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Belonging and Bias: Theory and Practice
March 16, 2023
Join author Hedreich Nichols to examine the cognitive processes we use to draw a circle around our “in groups,” and learn to mitigate any negative fallout that may impact our practice as educators. While learning about the brain science behind belonging, you will explore a few of more than 180 cognitive biases. This webinar will equip you to use this knowledge to look closely at personal connections and trends that impact student and staff relationships.
Singletons in a PLC at Work®: Navigating On-Ramps to Meaningful Collaboration
February 16, 2023
Singletons—teachers who are the only ones teaching a specific course or subject—often ask how they can effectively participate on a collaborative team. Additionally, leaders frequently ask what they should be doing to guide and support singletons. This webinar provides participants clear direction to help singletons engage in meaningful collaboration. Teachers and leaders receive templates they can implement immediately.
The Metacognitive Student: Developing SELf-directed, SELf-motivated and SELf-regulated Learners with One Practical Strategy (edWeb Webinar)
February 13, 2023
Today, more and more preK–12 students are dealing with increasing academic, social and emotional stressors. Students of all ages are becoming more dependent upon adults to help calm their emotions, complete challenging academic tasks, and resolve social conflicts that arise each day. There is just not enough time for the adults at school to help every child in need. Come see how one simple, evidence-based, metacognitive strategy develops every student into an autonomous critical thinker and problem solver across academic content areas and social and emotional contexts.
The True Meaning of Professional Learning Communities Webinar
February 8, 2023
Most school districts are familiar with professional learning communities (PLCs) and have done the work to implement a version that works with their teacher teams. At the same time, many districts are not seeing the results they wanted, which usually means they are not implementing the PLC process correctly.
Assessing Learning in the Standards-Based Classroom (edWeb Webinar)
January 10, 2023
In this webinar, Jan K. Hoegh will provide information on how to design standards-based assessments that provide meaningful data to inform the next steps in an instructional cycle. Additionally, she will offer practical ideas for ensuring the technical quality of assessments, as well as suggestions for providing feedback to students that will foster improvement in their learning.
Strategies for Activating SEL Across the Curriculum
January 4, 2023
In this one-hour session, K-12 educators will consider the impact of social-emotional learning (SEL) on students when making instructional decisions. Using the highly effective, research-informed Equity and SEL Integration Framework, you will learn to incorporate impactful, creative strategies to craft experiences focused on preparing students for learning.
Becoming a Lifelong Learning Educator
November 15, 2022
How can teachers make everyday student learning more engaging, meaningful, relevant, and interesting? How can we better prepare students for a lifetime of learning? Author and experienced educator Elliott Seif uses real-life examples to explore four key goals of a lifelong learning education, and introduces a practical instructional framework that fosters student success and helps prepare students to become independent lifelong learners.
Saving Democracy with Civil Discourse (edWebinar)
October 12, 2022
Presented by Tom Driscoll, CEO of EdTechTeacher, Instructor, Speaker, and Author; and Shawn W. McCusker, Educator, Author, Director of Professional Learning for Digital Promise.
Resilient About Relationships
October 5, 2022
Students do not put up walls to avoid relationships, but to see who cares enough to break the walls down. Research shows that building relationships with students increases engagement, motivation, test scores, and grade point averages while decreasing absenteeism, dropout rates, and discipline issues.
Deconstructing Depth of Knowledge (DOK): A Method and Model for Deeper Teaching and Learning (edWeb Webinar)
September 12, 2022
Depth of Knowledge continues to be a focus and priority in education. However, if your understanding of Depth of Knowledge is cloudy, you’re not alone. In this webinar, you will learn how Depth of Knowledge clarifies what exactly students must learn and how deeply students must understand and use their learning. You will also learn how the DOK Levels can be used to plan and provide teaching and learning experiences that are standards-based, socially and emotionally supportive, and student responsive.