New Webinar Series

Writing is Taught – Writing is Not Caught

with Anita Archer – 

Dates/Time: February 15, March 6, March 29, 3:45-5:45 AKST –

Do your students have difficulty composing meaningful sentences and coherent paragraphs, a convincing opinion essay, or a well-organized informative article? If so, join us for this three-part webinar series and and come away with effective teaching procedures for writing instruction.

Composing written products is a demanding skill for any individual, but is particularly difficult for low-performing students.

Dr. Archer will present an explicit set of evidence-based strategies for teaching writing. This webinar series divides written expression instruction into three components: 1.  One sentence at a time, 2. Coherent paragraphs, and 3.  Powerful essays.  

Target Audience: This work is applicable across all content areas from Grades 3-9. One university credit is available in conjunction with this webinar series.

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Simple Tools for Self-Regulation, Transforming Trauma and Preventing Compassion Fatigue

with Linda Chamberlain PhD MPH –

Date/Time: February 13, 3:45-5:45 AKST – 

In this interactive webinar, participants will focus on simple tools to facilitate self-regulation and help to manage stress and trauma.  Participants will practice breath work, bilateral movement, mindfulness, visualization, acupressure, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and other strategies that can be easily learned by children, adults and families and shared in group settings.  

These techniques are used in a broad range of settings including schools, youth programs, domestic violence shelters, hospitals and clinics and mental health settings.  

Dr. Chamberlain will highlight her work with Capacitar International, a popular education approach that is being used in more than 40 countries to empower families and communities with tools for healing and wellbeing.

Target Audience: K-12 Educators.  University credit is not available.

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Research-Based Tier 2 & 3 Behavior Supports for “Tough Kids”

with Karl Schleich – 

Dates: February 20, 27, Mar 13, 20, 27 and April 3 – 

Effective schools have “universal behavior supports” in place for all students at both the classroom and school levels.  However, these universal supports will never be enough to support a population of students the literature has come to refer to as “Tough Kids.” These students challenge us as classroom teachers, para- pros and administrators and quite simply require additional behavior supports.

Thankfully, there are evidence-based, research-based strategies that allow us to support the most challenging students and allow for improvement in learning and behavior. This six-part webinar is designed to deepen participants understanding of “Tough Kids,” the causes of their behaviors and strategies to reduce and even extinguish some of these behaviors.

Target Audience: K-12 Educators. Two university credits are available in conjunction with this webinar series.

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Using a Growth Mindset and Math Routines to Reach All Learners

With Bobbi Jo Erb – 

Dates: February 8, March 1, 8, 22, 30 and April 5 – 

It is the impossible task that all teachers take on when we teach math:  meeting learners where they are and taking them to where they need to be.  In order to accomplish our goal, we must figure out how to differentiate as we help our students build procedural fluency and conceptual understanding of math concepts.  

Luckily for us, there is more and more research emerging that shows us how developing a growth mindset culture and using key instructional strategies will lead to a significant increase in student learning.

In this webinar series we will explore how to use these strategies through high-impact math routines such as Daily 3, Number Talks, Number of the Day, Which One Doesn’t Belong, etc… to develop a classroom culture of growth mindset and student achievement in mathematics.

Target Audience: K-8 Educators. Two university credits are available in conjunction with this webinar series.

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