Below is a listing of our upcoming Webinars. Please register by clicking the title below and you will receive a link to join. We encourage you to register even if you cannot attend so you will receive notification when the recording is available.
You can find archived recordings of previous webinars here.
August 5, 2020 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT
Making Difficult but Effective Curriculum and Instruction Choices in the Age of COVID by Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs, Dr. Comfort Akawaji-Anderson and Dan Cogan-Drew
This webinar will focus on making hard choices in curriculum and instruction during a public health crisis, and how tactically to go about it. The session will be led by Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs, an author and internationally recognized education leader known for her work in curriculum mapping, curriculum integration, and developing 21st Century approaches to teaching and learning. Dr. Jacobs will be joined by Dr. Comfort Akawaji-Anderson, Principal and Chief Academic Officer of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, and Dan Cogan-Drew, Co-Founder and Chief Academic Officer of Newsela.
August 6, 2020 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CDT
From Words to Action: Your Response to Racism in Schools by Cheryl D. Watkins, PhD, Lisa Epstein, Jacob Gourley and Paul Kelly
Where do we go from here? After the marches, public declarations and speeches about antiracism, what’s the response of school leaders? Hear from three principals with unique perspectives as they discuss how they will lead lasting change for the faculty, staff and students in their schools.
August 26, 2020 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CDT
Intentional Instructional Leadership by Tom Nardone
Tom Nardone was a Principal in NYC’s School District 2 at a time, under the leadership of Tony Alvarado, when they became a central player in a national shift in education. The district partnered with Tony Bryk at The University of Chicago, Richard Elmore at Harvard and Lauren Resnick at the LRDC, Univ. Of Pittsburgh. Tom was a resident fellow who helped write The Principles of Learning and his school was the subject of much study and observation. The school community worked on and refined standards of good work in all the major curriculum areas and they re-invented their classrooms. Tom had the unwavering support of his community of mentors, students, teachers and parents who refused to fail…so they didn’t. If you believe you are an “Intentional Instructional Leader”…I think you will enjoy and appreciate what he wants to share, please join him.
September 16, 2020 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CDT
Teaching Full Capacity in a Half Capacity World by Lindsey Jensen
Lindsey Jensen is the 2018 Illinois Teacher of the Year, the 2020 NEA Foundation for Teaching Excellence Illinois Awardee, a 2019-20 Teach Plus Fellow, and Vice-President of the Illinois Teachers of the Year. Her new workshop, “Teaching Full Capacity in a Half Capacity World,” is the professional development educators need to prepare for this challenging school year. Topics include: The Power of Relationships; Examining Core Beliefs; Collaborating with Colleagues; Creating Powerful Partnerships; Teaching Remotely; Engaging Students Online; Family Engagement; and Teacher Self-Care.