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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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Twitter Slow Chat | Inspiring movies about education

July 17–23, 2017

Question: What is your favorite movie about education and why?

Join us for our weekly Twitter slow chat; we’d love your participation. Follow us on Twitter and use the hashtag #McRELchat to share your thoughts and ideas on each week’s theme with other educators. Our slow chats begin on Mondays at 9:00 a.m. and end on Sundays at 9:00 p.m.


 

Conference | Colorado Association of School Executives Leadership Convention

July 24–28, 2017 | Breckenridge, Colorado

Join McREL staff at the Colorado Association of School Executives (CASE) summer leadership convention for insights and strategies to improve, accelerate, and innovate teaching and learning. McREL’s sessions:

Preconference session: Growth Mindset: Making it More Than a Buzzword
Tuesday, July 25, 1—4:30 p.m., with Whitney Cobb and retired superintendent Dr. Diana Sirko
Participants will gain a deeper understanding of growth mindset research, as well as learn about valuable tools and techniques to make growth mindset a part of their school culture – and not just a buzzword.

Session #01: Leveraging Bright Spots for Curiously Good School Improvement
Wednesday, July 26, 10:30 a.m. with Dr. Dale Lewis and Kris Rouleau
Traditional approaches to school improvement often focus on fitting new policies and programs to existing school and district contexts. What would happen if we repositioned school improvement and innovation efforts from the inside-out, empowering teachers to study and apply research-based practices with increasingly greater sophistication, gaining a deeper understanding of their students and the importance of inquiry?

Session #51: Focusing on What Matters Most
Thursday, July 27, 10:30 a.m., with Dr. Tony Davis
Learn the leadership practices that are closely aligned with selecting the right work to transform instructional practices in schools and explore the key touchstones from the What Matters Most Framework–a research-informed framework for identifying opportunities to strengthen district, school and classroom outcomes.

Session #72: Inside-Out Instructional Coaching: Helping Teachers Flourish
Thursday, July 27, 1:45 p.m., with Dr. Bj Stone and instructional coaches from Weld County School District #1
Instructional coaches in Weld County School District #1, working with McREL, are using a unique inside-out coaching model using triad teams that yield powerful professional learning and improved teacher practice. This interactive session will give an understanding of the inside-out approach and tools for creating, calibrating, and guiding triad teams.

To learn more and register, please visit the conference website.


 

Twitter Slow Chat | Getting to know your students

July 24–30, 2017

Question: What strategies do you use to get to know your students?

Join us for our weekly Twitter slow chat; we’d love your participation. Follow us on Twitter and use the hashtag #McRELchat to share your thoughts and ideas on each week’s theme with other educators. Our slow chats begin on Mondays at 9:00 a.m. and end on Sundays at 9:00 p.m.


 

Twitter Slow Chat | Preparing for new school year

July 31–August 6, 2017

Question: How do you prepare for the new school year?

Join us for our weekly Twitter slow chat; we’d love your participation. Follow us on Twitter and use the hashtag #McRELchat to share your thoughts and ideas on each week’s theme with other educators. Our slow chats begin on Mondays at 9:00 a.m. and end on Sundays at 9:00 p.m.


 

Twitter Slow Chat | Best part of new school year

August 7–13, 2017

Question: Educators: The best part of starting a new school year is…

Join us for our weekly Twitter slow chat; we’d love your participation. Follow us on Twitter and use the hashtag #McRELchat to share your thoughts and ideas on each week’s theme with other educators. Our slow chats begin on Mondays at 9:00 a.m. and end on Sundays at 9:00 p.m.


 

Twitter Slow Chat | Professional learning resources

August 14–20, 2017

Question: Educators: Who or what is your best professional learning resource?

Join us for our weekly Twitter slow chat; we’d love your participation. Follow us on Twitter and use the hashtag #McRELchat to share your thoughts and ideas on each week’s theme with other educators. Our slow chats begin on Mondays at 9:00 a.m. and end on Sundays at 9:00 p.m.


 

Twitter Slow Chat | Life experiences

August 21–27, 2017

Question: How do you incorporate your or your students’ life experiences into classroom learning?

Join us for our weekly Twitter slow chat; we’d love your participation. Follow us on Twitter and use the hashtag #McRELchat to share your thoughts and ideas on each week’s theme with other educators. Our slow chats begin on Mondays at 9:00 a.m. and end on Sundays at 9:00 p.m.


 

Twitter Slow Chat | Personalized learning

August 28–September 3, 2017

Question: How do you personalize learning in your school or classroom? Please share examples.

Join us for our weekly Twitter slow chat; we’d love your participation. Follow us on Twitter and use the hashtag #McRELchat to share your thoughts and ideas on each week’s theme with other educators. Our slow chats begin on Mondays at 9:00 a.m. and end on Sundays at 9:00 p.m.


 

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.

 


 

Webinar | Quality Questioning: A Catalyst for Thinking and Learning

Quality QuestioningOriginally recorded | February 28, 2017

How can teachers use “quality questioning” to stimulate student thinking and support classroom dialogue? Why is dialogue essential to meaningful formative feedback? Explore these questions with Jackie Walsh and Beth Sattes, authors of the new 2nd edition of Quality Questioning: Research-Based Practice to Engage Every Learner.

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During this recorded 60-minute webinar you’ll learn about:

  • Three sets of expectations designed to transform students from passive observers to active participants in class dialogue and in assessment of their own learning.
  • Strategies that engage all students in making meaning of content, while also providing teachers with information they can use to move learning forward.
  • Opportunities for partnering with students to co-create a classroom community that celebrates learning for all, not right answers by a few.

Learn more about McREL’s consulting services on instruction.