• BITS: 50 Shades of Data

    Monday, November 24, 2014 3:30 PM US Eastern

    While some data can be very unappealing, the right tools and support can increase your staff and students’ awareness and engagement, allowing you to fully utilize your resources and maximize end-user adoption of your LMS. Learn how Lawrence Public Schools maximizes personalized learning for students and staff in a data rich environment by utilizing a learning management system (Blackboard) complemented by adoption-success software. Enroll arrow

  • K-12 Teaching & Learning Roadmap Presentation

    Wednesday, November 26, 2014 12:00 PM US Eastern

    Brad Koch, Blackboard's Vice President of Product Management, will provide a tour of a brand new K-12 Teaching & Learning experience coming soon! Join us to learn more about how Blackboard is innovating for K-12 schools to help you reimagine education. Enroll arrow

  • BITS: The Best of Both Worlds - A Blended Co-Teaching Model

    Monday, December 01, 2014 3:30 PM US Eastern

    We have a unique co-teaching and blended learning model at the NC Virtual Public School. Our co-teaching and blended learning model pairs an Exceptional Children's classroom teacher with an online content teacher. The students work within the online course and the classroom environment, giving students both a classroom teacher and an online teacher who collaboratively plan with a focus on each individual student. We will share the benefits found in our model along with details about its beginning, implementation, and next steps. Enroll arrow

  • Blackboard Partners Help Meet the Growing Demand for Digital Content in Classrooms

    Tuesday, December 02, 2014 3:30 PM US Eastern

    The effectiveness of blended or online classrooms is largely influenced by the type and variety of digital content that teachers have at their disposal. This webinar will explore the research behind the increased use of digital materials and how to share digital content within and across districts. Come learn why Blackboard values partnerships between content providers including an in-depth demo of how Blackboard’s teaching and learning solutions integrate with content offered by the Blended Schools Network. Enroll arrow

  • BITS: Shattering the Myths of Online and Blended Learning

    Monday, December 08, 2014 3:30 PM US Eastern

    This presentation will explore the myriad of myths surrounding online and blended learning and will shatter the long established yet incorrect myths that seem to orbit online and blended learning. Despite the infancy of online and blended learning, there is a need for high quality online and blended learning educators and leaders. Participants will engage in conversation around these myths, and the implication each holds for learning, and will discover and share promising online and blended practices to help support the teacher and leader in navigating both online and blended environments. environment. Enroll arrow

  • Change is All Around: E-Rate, School Communications and You—How Blackboard Can Help

    Wednesday, December 10, 2014 3:30 PM US Eastern

    E-Rate is changing. The recent E-Rate modernization order from the FCC redefines E-Rate funding priorities in a manner that will impact the out-of-pocket costs for web hosting at your district or school. Blackboard understands the value that district and school web sites provide to parents, students and your entire K-12 community, and we want to help. This webinar will give an overview of how E-Rate funding changes are converging with trends in school-to-home communications that make this a key time to re-evaluate your existing communication strategies. We will also provide an introduction and overview of “Bb-Rate"—our commitment to helping schools and districts navigate these changes to find the best solution for engaging learning communities. Enroll arrow

  • BITS: Rubrics Really Relate

    Monday, December 15, 2014 3:30 PM US Eastern

    This session will provide first an overview of the rubrics generator within Bb and how important the process is for students to have a clear understanding of the expectations. This allows them to self-assess first, then rewrite/edit their own work before submission. These rubrics can be general applying to all written work or made more specific for Discussions, Blogs, Wikis, Journals, uploaded documents, or web based presentations. The process of discovering an online rubric that meets most of the instructors needs, the using that content to create a Bb rubric will be demonstrated. Discussion to follow. Enroll arrow