New Webinar Series

Tough Kids

New Webinar Series with Karl Schliech– 

February 7, 14, 21 and March 7 – 3:45-5:45 AKST –

There is a population of students in our schools that the literature has come to refer to as “Tough Kids.” These students challenge us as classroom teachers, para- pros and administrators. However, there are evidence-based strategies that allow us to support these most challenging students and allow for improvement in learning and behavior. This four-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.


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Visible Learning for Mathematics

with BobbiJo Erb–

February 8, 27, and March 8, 27 – 3:45-5:15 AKST –

After years of being a little bit jealous of all the research out there on what works for teaching literacy, mathematics educators can get very excited about Visible Learning for Mathematics (2017).  John Hattie, Douglas Fisher, and Nancy Frey team with three other acclaimed educators to interpret what current mathematics research and Hattie’s ground-breaking synthesis of education research tell us about what works and when for students learning mathematics. This series will be an interactive study of what Visible Learning for Mathematics (2017) has to offer us as math educators.  We will learn about the phases of learning, surface, deep and transfer, along with which strategies to use for each phase.


Some of the topics will include facilitating classroom discourse for particular learning intentions, the impact of teacher clarity on student motivation and engagement, selecting mathematical tasks for each phase of learning, using multiple representations to solidify understanding, and providing efficient and effective feedback.  We will look at all of this information with an eye for how it fits with our own experiences in classrooms working with students across the state of Alaska.


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Building Student Skills that Lead to Resilience and Academic Tenacity

with Amy Moritz – 

February 9 & 16, March 2 and March 16 – 3:45-5:45 AKST – 

Why is it that the smartest people are not necessarily the most successful?  Research shows us time and time again that there are non-cognitive factors that can have a far greater impact than IQ on both academic and long-term success. These factors include mindset, students’ beliefs about their intelligence and abilities, their habits of self-control and their reactions to everyday setbacks. In this three-part webinar series, participants will learn relatively simple educational and psychological interventions that target these factors and can transform students’ experiences and achievements in school and in life. This live webinar series will repeat the content from last years webinar series.


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All About Words, Words, Words

with Anita Archer–

March 1,29 and April 12 – 3:45-5:45 AKST –

Vocabulary is at the heart of language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, health, and all other instructional domains.  However, vocabulary knowledge is one of our students’ greatest challenges.  In this webinar series, the following topics will be addressed: selection of vocabulary, explicit instruction of academic vocabulary, vocabulary extensions, low prep practice activities, word learning strategies. Examples will be provided across grade levels and domains.


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