lead4ward virtual learning open sessions
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FOR LEADERS
Accountability – Leading with Confidence in 2020-21 (3 hour virtual)
Sept. 28 • hosted by lead4ward and ESC 7 • 8:30am – 11:30am only

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The waiver of assessment/accountability in 2019-20 allowed districts to focus on what mattered most – the health/safety of students/staff. Entering the 2020-21 school year, school leaders will have more questions than ever around these topics. This session will provide an overview of data measures that are included in the A-F Accountability system and how those measures still form the foundation for sound instructional leadership, whether the instruction is face-to-face or virtual.

What you will learn:

  • Understand the data measures included in the A-F Accountability system
  • Connect accountability data measures to instruction – to the benefit of teachers and students
  • Any updates on 2020-21 accountability as of the date of the session

Your solution for:

  • Understanding the indicators and data measures included in the A-F Accountability system
  • Interpreting and taking action based on the intentional design of the system

 

FOR LEADERS & TEACHERS
engaging learners across environments [virtual]
Sept. 29 • hosted by lead4ward and ESC 3
morning session (8:30am – 11:30am) or afternoon session (1:00pm – 4:00pm)

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Do you want to be a dynamic, effective teacher in a virtual environment? Then, student engagement will be a critical component of your virtual instruction! In this session, teachers will increase both their competence and confidence in delivering engaging, rigorous instruction for both in-person (where students must be socially distanced) and virtual learning environments.

What you will learn:

  • how teachers can get started by setting up an engaging, productive virtual learning environment
    • setting up the teacher’s virtual teaching space
    • setting up the student’s virtual learning space
    • establishing virtual norms
    • developing virtual classroom routines
  • how to proactively address classroom management issues in a virtual learning environment
  • how teachers can promote engagement by partnering virtual platform features (camera, chat, breakout rooms) with
    four of lead4ward’s instructional tools

    • quickchecks
    • think it up
    • thinking stems
    • instructional strategies playlist

Your solution for:

  • helping teachers learn how to set up virtual classrooms
  • increasing teachers’ competence in using engaging strategies within virtual platforms for both in-person (socially distanced)
    and virtual instruction
  • increasing teachers’ confidence in delivering instruction that engages and challenges students to learn

 

FOR LEADERS
Accountability for Leaders (3 hour virtual)
Oct. 14 • hosted by lead4ward and ESC 3 • 8:30am – 11:30am only

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The waiver of state and federal assessment and accountability systems for 2019-20 was intended to allow districts and campuses to focus on what mattered most in finishing the 2019-20 school year – the health and safety of students, staff, families and school communities. Entering the 2020-21 school year, school leaders will face more questions than ever about assessment and accountability.

accountability for leaders is a virtual learning session that is designed to provide a broad overview of the data measures that are
included in the A-F Accountability system.

What you will learn:

  • Understand the data measures included in the A-F Accountability system
  • Connect accountability data measures to instruction – to the benefit of teachers and students
  • Any updates on 2020-21 accountability as of the date of the session

Your solution for:

  • Understanding the indicators and data measures included in the A-F Accountability system
  • Interpreting and taking action based on the intentional design of the system

 

FOR LEADERS & TEACHERS
monitoring student progress across environments [virtual]
Oct. 21 • hosted by lead4ward and ESC 3
morning session (8:30am – 11:30am) or afternoon session (1:00pm – 4:00pm)

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How do we “grade” beyond the numbers? Evaluating student learning in a virtual environment is critical for ensuring rigor and measuring student progress. In this session, teachers will increase both their competence and confidence in collecting varied evidence of learning in both synchronous and asynchronous virtual learning environments.

What you will learn:

  • how to align evidence of learning and “doing the right thing for students” with district grading policies
  • how to collect and evaluate various types of student work
  • how to use lead4ward’s Quickchecks and the Instructional Strategies Playlist as informal assessment tools
  • how to leverage virtual tools to assign and collect meaningful student work
  • how to quickly develop and use rubrics to evaluate virtual student work

Your solution for:

  • grading in a virtual learning environment
  • collecting multiple assessment measures for attestation of student progress/growth

 

FOR LEADERS & TEACHERS
re·imagine – think! 2020 [virtual]
think! conference oct – dec 2020
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We imagined and then we re-imagined because that’s what thinkers do. We are excited to be able to bring this year’s think! conference to you in a virtual format with learning experiences that are relevant, engaging, and just-in-time for wherever we are. We will learn with and from other innovative thought leaders like you, who have a vision of how to truly make a difference.

We can’t just reimagine what we do, we have to reimagine who we are. Join us to:

  • re.imagine laughter and leadership
  • re.imagine relationships and rigor
  • re.imagine creativity and collaboration
  • re.imagine energy and evidence

Kids deserve educators like you who are brave enough to re.imagine learning through authentic and meaningful experiences that will change the world. Let’s do this. #reimagine4ward

who: teachers, leaders, thinkers

when: think thursdays oct 22, 29, nov 5, 12, 19, dec 3

what: your registration will include:

  • opening keynote session in the afternoon on oct. 22
  • 4 days (oct 29, nov 5, 12, & 19) of innovative learning sessions to choose from with morning and afternoon options
  • fun opportunities to connect, laugh, energize, and create with other participants throughout the conference
  • closing keynote session in the morning on dec. 3

where: wherever you are