Distance Learning

Pearson Debuts Webinars on Online, Blended Learning

Pearson has launched a series of webinars focused on ways that online and blended learning can help students prepare for the demands of postsecondary education and the workforce.

The four-webinar series includes:

  • The Future Starts Now: How Digital Learning Can Help Your K-8 School Address College & Career Readiness on April 19 at 4 pm Eastern time;
  • Accelerating College & Career Readiness in Your High School: Five Ways to Use Digital Learning to Prime Your Students' Futures on April 26 at noon Eastern time;
  • My Learning Is "Rebundled" and My Future Is Bright: Students Talk About How They're Blazing Their Own New Routes to College & Career Readiness on May 3 at 4:15 pm Eastern time; and
  • The #ShiftToDigitalEd: Paving the Path to Digital Greatness on May 12 at 11 am Eastern time.

The first webinar, The Future Starts Now: How Digital Learning Can Help Your K-8 School Address College & Career Readiness, is presented by Patricia Hoge, senior vice president, curriculum and instruction at Connections Academy in Denver, CO and Bernadette Ortiz-Brewster, principal of College Park Academy in Maryland. Hoge and Ortiz-Brewster will discuss ways that online and blended learning can accelerate curriculum, expand course offerings, support students with special needs and personalize student learning.

The second webinar, Accelerating College & Career Readiness in Your High School: Five Ways to Use Digital Learning to Prime Your Students' Futures, is presented by Michael Petrilli, president of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute in Washington, D.C., Robert Eichorn, principal of New Directions Alternative Education Center in Virginia and Robyn Bagley from Career Path High School, Kaysville, UT. The speakers will discuss how online learning, blended learning and other digital education methods can help prepare high school students for success in higher education and in their future careers.

The third webinar, My Learning Is "Rebundled" and My Future Is Bright: Students Talk About How They’re Blazing Their Own New Routes to College & Career Readiness, is presented by a panel of five students in grades 6-12 and moderated by Colleen Broderick, chief learning designer of ReSchool in Colorado and Mickey Revenaugh, director of New School Models for Pearson. The student panelists come from traditional and nontraditional schools and will describe how they are taking advantage of online and blended learning to tailor their learning experience to support their college and career goals.

The final webinar, The #ShiftToDigitalEd: Paving the Path to Digital Greatness, is presented by Tom Vander Ark, CEO of Getting Smart and Bruce Friend, chief operating officer for International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL). The speakers will discuss "the five key indicators of success in a digital, blended or online learning environment," according to information from Pearson.

Further information about the webinars and registration forms can be found at the links above.

About the Author

Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at leilameyer@gmail.com.

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