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.

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

Upcoming webinars

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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My Teaching Partner: Proven strengths-based coaching model that raises student achievement and engagement

Wednesday, October 28, 3 – 4:30 P.M. Eastern

Learn about the elements that make MTP coaching unique: a focus on classroom interactions, a strengths-based approach to engaging teachers, and use of video clips as a focus for reflection. This webinar will feature an expert panel followed by an extended Q&A period to encourage robust discussion. The 90-minute format will ensure all your questions are answered.

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Say tuned for the following webinars:

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

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

October 20, 2020

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.

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

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…