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Recent Webinars & Events

Recent Webinars & Events

Enrollment and Marketing Strategies for Schools | Enrollment Catalyst Free Webinars For Teachers | Free Educational Webinars | Free Workshops For Teachers Personal Learning Networks: The Future of Learning Presenter: Will Richardson Learning is social, we've all known that. Now, the Internet has made it globally social. To flourish as learners in a connected world, we need a network that we can trust – and one that we can turn to when we need answers, inspiration, or direction. While we've always crafted these Personal Learning Networks in our face-to-face spaces, achieving the same online is quite a bit more nuanced and complex. Learn how to begin to construct PLNs using various Web tools Understand the implications for our students, schools, and professional practice Look at how diversity, balance, and safety enter into the learning equation online He is a former public school educator for 22 years, and is a co-founder of Powerful Learning Practice (, a unique professional development program that has mentored over 5,000 teachers worldwide in the last five years. Presenter: Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Presenter: Dr. Dr. Dr.

Ahead of the Class: A Webinar Series for Leaders in Education | Imagine Learning This presentation will explain the journey toward improvement in Sanger Unified, specifically highlighting the instructional and cultural changes that took place in the district over a 10 year period. Matt will highlight the factors that led to improved student achievement for all students including special education students and sub-groups. Sanger's foundations are built around three priorities for instructional improvement: Explicit Direct Instruction (EDI), Professional Learning Communities (PLC), and Response to Intervention (RTI), with the foundation being that of a collaborative culture. These foundational practices have allowed both general and special education teachers to meet the needs of all learners, built collective coherence within the district, and led to greater improvement of Sanger district overall. Matt will highlight how Sanger is adapting these core foundations for the CCSS, while maintaining a student-centered focus to ensure that all students learn.

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Canadian Association of Principals Scholastic Webinars Are you looking to integrate more technology into your school or district? Interested in learning how to better prepare your students for a digital world? In this webinar, Scholastic and Comcast Business will join together to review best practices that will help you best use the technology you have. Webinar date and time: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. ET Speaker: Jared P. Moderator: Wayne D'Orio, Executive Editor, Scholastic Administr@tor Register here: In this webinar, Scholastic and AXA Financial bring together experts to discuss four strategies to assist educators as they plan for retirement. Webinar Date and Time: Tuesday, October 20, 2015, at 3:00 p.m. Speakers Matt Drummond: Head of 403 (b)/457 Sales and Business Development, AXA Equitable Moderator Tara Welty: Editor in Chief, Scholastic Teacher and Art magazines You have the money, you have the vision, now comes the hard part: how to successfully introduce new technology into your schools.

An Introduction to Mapping to the Core Presented by Heidi Hayes Jacobs Thursday, October 25, 2 PM ET View the Recording Download the Slides (PDF) Dr. Laying a Core Foundation Launching the Mapping Process Sustaining the Core: Informing Curriculum Maps with Assessment Data Advancing the work: 21st Century Upgrades You will also be introduced to the entire Mapping to the Core suite, Mapping to the Core: LiveBook andMapping to the Core: LivePlanner, which allows you to develop a customized professional development plan for your setting. View or download the slides below: Dr.

The Principal Story Learning Guide School leadership matters. During the past decade, there has been a growing recognition among educators and policymakers that school principals must be instructional leaders who ensure that high-quality teaching occurs in every classroom. This view is backed up by a solid body of evidence showing that leadership places second only to teaching among school-related influences on learning. In culling lessons from 13 years of research that describes what effective principals do well, The Wallace Foundation has found they perform five key practices: Learning Forward has developed this web-based professional learning guide using excerpts from the award-winning PBS documentary film, The Principal Story, to illustrate the five practices. Watch excerpts from the film here and explore each practice below. Unit 1: Shaping a vision of academic success for all students Unit 2: Creating a climate hospitable to education Unit 3: Cultivating leadership in others Unit 4: Improving instruction

11 Great Leadership and Vision Quotes 11 Great Leadership and Vision Quotes 1. “A leader’s job is to look into the future and see the organization, not as it is, but as it should be.” What is leadership? When I started this blog, I called it “Teaching: Leading Learning” because I believe the role of classroom teacher and school leader are closely connected. In both cases, you have a group of people and you want to take them from one situation to another. You have to enact change. Authoritarian: Classroom situation: I am the teacher. Last week I ran a twilight session for aspiring leaders in school, exploring the question “what is leadership?” Model #1: The Bus, or “who before where” (Jim Collins) Jim Collins advises leaders to start with “who” not “where” (source) Most people assume that great bus drivers (read: leaders) immediately start the journey by announcing to the people on the bus where they’re going—by setting a new direction or by articulating a fresh corporate vision.In fact, leaders of companies that go from good to great start not with “where” but with “who.” A bus only has one driver; everyone else is a passenger, no matter which seat they’re in. Model #3: Geese Like this:

Growth Mindset I am leading an initiative to help my school become a Growth Mindset school. I have written about this in the following posts: Many other posts refer to our growth mindset ethos and approach, and I have tagged them here: Growth Mindset Posts. You can read my article about Becoming a growth mindset school on page 2 of the SSAT journal here. Chew Valley School also has a teaching and learning blog charting our growth mindset journey. Growth Mindset is the brainchild of Carol Dweck.

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