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Learning Forward webinars feature leaders in the field discussing the key topics affecting today's educators. Gain insight from authors, researchers, and practitioners on topics including data-driven professional learning, implementing change, assessing the impact of professional learning, and much more.

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Upcoming webinars

The role of principal supervisors in challenging times: Focus on teaching and learning

Tuesday, October 20, 3 – 4:00 P.M. Eastern

During this discussion, panelists will unpack a Wallace Foundation-funded study on the role of the principal supervisor and explore how individuals in that role support principals to become effective instructional leaders.

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Equity-centered leadership in challenging times

Thursday, October 22, 3 – 4:00 P.M. Eastern

During this webinar, two equity-centered leaders will share how they and their systems are attending to the well-being and academics of each of their students during these challenging times.

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Say tuned for the following webinars:

October 20 - The role of principal supervisors in challenging times: Focus on teaching and learning - Save your spot!

October 22 - Equity-centered leadership in challenging times - Save your spot!

October 28 - My Teaching Partner: Proven strengths-based coaching model that raises student achievement and engagement - Save your spot!

November 12 - Engaging young children and their families: Best practices for remote and hybrid learning - Save your spot!

November 19 - Virtual professional learning structures and strategies - Save your spot!

Public webinars

Adapting high-quality instructional materials for a virtual teaching context

May 7, 2020

Recent research affirms how critical high-quality curriculum resources are to the student learning experience. So what happens when the world of schooling changes in an instant? How do educators adapt their use of materials in a new and often uncharted virtual environment?

Teaching in an online world – it’s getting real

April 30, 2020

This webinar focused on resources, strategies, and tangible ideas that all educators in this new online world are encouraged to borrow.

Learning from coaches: Supporting educators in a virtual world

April 23, 2020

Now that we are working and leading in a virtual environment, join us for an exploration of how coaches are traversing the challenges of distance professional learning, and remaining connected to the teachers they support.

Supporting students in stressful times

April 9, 2020

Students rely on educators to provide many kinds of support, including stable relationships and positive social support – and they need those supports now more than ever. With students at home, how can educators continue to provide social and emotional support?

Teaching in an online environment

March 26, 2020

Educators across the world are being asked to implement online learning for their students as school systems close in response to COVID-19. Join this webinar to learn about strategies and to link to resources that will make online learning manageable and productive. In this webinar, we will hear from DeNelle West, the Chief Learning Officer…

On-demand webinars

Investing in adult learners: Recruiting, supporting, and retaining educators of color in a virtual world

October 8, 2020

This webinar will focus on the resources, strategies, and tangible ideas at the classroom, school, and organizational levels for combating barriers that impact educators of color and the systems in which they serve.

Beginning teachers in a virtual world

September 24, 2020

Hear from several practitioners about what new teachers are experiencing, how experienced teachers are feeling like new teachers in some circumstances, and what schools and districts are doing to support brand new and novice educators in virtual and hybrid settings.

Learning from coaches: Supporting teams and individuals

September 17, 2020

What does professional learning look like in a distance environment and how do you ensure it is impactful? How do you stay connected to your colleagues? Join us for this webinar as coaches share the strategies, resources, and tips that they are using to make this school year successful.

My Plan C: Preparing for the Next Wave: Making mid-course corrections to our COVID plans

September 10, 2020

The focus of the discussion will be on the ways systems are shifting to implement their Plans A, B, and C around in-person, hybrid, and distance learning for students. Additionally, panelists will share how their districts are reimagining professional learning during these unprecedented times.

Connecting with families when it’s more important than ever

September 3, 2020

School-family partnerships have never been more important than they are now. This webinar will examine how to empower and support families at a time of enormous stress, and consider this fall as an opportunity for new kinds of connection.

Attending to the health and wellness of educators as the school year starts

August 27, 2020

Hear from panelists about their efforts to ensure the SEL needs of educators are being met as we begin the school year.

Assessment approaches for today’s learning environments

August 20, 2020

Coordinating meaningful assessment approaches is among the top instructional challenges educators face in kicking off this highly unusual school year. Educators will need to take into account the mix of remote, in-person, and hybrid teaching that will occur in many contexts. This webinar will explore strategies and considerations for assessing student learning effectively.

Meeting the needs of our youngest learners

August 13, 2020

Socially distanced classrooms present their own challenges for children who are still developing self-regulation and social skills. This webinar will share strategies for teaching young learners (preschool to grade 2) in ways that address their academic, social, and emotional development during the pandemic.

Reopening schools – what does hybrid mean?

August 6, 2020

Hear from district and school-based leaders about what the hybrid schedule might entail, how they will engage and meet the needs of students, how they are keeping parents informed, and how the last quarter of the last school year is informing this year’s start.

Welcoming your team to a new school year: Engaging all educators

July 30, 2020

Welcoming five generations of educators (Generation Z, Millennials, Generation Xers, Baby boomers, and the Silent generation) into the workplace can be daunting under normal circumstances, so how exactly are leaders planning to engage and support the growth and development of all members of their faculty during a pandemic?

Educating for racial equity: Equipping oneself with anti-racist strategies

July 23, 2020

This webinar focused on resources, strategies, and tangible ideas at the classroom, school, and district levels that all teachers and leaders can use for advancing and accelerating racial equity so that all students experience success.

Preparing for re-opening – creating an instructional plan

June 25, 2020

Learn with thoughtful practitioners and leading voices about their approach to setting rigorous learning goals for students and instructional plans that are responsive to whatever formats learning takes.

Preparing for re-opening: Building resilience and flexibility

June 18, 2020

In this webinar, you’ll hear from district and school leaders, as well as experts on school redesign, about planning for next steps. They will share their advice and strategies for maximizing teachers’ and students’ learning in the fall and beyond.

Minimizing the COVID slide: Extending summer learning

June 11, 2020

We’ve all heard of the summer slide – the loss of learning that occurs over the summer months when students are not engaged in planned, rigorous learning activities. But what about the COVID slide? Join us for this important webinar as we understand the potential ramifications of the COVID slide and strategies that schools and districts are utilizing to combat this outcome.

Learning from coaches: End strong, begin stronger!

June 4, 2020

As the school year closes, instructional coaches are still hard at work. They are taking the many lessons learned in the last quarter of this school year and using those lessons to plan for a strong, if uncertain, year ahead. Join us for an exploration of how coaches are traversing the challenges of distance professional learning, remaining connected to the teachers they support, and applying their expertise in accelerating teacher learning.