2023-2024 Online Professional Learning Series

Access all of our 2023-2024 Online Professional Learning Series Webinars: Angela Maiers: Mattering IS the Agenda; DeJunne’ Clark Jackson: Structured Literacy: Creating a Culture of Collaboration; Daryl Williams, Jr.: 99% Human, 1% Amazing; Dr. Monica Burns, Harnessing the Power of AI: Time-Saving Tips for Busy Educators

Harnessing the Power of AI:  Time-Saving Tips for Busy Educators

Dr. Monica Burns presents: Harnessing the Power of AI:  Time-Saving Tips for Busy Educators Join Dr. Monica Burns as we explore how ChatGPT can revolutionize the way you work. In thiswebinar, we’ll look at ways to strategically use generative artificial intelligence (AI), includingchatbots like ChatGPT, to accelerate your workflow, not substitute your role as an […]

99% Human 1% Amazing

Daryl Williams, Jr. presents: 99% Human 1% Amazing Teachers will be reminded that although teaching is tiring, they have a mission that only they can complete. Their differences are not their deficiencies, but they are what allows them to make a difference in the lives of ALL students. As the second semester gets underway, teachers […]

Structured Literacy: Creating a Culture of Collaboration

DeJunne’ Clark Jackson presents: Structured Literacy: Creating a Culture of Collaboration This session will allow participants to explore ways to Equip students with the literacy skills necessary to be successful learners through the use of evidence-based reading instructional practices; Empower parents and families with the knowledge essential to become well-informed participants in the decision-making process; […]

Mattering IS The Agenda

Angela Maiers presents: Mattering IS the Agenda When we think of people who made the biggest impact in our lives, it was the ones who most sincerely believed in us and who let us know through their words and actions that we mattered. Everyone in our lives needs that same validation. Mattering is a universal […]

Uprooting Instructional Inequity

Dr. Jill Harrison Berg presents: Uprooting Instructional Inequity: The Power of Inquiry-based Professional Learning Equity might be a professed priority of your school district and a term tossed around in your team meetings, but what can be done to make a discernible difference in equitable outcomes for students?  Recognizing racialized patterns in school data and […]

Ready, Set, Fail!

Carl Hooker presents: Ready, Set, Fail! Using Risk-taking and Failure to Unlock Creativity Our schools have traditionally existed to teach students conformity and compliance. How do we create a space where students create innovative ideas to solve the problems of tomorrow? Risk-taking and embracing failure can be great ways to stimulate creativity in the classroom. […]

Restorative Practices Playbook

Dominique Smith presents: Restorative Practices Playbook In this session we will be having an open discussion of the philosophy and understanding of what restorative practices are. We will discuss how the power of relationships allows us to hold ourselves, students, colleagues and community accountable for their actions. We will continue to examine how the power […]

Getting to Educational Equity

Dr. Avis Williams presents : Getting to Educational Equity: An Anti-Racist Roadmap to Systemic Change America’s public schools have taken a beating for years due to escalating racial achievement gaps and biased practices that unfairly impact our most vulnerable children. Fighting through a pandemic and unprecedented calls for social justice, educators are left to grapple […]

The Power of Metacognitive Questions

Connie Hamilton presents: The Power of Metacognitive Questions If students are to truly become lifelong learners, they must learn how to learn. This session focuses on ways that metacognition, thinking about thinking, can be embedded before, during, and after instruction to trigger students to reflect on their learning process – regardless of the content area. […]

The Equity Equation

LaQuanta Nelson presents: Getting to Educational Equity: An Anti-racist Roadmap to Systemic Change Did you know there is a formula for helping students of poverty excel in your school? In this highly engaging session, will explore how cultivating a culture of equity can help propel students of poverty beyond their past. Through experiences, exposure, and […]

“Are You a Neuroeducator . . . Yet?”

Glenn Whitman presents: “Are You a Neuroeducator…Yet?” What if 100% of your school’s teachers and administrators understood the science of how the student brain learns, works, changes and thrives? This workshop, facilitated by the internationally recognized Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning, answers this question by sharing the most promising research and strategies that can […]

Teaching for Deeper Learning

Jay McTighe presents: Teaching for Deeper Learning Join well-known author and consultant, Jay McTighe, as he explores ideas from his bestselling and award-winning book, Teaching for Deeper Learning, Jay will explore the following questions: Scroll down for video link and to access Certificate of Attendance

Poverty, Trauma, and the Resilience Solution

Dr. Sandy Addis presents: Poverty, Trauma, and the Resilience Solution Research by the National Dropout Prevention Center has established a direct link between three factors: a) high incidence of trauma among children of poverty, b) frequent behavior and learning problems among trauma-impacted youth, and c) resiliency skills as the key to school success and graduation. […]

Putting Students’ Welfare First

Dr. Lateshia Woodley presents: How Putting Students’ Welfare First Can Transform A School, A District & Ultimately the Communities We Serve Come be informed about the next and the best Trauma Informed Social and Emotional Learning practices and how to create a system of supports to meet the needs for all students utilizing the whole […]

Questioning and Feedback to Advance Student Learning

Jackie Walsh presents: Questioning and Feedback to advance Student Learning Feedback isn’t formative until students use it to take the next step in reaching their learning goals. In this session, you’ll delve into the features of feedback that make it productive and examine the components of quality questioning that contribute to this result. You’ll also […]

Joyful Learning Experiences that Disrupt Poverty

Bryan Goodwin presents: Using Brain Science to Design and Deliver Joyful Learning Experiences that Disrupt Poverty Decades of cognitive science and recent scientific research in classroom make one thing clear: all students are capable of classroom success, especially when their learning experiences reflect how their brains acquire, process, and retain information. During this webinar you’ll […]

Discovering the Genius of our Youth

Hayward R. Jean presents: Discovering the Genius of Our Youth Our students have been overwhelmingly challenged academically, mentally, socially, and emotionally as a result of the pandemic and societal unrest, compounded with their preexisting challenges. In this session, educators will be empowered with strategies and practical tools necessary to help students turn their obstacles into […]

Classroom Management Strategies

Danielle Major-Murphy presents: Classroom Management Strategies that Reduce Teacher Stress and Increase Learning This session will provide strategies for effective classroom management by building a classroom with clear defined limits, mutual respect, and warm emotional support. Specifically, participants will learn to respond positively and proactively when inappropriate student behavior affects the classroom environment by connecting […]

Interactive Writing

Hope Halfacre and Whitney Umbarger presents: Interactive Writing: The Power of a Simple Message Phonological and phonemic awareness, phonics, orthographic mapping, and concepts about printare essential to building a strong literacy foundation. In this session, we will share a structure formeeting the foundational literacy needs of diverse learners in your classroom through interactivewriting. Participants will […]

Cognitive and Academic Effects of Poverty

Amanda Butler presents: The Least of These: The Cognitive and Academic Effects of Poverty Failing test scores have been a blemish on our nation’s report card for decades and, while society has agreed there is a problem, the solutions to these problems miss the mark. The solution lies within understanding adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and […]

Mock Trials in the ELA Classroom

Yadennis Walantas presents: Using Mock Trials in the ELA Classroom Shake up your ELA instruction with mock trials. Mock trials are research-driven, hands on learning opportunity that has a record of accomplishment with students of all levels and can reinvigorate any curriculum. In this workshop, we will examine the benefits of using mock trials as […]

Parental Substance Abuse

Lakin Hanna presents: Parental Substance Abuse–Our Response as Educators This session will dive head first into the ever-growing opioid epidemic which is causing anationwide ripple throughout our communities. As educators, how do we support these studentswith specific needs and work with families to ensure children are receiving academic andemotional support at home? It’s not an […]

Leveraging Leadership for Impact

Mary Hemphill presents: Leveraging 21st Century Leadership for 22nd Century Impact: Educators are standing at the edge of a momentous moment in the Fourth Industrial Revolution where leaders have a rare & critical opportunity to reimagine leadership structures & strategies that will deeply impact the 22nd century. In order to leverage our leadership in this […]

Districts and Schools That Succeed

This presentation is currently not available for subscription. Karin Chenoweth presents: Districts and Schools that Succeed Scroll down for video link and to access Certificate of Attendance

Trauma, Poverty, Detached Parents, and IEPs

Craig Boykin presents: Trauma, Poverty, Detached Parents and IEPs: Please Help Me! Poverty and trauma are all too common in America’s schools. What’s rare is an opportunity for educators to sit and absorb first-hand from a former at-risk student who dropped out, endured a mother abusing drugs, absent father, and learning disability. In this engaging […]

Teaching and Leading with FOCUS

Michael Schmoker presents: Teaching and Leading with Focus In this session, teachers and leaders will learn precisely where schools should focus their precious time and resources to ensure that all students are prepared for the demands of college, careers and citizenship. They will learn about the three most essential elements of good schooling, and how […]

Embracing the Power of Your Leadership

Tara Brown presents: Embracing the Power of your Leadership Footprint It has been said that ‘we never touch another so lightly that we do not leave a trace’. In this humorous inspirational keynote, Tara emphasizes that we are all leaders in some capacity, regardless of title or position, and that kids are constantly seeking leaders […]

Hidden Causes of Academic/Behavior Problems

Margaret Searle and Marilyn Swartz presents: Getting to the Hidden Causes of Academic and Behavior Problems Do you need a process to strengthen your RTI/MTSS problem-solving efforts? The hardest part of problem-solving is identifying a student’s specific need and designing an action plan that swiftly addresses the problem. This session, based upon the new ASCD […]

Every Educator is a Chief Empathy Officer

Thomas R. Hoerr presents: Every Educator is a Chief Empathy Officer For success in school and life, students need more than proficiency in academic subjects and good scores on tests; those goals should form the floor, not the ceiling, of their education. To truly thrive, students need to develop attributes that aren’t typically measured on […]

Culturize – Every Student. Every Day.

Jimmy Casas presents: Culturize–Every Student. Every Day. Whatever it Takes. Eradicate Average! CULTURIZE Your School. Average schools don’t inspire greatness—and greatness is what our schools need if we are going to produce world changing learners. In this presentation author and education leader Jimmy Casas shares his 4 Core Principles – Champion for All Kids, Expect Excellence, […]

Executive Function Curriculum

Sucheta Kamath presents: Destination 2032: Executive Function Curriculum as a New Frontier to Promote Equity Amongst Future-Focused Learners True equity in education is to prepare all students to become goal-directed, self-driven, and future-focused adults so that they can engage in the global economy and civil discourse while maintaining personal well-being. However, because of the historically […]

Language Structures and Verbal Reasoning

Carol Tolman Presents: Language Structures and Verbal Reasoning: Missing Links in Close Reading Gough and Tunmer’s Simple View of Reading (SVR) identifies two major components to reading comprehension: word recognition and language comprehension. Dr. Tolman’s presentation focuses on language comprehension; specifically, on the areas of language structures and verbal reasoning, two often-ignored components of reading […]

Relentless About Relationships

Don Parker presents: Relentless About Relationships This presentation discusses the characteristics of at-risk students and the difficulties they face in building trusting relationships with adults in school settings. As a result of attending this workshop and engaging in group work and hands on activities, participants will be able to: Scroll down for video link and […]

Empowered to Grow

Akil Ross presents: Empowered to Grow: Creating Effective Learning Environments for All Students Empowered people empower people. This address provides educational leaders with a framework to improve teacher retention and increase student engagement. The “Empowering Leadership Framework” gives school leaders a practical guide for improving school outcomes by aligning the mission of the school with […]

One District’s Journey of SEL Implementation

Ralph L. Simpson presents: Social & Emotional Learning: One District’s Journey of SEL Implementation In this session, you will learn about one district’s journey to implement SEL and receive tips for how you can transform your district through Social and Emotional Learning. Scroll down for video link and to access Certificate of Attendance

Five Grading Shifts for 2022 and Beyond

Matt Townsley presents: Five Grading Shifts for 2022 and Beyond COVID-19 caused many schools to temporarily revise their grading policies and practices. These changes included using “do no harm” grading methods such as freezing previous grades and replacing letter grades with pass-fail. As many schools return to “normal” in 2022, educators have an opportunity to […]

Push Past It!

Angela Searcy presents: Push Past It! A Positive Approach to Intense Challenging Behaviors Stop! Collaborate! And Listen! This workshop will outline a guide to effective behavior planning for intense challenges. This workshop will also outline each phase of the process, what to expect, as well as, tools that support a continuous cycle of each step […]

The Educator’s ATLAS

Weston Kieschnick presents: The Educator’s ATLAS: Your Roadmap to Joyful, Engaging, & Successful Classrooms This session is for teachers struggling with explicit direct instruction, principals primed to speak at their next staff meeting, district personnel preparing to present in front of the school board…literally anyone, who speaks in any capacity, and wants to engage, educate, […]

Anything is Possible!

Derrick Conley presents: Anything is Possible! Building a winning culture with an intentional focus on relationships and growth. Scroll down for video link and to access Certificate of Attendance

Tackling the Motivation Crisis

Mike Anderson presents: Tackling the Motivation Crisis: How to Activate Student Learning “Do we have to do this?” “Is this going to be graded?” “When am I ever going to use this in real life?” Questions like this can feel infuriating. They seem to indicate a lack of motivation in students, and it’s so disheartening […]

Delivering on the Promise of Literacy for All

Laura Stewart presents: Delivering on the Promise of Literacy for All: Yes, We Can! Teaching children to read is the most pressing educational endeavor of our time. All children deserve equitable access to high-quality, evidence-aligned instruction. Without that instruction, many students will fall through the cracks, diminishing their potential to lead rich literate lives. More […]

Culturally Relevant Pedagogy

Gloria Ladson-Billings presents: Culturally Relevant Pedagogy: Asking a Different Question The global pandemic has forced us to rethink much of what we do in education. This talk re-thinks the work of culturally relevant pedagogy to challenge educators to work toward improving how we do our work and better serve students in ways that are equitable […]

Equity in Educational Technology

Victoria Thompson presents: Equity in Educational Technology In education we need to be committed to ensuring our efforts reflect the needs of our classrooms and schools, as well as equity and inclusion. But, where do we begin? And, how can we leverage technology to reach our goals? Attendees will learn about the intersectionality of equity […]

Achievement through Collaboration

Don Doggett presents: Promoting Academic Achievement Through Collaboration: Leadership Matters Through guiding questions and story-telling, participants will explore how to create the right set of circumstances to work with students and families living in poverty. Teacher leadership as well as administrative opportunities are critical to increasing student achievement with this unique population and as participants […]