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Breakthrough Leadership: From Surviving to Thriving

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 1:00pm PDT

Presented by Alan Blankstein, Marcus Newsome, Monica George-Fields, and Pedro Noguera

These unprecedented times have common themes and ongoing root causes from the past. Yet solving and resolving them systemically will require much more than routine management--why “Surviving to Thriving” is becoming a top agenda item for leading administrators focused on equity. In this, Session 2 of our free leader-to-leader webinar series, Pedro Noguera and seven of the field’s top leaders and practitioners join Alan Blankstein and Marcus Newsome to share both the best solutions to today’s most pressing issues, as well as how to plan for the near- and long-term future of educating ALL students.

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Going Deeper with Distance Learning

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 12:00pm PDT

Presented by Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, & John Hattie

The return to schooling for the 2020-21 school year is proving to be unlike any other we have witnessed. The field is learning about what works and what doesn’t in distance learning at breakneck speed. School leaders are looking for ways to lead, not just manage. Teachers need guidance about effective practices in virtual environments. Parents want to help, but don’t always know how and may not be well resourced. .


10 Mindframes for Leaders

Monday, September 21, 2020 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by John Hattie & Raymond Smith

Your mindframes—your internal beliefs about your role as a leader—determine the high-impact leadership practices you choose to implement. In this webinar, Professor John Hattie and Raymond Smith will introduce mindframes that ensure that leaders at every level can select, implement, and evaluate high-impact interventions that result in systemwide success.


The Thrill of Accelerating Comprehension in Any Setting

Monday, September 14, 2020 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey & Nicole Law

Truly understanding what you're reading is arguably the most important skill we can provide learners, but students must also experience the will, skill, and thrill of reading to inspire passionate, lifelong reading habits. In this webinar, Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, and Nicole Law discuss how to motivate and engage your readers with a new, unifying framework for reading comprehension

New York 6:30pm EDT | London 11:30pm BST | Singapore 6:30am SGT+1 |  Melbourne 8:30am AEST+1


Leading for Equity: The Fierce Urgency of Now

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 1:00pm PDT

Presented by Benjie Howard

Join us for a roundtable discussion with a diverse group of district and building leaders from the East, the Midwest, and the West Coast, who have been doing difficult and courageous work laying equity foundations in their communities that allow them to meet the fierce urgency and the critical challenges of our time in history. We will discuss the strategies they’ve employed and struggles they’ve experienced in their districts, and then break into small groups to share ideas on making school work in a time of a global pandemic, expanding inequities, and redefined learning spaces.

New York 4:00pm EDT | London 9:00pm BST | Singapore 4:00am SGT |  Melbourne 6:00am AEST


Reentry Planning for the First 100 Days of School: A Leader-to-Leader Panel Session

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 12:45pm PDT

presented by Marcus Newsome, Alan Blankstein, and Monica George-Fields

Corwin, the American Association of School Administrators, and REACH Education Solutions invite you to Reentry Planning for the First 100 Days of School--a free “Leader-to-Leader” panel discussion in which top practitioners and thought leaders across the US explore how to leverage the recent crisis to assure a new level of equity for our students.


Virtual Lunch & Learn: Planning For Next School Year

Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 10:00am PDT

EXCLUSIVE Virtual Lunch & Learn: Planning For Next School Year hosted by Sonja Hollins-Alexander

The summer months will be critical for setting teachers and students up for success next year, so school and district leaders must start planning now. This event is for instructional leaders, building leaders, and central office leaders. Limited space available.


Building a Curious School

Monday, June 1, 2020 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by Bryan Goodwin

Curiosity and motivation to learn are powerful predictors of student success―more powerful even than IQ, persistence, or teacher quality. Yet the longer students stay in school, the less curiosity and motivation they demonstrate. So, what if we were to focus on building schools that ignite student curiosity? Might everything else get easier . . . and more joyful? Learn from research and real-life success stories about how schools have “flipped the script” on improvement efforts—not by forcing rigid compliance with mandates or implementation of external programs, but by unleashing what’s already inside everyone—students and teachers alike—and waiting to come out: curiosity.


Simply Stations, Grades K-4: What Does the Rest of the Class Do During Small Groups?

Monday, May 18, 2020 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by Debbie Diller

Literacy work stations, when done well, can solve both of these problems—and more. Literacy stations provide partner practice using what teachers already have in their classrooms. During her presentation, Debbie will show teachers how to create and sustain meaningful, engaging literacy stations that grow and change as their students develop new skills, and as instructional time shifts. Plus, teachers will be reminded how to make confident decisions based on what they know about their kids and about good literacy instruction—so they can move away from quick-fix ideas like worksheets or pre-made centers found online.


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Monday, May 11, 2020 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by Benjie Howard and Wade Antonio Colwell

Here’s your opportunity to hear more from founders Benjie Howard and Wade Antonio Colwell about YES!, a sustainable, creative facilitation process for youth that enables them to enthusiastically engage in their own learning and advocate for culturally responsive learning environments. YES! is rooted in arts-based methods that aim to bring the youth perspective, vision, creativity, and passion to the forefront of policy and progress for a twenty-first century school system. Benjie and Wade will demonstrate how YES! amplifies student voice and supports young people in understanding their personal journey and social accountability through a critical social justice lens that creates a living example of commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.


Strengths-Based Mathematics Instruction: Five Teaching Turnarounds for K-6

Monday, May 4, 2020 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by Beth McCord Kobett and Karen S. Karp

What if we were regularly told only what we don’t do well? How can we expect our students, many who face the same messages, to continue to persevere? What if we transformed our classrooms to strengths-based environments that cultivate the assets that our students bring each and every day? These are the very issues Kobett and Karp will address in this webinar and how by shifting your attention from students’ weaknesses to their strengths you can maximize understanding and turnaround instruction.


Adverse Childhood Experiences: Trauma-Informed Strategies for Teacher and Student Well-Being

Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 12:00pm PDT

Presented by Ricky Robertson

Every member of a school staff has a role to play in creating an environment conducive to optimal teaching, learning and well-being. Ricky Robertson focuses on a whole-staff approach to foster resilience in both students living with ACEs and the professionals who work with them in Canada’s rural and urban schools.

New York 3:00pm EDT | London 8:00pm BST | Singapore 3:00am SGT |  Melbourne 6:00am AEDT


SONJA HOLLINS-ALEXANDER on Supporting Your Staff During Distance Teaching: Building a Virtual Community of Practice

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 11:00am PDT

Presented by Sonja Hollins-Alexander

Teachers are facing unprecedented challenges as schools close and learning shifts to online environments. During this time of intense upheaval and isolation, it is critical that school and district leaders provide teachers with ongoing opportunities to rapidly re-establish connections with their peers so that they can collectively approach these challenges.

New York 2:00pm EDT | London 7:00pm BST | Singapore 2:00am +1 SGT |  Melbourne 5:00am AEDT


Visible Learning for Social Studies: Designing Student Learning for Conceptual Understanding

Monday, April 20, 2020 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by Julie Stern

How do we maximize precious time to ensure that students grasp enough to prepare them for informed civic life? The discipline of social studies is far more than memorizing dates and facts. It involves the skillful ability to conduct investigations, analyze sources, place events in historical and cultural context, and synthesize various points of view, while recognizing our own biases. Join Julie Stern in this webinar to understand how using the right approach at the right time can maximize student learning.


Supporting Educator Resilience During Shelter in Place

Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 12:00pm PDT

Presented by Ricky Robertson

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted schools across the nation and contributed to a general sense of uncertainty and anxiety. Join Ricky Robertson as he discusses ways to care for our well-being and support others through this challenging time.


Beautiful Questions in the Classroom: Transforming Classrooms into Cultures of Curiosity and Inquiry

Monday, April 6, 2020 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by Warren Berger and Elise Foster

Why does engagement plummet as learners advance in school? Why does the stream of questions from curious toddlers slow to a trickle as they become teenagers? Most importantly, what can teachers and schools do to reverse this trend? Join Warren Berger and Elise Foster as they discuss how educators can transform their classrooms into cultures of curiosity.

New York 6:30pm EDT | London 11:30pm BST | Singapore 6:30am +1 SGT |  Melbourne 10am +1 AEDT


Where Equity Fits In to PLC+

Monday, March 23, 2020 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey

Equity lies at the heart of what we strive to achieve in schools. But equity cannot be accomplished without action. Professional learning communities can be engines for action, but only if they are intentionally attuned to issues of equity. Join Doug Fisher and Nancy Frey in this webinar focused on the PLC+ structure’s cross-cutting value of equity, which marries concept with action to change the trajectory of student learning.


Reclaiming Personalized Learning

Monday, March 9, 2020 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by Paul Emerich France

For teacher and consultant Paul France, at first technology-powered personalized learning seemed like a panacea. But after three years spent at a personalized learning start-up and network of microschools, he soon realized that such corporate-driven individualized learning initiatives do more harm than good, especially among our most vulnerable students. In this webinar, France spends time unpacking the many myths surrounding personalized learning and codifying a new vision that puts equity and our own humanity at the center.


The Communication Effect: How to Enhance Learning by Building Ideas and Bridging Information Gaps

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by Jeff Zwiers

In too many classrooms, instruction suffers from large amounts pseudo-communication, which is the use of language to obtain external rewards (e.g., points, praise, stars, grades). This type of communication tends to focus on short-term memorization and accumulation of short answers. Authentic communication, on the other hand, is the use of language to build up key ideas and engage in productive collaborative arguments. This type of communication focuses on long-term depth and construction of core concepts in a discipline. In this webinar, Jeff Zwiers describes how to improve all dimensions of learning (content, cognition, language, social, agency, etc.) by enhancing instruction with three main features of authentic communication.


Maximizing Impact: The Power of Implementation

Monday, February 10, 2020 - 3:00pm PDT

Presented by John Hattie

Once you know your impact, how do you maximize it? As the Visible Learning research states, there are a multitude of influences that make an impact on student achievement. But what accelerates learning most is focusing on the influences that maximize impact. In this webinar, Professor John Hattie will share how to use the DIIE (diagnosis, intervention, implementation, and evaluation) model to ensure teachers are building a variety of instructional approaches to maximize the skill, will, and thrill of learning.


Planning Powerful Instruction: 7 Must-Make Moves of Transformative Teaching—and Learning

Monday, January 27, 2020 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by Jeffrey D. Wilhelm and Adam Fachler

Have you ever wished lesson and unit planning could be simpler? Or struggled to get your team to understand what engaging instruction looks like and how to make it happen? In this one-hour session, Jeff Wilhelm and Adam Fachler will introduce the EMPOWER Method, a dynamic instructional framework that will transform how you plan so you can transform how your students learn. A must-attend for teachers and school leaders working with diverse student populations!


CLARITY: What Matters Most in Learning, Teaching, and Leading

Monday, December 9, 2019 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by Lyn Sharratt

Bringing Clarity to the elements that sharpen precision-in-practice ensures knowing “where to next.” Gaining Clarity is dependent on a set of interrelated concepts deployed within an evidence-proven framework and implemented consistently and reflectively across all systems, schools, and classrooms. Join Lyn Sharratt in this three-part webinar, in which she describes how Clarity can be realized in 1. Learning, 2. Teaching, and 3. Leading. Lyn promises no silver bullets; after all, there are none. The real power of data, she insists, resides in the “aha” outcomes of collaborative conversations with, and ‘roll-up-your sleeves’ work by ALL stakeholders, focused on students’ faces, as data today is instruction tomorrow.


Jumpstart Student Reasoning and Number Sense in Elementary Grades and Beyond

Monday, November 18, 2019 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by John SanGiovanni

Do your students struggle with number sense and reasoning? Are you looking to jumpstart your students’ engagement with activities that are uncomplicated, worthwhile, and doable? In this session led by John SanGiovanni, participants learn about dynamic, practical routines for developing number sense and fluency with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, ratio, and operations. A collection of ready-for-use resources will be provided as well as classroom clips that model how to use the resources.


Breaking Down the Wall: Essential Shifts for English Learners' Success

Monday, November 11, 2019 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by Margarita Espino Calderon, Maria G. Dove, Diane Staehr Fenner, Margo Gottlieb, Andrea Honigsfeld, Tonya Ward Singer, Shawn Slakk, Ivannia Soto, and Debbie Zacarian

Anyone invested in the future of our English learners—and we hope that’s all of you!--you won’t want to miss this. Join this once-of-a-lifetime collaboration of the field’s top practitioners as they discuss nine essential shifts for delivering on the promise of our English learners. To shift the status quo is neither fast nor easy, but there is a clear process, and it’s laid out here in this webinar. To distill it into a single line would go something like this: if we can assume mutual ownership, if we can connect instruction to all children’s personal, social, cultural, and linguistic identities, then all students will achieve.



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