Free Professional Development Events

Join any of our chats, webinars, or interactive workshops and learn practical strategies for teaching with technology and supporting students in their digital lives.

Past Events

Back-To-School Checklist for Positive Media and Tech Use

Recorded on Monday, August 8, 2022

Tweens, Teens, Tech, and Mental Health: What the Research Says and What You Can Do

Recorded on Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Gaming for Good: How Games Can Support Social-Emotional Learning

Recorded on Monday, June 20, 2022

How to use Podcasts as a Powerful Learning Tool for Kids

Recorded on Monday, May 23, 2022

What We Can Learn from Mister Rogers' Blueprints

Recorded on Friday, May 6, 2022

Social Media: Preparing Students for Today's Digital Dilemmas

Recorded on Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Helping Students Cope with Social Media in Uncertain Times

Recorded on Friday, April 8, 2022

Young Kids and Screens: Healthy Development in the Digital Age

Recorded on Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Online Risks: Practicing Safety in a Digital World

Recorded on Friday, March 25, 2022

How Remake Learning Days Is Creating STEAM Pathways for Families to Wonder, Explore, and Learn Together

Recorded on Monday, March 14, 2022

Banned Books: Building Skills for Civic Action and Civil Debate

Recorded on Friday, March 11, 2022

Spark Creativity, Exploration, and Play: Structured Activity Time for Students

Recorded on Monday, February 28, 2022

Digital Citizenship Quick Activities by Common Sense

Recorded on Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Digital Citizenship Games and Interactives: Social Media Test Drive, Passport, Compass

Recorded on Thursday, February 17, 2022

How to Use Common Sense's Digital Dilemmas

Recorded on Wednesday, February 16, 2022

SEL and Digital Life Resource Center

Recorded on Thursday, February 10, 2022

Simply the Best: Common Sense Education’s Best Selections for Learning and How to Leverage Them

Recorded on Tuesday, January 25, 2022

How Parents Can Address Social Media Challenges

Recorded on Friday, January 21, 2022

Social Media Basics for Parents

Recorded on Friday, January 21, 2022

Selecting Quality Content for Your Family

Recorded on Thursday, January 20, 2022

Parenting In a Digital Age

Recorded on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Positive Partnerships with Parents/Families

Recorded on Friday, December 3, 2021

Strategies for News Literacy in Today’s Divided Culture

Recorded on Thursday, November 11, 2021

Proactive Approach to Social Media 'Challenges'

Recorded on Friday, November 5, 2021

Transform Your Pedagogy by Partnering with Parents!

Recorded on Wednesday, October 6, 2021

How Do You Plan to Celebrate Digital Citizenship Week?

Recorded on Friday, October 1, 2021

Developing Embodied SEL: How to Easily Integrate Service Learning into Your Classroom

Recorded on Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Building Connections: Social and Emotional Learning and Digital Citizenship

Recorded on Friday, September 24, 2021

Inside Look: Teaching Digital Citizenship in High School

Recorded on Friday, September 10, 2021

Promoting Social-Emotional Learning in Digital Life

Recorded on Thursday, August 19, 2021

A Classroom Approach to Social & Emotional Learning

Recorded on Friday, August 6, 2021

Digital Citizenship and Racial Justice: How Do They Connect?

Recorded on Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Inside Look: Teaching Digital Citizenship in Middle School

Recorded on Friday, July 9, 2021

Reflecting on Assessments: How to Measure Student Voice

Recorded on Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Inside Look: Teaching Digital Citizenship in Grades K–5

Recorded on Friday, June 4, 2021

Building a Home-School Connection: Lessons Learned | SXSW EDU 2021

Recorded on Friday, May 21, 2021

Which Tech Tools Are You Bringing to In-Person Learning?

Recorded on Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Let's Celebrate, Share Ideas, and Grow Professionally

Recorded on Friday, May 7, 2021

Roomers and Zoomers: Tips for Working with In-Person and Virtual Students Concurrently

Recorded on Monday, April 26, 2021

Evolving Digital Literacy in Early Childhood

Recorded on Friday, April 2, 2021

Book Clubs for Today's Culture of Learning: Fostering a Love of Independent Reading Through Student Choice

Recorded on Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Reading to Guide Effective Student Digital Citizenship

Recorded on Friday, March 5, 2021

An Introduction to Implementing Common Sense Education Digital Citizenship in UK Schools

Recorded on Thursday, February 25, 2021

The Role of Media and Technology in Early Childhood Development

Recorded on Wednesday, February 10, 2021

There's More to Black History Than Slavery and Civil Rights

Recorded on Friday, February 5, 2021

Social and Emotional Wellness for Everyone

Recorded on Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Mentoring Students Every Day

Recorded on Friday, January 15, 2021

Media Use by Children Zero to Eight: Research-Based Strategies to Get the Most Out of Kids' Media Use

Recorded on Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Creating a Culturally Responsive Learning Environment

Recorded on Friday, December 11, 2020

Developing a Student Team of Technology Leaders

Recorded on Friday, December 4, 2020

News Literacy and Civic Engagement in 2020 and Beyond

Recorded on Friday, November 20, 2020

Creating Learning Spaces for Hybrid Forms of Education

Recorded on Friday, November 13, 2020

The Future of EdTech and Dig Cit in a Post-Election World

Recorded on Friday, November 6, 2020

Co-Educating with Families

Recorded on Wednesday, November 4, 2020

5 Easy Steps to Increasing Student Engagement

Recorded on Friday, October 30, 2020

From ELA to Emotional Well-Being: Free Learning Activities!

Recorded on Friday, October 23, 2020

Fortaleciendo la ciudadanía digital durante el aprendizaje a distancia

Recorded on Thursday, October 22, 2020

Helping Kids Use Social Media Responsibly: An Educator’s Guide to "Social Media TestDrive"

Recorded on Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Use CREATE™ to Nurture Relationships with Families

Recorded on Friday, October 16, 2020

Reaching Spanish-Speaking Families Virtually and Via Texts

Recorded on Friday, October 9, 2020

Use SEEK™ to Gain Insights from Student Work

Recorded on Friday, October 2, 2020

Building Diverse Learning Environments with Your School Library

Recorded on Friday, September 25, 2020

Setting the Foundation for Student Digital Agency: An Educator’s Guide to Amplifying Student Voice

Recorded on Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Teaching 9/11 and Its Legacy

Recorded on Friday, September 11, 2020

Your One-Stop Shop for Teaching During the Pandemic

Recorded on Friday, September 4, 2020

Building Self-Worth and Communication Skills in Our Students

Recorded on Friday, August 28, 2020

Teaching News and Media Literacy in an Election Year

Recorded on Monday, August 24, 2020

Transitioning After-School Programs Online

Recorded on Friday, August 21, 2020

The Connection Between Teacher Well-Being and Student Learning

Recorded on Friday, August 14, 2020

Hands-On Learning When Virtual

Recorded on Friday, August 7, 2020

Equitable Distance Learning for English Learners

Recorded on Friday, July 31, 2020

Using Improv to Redefine Education

Recorded on Friday, July 24, 2020

Engagement Strategies for Reimagined Classrooms

Recorded on Monday, July 13, 2020

Packaging Your Digital Assignments: Creating Efficient and Easy-to-Navigate Lessons for Learning at Home

Recorded on Monday, June 22, 2020

Summer Learning through our Public Libraries in a time of Covid-19

Recorded on Wednesday, May 20, 2020

New Remote Learning Resources from Common Sense Education

Recorded on Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Tech Balance: Family Engagement Tools to Talk Tech and Media Habits with Parents

Recorded on Thursday, March 19, 2020

A Framework for Digital Citizenship Implementation

Recorded on Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Ready Player One: Esports in K–12

Recorded on Wednesday, January 15, 2020

How Digital Stressors Impact Student Learning

Recorded on Wednesday, November 6, 2019

50 Top EdTech Tools for the Classroom

Recorded on Wednesday, September 25, 2019

All-New Digital Citizenship Curriculum

Recorded on Thursday, August 22, 2019

Educators and Social Media: Avoiding the Pitfalls

Recorded on Thursday, April 25, 2019

Cultivating Kindness: A Foundation for Digital Citizenship

Recorded on Thursday, February 21, 2019

Close Reading the Internet: Developing Critical Thinkers

Recorded on Thursday, November 29, 2018

Fighting Fake: Digital Forensics and News Literacy Education

Recorded on Tuesday, June 12, 2018