Thought Leadership Webinars

Our webinars are hosted by the top experts in education today. Whether it’s new research-based practices you want to learn about or practical tips you can apply in the classroom tomorrow, we have got something of interest for everyone.

Making Math Acceleration a Reality – Embracing Productive Struggle with Achieve3000 Math • On-demand

When your students practice math skills and concepts independently, how can you ensure they experience what neuroscientists term “productive struggle”? Productive struggle in learning builds understanding and hope, makes goals feel attainable, helps effort seem worthwhile, leads to students feeling empowered, and yields results. Destructive struggle, meanwhile, builds frustration, makes … Read More

Engagement by Design: Creating a Virtual Learning Environment Where Students Thrive • On-demand

Every teacher wants engaged students. No student wants to be bored. So why isn’t every learning environment teeming with discussion and activity centered on the day’s learning expectations?

In this edWebinar, Doug Fisher will discuss a framework for making daily improvements in engaging your students, highlighting opportunities that offer the … Read More

Beyond Content: Taking a Culturally Responsive Approach to Online Learning • On-demand

Join us we journey from the idea of “Culturally Responsive” as a “good idea and nice to have” to considering how engaging in research-based approaches drive deeper thinking and accelerated learning.

Equity begins with access. Considering background knowledge, interest, and culture is only part of a Culturally Responsive Approach. During … Read More

Teaching Hope and Resilience for Students Experiencing Trauma • On-demand

Huge numbers of our students are caught in storms of trauma—whether stemming from abuse, homelessness, poverty, discrimination, violent neighborhoods, or fears of school shootings or family deportations. This edWebinar focuses on actions that educators can implement to facilitate learning for these students. Identifying positive, connected teacher-student relationships as foundational, Dr. … Read More

Unstoppable Literacy Acceleration: Engagement, Effectiveness, and Equity for Diverse Learners • On-demand

Literacy and ensuring equity for all is everyone’s responsibility as language gaps lead to literacy gaps. Students who are culturally and linguistically diverse often enter school as English Learners. Language proficiency in the home language and lack of readiness for learning to read in English may hinder their ability to … Read More

Trauma-Skilled Literacy: What’s the Connection? • On-demand

Dr. Sandy Addis, Director of the National Dropout Prevention Center, will share the latest research on the critical link between building capacity as a Trauma-Skilled School and building literacy capacity for all students. Participants will gain an understanding of trauma as a root cause of student challenges and how to … Read More

Integrating SEL into Everyday Instruction • On-demand

Academic learning may be the explicit focus of schooling, but what teachers say, the values we express, the materials and activities we choose, and the skills we prioritize all influence how our students think, see themselves, interact with content and with others, and assert themselves in the world. While social … Read More

Improving Literacy Growth for ELLs and Dual Language Learners Using Shared Reading • On-demand

Shared reading is an opportunity to support your language learners with all they need to become proficient readers. Research shows that students who are learning a new language need content and language instruction to be integrated and meaningful.

During this edWebinar, you’ll explore the ways you can support phonics, vocabulary, … Read More

Teacher Wellness: How Curriculum Can Support Teacher Confidence • On-demand

In this engaging edWebinar, Kevin Baird will refocus the question of curriculum efficacy from one that looks only at student achievement to one that also considers the teacher’s sense of confidence and well-being as a classroom’s instructional leader. Instead of asking simply “How does this help students accelerate learning?”, Kevin … Read More

Rigorous Reading: Building Strength and Stamina • On-demand

Performance on any high-stakes measure of reading — whether it be a state-level summative assessment, a college entrance examination, or instructions for rescuing a computer hard drive — requires both reading strength and reading stamina. For students, these skills don’t just appear suddenly. Rather, they are attributes that have to … Read More

Using Digital Literacy to Build Unstoppable Reading Grit • On-demand

Literacy experts agree that for students to succeed in college and career goals, mastering a 1300 Lexile® level with informational text is nonnegotiable. The question is, can you create unstoppable standards mastery and content fluency when it comes to informational text for all students? Yes, you can, by tapping … Read More

Accelerate Learning for the Unique Needs of Your ELLs! • On-demand

What strengths and challenges do English language learners bring to the classroom? How can educators ensure all students achieve college and career readiness, regardless of their unique needs? In this session, literacy and bilingual education teacher Aida Allen-Rotell examines how differentiated instruction can be implemented in a systematic but flexible … Read More

Leveraging Response to Intervention Schoolwide • On-demand

With an effect size of 1.07 (Hattie, 2012), response to intervention (RTI) is a proven approach for accelerating learning for students not yet making expected progress. But school-wide systems are crucial for implementing RTI effectively, and these systems are different at the elementary and secondary levels.

Watch Nancy Frey, Professor … Read More

Developing Assessment-Capable Learners • On-demand

We all know that collective efficacy is the new number one influence on students’ learning and there is good reason for that. In part, efficacious teachers ensure that their students are assessment-capable, which means that students understand their current level of performance and compare that with the desired level of … Read More