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February 2022

Turning Challenge into Opportunity: Make This the Year of Deeper Learning

February 24 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm EST

With challenge comes opportunity. If we take this opportunity to focus our instruction on deeper learning then we can help all of our students build lasting understanding and develop the powerful thinking skills they'll need in the world beyond school. In this webinar, Dr. Harvey Silver will model practical tools teachers can use right away to ensure their instruction is focused on what's most important—deeper learning for all students. BONUS: All participants will receive a FREE classroom poster to use…

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April 2022

Test-Taking Tune-Up: Two Tools to Help Students Boost Achievement on State Assessments

April 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

It’s not about “skill and drill.” It’s about equipping students with the test-taking skills they need to get more out of readings and break down math problems. In this webinar, Senior Director of Content Development, Matthew Perini, will share two tools that will quickly boost students’ test-taking know-how: Power Previewing teaches students the habits and skills of good “pre-reading.” Research shows students who can preview texts systematically before reading achieve higher comprehension. Math Notes is a simple, replicable process for…

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Solving the Problems of Problem-Based Learning: Diminished Collaboration Skills

April 26 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Problem-based learning and project-based learning place a higher premium on student collaboration than traditional classroom assignments. But students do not come to school with a fully formed set of collaborative skills. Compounding this problem is that the disruptions caused by the pandemic have limited students’ opportunities to work together as problem-solving teams. So, what can we do about it? In this new webinar, expert teacher and coach, Joyce Jackson, will . . . Lay out the key research-based principles that…

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May 2022

Solving the Problems of Problem-Based Learning: Underdeveloped Information-Management Skills

May 10 @ 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Problem-based learning requires students to become researchers, as the ability to collect and organize large amounts information is central to successful problem solving. Of course, these critical information-management skills are not limited to problem-based learning. Students who know how to collect, organize, and make sense of information will be far more successful in today’s information age than the students who lack these skills—no matter what the context. This webinar, led by expert teacher and coach, Joyce Jackson, is all about…

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June 2022

Executive Function: The Key to Reading Proficiency

June 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Proficient reading is perhaps the most critical of all academic skills. But what does it mean to be a proficient reader? Proficient readers engage deeply with texts, collect and evaluate textual evidence, and attend to important text features. Such readers are also self-aware: they understand that they need to make these processes conscious and that they have active control over them. Drawing on Margaret Searle's extensive work with executive function, Dr. Harvey Silver will show participants how to use executive…

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