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.

Open Communication Channels for Parents: It’s a Two-Way Street

Organization: American Association of School Administrators- The School Superintendents' Association
Date: May 26, 2020
Time: 3:00-4:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: During this time, communication between administrators, staff, parents and students is more important than ever. During this session, Dr. Luvelle Brown, Superintendent, Ithaca City Schools, NY, will share what his district is doing to open the communication channels and share strategies that other districts can implement. Learn more.

Catalyzing Change in Mathematics Education: Transforming Challenges Into Opportunities

Organization: Education Week
Date: May 26, 2020
Time: 2:00-3:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: Our current situation sharpens our view of inconsistencies and inequities that exist within the teaching and learning of mathematics across all grade levels. NCTM’s series of Catalyzing Change publications highlight critical issues and provide guidance for positioning the development of students’ positive mathematical identity and strong sense of agency at the forefront. As we consider and make decisions on how to best serve each and every student and teacher through professionalism, collaboration, and compassion, we must consider if short-term coverage of mathematics topics are in turn sacrificing the longer-term outcomes of achieving deep, lasting, and valuable mathematical knowledge. Furthermore, we must attend to how students see mathematics, see themselves as doers of mathematics, and develop their mathematical literacy to make sense of our rapidly changing world. Attend to consider how the four Catalyzing Change recommendations can inform leadership and actions as we move forward together. Learn more.

Scaling Out-of-School Time STEM Programming: A National Scan

Organization: Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory
Date: May 26, 2020
Time: 2:00-3:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: To gather information about the field of out-of-school time science, technology, engineering, and math (OST STEM), Education Northwest recently conducted a national scan of OST STEM programs for the Overdeck Family Foundation. The goal of the scan was to describe the experiences of OST STEM programs that have successfully scaled their efforts and provide insights and recommendation for program leaders and funders seeking to expand OST STEM opportunities in their communities. This webinar will provide an overview of the key findings from the scan, including the following: the characteristics and features of scaled programs (e.g., content area, use of hands-on experiences for youth); the practices programs use to scale (e.g., site recruitment, building ownership in new sites); the evidence supporting the effectiveness of scaled programs (e.g., academic achievement in math, sense of belonging in STEM fields); the lessons learned from these findings that practitioners and funders can leverage to scale OST STEM learning. Learn more.

Catalyzing Change: An Overview of the 4 Key Recommendations for Early Childhood and Elementary Mathematics

Organization: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Date: May 27, 2020
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: This informative webinar takes a closer look at NCTM’s recently released Catalyzing Change in Early Childhood and Elementary Mathematics. As teachers launch children on their mathematical journeys, teachers need to broaden the purposes of learning mathematics, create equitable structures, implement equitable instruction, and develop deep mathematical understanding. Participants will discuss and provide examples highlighting wonder, joy, and deep learning of mathematics. Special attention will be given to considering how the messages of Catalyzing Change challenge us to dismantle inequitable policies and practices in order to ensure the highest-quality mathematics education for each and every child. Learn more.

How are the children? What parents and caregivers need to cope with home-based learning

Organization: EdWeb.Net
Date: May 27, 2020
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: Some families have created schedules to help their children stay on task and continue learning at home. Some aren’t sure what to do, while others don’t have the time nor energy to provide home-based instruction as they grapple with meeting the basic needs of surviving during a pandemic and economic shutdown. What all families need, however, is an understanding of the social and emotional factors that matter during this time of the COVID-19 crisis and how to strive for the skills to keep a sense of safety and security at home. In this edWebinar, we will discuss the challenges faced by parents as the nation moves to home-based schooling. We will explore the importance of developing and nurturing social and emotional learning at home in order to create a sense of safety and security as children and adults make dramatic changes to everyday living. Free resources will be made available throughout this edWebinar to help students, parents/caregivers, and educators keep the learning journey moving forward to the best of everyone’s abilities. During this edWebinar, attendees will: explore ways teachers and parents/caregivers can bring social and emotional learning home; provide an understanding of the research behind social and emotional learning and why it’s even more important now to develop these skills, like emotional regulation and relationship building; showcase some of the free resources available for families and teachers to use to encourage and support home-based learning. This edWebinar will be of interest to preK through high school teachers, librarians, and school and district leaders. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation. Learn more.

Creating career and technical education pathways that support equitable opportunities for students

Organization: Future Ready Schools- Alliance for Excellent Education
Date: May 27, 2020
Time: 2:00-3:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: Future Ready Schools? (FRS) believes that every child, no matter the child’s zip code or family income, can graduate from high school and deserves access to a clear pathway to postsecondary success and robust learning experiences that prepare students for an increasingly technology-driven workforce and world. Districts around the country are doing this by creating innovative career and technical education (CTE) opportunities to provide students with technical skills, academic skills, and employability skills. According to SkillUSA, CTE is important for all students “regardless of whether students are headed for college or the workforce. [T]his type of education will help them prepare for the future. In fact, college-bound students can get job experiences to help them define their career plans, identify an appropriate course of study, and help pay for tuition.” In this webinar, Superintendent Michael McCormick and Doug Henderson, director of STEAM and CTE, will share how Val Verde Unified School District (VVUSD) in California “provid[es] students with a comprehensive education that includes critical thinking and problem-solving skills to prepare them with technical, academic, and employability skills for success in the workplace and in postsecondary education.” VVUSD’s students choose an interest-based CTE pathway. Panelists will : provide an overview of why and how they developed the CTE program; show how labor market information drives CTE pathways; share the VVUSD CTE pathways; discuss program successes and the importance of industry–recognized certifications; share how all of the district’s CTE courses satisfy California’s A–G requirements for admission to the University of California and California State University systems; discuss strategies for increasing the number of CTE teachers and the role of student choice in pathway selection; and explain how the district expanded its CTE pathways across grades K–12. Learn more.

Taking a Trauma-Informed Approach to Teaching during COVID-19

Organization: American Association of School Administrators- The School Superintendents' Association
Date: May 27, 2020
Time: 3:00-4:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: There is no doubt that moving to remote learning during COVID-19 will have a significant impact on our most vulnerable students. During this session, Anthony, Kyle, and Andrea will share key points educators need to understand about stress, trauma and their effects. They will also share specific approaches to support student during this crisis. Presenters: Anthony Colannino, Senior Fellow, ICLE; Dr. Kyle Health, Superintendent and Dr. Andrea Hensley, Assistant Superintendent Cleburne ISD, TX. Learn more.

Tools for Measuring and Improving MTSS/RTI Implementation

Organization: Regional Educational Laboratory Program Appalachia
Date: May 28, 2020
Time: 2:00-3:30 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: This webinar is the first of a two-part series on tools and approaches to measure and improve the implementation of multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS)/response to intervention (RTI). Presenters will focus on the rationale and benefits of using an MTSS/RTI implementation assessment tool; the types of tools states are using to measure MTSS/RTI frameworks to support improved practices; strategies for developing a well-designed tool; and how to support the use of tools and resulting data to improve MTSS/RTI implementation through purposeful dissemination, training, and coaching. The primary audience for the webinar will be state education agency personnel and school district MTSS/RTI coordinators and staff who are interested in learning more about tools for assessing implementation of MTSS/RTI frameworks. The webinar is also intended to appeal to researchers interested in measuring MTSS/RTI implementation and impact. Learn more.

How Rigorous Curriculum Design Positively Impacts Remote Teaching and Learning

Organization: American Association of School Administrators- The School Superintendents' Association
Date: May 28, 2020
Time: 3:00-4:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: In order to provide equitable learning experiences for all students during this time, it is important for schools and districts to prioritize standards, aligning these standards to formative assessments and instruction creating a practical and workable curriculum. During this session, Kyra and Kourtney will share how the rigorous curriculum design process has made a positive impact on remote teaching and learning due to COVID-19. Presenters: Kyra Donovan, Associate Partner, ICLE; Kourtney Ferrua Director of Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment, McMinnville School District, OR. Learn more.

Principal(ing) in Place: An Evening to Connect, Learn, and Laugh- Springing Into Fall: Building a Better Next Year

Organization: National Association of Elementary School Principals
Date: May 28, 2020
Time: 8:00-9:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: Are you overwhelmed, stressed, and struggling to navigate all the Zoom meetings, emails, planning, and connecting on the job with the demands at home as well? This webinar is a part of the weekly series, Principal(ing) in Place: An Evening to Connect, Learn, and Laugh, hosted by principals Jessica Cabeen, Rachael George, and Andy Jacks. The series, presented by the NAESP National Coronavirus Taskforce, will address topics relevant to leading schools during COVID-19. The topic of this webinar is Springing Into Fall: Building a Better Next Year. Learn more.
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