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Keys to Achieving Excellence in Local Assessment Systems

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by Rick Stiggins

Now that ESSA has granted states and districts increased flexibility and ownership, we have the unprecedented opportunity to change assessment for the better. Enter Rick Stiggins, who has helped thousands of teachers, principals, and other educational leaders become assessment-literate and develop systems built on quality assessments. If you’re looking for straightforward steps and strategies for designing a plan that balances formative and summative assessments, this webinar is a must-attend.


Diving Deeper Into Nonfiction: Using Readers Rules of Notice

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by Jeffrey D. Wilhelm

Based on Jeffrey Wilhelm’s book Diving Deep into Nonfiction with coauthor Michael Smith, this webinar showcases a revolutionary teaching framework that helps students read nonfiction well by using four kinds of rules of notice—topics of textual conversation, key details, varied nonfiction genres, and embedded text structures—so that students can deeply understand how texts are constructed to communicate specific meanings and effects.


Making the Growth Mindset Come Alive in Classroom Practice

Monday, January 23, 2017 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by Jon Saphier

In this webinar, learn what successful teachers say and do in daily practice to get under-performing, low-confidence students to believe in themselves. Jon Saphier details the subtle but powerful language shifts that help students develop a growth mindset, plus perseverance strategies, confidence builders, and ways to directly teach students the attributes of effective effort and how to exert it.


Charlotte Danielson

Monday, December 5, 2016 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by Charlotte Danielson

Research has long suggested that the most powerful contributor to teacher growth and learning are the professional conversations that accompany observations of classroom practice and the analysis of student work. This webinar will explore the cultural and institutional structures that contribute to productive conversations and provide school leaders with the key first steps to enriching their conversations to improve teacher reflection and learning.


Paul Bloomberg and Barb Pitchford

Monday, November 28, 2016 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by Paul Bloomberg & Barb Pitchford

Impact Teams (a form of PLCs) are teams of educators committed to understanding their impact on student learning by focusing on critical learning goals, analyzing evidence, and taking collective action. In this webinar, Paul Bloomberg and Barb Pitchford will define the Impact Teams model, discuss the research behind it, and share two foundational protocols for leading Impact Teams. Learn how Impact Teams support collaborative learning around the formative assessment process in the classroom!


Jackie Walsh and Beth Sattes

Monday, November 14, 2016 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by Jackie Walsh & Beth Sattes

Join co-authors Jackie Walsh and Beth Sattes in a webinar that will introduce you to the six core practices featured in Quality Questioning, Second Edition. Deepen your understanding of how the quality questioning process serves to activate student self-assessment, support student-to-student and student-to-teacher dialogue, and yield responses that serve as formative feedback teachers use to decide next steps in instruction. Explore opportunities for partnering with students to co-create a classroom community that celebrates learning for all, not right answers by a few.


Gary Howard

Monday, November 7, 2016 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by Gary Howard

The past two decades of school reform efforts have not gone far enough in eliminating educational inequities based on race, poverty, and other dimensions of difference. Gary Howard’s Deep Equity process provides school districts and educators with proven strategies for creating real change; one teacher, one classroom, one school at a time. In this webinar Gary will share core elements of this work and highlight key features of his award-winning new book from Corwin: We Can’t Lead Where We Won’t Go: An Educator’s Guide to Equity.


Michael Fullan

Monday, October 31, 2016 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by Michael Fullan

Learn to enhance student learning and bring people and ideas together as Michael Fullan presents his Coherence Framework and discusses how you can make effective school and district change by fostering deep coherence.  In this webinar, Fullan takes you by the hand and shows you how, in just a short time, you can focus direction, cultivate a collaborative culture, deepen learning, and secure accountability in your district and start your school down the path to maximizing success. 


Visible Learning 101 Part 2 Webinar

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 11:30am PDT

Listen as Kristin Anderson takes the theory of John Hattie’s extensive research and puts it into a practical inquiry model for schools to ask questions of themselves about the impact they are having on student achievement with Visible Learningplus. If you were unable to join us for part 1, don't worry! Click here to view the recording


Thomas Whitby and Steven Anderson

Monday, October 24, 2016 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by Thomas Whitby & Steven W. Anderson

For educators today, being connected isn’t an option, it’s a requirement. Educators Tom Whitby and Steven Anderson discuss their own paths to connectedness and how other educators can follow in their footsteps. Participants will examine what qualities a Connected Educator exhibits and how every educator, in their own way, can use those qualities to extend learning for themselves and their students.


Richard Villa and Jacqueline Thousand

Monday, October 17, 2016 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by Richard Villa & Jacqueline Thousand

Differentiation of instruction for the diversity of our learners is the reality in today's classrooms and a tough task to take on alone. But co-teaching more than lightens that load. When you and a co-teacher bring together your individual skill sets and strategies, together you create a more enjoyable, creative, and productive teaching experience with more effective outcomes for your students.  Start with this interactive webinar, in which Villa and Thousand compare and contrast the four predominant approaches to co-teaching, provide tools to support co-teachers on their partnership journey, and explore logistical issues such as scheduling. 


Stop the Formative Assessment Struggle! Advice on Managing the Process

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 2:00pm PDT

In this free webinar at 2:00 p.m. (PT)/5:00 p.m. (ET), , prominent math educators Francis (Skip) Fennell, Linda Gojak, Ruth Harbin Miles, and John SanGiovanni team up to offer their unique perspectives on using formative assessment to inform your mathematics instruction in a way that is doable! Research shows that teachers who continuously assess student understanding, offer timely feedback, and use the data to make instructional choices have students who receive more than one year’s worth of learning in one year of instruction (Hattie, 2009). 



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