Events

Our consultants travel the world to bring our latest insights and professional learning resources to you. Browse our upcoming events, conference presentations, future and past webinars, and professional learning workshops and sessions to find one near you.

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Conference | South Dakota Indian Education Summit 2017

September 24–26, 2017 | Pierre, South Dakota

Join McREL staff at the South Dakota Indian Education Summit to access high-quality professional development and information on best practices to support Native American students and schools. Visit with McREL staff in the vendor area, and attend a breakout session with Dr. Terri Bissonette titled “Trauma-Informed Schools and Communities” to learn about research on the lasting effects of adverse childhood experiences, and promising systemic approaches and strategies to mitigate the effects of trauma.

For more information and to register, please visit the conference website.


 

Twitter Slow Chat | Whole child needs

September 25–October 1, 2017 | Topic: How do you meet the needs of the whole child?

Looking to grow your professional learning network? Join us for our weeklong Twitter slow chats, where participants share best practices, strategies, and common (or uncommon) struggles and successes. Follow us on Twitter and use the hashtag #McRELchat to share your thoughts and ideas with other educators.


 

Twitter Slow Chat | Personalized learning platforms

October 2–8, 2017 | TopicWhat platform does your school use for personalized learning: Edmodo, Google Classroom, Schoology, or another?

Looking to grow your professional learning network? Join us for our weeklong Twitter slow chats, where participants share best practices, strategies, and common (or uncommon) struggles and successes. Follow us on Twitter and use the hashtag #McRELchat to share your thoughts and ideas with other educators.


 

Conference | National Indian Education Association Annual Convention

October 4–7, 2017 | Orlando, Florida

Join Dr. Terri Bissonette from McREL for a session on trauma-informed schools and communities. Dr. Bissonette will share research on the lasting effects of adverse childhood experiences (including multi-generational issues), and how these physical and emotional stressors influence student behavior and learning in the classroom. Dr. Bissonette will share examples of promising practices being used in school communities that have shown results in mitigating the effects of trauma. This session will be held on Thursday, October 5 at 10:15 a.m.

For more information and to register, please visit the conference website.


 

Twitter Slow Chat | Student empathy

October 9–15, 2017 | Topic: How do you teach your students empathy?

Looking to grow your professional learning network? Join us for our weeklong Twitter slow chats, where participants share best practices, strategies, and common (or uncommon) struggles and successes. Follow us on Twitter and use the hashtag #McRELchat to share your thoughts and ideas with other educators.


 

Twitter Slow Chat | Digital citizenship

October 16–22, 2017 | TopicWhat curriculum are you using to teach digital citizenship?

Looking to grow your professional learning network? Join us for our weeklong Twitter slow chats, where participants share best practices, strategies, and common (or uncommon) struggles and successes. Follow us on Twitter and use the hashtag #McRELchat to share your thoughts and ideas with other educators.


 

Conference | iNACOL Symposium

October 23–25, 2017 | Orlando, Florida

Research shows that most online learning schools today aren’t improving students’ outcomes. Are there online learning environments that can actually help them flourish? If so, how might these environments differ from what we’re currently doing? Join McREL CEO Bryan Goodwin and co-presenter Erika Twani from Learning One to One at the iNACOL Symposium for their session titled “Let’s Rethink Online Learning” to explore key practices that enable the growing online student population to succeed academically and in life. This session will be presented on Tuesday, October 24 at 11:15 a.m.

For more information and registration, please visit the conference website.


 

Conference | ASCD Conference on Educational Leadership

October 27–29, 2017 | Kissimmee, Florida

Join McREL CEO Bryan Goodwin on Friday at the ASCD Conference on Educational Leadership for a session on empowering leaders to make positive changes in their schools. Co-presented with education consultant and author Pete Hall, this session will weave together insights on instruction, teacher coaching, leadership, and school improvement into a practical model for becoming an empowering leader—encouraging people to change not through top-down punishments and rewards but through intrinsic motivation (not forcing them to drink but making them thirsty). Attendees will receive techniques they can use right away in their schools to inspire people to change by connecting with their mission and seeing themselves as capable of change. This session will be offered on Friday, October 27 at 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. and repeated at 1:30–3:00 p.m.

For more information and registration, please visit the conference website.


 

Conference | American Evaluation Association National Conference

November 6–11, 2017 | Washington, D.C.

Join McREL researchers and evaluators at AEA’s 31st Annual Conference to share and explore best practices in evaluation and learn how evaluation projects can help create better practices and outcomes in education. Sessions presented by McREL staff include:

Session: Developing a classroom observation protocol when treatment and control classrooms don’t look anything like each other
Presenters: Phillip Herman, Karen Bumgardner, Ashli Knotts, and Kevin Knoster
Date and time: Thursday, November 9, 3:15–4:15pm

Session: Coaching Evaluative Thinking: Meaningful Client Engagement in a Small-Scale Quasi-Experimental Study
Presenters: Sheila Arens, Kevi Mace, and Barbara Kruger (VocabularySpellingCity)
Date and time: Friday, November 10, 5:30–6:15pm

Session: Helping Decision-Makers Understand Problems of Practice: An Example from the Pacific Region
Presenters: Phillip Herman and Sheila Arens
Date and time: Saturday, November 11, 11:15am–12:00pm

For more information, please visit the conference website.


 

Webinar | Powerful Instructional Coaching for Improved Teacher Practice

Originally recorded | April 27, 2017

Instructional coaching has risen to new heights with the cry for increased accountability and teacher effectiveness. Peer coaching in triad teams yields powerful professional learning and improved teacher practice. View this free 45-minute webinar to learn more.

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This webinar will provide you with tools for creating, calibrating, and guiding peer triad teams and transforming teacher-to-teacher interactions in your school or system.

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Consultant Dr. Bj Stone, co-author of McREL’s Classroom Instruction That Works and A Handbook for Classroom Instruction That Works, and coach on effective teaching practices.

Learn more about McREL’s consulting services on instructional coaching.