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In-person Professional Learning Events with McREL

McREL’s professional learning events for teachers, instructional coaches, principals, school leadership teams, and district/system administrators supports  growth of the knowledge, skills, and capacities needed to improve educator efficacy, student learning, and schoolwide success.

Our expert facilitators inspire and inform with evidence-backed strategies, tools, and resources, and deliver sessions in an engaging, interactive way that honors best practices for adult learning.

You can register as an individual or as a team. For assistance with team registrations and payment by purchase orders, please contact us directly.

If you prefer a blended professional learning experience that combines on-site sessions at your school with synchronous and asynchronous online sessions, we can design a just-right solution for your team. Contact us today to get the conversation started.

In-Person PD Courses and Conference Sessions for Teachers, Principals, and District Leaders

2024 National Conference on School Leadership

July 15-17
Nashville, Tennessee

Join McREL at the NAESP and NASSP UNITED Conference to expand your leadership toolkit alongside peers who understand your unique challenges and triumphs. Attend our session and stop by the Exhibit Hall to learn about the latest resources and tools we’ve created to support great instruction and help you grow as a school or system leader.
McREL session:
The Often-Overlooked Equity Lever: Guaranteeing Best First Instruction for Every Child in Every Classroom
presented by Bryan Goodwin
day/time/room TBA
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Implementing and Coaching
The New Classroom Instruction That Works
at Your School

July 23-24
Denver, Colorado

Join McREL’s instructional improvement facilitators at our Denver office for two days of engaging, evidence-based professional learning about how effective unit/lesson design and instructional practices can lead to bigger gains in student engagement and learning.
Designed for teacher coaches, principals, and district instructional leaders, this session will give you an overview of the 14 Tier 1 instructional strategies from The New CITW, a science-based model for enhancing student learning, and insights and ideas for helping implement the strategies and model with your teachers.
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The New Classroom Instruction That Works

School year 2024-25
Honolulu, Hawai’i

Designed for instructional coaches, principals, and instructional leaders from complex areas and HIDOE central offices, this professional learning series explores effective instructional strategies for Tier 1 best first instruction. You’ll also gain understanding of McREL’s brain-based model for teaching and learning, and get insights and ideas for implementing the strategies and learning model with your teachers. Participants will attend four 1-day, in-person sessions in Honolulu during the 2024-25 school year.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2024
  • Friday, Oct. 18, 2024
  • Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2024
  • Friday, Jan. 24, 2025
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Balanced Leadership for Student Learning

School year 2024-25
Honolulu, Hawai’i

Principals, assistant principals, school leadership teams, and complex area leaders from across Hawai’i are invited to join us for a year-long professional cohort to learn about evidence-based school leadership practices that can help you create a positive, continuous improvement culture at your school that supports higher levels of student learning and teacher efficacy. Participants will attend four 1-day, in-person sessions in Honolulu during the 2024-25 school year.
  • Sept. 19, 2024
  • Oct. 17, 2024
  • Dec. 5, 2024
  • Jan. 23, 2025
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ASCD Leadership Summit

Oct. 18-20, 2024
Nashville, Tennessee

Join Bryan Goodwin and Tonia Gibson from McREL and education leaders from Wilson County Schools in Tennessee, who will co-present a Learning Lab session on Friday, Oct. 18, 3 p.m. titled “Transform Your School with Everyday Micro Innovations.” The team will share and discuss teacher-friendly tools school leaders can use to pinpoint small changes in classroom practices that can make a big difference in student engagement and learning.
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Effective Instructional Coaching for
Improved Classroom Learning

Feb. 3-6, 2025
Lawrence, Kansas

Join Bryan Goodwin and Jim Knight in this workshop that combines research-based teaching strategies with effective instructional coaching to enhance instruction in schools. Explore McREL’s 14 strategies from The New Classroom Instruction that Works and discover how coaches can effectively share these strategies through Jim Knight’s Definitive Guide to Instructional Coaching. Bryan and Jim will alternate sharing insights on teaching and coaching, highlighting connections between their expertise. Participants will have opportunities to engage in dialogue with peers, practice coaching strategies, and plan how to integrate new learning into their organization.
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