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.

Creating Schools and Systems for Deeper Learning, Equity, and Social Justice

Organization: Learning Policy Institute
Date: February 26, 2020
Time: 2:00-3:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: To meet the demands of contemporary society, today’s schools must provide powerful learning environments for students that pair challenging academic content with engaging, experiential, and relevant learning experiences—and must do so in ways that reach diverse learners and promote equity. Such experiences equip students with the skills to find, analyze, and apply knowledge across new contexts and situations and prepare them for college, work, and civic participation in a democratic society. Unfortunately, these types of deeper learning environments are more frequently found in schools and classrooms serving more affluent students and rarely in those serving students of color and those from low-income families. To ensure that all students have access to the deeper learning that prepares them for college, career, and civic participation, it is vital to prioritize equity and a social justice orientation throughout school systems.

The Educator Preparation Laboratory (EdPrepLab) is hosting a webinar to examine the policies and structures needed across pre-k–12 and teacher and leader preparation to foster these deeper learning opportunities for all students across all schools. The webinar will discuss the role teachers and leaders can play in expanding teaching for deeper learning in ways that also ensure access to an equitable and social justice-oriented education.

The webinar features researchers and practitioners exploring key findings from two recent publications, Preparing Teachers for Deeper Learning and In Search of Deeper Learning. In addition to addressing policies and practices that can generate transformative deeper learning systems, participants will consider the key shifts needed from leaders and policymakers to center deeper learning within an equity and social justice context.

A Framework for Digital Citizenship Implementation

Organization: edWeb
Date: February 26, 2020
Time: 3:00-4:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: Successful digital culture-building must be intentional and proactive. Join this edWebinar to learn more about contributing factors that need to be considered when implementing digital citizenship in your school or district. Common Sense Education’s Digital Citizenship Implementation Guide provides a path for a phased framework to help you plan, implement, and evaluate your digital citizenship program. From how to get buy-in, assessing your motivation and needs, instructional plans, educating families, to how to become a Common Sense Recognized School or District, we will discuss different models for digital citizenship implementation. Participants will hear examples from six varied school districts driven by different needs and student populations. Though there is not a one-size-fits-all approach to digital citizenship, you’ll be provided examples and advice that district and school leaders can use at any point in their implementation.

This edWebinar will be of interest to school and district leaders of kindergarten through high school grade levels. There will be time to have your questions answered at the end of the presentation. Learn more

Paving the Pathway to College and Career: The Nuts and Bolts of Postsecondary Transition

Organization: Institute of Education Sciences
Date: February 27, 2020
Time: 3:00-4:15 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: This second training webinar in the three-part Paving the Pathway to College and Career series will focus on strategies to help students and families complete FAFSA and college entrance requirements and address logistical barriers that can make postsecondary transitions challenging. This webinar is intended for high school counselors, college access providers, and others who work with students to support a successful transition from high school to postsecondary training. Learn more

Using Social-Emotional and Behavioral Assessments to Support Multi-Tiered Systems of Support

Organization: edWeb
Date: March 19, 2020
Time: 4:00-5:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) promote academic and behavioral achievement through frequent progress monitoring, ongoing data collection and analyses, and evidence-based intervention for students who need it. Yet all too often, only academic formative assessments are used to identify struggling students and inform supports. Assessments to measure students’ social-emotional competencies are used far less often, which can leave educators wondering about the “why” behind students’ academic and behavior struggles.

Join this information-packed webinar, presented by Dr. Stephen Kilgus, Associate Professor of School Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Dr. Patti Wilson, RTI2 Coordinator at Clarksville-Montgomery County School System (CMCSS) in Tennessee to learn how PBIS and SEL fit within MTSS and work together to support students’ broader mental health; how behavior screening and progress monitoring can facilitate overall MTSS efforts to improve student achievement; specific measures that can be used as the foundation of social-emotional and behavioral assessment; and how educators at CMCSS are using combined academic and behavior data to better inform instruction and interventions.

Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your understanding of the role social-emotional behavior screening and intervention has in building a robust MTSS that addresses the learning needs of the whole child. Learn more