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Free Professional Development Webinars

Stay informed about new trends and current topics in education with our recorded professional development webinars. Access them during prep time or anytime at your convenience—at no charge!

Most recordings are 35 minutes or less and all include the downloadable PowerPoint file and bonus handouts.

Looking for a webinar recording on a specific topic? Email us and tell us! 

 Available Recordings  

The Schoolwide Cluster Grouping Model: Challenging Gifted Students and Improving Achievement for All presented by Susan Winebrenner, M.S., and Dina Brulles, Ph.D., authors of The Cluster Grouping Handbook: A Schoolwide Model: How to Challenge Gifted Students and Improve Achievement for All
 

If your school is looking for a cost-effective way to provide gifted-education services in a way that challenges gifted students on a daily basis and yield positive achievement effects for other students as well, this webinar is for you! This two-part webinar is approximately 50 minutes each.

Part 1: Participants will learn how to implement and support the Schoolwide Cluster Grouping Model (SCGM), group students for maximum achievement, prepare cluster teachers for success in the model, and build staff and parental support. 

Part 2: Participants will learn effective teaching strategies for challenging all students in the gifted-cluster class.

Click here to learn more or to access the free webinar recording. 


 

Why 21st Century Kids Need 21st Century Support presented by Annie Fox, M.Ed., author of the Middle School Confidential™ series and Too Stressed to Think?

Adults have enormous potential for supporting positive, schoolwide social change. This three-part webinar for parents and teachers provides unique opportunities to explore the reality of today’s school experience from the kids’ perspective. By providing an understanding of adolescent brain function and insight into how self-perceptions can work against self-confidence, Annie helps parents and teachers give students what they need for healthy social-emotional development in middle school and beyond, while encouraging more respectful and inclusive behavior at school and at home.

Each section of this three-part webinar is approximately 30 minutes.

Part 1: Too Stressed to Think?

Part 2: Real Friends vs. the Other Kind

Part 3: Guiding Your Child Toward Independence

Click here to learn more or to access the free webinar recording.


 

Preparing the Next Generation of K–12 Student Leaders presented by Mariam G. MacGregor, M.S., author of Building Everyday Leadership in All Teens, the companion student workbook Everyday Leadership, and Teambuilding with Teens.

Understand, create, and measure student leadership programs in your K–12 school with this dynamic webinar series from teen leadership expert Mariam MacGregor.

Part 1: What You Need to Know: Basics to Designing Student Leadership Programs

Part 2: Creating a K-12 Student Leadership Continuum

Part 3: Measuring Leadership Learning and Promoting an Ongoing Culture of Leadership

Click here to learn more or to access the free webinar recording.

 


 

 

Webinar Archives

These archived recordings of live online webinars are available to download free of charge. Take advantage of our authors’ expertise without trekking to a convention center. Each of these webinar archives with help you stay informed about new trends and current topics in education.

  
Building the Capacity in Students (PreK–Grade 8) to Effectively Respond to Bullying

Presenter: Katia S. Petersen, Ph.D.

Download the webinar archive, which includes free bonus downloads.

 
This webinar supports anyone who wants to create a school environment and classroom climate that infuses a sense of safety and belonging for all students. You will take away specific ideas and strategies to engage kids in:

  • learning how to get along with others
  • accepting responsibility for their actions
  • making better choices when it comes to bullying behavior 

Presented by Dr. Katia Petersen, educator and author of Safe & Caring Schools®, this webinar is for classroom teachers, program coordinators and principals, and district staff. As proven during years of field testing, this approach can change behavior in groups of children and can effect a systemic change in a school or district.

 
 


 

 
Bullying Prevention and Conflict Resolution: Tips and Strategies You Can Use Today

Presenter: Naomi Drew, M.A.

Download the webinar archive, which includes free bonus downloads.

Gain powerful tools that will make your classroom a more peaceful place. Take away concrete, hands-on activities for bullying prevention and conflict resolution that you can use with your students right away, including:

  • Ways to foster kindness and compassion
  • How to help kids be “upstanders” for peers who are mistreated
  • Six steps for working out conflicts

Naomi Drew, M.A., is recognized around the world as an expert on conflict resolution, peacemaking, and bullying prevention. Her work has been instrumental in introducing the skills of peacemaking to public education and has been recognized by educational leaders throughout the country.

 

  


 

 
Advancing Differentiation: Thinking and Learning for the 21st Century

Presenter: Richard M. Cash, Ed.D.

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In this webinar, Dr. Richard Cash introduces the twenty-first-century skills essential for the future success of our learners. Dr. Cash provides you with ready-to-use differentiated instruction techniques for developing student thinking and ways to encourage students to be more autonomous in their own learning.

This webinar provides ways of maximizing differentiated instruction to:

  • Build achievement motivation and self-regulation
  • Set new roles for student and teacher that encourage learner autonomy
  • Inspire your students’ passion and creativity
  • Employ cutting-edge techniques for designing rigorous E4 curriculum (Effective, Engaging, Enriching, and Exciting)

As we enter the second decade of the twenty-first century, we must advance differentiated instruction to the next level. This means going beyond modifying content, process, product, and environment, and addressing the advanced thinking and learning skills that are essential for success in this age of globalization, technology, and innovation.

Dr. Cash has given hundreds of workshops, presentations, and staff development sessions throughout the United States and Europe. The research-based strategies and techniques for differentiated instruction that he offers are proven to increase student achievement. His greatest passion is helping teachers recognize the various talents all children possess and create engaging learning experiences to encourage those talents to flourish.