2014 Spring Webinar Series

Webinar Archives: Leadership Series | Spring Series: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 | Fall Series: 2015, 2014, 2013

Preparing for Algebra Readiness: Looking Early-On at the Standards

Presented by Karon Brown

Learn what it takes to switch from teaching math to teaching algebraic thinking—concepts, skills, steps, procedures, and standards. Explore why algebraic thinking is often difficult for students, ways to build it into instruction, and why it’s all necessary.

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Please Teach Me to Read Before I Leave this Place!

Presented by Shauna Williams

See how to implement the What Works Clearinghouse recommendations for increasing students’ understanding of whole numbers, fractions and problem solving.

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Making the Complicated Comprehensible: Math CCSS

Presented by Gayle Owens

Learn how to move from a holistic, high-level approach to a more meaningful, concrete understanding of the math standards through a common-sense explanation and practical look at embedding math CCSS into your instructional cycle.

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Making the Complicated Comprehensible: Planning Now for 2014-2015

Presented by Gayle Owens

Learn a process for using data and timely, hands-on facilitation tools to strengthen your team's collaboration and overall decisions as you prepare now for next year's success.

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RtI/MTSS and the Common Core: A Perfect Fit!

Presented by Joanne Allain

Join us to analyze how the Common Core State Standards are a natural, complementary next step in a Response to Intervention (RtI)/Multitier System of Supports (MTSS) framework.

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Developing Foundational Skills for CCSS in Early Learning Classrooms

Presented by Vicki Gibson, Ph.D.

Explore explicit, age-appropriate instruction, guided practice with constructive feedback, and learning center productive play techniques that can make a significant difference in young children's developmental readiness for school.

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Using Assessment and Instructional Trend Data to Define Your Next Move

Presented by Melody Ilk

Are You Making the Most of Your Efforts? Take a deep look at how you can be sure to take the right “next step” to turn data into meaningful instruction.

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Inspiring a Writing Revolution

Presented by Helen Long

Learn engaging, hands-on, multisensory strategies for teaching three types of writing outlined in the CCSS—explanatory/informative, narrative, and opinion/argumentative.

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Bullying Prevention Myth: Reporting Bullying Will Ensure It Stops

Presented by Karon Brown

Prevention of bullying is a much smarter approach than trying to deal with the problem after it happens. Take a look at lessons learned through experience with one of the more common myths of bullying prevention.

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Making the Complicated Comprehensible: the ELA CCSS

Presented by Gayle Owens

Learn how to move from a holistic, high-level approach to a more meaningful, concrete understanding of the CCSS standards through a common-sense explanation and practical look at embedding ELA CCSS into your instructional cycle.

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What Does Phonological Awareness Have to Do with It?

Presented by Pam Austin

Strengthening phonological awareness skills is the key to building the foundation for students to achieve the challenging but attainable Common Core State Standards goals and expectations at every grade level.

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The RAVE-O Connection

Presented by Jenny Hamilton

Learn how RAVE-O's targeted, engaging intervention methodology complements intensive Tier III interventions such as LANGUAGE! The Comprehensive Literacy Curriculumand Read Well.

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RtI/MTSS and the Common Core: From What to Why across the Tiers

Presented by Joanne Allain

Learn to provide continuity of instructional practice and activity across tiers to help all students address the demands of the CCSS and its accompanying assessments.

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What Does a Scribble Say? Writing Assessment and Instruction for Young Children

Presented by Lucy Hart Paulson, Ed.D.

Deepen your understanding of how young children's writing develops, how to assess their progress, what expected learning outcomes should be, and how to facilitate writing in developmentally appropriate ways.

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The State of Professional Development: Are We Succeeding As Teachers and Education Leaders?

Presented by Toni Backstrom

Learn the steps that educators around the country—from state departments to rural districts—are taking to meet the rigor of the Common Core and other state standards.

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