In this webinar, four leaders and practitioners who are actively working to support the growth and development of SEL skills in schools discussed experiencing and applying research-based ideas and strategies to support SEL in their respective educational contexts. The panelists were excited to share their insights and experiences.
Continuing the discussion on how ESSA implementation is working – and not working – for historically underserved students, the National Urban League and the Alliance for Excellent Education are hosting a webinar to discuss progress on school improvement.
ESSA requires states to identify schools with low-performing subgroups of students for support and improvement. Only those schools that meet each state’s definitions for targeted and comprehensive support under ESSA are eligible to receive federal school improvement resources. Susie Feliz will share the National Urban League’s findings from their report, Standards of Equity & Excellence: A Lens on ESSA State Plans, which evaluates state plans on whether they are meeting the law’s school identification requirements. All states have now identified at least one cohort of schools, so the impact of state policy choices on which schools – and therefore students – will receive extra support is becoming clear. Phillip Lovell will share new analysis on school identification in ten states.
This webinar discussed how states, districts, external partners and vendors, researchers, and education advocates have responded to ESSA’s evidence requirements and the systems, capacity, supports, and other resources districts need to find, develop, and implement evidence-based approaches.
Future Ready Superintendents Julie Mitchell and Marlon Styles both understand that innovation must include sustainability. As seasoned district leaders, they understand that sustaining innovative practices means districts must put a vision in place, incorporate professional learning, involve the local community, and ensure that the financial components add up. It’s not simply about dollars and cents.
In this webinar, our panelists will discuss
evaluating the total costs of new initiatives;
looking past costs and including aspects such as professional learning and staffing needs;
including the community’s voice as a core component of the vision of sustainability;
evaluating the performance and effectiveness of the initiative; and
replicating lessons learned.
As a part of the Alliance for Excellent Education’s ongoing #OurHopeOurChallenge campaign to focus on the continuing needs of students—no matter their race, zip code, or background—sixty-five years after Brown, this webinar will examine the role of educators and community leaders in preventing students from entering the school-to-prison pipeline.
Our expert panel of education and community leaders will discuss how influences both in and out of school can contribute to students being put on a trajectory to incarceration, as well as the policies and practices that can steer students back toward success, whether in schools, juvenile justice education facilities, or re-integration programs.
“What will happen today that has your kids running back tomorrow?”
That’s just one of the thought-provoking questions best-selling author Thomas C. Murray asks in his latest book, Personal & Authentic: Designing Learning Experiences that Impact a Lifetime.
Join Tom and All4Ed President Deb Delisle in this webinar on how educators have the power to leave a legacy by:
making students’ learning experiences personal and authentic;
ensuring that the culture around you is personal and authentic;
developing and nurturing personal and authentic relationships; and
being personal and authentic.
The work is hard, but our kids are worth it!
In this webinar, part of the Alliance for Excellent Education’s Science of Adolescent Learning initiative, our expert panel will discuss how educators can ensure that school environments promote positive mindsets in adolescent students and motivate them to take risks associated with positive outcomes.
The Future Ready Librarians® Fireside Chat Let’s talk innovation, literacy, equitable digital access and more!
In the last Future Ready Librarian webinar of the year, Shannon McClintock Miller has invited a few special guests to share favorite books, authors, technology, trends, ideas, advocacy tips, and other top things that have been happening in the library and within education in 2019. When we examine our framework as Future Ready Librarians, we tie this essential work into the wedges of curation, empowering our students as creators, literacy, equitable digital access and more.
This webinar featured experts from the field and researchers who discussed the challenges and opportunities educators and district leaders face in expanding deeper learning. The discussion featured new research from the Learning Policy Institute that highlights how three networks— Big Picture Learning, Internationals Network for Public Schools, and New Tech Network—have partnered with traditionally structured public school districts to create systems and processes that spread deeper learning models in ways that advance equity and result in greater success for traditionally marginalized students.
As a follow up to the National Urban League’s report Standards of Equity and Excellence: A Lens on ESSA State Plans, we are hosting a webinar alongside our partners at the Alliance for Excellent Education to discuss an important part of state accountability systems: Subgroup Performance. Subgroup Performance is how well particular groups, divided by characteristics (gender, race/ethnicity, language status, socioeconomic status, etc.) perform in particular measurable areas including language arts, math, and many others.
We invite you to join us for a brief discussion on what we are seeing in the field and how we can continue to hold states accountable as we move forward.