edWeb.net Announces the Launch of edWeb.TV, a new PD-on-demand service for educators
edWeb.net - A professional social network for the education community

PRINCETON, NJ, April 6, 2015 – edWeb.net, a professional learning and social network for the education community, today announced the launch of edWeb.TV, a PD-on-demand service that makes it easy for educators to search and view edWeb’s exceptional archive of more than 500 professional learning “edWebinars.”The new edWeb.TV service responds to the increasing demand from educators, schools, and districts for an easier way to search and watch edWeb’s webinar archives.  Many educators want to “binge-watch” edWeb archives to earn certificates that they can submit for credit for their professional development hours.

Many schools and districts are sending their teachers and staff to edWeb.net for their professional learning.  edWeb.TV will provide multi-user licenses to make access much easier for widespread use by school districts and colleges of education.

Professional development for teachers and school leaders is critical to our ability, as a nation, to improve teaching and learning. Many schools and districts lack the time, the funds, and the expertise to help teachers adapt to all the changes and innovations in education, many driven by the increasing advances in technology.  edWeb.net and the new service, edWeb.TV, help to fill that need.

edWeb.TV provides access to over 500 of edWeb’s webinars, organized into 40 edWeb.TV channelsfor easy browsing of the collection.  Channels on edWeb.TV include topics such as: Technology for Learning, Common Core, Game-Based Learning, Connected Teaching and Learning, Leadership and Administration, Digital Citizenship, Early Childhood Learning, and more.

All edWebinars are correlated to the leading National PD Standards and subscribers can search for programs correlated to any of the standards and download the correlations:

  • Danielson’s Framework for Teaching
  • ISTE for Administrators (ISTE-A)
  • ISTE for Teachers (ISTE-T)
  • Educational Leadership Policy Standards (CCSSO)
  • National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS)
  • National Staff Development Council (NSDC)

There are no changes to edWeb.net’s free services, and all webinars will continue to be archived on edWeb.net in the professional learning communities that host the programs. The subscription fees for the new edWeb.TV platform are for the convenience of accessing all edWebinars on-demand, obtaining a CE certificate for viewing, for the alignment to National PD Standards, and for the ability to watch edWebinars on any device.
Lisa Schmucki, founder and CEO of edWeb.net, commented, “Our primary purpose in launching edWeb.TV is to reach more educators with the exceptional programs that have been created through our collaboration with so many partners and sponsors.  We will continue to encourage all educators to join a professional learning community on edWeb.net for deeper collaboration, but there are so many teachers, schools, and districts who want an easier way to access our exceptional webinar archives.  We want this content to reach as many educators as possible.”

For additional information, contact Lisa Schmucki, founder and CEO of edWeb.net at lisa@edweb.netor 908-407-2755.

About edWeb.net

edWeb.net is a free professional learning and social network that makes it easy for educators to collaborate, share innovative ideas, and improve teaching and learning. edWeb’s professional learning communities host free webinars and online discussions that help educators learn about new ideas and practices from experts and peers. edWeb.net has just launched edWeb.TV, a PD-on-demand premium service that makes it easy for educators to search and view over 500 of edWeb’s exceptional webinar archives. Professional development is critical to help teachers and school leaders keep up with all of the change in education. Schools and districts lack the time, expertise, and funding to provide the professional development educators need.  edWeb.net fills that gap. Visit edWeb.net to learn more.

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Learning Upgrade Announces Complimentary “Summer School for ALL Students” Initiative

Furthering its commitment to combat the summer slide, curriculum provider makes its content available complimentary to every student in the U.S.

 

(SAN DIEGO, Calif.) April 7, 2015– Oftentimes a school or district’s budget will dictate which and how many students will participate in summer school, an extremely valuable time for learning. Learning Upgrade is thrilled to announce its “Summer School for ALL Students” this summer. Through this program, schools and districts can provide full, complimentary access to engaging, standards-based curriculum to all of their students, regardless of whether or not they are participating in the more traditional summer school model.

 

The innovative curriculum from Learning Upgrade reaches even the most reluctant learners by incorporating music, videos and games into each of its lessons. For the past three summers, Learning Upgrade has offered complimentary licenses to those students that are enrolled in summer school. Because of the overwhelmingly positive feedback received from educators, this offer has been expanded to include any student a school or district feels would benefit, regardless of whether or not they are enrolled for summer school.

 

Research from the National Summer Learning Association shows that without refreshing their memories, students may lose up to two months of grade-level equivalency over the summer.

 

“Summer is a fantastic opportunity to extend learning,” stated Learning Upgrade Co-Founder and CEO, Vinod Lobo. “Every student can benefit by filling in gaps in math and English and preparing for the next school year. So the decision to expand our complimentary summer school offer this year was an easy and exciting one to make. Now more students can make learning breakthroughs over the break, regardless of their summer school status.”

 

The intuitive platform provides students with immediate feedback as well as additional support and remediation when and where students need it. Once a student has demonstrated mastery of a given skill, they are automatically advanced to the next lesson. Teachers and administrators can track every student’s progress through web-based reports and provide incentives so that students complete their program by the start of school.

 

To sign up, visit www.learningupgrade.com and click the Start Free Trial button. To sign up for a free school-wide license, simply mention “Summer School” in the information box and include the number of student licenses needed.

 

About Learning Upgrade

Founded in 1998 by educators, musicians, artists and programmers in San Diego, Learning Upgrade produces innovative, engaging lessons designed to support struggling students in reading and math. Through the incorporation of song, video, games and educational research, Learning Upgrade has helped thousands of students reach and exceed grade level requirements.

 

For more information about Learning Upgrade, please visit www.learningupgrade.com

 

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