Tuesday, May 16, 2017
4:00 pm EDT
Supporting exceptional learners is a moral imperative; education is a civil right. Students with vulnerabilities can and must be supported in more proactive, systematic, and successful ways. If it's predictable, it’s preventable.
We can predict that students will bring different learning styles, interests, needs, and readiness levels to core learning environments; let’s prevent frustration and the wasting of time by being ready with differentiated supports (inspired by UDL), particularly scaffolded supports so that highly vulnerable students can successfully access priorities within fully inclusive classrooms. This is Tier 1 of RTI/MTSS. We can predict that some students will need more time to master core priorities and that other students will benefit from enrichment; let’s prevent students from falling behind and other students from missing opportunities to reach greater depths of learning by embedding buffer time into our unit plans. This is Tier 2 of RTI/MTSS. We can predict that some students will have significant deficits in foundational skills; let’s prevent continued failure and frustration by providing students with immediate and targeted interventions that explicitly address these needs. This is Tier 3 of RTI/MTSS.
Whether a student is gifted, is learning English as a second language, or has a specific learning disability, all students can learn at high levels, all students can show significant growth, and all students deserve our love and support. From academic skills to behavioral skills such as social-emotional learning, self-regulation, growth mindset, and perseverance, RTI/MTSS has an unmatched research-based potential to support schools and staffs in their service to students. Presented by Dr. Chris Weber, a national recognized expert, author and presenter on differentiation, PLCs, RTI, behavior and blended learning.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
4:00 or 7:00 pm EDT
Today’s fast-evolving technology landscape can make selecting and implementing solutions at your school complicated, to say the least. From full platforms to simple applications, technology is playing a monumental role in the productivity of administration, the way in which teachers and parents communicate, and how schools as a whole interact both internally and with their community. There are so many factor to consider and so many options to weight when selecting what will work best for you and your school. Join Rick Dye from SchoolInfoApp and Dyanne Griffin from TeacherLists as they give you some guidelines that will help make your next technology selection and implementation successful.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
4:00 pm EDT
This webinar will walk attendees through the rationale for inclusive education in Catholic schools and provide practical tools and examples of how to prepare your school or classroom for inclusive practices in the upcoming school year. Resources will be shared and there will be opportunities for Q & A. Presented by NCEA Director of Professional Development, Dr. Pamela Bernards.
Thursday, May 25, 2017
4:00 pm EDT
The American Federation for Children, the nation’s voice for education choice, will highlight recent legislative developments in the private school choice arena, both in states and at the federal level. Learn about new, and newly expanded voucher, tax credit, and ESA programs around the country and learn about how to get more involved with school choice in your state.