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2016 Spring Webinar Series

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

nancy boyles

Strategies for Keeping Students on Track to Reading Independence

Presented by Nancy Boyles

What does it take to teach a comprehension skill so students not only understand it, but can apply it independently? Join us to explore the critical components of explicit comprehension instruction that result in reading independence. Discover easy-to-implement strategies that make thinking visible to readers and recognize how to avoid practices that cause comprehension to go off-track.

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Bea Moore Luchin

Unlocking the Language of Mathematics, Part II

Presented by Bea Moore Luchin

Last fall, we looked at strategies for vocabulary development in elementary mathematics. This webinar will expand on that topic. We will look more deeply at the math words and symbols that must be understood and used in order to support the development of conceptual understanding, procedural skills, problem solving, and writing to justify and describe a variety of mathematical situations and concepts.

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YUN-EN LIU

Reward Students for More Than Correctness—How Technology Can Help Learners Take On Growth Mindset

Presented by Yun-En Liu

Growth mindset suggests that if students are taught that intelligence is malleable—instead of fixed at birth—they will tackle harder problems, persist longer when facing difficult tasks, and, ultimately, learn more. Unfortunately, most educational technology hasn’t caught up with this research. Join us to discuss how technology can help students take on growth mindset and how you can teach students cognitive skills that will serve them in their lifelong journey of learning.

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michael milone

Making the Impossible Possible—How Digital Tools Can Help Teachers Reach Every Student, All The Time

Presented by Dr. Michael Milone

The best digital learning tools function like a stretchable superhero, extending the presence and expertise of the classroom teacher—continuously monitoring each student’s understanding of countless subtle learning concepts, instantly adjusting lessons to make them more effective, and feeding actionable insights to the teacher throughout the process. Get tips for creating a truly individualized learning environment that meets each student’s needs at just the right time.

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michael milone

No Interruptions—How Embedded Assessments Protect the Learning Experience

Presented by Dr. Michael Milone

In recent years, assessment has gotten a bad reputation because of overuse and misapplication of mandated accountability tests. Learn how embedded assessments—selected learning experiences that are also used to measure a student’s understanding of content—are changing this reputation and protecting precious instructional time.

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Bea Moore Luchin

Communicating in Math—Help Students Justify Their Work with Reflective Thinking

Presented by Bea Moore Luchin

Learn how to promote reflections and reflective thinking in the math classroom to provide students with opportunities to really think about how they use specific problem-solving strategies. By doing so, students will be better equipped to justify their answers because they can explain why they chose the operation, why they chose a particular strategy, and, more importantly, why it makes sense.

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