Webinars for Educators
Schools are community hubs for children and families. Our work to support districts and schools as they navigate the 2020-21 school year includes a focus on the needs of students and families in communities of color, as well as indigenous, immigrant, low-income families and communities, and students with disabilities and their families. These historically underserved groups have been disproportionately impacted by the disruption in learning during this challenging time created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Teaching and Learning Led by Evidence
As we all head into a school year that will look different than any previous year we have experienced, this webinar series is for teachers and school leaders to sharpen their skills and fluency around using evidence of student learning to support student-centered instruction.
These webinars are designed for teachers, principals, instructional leaders, curriculum directors, and any school leader who would like support in turning student learning data into action that drives instructional decisions. Each session will engage participants in making sense of their data so that it can be used to build trust and collaboration. Each session also emphasizes building fluency in using assessment and data as a set of tools to increase awareness of what students know and can do, and to close gaps in instruction and learning, especially during this unprecedented time in education.
Participants will gain:
- A vision for assessment systems and data use cycles that put students and equity at the center.
- A framework to facilitate purposeful conversations around data use with staff.
- A process for improving teacher-designed assessments that elicit relevant information about what students know and can do.
Topics and Registration
Participants are encouraged to register for all webinars in the series, but may choose to attend any individual session. Teachers will earn one CEU per webinar.
1. Reimagining Assessment and Data to Guide Learning for All Students – Considerations for Fall 2020
2. Balancing Your Assessment System to Reflect Your Students
3. Leading Instructional Decisions with Evidence
4. Assessment for Learning – How do we know what our students really know?
5. Assessment of Learning – Summative Assessments for your Classroom
- Thursday, November 12, 4-5 p.m.
- Register here
Questions: Please reach out to Kendra Olsen, outreach specialist in Statewide Student Assessment and Data Analytics.
We have created a plan to begin to address inequities by focusing on these areas of improvement and support. Select a link to find webinar recordings on these topics:
We have also created a set of recorded webinars designed to support district and school staff as they provide distance learning programming and services to their students. Select a topic to expand.
Relationships Check: Using a free online tool to strengthen connections with students during the Coronavirus crisis - 5/6/20
Supporting American Indian students and communities during distance learning - 5/6/20
Student Voice in Creating and Maintaining Relationships - 5/5/20
Establishing, Maintaining, and Restoring Relationships with Students Critical Now and When Things Get Back to Normal - 5/5/20
Promising practices for analog instruction during distance learning - 5/5/20
Relationships Matter - Research and practical strategies to engage students during distance learning - 5/5/20
Promising practices for meeting the needs of students learning English as a new language during distance learning - 5/4/20
Promising practices for connecting with students who have had little or no engagement - 5/3/20
Promising practices for acquiring and effectively using technology - 5/1/20
Promising practices for meeting the needs of students with special needs during distance learning - 5/1/20
Promising practices for meeting the mental health needs of students - 5/1/20