MAGNET-RELATED Webinars

To help you take advantage of online opportunities to build your professional knowledge, the MSAP Center offers this list of webinars. To learn more, click on the link at the end of a description to go to the sponsoring organization’s website.

5 Practices + 8 Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices = A Winning Combination! (PK–Grade 2)

Organization: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Date: September 28, 2020
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: This webinar is designed to support the mathematics learning of all students, effective teachers establish an environment where students regularly engage in productive mathematics discourse. Attendees will learn strategies to facilitate productive discourse and promote problem solving, reasoning, and critical thinking skills in a student-centered classroom. Learn more.

How Face Shields Benefit Students with Diverse Needs

Organization: American Association of School Administrators- The School Superintendents' Association
Date: September 30, 2020
Time: 4:00 - 5:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: The webinar will explore the need for full visibility of facial expressions and lip movement between teacher and student for effective communication and assessments; the teacher and student tolerances of a shield vs a mask during the school day; how a face shield lessens face touching and protects the eyes. Learn more. 

Classroom Norms and Routines for Building Student Agency and Equitable Mathematical Environments (General Interest)

Organization: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Date: October 1, 2020
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: How do teachers support students to build agency for mathematics and foster positive mathematical identities? In this session, participants will learn how to develop classroom norms and routines that create emotionally and socially safe spaces for students to engage in problem solving through productive struggle, risk taking, and metacognition. Learn more.

Using the Practice Guide to Improve Mathematical Problem Solving in Grades 4-8

Organization: Regional Education Laboratory Program Northeast & Islands
Date: October 7, 2020
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: This webinar will explore how 'Improving Mathematical Problem Solving in Grades 4 through 8: A Practice Guide' supports the professional development of mathematics teachers in grades 4–8. Dr. Herb Turner will present an overview of the practice guide approach, including how this approach produces credible, evidence-based, and useful recommendations that can be applied in practice. Dr. Pam Buffington will discuss how the practice guide can be used to guide the professional development of mathematics teachers using examples from her current work. Finally, a mathematics teacher and coach will share their experiences and discuss how educators in leadership positions can support teachers as they use these practices. This webinar is intended for educators interested in learning about available evidence-based practices to improve the mathematics problem-solving skills of students in grades 4–8, as well as educators interested in learning about the What Works Clearinghouse Practice Guides. Mathematics teachers, coaches, professional development providers, and education leaders who support mathematics teachers may be especially interested. Learn more.

Impacting Learning for Black and Latinx Youth through Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies (Grades 6–8)

Organization: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Date: October 13, 2020
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 PM EASTERN
Registration:
Description: What does culturally sustaining mean? How does it connect to the teaching and learning of rigorous mathematics or align with the mathematics practices? Come to this session and find out! In this session, participants will engage in tasks that promote culturally sustainability for Black and Latinx youth while teaching concepts from 6-8 curricula. Learn more.

Bold Action for Challenging Times: Intensify Your Leadership!

Organization: National Association of Elementary School Principals
Date: October 14, 2020
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description:
During these volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous times, take a moment to intensify your leadership by making a commitment to your role as dreamer, architect, innovator, and change mediator. Maximize your leadership capacity by breaking away from the narrow task of instructional leader and move toward your role as education leader. Enhance your leadership with renewed competence and confidence. Bold action for challenging times demands answers to these critical questions: As dreamer, how can you lead collectively with purpose and vision? As architect, how can you build highly effective teams by avoiding trust busters and implementing trust builders and boosters? As innovator, how do you inspire others to ask what can be rather than accept what is? As change mediator, how do you peel back the illusion that most teachers are resisting change?Boost your leadership by participating in this engaging webinar. Now is the time for bold action. In these challenging times, your leadership matters more than ever! Presenter: Michael Chirichello, Ed.D. is a respected national and international consultant for school districts and professional organizations. He has facilitated thought provoking professional learning sessions on five continents and throughout the United States." Learn more. 

The Kitchen Chemist

Organization: American Association of Chemistry Teachers
Date: October 15, 2020
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: Please join Jonte’ Lee, the kitchen chemist, on Thursday, October 15th at 7:00 pm ET as he conducts simple, do-it-yourself at home chemistry experiments. Jonte’ will demonstrate how to enhance your distance learning chemistry lessons and how to take any simple experiment and increase its rigor (that is grade appropriate) based on the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). You will also learn how to make chemistry more engaging and student friendly. Please come with questions! Jonte’ Lee is a STEM Teacher for the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) in Washington DC. He enjoys making meaningful connections with students and pushing them academically forward. During this past spring, he turned his kitchen into a science lab and started doing chemistry experiments and teaching his students from home via video chat. Learn more.

Wait! Did I Sign Up for This? Tips for Leading Your School Through COVID-19

Organization: National Association of Elementary School Principals
Date: October 27, 2020
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description:
Being a new principal is one thing. Being a new principal in the throes of a global pandemic is quite another. Join Jen Schwanke to consider how early career principals can lead through—and learn from—the challenges of this year. Participants will: Consider how to react to uncertainty with confidence and skill; Identify ways to connect with students, staff, and community in new, innovative ways; and Flip "crisis" into "opportunity" for yourself and your school. Presenter Jen Scwanke is currently a principal for the Dublin City School District in Dublin, Ohio and author of two books: You’re the Principal! Now What? Strategies and Solutions for New School Leaders, and The Principal ReBoot.: 8 Ways to Revitalize Your School Leadership. Learn more. 

Continuous Improvement in Education: A Toolkit for Schools and Districts

Organization: Regional Education Laboratory Program Northeast & Islands
Date: October 29, 2020
Time: 3:00 - 4:15 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: Continuous improvement is based on the principles that making sustainable change takes time and involves collective effort; is context specific; and requires constant adaptation, data collection, and learning. 'Continuous Improvement in Education: A Toolkit for Schools and Districts' is designed to orient school principals, district staff, teachers, and other practitioners to the principles and practices of continuous improvement, as well as to aid state education agency (SEA) staff in supporting local education agencies in using these approaches. This webinar will present an overview of the toolkit and provide some direction about how the toolkit may be used by educational stakeholders to support work to test and implement new practices. The primary audience for this webinar includes school and district staff, as well as SEA staff in the Northeast & Islands Region and nationally. Learn more.