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The first one-hour webinar, Developing Teacher Capacity, will share basic research findings and numerous examples of practical applications of these concepts in schools. Some of the topics covered in this webinar include teacher preparation programs and the importance of clinical experience; professional development and the essential role of feedback; the support teachers need on the job and beyond; and how teachers should be entrusted to hold each other accountable. 

This webinar is unique because it arises from a powerful collaboration of many organizations. They are stakeholders that care deeply about public education in this country sharing their collective thoughts on the crucial components for success. Beyond the research concepts, the practical examples of the research at work will help anyone concerned with the meaningful, continuous improvement of schools.

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Do you have to create a growth measure to meet your Evalution criteria? Or do you just want to keep close tabs on your students growth? If so, it’s time to start thinking about writing it. Join us for this one hour webinar to learn how to write a quality GM that will help you measure your students growth AND help you monitor and adjust your instruction to ensure both your students and you meet your goals.

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This one-hour webinar will highlight some of the best, most successful labor/management collaboration in American schools. Representatives from The School Superintendents Association (AASA) along with leaders from the ABC School District in California will move webinar participants past the rhetoric of labor/management collaboration and provide real-world, researched-based examples and highlight working partnerships.

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Whether you are a first year classroom teacher, career changer, or a veteran teacher, you need strategies to connect with and engage students.Are you interested in finding out which strategies have been found most effective?

This webinar, as part of AFT’s Professional Learning Strategies Series will unpack a number of evidence/research-based methods for classroom management and student engagement. You will also be able to access downloadable resources produced by AFT and other education partners!

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Participants in this webinar will be provided some foundational strategies that can used to improve literacy instruction for students with complex communication needs (CCN). This webinar will be interactive and will feature take-aways that may be adopted and implemented across a number of learning environments.

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K-8 Math Teachers: Come learn about Teacher Advisor With Watson, IBM Citizenship's free online tool designed to help you in your planning. Attendees will see hands-on examples of how to leverage Teacher Advisor to thoughtfully supplement district curriculum, more easily differentiate instruction, and address the needs of diverse learners in the k-8 math classroom. 

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The Ten Principles of Thinking Mathematics constitute a practical, research-based approach that can be applied to all grade levels without any textbook or additional resources. This webinar provides an introduction to these ten "teacher moves" that will transform the math classroom into a place where students are able to feel confident, are willing to take risks, and are able to find success!

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How can we apply the lessons of the film Schindler’s List toward standing up to hatred in our own communities? How do you engage students in conversations around racism, antisemitism and other forms of hatred?

Join AFT President Randi Weingarten, Laura Tavares with Facing History and Ourselves, and the National Council for the Social Studies for a conversation with Steven Spielberg, the Oscar-winning director of Schindler’s List. To commemorate the 25th anniversary and re-release of the film, Mr. Spielberg will discuss the legacy of Schindler’s List, its impact on Holocaust education, and the importance of responding to hatred in our communities today.

During this free webinar, we will also share:

  • Reflections from Schindler’s list survivor Rena Finder
  • Effective strategies to prepare students to be thoughtful, emotionally engaged viewers of the film
  • Lesson ideas to connect this historical moment to contemporary events
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How can we apply the lessons of the film Schindler’s List toward standing up to hatred in our own communities? How do you engage students in conversations around racism, antisemitism and other forms of hatred?

Join AFT President Randi Weingarten, Laura Tavares with Facing History and Ourselves, and the National Council for the Social Studies for a conversation with Steven Spielberg, the Oscar-winning director of Schindler’s List. To commemorate the 25th anniversary and re-release of the film, Mr. Spielberg will discuss the legacy of Schindler’s List, its impact on Holocaust education, and the importance of responding to hatred in our communities today.

During this free webinar, we will also share:

  • Reflections from Schindler’s list survivor Rena Finder
  • Effective strategies to prepare students to be thoughtful, emotionally engaged viewers of the film
  • Lesson ideas to connect this historical moment to contemporary events
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AFT in collaboration with CCSSO will share the new and exciting work underway in 10 states where state education teams have committed to developing state plans to: 1. diversify the educator workforce and 2. ensure future and current teachers demonstrate culturally relevant teaching practices.

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Join us for an in depth look at what teaching and learning that prepares students for the future looks like and the different ways states are supporting districts to identify and adopt high-quality instructional materials aligned to state standards; and plan for professional learning that supports teachers to implement these materials.

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How can we get more out of our mentor-mentee relationships? This crucial practice is essential for supporting early childhood educators develop their careers and skills. Mastering the ability to effectively structure your mentoring relationship is key, regardless of your role.

This webinar explores and expands upon the strategies provided by the AFT’s Supporting Teachers as Learners: A Guide for Mentors and Coaches in Early Care and Education by Marcy Whitebook and Dan Bellm. Register today and take your mentoring relationship to the next level!

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Research shows that teachers are the most important school-based factor for student achievement. Research also shows that supportive leadership is just as important. This webinar will share the latest thinking on the science of adolescent learning and the critical role building leaders play in providing the necessary conditions and instructional support to align the science to educational practices.

Join our webinar and hear lessons on school leadership from around the world, and hear how these lessons are being used in US schools today.

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Have you ever thought to yourself: I reviewed the standards, completed the lesson plan template, included engaging activities, and even utilized backwards mapping. The students were engaged, but my assessment says something different. Why do my assessment results not reflect my A+ lesson design?

Then you need to attend this session. Join inspiring educators Bobb Darnell and Rosalind LaRocque to learn how to identify:

  • Gaps in lesson planning;
  • Key processes essential to effective lesson planning; and
  • Students’ attributes that are usually not considered during lesson planning that should be.

Together, we will examine often overlooked approaches in lesson design so your next assessment is reflective of your successful planning and teaching.

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Community schools: What are they, and how can these schools improve student competencies, pedagogic outcomes and school climate? By participating in this webinar, you will learn from educators at the United Federation of Teachers and the Baltimore Teachers Union about how community schools—which enable powerful learning through expanded opportunity and deep networks of partnerships—can also create hands-on learning experiences to ensure student success in the classroom while reducing demands on school staff.

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