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Science Education and Teacher Effectiveness: Implications of the Next Generation Science Standards

Organization: REL Mid-Atlantic
Date: September 4, 2014
Time: 3:00-5:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: In this webinar, we’ll be exploring how these new standards provide an instructional framework to support professional growth and inform teacher evaluation systems for science instruction. Participants will examine how the NGSS can promote effective teaching practices across districts and states, as well as the implications for science curriculum materials, professional development, and assessment. Chris Wilson and Jody Bintz, science educators at BSCS, will lead the discussion and encourage participants to compare and discuss their districts’ and/or states’ current implementation status, expectations for effective teaching under NGSS, ways teachers are evaluated under the new standards, and the tools and professional development provided in relation to the NGSS. The presenters will draw on research conducted by their organization in examining effective professional development, alignment of science curriculum materials with the NGSS, and challenges in measuring student achievement against the new standards. Learn more

Middle Level Essentials for New Teachers: Starting the Year Strong!

Organization: Association for Middle Level Education
Date: September 9, 2014
Time: 3:00-4:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: Join AMLE and Sharon Faber as we look at the essential ingredients for a strong start to the school year. Get practical strategies that will get you and your students started on the right foot! Learn more

A Close Encounter, Through the Writers’ Eyes, of the New ELA/ELD Framework

Organization: Schools Moving Up
Date: September 17, 2014
Time: 3:30-5:30 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: The lead writers of the new ELA/ELD Framework will share important understandings included in the new framework. Educators will gain information on the instructional strategies that support the goals of the Common Core State Standards and the English Language Development Standards. Learn more

Effective Teaching in Early Childhood Education

Organization: Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic
Date: September 18, 2014
Time: 3:00-5:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: Effective teaching in early childhood has been linked with positive long-term student outcomes. The webinar will focus on the importance of early childhood education and the critical role early childhood teachers play in supporting student success.

The goals of this webinar are to explore evidence-based practices that support children’s transition to preschool and kindergarten programs, including practices that support young children with disabilities; to discuss how early childhood professional development systems can support the use of evidence-based practices by teachers; and to learn how high-quality teacher practices in early learning experiences can translate into long-term academic benefits. Learn more

Meeting Students' Needs Through Increased Learning Time

Organization: REL Appalachia
Date: September 18, 2014
Time: 2:30-4:30 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: Join REL Appalachia for a webinar on the evidence supporting increased learning time programs, and hear from educators about putting the programs into practice. Learn about: The REL Appalachia report, The Effects of Increased Learning Time on Students' Academic and Non-Academic Outcomes.
Resources to tailor ILT programming to the needs of specific students; How to use the IES Practice Guide, Structuring Out-of-School Time to Improve Academic Achievement; Lessons learned in implementing ILT programs from The National Center on Time & Learning and the Virginia Partnership for Out-of-School Time (VPOST). Learn more

Using Student Surveys as a Measure of Teacher Effectiveness

Organization: REL Appalachia
Date: September 23, 2014 
Time: 4:00-5:30 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: Join REL Appalachia for a webinar on the research base that supports the use of student surveys as a measure of teacher effectiveness. Learn about: The research base that supports the use of student surveys as a measure of teacher effectiveness; Practices for using student survey data; The strengths and limitations of using student voice data to measure teacher effectiveness; Kentucky's statewide student voice survey. Perspectives on using student survey data from education professionals at various levels. Learn more

Creating and Using Automated Data Dashboards for Teachers (PC Users)

Organization: REL Mid-Atlantic
Date: September 25, 2014
Time: 3:00-4:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: Why Data Dashboards for Teachers? When examining simple classroom data, teachers value software systems that allow them to manipulate and display raw data and give them the ability to summarize data. But while the data are often available, training resources for accessing and interpreting the information are hard to find. This webinar offers K-12 teachers a unique opportunity to create data dashboards cost efficiently, while using software that teachers already know (MS Word and Excel). Participants will work with sample Excel and Word documents to create dashboards from sample data. The webinar examples will show how to combine classroom assessment, attendance, participation, and other data into one dashboard. This webinar will also help classroom teachers searching for technical assistance on how to use data for decision making. Learn more

Learning Targets that Add Up to Success (Part Two of a Three-Part Series)

Organization: REL Central
Date: September 25, 2014
Time: 5:00-6:30 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: "This webinar is part of the FARA Webinar series for 2014. The goal of this webinar series is for participants to gain a clear understanding of formative assessment as a process that they can apply to their current practice. The goal of webinar #2 is for participants to identify strategies for developing and communicating learning targets that are aligned with meaningful standards and which students will understand.

For webinar #2, participants will be able to:Write and use a clear learning target that reflects what students will learn; Understand how daily learning targets can add up to a curricular goal either derived from, or the same as, district or state standards; Examine examples of learning targets that are sequenced to help move students to a bigger learning goal/standard for a unit; Distinguish learning targets from learning activities; Develop look-fors/criteria for success to help students self-assess their progress. Learn more

Improving Mathematical Problem Solving in Grades 4 Through 8

Organization: REL Appalachia
Date: September 30, 2014
Time: 4:00-5:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: Join REL Appalachia for a webinar on how including problem solving in daily instruction can enhance mathematics learning.Learn about: The relationship between the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics' Process Standards, and the Virginia Standards of Learning. The importance of including problem solving in the daily middle school mathematics curriculum. The research-based foundation for the CCSS Mathematical Practice Standards. The IES Practice Guides, Improving Mathematical Problem Solving in Grades 4 through 8 and Assisting Students Struggling with Mathematics: Response to Intervention (RtI) for Elementary and Middle Schools. Learn more

Close Reading of Complex Texts: Making it Work in the Middle Level 

Organization: Association for Middle Level Education
Date: October 1, 2014
Time: 3:00-4:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: Join AMLE, the International Reading Association, and noted literacy experts, Doug Fisher and Nancy Frey, as we look at how to help students with complex text through close reading--a powerful teaching strategy that empowers students and really launches literacy in the middle level! Learn more

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