MAGNET-RELATED Webinars

To help you take advantage of online opportunities to build your professional knowledge, the MSAP Center offers this list of webinars. To learn more, click on the link at the end of a description to go to the sponsoring organization’s website.

Quality Instructional Materials for Language Arts and Math: New SETDA K12 Database

Organization: edWeb
Date: June 17, 2019
Time: 12:00-1:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: Looking for vetted instructional materials? This edWebinar will launch SETDA’s latest resource, the State K12 Instructional Materials Database, an online tool to access state-reviewed, full course instructional materials for secondary language arts and math.

Multiple states provide a formal review process to review instructional materials and publish the reviewed materials, now you can access all of those published materials via one online database and access the state review processes. Plus, hear how Utah will leverage this tool and learn how the state engages stakeholders in the instructional materials review process to support district decision making. The edWebinar will include the opportunity for dialogue and sharing.

This presentation will be of interest to administrators, instructional material coordinators, policy makers, curriculum directors, IT staff, and instructional coaches. There will be time to get your questions answered after the presentation. Learn more

Improving School Safety: Policy Trends, Assessment, and Prevention

Organization: WestEd
Date: June 25, 2019
Time: 2:00-3:30 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: School safety is a mission critical priority for state and local education leaders as they move to shape policies and procedures that protect their students, teachers, and communities.

In this 90-minute webinar, you’ll hear about the steps that state and local leaders are taking to prevent school violence through the implementation of threat assessment models and through efforts to improve school climate.

Renowned school safety experts will discuss the evidence base behind these promising approaches, and what school administrators and leaders can do to implement these evidence-based strategies systemwide to prevent school tragedies and incidents of violence. Learn more

Why Readers Fail and How to Break the Cycle

Organization: EdWeb
Date: June 26, 2019
Time: 2:00-3:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: Failing is a part of life. It provides an opportunity to learn and grow and become better at any particular task. However, for struggling readers, failure is a pervasive issue that seeps into every academic task at school. It also can be crippling for students as they perform life activities outside of school.

This edWebinar will explore the fundamentals of failure and how to keep students from spiraling into chronic failure. Learn effective and evidence-based strategies to support struggling readers in building grit and determination in their failure while keeping them from a perpetual cycle of failure that has detrimental outcomes. This edWebinar will be of interest to elementary through high school teachers, librarians, and school and district leaders. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation. Learn more

Aspiring Principals Webinar: Becoming a Learning Leader

Organization: National Association of Elementary School Principals
Date: June 27, 2019
Time: 3:00-4:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: In education we often assert that we are lifelong learners but what does this mean? Who does it apply to in education students, adults, both? Can the learning that principals engage in impact the learning of educators and students? For principals on the journey to becoming a learning leader, a life-long learning growth mindset is essential. Leadership actions that are intentional, transparent, and collaboratively aligned to student and teacher learning are required for results. This session will examine some of the behaviors, aspirations and attitudes associated with becoming a learning leader. Join Dr. Childs-Bowen and explore how you can elicit a contagious, collaborative culture of inquiry, learning, action and adaptation for everyone in your school. Learn more

Supporting Trans and Gender-Nonconforming Students with Pride

Organization: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
Date: July 9, 2019
Time: 3:00-4:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: According to GLSEN research, transgender and gender-nonconforming (GNC) students face more hostile school climates compared to other students in the LGBTQ community. In this webinar, GLSEN education manager Becca Mui and NCTE board member Vanessa Ford will overview current national research on LGBTQ students in schools, address the unique and intersectional needs of trans and GNC youth, discuss common language, and share best practices for creating supportive learning environments. Join this free webinar to learn more about how you can support all your students during Pride Month and beyond. Learn more

Principal Leadership: Voices from the Field

Organization: edWeb
Date: July 15, 2019
Time: 5:00-6:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: An effective principal is a key ingredient in creating a successful learning community, but being a school principal is a very challenging and a difficult position in which to excel. Join this edWebinar to kick off a new community and series of edWebinars on the topic of “Principal Leadership.”

edWeb just completed a survey with feedback from 150 principals on the challenges they’ve faced this past year, their accomplishments, and the areas where they want to learn more. Shannon Holden, Principal of Pierce City High School, MO, and Rob Furman, Principal of South Park Elementary Center, PA, will discuss and probe the results of the survey with feedback from our live audience, and set the stage for a series of monthly edWebinars that address the most compelling topics.

This edWebinar will be of interest to all school leaders and any educator interested in how to create positive and effective learning environments in today’s world. There will be time to get your questions answered at the end of the presentation. Learn more

Letting Students Guide Their Learning in Middle School Science—How and Why Should We Do It?

Organization: edWeb
Date: July 15, 2019
Time: 3:00-4:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: Reimagining science instruction to be driven by student questions and investigation is central to the vision of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). This idea is also at the heart of the deeper learning competencies developed by the Hewlett Foundation, which contend that students should “be active participants in their education…immersed in a challenging curriculum that requires them to seek out and acquire new knowledge, apply what they have learned, and build upon that to create new knowledge.”

Driven by this goal, 18 teachers from three districts in the League of Innovative Schools, along with curriculum writers and researchers from Digital Promise, formed a Challenge Collaborative—a cross-sector effort to co-design solutions for real challenges facing public education—to create NGSS-aligned materials and gain a better understanding of how deeper learning can occur in student-centered science classrooms

Join this edWebinar to discuss the processes around the Challenge Collaborative that led to pedagogical shifts and impacted student outcomes, hear from teachers involved in the study, and learn more about how challenge-based learning can meet the goals of the NGSS while giving students agency to lead their learning. This edWebinar will be of interest to K-12 teachers, school and district leaders, and researchers. There will be time to get your questions answered at the end of the presentation. Learn more

Tips Every New Teacher Needs to Know

Organization: edWeb
Date: July 16, 2019
Time: 5:00-6:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: Summer is an exciting time in that many candidates have completed their degrees in their respective teacher education preparation programs. Now is the time that many of you are making preparations to enter your OWN classroom for the very first time. Please join Brittany Fowler, Taylor Warren, Ashley McCrory, and Dr. Monte Tatom for this edWebinar as they discuss a few items that they each wish they had been told before entering their classrooms for the first time.

This edWebinar will be of interest to all teachers, specifically new and pre-service teachers, and school leaders. There will be time to get your questions answered at the end of the presentation. Learn more