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UPCOMING WEBINARS



The Role of Assessment in Personalized Learning

Content provided by Instructure.

This webinar takes place on April 24, 2018 @ 2 p.m. ET
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Assessment is critical to understanding the strengths and needs of individual students. But considerations have to be made on the frequency of assessments, methods of evaluation, and interpretation of the results. When delivered effectively, assessment outcomes can inform curriculum design and make learning more targeted and meaningful for each student.

Deep-dive into the role of assessment when designing personalized learning environments. In this webinar, participants will learn:

• Best practices around when and how to assess effectively—from formative to summative and course-specific to districtwide
• Ways to interpret results and apply them strategically to curriculum design and learning paths
• Approaches for repeating and scaling personalized learning efforts through technology

Presenters:

Colleen Haag, teacher and tech coach, Unami Middle School, Chalfont, Pa.
Lindsey Henry, educational technology specialist, Morris School District, Morristown, N.J.
Joseph A. Monastero, executive director of instructional & administrative technology, Cold Spring Harbor Central School District, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.
Moderator:
Kelly Dean, K-12 product strategy, Instructure

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Live Webinar With Fountas & Pinnell: Getting Practical About a Multi-Text Approach to Literacy Instruction

Content provided by Heinemann.

This webinar takes place on April 25, 2018 @ 4 p.m. ET
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All children deserve access to an authentic, rich text base in their classroom. The texts they encounter in their literacy education must be varied, well-written, engaging, accessible, and plentiful. Creating a rich text base of high-quality books in the school and within each classroom takes time, planning, and collaboration among the school team; however, it is also a critical, “must have” element in supporting children’s literacy learning.

Join literacy leaders Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell as they will explore practical tips for how to build variety in the classroom text base, and how to lift learning with different texts for different purposes.

Presenters:

Irene C. Fountas, professor, Lesley University in Cambridge, Mass.
Gay Su Pinnell, professor emeritus, School of Teaching and Learning, Ohio State University
Moderators:
Erika Denn, director, Fountas & Pinnell Marketing
Samantha Garon, director, Fountas & Pinnell Marketing

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School Data Privacy: How to Meet State and District Requirements

This webinar takes place on April 27, 2018 @ 2 p.m. ET
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Companies working in the K-12 market face an increasingly complex web of data-privacy requirements from school districts. District requirements—and dozens of different state laws—can create legal risks for education companies, and carry huge implications for future sales. In this webinar, you will discover specific, proactive strategies you can take to protect student data and meet the concerns of administrators and parents. Education companies that choose to ignore these steps do so at their peril.

Presenters:

Linnette Attai, founder, Playwell, LLC
Sara Kloek, director of education policy, Software & Information Industry Association
Moderator:
Sean Cavanagh, senior editor, EdWeek Market Brief

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Principals Tackle Classroom Tech Challenges

This webinar is sponsored by littleBits.

This webinar takes place on April 30, 2018 @ 2 p.m. ET
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Technology Counts 2018 offers a definitive look at what principals and other school leaders think of the power of digital technology as it sweeps through the classroom. An Education Week national survey of 500 school leaders shows they believe it has the ability to improve student learning, personalize education, and engage students. But they worry that too much screen time may be stunting students’ social-emotional growth. The influence of technology companies around the push for personalized learning and increased access to student data is also raising red flags for some principals. During this webinar, Education Week will review the results of the survey and discuss the promise and perils of the continued expansion of technology in K-12 education.

Presenters:

Dan Kelley, president, National Association of Secondary School Principals; and principal, Smithfield High School, Smithfield, R.I.
Kecia Ray, executive director, Center for Digital Education
Holly Yettick, director, Education Week Research Center
Moderator:
Michelle R. Davis, senior writer, EdWeek Market Brief

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Tackling the Challenges of Personalized Learning

This webinar is sponsored by Texthelp.

This webinar takes place on May 10, 2018 @ 11 a.m. ET
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Many district and school leaders say personalized learning for students is their goal, but achieving a high-quality, effective version isn’t easy. Where should educators look for funding to realize a personalized learning initiative? What technology is needed to make it work? What are school or district professional development needs, and how can education leaders get buy-in from their teaching, student and parent community? Other challenges include tackling data privacy concerns, and ensuring research-backed strategies are implemented. In this webinar, our experts will guide you through the details of successful personalized learning programs, in their many forms.

Moderator:
Michelle R. Davis, senior writer, Education Week Digital Directions

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ON-DEMAND WEBINARS

Bring Hands-On Coding and STEAM Into Your District or Classroom

Content provided by littleBits.

This webinar took place on April 19, 2018 @ 2 p.m. ET
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According to U.S. Department of Labor, more than 65 percent of today’s students will grow up having careers that do not exist yet. To prepare our students lead innovation and solve the problems of tomorrow, many schools and districts are now integrating STEM and coding into their programs. But two key questions remain for many educators: where to start, and how to bring STEM and coding into curriculum without taking away time from other core subjects.

In this webinar, Dr. Azadeh Jamalian, head of education strategy at littleBits, discusses best practices on bringing hands-on coding and STEAM into your school. Pilot and case studies examining STEM implementation in elementary and middle schools will be reviewed, and important take-aways applicable for different educational settings will be highlighted.

Tech and curriculum directors, principals, librarians, and teachers for grades three to eight will benefit from attending this session. Bring your questions! Dr. Jamalian will answer your questions throughout the webinar and at the end. Participants will take away actionable strategies for making their STEM and coding programs meaningful and effective.

Presenter:

Azadeh Jamalian, Ph.D., head of education strategy, littleBits
Moderator:
Holly Yettick, director, Education Week Research Center

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What Happens When Teachers Talk Less and Students Talk More in the Mathematics Classroom?

Content provided by Curriculum Associates.

This webinar took place on April 18, 2018 @ 2 p.m. ET
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“When students are given an opportunity to think about and attempt a problem, they have greater ability to make connections and develop greater conceptual understanding. Through student-led discourse, students become active thinkers and learners.”
—Mark Ellis, Ph.D.

Join mathematics expert Dr. Mark Ellis for a discussion around how routines promote classroom discussion and can help increase student understanding and retention of mathematics concepts.

In this actionable webinar, you’ll learn:
• Why current mathematics standards require a shift in expectations for teaching and learning.
• How behaviorism-based routines stifle student creativity and what we can do to fix it.
• How to create a classroom environment where all types of learners have access to the mathematics.
• Techniques that get you talking less and your students talking more.

Presenter:

Mark Ellis, Ph.D., Professor of Education, California State University, Fullerton
Moderator:
Danielle Curran, Associate Vice President, Mathematics Instruction and Implementation, Curriculum Associates

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A Baseline for Student Success: Designing and Implementing an Evidence-Based and Standards-Based Teacher Induction Program

Content provided by New Teacher Center.

This webinar took place on March 29, 2018 @ 2 p.m. ET
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Working for the past 20 years to define the characteristics and fundamental elements of an evidence-based high-quality induction program that accelerates the development of both teachers and their students, New Teacher Center (NTC) established the Teacher Induction Program Standards (TIPS) in an effort to create an industry standard that can be adopted by school districts, educational institutions, state agencies, and policymakers as the benchmark for success.

The TIPS were formed to provide a baseline framework for program design, implementation, and evaluation, that can be adapted to work within a range of school districts and programs. Developed using extensive research and practices that have proven to be successful across multiple schools and districts, the TIPS are built on many years of study, consultation, collaboration, and program implementation across many contexts.

In this webinar, NTC will outline:
● An overview of the ten components of the TIPS.
● The challenges school districts face sifting through what works and investing in induction programs that increase student learning and achievement.
● How TIPS can be leveraged to inform the design and development of high-quality programs to increase student learning.

Presenters:

Jenny Morgan, vice president, product development, New Teacher Center
Clarissa Williams, senior program consultant, New Teacher Center
Moderator:
Lynn Kepp, senior vice president, strategic partnerships, New Teacher Center

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Using Early Warning Indicators to Support Every Student

Content provided by Panorama Education.

This webinar took place on March 27, 2018 @ 2 p.m. ET
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After decades of evidence that focusing on the “ABCs”—attendance, behavior, and coursework—can help schools increase graduation rates, districts are expanding their use of early warning systems (EWS) to support every student.

Join Panorama Education to hear from experts and practitioners about how schools are using early warning indicators that are updated daily to address core challenges like reducing chronic absenteeism and assigning tiered interventions, as well as promoting students’ social-emotional learning (SEL) and college/career readiness.

Dr. Robert Balfanz, a pioneer for using early warning indicators, will share his evidence-based models for identifying and monitoring at-risk students through early warning systems.

Superintendent Dr. Drew Echelson and administrators from Waltham Public Schools (Mass.), along with an administrator from Metro Nashville Public Schools (Tenn.), will discuss how their districts are using data indicators to prepare their students for success in the 21st century.

Presenters:

Robert Balfanz, professor, Center for the Social Organization of Schools, Johns Hopkins University; director, Everyone Graduates Center
Drew Echelson, superintendent, Waltham Public Schools, Waltham, Mass.
Laura Hansen, director of information management and decision support, Metro Nashville Public Schools, Tenn.
Elizabeth Homan, administrator of educational technology integration, Waltham Public Schools, Waltham, Mass.
Mike Sabin, principal, McDevitt Middle School, Waltham, Mass.
Christine Stenson, director of research and evaluation, Metro Nashville Public Schools, Tenn.
Moderator:
Jack McDermott, marketing director, Panorama Education

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Social-Emotional Learning: What Are Schools’ Most Pressing Needs?

This webinar took place on March 22, 2018 @ 2 p.m. ET
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“Social-emotional learning” has emerged as a critical issue in many K-12 systems today, as administrators and teachers search for ways to support students’ self-management, sound decisionmaking, and problem-solving. Many companies and organizations are already churning out curriculum, professional development, and assessment products focused on SEL for schools. But what are districts’ most pressing needs, and where are current products hitting or missing the mark? Join us in this webinar as we hear from a pair of experts who work directly with states and districts about the products that schools need the most, and where schools’ demands are headed.

Presenters:

Melissa Schlinger, vice president of programs and practice, CASEL: the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning
Nick Yoder, senior technical assistance consultant for the American Institutes for Research
Moderator:
Sean Cavanagh, senior editor, EdWeek Market Brief

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Revolutionize the Way Your School District and Schools Are Managing Student Records

Content provided by YellowFolder.

This webinar took place on March 16, 2018 @ 2 p.m. ET
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School districts have a paper accumulation problem costing them time, money, and space. Yet, many districts don’t have an electronic records management system in place. That leaves staff having to manually create, file, search for, and manage physical records in a wasteful, time-consuming, and non-compliant manner.

Electronic records management has proven to save hundreds of hours, cut costs as much as 90 percent, liberate entire rooms that were once dedicated for physical record storage, and ensure 100 percent compliance with FERPA and HIPAA.

In this webinar, our guest, a highly-experienced school administrator, will examine the real costs associated with her physical records management, effective ways she eliminates needless and wasteful paper accumulation, the differences between managing physical and electronic records, and how physical records can put eligibility to receive federal education funds at risk. Find out what you can do to help your schools thrive with more impactful records management.

Presenter:

Susan McDonald, special education administrative assistant, Connally Independent School District, Connally, Texas
Moderator:
Gina Lunsford, paperless nation engineer, YellowFolder

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Develop Your Teachers Into Literacy Experts

Content provided by Voyager Sopris Learning.

This webinar took place on March 14, 2018 @ 2 p.m. ET
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Young learners who struggle to read need more than books to achieve literacy. They need teachers who know how to teach the foundational skills of reading and comprehension of academic language. When teachers understand the WHY behind the HOW of teaching reading, students make greater gains—and are on track for lifelong success.

Join this webinar to learn how a Louisiana district achieved incredible K–3 literacy results and continues to make great strides in improving reading and literacy, intervening before students fall too far behind. You will gain strategies to help:

• Address the professional development piece of your reading initiative.
• Equip your teachers with the skills to teach early foundational reading.
• Empower your teachers to set all students on a trajectory toward grade-level reading proficiency.

Presenters:

Kimberly Bennett, deputy assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction, Rapides Parish School Board, Alexandria, La.
Alana Cohen, district ELA curriculum specialist K–5, Rapides Parish School Board, Alexandria, La.
Louisa Moats, renowned literacy expert and author of LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling)
Moderator:
Caroline Wynne, senior marketing communications manager, Voyager Sopris Learning®

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Alan November on “Empowering Teachers, Engaging Students”

Content provided by itslearning.

This webinar took place on March 13, 2018 @ 2 p.m. ET
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Join international education leader Alan November for an enlightening, live discussion on empowering teachers and engaging students. November will discuss how current shifts in education provide teachers with the opportunity to rethink their role and grow as professionals.

Various aspects of an “empowered teacher's” role will be discussed, along with strategies for developing skills and competencies in those areas. In this webinar, he will:

• Cover technology’s role in empowering teachers, and ways teacher communities and PLNs can support professional development.
• Make the connection between empowered teachers and engaged students.

Learn how students benefit from a focus on learner agency, peer learning/peer assessment, global perspectives, and more engaging, real-world, and personalized lessons and activities.

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Presenter:

Alan November, author, Who Owns the Learning?, and principal, Building Learning Communities Conference
Moderator:
Holly Yettick, director, Education Week Research Center

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Personalized Learning: Getting Your Product to Succeed in K-12 Classrooms

This webinar took place on Feb. 21, 2018 @ 1 p.m. ET
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If you want your “personalized learning” product to succeed in schools, you need to understand that term’s different meanings for superintendents and CTOs, curriculum directors and principals, teachers and students. Does your product have the features they want? Is it customized for students’ academic and personal interests? Find out what data teachers and school leaders expect to see in dashboards. And be ready to respond to questions raised by academic research on the effectiveness of personalized learning strategies. Join us to discover district officials’ most pressing concerns about personalized learning, and how you can work to become a school’s trusted personalized learning partner.

Presenters:

Patricia Deklotz, superintendent, Kettle Moraine School District, Wales, Wis.; and a 2017 Education Week Leader To Learn From
Elizabeth Steiner, associate policy researcher, RAND Corp.
Moderator:
Michele Molnar, associate editor, EdWeek Market Brief

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College and Career Readiness: Why Current Standards Require Better Assessment

Content provided by Measured Progress.

This webinar took place on Feb. 15, 2018 @ 2 p.m. ET
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Few district interim assessments assess current college and career readiness (CCR) standards, elicit evidence of students’ understanding, use authentic texts, and require students to solve real-world problems at a high level of rigor. Finding an interim assessment that addresses the multi-dimensional intentions of the CCR standards is a challenge.

Join experts from Measured Progress as they discuss this challenge and show how better content in an interim assessment provides actionable data to support college and career readiness. In this webinar, learn about eMPower Assessments™, a cohesive solution that enables districts to:

• implement a consistent program for grades 3–8, with a direct connection to the College Board’s SAT® Suite of Assessments.
• gain early insight into students’ performance on their statewide accountability measure.
• receive reliable data they can use to make meaningful inferences about student achievement and to track academic progress toward college and career.

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Presenter:

Mark Johnson, director, eMPower Product Development, Measured Progress
Moderator:
Alice Sneary, senior product marketing manager, Measured Progress

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Barbara Bray: Meeting ESSA Guidelines With UDL/Personalized Learning

Content provided by itslearning.

This webinar took place on Feb. 14, 2018 @ 2 p.m. ET
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Join Creative Learning Strategist Barbara Bray for an enlightening live discussion on meeting ESSA requirements with UDL/personalized learning approaches. Barbara will discuss how teachers can meet their state's new ESSA requirements with a learner-centered approach that is built on solid UDL and personalized learning principles.

Educators will hear how competency-based education, a focus on college- and career-readiness, creating caring environments, and social-emotional learning can play important roles in closing achievement gaps and reaching all learners.

Be sure to use #ESSABray to join the synchronous Twitter chat.

Presenter:

Barbara Bray, creative learning strategist and co-author of Make Learning Personal and How to Personalize Learning
Moderator:
Holly Yettick, director, Education Week Research Center

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Close the Gap Through Implementation Fidelity

Content provided by Istation.

This webinar took place on Feb. 8, 2018 @ 2 p.m. ET
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As principal at a Title I school, DeAn Jeffrey led her faculty to develop campus-wide initiatives that raised expectations for all students. “Best practices” became the norm in every classroom with five improvement strategies to strengthen fidelity of implementation.

Jeffrey’s team identified struggling students and put intervention plans into action. Within one school year, the rate of student achievement skyrocketed! The secrets to their success: using student data to inform instruction and tasking students with tracking their own growth.

This webinar is a must-see for any school or district that is considering creating a culture of high expectations to close the achievement gap. Learn the steps to take and the questions to ask in order to build improvement plans with achievable quantitative goals and realistic concrete strategies.

Presenter:

DeAn Jeffrey, M.Ed., professional development specialist, Istation
Moderator:
Ginger Brawley, professional development specialist, Istation

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Reaching English-Language Learners to Ensure Equity for All

Content provided by Illuminate Education.

This webinar took place on Jan. 25, 2018 @ 2 p.m. ET
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Join Illuminate Education for an educational webinar where they will explore the crucial issue of reaching English-language learner students (ELLs), one of the fastest growing segments of school-age population.

The inability to meet the needs of our ELL populations has created disproportionate outcomes. Many ELL students have been unintentionally denied educational opportunities due to the system’s failure to meet each student's specific needs. Let's work to better understand the problems so we can ensure future ELLs have the guidance and instruction they need to succeed.

In this webinar, you'll be able to:
• Gain a better understanding of ELLs’ challenges.
• Analyze data related to ELL students and characteristics.
• Learn innovative district practices that can help bridge the achievement/equity gap.
• Feel empowered and informed about serving the ELLs in their districts.

Presenter:

Abram Jimenez, Vice President of Education, Illuminate Education
Moderator:
Martin Yan, Content Marketing Manager, Illuminate Education

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School-by-School Spending: How ESSA’s Reporting Mandate May Shape the Policy Debate

Part of the Inside ESSA Webinar Series

This webinar is sponsored by Hoonuit.

This webinar took place on Jan. 23, 2018 @ 2 p.m. ET
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Funding is the lifeblood of local schools, and ESSA for the first time requires states to give the public a school-by-school accounting of how much they spend on each student. It’s a complicated process—that’s why the U.S. Department of Education has given states some extra time to tackle it. In this webinar, learn how advocates, parents, and policymakers can get the most out of this information, and how districts can navigate the hurdles of making detailed and technical financial data both accurate and user-friendly. Guests will include a state leader with experience in the funding debate, and an expert in how to put fiscal data to good use in the policy arena. Topics will include:

• How to prepare for an unprecedented level of transparency about how schools spend their K-12 dollars.
• Tips for school leaders in navigating the questions—and potential blow-back—from the public about their spending priorities.
• Ways in which parents, advocates, and educators can use this trove of financial information to make their case for school improvement and reform.
• What state education officials can do now to work with school districts to assure a smooth and open process in this touchy area.

Join our guests for a deeper look at the solutions you may need to weather the ESSA implementation storm.

Presenters:

Jess Gartner, CEO & founder, Allovue
Marguerite Roza, director, Edunomics Lab, and research professor, Georgetown University
Moderator:
Daarel Burnette II, staff writer, Education Week

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Predictions for the K-12 Market in 2018—and Beyond

This webinar took place on Jan. 11, 2018 @ 11 a.m. ET
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What are the biggest purchasing priorities for public and private school buyers in the United States? For starters, the push to use data for instructional and institutional purposes will likely give education companies opportunities to provide effective analytics tools and training. And as more schools move deeper into personalized learning, they will be looking for software and other services to target teaching to students’ individual academic strengths and weaknesses, and even their personal interests. Plus, the convergence of curriculum and assessment models is raising questions about how companies can meet the needs of schools and how this trend will influence mergers and acquisitions. Our guests are analysts from Futuresource Consulting, LLC, a London-based market research firm, and Tyton Partners, a Boston and Stamford, Ct.-based advisory firm that provides business consulting services to K-12 companies.

Presenters:

Ben Davis, senior market analyst for education, Futuresource Consulting
Adam Newman, managing partner, Tyton Partners
Moderator:
Michele Molnar, associate editor, EdWeek Market Brief

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Building Capacity in Districts to Improve School Climate and Social-Emotional Learning

Content provided by Panorama Education.

This webinar took place on Dec. 12, 2017 @ 2 p.m. ET
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To improve school climate and social-emotional learning (SEL), districts like San Bernardino City Unified School District (SBCUSD) are organizing their school teams to use data effectively to drive action. District leaders from Student Wellness & Support Services will present how SBCUSD is approaching professional development to build the capacity of district and school leaders, including principals, heads of counseling, and student services administrators, around proactive approaches to school climate and SEL.

During the webinar, we will share the processes and resources districts can use to:
• Develop literacy around school climate/culture and social-emotional learning
• Understand survey data in order to surface key insights
• Create school site and district action plans for promoting positive school climate and SEL

SBCUSD and 400 other districts partner with Panorama Education to collect and use school climate and SEL data and to deliver professional development trainings and workshops. Webinar registrants will receive free professional development materials for data inquiry and action planning.

Presenters:

Rose Ann Bomentre, director, Student Wellness & Support Services, San Bernardino City Unified School District
Colleen Williams, coordinator, Student Wellness and Support Services, San Bernardino City Unified School District
Marysa Sheren, Panorama Education
Moderator:
Eric Weisman, Panorama Education

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Supporting Students Through Effective Educators: Evidence-Based Strategies to Increase Student Learning

Content provided by New Teacher Center.

This webinar took place on Dec. 11, 2017 @ 2 p.m. ET
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District and school leaders continuously face the difficult decision of where to spend their limited resources. When working to increase student learning and achievement, it is critical that leaders adopt and implement programs that have proven results.

Supporting educators supports students and increases student learning. New Teacher Center’s (NTC) Investing in Innovation grant results, alone, show that a high-quality teacher induction program yields a gain of up to five months of student learning.

In this webinar, NTC and district partners will outline:
• The challenges districts face sifting through what works and investing in programs that increase student learning and achievement
• The evidence-based programs and research that have proven to increase student learning
• How such programs have been successfully implemented in districts and schools across the country.

Presenters:

Laura Baker, vice president of program strategy and implementation, New Teacher Center
Milissa McClaire Gary, senior program consultant of program strategy and delivery department and federal grants, New Teacher Center
Ali Picucci, vice president of impact and improvement, New Teacher Center
Moderator:
Lynn Kepp, senior vice president of strategic partnerships, New Teacher Center

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District Approaches to Raising Math Achievement Through Data-Informed Learning

Content provided by DreamBox Learning.

This webinar took place on Dec. 6, 2017 @ 2 p.m. ET
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When districts use data to drive bolder personalized learning approaches, students achieve more and educators feel empowered. From implementing high quality instructional tools to leveraging real-time insights to adapt instruction, discover how one school district is realizing its mission to prepare today's learners for tomorrow's opportunities. In this webinar, Lynn Simmers, assistant superintendent, Southwest Allen County School District, and Dr. Tim Hudson, senior vice president of learning, DreamBox Learning, will share strategies to help your district create a path to success for all learners, including:

• Using data to build capacity, drive alignment, and lead change
• Building a culture of continuous improvement and growth mindset
• Making the most of real-time data insights to inform instruction
• Personalizing instruction and professional development to support deeper learning

Presenters:

Tim Hudson, senior vice president of learning, DreamBox Learning
Lynn Simmers, assistant superintendent, Southwest Allen County School District
Moderator:
Kate Hodgins, senior product marketing manager, DreamBox Learning

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ESSA and State Report Cards

Part of the Inside ESSA Webinar Series

This webinar took place on Nov. 29, 2017 @ 2 p.m. ET
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The Every Student Succeeds Act requires states to give parents and the public a wealth of information on school quality and performance. But with a federal deadline looming next spring, making these school report cards both complete and easy to use is no easy task. In this webinar, learn how states are grappling with the technical and communication challenges in crafting ESSA report cards that are useful and transparent to parents, advocates, practitioners, and policymakers alike. Our guests will include an expert from a state that has gone through the process and a consultant who can guide states and agencies on how to do this to greatest effect. Among the topics:

• What the U.S. Department of Education is going to be looking for in state report cards.
• How to best display school accountability measures to showcase your schools and lead to the most accurate representation of how your K-12 system is progressing.
• Lessons learned from states such as California that already have robust—and sometimes controversial—report cards, and what it takes to put them in place.
• Questions you should be asking your technical teams and accountability officers alike so you’re ready for the April deadlines.

Join our guests for a deeper look at the solutions you may need to weather the ESSA implementation storm.

Presenters:

David Stewart, former school accountability executive, New York City Department of Education; founder, Tembo; and former vice president, product development, Grow Network/McGraw-Hill
Cindi Williams, strategic advisor, Learning Heroes; principal, HCM Strategists; former director of communications for the U.S. Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; and former senior advisor to the secretary and deputy assistant secretary for communications, U.S. Department of Education
Moderator:
Daarel Burnette II, staff writer, Education Week

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How to Succeed in International Markets—and Mistakes to Avoid

This webinar took place on Nov. 17, 2017 @ 11 a.m. ET
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Education markets beyond our borders can be as confusing as they are attractive. Sure, you want to expand sales of your products and services. But how do you locate partners who will represent your brand as well as you do? Our presenters help companies answer that question in countries around the world. William Toerpe focuses on ed-tech development for the U.S. Foreign & Commercial Service, and Kevin Mather, formerly vice president of international business at PASCO Scientific, now assists companies in Northern California interested in locating trade partners around the world. Join us to learn how to vet potential resellers, how to pave the way for success in these partnerships, and what to do when things don’t go according to plan. You’ll come away with new ideas about how to enter and succeed in the exciting world of international markets.

Presenters:

Kevin Mather, President & CEO, The Northern California World Trade Center
William Toerpe III, Senior International Trade Specialist, U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service
Moderator:
Michele Molnar, associate editor, EdWeek Market Brief

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Guided or Misguided? A Deep Dive Into the Workshop Model for Math

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This webinar took place on Nov. 16, 2017 @ 2 p.m. ET
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What distinguishes the Guided Math Framework/Math Workshop Model from other instructional models? This webinar will look at research about the Guided Math Framework and whether the Eureka Math™/EngageNY Math curriculum fits into it.

Presenter:

Jill Diniz, director of mathematics, Eureka Math™, Great Minds
Moderator:
Christine Hopkinson, curriculum developer, Great Minds

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School Accountability, School Quality & Absenteeism Under ESSA

Part of the Inside ESSA Webinar Series

This webinar is sponsored by Hoonuit.

This webinar took place on Nov. 14, 2017 @ 2 p.m. ET
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Holding schools accountable for student attendance is ramping up under the Every Student Succeeds Act, as most states so far intend to use some measure of attendance (or absence) as an indicator of school quality. In this webinar, we’ll take a deeper dive into the following:

• For states that are committing to tackling chronic absenteeism, what are the upsides and what are the pitfalls?
• Does counting attendance as a prominent part of school accountability create perverse incentives for schools to cheat or lie about the data? Or will measuring and reporting the numbers of students who frequently miss school count as the first major step toward addressing the problem of absenteeism?
• Beyond measurement, what are the kinds of strategies that states, districts, and schools are using to help ensure that students are in school and engaged in their learning?
Related Special Report: Nurturing Students’ Climb to Success: Why Engagement and Motivation Matter
Related Story: "Schools Mount Fight Against Chronic Absenteeism"

Presenter:

Hedy Chang, director, Attendance Works, a research and policy organization that works on improving policy and practice around school attendance.
Charlene Russell-Tucker, chief operating officer, Connecticut State Department of Education
Moderator:
Evie Blad, staff writer, Education Week

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Equity of Opportunity: Closing the Achievement Gap

Content provided by Apex Learning.

This webinar took 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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Student Engagement: Are Your Test Scores Valid?

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This webinar took place on Nov. 7, 2017 @ 2 p.m. ET
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What if a well-designed test isn’t enough to guarantee a valid score? Research indicates that the level of student engagement with a test impacts the score, but how would educators recognize or measure that engagement–especially at a high level? Exciting new research from NWEA provides the answers. Now, NWEA researchers can quantify student engagement with their signature assessment, MAP Growth. In this webinar, experts from NWEA explain rapid guessing behavior, the research behind it, and why it’s important to detect. You will also learn how the MAP Growth assessment alerts educators in real time when students are guessing on a test–and reports on it in test results. Explore with the participants why student engagement impacts test results, which groups of students tend to be rapid guessing, and how your assumptions about student growth could be impacted.

Presenter:

Steve Wise, senior research fellow, NWEA
Moderator:
Derrick Vargason, senior manager, NWEA

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Learning How to Learn: Techniques for School—and the Future

This webinar is sponsored by littleBits.

This webinar took place on Nov. 2, 2017 @ 12 p.m. ET
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Jobs are changing at a rapid pace. In response to the changes, employers say they prize flexible, adaptable workers who can quickly teach themselves new things.

• What role should K-12 play in producing graduates with these skills? and
• Besides the “three R’s,” what can schools do to help students study, crack complex problems, and become familiar with how to be a continuous learner?

In this webinar, a researcher will discuss some techniques from cognitive science that students can use to be more aware of their own learning. And a professor who has developed a two-course sequence to help college freshmen use these and similar techniques for success in the classroom and beyond will offer her insights and prescriptions for K-12.
Related Special Report: Schools and the Future of Work
Related Story: "Learning How to Learn Could Be a Student's Most Valuable Skill"

Presenters:

Jodi Meadows, assistant professor of university studies, Southwest Baptist University
John Dunlosky, professor of psychology, Kent State University
Moderator:
Stephen Sawchuk, associate editor, Education Week

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Crisis Management: Lessons Learned From District Leaders Who Know

This webinar is sponsored by Microsoft.

This webinar took 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 making sure educators have access to the equipment, software, and networks they need to usher in a return to normalcy.
Related article: "How Houston Got Its Schools Back Online After the Hurricane" (Interview with Lenny Schad)

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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Better Math Teaching Through a Networked Improvement Community

Content provided by Nellie Mae Education Foundation.

This webinar took 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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Planting the Seeds of Reading Comprehension Using the Foundational Skills

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This webinar took 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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How to Encourage Student Achievement Through Social-Emotional Learning and Motivation

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This webinar took 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, School Leadership Development, National Principal of the Year, Former Elementary, Middle, and High School Principal
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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Creating a Collaborative Classroom to Actively Engage Students in ELA and Math Learning for Grades 6-12

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This webinar took 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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The Future of Work and What It Means for K-12 Schools

This webinar is sponsored by Earth Networks.

This webinar took place on Oct. 18, 2017 @ 2 p.m. ET
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Today’s 6th graders will hit their prime working years in 2030. What kind of job market will they face?

It’s clear that analytics, automation, and artificial intelligence are reshaping the nature of work. But economists are sharply divided over how disruptive the long-term impact of technology will be.

• What do schools need to know?
• Is their challenge to better prepare more students for the high-skilled STEM, computer science, and data science jobs that are currently available?
• Or, in a world of constant technological change, will adaptability be key?
• How can schools prepare students to take part in the political, social, and ethical debates already being stirred by technology-driven changes in the economy?

Join us for this webinar, part of Education Week’s yearlong initiative to provide special coverage of workforce-preparation trends and their implications for K-12 schools.
Related Special Report: Schools and the Future of Work
Related Story: "The Future of Work Is Uncertain, Schools Should Worry Now"

Presenters:

Michael Chui, partner, McKinsey Global Institute
Tom Vander Ark, education advocate, advisor, and author, Getting Smart
Moderator:
Benjamin Herold, staff writer, Education Week

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

This webinar took 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
Jennifer Kobrin, director, myPLACEsm and Digital Initiatives, Office of Adult Education, Philadelphia
Ira Sockowitz, founder and CEO, Learning Games Studios
Moderator:
Sean Cavanagh, senior editor, EdWeek Market Brief

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How to Support and Implement New Initiatives in Schools

Content provided by Istation.

This webinar took 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:
Viviana Hall, national education consultant, Istation

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

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

Content provided by Panorama Education and Second Step.

This webinar took 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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How to Effectively Use Technology for Classroom Instruction

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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

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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

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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

Content provided by BloomBoard.

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

Content provided by Middlebury Interactive Languages.

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

Content provided by McGraw-Hill Education.

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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