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.

Creating Anti-Oppressive Spaces: Our Roles as Institutional Actors

Organization: Great Lakes Equity Center
Date: June 14, 2017
Time: 3:30-4:30 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar
Description: In this roundtable discussion, Dr. Daniel Spikes, Assistant Professor at Iowa State University will discuss our roles as institutional actors/representatives in disrupting oppressive forces that are pervasive in society and within institutions, particularly schools. During this session, he will bring participants to a heightened level of awareness around institutional oppression, and will discuss the socialization process and how a lack of awareness/critical consciousness can lead to the perpetuation of all forms of oppression, specifically racism.
 
Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and share information related to: racial disparities in schooling; oppressive schooling practices; anti-oppressive and anti-racist leadership; cultural competency/proficiency; and culturally responsive school leadership. Learn more

Hacking Project Based Learning

Organization: Alliance for Excellent Education
Date: June 15, 2017
Time: 4:00-4:30 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar
Description: This webinar will focus on demystifying project based learning. Ross Cooper and Erin Murphy will introduce ten hacks that construct a simple path educators and students can easily follow to achieve success. Speakers will elaborate on the these frequently asked questions: How can a learning space that promotes risk-taking and lends itself to inquiry be developed? What needs to be done to create a vision for a project? How can student learning be assessed and guided? How can students share their work outside their classroom’s walls?

Panelists will share strategies and resources for implementing and leading project based learning, and they will address questions submitted by viewers from across the nation. Learn more

Strategies to Increase Access and Success for Underrepresented Students in CTE and STEM Programs

Organization: REL Northwest
Date: June 15, 2017
Time: 2:00-3:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar
Description: Can we change culturally based inequities to increase access and success of underrepresented students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and nontraditional career preparation programs? This webinar presents an evidence-based framework schools and districts can use to identify and implement effective strategies to promote the participation, persistence, and completion of underrepresented students by gender, race and ethnicity, and special population status in STEM and career and technical education (CTE) programs. Specific approaches for rural schools and institutions serving Native American students and communities will be discussed. Learn more

Including Ever-English Learner Students in Accountability and Continuous Improvement

Organization: REL Northeast and Islands
Date: June 21, 2017
Time: 2:00-3:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar
Description: The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) allows English learners reclassified as English proficient to be included as English learners for accountability purposes for up to four years after reclassification. Yet recent research indicates that looking at students who were ever classified as English learners—“ever-English learner students”—provides important information for states, districts, and schools.

This webinar will highlight a REL Northeast & Islands report that includes all English learner students in calculations of New York City high school graduation rates, whether or not they had been reclassified as English proficient. Authors Drs. Michael J. Kieffer and Caroline E. Parker will be joined by Dr. Karen Thompson, who will present results from a similar study using ever-English learner students to measure graduation rates in Oregon. Presenters will expand on the benefits of using ever-English learners in both accountability and continuous improvement. Learn more

Communications Planning for Innovation in Education: New Guide and District Profiles

Organization: Alliance for Excellent Education
Date: June 29, 2017
Time: 2:00-2:30 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar
Description: Effective communication is a cornerstone of successful innovation in education. School districts that develop thoughtful communications plans build a culture of engagement, transparency, and trust that is critical for innovation both to take hold in the classroom and to be scalable across many schools.

The Learning Accelerator and Education Elements recently released a new guide with a streamlined communications planning process for schools that are implementing blended and personalized learning. Communications Planning for Innovation in Education: How to Communicate About Your Blended and Personalized Learning Initiatives includes real-world examples from school districts across the country, as well as links to videos, templates, and other helpful tools.

Panelists will discuss the following: four key phases of communications planning; sample big picture and targeted messages; what has and has not worked in schools; and where to find worksheets and tools to build communications success. Learn more

How do I Develop a Storyline for a Unit?

Organization: National Science Teachers Association
Date: July 12, 2017
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar
Description: Successful units feature a coherent storyline where each lesson builds on those that come before it and foster questions that lead into the next lesson. In this web seminar, we will show you examples of coherent storylines and provide guidance on how you can develop your own. Learn more