Connected Educator’s Month: Free Faculty Webinars

Teaching with Technology Today Training and Webinars

Throughout the month, the U.S. Department of Education’s Connected Educators initiative will be providing opportunities for educators to take part in free webinars, forums, and other activities to stay connected to learning about using technologies and strategies that enhance teaching skills and improve student engagement in learning. The activities also give instructors a chance to connect with other instructors to exchange ideas, collaborate, and further develop one’s personal learning network.  For more information about the Connected Educator’s initiative and Connected Educators month, we recommend visiting their official website.

Recommended Upcoming Webinars

To stay informed about the latest developments in educational technology that can improve your instruction, we recommend attending the following upcoming webinars. To learn more about the content of each free webinar, click the link to go to the webinar’s registration page.  The registration page will contain instructions for joining the webinar on the appointed date. We encourage faculty to take advantage of these great training and professional development activities.



Event Title

Date & Time


Social Media in the

October 2, 2013

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm CST

In this webinar, we will discuss the best practices for implementing popular
social media networks into your classroom, and 

Closing the
Attitude Gap: How to Fire Up Your Students to Strive for Success

October 8, 2013

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm CST

In this webinar, Participants will be provided with a wealth of lessons and valuable insights that educators at all levels can use to fire up their students’ passion to learn, and MORE!

Google 6-Part
Series (Part 1): The Top View of Google

October 15, 2013

6:00 pm – 7:15 pm CST

Explore Images, YouTube in the Classroom, using Gmail in the classroom, Google Calendar, and MORE

Teaching Online
& Blended Learning

October 15, 2013

8:00 pm – 9:30 pm CST

To meet
the needs of today’s connected learner, today’s educator needs to
be fluent in new media literacies, and 

Which Technology is
Right for Your Environment?

October 18,2013

8:30 am – 9:40 am CST

Should you buy laptops, iPadsChromebooks, Windows tablets or some other device
for your students, and