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Explore effective strategies for implementing technology seamlessly into your classroom through a series of webinars focused on teaching with technology from expert practitioners. 

Our 45-minute webinars feature a variety of topics and allow you to design your personalized PD path by adding ISTE books, ISTE Online Teaching Academy and ISTE Membership to your journey. This opportunity is FREE to educators throughout Canada, but space is limited!


Upcoming Webinars


Canadian Educators Empower Students with ISTE Standards

Thursday, Dec. 14 | 6:30-7:15 p.m. ET | 3:30-4:15 p.m. PT

Brenda Sherry will talk about empowering students by promoting equity, inclusion, and global citizenship through the use of ISTE Standards. Join our virtual webinar to discover how the ISTE Standards for Teachers and Students are key to promoting equity, inclusion, and global citizenship in Canadian education and beyond. We'll delve into the ISTE Standards, explore how they address the diverse needs of Canadian schools, and empower educators to nurture globally-minded citizens. Discover practical activities that can transform your classroom, making technology a powerful tool for fostering cultural competence, digital citizenship, and collaborative problem-solving.

Brenda Sherry is currently an Educational Consultant from Ontario, Canada working with Taking IT Global and Advanced Learning Partnerships. Prior to 2020, she served in public schools for 32 years as a teacher, technology coach, vice-principal, and Education Officer at the Ontario Ministry of Education, Brenda enjoys empowering student and teacher learning through the integration of technology and was an ISTE Making IT Happen Award recipient in 2011.




The Relevant Classroom: 6 Steps to Foster Real-World Learning

Thursday, Jan. 11 | 3:30-4:15 p.m. ET | 12:30-1:15 p.m. PT

Eric Hardie, Executive Superintendent, Student Achievement & Innovation, UCDSB

Join ASCD author and Executive Superintendent, Eric Hardie, to hear how to transform classroom pedagogy to engage students in real-world learning. From starting with meaning and engaging students with community partners to creating ‘real world’ products, students and teachers can be engaged in deeply meaningful learning which results in improved wellness for both.




Navigating the Generative AI Frontier in the Classroom

Thursday, Jan. 25 | 6:30-7:15 p.m. ET | 3:30-4:15 p.m. PT

Cammie Kannekens, District Instructional Coach and Edtech Consultant, Prairie Rose Public Schools, Alberta, Canada

Create a bank of ideas for integrating AI into existing assignments with students in English language arts and other subject areas. You’ll discover a range of ways that teachers can model and discuss the appropriate use of AI with students, including options for whether or not they can directly access AI tools.




Three Ways Simple Technology Can Amplify Student Voice, Choice, Community and Assessment

Thursday, Feb. 1 | 6:30-7:15 p.m. ET | 3:30-4:15 p.m. PT

Myron Dueck, District Vice Principal for Communicating Student Learning, School District 67, British Columbia, Canada

For too long, assessment has been something we’ve done to students, not with them. Join this webinar to explore how students can tackle learning standards in ways that are personal and engaging; incorporate their community; and address larger issues like the environment, diversity and First Peoples Principles of Learning. You’ll get ideas you can implement right away, as well as a variety of rubric templates and details on how these ideas directly relate to the ISTE Standards for Students.




Three Practical Ways to Support Students’ SEL in the Classroom

Thursday, Feb. 8 | 3:30-4:15 p.m. ET | 12:30-1:15 p.m. PT

Sweety Patel, Director of School Counseling Services, Carteret Public Schools, Carteret Board Of Education, New York

School counselors can directly impact the social-emotional learning (SEL) efforts of high school teachers – further supporting students and positively influencing classroom achievement. We’ll unpack three ways counselors can support SEL: filling motivational gaps, providing opportunity access and encouraging long-term goal setting in and out of school.




The Equitable Classroom: 3 Inputs and 3 Outputs

Wednesday, Feb. 28 | 6:30-7:15 p.m. ET | 3:30-4:15 p.m. PT

Chaunte Garrett, Ed.D., CEO, The Garrett Collective LLC

Post-pandemic education has made it more important than ever to ensure equity for every student we serve. This presentation will provide insights into how to build (inputs) equitable learning environments within classrooms, and how to assess to ensure equity, learning and accessibility (outputs) for each student. With tools and systems, we will lay a foundation for ensuring equity for all students.




Media Arts Integration: Graphic Design as a Launchpad for Writing

Thursday, Mar. 21 | 6:30-7:15 p.m. ET | 3:30-4:15 p.m. PT

Amanda Koonlaba, Arts Integration Specialist, Party in the Art Room

Uncover the fusion of design thinking within media arts – inspired by Giuseppe Arcimboldo's iconic portraits – and aimed at elevating student creativity and writing proficiency. We’ll explore how design thinking principles ignite the creation of compelling “food face portraits,” serving as catalysts for the writing process. With a focus on idea generation, theory testing and the crafting of virtual representations and artwork, this lesson is engaging and dynamic. You’ll leave with actionable strategies to seamlessly integrate graphic design into curricula, enhancing critical thinking and inspiring students to develop language skills.



Past Webinars


Nurturing Student Well-Being and Growth

Recorded November 15, 2023

Tara Linney, founding director of TL Specialists

One essential skill stands out as a cornerstone for student well-being and growth: self-awareness. Join us for an enlightening webinar that delves deep into the realm of self-awareness, unveiling its transformative potential to foster a resilient and thriving student community.




Students Make an Impact With Real-World Projects 

Recorded October 19, 2023

Suzie Boss, author, consultant, and PBL advocate

Students who tackle real-world challenges through project-based learning want their work to matter. Project-based Learning guru Suzie Boss shares practical strategies for designing projects that will have an immediate impact. Bring your questions about PBL and plan to connect with other educators who share your interest in real-world learning.




Strategies for Motivating Online Learners

Recorded September 28, 2023

Michele Eaton, director of Warren Online Academy in Indianapolis, Indiana

There are several simple ways we can improve motivation and engagement for distance learners through the design and implementation of our online courses. Join Michele Eaton, author of The Perfect Blend and principal of Warren Online Academy, who will share some high-impact, low-lift strategies that are backed by research.




Bring Digital Citizenship to the Classroom in Meaningful Ways

Recorded August 22, 2023

Digital citizenship shouldn’t be a long list of don’ts. It should be about the do’s that help create thoughtful, empathetic digital citizens who can use technology for good and wrestle with the important ethical questions at the intersection of technology and humanity. Join this webinar to learn how to help students engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices.




Top Tips, Tricks, and Tools for Online Teaching

Recorded July 20, 2023

Join this webinar to learn some of ISTE's top strategies for online teaching, including how to create community, design instruction, provide feedback, and ensure equity and inclusion in online learning environments.




Transformational Teaching and Learning in the Age of AI

Recorded May 25, 2023

How can we approach artificial intelligence (AI) technologies — from ChatGPT to adaptive assessments — in ways that improve instruction, empower users and prepare students for the career and civic demands of the future? This interactive webinar will help illuminate the complex role of AI in K-12 education, explore potential transformational AI uses in teaching and learning, and reveal critical questions every modern educator should be asking.




Level Up your Digital Practice

Recorded March 21, 2023

This webinar will showcase ways educators globally have integrated the ISTE Standards for Educators into their instructional practices. You’ll also learn how to access your long list of free ISTE resources. 




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