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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Instruction: What Students Need to Know
In standards-driven classrooms, the amount of content students are expected to know is often overwhelming. Proficiency scales can support teachers in organizing and delivering instruction, assessment, and feedback so that students clearly understand what they need to know and be able to do. In this session, Jan K. Hoegh outlines how K–12 teachers can effectively create and utilize proficiency scales during instruction to improve teaching and learning.Learn MoreA$116.00
Instruction: Teaching in Hybrid Environments
We know what good teaching looks like, but how do we implement effective instruction in online environments? Whether your students are learning fully remote, hybrid, or face-to-face, it’s vital to do two things: 1.) put students first; 2.) and focus on learning. Using content from The New Art and Science of Teaching, participants will experience tools and strategies as both a learner and a teacher that can be used in their own face-to-face or remote classrooms.Learn MoreA$116.00
Instruction: Teaching Exceptional Learners
Standards-based learning environments affect all students, yet exceptional situations may need some special considerations. During this immediate impact session, Tammy Heflebower discusses such situations and provides guidance for teachers working with students with disabilities, English learners, and gifted students. Participants will learn how to adapt proficiency scales and grading methods for these learners, along with how to address special classes, including electives, AP, and IB classes.Learn MoreA$116.00
Assessment: Student-Centered Assessment
Assessing and communicating about student learning in accurate and student-focused ways is critically important to any standards-based learning environment. This involves setting goals and tracking progress using a variety of assessments, including obtrusive, unobtrusive, and student-generated assessments. Aligning assignments and assessments with proficiency scales allows teachers to assign scores that most accurately reflect what students know and are able to do. In this immediate impact session, Tammy Heflebower explains how to model the goal-setting process for students, provide strategies students can use to attain their goals, and then glean information from a variety of sources to determine summative grades.A$116.00
Student Engagement: Managing the Hybrid Classroom
In this interactive Direct Impact session, Dr. Tina H. Boogren shares specific, research-affirmed strategies educators can rely on to help them manage the hybrid classroom. Participants will learn how to implement rules and procedures, utilize physical movement to address students’ physiological needs, and proactively address worry and anxiety.Learn MoreA$116.00
Student Engagement: Capturing Students’ Attention
The keys to capturing student attention lie in the third and fourth levels of Maslow’s hierarchy. Belonging and esteem within a community are essential aspects of how students think about themselves, and critical components of their engagement in the classroom. In this session, Tina H. Boogren outlines how teachers can address these foundational needs by considering the relationships that exist in the classroom. Beginning with topics such as inclusion, respect, affection, and cooperation and progressing to esteem, competence, significance, and recognition, participants will learn how to increase engagement by building meaningful relationships with students.Learn MoreA$116.00
Student Engagement: Resiliency-Centered Education
We are only now beginning to appreciate and deeply understand the impact that developmental trauma and toxic stress can have on brains, bodies, and lives. This session will introduce the School Wellness Wheel, a framework that brings the science of toxic stress and trauma into mainstream school systems and helps facilitate healing, build resilience, and foster authentic learning.Learn MoreA$116.00
Teacher Development: Developing Your Instructional Expertise
Reflective practice is a powerful strategy for developing instructional expertise. Educators who utilize a strong model of instruction, set growth goals, focus intensely on those goals, internalize the instructional model, and adjust their goals over time are well on their way to expert teaching. Additionally, the use of a rigorous protocol when self-rating on elements of the instructional model and tracking one’s progress over time lead to great gains in terms of professional growth. In this immediate impact institute, Phil Warrick walks participants through a five-step process that teachers can use to engage in reflection and set goals to improve their practice.Learn MoreA$116.00
Teacher Development: Growth-Focused Leadership
Instructional coaching and teacher observation play vital roles in the development of teachers’ instructional expertise. Coaching focuses on developing thin slices of behavior in a teacher’s practice, and observations provide opportunities to see the collection of practices a teacher might be using at any one time. In this immediate impact session, Phil Warrick describes rubrics and scales that coaches and observers can use to guide their observation and coaching of teachers, along with a process for providing focused feedback and conducting instructional rounds within a school or district.Learn MoreA$116.00