Virtual Events and Webinars

Empowering Educators to Ensure Learning Continues

More than 7,000 educators have joined our at-home virtual summits and webinars to gain insights from a team of experts on topics related to distance-learning best practices for i-Ready implementation, mathematics and reading instruction, and ways to stay connected. Session recordings may be accessed below. Let the learning continue!

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Educator Voices | Leadership | Staying Connected | Mathematics | Reading/English Language Arts | Distance-Learning Resources

Educator Voices

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Keynote with Michael Bonner

Michael Bonner, Teacher and Speaker

Hear from Michael Bonner, visionary in positive mindset and innovation and fourth and sixth grade social studies and reading teacher at the Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta, GA.

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Engaging Students’ Hearts and Minds in Virtual and Hybrid Learning Environments

Kimberly Robinson, Grade 3 Teacher

Danielle Sullivan, National Director

In this session, Ms. Robinson and Ms. Sullivan take you through a series of mindful activities to help you stay in the present moment, reduce stress, and feel calmer. Not only can you use these with your students, but you can also learn how to take care of yourself!

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Remote Lessons Learned: Chronicles of a Second Grade Teacher

Nélida Pagan, Grade 2 Teacher

Nélida Pagan, a Grade 2 teacher from The Walt Disney Magnet STEAM School and member of the Curriculum Associates Extraordinary Educator Class of 2020, shares her experiences with distance learning.

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Being the Educator They Need

Dwayne Reed, Teacher, Chicago Public Schools

Hear from Dwayne Reed, teaching phenom, educational activist, author, and fourth/fifth grade teacher in the Chicago Public Schools.

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Humanizing Data Analysis

Brooklin Tover, Professional Development, Etiwanda School District

Ms. Tover is a six-year i-Ready user, who is finding simple shifts to help both teachers and administrators HUMANIZE the process of data analysis and decision making. Leave with ideas, resources, and most importantly a rejuvenated look at your impact on students’ growth!

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Leadership

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Smarter Together: Leadership, Innovation, and the Science of Motivation

Daniel Pink, New York Times Bestselling Author

As leaders, how do we balance the mental and physical well-being of our staff while motivating them to innovate and address the needs of our students when they return from extended school closures? In this session, Daniel Pink and Rob Waldron discuss leadership moves that motivate people to do their best work. 

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Multilingual Learners, Remote Learning, and School Reopening: Successful Strategies to Support Learners during and after the Pandemic

Dr. Margarita Pinkos, Assistant Superintendent, School District of Palm Beach County

Valeria Silva, Executive Coach of Superintendents

Concha Fernández del Rey, Assistant Principal, Saint Paul Public Schools

Elizabeth Alvarez, Network 8 Chief of Schools, Chicago Public Schools

The COVID-19 pandemic required schools to shift to remote learning. This shift left many of the five million multilingual learners in a difficult position due to the inequities within the educational system. During this webinar, national and regional experts discuss systemic considerations to implement appropriate strategies and practices to accelerate learning and reduce inequities for multilingual learners.

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Staying Connected 

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How to Stay Connected When We Are Apart

Danielle Sullivan, National Director

Many educators have had to say goodbye to seeing their students in person, maybe for the rest of the year. Change is hard; however, in this session, we talk about how we can still stay connected to each other and our students.

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Meeting Students Where They Are

Gary Miller, National Director

In this session, educators gain eye-opening, data-based insights into the growing achievement gap across the country and tangible ways to make closing that gap a reality.

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Keeping English Learners Engaged during School Closures

Glendaliz Martinez Almonte, National Director

As we navigate through redesigning our children’s school experience, we must continue to prioritize our most vulnerable students. This session explores how to encourage and engage those students.

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Practical Student Engagement Tips in an Impractical World

Tyrone Holmes, National Director

To keep engagement and discourse alive, consider a few key best practices and add a little creativity. This session explores ways to keep engagement and discourse thriving in synchronous, asynchronous, or family-led classrooms.

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Mathematics

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Keeping Math Discourse Alive in a Virtual Reality

Megan Robinson, National Director

Explore ways to keep mathematical discourse thriving in virtual classrooms. It is still possible with a few key best practices and a little creativity. This session also includes a lesson demonstration and student modeling.

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Celebrating Misconceptions as Opportunities to Learn with Understanding

Dr. Mark Ellis, Ready Mathematics Author and Professor in the College of Education at California State University at Fullerton

This session will explore some common misconceptions about decimal and fraction operations, including things we sometimes do as adults that reinforce misconceptions. We also discuss strategies to encourage "rough draft thinking" in mathematics as a way to normalize students' sharing and revision of mathematical conceptions.

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EdReports: The Consumer Reports for Educational Materials

Danielle Curran, Associate Vice President of Mathematics Instruction and Implementation

In this session, learn about EdReports, their review process, and how it can help you make instructional product decisions. We also focus on the mathematics criteria and look at sample reports.

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Creating Space for Productive Struggle

Grace Kelemanik and Amy Lucenta, Cofounders of Fostering Math Practices and Coauthors of "Routines for Reasoning: Fostering the Mathematical Practices in All Students"

Productive struggle is a critical component of learning mathematics with understanding. Providing purposeful time and employing strategic structures support students as they delve deeply into mathematical problems and concepts. Participants learn concrete strategies that can be enacted in person or remotely.

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The Arc of Arithmetic to Algebra

Elizabeth Peyser, National Director

We explore the progression of learning spanning from kindergarten to high school to experience how math skills developed in the early years prepare students for Algebra 1. No matter what grade you teach, you can find something to use with your students to propel them forward.

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Rehumanizing Mathematics Learning through Culturally Responsive Mathematics Teaching

Dr. Mark Ellis, Ready Mathematics Author and Professor in the College of Education at California State University at Fullerton

This session shares examples of teachers who are implementing practices that reflect culturally responsive mathematics teaching as a way to increase student engagement and success. We reflect on how such an approach helps to rehumanize mathematics learning by strengthening students' mathematical identities.

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Language and Mathematics Are Interconnected—One Cannot Develop without the Other

Harold Asturias, Director of the Center for Mathematics Excellence and Equity (CeMEE) at the Lawrence Hall of Science at UC Berkeley

Deficit views of historically marginalized children, their families, and communities persist in education. The COVID-19 pandemic brought this truth into sharp focus. In this session, explore strategies for providing linguistically and culturally diverse students with coherent learning experiences that connect language development and mathematics conceptual understanding.

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Inclusive Mathematics Instruction: Center Student Learning

Dr. Gladis Kersaint, Dean of the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut

We discuss and explore strategies for teaching mathematics in ways that center mathematics learning to provide access and opportunities for all students to learn.

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Supporting and Engaging Students in Math Thinking and Discourse Remotely

Grace Kelemanik and Amy Lucenta, Cofounders of Fostering Math Practices and Coauthors of "Routines for Reasoning: Fostering the Mathematical Practices in All Students"

Grace Kelemanik and Amy Lucenta, authors of Routines for Reasoning and coauthors of i-Ready Classroom Mathematics, share strategies for engaging students in mathematical thinking and discourse while teaching remotely. Teachers learn resources to help them manage online learning and strategies to use in remote learning settings.

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Reading/English Language Arts

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Effective Use of PHONICS for Reading in a Time of Remote Instruction

Dr. Anita Archer, Author and Teacher

Struggling readers need to continue their journey toward accurate, fluent reading that supports comprehension. Dr. Anita L. Archer discusses how to adapt the PHONICS for Reading program to remote instruction.

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Zoom to Boom: Embracing the Science of Instruction in the New School Year

Dr. Anita Archer, Author and Teacher

Dr. Archer reminds us quality instruction is the path to learning. She talks through the evidence-based practices we must utilize to optimize learning, regardless of the instructional setting.

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Distance-Learning Resources

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Keeping Students Learning at Home

Megan Robinson, National Director

This session includes a discussion of the importance of high-quality instructional resources that are aligned to the standards and a shareout of available, free math and reading resources that focus on the major skills for each grade for K–8.

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Becoming a Discerning User of Online Resources

Ken Tam, National Director

It’s never been easier to find online resources to supplement your curriculum, yet how do you know if any of it is good? This session shares research from the Fordham Institute and provides guiding principles for your classroom or school.

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