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.
May 12, 2020 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CDT
Slavery in the Land of the Free by Theresa Flores
An in-depth look into modern day slavery in the US and how it affects students and their mental health. Learn the signs of someone one being groomed, trafficked and how to help.
May 19, 2020 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CDT
Unlearning Leadership by Michael Lubelfeld and Nick Polyack
In this webinar, participants will learn how to model and share new ways of leading through experience, observation, trial, and error. Unlearning leaders put forth the power and positive impact of leadership when they unlearn old truths to lead in new ways. The book will provide a backdrop/foundation for the session. There will be opportunities for reflection on how unlearning can apply in your own setting.
The idea of unlearning traditional systems and practices is not a new one and is regularly commented on by educational thought leaders such as Sir Ken Robinson and Dr. John Hattie, yet, throughout the world, our schools still resemble, in many ways, the nineteenth-century industrial factory model. During this session, participants will explore the theory that many of our ingrained notions about leadership must be unlearned in order to prepare us appropriately for the schools and workplaces of the future.
May 20, 2020 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CDT
Determined to Unlock Distance Learning while Creating Closer Connections? Unique Strategies for Special Education by Phil Siegel
Learn about the process of enhancing the individualization of lessons, whether you are using paper, people or technology, to deliver a continuity of quality academic and therapeutic plans. Including the use of live and pre-recorded lessons to engage and motivate students with autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities. As well as cataloging what works in an e-learning and professional development library for continued use by both students and staff far beyond this pandemic.
May 26, 2020 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CDT
Partnering with Parents to Support Online Learning by Northwestern University
As educators, we count on parents to support our educational vision for their children. We depend on their encouragement of their children’s efforts and rely on them to help us set their children on a pathway to academic success. The move to online learning, though, may have disrupted parents’ understanding of the wider educational mission, left them apprehensive of the delivery platform and fearful of their children losing ground and, because of this, they may not be partnering with you to the fullest extent. Join Beth Dirkes, CTD’s Family Education Specialist and Rhoda Rosen, CTD Associate Director, for a webinar in which we discuss strategies and tips for helping parents understand and support their students’ online learning.
June 9, 2020 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CDT
Building Resiliency in our Youth: Especially During Times of Uncertainty by Jacqueline Rhew
Jacqueline will provide essential social and emotional tools to parents, educators, coaches, and anyone who works with children, teens and young adults. Attendees will learn how to develop specific strategies to assist young people to be more resilient, manage their stress and anxiety, develop healthy coping strategies and understand effective communication and language that promotes independence and self-advocacy.