2015 Spring Webinar Series

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

Motivational Design and the Blended Classroom

Presented by Kristin Powers

Why do some rewards work better than others? Why are badges popular in online programs? Using research in motivational design and brain-based learning, learn fresh ideas to motivate your students and examine why some techniques are more effective than others.

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Strategies for Building Meaning of Numbers and How Numbers are Related to One Another

Presented by Michele Douglass

We will explore the development of number sense in young children—specifically the meaning of a number (including counting, writing, and naming numbers), as well as how numbers compare and how values are related.

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Permanent Partners: A Critical Ingredient for Academic Conversation

Presented by Sara Buckerfield

Learn how Permanent Partners provide English Learners opportunities for speaking practice, offsetting the negative impact of limited oral language usage in an era of increasing technology-based instruction.

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CCSS Habits of Mind Across Tiers

Presented by Joanne Allain

The CCSS identify learning behaviors and qualities that authors hope to encourage, such as perseverance in solving problems. These habits are critical for all students, across tiers and populations. This session discusses the importance of building collective practice in order to teach the Capacities of Literate Individuals and Math Practices standard across all tiers of service.

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What Are You Thinking? Teaching Critical Thinking Skills in Literacy and Math, Part I

Presented by Jenny Hamilton

We will explore what we know about instruction that develops critical thinking and problem-solving skills for both content areas and look at strategies that help students strengthen their understanding through writing.

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What Are You Thinking? Teaching Critical Thinking Skills in Literacy and Math, Part II

Presented by Jenny Hamilton

We will explore what we know about instruction that develops critical thinking and problem-solving skills for both content areas and look at strategies that help students strengthen their understanding through writing.

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Effective Teaching Practices: Which Ones, and Why?

Presented by Nancy Chapel Eberhardt

We will examine key questions to help educators implement the best instructional practices to meet the demands of rigorous standards,: What should influence our choice of content?; How can we ensure learning transfers?; and more!

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What Works? Evidence-Based Math Intervention Strategies from the What Works Clearinghouse

Presented by Linda Forbringer

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

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I’ve Got Rhythm, I’ve Got Music: The Role of Rhythm in Phonological Processing Development

Presented by Lucy Hart Paulson, Ph.D.

A sense of rhythm is a component of phonological processing and an important building block of language acquisition and subsequent literacy development. We will discuss the research describing rhythm and its impact on early literacy learning.

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New Media & Success in the Classroom: Inspiration, Collaboration, and Banana Peels to Avoid Along the Way

Presented by Ryan and Heidi Estes

Exploring the latest in free technology to facilitate communication and creative expression between students, teachers, administration, and parents.

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Building Mathematical Fluency within Tiered Instruction

Presented by Bea Moore Luchin

Learn strategies that focus on devoting approximately 10 minutes a day to building fluent retrieval of basic facts at elementary, middle, and high school. Identification of "basic" facts will also be explored for grades 5-8.

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Tips of the Trade: Executing an Effective Districtwide Implementation

Presented by Anchorage School District

When change comes to the largest school district in the state, communication is a critical task. Hear from Anchorage School District on keeping parents, teachers, principals, and district-level educators informed, monitoring classrooms, and providing targeted support for the teachers and schools who need it most.

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Stake Your Claim: Helping Adolescent Learners Own Argument Writing Strategies

Presented by Helen Long

Much emphasis has been placed on this text type as an essential skill for college and career readiness. Learn strategies for teaching students how to establish a claim, gather facts from reliable sources, organize elements of argument writing, and more.

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