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

Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 12:00pm

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. 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 Canada’s rural and urban schools.

New York 3:00pm EDT | London 8:00pm BST | Singapore 3:00am SGT |  Melbourne 6:00am AEDT


SONJA HOLLINS-ALEXANDER on Supporting Your Staff During Distance Teaching: Building a Virtual Community of Practice

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 11:00am

Presented by Sonja Hollins-Alexander

Teachers are facing unprecedented challenges as schools close and learning shifts to online environments. During this time of intense upheaval and isolation, it is critical that school and district leaders provide teachers with ongoing opportunities to rapidly re-establish connections with their peers so that they can collectively approach these challenges.

New York 2:00pm EDT | London 7:00pm BST | Singapore 2:00am +1 SGT |  Melbourne 5:00am AEDT


Visible Learning for Social Studies: Designing Student Learning for Conceptual Understanding

Monday, April 20, 2020 - 3:30pm

Presented by Julie Stern

How do we maximize precious time to ensure that students grasp enough to prepare them for informed civic life? The discipline of social studies is far more than memorizing dates and facts. It involves the skillful ability to conduct investigations, analyze sources, place events in historical and cultural context, and synthesize various points of view, while recognizing our own biases. Join Julie Stern in this webinar to understand how using the right approach at the right time can maximize student learning.


Supporting Educator Resilience During Shelter in Place

Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 12:00pm

Presented by Ricky Robertson

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted schools across the nation and contributed to a general sense of uncertainty and anxiety. Join Ricky Robertson as he discusses ways to care for our well-being and support others through this challenging time.


Beautiful Questions in the Classroom: Transforming Classrooms into Cultures of Curiosity and Inquiry

Monday, April 6, 2020 - 3:30pm

Presented by Warren Berger and Elise Foster

Why does engagement plummet as learners advance in school? Why does the stream of questions from curious toddlers slow to a trickle as they become teenagers? Most importantly, what can teachers and schools do to reverse this trend? Join Warren Berger and Elise Foster as they discuss how educators can transform their classrooms into cultures of curiosity.

New York 6:30pm EDT | London 11:30pm BST | Singapore 6:30am +1 SGT |  Melbourne 10am +1 AEDT


Where Equity Fits In to PLC+

Monday, March 23, 2020 - 3:30pm

Presented by Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey

Equity lies at the heart of what we strive to achieve in schools. But equity cannot be accomplished without action. Professional learning communities can be engines for action, but only if they are intentionally attuned to issues of equity. Join Doug Fisher and Nancy Frey in this webinar focused on the PLC+ structure’s cross-cutting value of equity, which marries concept with action to change the trajectory of student learning.


Reclaiming Personalized Learning

Monday, March 9, 2020 - 3:30pm

Presented by Paul Emerich France

For teacher and consultant Paul France, at first technology-powered personalized learning seemed like a panacea. But after three years spent at a personalized learning start-up and network of microschools, he soon realized that such corporate-driven individualized learning initiatives do more harm than good, especially among our most vulnerable students. In this webinar, France spends time unpacking the many myths surrounding personalized learning and codifying a new vision that puts equity and our own humanity at the center.


The Communication Effect: How to Enhance Learning by Building Ideas and Bridging Information Gaps

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 3:30pm

Presented by Jeff Zwiers

In too many classrooms, instruction suffers from large amounts pseudo-communication, which is the use of language to obtain external rewards (e.g., points, praise, stars, grades). This type of communication tends to focus on short-term memorization and accumulation of short answers. Authentic communication, on the other hand, is the use of language to build up key ideas and engage in productive collaborative arguments. This type of communication focuses on long-term depth and construction of core concepts in a discipline. In this webinar, Jeff Zwiers describes how to improve all dimensions of learning (content, cognition, language, social, agency, etc.) by enhancing instruction with three main features of authentic communication.


Maximizing Impact: The Power of Implementation

Monday, February 10, 2020 - 3:00pm

Presented by John Hattie

Once you know your impact, how do you maximize it? As the Visible Learning research states, there are a multitude of influences that make an impact on student achievement. But what accelerates learning most is focusing on the influences that maximize impact. In this webinar, Professor John Hattie will share how to use the DIIE (diagnosis, intervention, implementation, and evaluation) model to ensure teachers are building a variety of instructional approaches to maximize the skill, will, and thrill of learning.


Planning Powerful Instruction: 7 Must-Make Moves of Transformative Teaching—and Learning

Monday, January 27, 2020 - 3:30pm

Presented by Jeffrey D. Wilhelm and Adam Fachler

Have you ever wished lesson and unit planning could be simpler? Or struggled to get your team to understand what engaging instruction looks like and how to make it happen? In this one-hour session, Jeff Wilhelm and Adam Fachler will introduce the EMPOWER Method, a dynamic instructional framework that will transform how you plan so you can transform how your students learn. A must-attend for teachers and school leaders working with diverse student populations!


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

Monday, December 9, 2019 - 3:30pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.



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