ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) Webinars

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ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) Webinars

Professional development opportunity: Browse Education Week's collection of webinars on the Every Student Succeeds Act─the federal education law that replaced No Child Left Behind (NCLB). These virtual broadcasts address what the law means for classroom teachers, schools, districts, and education companies. This collection includes free and premium webinars. All webinars are accessible for a limited time after the original live streaming date. Participation certificates are not provided, but live viewers receive a post-event confirmation email.

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

Part of the Inside ESSA Webinar Series

This webinar took place on November 16, 2016 @ 2 p.m. ET
View this on-demand webinar now.

Click here if you are already registered.

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

View this on-demand webinar now.


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The Every Student Succeeds Act: The Implications for Education Companies

Part of the Inside ESSA Webinar Series

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

Part of the Inside ESSA Webinar Series

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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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

View this on-demand webinar now.


Monitoring and Improving School Climate With Student Surveys

Part of the Inside ESSA Webinar Series

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

This webinar took place on July 21, 2016 @ 2 p.m. ET
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Monitoring facets of school climate—like how safe, supported, and welcome students feel in their schools— is necessary to ensure that efforts to improve the learning environment are effective and that schools don't overlook the needs of students from some populations, like those from racial minority groups, researchers say. But, until recently, school climate surveys have been off limits to schools that didn't have the resources to pay for one or develop their own.

Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Education released a free, online survey tool this month that will allow schools, districts, and states to administer regular, anonymous, online student surveys about school climate topics. The survey site, developed by a panel of researchers, creates an instant analysis of a school's results, and administrators can save the data in existing local data systems so they can track results over time. These results could be useful for school-level improvement work. They may also be helpful for schools in states that adopt school climate as an accountability indicator under the Every Student Succeeds Act.

In addition to learning about the new tool, webinar participants will hear from the Austin Independent School District about its school climate surveys, how their results align with student achievement, and how schools there use the data in their day-to-day work.

Presenters:

Lindsay M. Lamb, evaluation analyst, Austin Independent School District, Texas
Joaquin R. Tamayo, Jr., director, strategic initiatives, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education
Moderator:
Evie Blad, staff writer, Education Week

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ESSA and K-12 Policy: State and District Perspectives

Part of the Inside ESSA Webinar Series

This webinar is sponsored by Measured Progress.

This webinar took place on June 15, 2016 @ 2 p.m. ET
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The Every Student Succeeds Act—the new federal K-12 law—puts states and districts in the driver’s seat when it comes to accountability, interventions for low-performing schools, and more. It also gives them new flexibility on federal money and testing. How do state and local leaders plan to use this new leeway, what have they done so far, and where do things stand on ESSA regulations? Two veteran education advocates who had a front-row seat on ESSA’s development tell us what’s on the minds of state and district leaders as implementation of the new law begins.

Presenters:

Noelle Ellerson, associate executive director, policy & advocacy, American Association of School Administrators
Peter Zamora, director of federal relations, Council of Chief State School Officers
Moderator:
Alyson Klein, assistant editor, Education Week

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ESSA Explained: Inside the Nation’s New K-12 Law

Part of the Inside ESSA Webinar Series

This webinar is sponsored by Instructure.

Underwriting for this webinar has been provided by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

This webinar took place on May 25, 2016 @ 2 p.m. ET
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The Every Student Succeeds Act, signed into law in December, is poised to shake up the landscape for states and districts on everything from school accountability to testing, teacher policy, and funding. This latest version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act shifts significant K-12 responsibility away from the federal level. States will set their own academic goals for students, within certain federal boundaries, and have more control over how to turn around low-performing schools. But there are plenty of other changes to come, and regulations under the law are still being hammered out, while members of Congress watch the rollout, many of them looking to keep the U.S. Department of Education on a tight leash. Join members of the Education Week government and policy staff for a conversation about key aspects of ESSA and what’s in store for state and district leaders.

Presenter:

Andrew Ujifusa, assistant editor, Education Week
Moderator:
Mark W. Bomster, assistant managing editor, Education Week

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