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.

The Role of Family and Community Partnerships in School-based Social and Emotional Learning Programs

Organization: REL-Northeast and Islands
Date: December 7, 2018
Time: 2:00-3:15 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar
Description: This webinar will help practitioners and policymakers to better understand how school-based programs can effectively partner with communities and families to support students’ social and emotional learning (SEL). The event will provide an overview of a recently published evidence review of SEL interventions, with a specific focus on what the review found related to family and community engagement. A district leader from the Northeast & Islands region will share his district’s experience building family and community partnerships to support students’ SEL, the challenges they have faced with these partnerships, and lessons learned. Learn more

The Potential of Improvement Science for Schools and Districts in the Age of ESSA

Organization: American Association of School Administrators
Date: December 12, 2018
Time: 2:00-3:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar
Description: The presenters will share their experiences with networked improvement communities (NICs) and improvement science, including the tools and resources they’ve developed to build and support state and local capacity to better understand which policies, programs and practices improve teaching and learning. To that end, this webinar will seek to achieve the following objectives: Allow participants to hear from two Beyond Accountability districts about their experience in the NIC and about how they designed and implemented systematic improvement science initiatives (and the outcomes of that work); how they created an infrastructure for applying improvement science going forward; and how they plan to adapt the process to make progress on additional areas of their school and district improvement plans; and share tools and resources available to support districts in their work to engage in disciplined improvement science within a network, and grow and understand the evidence base around what works (and doesn’t work) in school improvement in their context. Learn more

Early Reading Outcomes in the Pacific Region: A Focus on English Learners

Organization: REL-Pacific
Date: December 12, 2018
Time: 5:00-6:30 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar
Description: This webinar will provide participants with information on teaching academic content and literacy to English learners at the elementary school level, presenting recommendations from a What Works Clearinghouse practice guide, Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to English Learners in Elementary and Middle School. Participants will hear from guide co-author Dr. Joseph Dimino, a national expert on early literacy, and REL Pacific Research Associate Erin D’Amelio, to learn how these recommendations can be applied within a Pacific context. The webinar will also help to orient audience members on REL Pacific’s burgeoning Partnerships for the Improvement of Early Literacy. Learn more

Preservice & In-service Educator Preparation & English Learners in STEM Subjects

Organization: National Academies
Date: December 12, 2018
Time: 2:00-3:30 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar
Description: Following from the introductory webinar on the recent consensus study report English Learners in STEM Subjects: Transforming Classrooms, Schools, and Lives, the next webinar in the series focuses on preservice and in-service preparation of educators who teach STEM content to English learners. Join Cory Buxton and Kathryn Chval for an in-depth review on how the different factors shaping the classroom and the experiences teachers need to ensure that English learners have opportunities to engage with rigorous STEM content learning. Learn more

Tech Tools for Principal Engagement

Organization: National Association of Elementary School Principals
Date: January 9, 2019
Time: 3:00-4:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar
Description: So many people say they aren't techie and fear is at the heart of it all. Create a mindset of innovation not failure and start clicking those links to amplify your inner techieness that is already inside of you! Learn more