Opportunities from Our Sponsors
We are grateful for the ongoing support of our PASA Sponsors at all levels. Although PASA does not promote or endorse any product or service offered by our sponsors, we are pleased to share information that may be helpful to school leaders. The list below reflects opportunities PASA sponsors are offering for our members to assist them in planning for the next school year. We encourage you to take advantage of these opportunities as we all work toward the goal of successfully navigating toward a “new normal” with quality educational opportunities for our students.
FREE WEBINAR FROM EDUPLANET21
Curriculum Leadership for Modern Learning
Monday, September 21
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
with Jay McTigue, co-author of Leading Modern Learning: A Blueprint for Vision-Driven Schools
Noted researcher, Dr. Robert Marzano, declares that a “guaranteed and viable curriculum” is the most significant district-level factor impacting student achievement. But what does it mean to have such a curriculum for the modern era considering today's challenging landscape? How do we design and deliver an engaging curriculum that integrates 21st Century Skills and academic standards that is able to meet the needs of virtual and hybrid instruction models? Drawing on ideas in his recent book, Leading Modern Learning, 2nd ed. (Solution Tree, 2019) and from the Understanding by Design ® framework, Jay will explore the following questions:
• How can we ensure greater curriculum coherence and alignment across the grades?
• What evidence of students’ competencies should we be collecting? How can we assess everything we claim to value (not just those outcomes that are easiest to test and grade)?
• How might we allow greater personalized learning while still obtaining worthy evidence for the transcript?
• How can districts make use of curriculum design software to work smarter and more effectively?
Register in advance here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZApdOygrzIqE9Q0NnFFjIpAvf6KeJgyDAac. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
FREE GRADUATE-LEVEL COURSE
offered by EF Educational Tours, a PASA Gold Sponsor
PASA, in conjunction with EF Educational Tours is providing 15 enrollments for a graduate level course at no cost for Pennsylvania educators. Each participant will receive three (3) transferable* graduate level credits at no cost. This course, offered through EF’s partner, Southern New Hampshire University, is entitled “Extraordinary Times – Transforming Professional Practice in a Time of Crisis.” It is part of a series of professional development courses focusing on educational practices relevant to the activities educators engaged in as they responded to the Covid-19 crisis and transitioned to online learning. In this course, educators will reflect upon their efforts to support students, their school, and the community during the COVID-19 crisis. Emphasis is placed on the ways in which teachers transformed their curriculum, pedagogy, instruction, and collaboration with one another to ensure the continued delivery of K12 education. The course looks to value authentic professional development, as they adapt their instructional delivery during this exceptional time. Click here to learn more.
Sponsor Webinars and Other Resources:
From Horace Mann:
Webinar: “What Does the CARES Act Mean to You Financially” (July 14)
* Video Recording
Video Recording: SiteLogiQ Webinar - "COVID-19: Back to School Considerations and Tools" (July 7)
PowerPoint: Edmentum Webinar - "How to Create a Successful Virtual School to Retain Students" (June 22)
"A Parent Guide: Support Your Child During Virtual Learning"
"5 TED Talks about Virtual Education You Should Watch Now"
"Diving into Considerations for State Remote Learning Plans"
[Virtual Learning] Resources to Support Parents & Families
Study Island Feature Focus: Lessons
4 Videos Educators Exploring Virtual & Blended Learning Should Watch
Exact Path Successes During School Closures and Virtual Learning
From Fitness Headquarters
New Covid-19 Cleaning of Contact Areas