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Tune in for Bingeworthy On-Demand Viewing: Learn With INFOhio Webinars to Prep for Flipped, Blended, and Hybrid Learning

Author // Emily Rozmus Thursday, 04 June 2020

Need a new series to binge over the summer? Check out these Learn With INFOhio webinars we've dusted off that support blended, flipped, and hybrid learning! Brush up on your web 2.0 tool skills, online instructional approaches, and innovative teaching strategies with these webinars featuring educators from around the country!

INFOhio is committed to helping Ohio's educators prepare for whatever the 2020-2021 school year may bring. We're looking in our warehouse of professional development to discover which webinars from the past will help learners in the future. Here's a series you can really invest in for the summer to help you find the right tools, approaches, and strategies to meet the needs of your students!

Blended, Flipped, and Hybrid Learning - What Does it Look Like?

Tune into this series if you are seeking the approaches and strategies you need to get students engaged in rigorous remote learning. Don't keep scrolling by these hour-long webinars which feature best practices and are worth one contact hour!

(Almost) Paperless Literature Circles 

This webinar was presented by Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Certified teacher Ross Cooper, the author of Hacking Project-Based Learning, and the Supervisor of Instructional Practice K-12 in the Salisbury Township School District (1:1 MacBook/iPad) in Allentown, Pennsylvania. In the Spring of 2017, he shared his experience in a fourth grade classroom where he implemented literature circles with a digital spin to support literacy and 21st Century Skills. Watch this if you like BookFlix, Storia, or other digital text from INFOhio!

Flipping Library Instruction

St. Joseph Academy's team of dynamic librarians shared their plan for flipping their school library in this webinar from August of 2015. Rebecca Synk and Megan Fowler shared how they flipped instruction to teach information literacy, a key skill for 21st Century Learning. Learn more about the approaches and techniques used and the achievements and failures (aka learning experiences) from two educators who have four Master's degrees between them!

Blended Learning with a Media Twist

At the start of the 17-18 school year, Blended and Personalized Learning Specialist at DSD Professional Development, Marcia Kish presented on blended learning and modeled how she structured this teaching approach in her classroom with great success and gains in student learning data. Tune into Marcia's webinar to find out the steps she uses to move toward blended learning. 

Music, Maps, and Minds: Digital Learning Beyond Classroom Walls 

In the Spring of 2018, Assistant Principal Whitney Robinson and music teacher Jen Lennox presented this webinar on how they used Google tools to take student learning beyond the school walls and expand knowledge and student experience. The two Google Certified trainers from Harmon Middle School in Pickerington took a trip with Google tools using a  blended learning approach to internalize topics while also leveling up in the 4Cs (Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, and Critical Thinking) as well as the 5th C: Connectedness. 

Using Inquiry to Drive Authentic Research

Angela Faulhaber, literacy coach and adjunct at Miami University, teamed up with INFOhio in March 2018 and shared strategies that develop students who learn and research with ease and expertise. The key is inquiry which she teaches with robust digital approaches and tools. Watch this to find out how to make learning authentic, even with the teaching is remote!

Real-life Research: A Great Way to Hook the GenZ Students!

Paige Jaeger is the author of Rx for the Common Core: Toolbox for Inquiry Based Learning and travels around the country delivering professional development. Her conversation and ease of presenting will pull you in, but the star quality strategies she shares to teach today's digital natives will keep you watching. Learn more about how to find the connections that work with learners in this webinar from August 2016.

Control, Alt, Read: Reading Digital Text in the Plugged In Classroom of the 21st Century

INFOhio Instructional Team specialists Gayle Geitgey and Emily Rozmus shared best practices for instructing students to read online text in this webinar from March 2017. Based on research and feedback from educators, the webinar offers approaches and strategies that will help students be better readers of text on a screen to comprehend and synthesize. Don't miss out on this support for remote learning!

Digital Tools to Support Remote Learning

If you need tools to help you deliver content and engage learners, This is the series for you. These webinars feature web 2.0 tools and apps that will maximize remote learning. Plus, you get a contact hour for each one you watch. Totally bingeworthy!

Thursday After School Smackdown: 100+ Web 2.0 Resources Go to the Mat!

Ohio school librarians Angela Wojtecki and Trent Roberts are heavyweights in the web 2.0 arena. This webinar from March 2015 features over 100 learning and teaching tools available for educators to use for learning, organization, or communication. Check out this webinar if you are new to teaching with technology to learn about digital tools to help with math, science experiments, virtual flashcards, coding and more! (Note: Some of the resources featured in the webinar are no longer available.)

New Tech Tools to Try in the New Year 

INFOhio rang in 2018 with a webinar from one of our favorite presenters, Michael Roush from Forward Edge. This webinar includes several digital tools to help amp up remote learning including SeeSaw, Book Creator, and iorad. Don't miss this celebration of robust tech tools that will make a bang in your virtual classroom.

Google This! Distance Learning with Google Hangouts and Using Google Forms for Attendance

Media specialists and INFOhio ICoaches Laura Henning and Cynthia Unger presented how to manage practical classroom necessities with Google. Part of our Googlebusters series, the webinar from October 2016 will help you with the organization and structure of your remote classroom using Google tools. 

Five Fab Tools for Formative and Summative Assessments

School librarian and OELMA president Brandi Young tutored viewers on free online assessment tools in the winter of 2016. Edcite and Formative are two of the tools included in the webinar. Tune in to learn how to check student learning whether in the classroom or out. (Note: Some of the resources featured in the webinar are no longer available.)

Enrich your Teaching with Treasures from EDSITEment! 

In December of 2016, Shelley NiTuama and Joseph Phelan gave overview of the National Endowment for the Humanities' collection of resources for social studies, art, literature, and history. Curriculum resources to foster rigorous exploration and develop comprehension are featured in this robust tool. Check this out for standards-aligned lesson plans and projects to use in your remote classroom! Don't forget Educator Tools when you are looking for quality content from EDSITEment to support teaching and learning. This INFOhio tool contains resources from EDSITEment.

Empowering Students to Be Creators: Using Online Tools for Digital Storytelling in All Subject Areas 

Emily Colpi, librarian at Mariemont City Schools and Brandi Young brought viewers the content and tools they need to support student creation online in this webinar from February of 2017. The presenters explore tools such as Vimeo and Masher which can help develop student creations, as well as INFOhio's Book Nook. Don't miss this webinar to learn about engaging and empowering students in a virtual environment!

Using Digital Tools for Deeper Learning

Angela Faulhaber models best practices for deep learning online in this webinar from 2017. Sharing tools such as Poll Everywhere, Padlet, and Google Docs, she guides viewers through easy-to-implement strategies to promote deep thinking and engagement. Watch this webinar to construct robust lessons online for your students!

Professional Learning Your Way

INFOhio supports educators with flexible, online learning that fits your needs and lifestyle. Don't forget the INFOhio Learning Pathways for self-paced free classes on how to use INFOhio's digital content and web tools in the classroom. 

Tune in for live presentations from INFOhio! From June 10 - July 1, INFOhio will be live every Wednesday at Noon to share how you can build your digital curriculum with the quality content from ISearch and Educator Tools. Learn more and register for these webinars here.

Don't forget Educator Tools when you are looking for digital tools to support teaching and learning. This INFOhio tool has over 70,000 free quality resources available for your remote teaching.

Don't forget to share how #INFOhioWorks for you on social media. Happy bingeing!

About the Author

Posted by: Emily Rozmus

Emily Rozmus is a Senior Instructional Specialist at INFOhio. She has worked in education for over 25 years, first as a secondary English teacher and district librarian before starting at INFOhio in 2013. Emily has developed district growth plans, integrated technology, created instruction for information literacy, fostered teacher development, and worked on teams to implement curriculum. At INFOhio, she focuses on training educators to use INFOhio resources to improve early learning. She also works to share research and best practices for helping students be better readers of INFOhio's digital text. 

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