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.
January 19, 2021 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
Let’s Put the C in PLC: Practical Knowledge, Skills, and Tools by Dr. Chad Dumas
For over fifty years, we have known that the key to improving student learning is getting teachers thinking and working collaboratively to improve their effectiveness. Unfortunately, especially in the times of COVID, this is not happening in most schools, and inordinate inequities persist. It’s the principal’s job to create this culture, but that’s easier said than done.
Based on Dr. Dumas’ internationally acclaimed study that has been downloaded thousands of times and cited in dozens of publications, as well as more than two decades of successful leadership experience around the US and world, this fast-paced webinar provides practical knowledge, skills, tools, and helpful stories that every busy principal needs to create a collaborative culture.
January 20, 2021 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
Surviving COVID Chaos by Jim Burgett
School leaders throughout Illinois were asked what helped them survive the chaos of the last eight months. In the upcoming webinar, Surviving COVID Chaos, veteran principal, superintendent, author, and speaker Jim Burgett will discuss their insights and recommendations for moving forward. Participants will also learn how to channel the disarray caused by COVID into disruptive innovations for their schools. Get ready for hours of information and recommendations to be stuffed into a fast sixty minutes. A recording of the webinar will be provided to registrants.
February 10, 2021 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
Supporting Early Learning: Resources for Sharing! by Lisa Vahey and Amy Treadwell
Leaders, do you have PreK and K learners in your building? Come join this interactive session where Amy Treadwell and Lisa Vahey will share some leadership-level actions for supporting your teachers AND you’ll leave with an overview of a new resource bank of lesson ideas, home-school connections and professional learning just for early childhood.
March 9, 2021 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
Developing an Instructional Coaching Program for Impact by Gregory Urbaniak
Why has instructional coaching become an increasingly popular mechanism for school improvement? According to a Southwest Regional Education Lab report, teachers who receive substantial professional development—an average of 49 hours—can boost their students’ achievement by about 21 percentile points. In order for true professional growth to occur, it must be sustained over time and instructional coaching provides this. However, how do you build an instructional coaching program so teachers seek out this professional development instead of being forced into something they may not want. In this webinar you will hear the strategies that were used to develop a successful instructional coaching program where over 80% of the staff voluntarily worked with instructional coaches.
March 16, 2021 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
MTSS: An Equitable Approach to Student Success by Femi Skanes
This session will explore how to use MTSS to propel equitable outcomes for all students. This session will help educators understand the connection between MTSS and equity. Educators will explore an Equitable MTSS framework that can be immediately implemented in any school setting.
April 13, 2021 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
Developing and Cultivating an E team with Equity at the CENTER by Devon LaRosa
Equity is embedded in our daily life and work as educators. As educators, we have a duty to ensure we are meeting the needs of all our students by creating spaces and places that are accessible for all, adaptable, and student-centered. Developing, cultivating, and supporting your school’s E team is the right work to create an equitable environment for our students. The question becomes what are the right levers to pull to move the E team forward to be a true driver of equity work for your school. This session will share strategies to cultivate an E team that supports your equity vision.