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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.

Live webinars are always free for members. Learning Forward members also get access to our on-demand library of webinars, including access to the associated resources & tools. Not a member? Join today!

Learning Forward is making our COVID webinar series free to the public to support educators as part of our pandemic response.

Upcoming webinars

Meeting the needs of our youngest learners

Thursday, August 13 | 3 – 4:00 P.M. Eastern

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.

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Say tuned for the following webinars:

August 20 - Assessment approaches for today’s learning environments

August 27 - Attending to the health and wellness of educators as the school year starts

September 3 - Connecting with families when it’s more important than ever

September 10 - Plan C: Preparing for the Next Wave

September 17 - Learning from coaches: Supporting teams and individuals

Past webinars

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.

All means all: Equity challenges and opportunities during the COVID-19 crisis

May 28, 2020

This webinar focused on resources, strategies, and tangible ideas at the classroom, school, and district levels that all educators can use to reach students where they are, especially those who have been historically marginalized and empower them with the mindsets and skills necessary to experience success.

Learning without barriers: Supporting English learners during distance learning

May 21, 2020

The move to virtual environments for teaching and learning raises many questions about access, including for students whose first language is not English. Educators are seeking guidance and resources about how to support ELL students, and their families, in this virtual environment.

Remote but accessible: Reaching students of all abilities during distance learning

May 14, 2020

The move to virtual environments for teaching and learning may be impacting students with differing abilities and special needs in a variety of ways. Educators are seeking guidance and resources about IEPs, inclusion practices, modifications, and engagement.

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.

How to lead when the path isn’t clear

April 16, 2020

During the last few weeks, teaching and learning have dramatically changed in schools and districts across the country. Superintendents, principals, and other leaders on the front lines are making decisions that impact teachers, support staff, parents, and students. Although the path isn’t always clear, choices have to be made quickly.

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?