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Recent Webinars & Events



Why Now? Why Us? The Case for an Inclusive Vision of 21st Century Learning

This webinar addressed how students with disabilities are and are not being prepared for the realities of today and the challenges, opportunities, and possibilities of tomorrow. The impact of the changes we see aren’t discriminating between students with and without disabilities–they impact everybody equally. It’s time that our practices and policies provide all students access to key 21st century skills and dispositions like critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, self-advocacy, growth mindsets, and self-determination. Panelists described the urgency behind including students with disabilities in the vision of 21st century learning and what each of us—policy makers, practitioners, families, communities, and students—can do to make this a reality.

Categories: Equity, Every Student Succeeds Act
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How Lessons from Brain Science Can Support District- and School-Level Transformation

This webinar described profound changes in student engagement at ABC Unified School District in California resulting from the district’s efforts to align its strategic vision with research on how students learn and develop—what we at All4Ed call the “Science of Adolescent Learning.”

Dr. Mary Sieu, the superintendent of ABC Unified, described how research-based changes in the district’s policies and practices have impacted schools and student learning. She also shared ideas for how the science of adolescent learning can be used to support systems-level change in every school and district, no matter its size, location, or composition.

Categories: Science of Adolescent Learning


Building Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Schools

In this webinar, panelists shared their experiences as leaders committed to equity and tips to foster conversations about race and inclusion that break down walls and strengthen school communities. They shared promising practices for: culturally responsive educator training, professional learning to address implicit biases, recruiting and hiring faculty and staff of color, and supporting equitable changes at the school, district, and state levels. Panelists also responded to questions submitted by viewers from across the nation.

Categories: #OurChallengeOurHope
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Back to School with Future Ready Librarians®! Tips and Tricks from Experts

In this webinar, panelists shared some amazing tips and tricks that will help Future Ready Librarians®, district leaders, and other educators prepare for the best school year yet. Panelists examined how librarians can engage their communities, expand their collections, and take advantage of marketing, partnerships, and collaboration opportunities. They also shared advice on how to sustain these programs and practices throughout the school year.  

Categories: Future Ready


Improving Low College Persistence Among Students of Color

As the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed) continues the conversation on the legacy and impact of the landmark Brown vs. Board of Education case, this webinar examined why increasing retention and postsecondary graduation rates among students of color is so important for students and the nation as a whole. Our expert panel offered examples of strategies and programs that two- and four-year postsecondary institutions can adopt to better serve their students of color prior to and after their enrollment, ensuring that these students graduate and are prepared to succeed in today’s job market.

Categories: #OurChallengeOurHope, College- and Career-Ready Standards, Students of Color
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Equity and Student-Centered Learning: Emphasizing Inclusion of Our Most Vulnerable Students

Panelists described the characteristics of student-centered learning, and the importance of applying an equity lens when planning and implementing digital learning. The National Center for Learning Disabilities’ Ace Parsi explained the importance of including the needs of students with disabilities in plans for personalized student-centered learning environments.  he also shared common barriers that impede their full engagement. Winsome Waite related research from the Alliance for Excellent Education’s work on the Science of Adolescent Learning (SAL) describing environmental factors like community values, poverty, prejudice, and inequity that can influence classrooms, schools, and student learning, especially among historically underserved and marginalized students. The session concluded with recommendations for school and district leaders about important considerations when designing their student-centered learning efforts.

Categories: Equity, Future Ready
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Leveraging Data and the Cloud While Protecting Student Data Privacy

In this webinar, Vince Scheivert, Rachel Johnson, and Linnette Attai discussed how school districts have used data and the cloud to innovate and optimize learning, while also providing data privacy for all. They also addressed:

How districts are using data visualization and predictive analytics to support learning;
How to implement next-generation safety and security tools to ensure a sustainable and robust system;
and Best practices for protecting student data privacy in the cloud.

Categories: Data and Privacy, Data Systems, Future Ready


Falling Through the Cracks: Students Without High School Diplomas

As the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed) continues the conversation on the legacy and impact of the landmark Brown vs. Board of Education case, this webinar shines a spotlight on the work still remaining and offer solutions to schools, districts, states, and federal policymakers on how they can advocate for students who are furthest from opportunity.

Categories: #OurChallengeOurHope, Brown vs. Board, Equity
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Equity IS Education

This webinar will highlight the need to change our mindset and practices on these two issues. Dr. Perez-Isiah will highlight effective approaches that will help merge the topics of equity and gaps in teaching and learning. Let’s move from achievement “gap-gazing” to achievement gap-closing in our school communities.

Categories: Equity, Future Ready


Closing the Gap: Digital Equity Strategies for the K-12 Classroom

This Future Ready Schools® (FRS) webinar will highlight effective approaches to addressing digital inequities in both teacher preparation programs and in schools today; offer recommendations for moving beyond identifying an inequity into recommendations for closing the digital equity gap; and provide practical solutions to support students both in and outside of school.

Categories: Digital Equity, Equity, Future Ready
Every Child a Graduate. Every Child Prepared for Life.