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 […]

Unleash the Science of Learning

Pooja Agarwal presents: Powerful Teaching: Unleash the Science of Learning This workshop is an indispensable experience for educators who want to take their instruction to the next level. Drawing on a fifteen-year scientist-teacher collaboration, more than 100 years of research, and illustrative examples from K–12 and higher education, Dr. Pooja K. Agarwal, cognitive scientist and […]

Consciousness: Discovering What’s Within

Kenston Griffin presents: Consciousness: Discovering What’s Within Consciousness, from the lenses of equity and inclusion, refers to the perception of one’s thoughts, beliefs, and actions regarding their culture in comparison with those of others. Within this session, participants will be equipped with key strategies that will assist in recognizing unconscious and conscious biases in the […]

Restoring Relationships

Ann Marie Taylor presents: Restoring Relationships and Building Better Humans Schools and teachers dealing with behavior issues and bullying are constantly searching for new and effective ways to handle it all. One concept that has been making headway in recent years is restorative justice. But what is restorative justice, and what does it take to […]

Equity and Excellence Right Now

Doug Reeves presents: Equity and Excellence Right Now: The 90 90 90 Solution In this session based on his book, Achieving Equity and Excellence (Solution Tree, 2020), Dr. Douglas Reeves will share the latest research on equity. Since the original publication of the 90 90 90 studies, we have learned a great deal about school […]

Standardized Achievement Tests

Dr. Lorin Anderson presents: How Well Do Standardized Achievement Tests Measure What They Are Intended to Measure? Standardized tests are commonplace in PK-12 education, yet mystery and uncertainty often surround their creation, use, and interpretation. What content and cognitive processes do they intend to measure?  Are the content and cognitive processes used by students in […]

Just One Educator

Baruti Kafele presents: Just One Educator Can Completely Alter the Trajectory of a Child In this empowering address, Principal Kafele will state emphatically to educators at all levels that each of them possess the power toward completely altering the trajectory of a child. He will encourage them to reflect upon their initial “why” for entering […]

Improving Reading Comprehension

The recording of this webinar is not available. Daniel Willingham presents: Improving Reading Comprehension I’ll start by reviewing what researchers know about the mental processes that underlie reading comprehension, and I’ll use that analysis as a lens through which to consider methods of improving reading comprehension. I’ll conclude that (1) leisure reading is helpful, but […]

Using our Brain to Understand Theirs

Cathy Ann Hamilton presents: Using our Brain to Understand Theirs: The Intersect between Economic Poverty and Teaching Strategies We have known in our heart and now know in our head that academically at-risk children must have intentional intervention in our school settings if they are to increase academic achievement:  Children of color, children who do […]

Leading Schools through Turbulent Times

John Hodge presents: Leading Schools through Turbulent Times: Keys to Success The United States and the world have endured unprecedented challenges in the past 18 months. Today, we are recovering from the impact of economic and social hurdles that may seem overwhelming. It’s during times like the present that leadership is most important. Guided by peer-reviewed research […]

The Kinesthetic Classroom

Mike Kuczala presents: The Kinesthetic Classroom: Teaching and Learning through Movement This interactive session will enliven your K-12 classroom through the use of dynamic movement. Participants will review a six-level framework for using movement with a purpose including preparing the brain, providing brain breaks, supporting exercise and fitness, developing class cohesion, reviewing content, and teaching […]

Fast-track Phonics Skills

Katie Garner presents: Leveraging Social-Emotional Intelligence to Fast-Track Phonics Skills for Beginning and Struggling Readers: How to Use Brain Science as a Road Map to Accelerate Learning Discover how to use brain science as a road map to level the learner-playing field for learning to read! Help beginning and struggling readers become strong decoders instead […]

Poverty’s Impact on the Brain

Horacio Sanchez presents: Poverty’s Impact on the Brain Poverty is the single most significant event impacting public education today. Every year school districts dedicate resources, draft policies, and create new services to meet the academic and behavioral challenges associated with students coming from poverty. However, much of the attempts of public education to address the […]

Four Laws of Learning

Jennifer Gonzalez presents: Four Laws of Learning (And How to Obey Them in Your Lessons) What really makes a difference in teaching? There are many factors that have a powerful impact, but when it comes to that 45-to 90-minute block of time we set aside for instruction, what activities actually move the needle on learning? […]

Diamond in the Rough

Jeremy Anderson presents: Diamond in the Rough Diamonds are the most valuable mineral found on earth. They are formed deep underground in an environment of extreme heat and pressure. In life there are challenges, but we can endure and overcome them. This presentation focuses on how the educator can explore within and reveal concealed abilities. […]

R.E.A.L Youth Voices, Lives, and Experiences

Horace Hall presents: R.E.A.L. Youth Voices, Lives and Experiences: Moving from the Margins to the Center of Society This session from Horace Hall is critical for educators, researchers and students of education who have particular interests in re-imagining and reconstructing institutional and communal spaces to be anti-racist and anti-classist. In this vein, this interactive presentation […]

Paving the Path to Equitable Outcomes

Sucheta Kamath presents: Paving the Path to Equitable Outcomes: Strengthening Executive Function to Empower ALL Students 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 rooted disparities, […]

Rebuilding Agency, Accelerating Recovery

Douglas Fisher presents: Rebound: Rebuilding Agency, Accelerating Learning Recovery, and Rethinking Schools For more than a year now, we educators have been tested and tested again. We’ve been stretched, we’ve been pulled, we’ve been put through the wringer. But now it’s time to rebound. It’s time to bounce back, bring back better, and benefit from […]

Off the Sidelines and Back in the Game

Doc Holliday presents: Get Off the Sidelines and Back in the Game American public education has just experienced one of its most traumatic and challenging years ever.  Many of our students have studied in isolation.  Far too many of our teachers have been forced to adhere to the demands of politicians instead of seasoned educators […]

Transforming Schools for Excellence

Dr. Tiffany Anderson presents: Transforming Schools for Excellence: Serving the Whole Child Dr. Anderson will share practical culturally relevant instructional strategies and systems that can be implemented in classrooms and across school districts. Educators will gain practical strategies they can use immediately to have a significant impact on student learning. Key terms will be introduced […]

Undoing Miseducation: The Brandon Fleming Story

Brandon Fleming presents: Undoing Miseducation: The Brandon Fleming Story In this presentation, Fleming shares his riveting journey from being an at-risk youth and college dropout to becoming an award-winning Harvard educator. Fleming reveals the lessons and tools that he uses to transform underprivileged youth into global champions and Ivy League scholars. Among the many topics addressed are best practices in pedagogy, classroom […]

Becoming the Educator They Need

Robert Jackson presents: Becoming the Educator They Need: Mindsets and Strategies for Educating Black & Hispanic Males Black and Latino Males are the most misunderstood, suspended and expelled students in K-12 Schools in the US. It’s important to understand the thought process of these young men in order to educate them more effectively. Many of […]

Engaging All Families When Building Closed

Karen Utter presents: Engaging All Families When the Building is Closed The school closures resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic have further revealed the importance of school-family partnerships to student learning and development, even as social distancing requirements have made it more challenging to create and maintain these relationships. This session will examine some of the […]

How Emotion Impacts Learning

Judy Willis presents: How Emotion Impacts the Brain’s Learning & What To Do About It We’ve recognized that when these stresses are recurrent, they can alter the brain’s neural networks, promote a fixed mindset, and decrease effort and motivation. What happens? Students can give up. They have more difficulty managing “top-down” control of the brain’s […]

My Red Suit

Richard Pringle presents: My Red Suit Teachers and students share the same classrooms but often they come from two different worlds. The goal of this presentation is to help teachers move from just being good teachers to great teachers. The presentation is based on the work of Erik Jensen, Dr. Ruby Payne, Dr. Martin Haberman, […]

When Kids Lead

Todd Nesloney presents: When Kids Lead Todd Nesloney has been working his entire career to help grow students into leaders and world-changers. Whether it’s through SPECIAL, Morning Meetings, Social Media Interns, Student Ambassadors, or more! Throughout this virtual session, let Todd share with you the many ways that you can inspire your students to dream […]

Questions to Answer Before Re-Opening

Robyn Jackson presents: 7 Questions You Must Answer Before We Re-Open School As many of us begin to think about when and how to re-open schools, we are primarily concerned with logistics. Will we continue distance learning? Will we go to a hybrid model? Will blended learning work? But these questions, while important, are still […]

Effective and Equitable Partnerships

Joyce Epstein presents: Effective and Equitable Partnerships: Engage Parents with Low Incomes in their Children’s Education Studies show that it is a imperative to change from the “old way” of thinking about parental involvement to a “new way” of organizing school-based programs of school, family, and community partnerships. We will discuss key concepts, essential structures, […]

Relationships Matter

Mark Dewalt presents: Working with Students of Poverty: Relationships Matter This presentation will cover some of the hidden rules of different income groups and the importance of building positive relationships with every student. Participants will learn how to apply the concepts in the session to their teaching in any public school setting. Dr. Dewalt will […]

The 5 P’s of Life

Baron Davis presents: The 5 P’s of Life Each of us at birth was created for a reason. That reason is rooted in our innate desire to be fully self-actualized or to realize our fullest and greatest potential. Our creation is not an accident, it is a well-orchestrated concert of events that are played to […]

Building a Healthy Brain

Judy Cameron presents: Building a Healthy Brain: The Foundation of Lifetime Health & Well-Being Dr. Cameron will discuss the basic process by which childhood experiences shape brain development, including the formation of brain circuits and gene expression within the brain. She will explain how adverse childhood experiences change brain function leading to long-term consequences in […]

Dreaming Big Enough Dreams for the Needs

Carol Ann Tomlinson presents: Dreaming Big Enough Dreams for the Needs of Our Students The #1 job of schools is to guide young people in developing the intellectual, affective, and social competence and confidence necessary to lead productive and satisfying lives both now and in the future that awaits them. Sadly, there are many indicators […]

Catch-up Tools for Struggling Students

Eric Jensen presents: Rapid Catch-Up Tools for Struggling Students: Learn the 7 Secrets of Building Cognitive Capacity in ALL Students You’ll love the simplicity and impact of this high-powered session. Students who have fallen behind need not just better tools, but a great learning experience every day. Catch-up learning begins with the secrets of rapid […]

Turning High-Poverty Schools into High-Performing Schools

William H. Parrett and Kathleen Budge present: Turning High-Poverty Schools into High-Performing Schools Drawing from their recently released book, Turning High-Poverty Schools into High-Performing Schools (ASCD, 2020), Kathleen Budge and William Parrett will share the lessons learned from 12 diverse high-performing, high-poverty schools. Revealing new insights for how high poverty schools become and remain high performing, participants will […]

Grading and Assessment Decisions that Mirror Core Beliefs

Myron Dueck presents: Hope, Grace and Relationships – Making Grading and Assessment Decisions that Mirror Our Core Beliefs By some estimates, we make as many as 35,000 remotely conscious decisions per day (UNC Science Now). While the vast majority of these choices are small and inconsequential, others are pivotal and can result in ripples felt […]

Boosting Literacy Learning

Malissa Ocean and Marilyn Ware presents: Boosting Learning in a Literacy Classroom Boring Literacy Block! Come explore how to jazz up your literacy classroom with brain-based strategies. Learn how to create literacy lessons that can improve your students’ performance and academic success. Walk away with brain-based strategies that can be integrated throughout your entire literacy […]

What Students Really Need

Jodi Zeis presents: What Our Students Really Need Participants will gain new insight on how to effectively and actively engage students in learning. They will come away with why giving students all new equipment or supplies and calling it a day is not the answer. Scroll down for video link and to access Certificate of […]

Turning Up the Volume of Reading

Hope Halfacre and Whitney Umbarger presents: Turning Up the Volume of Reading Innovative ways to increase reading volume for students by providing access to quality books to grow their at-home libraries. We will be sharing how increasing reading volume impacts reading achievement and increases student engagement. Scroll down for video link and to access Certificate […]

Addressing the Teacher Pipeline Problem

Amanda Snipes presents: Somebody Call the Plumber: Addressing the Teacher Pipeline Problem From preparation to retention, the teacher pipeline is struggling to stay intact, negatively impacting all students—non-minority and minority students. Participants will be presented with current teacher retention research findings and will brainstorm how to address teacher retention for all teachers, minority teachers, and […]

Building a Thinking Classroom

Brandi Cade presents: 3 Practices to Start Building a Thinking Classroom We all want our students to think, but how do we move them from relying on teacher input for every task to problem solving and thinking through tasks on their own? Join me on the journey to “Building Thinking Classrooms” as we take a […]

Engaging Reluctant Learners

Chrystal Wood presents: Tips & Tricks for Engaging the Reluctant Learner Attendees will learn how to make lasting connections with each learner and build positive relationships in a non-threatening environment, while also improving classroom management. Scroll down for video link and to access Certificate of Attendance

Leading the Way

Ericka Bennett-Bell and Sharon Williams present: Leading the Way: Challenging Students of Poverty to Be Their Best Selves During this session, attendees will learn how to provide enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools. The information provided will be adaptable to all afterschool or before school programs, […]

Foundations Come First

Mike Crabtree presents: Foundations Come First: Building Strong Relationships with Kids & Families in Poverty If building relationships is key to significant learning, that goes double for kids & families in poverty, where relationships are valued about all else. This session will provided strategies to lay that solid foundation to build social and academic success. […]

Relationships with Older Students

Brittany Shell presents: Ways to Build Relationship and Connection with Older Students Helping teachers make greater connections with students in the classroom as building relationship with children of poverty is vital for student success. In this session, I will provide resources and strategies for helping to build that relationship. Scroll down for video link and […]

Learning Self-Regulation in a Virtual Setting

Rikki McCormick and Kristen Douglas present: Self-Regulation in a Virtual Setting After March 2020, districts across the state embarked upon the virtual education system journey. Instruction and student support (telehealth, tele-counseling, remote food preparation…) were delivered virtually. In the world of social-emotional learning, calming spaces to help promote self-regulation in a brick-and-mortar setting were just […]

Opportunities to Support Diversity and Inclusion

Teresa Turner presents: Leveraging Choice and Magnet Opportunities to Support Diversity and Inclusion This session draws upon research findings regarding the components found in magnet schools that are both diverse and educationally effective.  Attendees will learn evidence-based policy recommendations aimed at helping schools design, implement, and sustain effective magnet schools that can foster integrated learning […]