Formative Assessment: For Teachers or Students?

 Nancy Blair, Tom Whitby and Mark Weston


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


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


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


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


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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