Sun West School Division Professional Learning Webinar Series

AlanNovember

Who Owns the Learning? Engage Even Your Hard-to-reach Students With Simple Technology Tools

Speaker: Alan November Time: 109 minutes

Every educator wants to solve this riddle: What can I do to engage my students in learning? How can I make school more relevant to them? Find out how to energize even your most disengaged students with Alan’s thoughtful approach to bringing technology in the classroom.

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Janie Pollock

Create a Culture of Feedback: Increase Learning With More Student Feedback, Not Just Teacher Feedback, But Feedback From Peers and Self-assessment

Speaker: Jane Pollock Time: 102 minutes

High-achieving students already know how important feedback is to learning as much as possible. Jane Pollock shows you how to vastly increase the amount of feedback all students get in class with simple strategies that any teacher can quickly learn to use.

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How to Put Critical Thinking at the Core of Teaching and Learning Where It Belongs

Speaker: Garfield Gini-Newman Time: 108 minutes

Consider all the learning opportunities that are lost every day when teachers don’t fully engage their students in critical thinking. Learn how to build on the ways you already invite your students to engage in active inquiry. Get lots of ideas, insights and motivation on how to expand the role of critical thinking in your classroom.

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Jay McTighe

Simple Strategies for Working More Effectively With Data

Speaker: Jay McTighe Time 83 minutes

It’s easy to be overwhelmed by data and to miss the important things it could tell you about your students. In this webinar, Jay McTighe, the best-selling author of The Understanding by Design series tells you how to work more confidently and expertly with data and how to translate it into more effective teaching.

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Making the most of PLCs

Daniel Venables

Take Charge of Your Student Data: A Teacher-Friendly Model to Connect Learning Gaps With Instructional Gaps

Speaker: Daniel Venables Time 91 minutes

In this webinar, Daniel Venables gives you a structured approach for effectively working with student data. He shows you how to work with the big, end-of-year assessment data (macrodata) to the daily classroom data (microdata) to identify specific gaps in student learning and instruction. Real-life data is used to illustrate essential steps of the model.

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LauraLipton

What Does Your Data Really Mean? Strategies and Protocols to Keep Data Inquiry Focused, Productive and Collaborative

Speaker: Laura Lipton Time: 104 minutes

Learn how to successfully create and lead a culture of inquiry. Laura Lipton will introduce you to a 3-phase framework that will help your group explore assumptions, motivate data-focused inquiry and develop shared understanding of both problems and possible solutions. She will help you increase your group’s confidence in working with data and with each other.

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Research-based Strategies to Help Students Become Skilled Readers of Informational Text

Speaker: Barbara Moss Time: 111 minutes

The ability to read informational text has become more important than ever. In this webinar, Barbara Moss gives you practical, research-based strategies for guiding students in reading informational text in their classrooms. Learn about the different types of informational texts and how to evaluate and select texts for classroom use. 

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Motivate Students to Improve Their Writing With Technology-driven Strategies

Speakers: Will Richardson Time: 100 minutes

Whether you are a skeptic about the use of technology in the classroom or a champion of it, this webinar will provide you with insights and ideas on how to more fully engage students in developing their writing skills with connective writing.

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Damian Cooper

Improve Your Assessment Practices With 8 Big Ideas That Support and Drive Student Learning

Speaker: Damian Cooper Time: 102 minutes

Assessment can play many important roles in learning beyond its most common role of measuring it. In this webinar, learn how assessments can influence and drive learning and teaching in powerful ways. Damian focuses on 8 big ideas for assessment that every teacher can use in the classroom to enhance student learning and motivation and adjust instruction.

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What’s Fair? Best Practices for Grading and Assessment in the Differentiated Classroom

Speaker: Rick Wormeli Time: 111 minutes

If you’ve made a great deal of progress differentiating instruction, but still have qualms about differentiating assessment, this webinar offers many thoughtful and practical recommendations. Rick discusses  many of the “gray areas” and explores the meaning of mastery.

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Jay McTighe

7 Classroom Assessment Practices That Promote Learning (As Well As Measure It)

Speaker: Jay McTighe Time: 69 minutes

Classroom assessment and meaningful learning do not need to be incompatible. In this webinar, Jay will give you 7 practical and proven classroom assessment practices that help advance learning while also allowing you to gauge what your students understand, know and can do.

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