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On-Demand Webinars

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

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.