Direct from the US - Direct Impact Sessions

75-Minute Professional Learning Sessions Designed for Maximum Student Learning

We’ve listened to educators like you and understand that you are seeking answers to your most urgent questions about what instruction, assessment, student engagement, and teacher development look like in the current educational environment. We also know that you are busier than ever before and don’t have contiguous time dedicated to professional learning.

That’s why we created our 75-Minute Direct Impact Sessions to provide meaningful guidance within a time that works with your schedule. These tailored-for-you virtual professional learning sessions deliver insights and learning outcomes to address the challenges facing educators during the coronavirus pandemic and beyond. Each 75-minute session is led by a leading expert in the topic, so the knowledge and insights offered are exceptional. Best of all, you can access the learning at any time for up to 60 days after content activation.

Your easy next steps:

  • Review each of our 75-minute virtual learning institutes and select the sessions you want to attend by clicking the Add to Cart button for each session.
  • Finish selecting your sessions and click the shopping cart icon at the top to place your order. We’ll send you your activation(s) via email, so you can access the virtual learning sessions at your convenience. You’ll have 60 days to participate and complete your learning experiences on your own schedule.

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  1. Assessment: Just-in-Time Assessment: Gathering Information and Taking Action

    We are all looking for ways to gather information about our learners, so we can make the very best decisions to meet their needs right away. Many of our predictable sources of information are either not available (standardized testing data, for example) or have shifted because of our current reality. This session explores assessment that can meet students where they are, so educators can determine intentional and thoughtful next steps. Participants discuss formative assessment—with a special focus on pre-assessment—that readies us to serve our students in the best ways possible.

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    A$116.00
  2. Assessment: Student Self-Efficacy—Where Are We Going? How Am I Doing? What Do I Need to Do?

    Clarity precedes competence. Educators in a school with a focus on learning promote a strong sense of self-efficacy in their students. Studies show this may be one of the greatest factors for student motivation and engagement. In this session, participants examine essential characteristics for building student self-efficacy and what those elements mean for virtual and in-person practices. Tim Brown explores a variety of examples and strategies for how to use them.

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    A$116.00
  3. Instruction: Loving What They Learn—Active Learning and Student Engagement Strategies for Remote Instruction

    With classrooms moving online, teaching strategies that promote student engagement are critical to keep our students on track. Learn how the research behind student engagement connects to strategies you can use in your remote and virtual classrooms. Students deserve a remote classroom that successfully creates a fun, relevant, and deep synchronous and asynchronous learning environment. Teachers will leave the session with a larger, research-based toolbox for student engagement in their remote classrooms.

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    A$116.00
  4. Instruction: Tips and Tricks for Delivering Content and Differentiating Instruction in Remote or Hybrid Learning Environments

    Everything changed for classroom teachers when the COVID-19 pandemic shut down schools in the spring of 2020. For perhaps the first time in their careers, teachers had to figure out how to perform critically important work—structure meaningful learning experiences, differentiate instruction, assess mastery, and provide feedback to students—remotely. In this session, full-time classroom teacher Bill Ferriter offers practical tips and tricks that teachers can use to make learning more meaningful for students working in remote or hybrid classrooms.

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    A$116.00
  5. Instruction: Planning and Delivering Online Learning at the Secondary Level

    Delivering high-quality online learning is possible—but first educators must develop a new set of skills. During this session, secondary teachers will learn how to plan and deliver outstanding lessons using synchronous, cyber-synchronous, and asynchronous learning strategies. Participants will also explore digitized formative assessment strategies and interventions, leaving prepared to teach with a blended approach or completely online.

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    A$116.00
  6. Instruction: Structuring the Elementary School Day for Effective Collaboration and Instruction

    Created for both administrators and teachers, this session outlines how to design a school day that fosters high levels of collaboration and promotes quality synchronous and asynchronous learning experiences. Participants will explore the importance of intentional master schedule design, review sample master schedules, and examine various ways to structure and deliver meaningful instruction in a remote setting, as well as in a socially distanced in-person setting.

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    A$116.00
  7. Instruction: Setting Priorities for Student Learning—Getting Clear on Essential Standards

    Feel that there’s so much to teach and so little time? Worried that you can’t cover everything that needs to be taught? Now more than ever, it’s crucial for educators to make careful decisions about how they make the most of instructional time. This session provides a framework for simplifying and clarifying learning priorities for and with students to ensure they acquire the knowledge and skills that are most essential.

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    A$116.00
  8. SEL: Building Powerful Relationships With Students During Remote Learning

    Online or in person, learning never stops, and neither does the need to create powerful, trusting relationships with students. This virtual training will give you high-leverage, authentic strategies you can use immediately to build relationships with learners and create a classroom community where everyone feels safe, loved, and confident.

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    A$116.00
  9. SEL: Social-Emotional Learning From a Distance Toolkit

    Our students are experiencing stress, uncertainty, and emotional lows. How can we determine their needs during remote learning, and what can we do to support and nurture our students? This fast-paced session offers tools and best practice processes for social-emotional learning (SEL) that you can implement immediately in your virtual classroom.

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    A$116.00
  10. Special Education: Online Inclusion Strategies and Interventions for Students with Special Needs

    Remote instruction means that we are teaching and learning differently but never teaching and learning less. Whether services are given online or in schools, inclusion strategies and interventions are ongoing. This professional development session explores practical K–12 applications and online resources for educators who remotely instruct students with special needs. Focus is on the child, with collaborative, high-tech, low-tech, individualized, and distance learning accommodations and documentation.

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    A$116.00
  11. US Direct Impact Sessions: Distance Learning Bundle Set of 10

    Get access to all ten of the US Direct Impact 75-minute virtual professional learning sessions for a total of 750 minutes of relevant and practical professional learning when you need it most.

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    A$499.00
  12. Instruction: Planning High-Quality Instruction

    Once a school or district has invested time into identifying priority standards and developing proficiency scales, a common question asked by educators is, "What is our next step?" This 75-minute learning opportunity provides an answer to that question. Jan Hoegh will overview two phases of instructional planning based on proficiency scales that lead to educators being confident that all students will show growth over time.

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