Webinars for Educators
Special Opportunities for Enrichment and Professional Growth
Frequently, PAGE and the PAGE Foundation produce live webinars on a variety of subject matter of interest to educators. These webinars are offered at various times to permit the widest possible participation by our target audiences. When a webinar is announced, it will be posted on this page as well as other locations throughout the PAGE website. You might also receive special emails or other materials marketing an upcoming webinar. This site also contains links to archives of previously produced webinars.
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- "Meeting the Needs of Special Education Students" - Recorded Saturday, September 29, 2012 - 2013 Georgia Teacher of the Year Lauren Eckman, an English Language Arts teacher at the Georgia Academy for the Blind in Macon, shares practical strategies for meeting the greatly varying needs of the students you will teach. Whether it’s in a special education class or “regular” classroom, all teachers are faced with the challenge of meeting unique needs of special education students. You know that you will need to follow Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and modify your lessons in diverse ways. But have you ever wondered exactly how to do that? Listen to this session to find out.
- "Teacher Job Outlook" (produced by the PAGE Foundation and sponsored by VALIC - February 2011) Dr. Jerry Eads of the Georgia Professional Standards Commission leads a discussion on the teacher job outlook in Georgia.
- "Creating Safe and Supportive Classrooms" (produced by the PAGE Foundation and sponsored by VALIC - October 2010) Nationally renowned school safety expert Bill Bond gives the context for and the specifics of what teachers and school administrators should do to provide a safe and supportive environment for students and discusses how teachers should respond to bullying.
What Is A Webinar?
A webinar is a seminar held over the web. It is a live event where participants can see and hear presentations from authoritative experts via a personal computer. Participants can ask questions by typing them into the question box on their computer screen during the live presentation.
How Does a Webinar Work?
When you register for the webinar, you will be sent a confirmation email that contains a link (URL) and instructions for joining the webinar. Save this email! Read it carefully to make sure you understand how to log on to the webinar.
At least ten minutes prior to the start of the webinar, follow the instructions in your confirmation email, and your web browser will take you to a website where the webinar will take place. (This is called “joining the meeting.”) When you join the webinar, you may first be instructed to download a piece of software, but it will take only a couple of minutes. During the webinar, you will view a PowerPoint presentation and will listen to the presenter over your computer speakers* (see "NOTE" below). This presentation will be live, so you will hear the presenter as (s)he is speaking. The computer screen you are viewing will also have a “Question” feature where you can type in your questions to the speaker during the session.
* NOTE: In addition to listening via your computer speakers (or headsets), there is often a "dial-in" option that enables you to listen over your phone, but the number provided will be a toll call (unless you have unlimited long distance service or use a cell phone with a nationwide calling plan).
Please note that a high-speed Internet connection is highly recommended in order to have a satisfactory experience. It is also recommended that you use high quality speakers (e.g., headsets, Mp3 player "ear buds," or external speakers).
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