‘Eid Mubarak

‘Eid Mubarak

Taqabbal Allaahu Minna Wa Minkum
May Allaah accept good deeds from us and you

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Enjoy Your ‘Eid Day!!


Free math teacher webinar

I’m passing along an email that I recently received:


I am pleased to announce our first ShillerMath Webinar to be held Saturday June 19, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

In this don’t-miss one hour webinar you will learn solid, practical, everyday tips on how children learn math – including unconventional ShillerMath secrets that you can put to practice right away – whether or not you are a ShillerMath customer. The webinar is interactive: questions are welcome.

Every webinar attendee receives a $100-off coupon on a ShillerMath Kit.

The webinar is completely FREE and I guarantee that you will use what you learn for years to come.

Space is limited, so please take a moment to register now: http://www.shillermath.com/sm/workshopreg.php.

FREE Education Virtual Conference

I got an invite from FETC about an educational conference happening on Apr 22 for those in the education field. This is open to homeschoolers too. If anyone plans to attend, please let me know. Maybe we can sit next to each other in class (he-he-he).

  • The conference will immerse you in the latest, most successful education technologies and services
  • Education experts will share their views, best practices and tips for success in an effective, interactive way.
  • Chat in real time with exhibitors and preview the latest hardware, software and solutions in our virtual exhibit hall. You’ll have access to free content downloads, presentations-to-go and more.
  • Connect with your colleagues and develop new relationships with other like-minded professionals from all over the world in our virtual networking lounge.

The Keynote Speaker is Karen Cator Director of the Office of Educational Technology U.S. Department of Education

to Register.

I’m not sure if I can share my promo code or not. But the site says "If you have a promo code, please enter it here, otherwise leave blank".

About FETC

FETC, a division of 1105 Media Inc., is one of the largest, most successful conferences in the United States devoted to educational technology. The conference program is designed so educators and administrators have an opportunity to learn how to integrate different technologies across the curriculum–from kindergarten to college–while being exposed to the latest hardware, software and successful strategies on student technology use. FETC is designed for teachers, principals and deans, district administrators, curriculum designers, media specialists, technology directors and various other educators.

Next Week: Differentiated Instruction for the 21st Century Student

21st Century Skills

Join us on October 28 when we’ll discuss how schools and districts are struggling with how to appropriately incorporate into instruction 21st century skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, communication, teamwork and technology literacy. How much value and importance these skills have in job preparedness is just as confusing. For the past two years, Speak Up surveys have polled students, teachers and parents about these skills-and we’ve learned that each group has a different take on the value of these skills.

Julie Evans, CEO of Project Tomorrow, the nation’s leading education nonprofit organization that facilitates the annual Speak Up surveys, will present the data findings and moderate a panel discussion with students, parents or teachers from various school districts.

Sponsored by :

T.H.E Journal Live Webinar

Event Details

Date: October 28, 2009

Time: 11 AM PDT (2 PM EDT)


Julie Evans, CEO, Project Tomorrow


Geoff Fletcher, editorial director, T.H.E Journal

The `Speak Up’ Webinar Series

Attend one, two or all six of these content-rich webinar to improve your decision-making capabilities.

11/20 12 PM Pacific/3 PM Eastern Top 10 Trends in Student Learning with Technology
12/2 12 PM Pacific/3 PM Eastern Internet Safety
On-Demand Web 2.0 and Education
On-Demand Digital Content
On-Demand Mobile Devices within Instruction

Free Writing Webinar 2/18

Exploring Writing Across the Content Areas LIVE Webinar (Grades 3-8)

  • Date and Time: Wednesday, February 18, 2009
  • 1-2 p.m. PST, 4-5 p.m. EST or 3-4 p.m. PST, 6-7 p.m. EST

Go here for more details Writing Webinar

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Free Writing Webinar

Exploring Writing Across the Content Areas LIVE Webinar (Grades 3-8)

  • Date and Time: Wednesday, February 18, 2009
  • 1-2 p.m. PST, 4-5 p.m. EST


  • Wednesday, February 18, 2009
  • 3-4 p.m. PST, 6-7 p.m. EST


  • Dede Dodds, M.Ed.
  • Dona Herweck Rice


You’ll learn important strategies to immediately implement into your instruction.

What Exploring Writing Across the Content Areas will cover:

* Learn to Write— Effectively teaching writing by facilitating the use of the writing process and the good traits of writing

* Writing to Learn—Effectively teaching writing by facilitating the use of rich reflection and inquiry into content-area subject matter

What you’ll learn:

* Strategies to engage and motivate students in content-area materials by infusing writing into your existing curriculum

* How to create authentic writing tasks to develop higher-level thinking and improve comprehension

* Understanding and using rubrics to keep expectations reasonable, challenging, and clear

* Teaching students to recognize and use various forms of writing as a communicative tool

* Adding “Writing to Learn” activities to your instruction

* Bonus! FREE extensive handouts to take back to your classroom and immediately implement

via Teacher Created Materials: webinars.

OK2Ask– Free Online Professional Development for Teachers

OK2Ask is a series of live, online “snack sessions” (available both live and in archived format) for self-directed teacher professional development and exploration. These one-hour sessions, scheduled at convenient times for you to attend from any computer (kick off your shoes!) will share great ideas you can use in your classroom, courtesy of TeachersFirst’s staff. You know our style, so you know these sessions will be useful and teacher-friendly.

The first two OK2Ask sessions will be:

  • Find It, Use It: Exploring the Resources of TeachersFirst to Plan Effective, Technology-Infused Lessons (Wed. Jan. 21, 2009) – offered at two time blocks
  • A Safe Journey to the Edge: Intro to Web 2.0 Tools (Thurs. Jan. 29, 2009) – offered at two time blocks

Invite a friend to attend with you (and bring a snack).  All you need is a computer with a high speed connection (DSL, cable modem, or school network).  Professional development certificates will be available. We have correlated the OK2Ask content with ISTE’s NETS-T 2008 standards, as well.  Read the full details and pre register here.

It’s FREE, and it’s OK2Ask!

TeachersFirst: OK2Ask– Free Online Professional Development for Teachers.

REMINDER: Your HWT Online Seminar

REMINDER: Your HWT Online Seminar
More Free Online Seminars

Upcoming topics include:

  • Response to Intervention
  • 10 Award-Winning Things “To-Do” to Prepare Kids for Kindergarten
  • Designed to Teach: A+ Worksheet Design
  • Top 10 Questions About HWT

For more information, visit www.hwtears.com/training/

Quick Links…

Handwriting Tutoring: Build a Session
Live Webcast

DATE: Thursday, December 11, 2008
TIME: 8:00 p.m. EST/5:00 p.m. PST
DURATION: Approximately 1 hour

This webinar is part of the Handwriting Without Tears® online seminar series. For more information and to learn about other events in this series, please visit us at www.hwtears.com/training/webinars.

Before the event:
For the best user experience possible, we recommend that you test your connection and download any software plug-ins you might need to view the webinar in advance: http://handwritingwithouttears.na3.acrobat.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

If you have any trouble logging into the meeting room, please email lisa@lisabream.com
BEFORE the meeting begins.

To join the event:
On the day of the webinar, please join the meeting a few minutes before its official start time:

LOGIN: your email address
PASSWORD: webinars

Audio information:
Listen via your computer’s speakers, or call the conference line (in the U.S. only) at:

Dial-in Number: (888) 617-3400
Passcode: 397848

Join Christina Bretz, OTR/L, and Handwriting Detective Club co-owners Angela Bernier, OTR/L and Jennifer Hardman, OTR/L Thursday, December 11, 2008 from 8:00-9:00 p.m. EST.

Handwriting Without Tears
Phone: 301.263.2700  Fax: 301.263.2707

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