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The Use of Explicit Instruction to Intercept the COVID-19 Slide

When our students returned to school for the 20-21 school year, in brick and mortar or virtually, the academic, behavioral, and social emotional impacts of the extended school closures as a result of COVID-19 became increasingly evident, specifically with students that were already identified as at-risk, learning English as a second language, or have a disability. The term, known as the COVID-19 Slide, has been a focus of school leaders and how to address the slide has become a current priority. Join Liliana L. Salazar as she discusses the components of Explicit Instruction and how the use of this evidence-based model will intercept the COVID-19 Slide.

Workplace Fatigue: Preventing Burnout

In the midst of a pandemic, many of us are experiencing heightened senses of stress anxiety and trauma in both our personal and professional lives. The things that used to work may no longer be relevant. Many professionals are struggling to keep their heads above water as they are overwhelmed with mental fog and emotions.

We know that when staff are overwhelmed it can lead to high turnover and lack of productivity. This training looks to provide clarity. Clarity on what workplace fatigue is and how to get back to a place of satisfaction. Satisfaction in both your personal and professional lives. We are not simply educators and administrators. We are whole beings and as such we must deal with our entire selves.

Participants of this training will learn strategies that enhance compassion for self and others, all while increasing feelings of satisfaction.

Bias and Microaggressions in the Classroom

LEAD will explore the impacts of implicit biases, stereotypes, and microaggressions on BIPOC students, educators, and their communities. By the end of the webinar, participants will feel empowered to employ various means of allyship, including self-education, acknowledgment of privilege, use of microinterventions, and the development of cultural humility.

How to Increase Student Engagement in Remote Learning Environments

Do you ever wonder why your students struggle with learning, yet know every word to their favorite songs? The answer involves engagement, attention, and the neuroscience of learning. In this breakout session, global learning expert, Dr. Lana Israel, shares with you science and data behind engaged learning. Discover ways to sustain student interest—in class and in remote learning environments. Learn how to boost student performance and motivation. Find out how this approach has taken students from failing to passing math quizzes in a single web-based session! During this session, Dr. Israel will also share the tenets of active learning she discovered on her personal journey from inquisitive teenager (who pioneered the educational applications of mind mapping) to Harvard/Oxford graduate and beyond. In this time of uncertainty, student engagement is as important as ever. Learning gaps due to school closures have been compounded by ‘Summer Slide.’ We hope that this presentation equips you with innovative ways of supercharging the learning process and starting this school year with fun, new and exciting options for your students.

New Goals for New Times

Students’ learning has been interrupted and the complexities associated with re-engagement and learning gains will not be captured by standardized state assessments alone. This session is designed for public charter school leaders and authorizers interested in revisiting school goals and academic accountability frameworks used for determining school quality. We will consider how goals are currently constructed, which students are expected to achieve, and consider a new approach that responds to the student population and school’s mission.