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On-Demand Webinars

Collaborative Classroom provides the following complimentary, pre-recorded professional learning webinars to view anytime, at your convenience.

Using Data to Inform Our Response: Grouping and Instructional Decision Making in Foundational Skills Instruction

Recorded November 2020

In this one-hour webinar, we discuss best practices for using data to provide responsive instruction and support the decisions we make in lesson selection, routines, and grouping, through the lens of the K–12 foundational skills program SIPPS (Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words).

Reimagining Discipline with a Teaching-and-Learning Approach: A Roundtable Discussion

Recorded October 2020

During this time of remote and hybrid instruction, virtual classroom management and discipline are pressing priorities for many educators. Some schools have adopted the same reward-and-punishment systems that they used during in-person instruction. Others are taking a teaching-and-learning approach to discipline. In this webinar, we hear from teachers and administrators who are implementing a reimagined approach to discipline and share practical ways in which their schools are supporting students.

Creating a Virtual Writers’ Workshop: Ensuring Time, Choice, Response, and Community

Recorded October 2020

How can we create virtual writing instruction that supports the development of independence, confidence, and competence in our writers? Which practices are best done synchronously? What practices might be conducted asynchronously? How might we expand the audience for our writers to give them greater purpose and increase authenticity? In this webinar, we explore these questions through the lens of the National Writing Project-supported curriculum Being A Writer and hear from educators including Stephanie Milligan, ELA Coordinator for Howard County Public Schools, MD, and Elyse Eidman-Aadahl, executive director of the National Writing Project.

Comprehensive Reading Instruction for Our Youngest Learners: Being A Reader

Recorded October 2020

In this webinar, we introduce Being a Reader in its newly published second edition and explore how this comprehensive K–2 curriculum provides the systematic, explicit foundational skill instruction and the rigorous comprehension work necessary to launch our youngest learners as fluent, confident, and thoughtful readers. Watch the webinar to learn about the program’s integrated reading instruction, instructional equity, and educative features for teacher professional learning.

Bringing the Science of Reading to Life in Every Classroom: A Roundtable Discussion

Recorded September 2020

In this one-hour webinar, Laura Stewart, National Director of The Reading League, and Dr. Holly Lane of the University of Florida Literacy Institute share their insights about the science of reading. Together we explore the importance of explicit and systematic foundational skill instruction, the reasons why all students benefit from it, and the role of teacher education in making the science of reading come to life in every classroom.

Reimagine Your Comprehensive Reading Instruction with Being a Reader, Second Edition

Recorded September 2020

This one-hour webinar explores the new and improved features of Being a Reader, Second Edition, including comprehensive reading instruction, increased representation in trade book selection, increased support for English Language Learners, simplified materials management, and robust grading support. Learn what’s different, what remains consistent with the first edition of Being a Reader, and how Collaborative Classroom approaches comprehensive reading instruction for our youngest students.

Rebuild and Reconnect with Your Learning Community with Caring School Community

Recorded August 2020

This one-hour webinar explores how schools can use the CASEL SELect Caring School Community program to reconnect with students, build community, and support students’ social and emotional needs. In addition we will hear how one SEL Specialist, Rhonda Harris of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in Charlotte, NC, is using Caring School Community to strengthen social development and build schoolwide community even amid the uncertainty of the 2020–21 school year.

Introducing the Reconnecting and Rebuilding Toolkit for Grades K–6

Recorded August 2020

Collaborative Classroom’s Reconnecting and Rebuilding Toolkit is a robust resource that all K–6 educators can use in the vital work of supporting their students, building authentic relationships, and reviving their learning communities as the 2020–21 school year begins. In this one-hour webinar, we unpack the contents of the Toolkit, discuss the pedagogy that informs it, and explore how educators can employ this complimentary resource in their classrooms and schools.

Going Deeper with Acceleration: Strategic, Assessment-Driven, and Differentiated Instruction to Accelerate All Readers

Recorded July 2020

In this webinar, we do a deep dive into the work of accelerating all readers, considering the roles of foundational skills mastery, a safe and supportive learning environment, data collection and assessment, and the settled science of reading instruction through the lens of the SIPPS (Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words) program for grades K–12. We also discuss beginning-of-the-year instructional guidance and recommendations for remote learning.

Reopening Schools in an Uncertain Time: A Panel Discussion with District Leaders

Recorded June 2020

In this webinar, a panel of distinguished district leaders share their best thinking and plans for reopening schools. Topics include: key considerations that are guiding district planning; common challenges that districts face; research-based practices for assessing and addressing learning loss; the interdependence of accelerating learning and addressing students’ trauma; and the role of instructional equity in planning for the year.

Accelerating All Readers to Address Literacy Learning Loss

Recorded May 2020

With many students affected by the “COVID slide,” our instructional plans must be scalable, differentiated, grounded in the science of reading, and informed by data-driven assessments that place students at their precise points of instructional need. In this webinar, we discuss best practices and considerations for accelerating all readers, through the lens of the research-based Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words (SIPPS) K–12 curriculum.

Reconnecting With Our Students and Rebuilding Our Learning Communities

Recorded May 2020

Our students have experienced stress and trauma due to COVID-19. Now, as we prepare for a new school year unlike any other, how can we best address their social-emotional needs? In this webinar, we explore the vital SEL and relationship-building work that must occur in order for our students to feel safe, connected, cared for, and ready to learn, using the CASEL SELect K–8 curriculum Caring School Community as our guide.

Fostering Independence in Upper-Elementary Readers: Launching and Sustaining Small-Group Instruction, Including Book Clubs

Recorded April 2020

All students deserve access to the richness, instructional rigor, and empowerment that are part of student-led book clubs. But too often, only our highest-performing readers get to participate in this type of small-group instruction. In this webinar, join special guest Julie Wright, author of What Are You Grouping For? and Collaborative Classroom, discuss best practices for fostering the independence necessary to give all students access to small-group learning opportunities, through Collaborative Classroom Book Clubs curriculum for grades 3–6.

Our Journey to Improve Engagement and Rigor Through Writing: Burgess Elementary School’s Journey

Recorded February 2020

Is your writing instruction rigorous, with your students actively engaged in the work of making meaning as they write? And what role does social and emotional learning (SEL) play in successful writing instruction? In this webinar, we explore these questions with Principal Samantha Coy of Burgess Elementary School and Corwin author John Antonetti. Learn how these education leaders have partnered to bring thoughtful, student-centered writing instruction to Burgess Elementary through the implementation of the Being a Writer curriculum.