The past year has been unlike any other. Most schools never have their full student population in the building, educators are simultaneously teaching students who are in the classroom and others who are online, and students can’t interact face-to-face like they’re used to. Throughout Indiana Digital Learning Month IDOE partnered with organizations and educators to provide opportunities to learn about strengthening student learning experiences with the effective use of technology in a blended learning environment. We have shared webinar recordings and resources below. We also tweeted daily using the hastag #INDLmonth and compiled the resources that we shared into this list.
Getting Interactive in the Elementary Classroom Webinar - We kicked off our #INDLMonth webinar series with the authors of our spring book study selection, The Interactive Class, educators Joe and Kristin Merrill. The Merrills shared tools and resources to use to make your classroom interactive whether you’re teaching students online, in person, or both. View the recorded webinar here.
Keep Indiana Learning Webinar - Carrie Rosebrock with Central Indiana Educational Service Center (CIESC) shared Keep Indiana Learning and the free resources available to Indiana educators. Click here to view the slide deck.
Tips from the Trenches Webinar - School and district digital learning leaders have a unique perspective of the adjustments that have been in schools this past year. Our panel of digital learning leaders - Melanie Hackett, Kyle Kline, and Alison Schlotfeldt - shared some of the lessons their K-12 teachers have learned during the last year, from methods of communication to helping students who have difficulty with internet connectivity at home to favorite apps. View the recorded webinar here and the resource document here.
Digital Learning in the Secondary Classroom Webinar - In our last #INDLMonth webinar, four junior high and high school teachers from Franklin Township Schools shared some of their favorite apps and how they're using them in their classrooms. Thanks to Kara Atkinson, Lindsay Carl, Jaime Ledbetter, and Jackie McKinley. Click here to view the webinar recording. Access the webinar resource document here and the slide deck here.
Digital Learning Book Study Kick Off - Beginning February 22, 2021 we will be reading and discussing The Interactive Class: Using Technology to Make Learning More Relevant and Engaging in the Elementary Classroom by Joe and Kristin Merrill. Even though this book is geared toward elementary teachers, secondary teachers may also benefit from the discussions and all participants will earn PGPs. You can join the book study here (or go to Moodle and search for the course The Interactive Class) and use the enrollment key interactive.
Use this form to document your participation in the recorded webinars if you would like to receive PGPs.