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 Education Elements hosts a variety of webinars around various topics, such as school leadership development, personalized learning implementation, strategic planning, and more. Keep up to date with all the Ed Elements webinars and be sure to join us to get your learning going!


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Raising All Voices: Bringing Your Whole Self to the "New" Educational Workplace- COVID-19 Webinar Series

Audience: District Leaders

July 7, 2020 @ 11am PT/2pm ET Rescheduling, but registration is open

The current state of education is a result of the uncertainty created by the invisible. There have been drastic shifts to homes becoming schools. Family members are becoming teachers, and teachers are becoming teachers of their own children for the better part of the last half of the academic year. We have come to an inflection point about who we are and what we can and should bring to the workplace. Now, more than ever, we can define how we bring ourselves to our work.

In a conversation with former Chief Family Officer, Arliss Prass, and Jermaine Gassaway, an author and Principal of a charter School in Tennessee, we will explore this idea of what it means to bring one's whole self to our new educational workplace. They will provide insight for families and teachers who see themselves in a space where they have never been before, yet are needed there more than ever.

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Planning for the New Normal of Teacher Competencies- Guest Webinar

Audience: District Leaders

July 14, 2020 @ 12pm PT/3pm ET

The response to COVID-19 tested teacher competencies in new ways, redefining the essential skills and abilities of our educator workforce.

Join us for a conversation about how we might adjust our preparation, recruitment, onboarding, and teacher support to be agile in preparation for various return to school scenarios.

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Teacher Onboarding in the New Normal- COVID-19 Webinar Series

Audience: District Leaders

July 15, 2020 @ 11am PT/2pm ET

How do you prepare a new teacher for the first day of school when they are logging into Zoom, instead of walking into a classroom? How do you make a new teacher feel like they are part of the team, without face-to-face summer PD and a faculty breakfast?

Over the next few weeks, districts and schools across the country will need to adapt their mindsets and approaches to onboarding so that new teachers feel a sense of belonging and preparedness.

Join this interactive session for a mix of reflection activities, new strategies and idea sharing to help you revamp your approach to onboarding.

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Capture the Opportunity: Steps to Redesign School-Level Systems for Equity- COVID-19 Webinar Series

Audience: District Leaders

July 21, 2020 @ 11am PT/2pm ET

As schools and districts plan for return to school in the fall, communities are anticipating changes and pivots to school operations and how learning is provided. Therefore, school-level leaders are in a great position to redesign school-level systems through equity for their marginalized groups of students.

Join this webinar to learn immediate tactical steps to take as a principal or school leadership design team and hear how leaders are inspired to do this work across the country. This webinar is a great opportunity for participants to come as a team to learn and unlearn together.

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Filling Your Leadership Cup for the New Normal- COVID-19 Webinar Series

Audience: District Leaders

July 28, 2020 @ 11am PT/2pm ET

The last several months have taken a toll on education leaders and have left many of us feeling drained and overwhelmed. As we prepare to enter the upcoming school year, it is more important than ever that we are taking the time to reflect and learn, and are operating from a human centered and growth oriented mindset.

This webinar will explore how leaders can prepare for the new year with a renewed sense of purpose and energy for building a better and more equitable school system, and how we can ground ourselves to confront any challenges and unknowns that lie ahead.

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How a Personalized Learning approach can address learning loss- COVID-19 Webinar Series

Audience: District Leaders

August 4, 2020 @ 11am PT/2pm ET

Experts anticipate potentially significant learning loss due to the impacts of COVID-19. This is likely to widen existing inequities in our school. To help students, we must provide increased flexibility, targeted support and student ownership - all elements of good personalized learning.

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 ON-DEMAND WEBINARS 

Planning for the New Normal of Teacher Competencies- COVID-19 Webinar Series

Audience: District Leaders

The response to COVID-19 tested teacher competencies in new ways, redefining the essential skills and abilities of our educator workforce.  Join us for a conversation about how we might adjust our recruitment, onboarding, and teacher support to be agile in preparation for various return to school scenarios.

Access this webinar on demand here.

 

Leaders: How Do You Make Learning a Part of Your Organization's DNA?- COVID-19 Webinar Series

Audience: District Leaders

Research indicates that organizations that embrace a culture of learning to prioritize innovation and agility are more better positioned to thrive in complex unpredictable environments.  The question is, how can learning-- a process which in and of itself takes an investment of time and resources -- work in tandem with strategy and just plain "getting things done?"

During this webinar, participants will learn concrete and actionable strategies to infuse learning into the culture of their organization so that the process not only becomes second nature, but an integral part of the organization's value proposition.

Access this webinar on demand here.

 

How Schools are Redesigning School Operations to Reduce COVID Exposure this Fall

Guest Webinar Hosted with SchoolPass

In a comprehensive survey of over 1,000 schools across the country, SchoolPass asked what methods and procedures K-12 campuses are exploring to minimize COVID exposure in the new school year. At Education Elements, our work to help schools develop return to school plans has shown us that schools and district operations departments are in need of innovative ideas and solutions to address this challenge.

Shelby McIntosh, Managing Partner at Education Elements and Mark Ruiters, SchoolPass Founder/CEO will discuss what the survey findings revealed and how those insights can help school leaders prepare for the school year ahead.

Access this webinar on demand here.

 

Rethinking Teams for Return To School (Part 3)- COVID-19 Webinar Series

Audience: District Leaders

Join us for a conversation about the strategies that teams -- whether central office or teacher teams -- can use to bring joy, create belonging, provide resilience, and prepare us for responding to the rapidly shifting nature of schooling.  This is part 3 of a webinar series. 

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Boldly Reimagining What Is Possible: Designing for More Equitable Schools (Part 2)- COVID-19 Webinar Series

Audience: District Leaders

The flaws and injustices in our educational institutions - that have existed for decades - have become more glaringly obvious as a result of the recent shelter-in-place orders. As we consider how school might look in the coming months and years, we must pause to consider what it will take to ensure we do not recreate the highly imperfect structures of our past. Join us for a conversation about designing for educational equity. This is part 2 of a webinar series. 

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Take a Chance: A Discussion About Bringing Equity to the Remote Work Environment (Episode 4)-

COVID-19 Webinar Series

Audience: District Leaders

Our current normal may not be all that new – or normal for that matter. As workplaces and spaces have moved to the web, so have our work habits. However, now our virtual offices give our peers, those we manage, and those that manage us, a vantage point into who we are as people.

This new perspective could become normal and a good “new normal” if we take the time to ensure that our approach to remote working environments is an equitable one.

Anthony Kim (aka @Anthonx) and David Hardy (aka @dhardyjr on Twitter) will have a wide-ranging conversation about how to create remote work environments where everyone can “be seen” and “bring their whole selves.

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The Impact of Equity: From Cradle to Careers- COVID-19 Webinar Series

Audience: District Leaders

In our rapidly changing world, the full impact of COVID-19 is yet to be determined. It may take years before we are able to reflect on our new reality and the new world that has been created. These realities will continue to raise the question of what equity will look like for the next generation of students and citizens. The one absent voice has been the voice of that next generation.

In this conversation, David Hardy, Managing Partner at Education Elements, will engage in a reunion of sorts with four of his former students who are now a year away from college graduation and entering this new normal as college graduates looking to find their place in the world. We will hear from them about the lessons they have learned in their education journey and what is needed to create educational equity for those that follow them.

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How Can We Help Our Students Breathe? | Virtual Panel Discussion with TABSE- COVID-19 Webinar Series

Audience: District Leaders

The disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on the Black community, and the repeated killing and harassment of Black people has been put on display for the world to see. 

Join a panel discussion led by TABSE (the Texas Alliance of Black School Educators) that will include the voice of our youth, law enforcement, and educators, address recent and past injustices, and give us insight about what we can do to act.

Watch this webinar on demand here.

 

From District Leaders, for District Leaders: A panel on Building Your Responsive Return Plans for 2020-2021 (Part 1B)- COVID-19 Webinar Series

Audience: District Leaders

As the school year ends, many districts are already preparing for the fall - this amid ongoing ambiguity about what states, and local health agencies may require. Join us as we listen to leaders from three districts as they share their process of return to school planning, their practical tips on how to begin, and what they wish they knew about return planning before getting started. Part 1B of a webinar series. 

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Take a Chance: A Discussion About Bringing Equity to the Remote Work Environment (Episode 3)- COVID-19 Webinar Series

Audience: District Leaders

Our current normal may not be all that new – or normal for that matter. As workplaces and spaces have moved to the web, so have our work habits. However, now our virtual offices give our peers, those we manage, and those that manage us, a vantage point into who we are as people.

This new perspective could become normal and a good “new normal” if we take the time to ensure that our approach to remote working environments is an equitable one.

Anthony Kim (aka @Anthonx) and David Hardy (aka @dhardyjr on Twitter) will have a wide-ranging conversation about how to create remote work environments where everyone can “be seen” and “bring their whole selves.

Access this webinar on demand here.

 

From Frameworks to Prototypes: Building Your Responsive Return Plans for 2020-2021 (Part 1)- COVID-19 Webinar Series

Audience: District Leaders

Most states around the country are in the midst of preparing guidance for back-to-school, while our best practices continue to rapidly evolve. That leaves districts to prepare for the next school year under ambiguous conditions. 

Learn more about how we approach planning for a return through a responsive lens that allows you to navigate this ambiguity, with a concrete 4-part framework that will enable your teams and districts to prepare for different scenarios for return. 

This is part 1 of a webinar series. 

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Trauma Informed Leadership: Building Resilient School Communities- COVID-19 Webinar Series

Audience: District Leaders

The current circumstances are demanding more from us, and from our organizations than ever before. Resilience will be key to how we navigate our responses - resilience for ourselves, our leaders, educators and students. Join a conversation as we explore how to factor this into our return planning and support our communities.

Join us May 21st with Elena Aguilar, author, and resiliency and coaching expert from Bright Mornings, along with Andrea Goetchius and Megan Campion, from Education Elements, as they discuss helping district leaders navigate and respond to these complex questions.

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The NEW Team Habits - The Meeting Habit

When teams adopt the Meeting Habit: We Lead Check-Ins, teams will not only shift the way they begin their meetings, but ultimately improve the trust, engagement, and culture of that team.

Join the upcoming webinar to:

  • Develop team habits you can implement to make meetings a powerful place to change the way we engage and work with each other

  • Shift the way you start your meetings to change the tone, engagement, and ultimately culture, of your organization

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Rethinking Teacher Support in Response to COVID-19- COVID-19 Webinar Series

Audience: Teachers

While our school buildings are closed, learning is still happening and teachers are still teaching. The opportunities and constraints as a result of COVID-19 have caused many of us to rethink how we approach our work--including how we support teachers. In response, coaches, school leaders and district leaders are designing new, more efficient, more effective ways to support teachers at a distance. These innovations solve immediate needs and can be sustained into the future. Join this session to learn and connect with a community of leaders who are driving innovation in teacher support.

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(Episode 2) Take a Chance: A Discussion About Bringing Equity to the Remote Work Environment-COVID-19 Webinar Series

Audience: District Leaders

Our current normal may not be all that new – or normal for that matter. As workplaces and spaces have moved to the web, so have our work habits. However, now our virtual offices give our peers, those we manage, and those that manage us, a vantage point into who we are as people.

This new perspective could become normal and a good “new normal” if we take the time to ensure that our approach to remote working environments is an equitable one.

Anthony Kim (aka @Anthonx) and David Hardy (aka @dhardyjr on Twitter) will have a wide-ranging conversation about how to create remote work environments where everyone can “be seen” and “bring their whole selves”.

Access this webinar on demand.

 

Classroom Communication for Now and for What's Next- COVID-19 Webinar Series

Audience: Teachers, Coaches, District Leaders

Communication has always been an essential skill for teachers. But with the shift to remote learning it has become even more critical that teachers are equipped with the practices and tools to effectively communicate with students and their families.

This webinar is designed for teachers, coaches, or school leaders looking to:

  • Respond to feedback from families that they would like improved communication during remote learning
  • Design communication practices for returning back to on-campus instruction
  • Improve classroom-level communication in general

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Beating the Zoom Fatigue: Best Practices for Virtual Facilitation and Learning- COVID-19 Webinar Series

Audience: Teachers

We’ve all learned that it’s nearly impossible to create the in-person connection leaders, teachers, and students are wholly accustomed to, but there are several best practices that lead to efficient, effective, and yes, even joyful virtual sessions. From preventing Zoom fatigue with bio breaks or using small groups to foster discussion over video, together, we will explore best practices for virtual facilitation as you navigate through the next phase of remote learning.

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Joy on the Job: 3 Games to Infuse Time for your Play in your Day- COVID-19 Webinar Series

Audience: Teachers & Coaches

Join members of the Education Elements team and unwind after a day of work with some retro TV-inspired games! No action items, no deliverables, just fun!

Access this virtual happy hour on demand.

 

COVID-19 Retrospective - Looking in the Mirror- COVID-19 Webinar Series

Audience: District Leaders

One way that the Education Elements team stands out is in how we practice what we preach. As we faced the uncertainty and change that COVID-19 brought to the world, we quickly saw this as an opportunity to live out our principles, try new things, support one another, and continue to grow as a team.

Join our webinar to learn more about what we tried and what we learned over the last 60 days: the good, the bad, and the funny. And now, as we move forward towards ‘Life with COVID-19,’ we will also share how our experiences are shaping the way we plan to tackle our internal work, our client work, and our future as a company.

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Leadership at All Levels: Strategies for Increasing Your Impact as a Teacher Leader- COVID-19 Webinar Series 

Audience: Teachers

In the past two months, teachers around the country have gone and continue to go to great lengths to rapidly learn new skills, develop new or modify existing instructional approaches, and find creative solutions to meet the needs of their students and communities. With the future of our education system remaining uncertain, teachers are positioned to make a tremendous impact as leaders in their communities. During this webinar we will explore:

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The Innovative Leader Workout Plan: Healthy Habits from the New School Rules- COVID-19 Webinar Series

Audience: District Leaders

Keep your innovative leadership habits healthy and strong with some quick New School Rules workouts! You and your team can increase your flexibility and boost your agility with our NSR workout plan.

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Ritual for Remote School: A Conversation with David Hardy & Jaime Casap- COVID-19 Webinar Series

Audience: Coaches, Leaders, Teachers

With the abrupt change to school as we know it, many of us are missing our in-person communities and the rituals that helped to define us. Together with Jaime Casap, Education Evangelist and David Hardy, Managing Partner at Education Elements and former Superintendent, we will explore how schools and districts are now thinking about rituals, as well as suggestions for students as they navigate more self-directed learning and for educators as they close out this school year and plan for the fall.

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6 Ways to Increase Collaboration During (Virtual) PD-COVID-19 Webinar Series

Audience: Coaches, District Leaders

Are you looking for some fun ways to add collaboration to your virtual PD? Join us for an interactive session learning our favorite tips + tricks for bringing joy to remote work. We hope you're ready to play!

Watch this webinar on demand.

 

Keeping Your Strategic Plan Nimble During Times of Change-COVID-19 Webinar Series

Audience: District Leaders

Join us for learning more about keeping your strategic plan nimble during times of change. Our team will share a template for providing updates to your community about which initiatives, district activities, and other operations are continuing, on pause, and sunsetted during COVID-19.

Watch this webinar on demand.

 

Supporting Schools To Enhance Remote Learning-COVID-19 Webinar Series

Audience: District Leaders

District and school leaders are shifting their approach to remote learning from an emergency measure to a foundational system. This approach will serve for the remainder of this year, but can also be called upon if required in the future.

This webinar will share a process to enhance remote learning to be as meaningful as possible by focusing on school priorities, equity, building community, and engaging all school stakeholders.

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Take a Chance: A Discussion About Bringing Equity to the Remote Work Environment-COVID-19 Webinar Series

Audience: District Leaders

Our current normal may not be all that new – or normal for that matter. As workplaces and spaces have moved to the web, so have our work habits. However, now our virtual offices give our peers, those we manage, and those that manage us, a vantage point into who we are as people.

This new perspective could become normal and a good “new normal” if we take the time to ensure that our approach to remote working environments is an equitable one.

Anthony Kim (aka @Anthonx) and David Hardy (aka @dhardyjr on Twitter) will have a wide-ranging conversation about how to create remote work environments where everyone can “be seen” and “bring their whole selves”.

Access this webinar on demand.

 

Responsive Coaching: Listening and Engaging Through Crisis- COVID-19 Webinar Series

Audience: Coaches

In the past few months, schools around the world have had to rapidly reorganize and adapt to our changing environment. The role of the coach has shifted in this “new normal” and we must think about how to use our coaching toolkits to engage teachers.

In this webinar, coaches will learn how to utilize a responsive communication cycle and tools for listening deeply to support teachers and nurture trust.  

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Creating Culture, Connections and Community for District Leaders - COVID-19 Webinar Series

Audience: District Leaders

District leaders were asked to transition everything they would normally do within their school walls to a virtual environment overnight. District and school teams are continuing to find ways to provide meals to students, adjust all meetings to virtual, expedite the distribution of devices, and update as many curriculum resources as possible -- all while trying to keep it together at home. We are starting to see more people get settled into working remotely, and at the same time navigate ways to build team culture and to keep spirits high. Join this webinar to get some ideas to maintain culture, connections and community among your teams!  

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Building & Sustaining Responsive Virtual Cultures as a Coach- COVID-19 Webinar Series

Audience: Coaches

Are you a coach? Do you want to explore how to build and sustain a virtual culture with key stakeholders? Join us as we share practices and ideas from around the country on how to leverage responsive habits and practices to make people feel connected during and beyond COVID-19.

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A Moment of Calm for Educators: Meditation and Self-Care for Yourself and Others- COVID-19 Webinar Series

Audience: Teachers, Coaches

Educators have been hard at work taking care of their school community. Today we'd like to share a moment of calm with you. Educators tend to be very giving of themselves and self-care takes a back seat, so if you're a teacher, a coach, a school leader, or a staff member that needs to re-center and re-energize, this webinar is for you. We hope you take what you learn in this session to share it with your school community and anyone else you think might need it!

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Building A Strong Culture in Times of Change- COVID-19 Webinar Series

Audience: Teachers

Adapting to remote work can be challenging. As educators, we’re primarily focused on ensuring continuity of learning for our students, but we should also be mindful of maintaining continuity of culture within our classrooms and among our teams. During this webinar, participants will learn strategies and best practices for building and maintaining a strong and cohesive team culture while working remotely. 

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Communicating Through the Next Phase of Your Pandemic Response - COVID-19 Webinar Series

With schools across the country in their second month of their pandemic response, districts are beginning to or in the process of implementing continued at-home learning plans and extended closures. With continued closures comes continued cycles of communicating new information to larger school and district communities.

This webinar will share key responsive practices to proactively communicate through the next phase of your COVID response. We will share our best practices for communication with a variety of stakeholders based on principles from the best-selling book, The New School Rules, and a practical cadence for sharing information. 

This webinar will include:

  • Consideration of responsive vs. traditional cycles of communication
  • A framework for communication to various stakeholder groups using responsive practices
  • Best practices for how much and how often you should be communicating through the next phase of school closures.

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Recruiting and Retaining Teachers With an Employee Value Proposition- COVID-19 Webinar Series

At Education Elements, we have identified 8 elements that must work together to increase teacher retention. One of these elements and a critical part of retaining teachers is recruiting and hiring candidates that fit well with your organizational values. This ensures great culture fit and a direct correlation with retention.

In this webinar, you will:

  • Learn about the Employee Value Proposition (EVP) framework
  • Build the profile of your ideal candidate
     Zoom in on recruiting and selecting the right candidates for your school district
  • Join us to learn how you can improve your hiring practices to promote teacher retention

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How COVID-19 has Exposed Education in-Equities- Interactive Virtual Discussion hosted by Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents-

COVID-19 Webinar Series

ALAS was founded to provide a voice for all members on all issues of inequity for all children, but most inherently our LatinX youth. And, now more than ever, ALAS members are in a unique position to create a significant shift in an educational system that was designed to marginalize students of color, status, and need.

Bold thinkers, action-oriented leaders addressing the inequities in the here and now, and what might it look like this summer, beyond the fall, or a year from now.

Join us for a panel discussion with leaders who are navigating these new opportunities and challenges posed by the current global crisis.

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Joy on the Job: 7 Ways to Have Fun While Getting Work Done - Virtual TEACHER Happy Hour-

COVID-19 Webinar Series

Calling all Educators...

Working remote has its ups and downs, but there's certainly ways to make it more fun!  Join us for a virtual Happy Hour with fun activities that translate to bringing joy to remote work.

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Focusing on What is Important to Students Right Now- COVID-19 Webinar Series

In education, we are all experiencing something unprecedented, the entire national education system shut down. For all students, these experiences will come with a range of emotions and will have a lasting impact. How should educators and parents think about what's best for our students? We've heard about Maslow before Bloom.

How do we make that happen? And how do we navigate what's typically expected in a school setting with what's possible and what's needed today?

Join two leaders who have young kids at home with them: Jaime Casap, Chief Google Evangelist for the last 14 years, and David Hardy, a Former Superintendent and Education Elements' Managing Partner, for a conversation as they explore what's important for kids right now.

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Trauma-Informed Leadership- COVID-19 Webinar Series

At Education Elements, we work with leaders to translate principles and points-of-view into practices to shift the way organizations function.

The Trauma-Informed Leadership Webinar will explore some of the key considerations trauma-informed care, and offer leaders practical next steps and resources as they guide their schools and districts through unprecedented challenges.

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SEL and the Shift to Virtual Learning- COVID 19 Webinar Series

How leaders and educators might need to rethink ways to support students virtually, especially when they are no longer in the safe school setting.

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Why Psychological Safety is More Important Than Ever for a Staff Navigating Crisis- COVID 19-Webinar Series

Great teams have strong psychological safety—a climate of openness and the feeling that one can speak up without fear of humiliation. Now more than ever, psychological safety is so important for a staff navigating ambiguity. Each person is a potential source of new information, so how do we ensure everyone feels comfortable to share?

We’ll explore:

  • A deeper dive into psychological safety
  • An understanding of why this matters now more than ever, and
  • Habits to create safety among your teams

Learn real practices you can put into place to create an environment where vulnerability from leadership and team members is welcomed and supported.

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Equity and School Closings- COVID-19 Webinar Series

Teachers and leaders of our education system are the best people for our kids and their future. Their daily efforts to close achievement gaps, provide new opportunities for kids, and ultimately create those lightbulb moments that illuminate each child's potential is nothing short of inspiring.

However, these unprecedented times are creating a challenge that we haven't seen in America, making it difficult for even the best educators to reach all of their students.

Through an idea-generating conversation facilitated by the Education Elements team, we will bring educators from across the country together virtually to initiate a conversation about how inequities in education are exacerbated during times of crisis and the questions it raises for how we educate our future.

We are looking for educators to engage with us in a virtual panel where you all are the experts debating about our current reality. Through an interactive session of questions and ideation, we want all of our participants to leave with thoughts that will invoke future change for their respective communities. Through this session, we will:

  • Take a deeper look at the challenge of school being unavailable for most of our nation's students
  • Open a dialogue between educators about how the inequities in education show up in times of crisis
  • Hear from teachers and leaders from across the country about their solutions and best practices
  • Create a space to ask questions and bring untested ideas about equity to the table

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Building Innovative Structures within Distance Learning Constraints- COVID-19 Webinar Series

Students, teachers and school leaders are often the ones pushing the envelope of what it means to teach and learn in the 21st century.  Unfortunately, these thought leaders and forward thinking practitioners are running into new a set of conditions and constraints during the sudden shift to distance learning .  Despite this constraint, leaders can still create structures that enable new practices and learning models to thrive.

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Virtual Learning Walks to Support Virtual Instruction- COVID-19 Webinar Series

With many states and districts turning to virtual learning during this time, it is important to set clear expectations around virtual learning experiences for students and create structures to support teachers through the transition.

  • This webinar will share best practices around:
  • Virtual instructional expectations and specific roles
  • Helping adults create effective virtual learning experiences
  • Using virtual learning walks to support adult practices to meet student needs.

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Leading Through Uncertainty: Planning for Change, Not Perfection- COVID-19 Webinar Series

During a time where information quickly becomes outdated, leaders must approach their planning with flexibility, and engage in ongoing cycles of planning, reflection, and iteration. We will share best tactical practices to utilize in the process, whether you are: 

  • Trying to wrestle with how to best support distance learning for your students
  • Working to process the vast amount of new information available daily
  • Or trying to plan for learning once school is back

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Leading Through Uncertainty: Sharing Information- COVID-19 Webinar Series

We all know that information is valuable and needs to be shared, but we often get bogged down in determining the right size, the right audience, and the right time for sharing information. Especially in times of uncertainty, it’s critical that the right people have the right information at the right time.

Together, we’ll:

  • Rethink how information is shared
  • Discuss effective strategies for sharing information
  • Determine how to decide who needs to be involved

Join us to be part of a guided process in creating your own strategy for effective and thoughtful communication.

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First 20 Days Of Virtual Learning- COVID-19 Webinar Series

Whether you’re trying to maintain learning, move learning forward, or transform the experience for teachers and students, this webinar will help you think through structures and roles to make the transition to virtual learning smooth. We’ll take a deeper dive into Ed Element’s First 20 Days of Virtual Learning.

You’ll leave this webinar with:

  • Clarity around roles to support virtual learning
  • Practical resources for virtual learning
  • Ideas to transform the learning experience

We invite you to come together and collaborate with us to help bring your virtual learning plans to life.

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Leading Through Uncertainty: Decision Making - COVID-19 Webinar Series

We often use the phrase “safe enough to try” when encouraging teachers and leaders to make decisions and take small risks to improve their practice, with an emphasis on iteration and failing forward.

But what happens when a global pandemic hits? Is anything really safe enough to try in a world exercising abundant caution? Is failure an option?

Together, we’ll discuss how decisions can continue to be made in a responsive way through uncertain times - develop strategies for repurposing time and managing expectations while still delivering results.

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Planning for Long-Term Virtual Learning if COVID-19 Extends School Closures- COVID-19 Webinar Series

Now that you’ve kicked-off virtual learning, what comes next? This webinar will share key decisions to proactively plan for virtual learning past the first initial weeks. As districts begin planning for extended closures, leaders are asking how to facilitate student learning past the first round of emergency remote learning plans. We share strategies to leverage existing resources and people to create a wider range of meaningful learning experiences that support and engage all students. This webinar will share:

  • Consider how best to leverage current resources and expertise to facilitate virtual learning
  • Develop support systems for teachers and leaders to leverage their expertise
  • Create a virtual learning “master schedule” that offers a wider range of learning opportunities

This is the first in a series of webinars. The second webinar will focus on how school leadership teams can plan to support instructional delivery, setup virtual PLC structures, and build virtual/distant culture for students and families.

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VIRTUAL PRINCIPAL INNOVATION SESSION Creating Conditions & Culture to Drive Innovation

March 2, 2020, 11:00 am PT/2:00 PM EST

Trusting, purpose-focused teams create conditions and cultures that drive innovation in schools.

Building an innovative school culture may seem ambiguous, but there are practices and rituals you can put in place to create conditions where forward-thinking ideas thrive

Are you a principal or coach? Do you support school leaders in your role? Join this virtual innovation session to learn practical strategies for nurturing a trusting team and clarifying its purpose.

➡️ Join this Virtual Principal Innovation Session, with Education Elements Partner Justin DeLeon and  Principal Jethro Jones, Fairbanks North Star Borough School District

Check out the recording and the resources here.

 

The NEW Team Habits - The Learning Habit

February 26, 2020, 11:00 am PST/2:00 PM EST

On a responsive team, learning is the engine that drives progress, effectiveness, and innovation. In education, we use the word "learning" dozens of times a day, but don’t often pause to think about what habits it takes to support our adult staff as learners. When teams adopt the Learning Habit: We Talk About Mistakes, we begin to cultivate a culture of trust and belonging, a growth mindset, and psychologically safe spaces to share and learn from failures – the first step toward transformational change. 

This webinar will help you:

  • understand the basics of the learning habit
  • build a culture that encourages and supports your teammates to be learners
  • think about moving from the goal of becoming a learning organization to habit building

Check out the recording and the resources here.

 

Exclusive Virtual Learning Experience [We're Accepting Applications]

Part 1: November 4, 2019, 12:00 PM EST/9:00 AM PST
Part 2: January 15, 2020, 12:00 PM EST/9:00 AM PST

Apply to join Education Elements for a unique virtual learning experience.

If you are accepted, your facilitators, Megan and Kelly, will walk you through the learning cycle known as SEPAD (Spark, Expand, Practice, Apply, Debrief).

Through the learning experience, you’ll have the opportunity as a participant to engage with others from across the country. This event will be limited to 30 participants.

What will participants get out of this 2 part virtual learning experience?

  • Participants will leave the first experience with a project plan to implement an upcoming initiative.
  • In the second experience of the series, participants will be offered an opportunity to debrief, reflect, and iterate on the initiative to ensure ongoing success.

Interested in being a part of this learning experience? Take less than 3 minutes to apply  by October 25, 2019

Check out the resources here. 

 

 

Strategic Planning Buy-in Through Community Engagement

December 16, 2019, hosted by Associate Partners Andrea Goetchius and  Megan Campion This webinar has passed.

Education Elements believes that the process of strategic planning is more important than the plan itself. Having active engagement from all stakeholders is crucial in order to create a plan to respond to the needs of the community.

Families, in particular, play an essential role in supporting their students. Schools also play an important role in building stronger communities with their families.

SchermCo is a social-impact implementation firm that has deep experience and results in purposeful family engagement and empowerment.

Join our co-hosted webinar to learn about the complementary approaches that can help your district thrive. You will discover:

  • The Education Elements approach to strategic planning
  • Strategies to engage families on an ongoing basis
  • How to review and synthesize inputs given from the community

Check out the recording and resources here

 

Developing a Responsive Strategic Plan: Launch & Monitor

November 12, 2019, hosted by Associate Partner Dana Britt and Partner Simma Reingold. This webinar has passed.

Now that we've covered how to set yourself up for success during the strategic planning process, we're talking about how to launch your plan and monitor it to ensure that success.

What we'll cover:

  • How you can build depth and details for one to two years, knowing that new information will lead to pivots
  • What messages and communications you can develop with the broader community in mind
  • Ways to introduce responsive monitoring practices to ensure that the plan is being implemented with fidelity + integrity, as well as driving the impact and outcomes anticipated
  • How to determine leads for each initiative early and provide them clear authority and autonomy, depending on the governance environment

Join us to learn how to ensure the success of your strategic plan now that you've invested the resources in planning for your district!


Check out the recording and resources here

 

The 8 Design Elements of Teacher Retention

October 30, 2019, 12:00 pm PT/3:00 pm ET  hosted by Design Principal Lauren Acree, Senior Design Principal Baltazar Benavides, and Senior Design Principal Maggie Hodge. This webinar has passed.

Teacher retention is one of the most pressing challenges facing schools and districts today. Not only is teacher turnover costly in dollars, it also has costs on student learning. Despite many efforts, there is not one clear approach that can fix this problem.

We believe that there are 8 key design elements to consider at a systems-level when working to improve teacher retention and that understanding these elements in context can help district leaders design effective solutions. In this webinar we will break down two of the eight elements of teacher retention in greater detail: career pathways for teachers and dynamic recruitment.

To learn about these three elements and teacher retention broadly, join the webinar!

Check out the recording and resources here

 

 

The NEW Team Habits Virtual Book Launch Party

October 18th, 2019, 11:30 AM PT This webinar has passed.

You're invited to our virtual book launch party on Friday, October 18th from 11:30 - 12:00pm PT. It'll be a great opportunity to learn more about what The New Team Habits can do for you.

The New Team Habits is a workbook that comes out later this month. The authors created this workbook with schools and educational teams in mind, but is great for any organization that just wants better meetings, projects, and learning on their teams...really, this is a universal desire.

Check out the recording and resources here

 

 

Building New Team Habits: Moving from Theory to Practice

October 8, 2019, 10:00 am PT/1:00 pm ET  hosted by Senior Design Principal Gabrielle Hewitt and Design Principal Justin Toomer This webinar has passed.

Are you a district or school leader who sets goals year after year, but doesn't know how to build buy-in for those goals?
Do you have an ideal vision for where you want your district or school to be but an unclear process for how to get there?
Are your teachers and staff bought into your initiatives, but you don't feel like the initiatives are changing the organization design of your district or schools?

It may be less of a problem with your goals and existing initiatives and more of an issue with the habits and conditions of your team. In our experience working with hundreds of districts, we've learned that in conjunction with goal setting, it is necessary, and sometimes more important to consider the practices, habits, and identity that your team has adopted. This webinar will address this tension and will specifically:

  • help you think about moving from goals to action through habit building
  • introduce a practical framework to get started with building new team habits right away
  • share best practices for building new team habits

Check out the recording and additional resources here

 

 

Developing a Responsive Strategic Plan: Design & Launch

September 25, 2019, 11:00 am PT/2:00 pm ET  hosted by Senior Design Principal Gabrielle Hewitt. This webinar has passed.

  • Are you creating a strategic plan for your school district? Once you have a vision and timeline for creating your strategic plan, what comes next?
  • How can you ensure your team works well together and you can get things done?
  • What protocols can you incorporate to ensure all voices are heard in meetings?

Of the many goals you have for your district, how can you prioritize those that are most impactful and achievable?

If you're looking for actionable guidance on how to achieve success for your district's strategic plan, this webinar is for you!

Find the recording plus resources related to this webinar here.

 

 

Successfully Personalizing Learning in Secondary Classrooms

September 18, 2019, 10:30 am PT/1:30 pm ET  hosted by Senior Design Principal Noah Dougherty. This webinar has passed.

How do district, school, and teacher leaders successfully address the unique challenges of personalizing learning for students in secondary classrooms?

Have you heard these common responses from secondary teachers trying to personalize learning for students: I have too many students to do this; I don’t have enough planning time; I can’t risk a drop in test scores; This is just for elementary teachers.

At Education Elements, we have spent the last year rethinking how to personalize learning in secondary classrooms.

This webinar will address:

  • The most common challenges secondary teachers face, such as logistics and planning time.
  • The importance of developing a clear purpose for personalizing learning and the impact that can have for secondary teachers.
  • The three most important shifts secondary teachers should make when personalizing learning.
 
 

Leadership Habits That Promote a Culture of Innovation in Your School or District

August 28, 2019, 11:00 am PT/2:00 pm ET  hosted by Design Principals Maggie Hodge and Dexter Korto. This event has passed.

Educational trends continuously evolve to meet the needs of our newest learners and it is incumbent upon leaders to be ahead of the curve. So how do you introduce innovative thinking to your school or district team, and stay ahead of ever-changing trends?

Join our team of experts for a webinar where we will answer this question and:

  • explore the habits and traits of leaders who cultivate an innovative culture in their organization
  • share common tools and frameworks used by the most effective leaders across the country
  • learn how to thrive through change and develop as "Head Innovator" in a school or district

Find the recording, plus resources related to the webinar here

 
 
 

Developing a Responsive Strategic Plan: Foundations

August 26, 2019, 12:00 pm PT/3:00 pm ET  hosted by Associate Partner Andrea Goetchius and Design Principal Natalie Hall. This event has passed.

Are you a school or district leader trying to develop a responsive strategic plan, but don't know where to start? This webinar is for you!

At Education Elements, we believe that the most important part of developing a responsive strategic plan is developing the foundational strategy.

  • What questions should you ask before beginning?
  • How do you select the best team possible and how frequently should you meet?
  • How can you involve your community in the development process?
Learn all about how to set up your team for success in this webinar with a team of experts who have helped district teams from across the country with crafting and executing their strategic plans.

 

 

Communication Planning for Innovation in Education

July 18, 2019, 9:00 am PT/12:00 pm ET  Hosted by Managing Partner Jason Bedford, Partner Simma Reingold, Associate Partner Jill Thompson, and Marketing Director Yosr Najjar. This event has passed but you can watch the recording and access the resources. Find the link below.

Are you a school or district leader that wants to learn about effective communication when implementing a new vision or initiative?
Join us to hear from experts at Education Elements about:

  • The importance of communication when scaling Personalized Learning
  • Creating community buy-in when building and implementing strategic plans
  • Change management and communication design considerations and timing

In this webinar, you'll learn about consulting tools and protocols to help education leaders that can be immediately leveraged with the initiatives that are starting this summer!

Find the recording, plus resources related to the webinar here

 

 

Personalized Learning PD for Your Staff

May 30, 2019, 1:00pm ET, Hosted by Associate Partner Justin de Leon. This event has passed but you can watch the recording and access the resources. Find the link below.

Do you find yourself wishing that more of your students had personalized learning experiences? Does your team have a clear and shared definition of what that means? How will you support the various needs of your teachers? 

Hear from folks who have found a solution, and get the structure and support you need to develop effective professional development for your team.

Find the recording, plus resources related to the webinar here

 

School Leader Habits - Promoting Next Gen Teaching and Learning Models: Small Groups

May 2, 2019, 01:30pm ET, Hosted by Associate Partner Chris Summers. This event has passed, but you can watch a recording of the webinar. Find the link below.

Small shifts in your daily behavior can lead to big changes in your practice as a leader.

When these small shifts are tied to high impact teaching strategies like small group instruction or using content flexibly, you can deepen empathy for teachers while also being a model for them.

Through this webinar,  join the Education Elements team as we explore concrete practices you can try to build your understanding of and ability to leverage small group instruction to better support teachers and students.

Find the recording plus the related resources to the webinar here

 

 

Personalized Learning PD for Your Staff

April 18, 2019, 11:00am ET, Hosted by Associate Partner Jill Thompson. This event has passed, but you can watch a recording of the webinar. Find the link below.

Do you find yourself wishing that more of your students had personalized learning experiences? Does your team have a clear and shared definition of what that means? How will you support the various needs of your teachers? 

Hear from folks who have found a solution, and get the structure and support you need to develop effective professional development for your team.

Find the recording plus the related resources to the webinar here

 

 

School Leader Habits - Promoting Next Gen Teaching and Learning Models: Flexible Content & Tools

April 3, 2019, 12:30pm ET, Hosted by Associate Partners Kelly Freiheit and Natalie Woods. This event has passed, but you can watch a recording of the webinar. Find the link below.

Small shifts in your daily behavior can lead to big changes in your practice as a leader. 

When these small shifts are tied to high impact teaching strategies like small group instruction or using content flexibly, you can deepen empathy for teachers while also being a model for them. 

Through this webinar, join the Education Elements team as we explore concrete practices you can try to build your understanding of and ability to leverage flexible content and tools to better support teachers and students.

Find the recording plus the related resources to the webinar here

 

 

Personalized Learning PD for Your Staff

March 28, 2019, 11:30am ET, Hosted by Associate Partners Janice Vargo and Megan Campion. This event has passed, but you can watch a recording of the webinar. Find the link below.

Do you find yourself wishing that more of your students had personalized learning experiences? Does your team have a clear and shared definition of what that means? How will you support the various needs of your teachers? 

Hear from folks who have found a solution, and get the structure and support you need to develop effective professional development for your team.

Find the recording, plus the related resources to the webinar here

 

 

School Leader Habits - Promoting Next Gen Teaching and Learning Models: Data-Driven Decisions

March 7, 2019, 1pm ET, Hosted by Associate Partner Justin de Leon and Design Principal Justin Toomer.  This event has passed, but you can watch a recording of the webinar. Find the link below.

Getting just 1% better every day for 70 days can double your success*This webinar focuses on the small improvements principals can start making today in the area of Data-Driven Decisions.

Data-Driven Decisions is one of the Core 4 Elements of Personalized Learning, but it’s also an area where school leaders can develop and model their own habits of regular data collection, data-driven instructional decisions, and grouping. By creating habits to develop these competencies, school principals can more successfully support good, innovative instruction.

* https://jamesclear.com/marginal-gains 

Find the recording, plus the related resources to the webinar here

 

 

School Leader Habits - Promoting Next Gen Teaching and Learning Models: Reflection & Ownership

February 28, 2019, 1pm ET, Hosted by Associate Partners Jill Thompson and Kelly Freiheit. This event has passed, but you can watch a recording of the webinar. Find the link below.

Getting just 1% better every day for 70 days can double your success*. This webinar on leadership skills and professional development for school leaders focuses on the small improvements principals can make immediately in the area of Reflection & Ownership.

Reflection & Ownership constitutes one of the Core 4 Elements of Personalized Learning and is also an area where school leaders can develop and model their own habits of nurturing trust, cultivating curiosity, and knowing themselves. By creating habits to develop these competencies, school principals can more successfully support good, innovative instruction.

* https://jamesclear.com/marginal-gains 

Find the recording plus the related resources to the webinar here

 

 

Jump Start Your Personalized Learning PD - Webinar

January 17, 2019 -Hosted by Associate Partner Justin de Leon. This event has passed, but you can watch a recording of the webinar. Find the link below.

If you are spending too much time developing professional development, agendas, slides, and conducting the necessary research for your professional learning, this webinar is for you. Hear from folks who have found a solution. Rather than spending valuable time recreating the wheel, they are focused on changing pedagogy.

Find the recording plus the related resources to the webinar here

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