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UPCOMING WEBINARS



Creating an SEL Roadmap: A District’s Journey to Support the Whole Child

Content provided by Panorama Education and Second Step.

This webinar takes place on Sept. 26, 2017 @ 2 p.m. ET
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Everett Public Schools, Wash., is undertaking a coordinated, districtwide approach to social-emotional learning (SEL). Becky Ballbach, director of student support services, and Catherine Matthews, director of assessment and research, will share how educators in Everett are coming together on their journey to support the whole child. The district is creating a consolidated approach to behavior programs, tiered student support, and trauma-informed practices through the district’s use of social-emotional learning curriculum and data.

To support the social-emotional development of their elementary and middle school students, Everett Public Schools is using the Second Step Program, developed by Committee for Children (CFC). Tia Kim, director of programs, partnerships, and research at CFC, will present recent, research-driven innovations in SEL. As a data-driven district, Everett Public Schools is using SEL data from Panorama’s Social-Emotional Learning Measures to plan instruction and interventions and to better understand and support all students.

Presenters:

Becky Ballbach, director of student support services, Everett Public Schools, Everett, Wash.
Tia Kim, director of programs, partnerships, and research, Committee for Children
Catherine Matthews, director of assessment and research, Everett Public Schools
Moderators:
Elizabeth Breese, marketing director, Panorama Education

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Access, Engage & Express: How to Personalize Learning Using the UDL Lens

Content provided by Texthelp.

This webinar takes place on Oct. 11, 2017 @ 11 a.m. ET
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Personalized learning is based around students’ own personal interests and their natural ability to learn in order to develop their skills further and increase engagement in class. But the question remains, how can educators create an environment that enables this framework in a practical way for every student in the classroom?

Join Kathleen McClaskey as she presents a way to approach personalized learning to help you determine how your students learn best and to help you to create an environment through the UDL lens of “access, engage, and express.” In addition, Martin McKay will outline how to identify the right tools that minimize barriers and maximize learning for all your students. He’ll also cover what ed-tech trends and tools are paving the way for the future of personalized learning.

Presenters:

Kathleen McClaskey, founder of Make Learning Personal; co-founder of Personalize Learning, LLC; co-author of Make Learning Personal and How to Personalize Learning
Martin McKay, CTO & founder, Texthelp
Moderator:
Holly Yettick, director, Education Week Research Center

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Building Buy-In for New Educational Initiatives: How Leaders Get Schools Involved

Content provided by Istation.

This webinar takes place on Oct. 12, 2017 @ 2 p.m. ET
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For educational leaders who face the task of soliciting buy-in for new initiatives, this webinar will cover the steps to take and the questions to ask to get schools involved. Superintendents will share processes, feedback strategies, and more, including:

• Teacher participation and shared decision making
• Ensuring adequate training and resources
• Support from program developers
• Support from staff members
• Administrator buy-in
• Teacher influence
• Creating a culture of high expectations

This webinar is a must-see for any school or district that is considering creating a culture of high expectations to provide job satisfaction amongst faculty. Our guests will cover the steps to take and the questions to ask to get schools involved.

Presenters:

Katie Collier, associate superintendent of instruction and leadership, Lee’s Summit R-7 School District, Lee’s Summit, Mo.
Anne Stichnoth, curriculum specialist, elementary ELA, Lee’s Summit R-7 School District, Lee’s Summit, Mo.
Moderator:
Karen Ingram, national education consultant, Istation

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What K-12 Companies Need to Know About the Adult Education Market

This webinar takes place on Oct. 16, 2017 @ 2 p.m. ET
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For companies working in the crowded and competitive K-12 space, the adult education market offers an array of enticing possibilities. Four million students are currently enrolled in adult education programs. Another 32 million need help developing basic skills. An estimated $10 billion is spent each year in the market. And there’s a growing appetite for flexible, tech-based products. But there are also many pitfalls if K-12 providers don’t take the right approach.

In this webinar, we look at the key strategies companies need to think about before they consider jumping into adult education market─and what mistakes they need to avoid. We’ll look in-depth at burgeoning areas of demand, where the needs of adult-focused programs are headed, and how companies can make their mark.

Presenters:

Mike Berlin, principal consultant, Entangled Solutions
Laura Chardiet, coordinator of policy and program development, division of adult and career education, Los Angeles Unified School District
Ira Sockowitz, founder and CEO, Learning Games Studios
Moderator:
Sean Cavanagh, senior editor, EdWeek Market Brief

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Creating a Collaborative Classroom to Actively Engage Students in ELA and Math Learning for Grades 6-12

Content provided by SpringBoard.

This webinar takes place on Oct. 19, 2017 @ 2 p.m. ET
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Studies show that “students who work in collaborative groups tend to be more satisfied with their classes, complete more assignments, and generally like school better” (Summers, 2006). Group work also leads to an increase in student responsibility and ownership of their success in the classroom and beyond.

Join SpringBoard product managers and former SpringBoard teachers to learn how the English Language Arts (ELA) and Math instructional programs for grades 6–12 foster collaboration in the classroom while encouraging students to work toward established goals.

Presenters:

Jessica Brockman, former ELA teacher and district support, Hillsborough County Public Schools, Fla.; ELA Product Manager, SpringBoard
Allen von Pallandt, senior product manager, mathematics, SpringBoard
Moderator:
Kimberlyn Slagle, Teacher of Distinction, SpringBoard; 6th grade ELA teacher, David Thibodaux STEM Magnet Academy, Lafayette, La.

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Motivating Student Success: Leaders on SEL, Confidence, and Motivation

Content provided by Reading Plus.

This webinar takes place on Oct. 20, 2017 @ 2 p.m. ET
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Student success is the goal of every educator. But how should student success be defined? And if social and emotional learning (SEL) is key to success, how can we motivate students to achieve more?

In this webinar, you’ll gain valuable insights into these questions from educators who’ve led successful, nationally-recognized efforts to introduce bold, new visions of student success in classrooms and across districts. They’ll share practical lessons from real-world experience on how to inspire student success, increase student motivation, and more. Attendees will learn the following:

• How to engage the community, parents, and schools in developing an actionable, inspiring definition of student success
• How to increase student motivation
• How to effectively integrate SEL
• How teachers make their most important contribution to student success
• Latest research on the link between student motivation and student success

Presenters:

Jayne Ellspermann, founder, Ellspermann LLC; 2015 NASSP Principal of the Year; former principal, West Port High School, Ocala, Fla.
Amalia Lopez, performance-based system curriculum and instruction specialist, and former English learning facilitator, Lindsay Unified School District, Lindsay, Calif.
Alexandra Spichtig, chief research officer, Reading Plus
Moderator:
John Guthrie, professor emeritus in the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology, University of Maryland; former director of the Maryland Literacy Research Center; and co-director of the National Reading Research Center

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Planting the Seeds of Reading Comprehension Using the Foundational Skills

Content provided by Curriculum Associates.

This webinar takes place on Oct. 25, 2017 @ 2 p.m. ET
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“We wish every dedicated primary grade teacher to find the enjoyment of teaching reading foundations tied to real applications in reading texts with children and in writing words, phrases, sentences, captions, stories, poems, and other writing products. When students use these foundations in reading and writing, they are empowered and enjoy the real reasons humans read and write.”

—Dr. D. Ray Reutzel


Join early literacy expert Dr. D. Ray Reutzel for a discussion about the latest research on foundational reading skills instruction for young children, with strategies to support teaching the following skills in the classroom:

• Concepts About Print
• Letter Recognition
• Phonological Awareness
• Phonics
• Word Recognition
• Oral Reading Fluency

Presenter:

Dr. D. Ray Reutzel, dean, College of Education, University of Wyoming; president, Reading Hall of Fame
Moderator:
Doug Smith, associate vice president, Digital ELA Instruction, Curriculum Associates

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Better Math Teaching Through a Networked Improvement Community

Content provided by Nellie Mae Education Foundation.

This webinar takes place on Oct. 26, 2017 @ 2 p.m. ET
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The Better Math Teaching Network (BMTN) is a networked improvement community of researchers, teachers, and instructional leaders from New England who are working toward the common goal of increasing the number of students who are deeply and actively engaged in understanding algebra. We use student-centered instructional techniques focused on three specific forms of engagement: making deep mathematical connections, justifying and critiquing mathematical thinking, and solving challenging problems.

As a networked improvement community, we use principles of improvement science to develop, test, refine, and share promising instructional routines throughout the network. Presenters will describe BMTN, its grounding in improvement science, and discuss learnings and opportunities for collaboration as the network continues to expand.

Presenters:

Toni M. Smith, senior researcher, AIR
Kirk Walters, managing researcher, AIR
Moderator:
Eve Goldberg, director of research, Nellie Mae Education Foundation

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Responding to Hurricanes and Natural Disasters: Houston, Miami Technology Chiefs Share Lessons and Tips

This webinar takes place on Nov. 1, 2017 @ 2 p.m. ET
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How can district technology leaders prepare for natural disasters? What should be the focus of their crisis-response efforts?

Join two of the country’s leading CTOs, Lenny Schad of the Houston Independent School District and Deborah Karcher of the Miami-Dade Public Schools, as they discuss lessons learned from their experiences dealing with Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The focus of their webinar will be on practical tips and advice, on everything from communicating with vendors to when to unplug the copy machines.

Presenters:

Deborah C. Karcher, chief technology officer, Miami-Dade county public schools
Lenny Schad, chief information officer, Houston Independent School District
Moderator:
Benjamin Herold, staff writer, Education Week

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Equity of Opportunity: Closing the Achievement Gap

Content provided by Apex Learning.

This webinar takes place on Nov. 9, 2017 @ 2 p.m. ET
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“An equitable system does not treat all students in a standardized way, but differentiates instruction, services and resources to respond effectively to the diverse needs of students.”
—Learning Policy Institute

Districts are increasingly tasked with providing options for at-risk and underserved student populations to address persistent achievement gaps. While nationwide gains in closing achievement gaps have been made, research shows that underserved student populations still achieve at lower rates than their peers in many areas.

Attend our webinar to hear how Baltimore County Public School district is raising the bar in education with a commitment to support equal opportunities for all students. From training and professional development to establishing consistent policies and using high quality digital curriculum to transform the classroom, this district is realizing its vision to create instructional environments that support academic rigor, cultural relevance and ignites the potential of each and every student.

Presenter:

Lisa Williams, executive director, Office of Equity and Cultural Proficiency, Baltimore County Public Schools, Md.
Moderator:
Jason Mitchell, strategic initiatives, Apex Learning

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ON-DEMAND WEBINARS

How to Effectively Use Technology for Classroom Instruction

Content provided by Istation.

This webinar took place on Sept. 19, 2017 @ 2 p.m. ET
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‘‘Technology’’ is a broad and often vague term in education. Research on the subject is wide-ranging and focuses on many applications, populations, and purposes. Because of this extensive and very diverse research, it can be difficult to draw conclusions about the role and effectiveness of technology in educational settings.

In this webinar, instructional leaders and district administrators will learn how to bridge the gap between wide-ranging research and classroom applications. Plus, they will discuss ways to guide teachers in making informed instructional decisions about technology. Participants will learn about:

• The levels of technology integration.
• Common mistakes of technology integration.
• The reasons teachers often don’t use research on technology to inform their practices.
• How to facilitate teachers’ use of educational research and make it more accessible.
• The latest research on the Istation integrated learning system.

Presenter:

Rebecca Putman, education researcher and assistant professor of curriculum and instruction, Tarleton State University, Texas
Moderator:
Clarissa Plair, national education consultant, Istation

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Smart Social Media Strategies for K-12 Companies

This webinar took place on Sept. 11, 2017 @ 2 p.m. ET
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Connecting with educators on social media takes a plan, good execution, and finesse. You want teachers to see your company as helpful, not self-serving or—at worst—predatory. You need to find the right platforms, the right frequency of contact, and the right messaging. Our panel of marketers and educators will help you evaluate the social media universe, and see how and where your company fits in.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt was #2 on our list of top 100 social media influencers in K-12, and Amy Dunkin, the senior vice president of marketing, will explain the approaches that helped get them there. Brad Currie, co-founder of #SatChat, will talk about what emerging education leaders are looking for in e-social interactions. And Superintendent Michael Lubelfeld will give you the view from Deerfield, Ill., public schools. Join us!

Presenters:

Brad Currie, co-founder, #SatChat, director of planning, research, and evaluation, Chester school district, Chester, N.J., and co-author, 140 Twitter Tips for Educators and Hacking Google for Education
Amy Dunkin, senior vice president of marketing, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Michael Lubelfeld, superintendent, Deerfield Public Schools District 109, Deerfield, Ill.; co-author, The Unlearning Leader: Leading for Tomorrow’s Schools Today; co-leader, #SuptChat
Moderator:
Michele Molnar, associate editor, EdWeek Market Brief

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A Blueprint for Language and Literacy Learning

Content provided by Heinemann.

This webinar took place on Sept. 6, 2017 @ 2 p.m. ET
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Envision the ideal design for literacy and language instruction in your school.
• What does it look like?
• What student resources and professional learning opportunities propel learning?
• What are your beliefs and vision for the literacy lives of students in your school?

Turning a vision into action requires the process of design—a plan for a system that works in a coherent way. The pursuit of coherence starts with a common vision, a culture of collaboration, and a commitment to authentic literacy learning.

Join literacy leaders Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell as together we will explore how to lift students’ learning beyond the walls of the classroom with texts and a blueprint for teaching that create authentic experiences in reading, thinking, talking, writing, and reflecting to realize what it truly means to live a literate life.

Presenters:

Irene C. Fountas, professor, Lesley University in Cambridge, Mass.
Gay Su Pinnell, professor emeritus, School of Teaching and Learning, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Moderators:
Samantha Garon, director of marketing, Heinemann
Stephanie Tucker, marketing manager, Heinemann

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How Can Your District Spot—and Support—Diverse Gifted Students?

Underwriting for this webinar has been provided by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.

This webinar took place on August 30, 2017 @ 1 p.m. ET
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It can be hard for academically advanced English-language learners to show what they can do before they have mastered the language, and new evidence suggests they are underrepresented in gifted programs in nearly every state. But identifying and serving advanced ELLs can not only help districts respond to new federal reporting requirements, but build a stronger gifted program too. That's why the 36,000-student Tulsa, Okla., district is experimenting with more-diverse testing, greater parent outreach, and closer observation to fill equity gaps in the district's advanced programs.

Presenters:

Patrice O'Dea, gifted education liaison, McClure Elementary, Tulsa, Okla.
Linnea Van Eman, coordinator, Gifted and Talented Services, Tulsa Public Schools, Tulsa, Okla.
Moderator:
Sarah D. Sparks, assistant editor, Education Week

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Career and Technical Education at a Crossroads

Underwriting for this webinar has been provided by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

This webinar took place on August 23, 2017 @ 2 p.m. ET
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Career and technical education is attracting a new wave of attention and support in schools across the country. As policymakers look to these programs to prepare students for good jobs, schools and states grapple with new challenges: How can they make sure that programs provide promising pathways for students to good jobs and college? How can they ensure students from all walks of life have equitable access to the top CTE programs? And how can schools make sure that all students have good guidance counseling so they make informed decisions about their college and career options? In this webinar, hear how several states are tackling these issues.

Presenters:

Heather Justice, executive director, Office of CTE, Tennessee Department of Education
Kate Blosveren Kreamer, deputy executive director, Advance CTE
Moderator:
Catherine Gewertz, senior contributing writer, Education Week

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The Creative Journey: Blazing an Arts-Integrated Pathway to Educator Capacity & Instructional Innovation

Content provided by Crayola.

This webinar took place on August 16, 2017 @ 2 p.m. ET
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Arts integration is creating real change for the better in Maryland’s Prince George's County Public Schools. This webinar will explore the district’s creative journey and its approaches to hands-on creative teaching and learning activities, along with its long-standing commitment to the professional development and creative leadership needed for sustained program success. Additionally, participants will learn about strategies and tactics for starting their own arts integration journey and program development.

Presenter John Ceschini, arts integration officer for Prince George's County Public Schools, will unpack the district’s challenges and successes, focusing on the continuum in implementing effective art integration. Cheri Sterman, Crayola’s director of education, will explore a range of professional learning options and launching pads to leverage art-integration and creative leadership on the journey to student agency and achievement.

Presenters:

John Ceschini, arts integration officer, Prince George’s County Public Schools, Md., and former executive director, arts in education, Maryland Schools Alliance
Cheri Sterman, director of education, Crayola; vice chair, Partnership for 21st Century Learning
Moderator:
Dominique Young, instructional design and professional development leader, Crayola Education

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Building a Community of Readers–Driving Student Engagement Through Collective Impact

Content provided by myON.

This webinar took place on August 10, 2017 @ 2 p.m. ET
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Achieving grade-level reading proficiency by third grade, when the focus shifts “from learning to read to reading to learn,” is a reliable indicator of success in school and in life. Because learning happens 24/7 year around, families and communities play an important role in extending the school day, reinforcing what’s learned in the classroom and opening up additional opportunities, through formal and informal activities.

Building communities of readers is everyone’s responsibility–and ensuring that our collective efforts deliver intended results for students, schools, and communities is equally important.

Learn how our personalized approach to literacy, based upon cutting-edge technology and results-oriented research, ensures that every learner is engaged and supported in ways that foster and measure their growth.

Presenters:

César Morales, superintendent, Oxnard School District, Oxnard, Calif., and a 2017 Education Week Leader To Learn From
Todd Brekhus, president, myON
Moderator:
Holly Yettick, director, Education Week Research Center

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The State of K-12 Budgets: Positioning Your Company for the Coming School Year

This webinar took place on August 7, 2017 @ 2 p.m. ET
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Even as the “Great Recession” fades from memory and national economic signs remain mostly positive, states and school districts aren’t pouring a lot of new money into K-12 education over the coming year. Many states have approved budgets for 2017-2018 that offer schools only modest spending increases, at best, meaning that districts in many states are preparing for a lean period. This webinar will look at the current fiscal climate affecting states and school districts, and explain what education companies should expect from district spending. What kinds of programs are districts likely to prioritize, and which ones are they likely to be flat-funded or cut? And how will other factors, such as the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act, and lingering uncertainty about the federal budget, shape district policymaking and spending?

Presenters:

Donald J. Boyd, director of fiscal studies, Rockefeller Institute of Government
Claire Hertz, chief financial officer, Beaverton School District, Ore.
Noelle Ellerson Ng, associate executive director of AASA, the School Superintendents Association
Moderator:
Sean Cavanagh, senior editor, EdWeek Market Brief

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What Kind of 'Research' Do K-12 Companies Need for Their Products?

This webinar is a rebroadcast of an event that originally aired on Jan. 18, 2017.

This webinar took place on July 20, 2017 @ 2 p.m. ET
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Education providers often hear that school officials want research or “evidence” that their products and services are effective. But what kind of research or evidence do schools really want? And just as important, what are simple and low-cost strategies K-12 companies can use to build a research base for their products? This webinar offers practical tips for companies, and also explores how changes in the new federal law, ESSA, will change the research standards for school providers.

Presenters:

Bart Epstein, CEO, Jefferson Education Accelerator
Steven Glazerman, director, Educator Impact Laboratory, Mathematica Policy Research
Alexandra Resch, associate director and senior researcher, Mathematica Policy Research
Moderator:
Sean Cavanagh, managing editor, EdWeek Market Brief

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Draw on the Power of Creativity

Content provided by Crayola.

This webinar took place on July 18, 2017 @ 2 p.m. ET
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Creativity is a valued 21st century skill. It’s a catalyst for problem-solving and cultivating a growth mindset. How can instructional innovators use creativity to transform school culture and improve learning? This session will examine recent case studies and evaluations of arts-integration programs to showcase practical ways to infuse creativity into instruction. From approaching math as a visible language to using art in nonfiction text reflection, participants will learn new approaches, with an emphasis on professional learning as the launching pad for change.

Presenter Ivonne Chand O’Neal, co-editor of Arts Evaluation and Assessment: Measuring Impact in Schools and Communities, will introduce innovative programs and their impacts. Cheri Sterman, Crayola’s director of education, will share innovative approaches to building educators’ creative capacity and leadership, and will showcase project-based learning activities from the creatED professional learning program.

Presenters:

Ivonne Chand O’Neal, Ph.D., co-editor, Arts Evaluation and Assessment: Measuring Impact in Schools and Communities; founder and president, MUSE Research, a creativity think tank
Cheri Sterman, director of education, Crayola; vice chair, Partnership for 21st Century Learning; former early learning director for state of Ohio; board member, National Association of Educating Young Children and National Child Development Center
Moderator:
Dominique Young, instructional design and professional development leader, Crayola Education

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Amazon, Apple, Google, and Microsoft: How 4 Tech Titans Are Reshaping the Ed-Tech Landscape

This webinar took place on June 21, 2017 @ 2 p.m. ET
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EdWeek Market Brief recently produced a special report that examines how four of the largest technology companies in the world are influencing the use of ed tech in K-12 schools. As part of that special report, Market Brief conducted an exclusive survey of 1,000 teachers and school district leaders to take stock of their perceptions of Amazon, Apple, Google, and Microsoft.

The survey results show how the four companies stack up against each other and in relation to four major education-focused companies: Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt, McGraw-Hill, Pearson, and Scholastic. Across nearly every category in the survey, Google emerged as the clear winner. Join us for a presentation of the survey data and a discussion of how these four tech titans are reshaping K-12 educational technology.

Presenters:

Sean Cavanagh, senior editor, EdWeek Market Brief
Holly Yettick, director, Education Week Research Center
Moderator:
Kevin Bushweller, executive editor, EdWeek Market Brief

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Building Bridges to Success for English-Language Learners

This webinar is sponsored by Middlebury Interactive Languages.

This webinar took place on June 20, 2017 @ 2 p.m. ET
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New research from the Center for Promise, the research arm of America’s Promise Alliance, finds that schools and educators who want to boost the prospects for English-language learners should take stock of what is happening in their lives both inside and outside the classroom. Drawing on student data and interviews with English-learners, the researchers explored why the students may struggle to achieve English proficiency and identified steps that educators can take to knock down barriers ELLs encounter on the road to earning a diploma. Join us for a conversation with researchers and educators to explore how to build bridges, not barriers, to success for English-learners.

Presenters:

Mary Jo Marion, assistant vice president for urban affairs and executive director of the Latino Education Institute, Worcester State University
Shannon Varga, post-doctoral research fellow, Center for Promise, a research center for America’s Promise Alliance
Moderator:
Corey Mitchell, staff writer, Education Week

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Mindfulness: Taking the Stress From Students' Tests

This webinar is sponsored by Second Step, creators of Mind Yeti.

Underwriting for this webinar has been provided by The Raikes Foundation.

This webinar took place on June 13, 2017 @ 2 p.m. ET
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Tests may change in many ways, but for students, the stress of taking one doesn’t go away. Join us for a discussion of what the research shows about how anxiety hurts performance, what simple interventions may have the potential to short-circuit test stress, and how the Austin, Texas, district is using mindfulness and other techniques to help students maintain a healthy approach to assessment.

Presenters:

James Butler, SEL mindfulness specialist and 2014 Austin ISD Teacher of the Year, Austin Independent School District, Austin, Texas
Jeremy P. Jamieson, professor, Department of Clinical & Social Sciences, University of Rochester
Moderator:
Sarah D. Sparks, assistant editor, Education Week

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Weaving Project-Based Learning Into Rigorous High School Courses

This webinar is sponsored by itslearning.

This webinar took place on June 7, 2017 @ 1 p.m. ET
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Many schools are keen on incorporating project-based learning into their curriculum, reasoning that the exploratory, hands-on lessons engage students and promote collaboration and independent thinking. This webinar will explore an attempt to integrate project-based learning into the high school curriculum, through an approach called Knowledge in Action. The program, designed by a researchers at the University of Washington in collaboration with high school teachers, incorporates project-based learning within Advanced Placement courses. We look at the program’s approach, and its implications for the teaching of project-based learning in rigorous courses at the high school level, and how one district AP coordinator uses Knowledge in Action in her district.

Presenters:

Amber Graeber, advanced placement coordinator, Des Moines Public Schools
Jane C. Lo, assistant professor of social science education, School of Teacher Education, Florida State University
Susan Bobbitt Nolen, professor of learning sciences and human development, University of Washington
Moderator:
Sean Cavanagh, assistant editor, Education Week

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Mastering the Charter School Market

This webinar took place on May 19, 2017 @ 11 a.m. ET
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What does it take to master the charter school market? That is an important question for education companies because that market is projected to educate between 20 percent and 40 percent of U.S. students by 2035. Our guests—who work on procurement decisions with charters in Colorado and Texas—explain how charters operate differently from other public schools, the mistakes companies make in approaching charters, and what steps vendors can take to gain ground in this growing marketplace. Learn how charters, at different ages and stages of their development, are likely to adopt and use educational technology, where they turn for guidance in selecting educational products, how differences in school culture affect sales approaches, and how to understand the funding profile of a typical charter school.

Presenters:

Chris Busse, vice president of quality initiatives, Texas Charter Schools Association
Anna Kimsey Edwards, co-founder and chief advocacy officer, Whiteboard Advisors
Tiffany Kallevik, director, member business services, Colorado League of Charter Schools
Moderator:
Michele Molnar, associate editor, EdWeek Market Brief

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Powering Student Engagement With a Successful OER Strategy

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This webinar took place on May 18, 2017 @ 1 p.m. ET
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In this webinar, hear from Andrew Marcinek, former open education advisor for the U.S. Department of Education, on powering student engagement with a successful open educational resources (OER) strategy. Marcinek will provide an overview of open educational resources, dispel some common myths around OER, and share lessons and practical tips learned from his own OER journey. He will wrap up by highlighting key OER resources and discussing the current direction of the #GoOpen movement before handing the reins over to co-presenter Michele Eaton, CETL, director of virtual & blended learning, the Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township, Ind. Eaton will discuss how her district's integration of Gooru and other OER content fits into its digital curriculum strategy, and how the use of high-quality, curated OER is impacting student engagement.

Presenters:

Michele Eaton, director of virtual & blended learning, the Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township
Andrew Marcinek, former open education advisor, U.S. Department of Education
Moderator:
Holly Yettick, director, Education Week Research Center

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Coaching the Coaches: How Districts Can Support Teacher Leaders

This webinar is sponsored by Walden University.

Underwriting for this webinar has been provided by The Joyce Foundation.

This webinar took place on May 16, 2017 @ 2 p.m. ET
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Research shows that instructional coaching can have a positive impact on all teachers’ practice and can improve student outcomes. But who’s coaching the coaches?

To maximize the success of coaching, the coaches themselves need professional development and support. Coaches, who are typically former classroom teachers, must learn how to work with adult learners, which requires a whole new skill set.

This webinar will feature Lynn Kepp from the New Teacher Center, which works with school districts across the country to provide professional development for coaches, and Kendra Hanzlik, an instructional coach in Iowa. They will share the best practices for a successful coaching program, where both teachers and coaches are supported.

Presenters:

Kendra Hanzlik, instructional coach in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Lynn Kepp, senior vice president of strategic partnerships, New Teacher Center
Moderator:
Madeline Will, assistant editor, Education Week Teacher

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How Your School Can Protect Students From Cyberattacks With Content Filtering

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This webinar took place on May 10, 2017 @ 12 p.m. ET
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Today’s schools and students need tomorrow’s cybersecurity.

These days, K-12 schools are focused on bringing in digital resources for education, and keeping out cyberattacks. Boston Public Schools (BPS) is no different. The challenge? Changing technology and complex regulatory requirements, tight budgets and lean staffing.

In this webinar, hear from Geri Conley, BPS network security coordinator, as we talk about solutions. You’ll learn:

• BPS's approach for staying current with filtering technology and best practices
• How BPS structured and conducted its Request for Proposal (RFP) process
• Gaining constituent buy-in and arriving at the final selection
• Lessons learned from deployment and usage

Providing access to digital educational tools and protecting students from cyberthreats is a delicate balance. Don’t miss your chance to learn strong solutions. Register now.

Presenter:

Geri Conley, network security coordinator, Boston Public Schools
Moderator:
Richard Quinones, senior vice president of state, local government, and education, iboss Cybersecurity

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Engaging the Eye: Building Literacy Via Visual Art

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This webinar took place on May 9, 2017 @ 2 p.m. ET
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Just as great literature provides rich content for inquiry and analysis, fine art offers powerful opportunities to cultivate literacy skills and build content knowledge. Through the study of painting, sculpture, and architecture, all students—particularly struggling readers and English-language learners—can become more insightful readers, effective communicators, and analytical thinkers.

In this interactive webinar, Lynne Munson and Rachel Stack of Great Minds discuss and model art instruction with an 8th grade teacher, highlighting how the study of visual art builds cultural knowledge and fosters academic achievement for the widest range of learners. Learn from these leaders as they demonstrate how to leverage visual art to build skills, increase cultural literacy, and strengthen standards-based instruction.

The written word isn’t the only text for the classroom! Let art expand your students’ skills and world of knowledge.

Presenters:

Lynne Munson, founder and executive director, Great Minds
Sara Young, grade 8 teacher, Maysville Middle School, Zanesville, Ohio
Moderator:
Rachel Stack, director of humanities, Great Minds

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How to Bring Coding & Creativity to the Classroom

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This webinar took place on May 4, 2017 @ 2 p.m. ET
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When it comes to getting students ready for 21st-century careers, coding often tops the list of skills needed. But getting started can seem overwhelming. What’s more, coding languages and platforms are constantly changing. How can educators introduce and support programming around coding even without a ton of experience?

In this timely webinar, you’ll hear directly from expert educators about how they brought coding and creativity to their classrooms. You’ll also learn how tools like littleBits can give students the foundations in engineering and coding that will be useful no matter what changes lie around the corner.

Presenters:

Kelly Knight, STEAM coordinator, Riverside Presbyterian Day School, Jacksonville, Fla.
Christopher Kunkel, STEM coordinator and math teacher, Hoboken Charter School, N.J.
Moderator:
Christine Leonard, senior education manager, littleBits

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How Schools Improve by Engaging Families

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This webinar took place on May 2, 2017 @ 2 p.m. ET
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At Denver Public Schools (DPS) and in every district in Rhode Island, family and community engagement empowers parents to be partners in creating great schools. In this webinar, leaders from DPS and from the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) will share strategies for engaging all families in the service of student success.

Dr. Karen Mapp of the Harvard Graduate School of Education will discuss the Dual Capacity-Building Framework for family engagement. Landon Mascareñaz, executive director for strategy development and family empowerment at DPS, will present how this urban district has put the Framework into practice to build strong family-school partnerships. Commissioner Ken Wagner and Peg Votta, research specialist, from RIDE will share how the state department of education supports districts’ coordinated efforts to promote family-school partnerships that improve schools.

DPS and RIDE administer family surveys with Panorama Education to hear parents’ feedback and to show families that their partnership is vital for improving schools.

Presenters:

Karen Mapp, Ed.D., senior lecturer and faculty director of education policy and management, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Landon Mascareñaz, Ed.L.D., executive director, strategy development and family empowerment, Denver Public Schools
Peg Votta, research specialist, Rhode Island Department of Education
Ken Wagner, Ph.D., commissioner, Rhode Island Department of Education
Moderator:
Brian Rainville, Ed.L.D., Panorama Education

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Read, Write, Succeed: Models for Advancing Student Writing

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This webinar took place on April 25, 2017 @ 2 p.m. ET
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Each year droves of high school graduates enter college or the workforce unable to write as well as professors or employers expect. Writing can be one of the most difficult skills to teach, often because it is siloed and taught as a stand-alone skill, apart from quality content.

In this interactive webinar, the co-founders of the Vermont Writing Collaborative and a 4th grade teacher share classroom-tested methods that advance student achievement by intimately connecting deep content knowledge with explicit writing frameworks. Learn what experts and the best writing teachers in America know: that content and structured instruction work hand-in-hand. Empower students to successfully leverage the power of great content and structure to improve their writing—paving the way for college and career success.

Presenters:

Joey Hawkins, co-founder, Vermont Writing Collaborative
Diana Leddy, M.Ed., co-founder, Vermont Writing Collaborative
Sarah Webb, 4th grade teacher, Beverly Gardens Elementary School, Riverside, Ohio
Moderator:
Rachel Stack, director of humanities, Great Minds

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What Makes a K-12 Ed-Tech Company’s Salesforce Succeed?

This webinar took place on April 24, 2017 @ 2 p.m. ET
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The results of a McKinsey & Company survey defy conventional wisdom about what leads to success for a sales team in the K-12 market. EdWeek Market Brief features the study’s leaders and their findings in this look at what drives the most successful ed-tech sales people, how best to compensate them, and what company leaders do that undermines their best efforts to create and keep the best salesforce.

Over half the companies surveyed indicated that sales people typically fail in their first two or three years on the job. McKinsey crunched the data provided by both the salesforce and their team leaders to find out why. In this webinar, you’ll learn what the company discovered, and what you can do about it.

Presenters:

Jake Bryant, associate partner, McKinsey & Company
Judy Wade, senior advisor, Growth Tech Practice, McKinsey & Company
Moderator:
Michele Molnar, associate editor, EdWeek Market Brief

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Addressing the STEM Teacher Shortage

This webinar is sponsored by Education Week TopSchoolJobs.

This webinar took place on April 20, 2017 @ 3 p.m. ET
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Among the hardest K-12 teaching positions to fill are those for science, technology, engineering, and math classes. The problem is particularly acute at the high school level, in part because people with strong STEM backgrounds have more incentives to join the fields they’re trained in than to become educators. As a result, many districts end up filling high school chemistry, biology, physics, and math slots with teachers who’ve taken few courses in those areas themselves.

In this webinar, our guests will discuss the barriers to finding and hiring qualified STEM teachers, and explore national and district-level efforts to reduce STEM teacher shortages. They’ll talk about improving professional learning and the ways universities and districts can work together to staff these high-needs areas.

Presenters:

Michael Marder, executive director, UTeach STEM teacher preparation program, University of Texas at Austin
Jim Ryan, STEM executive director, San Francisco Unified School District
Moderator:
Liana Heitin Loewus, assistant editor, Education Week

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The Student Body of One-by-One: Leveraging Personalized Learning Curricula in K-12 Schools

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This webinar took place on April 19, 2017 @ 2 p.m. ET
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Schools are facing a pivotal opportunity to rethink approaches to curriculum, instruction, and assessment—due to school improvement initiatives, robust technical infrastructures, and the proliferation of digital devices. What’s more, students and educators are increasingly technology-savvy and amenable to digital learning and discovery.

In response, school and district leaders are pursuing bold personalized learning approaches that more powerfully address how students learn best. Learn how top leaders are implementing innovative curricula and instructional technology that empower teachers to create highly effective, student-centered learning environments.

Discover current best practices for curriculum planning and development, using innovative and adaptive digital technologies that complement core ELA and math programs. Find out how school leaders are complementing and enhancing existing curricula and instructional practices with personalized learning solutions that provide remediation for struggling students, supportive practice for on-level students, and enrichment for advanced students.

Presenters:

Jason Green, executive director, School Programs, McGraw-Hill Education
Shawn Mahoney, chief academic officer, McGraw-Hill Education
Moderator:
Sean Meelia, vice president of sales & subscriber services, McGraw-Hill Education

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Beyond State Assessments: Start Building Lifelong Math Learners

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This webinar took place on April 18, 2017 @ 2 p.m. ET
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Maury County School District is changing the way teachers teach and learners learn with a new systematic approach to affect student success. In this webinar, Chris Marczak, superintendent of schools, shares how his district developed and implemented seven community-developed district-wide keys to effectively prepare students for college and career readiness. These improvements are building teacher capacity, increasing student achievement, and fostering a culture of adult and student collaboration. Topics of discussion include:

• Creating, executing, and evaluating measureable goals and benchmarks to ensure TRUE college and career readiness
• Scaling implementation of programs to assess student growth and close math learning gaps
• Building teacher capacity through TRUE professional learning communities and collaborative internal support systems
• Leading a district-wide mindset shift toward ensuring lifelong learning for both adults and students

All school and district-based leaders, and K-12 educators are invited to attend. Marczak will field questions from participants throughout this live, interactive webinar.

Presenter:

Chris Marczak, superintendent of schools, Maury County School District, Tenn.
Moderator:
Kelly Urlacher, curriculum designer, DreamBox Learning

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Selecting and Sequencing Student Solutions for Productive Math Discourse

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This webinar took place on April 17, 2017 @ 2 p.m. ET
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Research shows there are best practices that can be used to create a classroom environment that fosters rich classroom discussions. Join us for our webinar with mathematics expert Gladis Kersaint, as she shares strategies that all educators can use to promote mathematical discourse in their classrooms, including:

• Planning for productive mathematics discussions
• Selecting student work for classroom discussion
• Sequencing student work to support meaningful classroom discussion
• Questions to consider when selecting and sequencing student strategies

Presenter:

Gladis Kersaint, Ph.D., dean, Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut
Moderator:
Danielle Curran, product director, Ready Mathematics

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Equity, Access, and Achievement in the Math Classroom

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This webinar took place on April 13, 2017 @ 2 p.m. ET
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It’s a rapidly changing world, and one that will impact our children’s future. What career prospects will there be for them? Will they be prepared for success? Most lucrative careers require a background in mathematics and if students leave elementary school without a positive growth-mindset and a firm foundation built for algebra, the doors for access into STEM careers may be in jeopardy. How do we keep the doors open for them?

In this webinar, we’ll explore how to create a positive growth-mindset and showcase the evidence-based results that can be achieved. We’ll examine how learning trajectories can be used to monitor and support mathematical growth during engagement in rich, vibrant math workshops in contrast to the use of textbooks, and how technology can be a powerful tool in providing differentiation and professional support.

Presenters:

Cathy Fosnot, president and CEO, New Perspectives on Learning
Fran Roy, chief academic officer, Fall River Public Schools, Fall River, Mass.
Moderator:
Kelly Urlacher, curriculum designer, DreamBox Learning

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Going to Scale: Implementing Evidence-Based Personalized Learning for Math Intervention

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This webinar took place on April 11, 2017 @ 2 p.m. ET
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Successful districts are closing learning gaps by identifying and scaling personalized math intervention programs. But what are the conditions and processes that districts should put in place to effectively develop and implement personalized intervention plans?

In this webinar, Debbie Thompson, math curriculum and instructional design, Wichita Public Schools, shares a step-by-step framework for designing and implementing district-wide personalized intervention programs. Topics of discussion will include:

• Setting goals and identifying criteria to evaluate programs for efficacy, standards-alignment, and student growth
• How to build teacher capacity using data-informed instruction and intentional organizational support structures
• Scaling beyond intervention; increasing district-wide adoption and usage of personalized learning programs

All K-12 administrators and educators are encouraged to attend. Thompson will field questions from participants throughout this webinar.

Presenter:

Debbie Thompson, math curriculum and instructional design, Wichita Public Schools, Wichita, Kan.
Moderator:
Joe Trahan, curriculum designer, DreamBox Learning

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A Hands-on Look at Creating in the Classroom 101 (CTC 101) Kit

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This webinar took place on April 4, 2017 @ 2 p.m. ET
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Do you want to bring STEAM project-based learning into your classroom? Don't miss out on Arduino's co-founder, David Cuartielles’ webinar, “A Hands-on Look at CTC 101.” CTC 101 is a modular program consisting of more than 25 playful, well-documented projects based on the Arduino 101 board powered by Intel.

CTC 101 features easy-to-assemble experiments designed to introduce 13- to 17- year-old students to the foundations of programming, electronics, mechanics, and robotics. 


CTC 101 helps build the school of the 21st century, and it's one of the best examples of educational curriculum for student motivation and—most importantly—teacher professional development.

Presenter:

David Cuartielles, co-founder, Arduino
Moderator:
Holly Yettick, director, Education Week Research Center

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Social-Emotional Learning: A Systematic Approach That Leads to Student Success

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This webinar took place on March 22, 2017 @ 2 p.m. ET
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Social and emotional learning (SEL) makes a difference for students. Mounting research tells us that a systemic approach to SEL in districts and schools yields positive outcomes for students during school and into young adulthood. Since 2011, the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) and large, urban districts have been taking on SEL as a districtwide priority and integrating SEL across all aspects of their districts.

Join CASEL and educators from the field to learn what it means to approach the work systemically, what is working, what is challenging, what results they are experiencing, and how this important work is paving the way for other districts.

In this webinar you’ll learn:
• What SEL is, why it’s important, and how it impacts practice
• Key areas of engagement that schools and districts should focus on
• Tools and resources you can access to support SEL work in your districts

Presenters:

Melissa Schlinger, vice president of practice, The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)
Kori Sanchez Smith, SEL coordinator, Atlanta Public Schools, Ga.
Moderator:
Kelly Montes De Oca, chief learning officer, BloomBoard

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China's Education Market: What K-12 Companies Should Know

This webinar is a rebroadcast of an event that originally aired on Dec. 1, 2016.

This webinar took place on March 22, 2017 @ 11 a.m. ET
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Demand for educational products and services in China has taken off, as the country's economy has continued to strengthen and evolve and its schools and families have demanded new academic products and services. Private education in China, and private academic services outside of China's government-run school system, have fueled new opportunities for companies from the United States and other countries. Where do the greatest opportunities exist for companies, and how can vendors establish a foothold there?

In this webinar, we look at which areas of the Chinese education system are poised for the biggest growth, and how companies can crack the market to find their niche.

Presenters:

Laurie Chiu-Mar, Asia Pacific sales director, PASCO Scientific
Diane Glass, director of business and higher education, International School Consultancy
Moderator:
Sean Cavanagh, senior editor, Education Week Market Brief

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Alan November on Strategies to Enhance Student Self-Assessment

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This webinar took place on March 16, 2017 @ 1 p.m. ET
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Join education thought leader Alan November for “Strategies to Enhance Student Self-Assessment,” a live, research-backed webinar that will highlight the importance of this core competency for 21st-century learners. Alan will offer strategies for helping students develop a strong skill set around self-assessment, and present examples of integrating student self-assessment into various classroom teaching and learning scenarios.

You will gain a deeper understanding of student self-assessment, as well as methods and strategies for developing strong self-assessment skills in today’s learners.

Presenter:

Alan November, senior partner and founder, November Learning
Moderator:
Jill Davis, marketing manager, itslearning

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Using Data to Support Students’ Social-Emotional Learning: From the District to the Classroom

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This webinar took place on March 8, 2017 @ 2 p.m. ET
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For leaders in Washoe County School District, Nev., and Long Beach Unified School District, Calif., supporting students’ growth in social-emotional learning (SEL) is critical to their vision of student success. In this webinar, Assistant Superintendent Chris Lund (Long Beach Unified School District) and Director of Research and Evaluation Laura Davidson (Washoe County School District) share their experiences using data at the school- and classroom-level to support students in developing SEL skills.

This webinar will highlight how school and district leaders can collect and use data to support the development and growth of students’ SEL skills. Using real-world examples, these leaders will share strategies for engaging students, families, and teachers in the work of SEL.

Washoe County School District, Long Beach Unified School District, and other districts and schools across the country partner with Panorama Education to administer research-backed SEL and school climate surveys and to access interactive reports and dashboards.

Presenters:

Joko Cailles, student, Wooster High School, Washoe County School District, Reno, Nev.
Laura Davidson, director of research and evaluation, Washoe County School District, Reno, Nev.
Scott Fleming, principal, MacArthur Elementary School, Long Beach Unified School District, Calif.
Jennifer Harris, program evaluator, Washoe County School District, Reno, Nev.
Chris Lund, assistant superintendent, Long Beach Unified School District, Calif.
Moderator:
Brian Rainville, director of educator engagement, Panorama Education

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From Teacher to Superintendent: Data-Driven Decisions Simplified

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This webinar took place on March 7, 2017 @ 1 p.m. ET
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Fast, efficient, and useful—NWEATM reports give you valuable information, no matter what your role as an educator. This 50-minute webinar from NWEA shows teachers, staff, and leaders how to leverage assessment data to meet their goals.

• Learn how to improve instruction and personalize learning with the MAP® Student Profile report.
• Understand how to identify skill gaps to focus instruction and then monitor progress and skills mastery with Skills Navigator®.
• See how the MAP Insights and Instructional Insights reports provide you with instant analysis of your schools and district; the narrative reporting tells a larger story and makes it easy to understand the results.
• You’ll also see how the OECD Test for Schools report provides crucial insights to help drive your school improvement efforts and ensure students are prepared for the global economy.

Presenters:

Andy Hegedus, Ed.D., senior research manager of education research, NWEA
Brian Spears, senior account manager, NWEA
Moderator:
Andy Set, senior manager, NWEA

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Acing the Test: Strategies for Supporting Student Achievement

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This webinar took place on March 6, 2017 @ 2 p.m. ET
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What will the next generation of high-stakes assessments require? The answer might surprise you.

Learn how teaching strategies that provide access to complex, content-rich, grade-level texts effectively position students to be successful readers, communicators—and even test takers.

In this interactive webinar, David Liben of Student Achievement Partners and Rachel Stack of Great Minds highlight how book-based lessons engage all learners, build knowledge, and set students up for academic achievement. Using real-world examples, these leaders will demonstrate how you can leverage the power of close reading, curated texts, and vocabulary practice as paths toward student mastery.

Leave the test prep packets and disconnected basals behind and focus on how meaningful instruction, based in knowledge-building text, are the key to making the grade.

Presenters:

David Liben, senior content specialist, Student Achievement Partners
Andrea Minich, lead curriculum developer, Great Minds
Moderator:
Rachel Stack, director of humanities, Great Minds

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How to Find the Right Teaching Job

This webinar is sponsored by Education Week TopSchoolJobs.

This webinar took place on February 28, 2017 @ 2 p.m. ET
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Across the country, there’s a high demand for qualified teachers. But the job search can be overwhelming. How can prospective teachers make sure that they will thrive in their new school environment before classes even begin?

Educational consultant Lisa Dabbs, who supports pre-service and new teachers, and Rachel Gleischman from TNTP, which helps districts and states recruit and train new teachers, will discuss what prospective teachers need to look for during the job search to land in a supportive school environment. The experts will also give advice to school leaders on how they can better support and recruit a high-quality teaching staff.

Presenters:

Lisa Dabbs, educational consultant and adjunct professor, University of La Verne
Rachel Gleischman, partner for strategic growth, TNTP
Moderator:
Madeline Will, assistant editor, Education Week Teacher

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Connecting the Dots on ESSA and PD: What Education Companies Should Know

Part of the Inside ESSA Webinar Series

This webinar is a rebroadcast of an event that originally aired on Nov. 16, 2016.

This webinar took place on February 23, 2017 @ 11 a.m. ET
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The federal Every Student Succeeds Act revamps requirements around professional development in a big way. It emphasizes innovative approaches to professional development, including job-embedded and collaborative options, while adding new, tiered evidence requirements. In addition, ESSA creates new funding opportunities for companies that educate themselves about the law.

In this webinar, we'll explore ways the nation's new K-12 law may apply to your business and what you can do to maximize the opportunities it provides.

Presenters:

Stephanie Hirsh, executive director, Learning Forward
Stephanie Wood-Garnett, vice president of policy and advocacy, Alliance for Excellent Education
Moderator:
Michelle R. Davis, senior writer, Education Week Digital Directions

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Intervention for Young English-Language Learners

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This webinar took place on February 15, 2017 @ 2 p.m. ET
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Learn how blended learning supports reading intervention and instruction for English-language learners (ELLs). Covering computer-adaptive assessments and instruction, dual-language instructional specialist Lisa Capra introduces ways educational technology supports data-driven instruction and traditional face-to-face approaches.

This webinar provides a case study and shows educators how the School District of Palm Beach County in Florida launched a reading intervention program in more than a dozen elementary schools. Take a look at the program and see how students embark on a path toward biliteracy through educational technology and blended learning. Also, examine the rewards of data-driven instruction and learn what it takes to launch an effective intervention program that works for young English-language learners.

Webinar presenters will share:

• Ways RtII/MTSS supports students in English-language learners.
• How blended learning supports intervention and instruction for bilingual children.
• Results schools can expect.
• Best practices and lessons learned.
• Steps to take to launch similar initiatives.

Presenter:

Lisa Capra, dual-language instructional specialist, Department of Multicultural Education, School District of Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach, Fla.
Moderator:
Viviana Hall, national education consultant, Istation

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Driving Educator Growth With Google for Education

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This webinar took place on February 9, 2017 @ 12 p.m. ET
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Educators around the country are using Google for Education tools to change their teaching practices and improve student outcomes.

Join Liz Anderson, head of Global Adoption Programs at Google for Education, and Jason Klein, assistant superintendent of technology and learning at Maine Township High School District 207, for a conversation about how Maine 207 successfully implemented Google for Education tools as part of their districtwide transformation. They’ll also discuss how your district can leverage the power of micro-credentials to help teachers become proficient—technically and pedagogically—in integrating Google into their classrooms to improve their instruction.

In this webinar you’ll learn about:

• The impact of and lessons learned from Maine 207’s journey
• Best practices for implementing Google for Education tools districtwide
• Key competencies teachers need to engage students using Google for Education tools
• How districts can support teachers in developing these competencies using micro-credentials, and earn re-certification and graduate credit

Presenters:

Liz Anderson, head of Global Adoption Programs, Google for Education
Jason Klein, assistant superintendent of technology and learning, Maine Township High School District 207
Moderator:
Kelly Montes De Oca, chief academic officer, BloomBoard

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ESSA’s Impact: Views From Districts and Schools

This webinar is sponsored by Measured Progress.

This webinar took place on February 1, 2017 @ 2:45 p.m. ET
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As part of a nationwide survey conducted in late 2016, the Education Week Research Center asked teachers and district leaders to share their views on the ESSA transition. This webinar highlights findings from the survey, which examined ESSA’s impact on accountability, funding, and other key dimensions of education policy. Survey respondents identified the types of support their districts need to put ESSA’s requirements into practice and offered advice to state policymakers regarding implementation plans. The results shed light on the opportunities and challenges ahead as educators move toward full implementation in the 2017-18 school year.

Presenters:

Megan M. Allen, author, An Edugeek's Guide to K-12 Practice and Policy
Douglas N. Harris, author, Urban Education: Lessons From New Orleans
Sterling Lloyd, senior research associate, Education Week Research Center
Moderator:
Holly Yettick, director, Education Week Research Center

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Michael Horn on Increasing Student Achievement Through Engaging Digital Curriculum

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This webinar took place on January 31, 2017 @ 2 p.m. ET
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"Increased student achievement is correlated to motivating coursework: An engaged and motivated student is more likely to be a high-achieving student."
John Hattie, professor of education and director of the Melbourne Education Research Institute, University of Melbourne, Australia (2009)

But what does engagement-for-achievement look like in a digital environment? In order to keep all students motivated, especially those who struggle or have been disengaged from school, educators need to ensure that engagement is built into the very DNA of the course design. In the digital environment, engaged students experience personalized learning and actively participate in their learning.

Attend this webinar to hear Michael Horn and district leaders discuss how well-designed digital curriculum ensures that real learning takes place, engages students, and leads to higher achievement. They will provide examples of districts and schools that use personalized learning to increase student motivation and graduation rates, and share best practices that can help your district provide a path to success for all students.

Presenters:

Michael Horn, co-founder and distinguished fellow, Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation
Camilla Liferidge-Pinckney, high school curriculum coordinator, Dorchester School District Two, S.C.
Kelly Purvis, middle school curriculum coordinator, Dorchester School District Two, S.C.
Moderator:
Jason Mitchell, Strategic Initiatives, Apex Learning

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Ten Tips for Co-Teaching Success

This webinar is sponsored by Education Week TopSchoolJobs.

This webinar took place on January 26, 2017 @ 2 p.m. ET
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Co-teaching—a partnership between a general education teacher and a special education teacher working together in the same classroom—has the potential to support students with a variety of learning styles. But strong co-teaching relationships can't be left to chance. Rather, they require mutual respect, professional connection, and a recognition of each teacher's unique skills. In this webinar, teaching veteran Elizabeth Stein, who has more than 20 years of experience spanning grades K-8, will share her tips for starting and maintaining a co-teaching partnership that works for all learners. Stein, who has a National Board Certification in Literacy, is currently a special education/universal design for learning instructional coach and a new-teacher mentor at the Smithtown Central School District in New York. She is also a contributor to Education Week and other publications.

Presenter:

Elizabeth Stein, special education/universal design for learning instructional coach and a new-teacher mentor, Smithtown Central School District, N.Y.
Moderator:
Christina Samuels, assistant editor, Education Week

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Prioritizing Language Learning in the Standards Era

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This webinar took place on January 19, 2017 @ 2 p.m. ET
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As our students prepare for a future where the world is more connected than ever before, second language acquisition is top of mind for many educators. Numerous studies have shown significant benefits from language learning, including better career prospects, improved academic performance, and enhanced empathy and creativity. Unfortunately, the realities of the modern school day, with numerous state and federal standards and mandates, often squeeze out language instruction from the schedule–despite significant interest from educators and parents in making language learning more accessible. Still, some schools, districts, and even states have committed to making language learning a top priority. Join us for this webinar discussion led by statewide policymakers and school administrators on how schools can balance these challenges and make language learning available for all students.

Presenters:

Christina Johnston, principal, Weybridge Elementary School, Vt.
Michael Watson, chief academic officer, Delaware Department of Education
Moderator:
Theresa Bruns, senior director of professional development, Middlebury Interactive Languages

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What Kind of 'Research' Do K-12 Companies Need for Their Products?

This webinar took place on January 18, 2017 @ 11 a.m. ET
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Education providers often hear that school officials want research or “evidence” that their products and services are effective. But what kind of research or evidence do schools really want? And just as important, what are simple and low-cost strategies K-12 companies can use to build a research base for their products? This webinar offers practical tips for companies, and also explores how changes in the new federal law, ESSA, will change the research standards for school providers.

Presenters:

Bart Epstein, CEO, Jefferson Education Accelerator
Steven Glazerman, director, Educator Impact Laboratory, Mathematica Policy Research
Alexandra Resch, associate director and senior researcher, Mathematica Policy Research
Moderator:
Sean Cavanagh, senior editor, EdWeek Market Brief

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High-Impact Instructional Strategies: Two Perspectives on Aligning Literacy Initiatives With Higher-Order Expectations

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This webinar took place on January 12, 2017 @ 2 p.m. ET
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PreK-12 literacy leaders are rethinking their initiatives to drive student gains in language arts, and to deliver the ELA instruction required for each student to be masterful and future-ready.

Rising educational expectations, increasing accountability, equitability for diverse populations, and new technologies are creating opportunities for gaining growth and higher outcomes for every student. Leaders are advancing their ELA curricula to ensure instruction and assessment are consistent, coherent, rigorous, and relevant.

Gain actionable frameworks and strategies for developing holistic literacy instruction so all students can excel as literate, responsible global citizens.

Join literacy curriculum experts Douglas Fisher, Ph.D., professor of educational leadership at San Diego State University, and Shawn Mahoney, Ph.D., chief academic officer at McGraw-Hill Education, to discover proven methods and high-impact solutions to enrich school and district literacy initiatives.

Presenters:

Douglas Fisher, professor, educational leadership, San Diego State University, Calif.
Shawn Mahoney, chief academic officer, McGraw-Hill Education
Moderator:
Jeff Ohmer, senior national literacy curriculum specialist, McGraw-Hill Education

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Protecting and Securing Your School’s Data

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This webinar took place on December 7, 2016 @ 2 p.m. ET
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Protecting student and teacher data is paramount for schools. With Office 365, it’s your data. You own it. You control it. And it is yours to take with you if you decide to leave the service. Microsoft uses the customer data in the Office 365 services only for the benefit of the customer—we don’t use or share customer data for commercial purposes other than to provide the best Office 365 service.

In this webinar, you will learn more from Microsoft Education specialists on how using Office 365 allows for the best collaboration experience while maintaining the highest security standards. We will cover:

• How we safeguard and use your data.
• Microsoft’s commitment to providing schools with free built-in security and privacy controls so you can adhere to and stay up to date with the ever-evolving industry compliance standards including FERPA, HIPAA, COPPA, and CIPA.
• How you can use Office 365 within your school to transform learning in the classroom.

Presenters:

Steve Faehl, Cloud Architect, Microsoft U.S. Education
Edwin Guarin, Senior Solutions Specialist, Education, Microsoft Corporation

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China's Education Market: What K-12 Companies Should Know

This webinar took place on December 1, 2016 @ 11 a.m. ET
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Demand for educational products and services in China has taken off, as the country's economy has continued to strengthen and evolve and its schools and families have demanded new academic products and services. Private education in China, and private academic services outside of China's government-run school system, have fueled new opportunities for companies from the United States and other countries. Where do the greatest opportunities exist for companies, and how can vendors establish a foothold there?

In this webinar, we look at which areas of the Chinese education system are poised for the biggest growth, and how companies can crack the market to find their niche.

Presenters:

Laurie Chiu-Mar, Asia Pacific sales director, PASCO Scientific
Diane Glass, director of business and higher education, International School Consultancy
Moderator:
Sean Cavanagh, senior editor, Education Week Market Brief

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How Bad Is the Teacher Shortage—and What’s the Solution?

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This webinar took place on November 30, 2016 @ 2 p.m. ET
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Teacher shortages have been in the news recently, as many school districts started the school year with vacancies, particularly in the science, mathematics, and special education fields.

But the true scope of the problem is still up for debate. The Learning Policy Institute says the national shortage of teachers is severe and could double in size by 2018. Other education experts, such as those from the National Council on Teacher Quality, dismiss the narrative of a national shortage, saying instead that the school staffing gaps are localized by subject area and geography.

This webinar will feature the leaders of both the Learning Policy Institute and the National Council on Teacher Quality, who will both present their research and conclusions of the scope of the teacher shortage—and their solutions to curb the hiring gaps.

Presenters:

Linda Darling-Hammond, president and CEO, Learning Policy Institute
Kate Walsh, president, National Council on Teacher Quality
Moderator:
Madeline Will, assistant editor, Education Week Teacher

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College and Career Readiness: Preparing Students for 21st Century Work and Life

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This webinar took place on November 29, 2016 @ 2 p.m. ET
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The world of work is quickly redefining what it means to be ready—a broader set of aims that reflect fast paced, complex, and diverse workplaces. Students need to be great communicators, collaborators, and critical-thinkers that can tackle novel problems; problems that many adults have never even thought about before. In order to prepare students to be really ready for their futures, we must define what that means for them now—not just once they graduate high school.

In this webinar, Tom Vander Ark and Janet A. Leistner will share why being ready for college and the freelance—or “gig” economy—is more important than ever. They will highlight key characteristics and skills students must have; provide actionable case studies of districts or schools that have been successful in preparing students; and share resources that can provide solutions for educators looking to do this work.

Presenters:

Janet A. Leistner, director, EVSC Virtual Academy
Tom Vander Ark, author and CEO, Getting Smart
Moderator:
Jason Mitchell, Strategic Initiatives, Apex Learning

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STEM Reimagined—Agency, Relevancy, and Digital Natives

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This webinar took place on November 17, 2016 @ 2 p.m. ET
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While the emphasis on STEM education has grown over the years, equity and access to quality and engaging curriculum have not always advanced in lockstep. Too often, STEM skills and concepts are taught in isolation from the world they inhabit, leading to the dismal STEM drain and leaving students uninterested and unmotivated to pursue further study in this critical field.

Plugging the STEM drain requires rethinking curriculum, and using new technology and blended learning to meet students where they are while inspiring them to find new places they can go with STEM. As Snehal Bhakta, from Clark County Schools, Zach Wagner, from Everfi, and Yvonne Kao, from WestEd, will show, it is only when STEM becomes grounded in real-world applications that transformational learning can take place and STEM become an equitable terrain for all.

In this webinar, our guests will cover:
• The challenge of making STEM concepts more relevant to students, particularly students who have been historically underrepresented in STEM fields.
• How a blended learning approach can extend the instructional reach of STEM teachers.
• Results that educators can expect from students through this increased engagement.

Presenters:

Snehal Bhakta, career and technical education innovator, Clark County school district, Nev.
Yvonne Kao, senior research associate, WestEd
Zach Wagner, vice president, K-12 content and product development, EverFi
Moderator:
Steve Sandak, vice president, EverFi

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Connecting the Dots on ESSA and PD: What Education Companies Should Know

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This webinar took place on November 16, 2016 @ 2 p.m. ET
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The federal Every Student Succeeds Act revamps requirements around professional development in a big way. It emphasizes innovative approaches to professional development, including job-embedded and collaborative options, while adding new, tiered evidence requirements. In addition, ESSA creates new funding opportunities for companies that educate themselves about the law.

In this webinar, we'll explore ways the nation's new K-12 law may apply to your business and what you can do to maximize the opportunities it provides.

Presenters:

Stephanie Hirsh, executive director, Learning Forward
Stephanie Wood-Garnett, vice president of policy and advocacy, Alliance for Excellent Education
Moderator:
Michelle R. Davis, senior writer, Education Week Digital Directions

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Developing Students’ Numerical Understanding and Skills With Marilyn Burns

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This webinar took place on November 15, 2016 @ 2 p.m. ET
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As the cornerstone of elementary mathematics instruction, arithmetic has always been part of the 3Rs. However, today we think of arithmetic more broadly than developing proficiency with paper-and-pencil computation. To make this shift, it helps to think of the third “R” as reasoning which calls for a balance of computation, problem solving, and number sense.

Hear Marilyn talk about lessons she's learned from her classroom teaching experiences. Marilyn will address building a teaching bridge between math and reading, learning from one-on-one math interviews, and implementing effective instructional strategies.

Marilyn Burns, founder of Math Solutions Professional Development, is a nationally-recognized author and thought leader on teaching mathematics.

Presenter:

Marilyn Burns, founder, Math Solutions, and author, Do The Math
Moderator:
Francie Alexander, chief academic officer, HMH

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Leveraging Digital Content to Differentiate Learning: Results of a New Research Study

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This webinar took place on November 10, 2016 @ 2 p.m. ET
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There is a growing expectation among students, parents, and teachers that learning experiences for students should be more personalized to meet individual student needs. However, many schools are still struggling with how to actualize differentiated instruction and personalized learning within every classroom. Despite changes in administrators’ attitudes about digital learning, the efficacy of personalized learning depends primarily upon on how the classroom teacher adopts and adapts digital tools, resources, and content to differentiate instruction.

To provide district administrators with new insights into how teachers are approaching this process, Project Tomorrow—in collaboration with DreamBox Learning—conducted a study in the spring of 2016 examining the views and values of classroom teachers using digital content within instruction. The findings from this new study, which will be shared in this webinar, provide education leaders with research-based information and classroom-based exemplars for how digital content enables personalized and differentiated learning environments.

Presenter:

Julie A. Evans, chief executive officer, Project Tomorrow
Moderator:
Kate Hodgins, senior product marketing manager, DreamBox Learning

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What Schools Want From Digital Content: CAO Insights, Exclusive Data

This webinar is a rebroadcast of an event that originally aired on Aug. 30, 2016.

This webinar took place on November 4, 2016 @ 11 a.m. ET
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Join us for a conversation with the chief academic officers of the Broward County, Fla., and Cleveland, Ohio, school districts to better understand what schools really need and want from digital content providers. Drawing upon exclusive data collected by the Education Week Research Center, this webinar will provide key insights and actionable information about the adoption and purchasing of digital content in the K-12 system. It will address the frustrations schools face in working with companies during digital content adoption, how an increasing number of schools are turning to open educational resources, the uneven growth of the English language learner market, and more.

Presenters:

Daniel Gohl, M.Ed., chief academic officer, Broward County school district, Fla.
Michelle Pierre-Farid, Ph.D., chief academic officer, Cleveland Metropolitan school district, Ohio
Holly Yettick, director, Education Week Research Center
Moderator:
Michele Molnar, associate editor, EdWeek Market Brief

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The Every Student Succeeds Act: The Implications for Education Companies

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This webinar is a rebroadcast of an event that originally aired on Aug. 24, 2016.

This webinar took place on November 2, 2016 @ 11 a.m. ET
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The Every Student Succeeds Act, approved by Congress and signed into law by President Obama late last year, marks an historic shift in federal education policy—one that will shape the work of states, districts, and individual educators for years to come. But what does it mean for companies operating in the K-12 market? In this webinar, two guests with deep experience consulting K-12 providers on federal policy break down the implications of ESSA for education technology, district budgets, professional development, assessment, school interventions, and other areas. Our guests also explain how the statute is likely to be implemented, based on regulations issued by the Obama administration and the interpretations of state and local education officials.

Presenters:

Reg Leichty, partner and founder, Foresight Law + Policy
Julia Martin, legislative director, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC
Moderator:
Sean Cavanagh, senior editor, EdWeek Market Brief

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Improving SEL With Measurement: Perspectives From District Leaders

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This webinar took place on October 31, 2016 @ 2 p.m. ET
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For Superintendent Michael Hanson of Fresno Unified School District (Calif.), Assistant Superintendent Greg Wolcott of Woodridge School District 68 (Ill.), and Director Tricia Baumer of Dallas Independent School District (Texas), social-emotional learning (SEL) is integral to student success. In this webinar, education leaders will share their experiences and lessons learned from leading their districts to measure, understand, and act on data about students’ SEL.

This webinar will help school and district leaders understand how they can use measurement to strengthen their SEL efforts, and help state leaders interested in developing new elements for school accountability under ESSA requirements.

Fresno Unified, Dallas ISD, Woodridge 68, and other districts and schools across the country partner with Panorama Education to administer research-backed SEL questionnaires and to access interactive reports and data inquiry tools.

Presenters:

Michael Hanson, superintendent, Fresno Unified School District, Calif.
Greg Wolcott, assistant superintendent, Woodridge School District 68, Ill.
Tricia Baumer, director, Office of Transformation and Innovation, Dallas Independent School District, Texas
Moderator:
Brian Rainville, director of educator engagement, Panorama Education

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Personalizing PD: The Choice and Relevance Imperative

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This webinar took place on October 27, 2016 @ 2 p.m. ET
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Relevance and choice are “personalization imperatives” for teachers—non-negotiables that every personalized professional learning strategy must address. Join this webinar to discover:

• What the results of the recent Personalized Professional Learning Survey reveal about teacher and leader views on the importance of choice and relevance.
• How Fresno Unified School District is working to boost relevance while keeping PD aligned to strategic goals.
• Tools to ensure relevance are at the core of your professional learning initiatives.

This webinar features two experienced district leaders from Fresno Unified School District in California, who invite you to create more actionable, meaningful, and personalized professional learning.

Presenters:

Ryan Coe, curriculum, instruction, professional learning and school leadership, vice principal on special assignment, Fresno Unified School District, Calif.
Kathryn Mytton, secondary math manager, curriculum, instruction, and professional learning, Fresno Unified School District, Calif.
Moderator:
Callie Turk, founding principal, Intersections in Education Consulting

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Corporal Punishment: A Persistent Practice

Underwriting for this webinar has been provided by the NoVo Foundation.

This webinar took place on October 24, 2016 @ 2 p.m. ET
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Corporal punishment has declined so rapidly in the United States in the last 15 years that many people think it's practically nonexistent in modern American public schools. But 109,000 students were paddled, swatted, or otherwise physically punished in U.S. classrooms in 2013–14, and the practice is only banned by 29 of 50 states, according to an exclusive Education Week Research Center analysis.

Join us to learn the details behind this analysis. Our guests will also discuss research on the impact of corporal punishment, longer-term trends, and legal implications of the practice.

Presenters:

Elizabeth Gershoff, associate professor of human development, and family sciences and faculty research associate, Population Research Center, University of Texas, Austin
Donald E. Greydanus, professor and founding chair, pediatric and adolescent medicine, Western Michigan University, Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, Mich.
Amir Whitaker, staff attorney, Southern Poverty Law Center, Montgomery, Ala.
Holly Yettick, director, Education Week Research Center
Moderator:
Sarah D. Sparks, assistant editor, Education Week

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EdWeek School-Wide: 7 Things K-12 Educators Should Know About Edweek.org

This webinar is a rebroadcast of an event that originally aired on Aug. 31, 2016.

This webinar took place on October 21, 2016 @ 2 p.m. ET
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Ever consider how edweek.org might empower educators at your school or district? K-12 leaders in growing numbers are using Education Week as a PD tool to keep their teachers and administrators informed and engaged. Join Education Week Librarian Holly Peele as she offers 7 key insights on what edweek.org has to offer for K-12 educators in this easy-to-follow discussion.

You will learn about:

• Searches
• Topical Pages
• Trending Issues
• Teacher Channel—News and insight for teachers
• Digital Directions—A hidden gem on IT and ed tech news
• Blogs – what do educators read?
• Annual Reports & Archives—what can you find?
And more!

Presenter:

Holly Peele, librarian, Education Week
Moderator:
Ryan Lanier, digital content marketing manager, Education Week

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Digging Into Mathematical Discourse: Selecting and Sequencing Student Solution Samples

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This webinar took place on October 20, 2016 @ 3 p.m. ET
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Developing rich mathematical discourse in the classroom is important for building mathematical reasoning and conceptual understanding; yet it is a challenge for many educators. Join us for a discussion with renowned mathematics expert and author, Gladis Kersaint, on how teachers and administrators can support the development of productive math discourse in the classroom through well-planned and well-sequenced discussions of student work.

Topics will include:

• Selecting student work for group or class discussion
• Sequencing discussions of student solution strategies and which questions to ask
• Engaging students, calling attention to their reasoning, and encouraging participation

Presenter:

Gladis Kersaint, dean, Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut
Moderator:
Danielle Curran, product director, Ready Mathematics

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Boost Student Engagement With STEAM & littleBits

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This webinar took place on October 19, 2016 @ 2 p.m. ET
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Increasing student engagement is key for student success. Having students who are curious, passionate, and interested in the material leads to better outcomes across the board. But how can educators prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s careers and increase engagement?

STEAM learning is about using Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics to develop student inquiry and, yes, to boost student engagement.

In this can’t-miss webinar, you’ll hear from experts like Sergio Anaya, supervisor of instructional innovation at Colonial School District, Pa., and Lesa Wang, visual arts and STEAM teacher at the Marymount School of New York, on how they brought powerful STEAM learning to their schools & the benefits to their students.

Presenters:

Sergio Anaya, supervisor of instructional innovation, Colonial School District, Pa.
Lesa Wang, visual arts and STEAM teacher, Marymount School of New York
Moderator:
Christine Leonard, senior education manager, littleBits

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EdWeek Campus-Wide: 7 Things Colleges & Universities Should Know About Edweek.org

This webinar is a rebroadcast of an event that originally aired on Aug. 23, 2016.

This webinar took place on October 18, 2016 @ 2 p.m. ET
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Ever consider how edweek.org might empower your entire campus? Education Week is K-12 education’s most cited publication students and faculty turn to for the most current news, research and insight, informing the next generation of leaders. Join Education Week Librarian Holly Peele as she offers 7 key insights on what edweek.org has to offer in this easy-to-follow discussion.

You will learn about:

• Searches on vital K-12 topics
• Topical Pages
• Teacher Channel—News and insight for teachers
• Digital Directions—News on IT and ed tech news
• Blogs—what do educators read?
• Annual Reports & Archives—35+ years—what can you find?
And More!

Presenter:

Holly Peele, librarian, Education Week
Moderator:
Ryan Lanier, digital content marketing manager, Education Week

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Personalized Learning in Project-Based Math Classrooms

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This webinar took place on October 11, 2016 @ 2 p.m. ET
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There is an emerging opportunity to boost student achievement and improve working for teachers here in the U.S.—and a huge opportunity to expand access to quality learning to every young person on earth. The opportunity is to make learning more compelling, customized, connected, and competency-based. Combining personalized and project-based learning creates an environment that supports both individual growth and passion in meaningful ways. For mathematics this means simultaneously creating an environment where students build conceptual understanding and also develop the skills they need to be successful problem solvers. Join Tom Vander Ark, CEO of Getting Smart, and moderator David Woods, director of curriculum development at DreamBox Learning, as they dive into the implications for mathematics in project-based learning.

Presenter:

Tom Vander Ark, author and CEO, Getting Smart
Moderator:
David Woods, director of curriculum development, DreamBox Learning

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English-Language-Learner Literacy Under the Every Student Succeeds Act

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This webinar is sponsored by Middlebury Interactive Languages.

This webinar took place on October 6, 2016 @ 2 p.m. ET
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As many states experience growth in their English-language-learner populations, changes required by the federal Every Student Succeeds Act will give this group of students a higher profile and reflect their growing importance in measuring overall student achievement. That’s in part because schools’ accountability for the progress that English-learners make in learning the language is now integrated into Title I, the federal program under which the performance of all other students is scrutinized. But the change doesn’t come without complications. Some state education agencies are still unsure how they will interpret and implement the law’s mandates. Join us for a conversation with English-language-learner administrators from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg, N.C., and Roseville, Minn., school districts to examine their plans for adjusting to the new federal law.

Presenters:

Kristina Robertson, English-learners program administrator, Roseville Area school district, Minn.
Charlotte “Nadja” Trez, executive director, English-learner services, Charlotte-Mecklenburg, N.C., school district
Moderator:
Corey Mitchell, staff writer, Education Week

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Using Basic Classroom Materials to Inspire the Next Century of Innovators

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This webinar took place on September 28, 2016 @ 2 p.m. ET
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Whilst there are lots of emerging technologies available for the classroom, many of them are out of reach due to budget and implementation cycle restrictions. Join us for an exploration of how ordinary classroom materials—the paper, straws, glue, and tin foil we all love—can become the basis for inspiring STEM-oriented lessons focusing on core scientific principles.

In this webinar we will hear from Teaching Channel about ways to ensure hands-on, DIY learning can be curriculum-linked and classroom-ready, as well as an engineering practitioner who will talk to the credibility of approaches such as Iridescent/Curiosity Machine’s Design Challenges for application of real world skills for the workplace.

Our guests will explore:
• Ways to ensure lesson structure, using these real world, engineering-based challenges, align with state, national, and industry standards
• Insight into the classroom experience they have had using these approaches
• The value of real world applications in terms of students’ career pathways

Presenters:

Tony Castilleja Jr., systems engineer, Boeing Space Exploration
Sandra Geisbush, educator, NEISD STEM Academy, San Antonio, Texas
Jennifer Stotts, STEM education consultant, Teaching Channel
Moderator:
Holly Yettick, director, Education Week Research Center

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Early Literacy Instruction: 10 Research-Informed Practices That Can Change Every Classroom

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This webinar took place on September 26, 2016 @ 2 p.m. ET
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As in many states, far too many of Michigan’s children are not reading proficiently by the end of grade three—and the situation continues to worsen. Addressing this problem can require broad and significant improvement in instructional practices. Toward that end, an Early Literacy Task Force (ELTF) in Michigan identified 10 research-informed classroom literacy instructional practices for Pre-K and 10 such practices for K-3 that can have a meaningful impact on student literacy. In this presentation, Nell Duke, Susan Townsend, and Naomi Norman will share these instructional practices, and discuss how the ELTF is working to make them a focus of professional development throughout the state of Michigan. These practices can be used by educators nationwide to make similar changes in their states.

Presenters:

Nell K. Duke, professor, literacy, language, and culture, University of Michigan
Naomi Norman, assistant superintendent, achievement & student services, Washtenaw Intermediate School District, Mich.
Susan Townsend, director of instruction and learning services, Jackson County Intermediate School District, Mich.
Moderator:
Kelly Montes De Oca, chief learning officer, BloomBoard

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Integrating Educational Technology for Early Childhood

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This webinar took place on September 22, 2016 @ 2 p.m. ET
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From tablets and smartphones to laptops, desktops, and smart-boards, computer-based learning can be a valuable part of any early childhood classroom.

Learn how to balance educational technology with other interactive, hands-on experiences in early childhood education. Nationally-recognized educators Tracey Roden and Clarissa Plair share a three-point checklist schools can use to assess how beneficial a blended initiative supported with technology works best.

Find out how playful and purposeful programs can deliver powerful results. Plus, get great insight into meaningful ways technology can be integrated into classrooms as early as pre-K through 3rd grade and beyond.

Presenters:

Clarissa Plair, national educational consultant, Istation
Tracey Roden, vice president, curriculum & research, Istation
Moderator:
Ossa Fisher, chief marketing officer, Istation

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College and Career Readiness Through Project-Based Learning

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This webinar took place on September 21, 2016 @ 2 p.m. ET
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With “only 8 percent of students completing college and career-ready curriculum,” educators are clamoring to find pedagogical methods that get students active and engaged in pursuit of mastering 21st century skills. Barbara Bray, creative learning strategist, will share how project-based learning (PBL) helps students develop skills that prepare them to be ready for college, career, and life. Using PBL, educators can encourage students to have a voice and choice in what and how they learn so they can take ownership of their learning.

The goal for PBL is for students to not only master the standards-based content, but also to demonstrate mastery of skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, and self-efficacy so they become self-directed, independent learners. Joining Bray will be Josh Giebel, a mathematics facilitator from Bartholomew School District who will share examples how they are employing PBL right now in their classrooms.

Presenters:

Barbara Bray, creative learning officer and co-founder, Personalize Learning, LLC; co-author of Make Learning Personal and a new book, How to Personalize Learning, coming out this October
Josh Giebel, mathematics facilitator, Columbus Signature Academy, Columbus, Ind.
Moderator:
Holly Yettick, director, Education Week Research Center

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Making SEL Meaningful, Measurable, and Achievable Under ESSA

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This webinar took place on September 20, 2016 @ 2 p.m. ET
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As a leader in education, what non-academic factor will you be using under the new federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)? This webinar, featuring content provided by Committee for Children, explores how social-emotional learning (SEL) can be that factor. SEL has been shown to increase academic performance, decrease behavioral issues and suspensions, and improve graduation rates. Committee for Children (CFC) developed an evidence-based SEL curriculum used in 22 percent of all U.S. elementary and middle schools, and advocates for inclusion of SEL in primary, secondary, and career/technical education.

This live session will cover policy research about how SEL can be implemented and assessed. The chief academic officer of CORE Districts will present learnings from nine districts that have already implemented a school quality improvement index that measures growth mindset, self-efficacy, self-management, and social awareness.

Presenters:

Chad d’Entremont, executive director, Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy, Mass.
Tia Kim, director of programs, partnerships, and research, Committee for Children
Michelle Steagall, chief academic officer, CORE Districts, Calif.
Moderator:
Carol Wood, advocacy specialist, Committee for Children

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Improving Graduation Rates: Predictive Analytics in Action

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This webinar took place on September 9, 2016 @ 3 p.m. ET
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Dropping out is a process—not a single event. Disengaged students at risk for dropping out of school typically show warning signs years before the actual event occurs. However, many early warning systems only begin to identify at-risk students in late middle school or early high school and cannot detect discrete signs of risk in early grades.

West Virginia has been able to increase graduation rates by 5 percent over the last two years using information from a next generation predictive analytics early warning system. In this webinar you’ll learn:

• What predictive analytics is and how it works
• The differences between threshold and predictive analytics systems
• How to identify at-risk students as early as first grade with 90 percent accuracy
• Why states should move to a predictive analytics system
• How our guest successfully deployed a statewide early warning system
• The cost savings that can be realized with early identification and intervention

Presenters:

Kristal Ayres, director of professional services, BrightBytes
Michele Blatt, chief accountability officer, division of school effectiveness, West Virginia Department of Education
Moderator:
Holly Yettick, director, Education Week Research Center

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The Missing Link: School Climate and Culture and Solutions for Student Success

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This webinar took place on September 7, 2016 @ 2 p.m. ET
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In a new study, more than 90 percent of educators agree that behavioral issues impede student learning and that academic interventions can’t be successful if behavioral issues aren’t addressed. Yet, few actually record behaviors for all students or analyze these data. What’s the reason for this disconnect and what can be done about it? Join our conversation with Jonathan Cohen, president and co-founder of the National School Climate Center, and David Hardy, deputy superintendent of academics at St. Louis Public Schools, about the interplay between student behavior, social/emotional learning, school culture, and academic success. We’ll examine how small data can play a big role in student learning and school improvement, and explore how technology can be used to gain insight into what’s happening behind classrooms doors. Let’s crack the code of student success!

Presenters:

Jonathan Cohen, president and co-founder, National School Climate Center, New York, N.Y.
David Hardy, deputy superintendent of academics, St. Louis Public Schools, St. Louis, Mo.
Kristen Harmeling, partner, YouGov
Moderator:
Holly Yettick, director, Education Week Research Center

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EdWeek School-Wide: 7 Things K-12 Educators Should Know About Edweek.org

This webinar took place on August 31, 2016 @ 2 p.m. ET
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Ever consider how edweek.org might empower educators at your school or district? K-12 leaders in growing numbers are using Education Week as a PD tool to keep their teachers and administrators informed and engaged. Join Education Week Librarian Holly Peele as she offers 7 key insights on what edweek.org has to offer for K-12 educators in this easy-to-follow discussion.

You will learn about:

• Searches
• Topical Pages
• Trending Issues
• Teacher Channel—News and insight for teachers
• Digital Directions—A hidden gem on IT and ed tech news
• Blogs – what do educators read?
• Annual Reports & Archives—what can you find?
And more!

Presenter:

Holly Peele, librarian, Education Week
Moderator:
Ryan Lanier, digital content marketing manager, Education Week

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What Schools Want From Digital Content: CAO Insights, Exclusive Data

This webinar took place on August 30, 2016 @ 2 p.m. ET
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Join us for a conversation with the chief academic officers of the Broward County, Fla., and Cleveland, Ohio, school districts to better understand what schools really need and want from digital content providers. Drawing upon exclusive data collected by the Education Week Research Center, this webinar will provide key insights and actionable information about the adoption and purchasing of digital content in the K-12 system. It will address the frustrations schools face in working with companies during digital content adoption, how an increasing number of schools are turning to open educational resources, the uneven growth of the English language learner market, and more.

Presenters:

Daniel Gohl, M.Ed., chief academic officer, Broward County school district, Fla.
Michelle Pierre-Farid, Ph.D., chief academic officer, Cleveland Metropolitan school district, Ohio
Holly Yettick, director, Education Week Research Center
Moderator:
Michele Molnar, associate editor, EdWeek Market Brief

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The Every Student Succeeds Act: The Implications for Education Companies

Part of the Inside ESSA Webinar Series

This webinar took place on August 24, 2016 @ 2 p.m. ET
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The Every Student Succeeds Act, approved by Congress and signed into law by President Obama late last year, marks an historic shift in federal education policy—one that will shape the work of states, districts, and individual educators for years to come. But what does it mean for companies operating in the K-12 market? In this webinar, two guests with deep experience consulting K-12 providers on federal policy break down the implications of ESSA for education technology, district budgets, professional development, assessment, school interventions, and other areas. Our guests also explain how the statute is likely to be implemented, based on regulations issued by the Obama administration and the interpretations of state and local education officials.

Presenters:

Reg Leichty, partner and founder, Foresight Law + Policy
Julia Martin, legislative director, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC
Moderator:
Sean Cavanagh, senior editor, EdWeek Market Brief

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EdWeek Campus-Wide: 7 Things Colleges & Universities Should Know About Edweek.org

This webinar took place on August 23, 2016 @ 2 p.m. ET
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Ever consider how edweek.org might empower your entire campus? Education Week is K-12 education’s most cited publication students and faculty turn to for the most current news, research and insight, informing the next generation of leaders. Join Education Week Librarian Holly Peele as she offers 7 key insights on what edweek.org has to offer in this easy-to-follow discussion.

You will learn about:

• Searches on vital K-12 topics
• Topical Pages
• Teacher Channel—News and insight for teachers
• Digital Directions—News on IT and ed tech news
• Blogs—what do educators read?
• Annual Reports & Archives—35+ years—what can you find?
And More!

Presenter:

Holly Peele, librarian, Education Week
Moderator:
Ryan Lanier, digital content marketing manager, Education Week

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