Webinar: Improving Instruction

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Good Instruction for All (Webinar 1)

April 19, 2016

Presenter: Jacob Williams

In this webinar we’ll look at teaching practices that promote high-quality and equitable instruction for all students, regardless of their backgrounds. Participants in this webinar will be introduced to these three evidence-based elements of effective instruction:

  • Explicit/systematic Instruction with Scaffolding: how ensuring the language of instruction is clear, concrete and presented in a systematic differentiated manner can facilitate equitable learning opportunities.
  • Multiple Opportunities to Practice and Respond: how providing multiple exposures to students can help facilitate equitable access to presented content
  • Immediate and Corrective Feedback: ways it can and should be used in teaching and learning

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Universal Design for Learning (Webinar 2)

May 5, 2016

Presenter: Jacob Williams

The goal of instruction is not exclusively to ensure all learners—including culturally diverse and students with special needs—master content knowledge, but to ensure learners master the learning process. This webinar will provide participants an overview of the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework. UDL is a planning and delivery framework recognized as a best practice in the federal Every Student Succeeds Act. UDL seeks to improve learning for all students by increasing meaningful access and reducing barriers for diverse learners of all cultures and backgrounds.

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School Discipline Data Indicators: The What and the How (Webinar 3)

May 18, 2016

Presenter: Jacob Williams

Disproportionate rates of suspension for students of color are a local, state, and national concern. This webinar will help educators use data to reduce racial disproportionality in suspensions and expulsions within their districts. Participants will receive information on how to select, analyze, and interpret discipline data indicators to identify problem areas and monitor progress.

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