices in Board Governance with a focus on leadership development for high level administrators and board members. In partnership with ReThink Forward, Inc., NEI provides differentiated models based on state structure, bylaws and education regulations. Training is available for a wide range of experience levels, from new Board Members to refresher courses for seasoned education professionals. Classroom and online training is available.
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