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Beyond the Test: Using Alternative Assessments in the Classroom | K-12

Wed., Dec 14  | 4:00 pm EST | 30 mins
 

Sometimes we forget that our goal is not to teach the lesson, but for the students to actually learn the lesson. So assessing what students know and are able to do is key to our success, but who wants another dry (at best) or meaningless (at worst) multiple-choice test? In this fast-paced webinar, I’ll share multiple ideas for assessing learning so you get the information you need, avoid inducing undue anxiety, and actually enrich student learning in the process!

5 Math Resources to Boost Inquiry and Conceptual Understanding | K-12 

Wed., Jan 18  | 4:00 pm EST | 30 mins
 

Inquiry-driven learning is a powerful and engaging way to inspire a love of math in our students. But sometimes, finding the right resources to facilitate this type of learning can be challenging. Join Jamie as she shares practical strategies and free resources and walks you through how to use them in ways that will get your students excited about math — all while building their confidence to tackle problem-solving in ways that are memorable, meaningful, and fun! Grades K-12.

5 Ways to Make Room for Science in an ELA and Math World | K-6

Wed., Feb 15  | 4:00 pm EST | 30 mins
 

With all the attention focused on math and ELA, science can sometimes get the short shrift. But it doesn’t have to be that way! We want our students to leave our classrooms with the skills to be able to think creatively and critically; to become our next generation of problem solvers. And science will do just that! Join us in this fast-paced webinar, where we share 5 practical ways to make room for science and have your students begging for more!

Webinar Archives

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Building Relationships

Equity has always been at the heart of education; the pandemic threw in stark relief equity’s critical importance. In this on-demand webinar, we’ll explore teacher-tested tips to help make your classroom a more just and equitable place.  View webinar.

You can never predict some of the conversations that you find yourself in as a teacher, and not all of them are pleasant. What do you say when a sensitive current event knocks your lesson off course? Or when you know a student is facing unimaginable challenges at home? Or when tragedy rocks your classroom? You don’t know when these conversations might pop up, but they most assuredly will. Join Dawn for practical tips and resources to help you feel calm, confident, and helpful in tacking tough conversations.  View webinar.

Collaboration and Communication

In order to tackle the world’s biggest prolems, our students must learn to be masterful collaborators. View this free, fast-paced exploration of strategies designed to develop collaboration skills while engaging in meaningful, memorable projects.  View webinar.

Teachers know all about the benefits of cooperation and collaboration. But there are so many concerns and potential pitfalls! In this session, explore the merits of cooperative learning and how to effectively develop and institute norms and routines for effective collaboration in any learning environment. Join Dawn for a fun, fast-paced look at practical solutions for your most pressing collaboration issues.  View webinar.

Creative and Critical Thinking

Do you struggle to get students to think deeply—like really deeply—about the texts they are reading? Are they satisfied with answering basic recall questions, but struggle to offer careful analysis, make connections, or apply what they learn to a larger context? Do you want to challenge your students to think more deeply than ever before and build those critical thinking skills that will serve them well in the future? If so, join us for this fast-paced, practical webinar with classroom-proven tips for infusing critical thinking throughout your ELA and Social Studies instruction!  View webinar.

Is it challenging to get your students excited about learning math? Are you looking for a more inquiry-driven approach to teaching science? Are you searching for practical ways to encourage your students to explore, question, interpret, and employ creativity in both math and science? If so, check out this fast-paced on-demand webinar infused with strategies that will get your students excited about all the creative ways they can work with numbers and concepts in both math and science. View webinar.

You know it’s true: your kids are WEIRD. It can create headaches, sure – but student strangeness can also be a powerful ally in cultivating a curious, creative classroom culture. Discover practical tips and resources for how YOU can leverage the weirdness in your classroom in wild and wonderful ways! View webinar.

Differentiated Instruction

Albert Einstein once said, “If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life believing it is stupid.” But too often, our educational system tries to make very different learners conform to a one-size-fits-all mold. Join us for this free, fast-paced webinar to help level up your differentiation game. Explore the three research-backed ways to differentiate your instruction so that every single student can thrive.  View webinar.

Every student has unique needs. But how can teachers find the time to meet diverse learners where they are, and take them where they’re capable of going? Join Ben for a look at practical, teacher-tested tips on how to achieve REAL differentiation in a straightforward, achievable way.  View webinar.

Distance Learning and Technology

Looking for ways to make learning engaging, meaningful, and fun in a remote setting? Join us for a fast-paced webinar, where we share strategies, resources, and a relevant PBL experience, Prevent the Spread, modified for distance learning. View webinar.

If it’s on the internet, it must be true, right? With information swirling around us 24/7, it’s more important than ever that we teach our students how to be sensible consumers of information. They need simple, easy-to-apply strategies to carefully evaluate information so they aren’t easily swayed or misled, but rather, are ambassadors of informational literacy. View webinar.

Looking for ways to keep your students engaged in distance learning? Worried your students may not fully participate or show up at all? Join us for an on-demand, fast-paced webinar where we share strategies, resources, and examples of how to engage students in distance learning.  View Now

Lesson planning is vital. A well-prepared teacher is less stressed and more effective. But having to plan for social distanced classrooms, online lessons, hybrid instruction, or all of the above can be daunting! Join Dawn for a fun, fast-paced look at how teachers are making the most of their planning time for these most unusual school days.  View webinar.

Virtual school is here for at least the next few months, and teachers have been expected to transition practically overnight! Join us for this free, fast-paced walkthrough of tips and tricks to crush virtual school. From hyperdocs to citizen science, we’ll share hi-tech, low-tech, and no-tech best practices that will set you up for success. View webinar.

Engagement

Although there have been strides to reduce the STEM gender gap over the last 50 years, progress has been slow, with women making up only 28% of the STEM workforce. Recent career assessments have found that female students’ aptitude for STEM careers is remarkably higher than their interest in these fields. How do we boost their interest to mirror their aptitude? Join us for this fast-paced and practical webinar as we share powerful strategies to inspire and empower our future female scientists, engineers, and mathematicians of all ages.  View webinar.

If your students are never bored and your class is always perfectly well-behaved, this webinar might not be for you. But, everyone else will find practical, teacher-tested tips for how YOU can use high-powered engagement strategies to battle boredom and banish behavioral problems. Discover creative solutions for classic classroom struggles, and walk away with ideas you can put into practice right away! View webinar.

We have been through a few tough years and there is no doubt that we are ready for a positive change. Join Jamie to learn practical and engaging strategies that will reignite your excitement for teaching while fostering your students’ love of learning! Grade Level: K-12.  View webinar.

Play can be a powerful teacher. But how can busy teachers build playful learning experiences that really promote student understanding? Join Ben for simple, practical tips on how to hit those standards in a way that’s both engaging and enriching! View webinar.

This year has been trying in so many ways. You have almost made it to the finish line! But, how can you keep your students engaged while not burning out at the last lap? In this session, we’ll explore strategies to engage, motivate, and inspire your students to the very last day. Join Dawn for a fun, fast-paced look at ways to make this the best ever end to your school year.  View webinar.

Feedback and Assessment

If we want our students to learn and grow, we need to provide them with consistent and effective feedback. But how can we be consistent in a world that turns upside down every other week? How can we guide our students wisely when we’re struggling to adapt to strange new learning environments? Join Jamie for a fun, fast-paced look at practical solutions to your most pressing problems!  View webinar.

Teachers provide feedback constantly. But is that feedback effective? Can students take action and make improvements? In this webinar, we address those questions and share ideas and strategies to help you provide timely and actionable feedback to your students. View webinar.

Are you looking to incorporate strategies into your classroom that provide students with effective and meaningful feedback? Join us as we explore simple strategies designed to enhance student learning in your classroom.  View webinar.

This school year has thrown us its share of curveballs, yet we still need to be confident that we’ve equipped our students with the necessary knowledge and skills to be successful once they leave our classroom for the year. In this fast-paced on-demand webinar, we share ideas for multiple ways to assess what students know and are able to do so you can round out 20-21 knowing your students are ready to tackle whatever 21-22 might bring.  View webinar.

Project-Based Learning

“When are we ever going to use this?” With well-crafted PBL experiences, you can show students how they’ll be using their learning right here and now to make the world a better place. View webinar.

If we treat content areas as silos, we’ll never find time for authentic learning. Discover how to create experiences that connect across content areas, increase student engagement, and develop critical and creative thinking skills.  View webinar.

Do you want to create memorable, meaningful experiences that give an authentic context for learning, but can’t find the time? Join us for this informative, fast-paced webinar to discover how to implement project-based learning with cross-curricular content, collaboration options, and real-world connections. Explore specific PBL units that are engaging and relevant and align these projects to your current content needs. Come ready to be that teacher students will never forget. Leave with lesson-by-lesson project ideas to make it happen.  View webinar.

Project-based learning is an incredible opportunity for students to engage in authentic, relevant, and “Ellen-worthy” experiences. But how do you manage it? Find out in this fast-paced, and practical on-demand webinar on how to PBL like a boss!  View Now

Do you want to create learning experiences that engage your students in making the world a better place? Join us for this free, fast-paced exploration of ideas and strategies to turn your lessons into authentic learning experiences.  View webinar.

Project-Based Learning can be a highly effective way to engage students in cross-curricular instruction, while also making a difference in their school, community, and beyond. But, how do we create assessment that is meaningful and useful to our students?  View webinar.

Authentic projects not only engage students, but also provide opportunities to naturally differentiate instruction so all students learn. Join us for this free, fast-paced exploration of differentiating instruction through meaningful, memorable projects.  View webinar.

Teachers around the country are eager to incorporate project-based learning into their classrooms. But how can you create a culture that fosters PBL success? Check out this free webinar for simple tips and tricks on creating a classroom culture where PBL can thrive, and get ready to launch your students on an incredible, authentic learning adventures!  View webinar.

If we treat content areas as silos, we’ll never find time for authentic learning. Discover how to create experiences that connect across content areas, increase student engagement, and develop critical and creative thinking skills.  View webinar.

Do you want to engage your students in deeper and more authentic learning? Join us for this free, fast-paced exploration of ideas and strategies on incorporating project-based learning into your classroom.  View webinar.

We all know the importance of making student learning relevant. We all want our students to work with authentic audiences. But how in the world can a busy teacher manage to make it happen? What tips and tricks can make real-world connections more memorable and meaningful? What resources are the most effective at promoting authentic learning?  View webinar.

Risk-Taking and Perseverance

Today’s students are facing more adversity than any generation in recent memory. In a challenging world, grit and perseverance grow ever more important. But how can we develop a growth mindset in our students in a world filled with trauma? Join Ben for a fascinating dive into research-based and teacher-tested techniques for cultivating a passionately positive attitude in YOUR students! View webinar.

Social Emotional Learning

Use robots to teach responsible decision-making? Absolutely! From DNA to SEL, join us as we share lessons, strategies, and resources that not only engage students’ curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking, but also provide a vehicle to seamlessly integrate social-emotional learning. Leave with practical ways to make powerful science lessons that captivate your future scientists and also cultivate those SEL skills that are essential for success beyond the classroom.  View webinar.

The 2020-2021 school year is ushering in a level of teacher and student stress like no other. Students will need well-developed social and emotional skills to successfully navigate not only these uncertain times, but also future relationships and challenges in college, career, and beyond. So, how do we explicitly develop these skills within our students? How do we do so in an in-classroom, distance, or blended environment? In this session, discover teacher-tested strategies to meaningfully improve SEL skills in conjunction with your content-area instruction. Leave with practical ideas for equipping students with the skills you know will matter well into their futures.  View webinar.

How do you close out the most stressful school year on record? By focusing on the social-emotional needs and mental wellness of yourself and your students. Join us as we explore 5 CASEL-aligned mini-lessons and you can do with students to round out the school year with a focus on self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making.  View webinar.

As educators, we recognize that student success in the classroom, and in the world, goes well beyond teaching within the content areas. A truly successful student has well developed social and emotional skills. So, how do we help develop these skills within our students? Find out how in Social and Emotional Learning: How to Foster these Skills in Your Classroom!  View webinar.

Student Ownership

When students take ownership of their learning, your classroom thrives. But how can we give kids control without letting things run off the rails? In this fun, fast-paced webinar, Ben explores 7 top hacks to help you create an effective student-driven classroom. View webinar.

Energize your classroom with research-based and teacher-tested strategies to help your students take ownership of their learning! Join us for this fast-paced on-demand webinar where we will explore innovative ways to help amplify student voice in any learning environment. View webinar.

Are you looking to develop a classroom culture that promotes choice? Do you want to give students more voice and choice in learning, but don’t want to lose control of your classroom? Join us for this free, fast-paced exploration of strategies designed to nurture student ownership without diminishing teacher leadership.  View webinar.

Work-Life Balance

It’s one of the biggest problems in education: teachers have too much to do, and too little time. But is there really any way to address this challenge, or is it something teachers will always struggle with? Join Ben for practical tips that will help you liberate a little time in your busy life! View webinar.

If you feel like this year has been more stressful, more overwhelming, and more difficult to find the joy of teaching than ever before, you’re not alone! With pandemic protocols, political unrest, and increasing workloads and responsibilities ravishing the classroom, the heart of teaching can at times feel lost. Let’s change that! Let’s put those things that are out of your control aside, and let’s focus on what brought you into the profession in the first place. Join us as we share meaningful and practical ways to survive this difficult year and re-discover your love for the greatest profession in the world! View webinar.

Looking for ways to keep the new school year excitement all year long? Worried about sacrificing teaching passion for burnout? Join us for a free, fast-paced webinar where we share strategies, resources, and examples of how to keep the enthusiasm and excitement for teaching all year while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.. View webinar.

Teachers, you did it! You’ve just pushed through and conquered one of the most difficult school years we’ve ever experienced. You’re stressed, you’re tired, and everything feels surreal. How can you recover, recharge, and reconnect in ways that allow you to return to the best version of yourself so you can come back strong in the fall? Join Jamie as she explores the 5 most important things YOU can do to give yourself the grace to step back, take a deep breath, and restore your passion for teaching.  View webinar.

This has been a year to remember. Through it all, you showed the world strength, resilience, and that ever-burning passion you have for your students by showing up and making the most out of each and every day. Let’s take a look back at the lessons learned from teachers across the country. And in the process, let’s celebrate YOU—and the challenges you have overcome. Because guess what? You made it, and the world is a little better because of the lessons you taught all of us about pushing through with passion, perseverance, and purpose.  View webinar.

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