Formative Assessment: For Teachers or Students?

 Nancy Blair, Tom Whitby and Mark Weston

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Some view formative assessment as an exercise for students; some see it as a tool for students. Others see formative assessment as a tool for both students and teachers. How do you use formative assessment?

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Drawing the Line: Connecting with Students on Social Media

 Nancy Blair, Tom Whitby and Harvey Alvy

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What is the appropriate social media relationship between educators and students?  Where should we draw the line?

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Does Collaboration Between Educators Really Exist?

Tom Whitby and Nancy Blair with Derek Rhodenizer

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Join us as we explore the realities of collaboration in education, what's working and what's not.

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Do We Really Understand School Culture and How to Assess It?

Tom Whitby and Nancy Blair with Elaine Mendez

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We've found a significant disparity in the perception and definition of school culture among educators. Join in as we define school culture, how to assess it and improve it. 

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Yes, We Still Need to Define and Validate Connected Education

Tom Whitby and Nancy Blair with Mike Messner

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You might think that by now, most educators would be more digitally connected and know the value of being a connected educator. Well think again. 

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