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Strategies for Building ELs’ Language Power

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by Diane Staehr Fenner and Margo Gottlieb

This interactive webinar presents a framework and a conceptual tool for building ELLs’ academic language—a deal-breaker when it comes to their academic success. Diane Staehr Fenner will present research-based strategies all teachers can apply to ensure multilingual learners simultaneously develop academic language and engage with challenging content. Margo Gottlieb will offer some ideas for planning, implementing, and assessing key uses of academic language within and across the content areas. 


Your Mathematics Formative Assessment Game Plan

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by Francis “Skip” Fennell

Do you really know what your students are thinking when doing mathematics? How can you find out? What will you do next? This webinar addresses teachers’ challenges and questions in using formative assessment to guide planning and teaching, and monitor student progress in mathematics. Based on Skip Fennell’s new book, The Formative 5: Everyday Assessment Techniques for Every Math Classroom, it will present teacher and classroom-tested formative assessment techniques that are doable—every day—and that make a difference. The Formative 5 is a palette of the techniques that research shows provide the most effective assessment “game plan” for any mathematics classroom.


Hattie’s New #1 Effect Size: Collective Teacher Efficacy

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

Presented by Kristin Anderson

What if you could triple the speed of student learning? According to new findings by Professor John Hattie, a strong sense of Collective Teacher Efficacy (d=1.57) can yield over three years of student growth over one school year. Now ranked the most powerful influence on achievement in the Visible Learning research, Collective Teacher Efficacy is a belief that together teachers can positivity impact student learning. When efficacy is high, teachers show greater persistence and are more likely to try new teaching approaches. Join Visible Learningplus expert Kristin Anderson for an insider’s understanding.


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). 


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

Watch Brad & Genevieve Ermeling Archived Webinar

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

Watch Linda Gojak & Ruth Harbin-Miles Archived Webinar

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



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