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Recent Webinars & Events

Linked Learning Alliance


Perkins & Pathways: How the New Federal Career and Technical Education Law Supports College and Career Pathways and High-Quality Linked Learning

This webinar will provide an overview of what’s in the new law, which will go into effect on July 1, 2019, plus how the new law can specifically support the implementation of high-quality Linked Learning in California.

The webinar will also highlight specific strategies that educators and community members can use to inform the development of the state plans required under the new law. Similar to the state plans required under the Every Student Succeeds Act, states must develop plans describing how they plan to implement the Perkins law to ensure that all students are truly college and career ready upon graduating from high school.

Categories: Career & Technical Education, Linked Learning
Kids in the Garden


A School Superintendent’s Challenge to America

In this webinar conversation with Alliance for Excellent Education President Bob Wise, Raymond, now president of the Stuart Foundation will offer advice and share lessons learned. He will also discuss his new book, Wildflowers: A School Superintendent’s Challenge to America. Part memoir, part manifesto, Raymond’s book journeys into the Sacramento school system to bring readers into the heart of the nation’s education crisis. A book about public education that is written for the public, Wildflowers offers an accessible road-map for transforming public schools into thriving centers of excellence.

Categories: Accountability, Achievement Gap, California, High School Reform
Science of Adolescent Learning


WEBINAR: Science of Adolescent Learning: How Body and Brain Development Affect Student Learning

In this webinar, the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed) welcomes Dr. Jesse Washington, III, a practitioner, and Dr. Richard Clark, a researcher, to examine biological changes that occur during adolescence, both in the body and the brain, and to discuss how to ensure that learning opportunities support adolescents’ development during this critical time.

Categories: Science of Adolescent Learning, Science of Learning
Science of Adolescent Learning


The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain

Join the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed) for a webinar and book talk, during which All4Ed President Bob Wise will interview Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, PhD, professor of cognitive neuroscience at University College London, about her new book, Inventing Ourselves: The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain.

Dr. Blakemore, one of the world’s leading researchers on adolescent neurology, has published more than 120 papers in scientific journals and won multiple major awards for her research. She was named in The Times’s Young Female Power List 2014 and was one of only four scientists on the Sunday Times 100 Makers of the 21st Century 2014.

Categories: Science of Adolescent Learning


World Class: How to Build a 21st-Century School System

In this webinar panelists will discus the key question behind Andreas Schleicher’s new book, World Class: How to Build a 21st-Century School System. He writes, “Every economic age has its core asset. In the agricultural age that asset was land; in the industrial age it was capital; and in our times, it is the knowledge, skills and character qualities of people. This core asset remains largely untapped and undervalued. It’s time for us to change that.” Schleicher examines the many successes from which to learn, looking seriously and dispassionately at good practice in countries around the world, all to understand what works in which contexts.

Join the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed) for a spirited and thoughtful conversation between Schleicher and All4Ed’s president Bob Wise.

Categories: Education and the Economy, Education Technology, High School Reform, International Comparisons
Personalized Learning


Agents of Their Own Success: Self-Advocacy Skills and Self-Determination for Students with Disabilities in the Era of Personalized Learning

During the briefing, a group of distinguished panelists offered actions that students, parents, community members, educators, and policymakers can take to ensure self-advocacy and self-determination are integrated into personalized learning systems.

Categories: Personalized Learning
Future Ready Schools Logo


Future Ready Schools®: Raising Readers to Leaders, One Page at a Time

In this webinar, members of the VVUSD leadership team shared how they used the five-step FRS planning process to create their district’s FRS action plan. They described the process used during their two years of intense planning and collaboration with various departments within the district, along with input from parent groups. Through this systematic research-based process, they created a dynamic plan that puts their students first and provides them with opportunities to acquire twenty-first-century career skills that will carry them into the future.

Categories: Future Ready
Future Ready Schools


Future Ready Coaches: Student-Centered Initiatives

This webinar will explore ways that Mr. Aviles is challenging the status quo as it relates to what a technology class should be and what technology integration looks like in the classroom. Topics covered will include entrepreneurship, makerspaces, and using video games in the classroom.

Categories: Future Ready, High School Reform
Graduation Effect


The Graduation Effect: High School Graduation Rates and Their Effect on the American Economy

During this webinar, the Alliance for Excellent Education released new economic data demonstrating how increasing the high school graduation rate to 90 percent will lead to higher earnings for individuals, as well as new job creation and overall economic growth that benefit local communities, states, and the nation. Business, community, and education leaders will see the direct economic impact for their states and metropolitan areas, broken down by various demographic groups.

Categories: Economic Impacts
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