Latest Webinar

Expanding Pathways: Recruitment, Training, and Retention for Large Urban Districts
Webinar Date: November 30, 2016
Time: 3:00 pm Eastern/2:00 pm Central/1:00 pm Mountain/12:00 pm Pacific
Presented by: Jessica Bouchte, Clark County School District (NV)

This webinar highlights the recruitment and retention strategies that the Clark County School District has used to attract quality teachers (both alternative route and traditional) to fill over 2,000 yearly teacher vacancies.  Learn new strategies based on Clark County’s innovative and successful approach.  This session has been updated from its original presentation at the 2016 NAAC Conference in New Orleans to reflect current data.

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Archived Webinars

Visible Learning 101: Hattie’s Research Decoded
Webinar Date: October 26, 2016, 11 am EDT
Presented by: Kristin Anderson,  Corwin

Visible Learningplus is an in-depth model of professional learning designed for school-based teams to systematically examine effective instructional practice in order to determine the “impact” on student learning. By considering the effects of the practices of teachers and leaders, schools are able to make substantial gains in student achievement.

Participants will learn how Visible Learningplus takes the theory of John Hattie’s extensive research and puts it into a practical inquiry model for schools to ask questions of themselves about the impact they are having on student learning. Attendees will learn about high-impact practices and get advice on how to start the journey towards becoming a Visible Learning school.

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Developing Effective Pre-Service Teachers through Jim Knight’s Partnership Principles
Webinar Date: February 23, 2016, 1:00 pm EDT
Presented by: Corwin Press

Research suggests that the Partnership Learning Principles can make a difference in the way we manage our communication with interns and supervising teachers. Partnership Learning is a simple way to create a setting in which pre-service teachers can freely, openly and honestly explore, criticize, enthuse and grow as they learn about new ways to teach. In this webinar, Lindsay Deacon will share the application and effects of these principles in educator preparation. Partnership Learning is a philosophy about successful communication.

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The Critical Importance of Student Voice and Aspirations
Webinar Date: February 23, 2016, 1:00 pm EDT
Presented by: Corwin Press

Student Voice has the power to open the door to authentic learning, creating the opportunity for students to reach their fullest potential. Students are our partners on this educational journey, and they should be included as true collaborators. The only way for this to happen is to equip future and current teachers to listen, learn, and lead with all our students. In this webinar, Dr. Mickey Corso, best-selling author of Student Voice: The Instrument of Change, will share groundbreaking work regarding the importance and power of student voice, including data collected from thousands of students and the impact that data has for all stakeholders in education.

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Instructional Coaching
Webinar Date: May 20, 2015, 3:00 pm EDT
Presented by: Corwin Press

This webinar, presented by instructional coaching expert Ann Hoffman of the University of Kansas, covers the five factors that are involved in almost all helping relationships – change, identity, thinking, status, and motivation – and discusses the Partnership Principles, a simple framework to respond to these challenges of helping others.

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ETS Core Academic Skills for Educators
Webinar Date: November 17, 2014, 1:00 pm EDT
Presented by: ETS

ETS Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) Tests measure academic skills in reading, writing and mathematics. These tests were designed to provide comprehensive assessments that measure the skills and content knowledge of candidates entering teacher preparation programs.

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edTPA: Performance Assessment and Support System for Teacher Candidates
Webinar Date: June 16, 2014, 1:00 pm EDT
Presented by: Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning and Equity (SCALE)

edTPA is a nationally available, research- and standards-based support and assessment program that can serve as a common measure of candidate performance. Developed by the profession for the profession, edTPA is available in 27 subject specific, initial licensure areas. In this session, presenters describe the development and design of edTPA, nationwide field-testing, state and institutional participation, and implementation resources. Presenters review “lessons learned” by programs using the assessment in relation to how data may be used to inform program renewal.

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Praxis Performance Assessment for Teachers
Webinar Date: May 29, 2014, 3:00 pm EDT (this webinar was also presented on April 17 and May 8)
Presented by: ETS

The Praxis Performance Assessment for Teachers (PPAT) provides a solution, developed by educators for educators, for measuring a teacher candidate’s readiness to teach effectively. The national testing program will launch in Fall 2014. Greater, more meaningful data helps inform decisions. The PPAT assessment will help educator preparation programs make the most effective use of their time by providing an assessment that helps align teacher candidates, cooperating teachers, mentor teachers and faculty advisors to drive student achievement and learning.

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