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Restorative Justice in Schools: Highlights of Research and Practice in the U.S.

Organization: Region II Equity Assistance Center
Date: May 27, 2015
Time: 1:00-2:30 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: In this webinar, Anthony Petrosino and Sarah Guckenburg, Senior Research Associates, at WestEd, will describe their research on restorative justice in U.S. schools. They conducted interviews with over 40 experts in the field, surveyed over 150 practitioners nationwide, and conducted a comprehensive literature review.  Their research goals were to learn about current practices, essential elements of implementation, and provide recommendations for future research on restorative justice in K-12 settings.

Sam Garrison, Principal of the Camden Street Renew School in Newark, New Jersey will describe the work of administrators and teachers, in using restorative justice at their elementary school sites, and the impact on student outcomes. Learn more

Online Learning and Credit Recovery: What We Know from Research and Practice

Organization: REL Northeast and Islands
Date: May 27, 2015
Time: 3:00-5:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: Two new studies explore online learning for credit recovery. Stemming from the research agenda of the Northeast Rural Districts Research Alliance at REL Northeast & Islands at EDC, the first is a survey of online course use in high schools in the Greater Albany, New York, region. The second, conducted by American Institutes for Research, examines the outcomes of students who took an Algebra I credit recovery course online versus face to face. The two research presentations will be followed by a discussion with an educator in the Northeast with who will share experiences with the implementation of online credit recovery.

This Bridge Event is designed to assist education stakeholders as they implement or consider policies and practices surrounding online learning and credit recovery. Learn more

Women in STEM

Organization: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Date: May 27, 2015
Time: 1:00-1:30 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: Join us for a webinar as we discuss the findings of our new research on the future of women in STEM fields. CWB's latest report, Reaching the Full Potential of STEM for Women and the U.S. Economy, examines the participation of women in STEM education and occupations over the past decades in the United States. It provides insights from a survey of leading experts in academia, government agencies, private companies, and nonprofit organizations to identify ways to attract women to STEM fields. Learn more

RAISEup Texas: Proven Success in Transforming Middle School Teaching and Learning

Organization: Association for Middle Level Education
Date: May 27, 2015
Time: 4:00-5:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: Join AMLE and Susan Dawson, President of E3 Alliance, one of the premier collective impact organizations in education in the country, and Matt Pope, nationally award winning middle school principal, as they present their findings and perspectives of RAISEup Texas, a model for whole-school transformation of teaching and learning based on the University of Kansas Strategic Instruction Model (SIM). Learn more

Helping Students Develop a Growth Mindset for Academic Success

Organization: Education Northwest
Date: May 28, 2015
Time: 7:00-8:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: Recent studies have shown that students’ belief in themselves as learners can have a positive impact on their ability to persist in their academic coursework when faced with challenges. Understanding that learning is a process and results from effort and seeking help can also contribute to students’ academic success.

The Carnegie Foundation for Advancement of Teaching has been active in developing and testing such concepts, which they refer to as “productive persistence.” This webinar will feature Rachel Beattie, the Carnegie Foundation’s director of productive persistence, who will discuss research on the root causes of low academic success, particularly in math. She will also describe how the productive persistence initiative—which focuses on the combination of tenacity, motivation, and strategies necessary to help students successfully complete their academic goals—helps teachers and faculty members to practically address important psychological factors that drive student engagement.

Two practitioners—Michelle Brock of American River College and Paul Verschueren of Seattle Central College—will present practical strategies to develop students’ “growth mindsets” (the belief that one is capable of learning and that intelligence is not fixed, but can be developed). These strategies can be applied by webinar participants across multiple settings (high school and college classrooms) and subject areas. Learn more

Amplifying Student Voice

Organization: EdWeek
Date: May 28, 2015
Time: 2:00-3:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: Schools around the country use students' opinions to shape their policies and practices. Advocates say that student voice can be a powerful tool for school turnaround and that efforts to gather students' insights send an important message to young people and encourage them to be more engaged in the classroom.

In the 7,700-student Murray County, Ga., school district, Superintendent Vickie Reed has used student-perception surveys as a factor in teacher evaluations for more than a decade. Teachers take the same surveys, and the district's schools work to narrow the gap between the views of employees and those of students.

Reed also solicits student input about everything from safety measures to cafeteria food. How can schools get started with student voice efforts? WestEd has created a toolkit demonstrating strategies for gathering and using input from students. Join us for this webinar on how to effectively amplify student voice. Learn more

Culturally Responsive Classrooms

Organization: REL Mid-Atlantic
Date: June 18, 2015
Time: 3:00-5:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: This webinar will focus on the concept of culturally responsive classrooms. In addition to exploring the impact of a diverse student population on school achievement, we will suggest ways in which teachers can engage their students in meaningful learning experiences. Dr. Saundra Tomlinson-Clarke and Dr. Penelope Lattimer will discuss research findings focused on cultural responsiveness, equitable education, and teacher effectiveness. They will also share insights into professional development designed to help teachers develop culturally responsive and equitable classrooms. Learn more

New Strategies for Reading Aloud to K-2 Students

Organization: EdWeek
Date: June 18, 2015
Time: 2:00-3:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: The old-fashioned classroom K-2 read-aloud is changing. For decades, these cozy gatherings have focused on the story line, the sound of words, and developing a love of reading. But in the wake of the common core, K-2 teachers are refining their approach, crafting questions that guide children back to the text to build vocabulary, content knowledge, and evidence-based understanding of the text. Join us for a lively discussion with a teacher who’s using that approach, and a leader of an initiative that helps teachers collaborate to build an online storehouse of free read-aloud lessons. Learn more

Ensuring Civil Rights in Education: Planning for Alternatives to Zero Tolerance Policies

Organization: Great Lakes Equity Center
Date: August 25, 2015
Time: 3:30-4:30 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: In the final installment of this webinar series on ensuring civil rights in education. Participants will: critically examine the consequences of zero tolerance policies in schools; learn about more equitable alternatives to zero tolerance policies; and better understand how to implement culturally responsive policies and practices. Learn more

Engaging Families in Partnership Programs to Promote Student Success

Organization: REL Mid-Atlantic
Date: August 27, 2015
Time: 3:00-5:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: Family engagement positively affects a range of student outcomes, including grades, behavior, enrollment in higher level programs, graduation, and college attendance. 

In this webinar, Dr. Joyce Epstein, Director of the Center on School, Family, and Community Partnerships and the National Network of Partnership Schools, will discuss what the research says about effective family engagement. She will also present ways in which district and school leadership can promote family engagement. Participants will learn strategies that district leaders, school leaders, and teachers can use to increase family engagement in their school communities. Learn more

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