Webinars

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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

Reopening schools – what does hybrid mean?

Thursday, August 6 | 3 – 4:00 P.M. Eastern

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.

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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

Engaging Student Voice

April 2, 2015

Students’ aspirations can drive a school toward exciting new goals, but for that to happen educators must take the time to truly listen to their students. When students know they’re being heard, they develop self-worth, engage meaningfully in their own academic success, and become purposeful in their educations. In this webinar, author Russ Quaglia will…

Helping Adults Learn

March 26, 2015

The Power of Observation

March 19, 2015

In this webinar, author Tonya Ward Singer issues a call to action, focused on observation-based professional learning that elevates teaching practice. Sharing strategies from her book, Opening Doors to Equity: A Practical Guide to Observation-Based Professional Learning, Singer will lead a discussion of how to bring team observation into the classroom to test, refine and transform…

Being Generationally Savvy

February 10, 2015

In some schools, as many as four generations work side by side, and that means countless chances for crossed wires, miscommunication, and perhaps even mistrust. This webinar provides strategies for bridging the generation gap and embracing generational diversity in our schools. Join author Jennifer Abrams as she demonstrates how educators can look past their own…

PLCs and Coaching: A Powerful Connection

November 13, 2014

Learn how teacher leaders, coaches, and administrators can successfully combine professional learning communities with instructional and peer coaching to make a positive impact on student achievement. Author and change consultant Steve Barkley leads this discussion of how instructional coaching and peer coaching can greatly increase learning in professional learning communities. Barkley provides a structure for…

The Positive Power of Differences

November 4, 2014

In this webinar, author and acclaimed education coach Jane Kise provides guidance for educators engaged in deep change and implementation of initiatives where stakeholder hold opposing perspectives. Kise focuses on implementing polarity thinking – a powerful tool for bridging differences – as an alternative to the either/or that often leads to the collapse of potentially…

Collaborative Analysis of Student Learning

October 30, 2014

In this webinar, Amy Colton and Georgea Langer provide an overview of the Collaborative Analysis of Student Learning (CASL) learning design, including why the CASL design works, and how teacher practices change using the design. Topics include: An overview of two models for evaluating the effectiveness of a learning design; An overview of the Teacher…

Instructional Rounds

October 23, 2014

In this webinar, Lois Brown Easton and Lee Teitel continue our three-week mini-series on learning designs with a discussion of a model for implementing instructional rounds that increase teacher collaboration and student achivement. Topics include: An overview of two models for evaluating the effectiveness of a learning design; Connecting rounds to the instructional improvement work…

Using Social Media in Professional Learning

October 16, 2014

In this webinar, Lois Brown Easton and Lyn Hilt kick of a three-week mini-series on learning designs with a discussion of strategies for using social media to enhance professional learning. Topics include: An overview of two models for evaluating the effectiveness of a learning design; Strategies for utilizing a wide range of social media tools…

The Power of Teacher Rounds

October 9, 2014

In this webinar, authors Vivian Troen and Katherine Boles share how you can transform your school’s teacher teams into more effective learning communities that foster teacher leadership. Using the concepts and strategies found in their book, The Power of Teacher Rounds: A Guide for Facilitators, Principals, & Department Chairs, Boles and Troen provide an overview of…

The Principal Story Learning Guide

October 2, 2014

The Principal Story Learning Guide is a free web-based resource created for those who prepare and support school principals. In this webinar, you’ll tour through this new interactive tool kit and hear about the underlying research base. The online learning guide highlights excerpts from the critically acclaimed PBS documentary film, The Principal Story, and incorporates knowledge…

Five Dimensions of Engaged Teaching

September 25, 2014

Learn how to create emotionally rich and academically rigorous classrooms in this webinar facilitated by Mark Wilding, co-author of The Five Dimensions of Engaged Teaching, and Learning Forward senior consultant Vivian Elliott. Explore strategies for developing the whole teacher and the whole student across a variety of cultural backgrounds. Learn how to take a system-wide approach…

Using Data in Professional Learning

September 18, 2014

In this webinar, authors Thomas Guskey and Patricia Roy explore key components of Learning Forward’s Data Standard and provide insights into crucial role of data in designing, implementing, and evaluating professional learning. Topics in this webinar include an overview of the five levels of professional learning planning, and strategies for using data to make professional learning decisions….

Becoming a Learning System

September 4, 2014

In this webinar, the authors of Becoming a Learning System discuss strategies to help your organization  implement sustained, standards-based professional learning grounded in a cycle of continuous improvement. The authors explore lessons from systems change research, and build on the premise that leaders must strengthen adult learning in order to succeed with any change initiative. Examine the…