Upcoming Webinars

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What Do They Know? Using Alternative Assessments in the Classroom This school year has thrown us its share of curveballs, yet we still need to be confident that we’ve equipped our students with the necessary knowledge and skills to be successful once they leave our classroom for the year. Join us for this free, fast-paced webinar where we share ideas for multiple ways to assess what students know and are able to do so you can round out 20-21 knowing your students are ready to tackle whatever 21-22 might bring.4/21/20214:00pm EDT30 minutes
VAI Administrator Summit: 5 Ways Schools Can Overcome Learning Loss Remember when the summer slump was the biggest concern for learning loss? The 2020-2021 pandemic-induced disruptions to learning make the summer slump look like a cakewalk! Schools are struggling to assess learning loss, identify resources to support unfinished learning, prepare teachers to differentiate, and secure funding to implement these solutions and close the gaps. No easy task to be sure!

Join us for this administrator summit where we explore best practices from schools across the country and share information, resources, and tools to successfully overcome the COVID learning loss in your school. We will address such things as:
• How can I use ESSER funding?
• How can I incorporate SEL as integral, not additional?
• How can I prepare teachers to successfully close gaps in 2022?

Explore these questions and more in this informative and practical summit for school and district leaders.
5/5/20214:00pm EDT1.5 hours
You (Almost) Made it! 7 Tips for Ending the School Year Strong This year has been trying in so many ways. You have almost made in to the finish line! But, how can you keep your students engaged while not burning out at the last lap? In this session, explore strategies to engage, motivate, and inspire your students to the very last day. Join Dawn for a fun, fast-paced look at ways to make this the best ever end to your school year.5/19/20214:00pm EDT30 minutes
Teaching in This Crazy World: The 5 Greatest Lessons Learned and 5 Teacher Giveaways! This has been a year to remember. Through it all, you showed the world strength, resilience, and that ever-burning passion you have for your students by showing up and making the most out of each and every day. Let’s take a look back at the lessons learned from teachers across the country. And in the process, let’s celebrate YOU—and the challenges you have overcome. Because guess what? You made it, and the world is a little better because of the lessons you taught all of us about pushing through with passion, perseverance, and purpose. 6/16/20214:00pm EDT30 minutes
Mind the Gap: Quick Guide to Overcoming Your School’s Learning Loss The pandemic-induced disruptions to learning in 2020-21 are undeniable, and the task of identifying unfinished learning, identifying resources to bridge the gap, and preparing teachers to meaningfully differentiate instruction is daunting.

Join us for this fast-paced, informative webinar for K-12 administrators where we explore how to navigate these uncharted waters and successfully overcome the COVID learning loss in your school. We’ll address such things as:
• How can I identify the learning loss and prioritize key areas of instruction?
• How can I attend to the gaps in SEL caused by the pandemic?
• How can I prepare teachers to successfully differentiate instruction?

Explore these questions and more in this 30-minute webinar for K-12 school and district leaders.
6/23/20214:00pm EDT30 minutes
The Science (and Art) of Equity: Practical Steps YOU Can Take to Move Toward a More Just Classroom Equity has always been at the heart of education; the pandemic threw in stark relief equity’s critical importance. In this webinar, explore teacher-tested tips to help make your classroom a more just and equitable place.7/21/20214:00pm EDT30 minutes
Informational Literacy: Equip Your Students with Tools to Evaluate Informational Sources If it’s on the internet, it must be true, right? With information swirling around us 24/7, it’s more important than ever that we teach our students how to be sensible consumers of information. They need simple, easy-to-apply strategies to carefully evaluate information so they aren’t easily swayed or misled, but rather, are ambassadors of informational literacy!

Join us for this fast-paced, informative webinar where we explore best practices for creating a classroom full of informationally literate students. We will address:
• Creating a culture that supports informational literacy
• Utilizing a 3-step protocol for evaluating sources
• Developing critical thinking around points of view and informational bias
8/18/20214:00pm EDT30 minutes