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Alliance For Excellent Education

an Alliance for Excellent Education Podcast on findings in the Field of Adolescent Learning
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Teaching & Reaching the Future Ready Student: Nurturing Connections with Social and Emotional Learning

May 7, 2019

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In this webinar, panelists will discuss how the effects of developmental changes and shifting social environments are impacting academic learning. They will share their expertise on Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and explain how educators can help students navigate these changes by supporting the development of social and emotional skills.

Collaboration + Calibration = Transformation

May 7, 2019

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Future Ready Schools® Invites You to Participate in a Webinar Collaboration + Calibration = Transformation Panelists Jimmy Casas, Future Ready Schools Advisor and former principal, Bettendorf High School (IA) (@casas_jimmy) Brianna Hodges, Future Ready Advisor and Director of Digital Learning, Eanes School District (TX) In this webinar, Future Ready Advisors Jimmy Casas and Brianna Hodges […]

Equity IS Education

May 7, 2019

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This webinar will highlight the need to change our mindset and practices on these two issues. Dr. Perez-Isiah will highlight effective approaches that will help merge the topics of equity and gaps in teaching and learning. Let’s move from achievement “gap-gazing” to achievement gap-closing in our school communities.

Closing the Gap: Digital Equity Strategies for the K-12 Classroom

May 6, 2019

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Future Ready Schools® Invites You to Participate in a Webinar Closing the Gap: Digital Equity Strategies for the K-12 Classroom Guests: Dr. Nicol Howard, Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator, University of Redlands (CA) (@NicolRHoward) Regina Schaffer, Future Ready Thought Leader, Instructional Technology Specialist, Middletown Township School District (NJ) (@reginaschaffer) Dr. Sarah Thomas, Future Ready Instructional […]

Does My Collection Reflect My Community? Diversity in the School Library

Apr 15, 2019

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In this webinar panelists will discuss the value of maintaining a book collection that not only reflects the school community, but also is reflective of the global community of which we all are a part. Recognizing that centering diversity means centering the stories, experiences, and voices of historically marginalized people, including people of color, indigenous voices, LGBTQIA+ individuals and allies, differently-abled individuals, and neurodiverse voices.

Improving Educational Experiences for Diverse Learners: Valuing Culture While Combating Stress, Inequality, Bias, and Discrimination

Apr 9, 2019

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In this webinar, panelists explored how educators and school leaders can use a more comprehensive understanding of student learning environments to improve educational outcomes for diverse populations. Specifically, panelists discussed why culture and identity matter in adolescent education; how stress affects learning and development; how technology influences student learning and relationship building; and​ how school leaders and educators help combat the effects of inequality, bias, and discrimination​.

How School and District Leaders Can Create the Conditions for Innovation and Change

Feb 28, 2019

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In this webinar veteran Principal and Future Ready Advisor, Jimmy Casas, discussed how school leaders create cultures of innovation in their schools. It’s no secret that school and district leadership set the tone for such transformation, but building trust, modeling the way, and creating a culture of excellence remain vital for the change process to happen and be sustainable over time. Future Ready Schools’ Director of Innovation, Thomas C. Murray, moderated the event and drew upon his experience as a former principal and district level leader. Additionally, he shared what’s been happening around the nation through the work of Future Ready Schools.

Celebrate Digital Learning Day With Us! Learn How Librarians, Instructional Coaches, and Teachers Are Leading Innovation in Schools.

Feb 28, 2019

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During this webinar, Prince George’s County Public Schools (MD) and Vancouver Public Schools (WA) will showcase their innovative partnerships. Sarah Thomas will discuss how instructional coaches can facilitate learning experiences, where students and teachers “learn by doing” through creating and collaborating. Also, Lisa Spencer will share several school- and district-wide digital learning initiatives. Mark Ray will explore ways in which librarians can lead, teach, and support schools both on their own and in collaboration with instructional coaches. Traci Chun and Kelsey Aske will discuss their work at Skyview High School in Vancouver, Washington.

A Perfect Match Future Ready Instructional Coaches and Future Ready Librarians

Feb 12, 2019

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In this webinar, panelists discussed the powerful impact that results from a partnership between instructional coaches and librarians when focus is placed not on tool or device, but instead on the learning community. They shared the examples of this partnership from the field highlighting stories, swapping tips and inspiring all of us to go back and do the same within our schools and districts.

Making Equity a Priority: Lessons Learned in Planning and Implementing Personalized Learning for All Students

Jan 23, 2019

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In this webinar, Jerry Almendarez and Kim Buryanek, discussed their participation in the Future Ready Schools Digital Equity Program and their efforts to use technology to address inequities among their district’s underperforming students.

Selecting Materials in the Age of Curriculum Renaissance

Jan 7, 2019

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In this webinar, the panelists explained how the curriculum landscape has dramatically changed in recent years, and the important implications for school and district leaders.

Strengthen Personalized Professional Learning Strategies and Reflection for Future Ready Instructional Coaches

Dec 13, 2018

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In this webinar, Dr. Randall Sampson shared how his innovative personalized professional learning opportunities support teachers in promoting equity and access for all students. Dr. Sampson’s wealth of experience comes from years of working as a secondary level administrator, teacher, and a national transformation specialist.

Future Ready Librarians: Investing Strategically in Digital Resources

Dec 11, 2018

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In this webinar, panelists discussed how we, as Future Ready Librarians, should leverage an understanding of school and community needs to identify and invest strategically in digital resources such as eBooks, eResources, digital tools and apps, and other digital tools for our libraries and Makerspaces.

Future Ready Librarians: Exploring Equitable Digital Access

Nov 27, 2018

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In this webinar, panelists discussed how school library programs help ensure that students have equitable digital access. School librarians are supporters and advocates for equitable access to collections tools using digital resources, programming, and services that support the school district’s strategic vision.

Timeless Learning: How Imagination, Observation, and Zero-Based Thinking Change Schools

Oct 30, 2018

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In this webinar, Pam Moran and Ira Socol, two authors of Timeless Learning: How Imagination, Observation, and Zero-based Thinking Change Schools, discussed how developing a culture of invention and innovation creates new pathways to activate creativity, voice, agency, and influence in all young people. Through making, engineering, creating, designing, and producing projects and products that enrich learning experiences, students can impact their classrooms, schools, communities, states, and even the world.

I’m Charged: How to Become a Student-Centered Learning Ambassador

Sep 28, 2018

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In this webinar, representatives from Meriden School District will share how they are using the initiative to support personalized professional learning for teachers while also leading a digital transition to meaningfully integrate technology into the classroom.

Perkins & Pathways: How the New Federal Career and Technical Education Law Supports College and Career Pathways and High-Quality Linked Learning

Sep 26, 2018

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This webinar will provide an overview of what’s in the new law, which will go into effect on July 1, 2019, plus how the new law can specifically support the implementation of high-quality Linked Learning in California. The webinar will also highlight specific strategies that educators and community members can use to inform the development of the state plans required under the new law. Similar to the state plans required under the Every Student Succeeds Act, states must develop plans describing how they plan to implement the Perkins law to ensure that all students are truly college and career ready upon graduating from high school.

A School Superintendent’s Challenge to America

Sep 18, 2018

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In this webinar conversation with Alliance for Excellent Education President Bob Wise, Raymond, now president of the Stuart Foundation will offer advice and share lessons learned. He will also discuss his new book, Wildflowers: A School Superintendent’s Challenge to America. Part memoir, part manifesto, Raymond’s book journeys into the Sacramento school system to bring readers into the heart of the nation’s education crisis. A book about public education that is written for the public, Wildflowers offers an accessible road-map for transforming public schools into thriving centers of excellence.

WEBINAR: Science of Adolescent Learning: How Body and Brain Development Affect Student Learning

Aug 1, 2018

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In this webinar, the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed) welcomes Dr. Jesse Washington, III, a practitioner, and Dr. Richard Clark, a researcher, to examine biological changes that occur during adolescence, both in the body and the brain, and to discuss how to ensure that learning opportunities support adolescents’ development during this critical time.

The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain

Jul 19, 2018

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Join the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed) for a webinar and book talk, during which All4Ed President Bob Wise will interview Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, PhD, professor of cognitive neuroscience at University College London, about her new book, Inventing Ourselves: The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain. Dr. Blakemore, one of the world’s leading researchers on adolescent neurology, has published more than 120 papers in scientific journals and won multiple major awards for her research. She was named in The Times’s Young Female Power List 2014 and was one of only four scientists on the Sunday Times 100 Makers of the 21st Century 2014.

World Class: How to Build a 21st-Century School System

Jul 12, 2018

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In this webinar panelists will discus the key question behind Andreas Schleicher’s new book, World Class: How to Build a 21st-Century School System. He writes, “Every economic age has its core asset. In the agricultural age that asset was land; in the industrial age it was capital; and in our times, it is the knowledge, skills and character qualities of people. This core asset remains largely untapped and undervalued. It’s time for us to change that.” Schleicher examines the many successes from which to learn, looking seriously and dispassionately at good practice in countries around the world, all to understand what works in which contexts. Join the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed) for a spirited and thoughtful conversation between Schleicher and All4Ed’s president Bob Wise.

URGENT: Students Without Status: Urge Congress to Support Rights of Undocumented Immigrant Students

Jun 7, 2018

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Join the Alliance for Excellent Education and UnidosUS for a brief call-to-action webinar urging Congress to support the rights of undocumented immigrant students. Join us to learn what’s happening on Capitol Hill, and how you can help provide undocumented students the protection the need and deserve.

Agents of Their Own Success: Self-Advocacy Skills and Self-Determination for Students with Disabilities in the Era of Personalized Learning

Jun 5, 2018

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During the briefing, a group of distinguished panelists offered actions that students, parents, community members, educators, and policymakers can take to ensure self-advocacy and self-determination are integrated into personalized learning systems.

Future Ready Schools®: Raising Readers to Leaders, One Page at a Time

May 31, 2018

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In this webinar, members of the VVUSD leadership team shared how they used the five-step FRS planning process to create their district’s FRS action plan. They described the process used during their two years of intense planning and collaboration with various departments within the district, along with input from parent groups. Through this systematic research-based process, they created a dynamic plan that puts their students first and provides them with opportunities to acquire twenty-first-century career skills that will carry them into the future.

Future Ready Coaches: Student-Centered Initiatives

May 22, 2018

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This webinar will explore ways that Mr. Aviles is challenging the status quo as it relates to what a technology class should be and what technology integration looks like in the classroom. Topics covered will include entrepreneurship, makerspaces, and using video games in the classroom.

The Graduation Effect: High School Graduation Rates and Their Effect on the American Economy

May 17, 2018

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During this webinar, the Alliance for Excellent Education released new economic data demonstrating how increasing the high school graduation rate to 90 percent will lead to higher earnings for individuals, as well as new job creation and overall economic growth that benefit local communities, states, and the nation. Business, community, and education leaders will see the direct economic impact for their states and metropolitan areas, broken down by various demographic groups.

Renegade Leadership

Apr 26, 2018

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In this webinar, Brad Gustafson, a National Distinguished Principal and best-selling author, and Tom Murray, Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools® explored into innovative leadership practices to support student learning. They shared strategies to applying positive deviance in all roles that serve kids and offered examples of innovative leadership and leadership behaviors that positively disrupt traditional thinking.

Future Ready Librarians: Ensuring Equitable Digital Access

Apr 24, 2018

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During this webinar, panelists will discuss how this gear impacts their role and that of their school as they provide and advocate for equitable access to connectivity, digital devices, information, resources, programming, and services in support of the district’s strategic vision.

Future Ready Librarians: Curating Digital Tools and Resources

Mar 22, 2018

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Future Ready Librarians (FRL) is kicking off its 2018 series of webinars by taking a deep dive into the “curriculum, instruction, and assessment” gear from the Future Ready Schools® (FRS) framework as it relates to the FRL strategy of curating digital tools and resources.

Science of Adolescent Learning: Using Public-Private Partnerships to Drive Secondary School Improvement

Mar 8, 2018

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This webinar will explore how traditional public middle and high schools can work with private schools to provide innovative professional development opportunities for teachers and leaders, supporting continuous improvement. All4Ed will highlight partnership experiences of Margaret Lee, supervisor of advanced academics for Frederick County Public Schools, and John Yore, principal of Meade High School in Anne Arundel County Public Schools, with Glenn Whitman, director of the CTTL, to provide professional development in mind, brain, and education science to their teachers and school leaders.

The U.S. Department of Education’s Innovative Assessment Demonstration: An Opportunity to Support States and Districts in Advancing Deeper Learning

Feb 26, 2018

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During the call, representatives from the Learning Policy Institute and the Alliance for Excellent Education provided an overview of applicable priorities and selection criteria; described opportunities to advance deeper learning; discussed current state and districts efforts and resources; and shared and identify areas of state and district support.

Digital Learning Day 2018: How Innovative Districts Blend Teaching and Technology to Improve Student Outcomes

Feb 22, 2018

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The webinar and the report highlights how Lindsay Unified School District in California uses blended learning to support its performance-based system of progression, in which students move through instructional content at their own pace, advancing only once they have mastered all the standards from the previous content level.

Making the Grade: Debating School Performance Ratings

Jan 11, 2018 1:01:21

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This webinar will present findings from Rating the Ratings, followed by a conversation on the merits and downfalls of summative ratings between ratings-proponent Michael Petrilli, president of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, and ratings-skeptic Phillip Lovell, vice president of policy development and government relations at the Alliance for Excellent Education.

Leading Personalized and Digital Learning: A Framework for Implementing School Change

Dec 14, 2017

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This webinar focused on the Implementing School Change framework at the center of the newly released book, Leading Personalized and Digital Learning: A Framework for Implementing School Change by Mary Ann Wolf, Elizabeth Bobst, and Nancy Mangum.

State ESSA Plans: Gift or Empty Stocking for Nation’s Students?

Dec 13, 2017

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This webinar dove into some of the details of policies that states are putting in place regarding school letter grades, opting out of assessments, identifying low-performing schools, and more.

Future Ready Librarians: Cultivating Community Partnerships

Dec 12, 2017

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This webinar looked at how teacher librarians can cultivate partnerships within the school and local community (families and caregivers, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, public and higher education libraries, businesses, etc.) to promote engagement and a lifelong learning process.

Getting to Deeper Learning: The Policies and Practice of Science Teaching and Learning

Nov 30, 2017

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Featuring District of Columbia Public Schools and the Center for Inspired Teaching, this webinar examines what’s happening in schools and school district to ensure that all students, particularly those who traditionally are underserved, receive the kind of science instruction that will lead to the deeper learning outcomes necessary for college and career preparedness.

Partnering for Success: How Milwaukee Public Schools Is Leveraging National Service to Improve Low-Performing Schools

Nov 13, 2017

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This webinar highlighted City Year and College Possible as two examples of effective school improvement partners under ESSA for schools that do not graduate one-third or more of their students and are required to provide students with comprehensive support and intervention.

Tear Down the Walls to Create Anytime, Anywhere Learning

Nov 9, 2017

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The Alliance for Excellent Education defines personalized learning as “a student-centered approach designed to help all students develop a set of skills collectively known as the deeper learning competencies. These skills include thinking critically, using knowledge and information to solve complex problems, working collaboratively, communicating effectively, learning how to learn, and developing academic mindsets.”

Students Without Status: Understanding and Protecting the Rights of Undocumented Immigrant Students

Oct 18, 2017

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On October 18, 2017 the Alliance for Excellent education held a webinar to discuss The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program which provides work permits and protection from deportation to eligible young unauthorized immigrants. Since its inception in 2012, approximately 800,000 young people have benefited from the program. With the Trump administration’s announcement that the DACA program would be phased out, these young people’s future and the future of the more than 700,000 undocumented students enrolled in K–12 schools across the country are now in jeopardy.

Future Ready Librarians: Building Instructional Partnerships

Oct 17, 2017

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This webinar looked at how teacher librarians can partner with educators to build and implement evidence-based curricula and assessments that integrate elements of deeper learning, critical thinking, information literacy, digital citizenship, creativity, innovation, and the active use of technology.

A Learner with Agency Is a Learner Who Is Future Ready

Oct 5, 2017

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As the nation strives to educate all young people to become independent and self-directed learners so they have choices in college, a career, and life, each child must be promised the opportunity to develop learner agency. This webinar will examine how that promise be fulfilled.

Using Title I to Promote Deeper Learning

Sep 27, 2017

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Featuring the Center for American Progress and the California Office to Reform Education, this webinar examined how states can use Title I funding and use resources provided by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to implement deeper learning practices in schools and school districts.

Learning Transformed: 8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow’s Schools, Today

Sep 21, 2017

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In this webinar, Tom Murray and Eric Sheninger, coauthors of ASCD’s Learning Transformed: 8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow’s Schools, Today, dissected their eight keys—each of which serves as a puzzle piece for redesigning the learning experience—to unlock tomorrow’s schools so that today’s modern learners leave ready to create new industries, find new cures, and solve world problems.

How States and School District Leaders Can Assess Deeper Learning

Sep 18, 2017

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Featuring the New Hampshire State Department of Education and the Center for Innovation and Education, this webinar focuses on opportunities in the Every Student Succeeds Act to advance deeper learning assessment and how New Hampshire’s approach to assessment advances deeper learning and promotes student agency.

Advancing Positive Learning Mindsets Through Deeper Learning

Sep 14, 2017

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This webinar focuses on how educators can nurture positive learning mindsets among their students so they develop better habits and skills that lead to deeper learning outcomes.

Amplify: Digital Teaching and Learning in the K–6 Classroom

Sep 12, 2017

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In this webinar, panelists will look through a lens of pedagogy and identify new opportunities to confer, inform, and offer feedback to position kids and teachers in a place where anything is possible. Join Kristin and Tom as they share stories, suggest strategies, and ask questions that will help viewers empower school communities for today and beyond.

Hacking Leadership

Aug 24, 2017

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Hacking leadership is about finding innovative solutions to issues that have plagued the system for years and implementing them tomorrow. The focus is on practical application. Problems exist, but knowledge of problems does not make daily life in schools easier. In this webinar, panelists offered tools that you and your team can use to find openings and create space for those you lead. Space to learn. Space to teach. Space to thrive.

Building Competencies for Careers: Preparing Students for Twenty-First-Century Jobs

Aug 23, 2017

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This webinar, cohosted by the Alliance for Excellent Education, Center on Education Policy (CEP), and Council for a Strong America, featured a new research report from CEP on the most valuable skills and competencies required for more than 300 occupations nationwide. It also examined the role that external partners, including business, higher education, and community organizations, can play in helping students develop expertise in the field to supplement the academic content and learning that takes place in schools.

Designing Collaborative Spaces

Aug 15, 2017

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This webinar examined how librarians can design, support, and champion collaborative and flexible spaces that promote inquiry, creativity, collaboration and community. Carolyn Foote and Andy Plemmons shared how they designed library spaces with flexibility and student learning at the center. They shared stories, examples, and pushed viewers to make changes and embrace library spaces and communities as Future Ready Librarians too.

Paper Thin? Why All High School Diplomas Are Not Created Equal

Jul 27, 2017

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This webinar focused on a new report from the Alliance for Excellent Education, "Paper Thin? Why All High School Diplomas Are Not Created Equal." The report analyzes the degree to which traditionally underserved students graduate from high school having earned a college- and career-ready diploma in comparison with their peers for the Class of 2014. The analysis reveals that while many states offer students multiple pathways to a diploma, not all pathways align with college- and career-ready expectations.

Deeper Learning in ESSA Implementation and School Intervention

Jul 10, 2017

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The Alliance for Excellent Education, National Conference of State Legislators, and National Association of State Boards of Education convened state legislators, state education board chairs, state education agency leaders, and governors’ education advisors to discuss the status of the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in states. Archived video from the event is available.

Hacking Project Based Learning

Jun 16, 2017

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This webinar focused on demystifying project based learning. Ross Cooper and Erin Murphy will introduce ten hacks that construct a simple path educators and students can easily follow to achieve success. Speakers elaborated on these frequently asked questions: How can a learning space that promotes risk-taking and lends itself to inquiry be developed? What needs to be done to create a vision for a project? How can student learning be assessed and guided? How can students share their work outside their classroom’s walls? Panelists shared strategies and resources for implementing and leading project based learning, and they addressed questions submitted by viewers from across the nation.

Communications Planning for Innovation in Education: New Guide and District Profiles

Jun 8, 2017

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Future Ready Schools® Invites You to a Participate in a Webinar Communications Planning for Innovation in Education: New Guide and District Profiles Panelists Katie Malovec, Instructional Educator Effectiveness Coach, Racine Unified School District (WI) Janice Vargo, Associate Partner, Education Elements Sharice Walker, Community and Public Relations Director, Fairbanks North Star Borough School District (AK) Moderator […]

Future Ready Librarians: Empowering Students as Creators

May 16, 2017

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Future Ready Librarians: Empowering Students as Creators Part of the Future Ready Librarians Webinar Series Presenters Traci Chun, Teacher Librarian Lead, Skyview High School and Vancouver Public Schools (WA) Diana Rendina, Media specialist, Tampa Preparatory School (FL) Moderator Shannon McClintock Miller, Spokesperson, Future Ready Librarians; Spokesperson, Project Connect On June 13, 2017 Future Ready Schools® […]

Students’ Well-Being: How Educators Can Make a Difference

May 12, 2017

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This webinar, cohosted by the Alliance for Excellent Education and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), focused on a new report from the OECD, "Students’ Well-Being: PISA 2015 Results," which analyzes for the first time students’ motivation to perform well in school, their relationships with peers and teachers, their home life, and how they spend their time outside of school.

Elevating Open Educational Resources: District-Scale Approaches to Openly Licensed Materials

Apr 28, 2017

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Future Ready Schools® Invites You to a Participate in a Webinar Elevating Open Educational Resources: District-Scale Approaches to Openly Licensed Materials Panelists Matt Miller, Superintendent, Mentor Public Schools (OH) Tom Murray, Director of Innovation, Future Ready Schools®, Alliance for Excellent Education Karen Vaites, Chief Evangelist and Community Development Officer, Open Up Resources Please join Future […]

Global Lessons for America’s High Schools

Apr 24, 2017

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This webinar, cohosted by the Alliance for Excellent Education and America Achieves, focused on how high schools are using global best practices to change classroom instruction and improve student outcomes.

College and Career Pathways: Stories of Innovation

Apr 20, 2017

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The Senate Career and Technical Education Caucus in Conjunction with the Alliance for Excellent Education Invite You to watch College and Career Pathways: Stories of Innovation Moderator Christopher Cabaldon, Mayor, City of West Sacramento (CA); Chair of Jobs, Education, and the Workforce Committee, United States Conference of Mayors Panelists Jose Bojorquez, Senior Project Engineer, McCarthy […]

Creating a Culture of High Expectations and Improvement for Students, Teachers, and Leaders

Apr 11, 2017

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This webinar will also explore turnaround efforts at Asbury Park, as well as some best practices internationally, as determined by the recent Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) report, School Leadership for Learning. Given every five years by the OECD, the Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) examines different approaches to school leadership and their impact on professional learning communities and the learning environment in schools.

Future Ready Librarians: Leading Beyond the Library

Mar 24, 2017

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Future Ready Librarians: Leading Beyond the Library Part of the Future Ready Librarians Webinar Series Panelists Bill Bass, Innovation Coordinator for Instructional Technology, Information and Library Media, Parkway School District (MO) Kim Lindskog, District Lead Librarian, Parkway School District (MO) Moderators Shannon McClintock Miller, Future Ready Librarians and Project Connect Spokesperson Mark Ray, Future Ready […]

Digital Learning Day 2017: The Value of a Connected Classroom

Feb 14, 2017

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The Alliance for Excellent Education Invites You to Participate in a Webinar on Digital Learning Day 2017: The Value of a Connected Classroom  Panelists Harrison Goodwin, EdD, Superintendent, Chesterfield County Schools (SC) Christian Johnson, Fifth-Grade Teacher, Hawthorne Elementary School (MD) Phillip Lovell, Vice President of Policy Development and Government Relations, Alliance for Excellent Education Shannon […]

OECD Test for Schools: Gwinnett County Public Schools on a Global Stage

Feb 9, 2017

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OECD Test for Schools: Gwinnett County Public Schools on a Global Stage Panelists Ashley Berner, Deputy Director, Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy John Campbell, Principal (retired), Discovery High School, Gwinnett County Public Schools (GA) Karen Johnston, Coordinator, Office of Research and Evaluation, Gwinnett County Public Schools (GA) Winsome Waite, Senior Director of Policy and […]

Digital Learning and the Importance of Interoperability and Open Standards

Feb 6, 2017

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Future Ready Schools® Invites You to a Webinar Digital Learning and the Importance of  Interoperability and Open Standards Panelists Maurice Draggon, Director of the Instructional Management System, Orange County Public Schools (FL) Thomas C. Murray, Director of Innovation, Future Ready Schools, Alliance for Excellent Education Barbara Nesbitt, Executive Director of Instructional Technology, Pickens County School […]

The Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning: Bringing Mind, Brain, and Education Science to Teachers and the Classroom

Jan 12, 2017

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What if teachers knew more about mind/brain education science? Would they be more likely to do those things that create opportunities for students to thrive in ways that are not similar to the traditional classroom setting? This webinar focuses on how the Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning provides training to its teachers in mind, brain, and education science, as well as its efforts to scale its work to reach public school teachers and their students.

The OECD Test for Schools: Global Comparability and School and District Improvement in the United States

Jan 10, 2017

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The Alliance for Excellent Education and the Global Learning Network Invite You to Participate in a Webinar on The OECD Test for Schools: Global Comparability and School and District Improvement in the United States Panelists Ashley Berner, Deputy Director, Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy Clem Ukaoma, Upper School Principal, University Academy Public Charter School […]

Future Ready Librarians: What’s Not to Love?

Jan 10, 2017

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Future Ready Schools® Invites You to View a Webinar Future Ready Librarians: What’s Not to Love? Introducing the Future Ready Librarians Webinar Series Panelists Kristen Mattson, Ed.D, Future Ready Librarian, Waubonsie Valley High School,  Indian Prairie School District 204, Aurora, Illinois Shannon McClintock Miller, Future Ready Librarians and Project Connect Spokesperson, Colorado and Iowa Mark […]

Adolescent Brain Development: What It Means for High Schools and Learning

Dec 13, 2016

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Featuring renowned developmental scientist and professor Dr. Ronald Dahl, this webinar focused on adolescent brain development, recent research on the adolescent brain, and the potential impact that this research could have on schools, teaching and learning, and education policy.

Equity and ESSA: Using ESSA and the New Regulations to Advance Educational Opportunity

Nov 28, 2016

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 Equity and ESSA: Using ESSA and the New Regulations to Advance Educational Opportunity Presenters Livia Lam, Senior Policy Advisor, Learning Policy Institute Phillip Lovell, Vice President of Policy Development and Government Relations, Alliance for Excellent Education Heather J. Hough, Executive Director, CORE-PACE Research Partnership, Policy Analysis for California Education On December 14, 2016  the Alliance […]

PISA Day: Global Lessons for the U.S. Education System and Economy

Nov 17, 2016

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Join the Alliance for Excellent Education (the Alliance) for a series of panel discussions about the 2015 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) results, important lessons to learn about PISA, and its impact on the education systems of various countries.

How the International Baccalaureate’s Diploma Program Supports Underserved High School Students

Nov 9, 2016

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How the International Baccalaureate’s Diploma Program Supports Underserved High School Students Panelists Phillip Lovell, Vice President of Policy Development and Government Relations, Alliance for Excellent Education John W. Young, PhD, Head of Research, International Baccalaureate Organization Janice Wells, Head of School, South Shore International College Prep – IB World School (IL) The International Baccalaureate (IB) […]

PISA 2015: A Sneak Preview

Oct 25, 2016

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PISA 2015: A Sneak Preview Participants Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Bob Wise, President, Alliance for Excellent Education On October 25, 2016 the Alliance for Excellent Education and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development held a […]

From Theory to Practice: How Blended and Personalized Learning Comes to Life in the Classroom

Oct 21, 2016

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From Theory to Practice: How Blended and Personalized Learning Comes to Life in the Classroom Panelists Daniel Owens, Partner, The Learning Accelerator Tom Murray, Director of Innovation, Future Ready Schools, Alliance for Excellent Education Nikolaus Namba, Director of 21st Century Learning, Lindsay Unified School District (CA) On Thursday, December 1, 2016 Future Ready Schools® (FRS) […]

Hacking the Way to Success: How One School District Broadened Student Understanding of Computer Science Through Maker Camps and Hackathons

Oct 20, 2016

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Future Ready Schools® Invites You to a Webinar Hacking the Way to Success: How One School District Broadened Student Understanding of Computer Science Through Maker Camps and Hackathons Panelists Rafranz Davis, Executive Director of Professional and Digital Learning, Lufkin ISD (TX) Tom Murray, Director of Innovation, Future Ready Schools, Alliance for Excellent Education Please join […]

Getting Connected: Developing a Personal Network of Support

Oct 20, 2016

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Future Ready Schools® Invites You to a Webinar Getting Connected: Developing a Personal Network of Support Panelists Will Deyamport III, EdD, Instructional Technology Specialist, Hattiesburg Public School District (MS) Tom Murray, Director of Innovation, Future Ready Schools, Alliance for Excellent Education On November 21, 2016 Future Ready Schools® (FRS) held a webinar as part of […]

What’s in Your Space?: The Impact of Space on Student Learning

Oct 14, 2016

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What’s in Your Space?: The Impact of Space on Student Learning Panelists Dwight Carter, Principal, New Albany High School (OH) Thomas C. Murray, Director of Innovation, Future Ready Schools, Alliance for Excellent Education   On December 15, 2016 Future Ready Schools® (FRS) held a webinar that is part of its Leadership Hub, a one-stop-shop of […]

Every Student Succeeds Act: Preparing for Regulations and Legislation in 2017

Oct 5, 2016

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This digital seminar will be conducted in partnership with the Alliance for Excellent Education 2017 is a critical time for the future of education policy. Governors will partner with their state education agency, state legislature, educators, district leaders and education stakeholders to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). During the first six months of […]

OECD’s New Report: Ten Questions for Mathematics Teachers … And How PISA Can Help Answer Them

Sep 23, 2016

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OECD’s New Report: Ten Questions for Mathematics Teachers … And How PISA Can Help Answer Them NOTE: Download the OECD report, Ten Questions for Mathematics Teachers … And How PISA Can Help Answer Them, via this link. Participants Francis (Skip) Fennell, PhD, Professor of Education, McDaniel College (MD); Past President, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics […]

OECD’s New Report on School Leadership for Learning

Aug 17, 2016

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The Alliance for Excellent Education and OECD Present a Briefing on OECD’s New Report on School Leadership for Learning Participants Montserrat Gomendio, Deputy Director of Education and Skills, OECD Bob Wise, President, Alliance for Excellent Education Melinda George, President, National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future (NCTAF) MaryAnn Jobe, Director, Education and Leadership Development, AASA, […]

Blended Learning: Recommendations and Resources

Jun 8, 2016

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Please join Future Ready Schools (FRS) for a webinar that is part of the FRS Leadership Hub, a one-stop-shop of professional learning opportunities for school leaders. This Google Hangout will share the latest action-oriented recommendations and resources from The Learning Accelerator (TLA) to help schools successfully implement blended learning.

Leading Blended and Digital Learning: Creating a Culture Starts with Principals

May 18, 2016

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Leading Blended and Digital Learning: Creating a Culture Starts with Principals Panelists Thomas C. Murray, Director of Innovation, Future Ready Schools, Alliance for Excellent Education Lynn T. Ochs, Senior Learning Designer, Mayerson Academy, Ohio Blended Learning Network Stacey Wang, Director of Personalized Learning, Oakland Unified School District (CA) The shift to Future Ready Schools (FRS) […]

Districts Can Take Action to Support All Students with Data

May 11, 2016

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School districts have a unique responsibility to transform state and federal policies into strategies, practices, and tools that guide teaching and learning in the classroom. Data is a key resource as well as a challenge. Join the Data Quality Campaign (DQC); AASA, the School Superintendents Association; and the Alliance for Excellent Education for a discussion of DQC’s new Four Policy Priorities to Make Data Work for Students and how districts can put these priorities to work to help all students excel in school and beyond.

Improving Teacher Effectiveness and Student Learning Through Comprehensive Induction

May 9, 2016

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Please join the Alliance for Excellent Education (the Alliance) and New Teacher Center (NTC) for a discussion about comprehensive induction for beginning teachers, who make up the biggest segment of the nation’s largest occupation.

Personalized Learning: Meeting the Needs of Students with Disabilities and English Learners

May 4, 2016

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Personalized Learning: Meeting the Needs of Students with Disabilities and English Learners Opening Remarks: James H. Wendorf, Executive Director, National Center for Learning Disabilities Presenters David Chard, Dean, Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, Southern Methodist University Lindsay Jones, Vice President and Chief Policy and Advocacy Officer, National Center for Learning Disabilities […]

Career Pathways: Exploring the Partnership Pipeline

May 4, 2016

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Senate Career and Technical Education Caucus, in Conjunction with the Alliance for Excellent Education, Invite You to Attend an Event Career Pathways: Exploring the Partnership Pipeline Moderator Monica Almond, Ph.D., Senior Policy and Advocacy Associate, Alliance for Excellent Education Panelists Scott Ralls, Ph.D., President, Northern Virginia Community College (VA) John Snavely, Ed.D., Superintendent, Porterville Unified […]

Creating Aligned and Rigorous College and Career Pathways Between K–12 and Community College Partners

May 2, 2016

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The Alliance for Excellent Education Invites You to Attend a Webinar Creating Aligned and Rigorous College and Career Pathways Between K–12 and Community College Partners Panelists Salomon Davila, Dean, Economic and Workforce Development, Pasadena City College (CA) Phillip Lovell, Vice President of Policy and Advocacy for Comprehensive High School Reform, Alliance for Excellent Education Marisa […]

NAEP’s Technology and Engineering Literacy Assessment: A New Approach to Assessment

Apr 21, 2016

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We live in a world shaped by technology: the computers and smartphones we use, the cars and planes we travel in, the homes and offices we inhabit; the food, clothes, entertainment, and medical care are all created and driven by technology. Technology is also at the root of critical challenges faced by society, such as linking experts throughout the world, searching for sustainable energy, and developing environmentally friendly agriculture to feed a growing world population.

District Strategies for Achieving Digital Equity

Apr 14, 2016

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On May 6, 2016 the Alliance for Excellent education and the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) held a webinar on District Strategies for Achieving Digital Equity. With the recent announcement by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that it will modernize its Lifeline Program to make high-speed broadband service more affordable for low-income families, digital equity has moved to the forefront of the federal policy agenda.

#GoOpen: Using Open Educational Resources to Develop Dynamic Digital Content for Classrooms

Apr 13, 2016

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#GoOpen: Using Open Educational Resources to Develop Dynamic Digital Content for Classrooms Panelists Andrew Marcinek, Senior Advisor, U.S. Department of Education Tom Murray, Director of Innovation, Future Ready Schools, Alliance for Excellent Education On May 31, 2016 Future Ready Schools (FRS) held a webinar as part of the FRS Leadership Hub, a one-stop-shop of professional […]

Communicating K–12 Student Data Privacy to Parents and Stakeholders

Mar 31, 2016

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In recent years, student data privacy has emerged as a major issue in education and political arenas. Recent news coverage and social media conversations about student data access, especially as it relates to outside service providers, have heightened the public’s overall interest in the security of student data. A significant challenge that school districts face is how to communicate about student data privacy.

Understanding the National Education Technology Plan

Mar 31, 2016

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The 2016 NETP, Future Ready Learning: Reimagining the Role of Technology in Education, articulates a vision of equity, active use, and collaborative leadership to make everywhere, all-the-time learning possible. While acknowledging the continuing need to provide greater equity of access to technology itself, the plan goes further to call upon all involved in American education to ensure equity of access to transformational learning experiences enabled by technology. The principles and examples provided in the plan align with Title IV A (Activities to Support the Effective Use of Technology) of the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015.

2016 Linked Learning Opportunities: How the New Federal Education Law Supports Quality Linked Learning

Mar 8, 2016

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This webinar will provide an overview of the vision for the Linked Learning field over the next five years; highlight the recent recognition of the expansion of Linked Learning by the White House as a next-generation high school initiative; discuss how the new federal law can specifically support the implementation of high quality Linked Learning in California; and highlight specific strategies that state and district leaders can use with the new federal policy to support, sustain, and advance the work of ensuring that all of California’s students are truly college and career ready upon graduating from high school.

OECD’s New Report on Supporting Teacher Professionalism

Jan 28, 2016

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The Alliance for Excellent Education, NCTAF, and OECD Invite You to OECD’s New Report on Supporting Teacher Professionalism Friday, February 12, 2016 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (ET) Presenters Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Nicole Gavin, PhD, […]

Teaching for Deeper Learning for All Students

Jan 6, 2016

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On February 2, 2016, the Alliance for Excellent Education (the Alliance) and the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future (NCTAF) held their third webinar in a series designed to explore the conditions needed to support great teaching for deeper learning. The promising practices, recommendations, and lessons learned will inform a collective effort, led by NCTAF, around supporting great teaching.

The Graduation Effect: The Economic Impact of a High School Diploma

Nov 24, 2015

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In this webinar, panelists will discuss the Graduation Effect—the impact enjoyed by individuals, families, communities, states, and the nation when young people graduate from high school—and share brand-new data from the Alliance for Excellent Education’s (the Alliance) economic model demonstrating the positive national, state, and metro-level impacts to be had if 90 percent of students graduate from high school.

Student Tech Teams: From Creation to Implementation

Nov 16, 2015

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On December 15, 2015, Future Ready Schools held a webinar in its FRS Leadership Network, a one-stop shop of professional learning opportunities for school leaders. This Google Hangout explored the creation, implementation, and use of student tech teams.

Learning Spaces Design: Creating Spaces That Work for Kids

Nov 16, 2015

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Please join Future Ready Schools in a webinar that is part of its Leadership Network, a one-stop shop of professional learning opportunities for school leaders. This Google Hangout will explore the need for schools to transform learning spaces to better meet the needs of today’s learners.

Most Likely to Succeed: A Screening and Discussion on Next-Generation High Schools

Nov 4, 2015

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The Alliance for Excellent Education and Change the Equation, in Conjunction with the White House Next Gen High School Summit, Invite You to Most Likely to Succeed: A Screening and Discussion on Next-Generation High Schools   U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) Edward Brown, Graduate, Springfield Renaissance School (MA) Ted Dintersmith, Executive Producer, Most Likely to […]

Maximizing Teacher Agency in Professional Learning

Oct 19, 2015

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On November 10, 2015 the Alliance for Excellent Education (the Alliance) and the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future (NCTAF) held the second in a series of webinars exploring the conditions needed to support great teaching for deeper learning. The promising practices, recommendations, and lessons learned inform a collective effort, led by NCTAF, around supporting great teaching. This joint webinar focused on an important component of effective professional learning: maximizing teacher agency. What are the practices and conditions that draw upon educator expertise, build their capacity to become good consumers of professional learning, and give them choices that lead to improvements in the instructional practice they most need to improve student learning?

Transform Your District’s Professional Learning: How the Edcamp Model Can Empower Educators and Transform Culture

Oct 16, 2015

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The Alliance for Excellent Education Invites You to a Attend a Future Ready Schools Webinar Transform Your District’s Professional Learning: How the Edcamp Model Can Empower Educators and Transform Culture Panelists Hadley Ferguson, Executive Director, Edcamp Foundation Tom Murray, State and District Digital Learning Director, Alliance for Excellent Education On October 27, 2015 Future Ready […]

Raising the Bar for the Quality of Career Preparation Pathways: Apprenticeships

Sep 11, 2015

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On October 2, 2015, the Alliance for Excellent Education and Asia Society held a webinar on the pressing need and vast opportunity to prepare students for a range of meaningful career opportunities through apprenticeships. The Asia Society’s Global Cities Education Network works to identify international best practice in creating robust approaches to career preparation pathways. The webinar explored how the U.S. education system can connect the needs of adolescents with the needs of the economy and signal to employers that high school graduates have the requisite skills and knowledge for high-need, high-skill positions.

College- and Career-Readiness Assessments: Results Are (Coming) In

Aug 25, 2015

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Please join the Alliance for Excellent Education for a webinar to examine in depth new state assessments to measure student performance against college- and career-readiness standards.

Technology, Training, and Teaming to Ensure Great Teaching for All Students

Aug 6, 2015

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On August 25, 2015 the Alliance for Excellent Education and the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future (NCTAF) held the first in a series of webinars exploring the conditions needed to support great teaching for deeper learning. The promising practices, recommendations, and lessons learned informed a collective effort, led by NCTAF, around supporting great teaching.

Reinventing America’s High Schools: SIG-Approved Evidence-Based Whole-School Reform

Jul 9, 2015

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On July 23, 2015, the Alliance held a webinar featuring a School Improvement Grant (SIG)–approved evidence-based whole-school reform model developed by the Institute for Student Achievement (ISA), which gave school districts (both SIG-receiving and non–SIG-receiving) an overview of ISA’s effective high school reform model that could turn around their persistently low-performing high schools.