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ASCD offers a large library of free webinars that you may use for professional development alone or with colleagues. In addition, ASCD members may take advantage of special members-only webinars. Take a look!


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TICAL—short for Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership—is a unique professional development program with the mission of helping K-12 school administrators provide informed and effective leadership in the use of technology to improve education. is TICAL’s portal, which provides over 1,000 carefully chosen, categorized, annotated tools and resources specifically chosen because of their relevance and usefulness to K-12 school administrators seeking to leverage technology to improve learning. The portal houses the searchable TICAL resource database as well as podcasts, videos, “quick takes,” and Tblogical, TICAL’s blog for school administrators.


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Doing the Right Thing

Doing the Right Thing: Take Control of Your Online Persona

Conducted May 26, 1:30 - 2 PM PDT
What constitutes basic good digital citizenship behaviors is becoming increasingly complex, and it is not only students who need to practice good digital citizenship. As the use of social media and other online communication tools becomes more deeply ingrained in our lives, learning how to manage one's online persona is crucial for educators, as well as students. Join Susan Brooks-Young as she addresses why it has become increasingly important for you to take control of your online persona. She will provide strategies that you can use to help protect yourself, colleagues, students, and others. Susan will also share a resource page with links to additional information you can use personally and share with others.

Doing the Right Thing: Online Public Shaming and Education

Conducted June 2, 1:30 - 2 PM PDT
Do you think of yourself as a good digital citizen? What about teachers or students in your school? With the increased use of social media and online communication, it has become increasingly easy to comment, criticize, or "take a stand" on any variety of topics in a multitude of online venues. But at what point does that comment or debate become shaming or ridicule of the opposing person? Join Susan Brooks-Young as she explores the growing online trend of online public shaming.  Susan will discuss how educators and students can deal with online public shaming as a target or potential victim, as well as how to avoid being a perpetrator. In addition, she will explore strategies you can use to help protect yourself, colleagues, students, and others. You will also receive a resource page with links to additional information you can use personally and share with others.

About the Presenter

Susan Brooks-Young has been involved in the field of instructional technology since 1979. She was one of the original technology users in the district where she taught and has continued to explore ways in which technology can be used to facilitate student learning. She has worked as computer mentor, technology trainer, and technology curriculum specialist.  Prior to establishing her own consulting firm, Susan was a teacher, site administrator, and technology specialist in a county office of education in a career that spanned more than 23 years. Since 1986, she has published articles and software reviews in a variety of education journals. She is also author of a number of books which focus on effective use of technology in schools. Susan works with educators internationally, focusing on practical technology-based strategies for personal productivity and effective technology implementation in classrooms.

Co-sponsored by ACSA and TICAL


Hall Davidson

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Leading, Learning, Achieving: The Realities of the Digital Age for Educators

A special archived webinar with Hall Davidson
May 5, 2015 • 4 PM PDT

What does effective leadership mean in the Digital Age? As administrators create modern digital learning environments, it is important to keep in mind what we mean by "Digital Learning". Transitioning from print textbooks to dynamic digital resources has profound implications for education leadership.  Hall Davidson, Discovery Education's Senior Director of Global Learning Initiatives, addressed the challenges and benefits of going digital in this 60-minute webinar.

Hall Davidson's work has ranged from think tanks in Turkey to classrooms in Tennessee. He has collaborated with thought leaders including teachers, superintendents, and consortiums from across the world. He helped author California's technology blueprint and now serves as a board member for ISTE, the International Society for Technology in Education.

This webinar was presented free of charge, thanks to the our corporate partner, Discovery Education!

Click here to view the full recording of the webinar.

Co-sponsored with TICAL

Don’t Make a Million Dollar Mistake!

Jackie Lain

Make sure instructional materials deliver what they promise
Conducted November 12, 2015, 3:30 – 4:00 PM PST
A free webinar co-sponsored by CASCD and TICAL

Instructional materials purchases are generally the largest annual purchases school districts make. Often, districts have too many products to review and too little time to review them carefully. Research has shown that only 54% of the instructional materials that claim to be 100% aligned actually are. For that reason alone, districts, on average, have half a million dollars worth of unused instructional materials. Does yours? Jackie Lain, president of Learning List, will share effective practices to help districts stretch their instructional materials funds and avoid purchasing materials that ultimately go unused or do not deliver as promised.

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Karen Cator - Name That Badge

Karen Cator

Name That Badge!
Micro-credentials and educator professional development

Webinar - Online
Conducted March 15, 2016, 1:00 - 1:45 PM PDT

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Educators earn credentials at the beginning of their careers, but they learn new skills every day. A micro-credential system provides teachers with the opportunity to gain recognition for skills they master throughout their careers. Karen Cator, President and CEO of Digital Promise, provides you with an "executive summary" of the concept of badges and micro-credentials, what they accomplish, and how to implement them.

From 2009-2013, Karen was Director of the Office of Educational Technology at the U.S. Department of Education, where she led the development of the 2010 National Education Technology Plan and focused the Office’s efforts on teacher and leader support. Prior to joining the department, Cator directed Apple’s leadership and advocacy efforts in education. Read more about Karen


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