Our Webinar for New Teachers

Our 7/30/12 webinar for new teachers (and teachers new to the middle grades) was a great success! Of course we captured this comment near the end of the session, from presenter Rick Wormeli:

“MiddleWeb is one of the greatest tools we have!”

Here’s the webinar archive link – it’s on the Blackboard/Elluminate Live platform (requires Java 7+). Here’s a transcript of the chat stream.

You’ll find information about the discussion leaders below – along with handouts, webinar slides and more.

Here’s Some Background

The Webinar

When: Monday, July 30 at 3 p.m. EDT (Noon Pacific).

What: MiddleWeb’s Free Webinar for New Middle Grades Teachers (and experienced teachers new to grades 4-8)

Who: Our presenters included:

Former Disney TOY and sought-after middle grades teaching expert Rick Wormeli, author of Meet Me in the Middle and Day One & Beyond: Practical Matters for New Middle-Level Teachers.

Blogger (TweenTeacher, Edutopia) and 8th grade E/LA teacher Heather Wolpert-Gawron, author of ‘Tween Crayons & Curfews: Tips for Middle School Teachers.

Education Week contributor Elizabeth Stein, special education teacher and new-teacher mentor, nationally certified in Literacy, with teaching experience across the grades 4-8 spectrum. Elizabeth is also a MiddleWeb blogger, at Two Teachers in the Room.

Our session was moderated by Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach, CEO of Powerful Learning Practice and co-author of The Connected Educator: Leading and Learning in a Digital Age.

Sponsors: Stenhouse Publishing, Eye on Education, Powerful Learning Practice LLC

Webinar Handouts and Slides

Webinar Content
Slides shown during webinar
Edited transcript of our webinar chat stream

Elizabeth Stein
Classroom Procedures & Management (.ppt – all her slides)

Heather Wolpert-Gawron
HWG-Learning Styles_Multiple Intelligences (PDF – chart from her book)
HWG-Oral-Conference-Feedback (.doc)
HWG-Teach the Teacher Project (.doc)
HWG-Problem Statement handout (.doc)

Rick Wormeli
Large collection of teaching tip videos
Movin’ Up to the Middle (Ed Leadership article)
Fundamentals of Middle Grades Teaching (here at our site!)

Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach
Day in the Life of a Connected Educator
Twitter Guide for Teachers

Our New Teacher 911 resources page!





If you have any questions, please get in touch: ask.middleweb@gmail.com


MiddleWeb is all about the middle grades, with great 4-8 resources, book reviews, and guest posts by educators who support the success of young adolescents. And be sure to subscribe to MiddleWeb SmartBrief for the latest middle grades news & commentary from around the USA.

6 Responses

  1. Kim Scofield says:

    Where can I find more information about this webinar? I’d like to register.

    • MiddleWeb says:

      Kim – We’ll have registration information posted at this page on July 5th! Thanks for your interest.

  2. MiddleWeb says:

    Our webinar registration link: http://bit.ly/July30MWwebinar

  3. Jennifer Moon says:

    I’m having trouble getting the link to the archive of your new teachers webinar to load. Any suggestions?

  4. MiddleWeb says:

    Jennifer, thanks for asking. Depending on where you’re making your attempt, there could be a firewall problem at the user end. Some school districts might block it, for example. Also: the archive exists inside the Blackboard Collaborate/Elluminate Live platform, so you have to have the basic software required to interact with the platform. Java Flash, for example. It’s likely that you can’t watch it on an Apple iOS device (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch) because they don’t support Flash.

    Here’s the tip sheet we sent out to participants. You’ll see a link to a page at the Elluminate Live website where you can have the system check your computer and update any software you might need. It’s safe, in our experience.

    Accessing the Webinar

    Ignore the direct link to the webinar in this tip sheet, however. Instead use the archive link:

    New Teacher Webinar Archive

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