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SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING: Assessing and Helping Students with SEL Needs Online

So, what does this look like? What do teachers need to do? What is available? Come learn some strategies that will help begin this process. The three areas of focus will be: ● Observing Student Behavior – what to look for with students; ● Quick and Easy Check-Ins and Closure Reflections – daily assessment of

SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING: Addressing Diverse Staff SEL and Well-Being Needs

This session is about the 5 SEL competencies and which of the five administrators should focus on to help support teachers with their SEL skill development and support their well-being. Objective 1 - To Learn Which Social Emotional Skills to Target for Staff Members Objective 2 - To Explore SEL and Well-Being Options for Staff

TEACHING WITH INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY: Creating Quality Asynchronous Activities

If you are looking for ways to build quality asynchronous activities for your classroom this is the session for you! Join Melissa as she discusses strategies for effective asynchronous activity design and adapting common face-to-face activities into the asynchronous classroom. Participants will explore the advantages and disadvantages to asynchronous learning and will leave with several

COMPETENCY-BASED AND PERSONALIZED LEARNING: Understanding the Assessments in the Navigating Change Document

The assessments provided in the Navigating Change document are an excellent resource for assisting teachers as they use assessments to drive instruction, provide feedback, and develop their own student's self assessment skills. These assessments are available for all of the competencies for each grade band and subject area included in the document and supports are

SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING: Connecting Deep Through Community Circles

Let's talk about connecting deep with our students and colleagues through Community Circle. *Understand the definitions of Restorative Justice, Restorative Practices, and Restorative Justice in Education *Understand the framework of Restorative Justice in Education *Understand what it looks like to “Nurture Healthy Relationships” through Community Circles Lead Presenter - Carmen Zeisler

UNDERSTANDING THE NAVIGATING CHANGE DOCUMENT: Understanding the Instructional Examples within the Navigating Change Document

This session focuses on finding and using the instructional examples within the Navigating Change document. The instructional examples provide educators with numerous ideas for addressing how the competencies can be operationalized in classroom, hybrid or remote learning environments. The structure of these instructional examples illustrate how the competencies can be integrated across content areas, incorporated

COMPETENCY-BASED PERSONALIZED LEARNING: Personalized Learning from the Student’s Point-of-View

What are your students doing on the first day of their personalized learning experience? Join Lori and Carmen as we think about personalized learning from the student's point of view. During this session, we will discover true objectives for students in personalized learning, review an example of personalized learning and consider adaptation and practice planning


Leading change in an organization can be one of the most difficult tasks a leader can face. This video is an overview of John Kotter's 8-step change process, his enhanced 8 accelerators for change, and his four change principles. When followed, Kotter's processes can help leaders energize their staff and make a school's strategic vision


Shifting to competency-based learning begins with a clear concept about grade-level outcomes with a focus on high expectations of complexity and cognitive rigor. Using backward design principles, teachers recognize a variety of learning trajectories, develop multiple learning opportunities for accessing the class content, and provide authentic demonstrations of master of learning. Lead Presenter - Robi


Teachers need a framework to ensure that all learners have access to instruction that leads them to mastery of the competencies. This process involves identifying the classroom barriers to individual student learning, designing flexible pathways for accessing content and demonstrating learning, and creating student choice and agency. Educators can accomplish these goals by implementing Universal

COMPETENCY-BASED PERSONALIZED LEARNING: Laying the Foundation for Competency-Based Grading

During this presentation, we will present the six foundational elements to have in place when moving toward competency-based grading including reflection questions and self-assessment rubrics. The objectives for this session are the following: 1. Defining "competency" and "competency-based learning. 2. The six elements of competency-based grading and how to evaluate the current state in each.

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