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CLARITY: What Matters Most in Learning, Teaching, and Leading

Monday, December 9, 2019 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by Lyn Sharratt

Bringing Clarity to the elements that sharpen precision-in-practice ensures knowing “where to next.” Gaining Clarity is dependent on a set of interrelated concepts deployed within an evidence-proven framework and implemented consistently and reflectively across all systems, schools, and classrooms. Join Lyn Sharratt in this three-part webinar, in which she describes how Clarity can be realized in 1. Learning, 2. Teaching, and 3. Leading. Lyn promises no silver bullets; after all, there are none. The real power of data, she insists, resides in the “aha” outcomes of collaborative conversations with, and ‘roll-up-your sleeves’ work by ALL stakeholders, focused on students’ faces, as data today is instruction tomorrow.


Jumpstart Student Reasoning and Number Sense in Elementary Grades and Beyond

Monday, November 18, 2019 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by John SanGiovanni

Do your students struggle with number sense and reasoning? Are you looking to jumpstart your students’ engagement with activities that are uncomplicated, worthwhile, and doable? In this session led by John SanGiovanni, participants learn about dynamic, practical routines for developing number sense and fluency with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, ratio, and operations. A collection of ready-for-use resources will be provided as well as classroom clips that model how to use the resources.


Breaking Down the Wall: Essential Shifts for English Learners' Success

Monday, November 11, 2019 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by Margarita Espino Calderon, Maria G. Dove, Diane Staehr Fenner, Margo Gottlieb, Andrea Honigsfeld, Tonya Ward Singer, Shawn Slakk, Ivannia Soto, and Debbie Zacarian

Anyone invested in the future of our English learners—and we hope that’s all of you!--you won’t want to miss this. Join this once-of-a-lifetime collaboration of the field’s top practitioners as they discuss nine essential shifts for delivering on the promise of our English learners. To shift the status quo is neither fast nor easy, but there is a clear process, and it’s laid out here in this webinar. To distill it into a single line would go something like this: if we can assume mutual ownership, if we can connect instruction to all children’s personal, social, cultural, and linguistic identities, then all students will achieve.


Adaptive Expertise and Professional Learning

Monday, November 4, 2019 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by Deidre Le Fevre and Kaye Twyford

How can professional learning in education respond to growing inequality, and the rapid social and technological change that surrounds us? It is more important than ever that educators continually learn, improve their practice, and respond to the diverse learners and communities they work with. This webinar presents “developing adaptive expertise” as a way that educators can help realize transformative improvement in their own practice and for their learners. Deidre Le Fevre and Kaye Twyford will explain what adaptive expertise is, how it works, why it helps create change and improvement in complex learning environments, and how it can be applied in your own context.


What's Deep About Deep Learning

Monday, October 28, 2019 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by Joanne Quinn and Michael Fullan

The time for debate has passed. We need to transform learning now. In New Pedagogies for Deep Learning Joanne Quinn and Michael Fullan have discovered that when we transform learning, we also transform lives because deep learning is meaningful, gives purpose, and unleashes potential. The challenge is how to make this shift for all students. . . in all classrooms. . . in all schools. In this webinar, Quinn and Fullan explore this shift and introduce to participants the tools, tips, and strategies for realizing deep learning.


Building Behavior: How to Select and Implement Behavior Initiatives

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by Jessica Djabrayan Hannigan & John E. Hannigan

Join Jessica and John Hannigan as they make the connections between Visible Learning and the most popular behavior initiatives implemented across the globe: Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS), Character Education, Restorative Justice (RJ), Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT), Trauma Informed Practices (TIPs), and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). This webinar will describe for school and district personnel how to “build” behavior initiative(s) best suited for their institution using evidence-based best practices aligned to Hattie’s identified influences on student achievement.


Data-Driven School Counseling in a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)

Monday, October 7, 2019 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by Trish Hatch

School counselors are charged with implementing a comprehensive, data-driven program to promote the development and achievement of ALL students. This means developing school counseling core curriculum, connecting with students and families, helping teachers manage classroom behaviors, analyzing data, sharing the results with stakeholders, and delivering responsive services and supports as needed to individual students. This webinar focuses on a multi-tiered school counseling system of supports and offers examples, step-by-step guidance, and plenty of tools so school counselors and those who support them don't have to do it alone!


The End of Knowing

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by Sugata Mitra

Join Sugata Mitra as he discusses his twenty years of experiments with children's education observing the world as it comes to terms with an evolving Internet. From his “Hole in the Wall” experiment to “Self-Organized Learning Environments” and finally the “School in the Cloud,” he will share thought-provoking experiences that show what happens when children meet the Internet. Teaching? Learning? Curriculum? Examinations? All of traditional education was questioned during these years, leading to a dramatic final question, “Is this the end of Knowing?”


Know Thy Impact

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by John Hattie

Evidence lies at the heart of Visible Learning. In fact, one of the key starting points of Visible Learning involves school leaders having robust discussions about what impact means in their schools, which includes an understanding of where students are in their learning, what progress looks like, and how to determine next steps. Essentially, “knowing thy impact” means connecting what educators do with what happens to learners. In this webinar, Professor John Hattie will discuss why it's important to “know thy impact” and how to implement a cycle of inquiry, evaluation, and implementation into your school.


This Is Balanced Literacy, Grades K-6

Monday, September 16, 2019 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, and Nancy Akhavan

What factors come to mind when you hear the term “Balanced Literacy?” It is a term that has been used (and misused) for so long that it has lost meaning. Time to restore and refine! To create the perfect balance of high-impact learning experiences that engage and excite learners, teachers must be intentional in the design of learning activities, purposeful in the selection of instructional materials, utilize evidence-based teaching methods, and be strategic in groupings of students based on assessment data. Join reading experts Nancy Akhavan, Doug Fisher, and Nancy Frey as they outline the essential evidence-based approaches that define the balance for your students, lighting the path for you to implement balanced literacy in your classroom.


Writers Read Better: The Writing-Reading Connection

Monday, June 3, 2019 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by M. Colleen Cruz

We know that writing skills reinforce reading skills, but what’s the best way to capitalize on this beneficial relationship? By flipping the traditional “reading lesson first, writing lesson second” sequence, Colleen Cruz ingeniously helps you make the most of the writing-to-reading connection with carefully matched, conceptually connected lesson pairs. Attend this webinar to discover how you can do the same and establish a healthy reciprocity that effectively and efficiently develops students’ literacy skills.


Leadership Coaching

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by Peter DeWitt

Why do leaders need coaches? It’s an all-too-common occurrence: leaders are being asked to do more with fewer resources, putting them at risk of losing sight of their moral purpose. Because of this, coaches have become a must-have resource. Helping leaders focus on impactful goals, coaches also demonstrate how leaders can become better coaches for their assistant principals, building an overall stronger school community. Join leadership author, consultant, and coach Peter DeWitt as he uses a unique case study approach to guide participants through the coaching process.


Corwin - Eric Sheninger

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by Eric Sheninger

The educational landscape is evolving, thanks to continuous advances in technology and a changing learner. As a result, educators must recognize this shift, anticipate needed changes, and lead by example if we’re to meet the diverse needs of key stakeholders in the 21st Century. Join Eric Sheninger to learn how to harness the power of today’s digital tools and social media to improve communications, enhance public relations, establish a brand presence, increase student engagement, transform learning spaces, discover opportunity, and grow professionally like never before.


PLC+: The Plus Is YOU

Monday, May 6, 2019 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, and John Almarode

Join Doug Fisher, Nancy Frey, and John Almarode for a preview of their newest work, PLC+, as they place student learning, effective teaching, and a focus on equity at the heart of what we all strive to accomplish. Learn how PLC+ provides a framework for the planning and implementation of student learning, teacher professional learning, and cycles of assessment and reflection that direct next steps.


Teaching Mathematics in the Visible Learning Classroom

Monday, April 22, 2019 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by John Almarode and Kateri Thunder

Learn the strategies that build conceptual understanding of mathematical ideas and problem solving to help students demonstrate more than a year's worth of growth for every year spent in school. John Almarode and Kateri Thunder’s webinar will help participants learn how. By using the right approach at the right time you can design classroom experiences that maximize mathematics learning.


Collaboration for English Learners: Foundational Strategies for Successful Integrated Practices

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by Andrea Honigsfeld and Maria G. Dove

When it comes to accelerating EL achievement, there is no silver bullet. But this, Andrea Honigsfeld and Maria Dove promise you: when EL specialists and general ed teachers pool their expertise, your ELs’ language development and content mastery will improve exponentially. Attend this webinar to hear firsthand from Andrea and Maria what exemplary teacher collaboration looks like, which frameworks must be established, and how integrated approaches to ELD services benefit all stakeholders.


Building and Developing Assessment-Capable Learners

Monday, April 1, 2019 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by John Hattie

Join Professor John Hattie as he discusses the importance of fostering an environment where students are encouraged to take ownership of their learning. Hattie will share insights into what it means to learn and what fuels learning, the importance of self-assessment, the characteristics of assessment-capable learners, and the influences educators can employ to help their students build capacity and become assessment-capable Visible Learners. Participants can expect to leave the session with a better understanding of the strategies necessary for empowering students to shape their own educational success.


The Secrets of Great Instructional Coaching: Lessons Learned from 20 Years of Research

Monday, March 11, 2019 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by Jim Knight

Jim Knight fans, you won’t want to miss this webinar! You’ve most certainly read Jim’s books. Maybe you’ve heard Jim speak or have attended his TLC Conference. Now, here’s a first-time opportunity to hear directly from Jim about what twenty years of research have revealed about the big benefits of his instructional coaching model.


Making Sense of Learning Transfer

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by Julie Stern and Nathalie Lauriault

Most educators want students to be strong thinkers and problem-solvers; and to be empowered to use their learning beyond the school walls. But applying what we’ve learned to new contexts – also known as learning transfer – can be incredibly difficult to achieve. Nearly all learners, young and old, struggle with learning transfer. Do you want to help students become more conscious of their thinking and increase their ability to unlock complex situations? Join us for this cutting-edge webinar that will help you to promote depth and breadth of understanding by using learning transfer as both a means and an end goal of learning.


Leading Learning Through Observation and Feedback

Monday, February 11, 2019 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by Amy Tepper and Patrick Flynn

Do observation and feedback drive dialogue and thinking about teachers’ impact on learning in your school or district? Drawing on their book Feedback to Feed Forward: 31 Strategies to Lead Learning, Patrick and Amy will dive into strategies to help you as an instructional leader maximize your time during classroom visits to determine how teachers create outcomes and influence student engagement and learning. Learn to interact with students and analyze cause and effect to ensure feedback becomes a key driver of learning at all levels.


Developing Expert Learners

Monday, February 4, 2019 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by Michael McDowell

We strive to empower our students to lead their own inquiry, discover knowledge, and construct approaches to solving real-life challenges. Often, though, we make the mistake of designing learning experiences that burden students with the unrealistic expectation of expertise that hasn’t yet been developed. The solution: proper scaffolding for surface, deep, and transfer learning. In this webinar, Michael McDowell will discuss practices that strategically support students as they move from novices to experts in core academics.


Reimagining "Classroom Management" for Equity

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by H. Richard Milner IV

Hear firsthand from Richard Milner what classroom learning could be if we strive for more culturally responsive and equitable environments—environments that are safe, affirming, learner-centered, intellectually challenging, and engaging. Explore six ways to reimagine “classroom management” and to preempt last-resort punishment practices—practices like office referrals, suspension, and expulsion, which largely “exclude” students of color and those who may live below the poverty line. A must-attend for teachers and school leaders working with diverse student populations!


How to Grade for Learning

Monday, December 10, 2018 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by Ken O'Connor

Curriculum, instruction, and assessment have increasingly become standards-based but parallel changes in grading and reporting have been slow, especially in middle and high schools. This webinar will focus on eight guidelines for standards-based grading. Issues that will be addressed include purpose, content standards, performance standards, learning skills/work habits, and hot button issues such as late work and academic dishonesty.


What Are You Grouping For? Five Teacher Moves to Jump Start & Sustain Small Group Learning Opportunities

Monday, December 3, 2018 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by Julie Wright and Barry Hoonan

With all the demands schools face today, time never seems to be on our side. With that comes big responsibilities for how we spend our time during reading workshops to make the biggest impact possible. In this webinar, the authors of What Are You Grouping For? How to Guide Small Groups Based on Readers—Not the Book, will walk you through five teacher moves for growing students’ reading muscles through small-group learning experiences: kidwatching, pivoting, assessing, curating, and planning. During this interactive webinar (get ready to participate and add your voice to the conversation through a google doc if you choose!), Julie and Barry will share some key strategies that will help you launch and sustain small-group learning opportunities with students’ curiosities, passions, habits, and needs in mind.



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