Winter days are coming to an end. Blackboard K-12 has a great line up of webinars and events focused on education technology to help ring in the spring! We hope you’ll take advantage of one or more of these engaging activities. March 9 at 2:00pm ET Webinar: Boost Student Achievement with School-to-Home Communications Studies show that parental involvement has a direct affect on student achievement. Join representatives from the Federal Way Public Schools in Washington as they share best practices for engaging parents in their child’s academic activities with grade threshold notifications. Register Today! —————————————————————————————————————————— March 10 at 1:00pm ET Webinar: From Model to Practice: Building Successful Online Learning Programs at JeffCo Listen to Judy Bauernschmidt, Director of Online Learning at JeffCo Public Schools, talk about how the district grew their use of online learning from the initial professional development program to district-wide use of blended learning plus a stand-alone virtual school. Understand how this growth addressed the district’s student achievement issues while ensuring that 21st Century skills were being taught in all classrooms by qualified teachers. Register Today! —————————————————————————————————————————— March 14-16, New Orleans, LA CoSN 2011 The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) brings together district technology leaders from across the country to discuss strategies for improving teaching and learning. Come visit the Blackboard K-12 team at Innovation Pod #16 at CoSN this year, and discuss your technology goals and identify best solutions for your school district. —————————————————————————————————————————— March 25 at 1:00pm ET Webinar: Study Break: K-12 Schools Save Time and Money for Professional Development while Transitioning to Online Instruction and Help Harris County Department of Education is using Blackboard CollaborateTM for statewide professional development as well as for synchronous instruction and to meet various student needs. Tune in to the webinar to learn how this is saving them time and money. Register Today! —————————————————————————————————————————— April 7 at 2:00pm ET Webinar: Adopting a Blended Learning Approach Amy Hance, Collier County Public Schools and Pam Willingham, Volusia County Schools, two experienced practitioners will talk about how they are meeting many teaching and learning objectives through the implementation of a blended learning program. Also learn how both districts have grown the level of blended learning adoption by their faculty by championing accomplishments of the program. Register Today!