On-Demand Webinars

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

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.

Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words (SIPPS) For All Learners

Recorded October 2019

How do we ensure that all of our students develop into confident, accurate, and automatic readers? Research shows that systematic, explicit instruction in foundational skills is vital to successful outcomes This one-hour webinar explores the structured literacy approach to foundational skills provided by the Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words (SIPPS) program through a systematic scope and sequence and explicit instructional routines that support students at their instructional point of need.

Building and Leading a Caring School Community: Allenbrook Elementary Shares Its Story

Recorded November 2019

What are the core principles and practices that support students’ social, emotional, and academic development in the context of a caring school community? In this webinar, principal Katharine Bonasera will share how she, her staff, students, and families bring these principles and practices to life through the implementation of the Caring School Community program at Allenbrook Elementary School in Charlotte, NC.