Spotlight on Webinar Archives
As 2011 comes to a close, we want to take this opportunity to thank you, our SchoolsMovingUp members, for making a difference in students' lives. We also want to share SchoolsMovingUp "holiday gifts" now available to help you in your important work. You can access over 150 FREE archived webinars on variety of school and district reform topics. Watch and listen to the webinar presentations in a variety of formats, including MP4 files for use off line. A new Tips for Using Archives section features an overview and profiles how others can use these resources ideas for using the archives in professional development.
In this tips section, Jan Mayer, Curriculum Specialist for English Learners at Sacramento County Office of Education, California, shares how she used a series of English Learner (EL) webinar archives to engage a study group of staff from district offices in a research-to-practice conversation. Jan said, "Sharing specific clips of the archives with my local network helped them hone in on effective strategies to incorporate into district improvement plans and into instruction."
We hope to see you at our webinars coming up in the new year! You can now find our resources and get current information on Twitter (@schoolsmovingup)
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Time Well Spent: Eight Powerful Practices of Expanded Learning Time Schools
JAN 10 | 10:30am-12:00pm (PT)
In this webinar, hear Claire Kaplan of the National Center on Time and Learning and school leaders from around the country discuss a new report on strategies for implementing expanded learning time in schools.
Developing Effective Fractions Instruction for K-8
JAN 18 | 10:30am-12:00pm (PT)
Kelly Stuart, Director of Dissemination at Doing What Works, will facilitate this webinar with two researchers on Doing What Works' just-released topic on fractions instruction. Ready-to-use materials include a tool to identify which DWW items are correlated with individual Common Core mathematics standards.
Effective District Planning and the Required LEA Plan
JAN 26 | 10:30am-12:00pm (PT)
Find out what 18 school districts report as key elements in planning and implementing their improvement efforts to increase student achievement. This webinar features a team of WestEd researchers and senior staff from a selection of the 18 studied districts. You can review the overview of the report.
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Effective Ways to Use Expanded Learning Time
Review this archive from our high-interest series on expanding learning time to hear a school principal share what worked at his site. It also provides helpful background to the upcoming "Time Well Spent" webinar.
Fidelity of Implementation: Selecting and Implementing Evidence-Based Practices and Programs
Find out more about the "nuts and bolts" of fidelity implementation in this archive, and see a demonstration of the IRIS Center's free, online professional development instructional module about fidelity.
High Hopes--Few Opportunities
This just-released report explains and details the erosion of science education in California and also suggests ways that educators and policymakers can contribute to a solution.
Time Well Spent: Eight Powerful Practices of Expanded Learning Time Schools (Report)
This report highlights how expanded learning time can lead to increased student achievement and also prepare students to succeed in college and the workforce. Participate in a discussion around this report by signing up for the related webinar.
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