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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.


Teach Like Yourself: Why Your Students Need You to Be You

Monday, November 26, 2018 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by Gravity Goldberg

In this time when everyone seems to have an opinion or quick fix for what teachers need to do, it is time to hold on even tighter to your own core values and beliefs. When you are your most authentic teacher self you give permission for your students to be the same and the real work of learning can happen. Your students don’t need scripted lessons or gimmicks. They need you to align your teaching practice to your core values, build balanced relationships, drive your own professional growth, and practice self-care. Attend this webinar from Gravity Goldberg for special insight on how to use your gifts to be the teacher you’re uniquely intended to be.


Teacher Clarity: Making Learning Visible for Students

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by Douglas Fisher and John Almarode

With an effect size of .74, which is well above average, teacher clarity is low-hanging fruit when it comes to students’ learning. We can choose to increase clarity tomorrow and reap the benefits. Just ask Doug Fisher, coauthor of The Teacher Clarity Playbook, and John Almarode, coauthor of Clarity for Learning. Teacher clarity just requires that you know what students need to learn, communicate learning intentions and success criteria to students, and deliver lessons in a coherent way so students will learn more. Attend this webinar for expert insight on how to get started.


Building a Foundation for an Effective Social-Emotional Tiered System

Monday, November 5, 2018 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by Jessica and John Hannigan

Put this webinar at the top of your list if you’re in search of special insight on how to create effective social-emotional behavior systems: Tier 1 (school-wide), Tier 2 (targeted/at-risk), and Tier 3 (individualized) in schools. Authorities Jessica and John Hannigan will provide practical definitions, markers, rubrics, and samples for educators on ways to incorporate or refine existing social-emotional practices in each tier of intervention—all in service of supporting a culture of RTI/MTSS and alternative school discipline.


The Best Collaborative and Instructional Strategies for Supporting Our ELs

Monday, October 29, 2018 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by Maria Dove, Andrea Honigsfeld, Diane Staehr Fenner, and Sydney Snyder

Talk about the benefits of collaboration! Here’s a rare opportunity to participate in a presentation led by Co-Teaching for English Learners authors Maria Dove and Andrea Honigsfeld, and Unlocking English Learners’ Potential authors Diane Staehr Fenner and Sydney Snyder on the best collaborative and instructional strategies for scaffolding instruction across content areas.


Grading for Equity: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How It Can Transform Schools and Classrooms

Monday, October 22, 2018 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by Joe Feldman

Without a shared understanding of the most effective and equitable practices, we can inadvertently perpetuate the achievement and opportunity gaps among our students. That’s why it’s so critically important that teachers and administrators attend this webinar. Joe Feldman describes how grading practices that are accurate, bias-resistant, and motivational can reduce those gaps, improve learning for all students, minimize grade inflation, and become a lever for creating stronger teacher-student relationships and more caring classrooms.


Power Up Blended Learning: A Professional Learning Infrastructure to Support Sustainable Change

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 2:00pm PDT

Presented by Catlin Tucker

Too often professional learning is an event, not a process. Districts spend money on technology but do not invest equally in building a professional learning infrastructure to ensure that technology has a transformative impact on both teaching and learning. This webinar will encourage school leaders and blended learning coaches to think about what happens after a training. Catlin Tucker will provide an overview of a blended learning coaching cycle designed to support teachers from goal setting to implementation to reflection.


 Jumpstart Student Reasoning and Number Sense, Grades 3-8

Monday, October 1, 2018 - 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.


Adverse Childhood Experiences: Trauma-Informed Strategies for Teacher and Student Well-Being

Monday, September 24, 2018 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by Ricky Robertson

Every member of a school staff has a role to play in creating an environment conducive to optimal teaching, learning and well-being. In this free webinar, you will learn how you can use existing school resources differently to integrate trauma-informed practices and procedures into schoolwide behavior management and instructional systems. Ricky Robertson focuses on a whole-staff approach to foster resilience in both students living with ACEs and the professionals who work with them in America's rural, suburban and urban schools.


Fostering Collective Teacher Efficacy

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by Jenni Donohoo

In collaboration with Walden University

Collective efficacy is a significant belief system for improving student outcomes. In fact, according to Hattie's Visible Learning Research, collective teacher efficacy is what matters most in raising student achievement. Formal and informal leaders are asking themselves “How can I foster a sense of efficacy in my school?” Here’s your opportunity to get every question answered.


Visible Learning Feedback

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by John Hattie

Feedback is one of the most powerful influences on learning and achievement – if you get it right. Professor John Hattie’s landmark Visible Learning research concluded that effective feedback, combined with effective instruction, improves the rate of learning by a factor of 2! But first, educators must know the difference between effective and ineffective feedback. In this webinar, Professor John Hattie will explain how to distinguish between the two and provide answers to some of the most crucial questions.


Leading School Teams: Building Trust to Promote Student Learning

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by David Horton

Is your team in a rut? Do you find yourselves off-track in your conversations or spending a majority of team time on topics not directly connected to student learning? Presented by David Horton, author of Leading School Teams, this webinar for busy teams and busy school leaders will explore three easy ways to get teams moving, focused, and making improvements to impact student learning.


Grading for Impact: Raising Student Achievement Through a Target-Based Assessment and Learning System

Monday, June 4, 2018 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by Tom Hierck and Garth Larson

Assessment, grading, and reporting represent the foundational elements in most schools and districts throughout the U.S. and Canada. Educational systems continue to look for ways to maximize learning, increase achievement, and provide honest and accurate results to students and families as relate to both academic and behavioral expectations. Attend this webinar to hear Tom Hierck and Garth Larson report on one method that provides educators with a practical way to achieve these goals: target-based assessment, grading, and reporting.


Navigating the Toughest Leadership Issues in Education

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 2:00pm PDT

Presented by Brad Gustafson and Bill Ziegler

In Collaboration with Walden University

In this webinar, two award-winning principals (one from an elementary school and another from a high school) square off on some of the biggest problems school leaders are facing in education. They’ll share strategies to amplify learning and help you apply positive deviance to break through the barriers you may be facing.


Fostering Collective Efficacy: 3 Enabling Conditions

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by Jenni Donohoo

What matters most in raising student achievement? Research identifies collective efficacy—the shared belief that what we do really matters—as the number-one factor. When teacher teams believe that they can positively impact student learning, it results in a number of productive patterns of behavior: deeper implementation of high-yield strategies, increased teacher leadership, high expectations, and a strong focus on academic pursuits. Join us to learn more about what collective efficacy is, why it's important, and how to foster efficacy to ensure equity, promote well-being, and enhance public confidence in education.


Real Talk About Classroom Management: Connecting with the Hard-to-Reach Student

Monday, May 7, 2018 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by Serena Pariser

This webinar is for any teacher in grades K-12 who wants to learn practical classroom management strategies that can be immediately implemented into any classroom. Serena Pariser’s new book Real Talk About Classroom Management departs from the traditional approach of teaching obedience and instead shares how to empower students, build positive relationships, and create independent and curious learners. Serena shares her story of growing from a teary-eyed first year teacher to Teacher of the Year, international consultant, and Fulbright scholar.


From Labs to Lifelong Learners: Visible Learning in the Science Classroom

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by John Almarode

Based on the new book, Visible Learning for Science, Grades K-12, this interactive webinar will unpack what works best in science teaching and learning. Drawing from John Hattie’s ground-breaking research, participants will engage in an overview of how this research best supports teaching and learning in science. From surface to deep to transfer learning, find out how we can provide challenging and engaging learning experiences that promote growth and achievement for all of our students.


10 Mindframes for Visible Learning: Teaching for Success

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by John Hattie

John Hattie’s landmark Visible Learning research concluded that one of the most important influences of student achievement is how teachers think about learning and their own role. The 10 Mindframes, which should underpin every action in schools, are founded on the principle that teachers are evaluators, change agents, learning experts, and seekers of feedback who are constantly engaged with dialogue and challenge.


When White Women Teach Black Boys

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by Eddie Moore Jr.,Ali Michael and Marguerite Penick-Parks

Schools that fail Black boys are not extraordinary. In fact, they’re all-too ordinary and if we’re to succeed in shifting outcomes for Black boys, we must first change the way school is “done.” That’s where the eight in ten teachers who are White women fit in. This webinar is designed to help us all embrace the deep realities and thrilling potential of this crucial American task.


The Opportunity of a Wrong Answer in K-8 Mathematics

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by John SanGiovanni

Do you take advantage of wrong answers? Do you consider what they tell you, why they happened, or what you might do next? In this webinar, John SanGiovanni addresses actions that teachers can take to mine the gaps in student understanding. It examines a process for selecting quality tasks, anticipating student thinking, determining evidence of understanding and misunderstanding, and identifying next steps. The webinar will feature mathematics tasks K-2, 3-5, and 6-8 grade bands.


EL Excellence Every Day: 6 Essentials to Raise EL Achievement

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by Tonya Ward Singer

Join Tonya Ward Singer, author of EL Excellence Every Day, to learn how every core teacher can effectively empower our ELs with academic literacy and language in the context of teaching to reach all students. Get inspired with specific actions you can take immediately to amplify your impact and ignite EL excellence in every classroom every day across every school.


Student-Centered Coaching: The Moves

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by Diane Sweeney

Student-centered coaching puts student learning front-and-center. It is an evidence-based instructional coaching model that shifts the focus from ‘fixing’ teachers to collaborating with them to design instruction that targets student outcomes. Join Diane Sweeney for a webinar that will highlight a collection of coaching practices that are outcomes-based and student-centered. This session is recommended for K-12 instructional coaches in any area of specialization, principals, and district leaders.



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