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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). 


Peter DeWitt

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 5:00pm PDT

Presented by Peter DeWitt

Enrich your learning, deepen your relationships, and be inspired to take purposeful action as a leader as Peter DeWitt unpacks his six leadership factors of collaborative leadership in this powerful webinar. You’ll learn to meet stakeholders where they are, motivate them to strive for improvement, and model how to do it with this collaborative approach and transform your leadership practice to empower others. 


ELL Webinar

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

Presented by Ivannia Soto, Jeff Zwiers, David and Yvonne Freeman, & Margarita Calderon

For ELLs and SELs, academic language mastery is the key to meeting and exceeding today’s rigorous content expectations. After all, how can our students possibly deliver adequate growth without first understanding the “language of school”? Join this all-star panel discussion led by Ivannia Soto on the four key components of academic language mastery and the best practices to cultivate them.


Visible Learning 101 with Kristin Anderson - Part 1

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 9:15pm 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.


Ray and Julie Smith

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by Ray & Julie Smith

Leaders tend to spread their time and energies around, investing in a variety of activities that seem worthwhile without realizing that roughly 80 percent of their leadership impact will come from only 20 percent of their leadership practices. The Smiths come together to show just how much leaders can improve leadership impact by allocating professional leadership time and resources more strategically.


Larry Ainsworth, Kara Vandas, Mary Jane O'Connell

Monday, September 19, 2016 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by Larry Ainsworth, Kara Vandas, & Mary Jane O’Connell

Imagine the possibility of tripling students’ rate of academic growth in the span of just one year. Such a vast leap sounds like a dream, but the research tells us that accelerating learning in this dramatic way is not just a far-reaching hope; in fact, it’s doable for every teacher, in every classroom. Providing students with a deep understanding of specific learning intentions and success criteria brings a type of clarity that results in just that kind of exponential acceleration.  This webinar will introduce participants to practical methods that can significantly accelerate learning for all students by ensuring both teachers, and their students, are absolutely clear about what students need to learn, why they are learning it, and how.


Doug Fisher and Nancy Frey

Monday, September 12, 2016 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by Douglas Fisher & Nancy Frey

This webinar introduces key concepts from the book on what works, and more importantly, when it works. Fisher and Frey explain the importance of effect size in determining one’s impact on student learning, and explore the learning conditions needed as students go from surface learning, to deeper learning and transfer. Graphic organizers are effective, but when? When is reciprocal teaching best deployed? In collaboration with John Hattie, the authors have aligned literacy practices to phases of learning.


Visible Learning Impact: VVSD Case Study

Monday, August 29, 2016 - 3:30pm PDT

In this Visible Learning Impact webinar, viewer will learn how Valley View School District 365U, a large district just outside of Chicago, improved and sustained the quality of their staff development to improve adult learning and student outcomes.


Brad & Genevieve Ermeling

Monday, June 6, 2016 - 3:30pm PDT

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Many schools and districts have carved out time for teachers to collaborate and solve problems of practice. But once teams are up and running, assisting each group to maximize the value of collaborative inquiry can be a daunting challenge for any instructional leader. In this webinar, Brad and Genevieve Ermeling provide practical guidance and resources from extensive US and international research to help school leaders support and sustain schoolwide teacher inquiry.


Linda Gojak & Ruth Harbin-Miles

Monday, May 23, 2016 - 3:30pm PDT

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Elementary and middle school mathematics teachers agree that division is one of the toughest topics to teach. The Common Core Standards explicitly address division as described in The Common Core Mathematics Companion series. This webinar will present the progression of division across the grades with the use of meaningful models and applications that lead students to a deeper understanding of division


Lyn and Beate

Monday, May 9, 2016 - 3:30pm PDT

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Purposeful collaboration makes a difference. A BIG difference. Not just because it’s a way to better understand specific causal pathways that lead to success. But because when teachers employ an inquiry mindset, they actually advance their instructional expertise as professionals. In this webinar, Lyn Sharratt and Beate Planche introduce to school leaders at large five high-impact, collaborative strategies for “sharing the learning while doing the work” of system and school improvement.


Doug and Nancy

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 3:30pm PDT

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This webinar introduces key concepts from the book on what works, and more importantly, when it works. Fisher and Frey explain the importance of effect size in determining one’s impact on student learning, and explore the learning conditions needed as students go from surface learning, to deeper learning and transfer. Graphic organizers are effective, but when? When is reciprocal teaching best deployed? In collaboration with John Hattie, the authors have aligned literacy practices to phases of learning. 


Randall and Delores

Monday, April 11, 2016 - 3:30pm PDT

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Cultural proficiency is a mindset, a worldview, a way a person or an organization interacts effectively with other cultures in diverse environments. In this webinar, equity experts and best-selling authors Randall B. Lindsey and Delores Lindsey give an overview of the Tools of Cultural Proficiency and describe how this model is one successful approach for implementing change in the context of today’s schools. 


Jen Abram

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

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Tough talks are never easy. If you’re a coach, administrator, or teacher looking for tools and resources to help you become a more confident and compassionate communicator in challenging interactions, then you won’t want to miss this webinar. One by one, Jennifer Abrams unpacks all sorts of strategies to drive positive outcomes from hard conversations, whether they be with colleagues, supervisors, supervisees, or parents.  


Kristin Anderson

Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 3:30pm PDT

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Hear how Ka’imiloa Elementary, located on the island of Oahu in Hawaii, was moved from chronic underperformance to outstanding growth through a sustained commitment to the Visible Learning Plus approach to professional development. 


Yong Zhao

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

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Incremental fixes aren’t enough if we’re to prepare our students for a future that will require them to be creative and entrepreneurial thinkers. What’s required is wholesale, whole-system transformation. Join Dr. Yong Zhao, author of World Class Learners, as he walks us through the three critical elements behind his all-new paradigm: personalization, product-oriented learning, and global campus. 


John Hattie

Monday, February 22, 2016 - 3:30pm PDT

Watch John Hattie's Archived Webinar

The Visible Learning research began with a simple question: what impacts student learning the most? World-renowned professor John Hattie began his quest to find the answer more than 20 years ago. The resulting Visible Learning research is now the world’s largest, most powerful evidence base on what works best in schools and school systems to improve learning. And what’s better is that Hattie continues his research and updates his findings. 


Better Conversations: Coaching Ourselves and Each Other to Be More Credible, Caring, and Connected

Monday, February 15, 2016 - 3:30pm PDT

Watch Jim Knight's Archived Webinar

“Our schools are only as good as the conversations within them.” So asserts instructional coaching expert Jim Knight, who in this webinar honors our capacity for improving our schools by improving our communication. Who should attend? Just about all of us. Any educator who has walked away from a conversation sensing it could have been more productive, but at a loss for how to improve it: administrators, teachers, coaches alike. 



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