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Webinar Archive

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.


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.



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