The Intersection of Afterschool and SEL for 21st Century Readiness - Wednesday, October 11th @ 11am
Research is clear that social and emotional learning (SEL) is integral in supporting the academic, personal, and professional development of young people. Building upon a session at the 2017 Ready By 21 Conference in Austin, TX, this webinar will highlight national research and best practices from around the country to explore:
- The value of afterschool settings in cultivating SEL;
- The ways in which SEL can align with 21st century/employability skills over time;
- What developmentally-appropriate social and emotional skill-building looks like in practice;
- The relationship between afterschool program quality and the measurement of SEL practices for the purposes of continuous improvement; and
- How SEL in afterschool settings aligns with other common community goals along the continuum of services for young people.
Carinne Deeds, Senior Policy Associate, American Youth Policy Forum
Erica Curry Van-Ee, Founder, Urban Curry Consulting (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
Daniel Tsin, Director of Data and Accountability, Urban Alliance
Sam Redding, Senior Learning Specialist, Center on Innovations in Learning
Building Bridges: How to Partner Across In-School and Out-of-School - Wednesday, October 18th from 5:30-6:30pm
This webinar is a joint partnership between the National Girls Collaborative and CS for All Teachers, an initiative funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and managed by the American Institutes for Research (AIR).
Designed to be useful for both in-school, formal educators and out-of-school time, informal educators, this webinar will first focus on the benefits for youth of bridging in-school and out-of-school time learning. After support for this approach is covered, practioners who have successfully built this bridge in their communities will share their experiences and lessons learned.
This will be a participatory webinar, and we encourage participants to come with their own successes and challenges to share with the group.
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Key Teaching and Learning Shifts for Personalized Learning: Preparing for Success - Monday, October 23rd @ 2pm
This webinar will focus on the key teaching and learning shifts that occur in successful personalized learning settings over time, including how these shifts can help improve students’ college and career readiness. Participants will learn about the specific skills teachers and students use in many personalized learning settings, the key shifts in instructional planning and delivery, and the ways in which personalized learning settings can help students develop transferable skills and competencies over time. This webinar will feature both national experts and local leaders from districts implementing personalized learning approaches.
- Catherine Jacques, Researcher, American Institutes for Research
- Mark Williams, Technical Advisor, Center on Innovations in Learning
- Sam Redding, Senior Learning Specialist, Center on Innovations in Learning
- Kevin Erickson, Director, KM Perform, Kettle Moraine, Wisconsin; Vice President of Instructional Design, Epiphany Learning
- Rebecca Snyder, English Teacher, Greater Latrobe Senior High School, Latrobe, Pennsylvania; former Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year
Universal Design for Learning: Strategies for Teaching to Students of All Abilities - Thursday, November 2nd from noon - 1pm
Despite the fact that students with disabilities are a heterogeneous group of students, many share similar challenges with complex multi-step problem solving, limited persistence when frustrated, and curricula that is not designed for accessibility. Despite these challenges, there is emerging evidence that students with disabilities can find success in K-12 CS instruction if they are provided with the necessary supports. In this webinar, participants will learn about instructional strategies for supporting students with disabilities in K-12 CS instruction. These strategies will focus on increasing access, engagement, and learning.
Dr. Maya Israel, Associate Professor of Special Education at the University of Illinois
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