Organizing Schools for Improvement: An Overview of the 5Essentials

What are the key conditions in schools that successfully set them up for meaningful, sustainable improvement? This introduction to the 5Essentials, a leading research-based school improvement framework and survey, will teach participants about the three decades of research that undergird the 5Essentials as well as some of the most critical building blocks for a strong,

Responsive Learning Cycles: Building Learning Paths with Students

Discover strategies for translating large goals into clear and relevant learning experiences for your students. In this offering, you’ll practice using goals to make teaching and learning plans that promote student agency and learning success. *Note: This workshop consists of 3 (three) 3-hour sessions. Learning Objectives: - Examine large goals to identify success routes. -

Responsive Literacy Practices: Early Word Recognition Part 1 and 2

Deepen pedagogical content knowledge for early literacy instruction grounded in the converging evidence in science of reading research. This offering helps K–2 educators implement effective literacy instruction through accessible, classroom- and evidence-based practices for a sounds-first approach.*Note: This workshop consists of 2 (two) 3-hour sessions. Part 1 - Key Questions: How do sounds in the

Responsive Math Practices: Grades 3–5: Developing Deep Conceptual Understanding of Fractions Part 1 and 2

As students progress and build their mathematical understanding, flexibility and accuracy with fractions are key elements for determining student success. Grades 3-5 teachers need to support all children in building their understanding of a fraction as a single number and conceptualize fractions as part of the number system. In this offering, you will discover the

Equity Empowered Learning – Leveraging Data for Equity

We believe that “student-centered instruction is the basis of an equitable educational practice.” Identifying where and how equity enters is the first step in eliminating barriers to access and opportunities that put students at a disadvantage. Explore how data supports the responsive planning cycle and how to meet students at their zones of proximal development

Equity Empowered Learning – Equitable Instructional Practices

We believe that “equitable and excellent education uses an asset-based mindset creates a welcoming, inclusive, and affirming environment.” Learn how to achieve equitable instruction and student outcomes through self-reflection, empathy exercises, and observation of student perspectives. In this offering, you’ll explore how the intersection of equity and academic identities shapes student engagement and success. You’ll

Equity Empowered Learning – Equity Focused Data Frames

We believe that “educators can best make and measure their impact on student learning by surfacing and addressing assumptions and biases before conducting a data analysis, thus enabling equitable instructional decision-making and teaching practices.” Discover how educators with healthy data and assessment identities support the development of their students’ identities and help all kids learn.