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COVID19 Update: As of April 6, 2020, the professional learning workshops listed below are scheduled to proceed as planned and the registration pages are active. McREL is actively monitoring recommendations from health and governmental agencies regarding future travel and events. If at a future date we need to cancel any of these events, we will issue full refunds of paid event registration fees.

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Professional Learning

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Classroom Instruction That Works: 51 Activities & Tools for Increasing Student Achievement
June 15–16, 2020  |  Denver, Colorado
2-day professional learning workshop at McREL

Help your students flourish by discovering the nine categories of instructional strategies that have the strongest connections to better student learning—and how to use them thoughtfully during lesson planning to create dynamic, engaging learning activities. You’ll leave equipped with 51 tools you can use in your classroom right away.

Presenter: Cheryl Abla, McREL, coauthor of Tools for CITW
Session focus: Teaching Strategies, Instructional Design
Designed for: Teachers, Instructional Coaches & Mentors, Principals & Assistant Principals, Central Office PD Leaders

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Classroom Instruction That Works: Authorized Facilitator Training
June 15–18, 2020  |  Denver, Colorado
4-day professional learning workshop at McREL

Want to be authorized to lead McREL’s Classroom Instruction That Works workshops in your school, district, or regional service area? Attend this “train the trainers” session to deepen your understanding of the CITW instructional strategies and learn how to lead informative, inspiring workshops that will help your colleagues motivate students.

Presenter: Cheryl Abla, McREL, coauthor of Tools for CITW
Session focus: Classroom Teaching Strategies, Professional Learning
Designed for: PD Leaders, Instructional Coaches & Mentors, Principals & Assistant Principals, RESA trainers

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Student Learning That Sticks: Brain-Based Strategies for Deep Learning
June 22-23, 2020 | Denver, Colorado
2-day professional learning workshop at McREL

How can we help our students better learn, recall, and master the content they need to know? Join McREL to explore a new 6-phase model for student learning that’s aligned to how the brain processes new information, creates memories, and applies existing knowledge to new thinking. Get practical strategies for sequencing and delivering classroom lessons in a way that best aligns with what’s happening inside your students’ brains as they learn.

Presenter: Kristin Rouleau and Tonia Gibson, McREL, coauthors of Unstuck and Learning That Sticks
Session focus: Teaching Strategies, Instructional Design
Designed for: Teachers, Instructional Coaches & Mentors, Curriculum & PD leaders

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Balanced Leadership: Annual Training for Authorized Facilitators
June 25–26, 2020 |  Denver, Colorado
2-day facilitator training at McREL

Currently authorized facilitators of McREL’s Balanced Leadership program are invited to attend this refresher training to re-authorize their status for the 2020-21 school year. Attendees will receive updates on new and updated content, tools, resources, and participant activity guides that will be used during 2020-21 Balanced Leadership workshops.

Presenter: Kent Davis, EdD, McREL
Session focus: Leadership, Professional Development
Designed for: Currently authorized facilitators

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Curiosity Works: Moving Your School From Improvement to Innovation
July 20-21, 2020  |  Denver, Colorado
2-day professional learning workshop at McREL

Achieve your school’s goals for the 2020-21 school year by learning high-leverage strategies and insights derived from improvement science in this powerful 2-day session led by McREL leadership and systems expert Dr. Kris Rouleau. You’ll come away with 17 tools to help your leadership team envision and enact necessary changes for school improvement and innovation.

Presenter: Kristin Rouleau, McREL, coauthor of Unstuck and Curiosity Works
Session focus: School Improvement Process, Leadership Team Development
Designed for: Principals, School Leadership Team Members, School Supervisors, District Leader

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Instructional Coaching That Works
July 22–23, 2020 | Denver, Colorado
2-day professional learning workshop at McREL

You’ll leave this session knowing how to better encourage, support, and guide teachers as they study and reflect on curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Discover the six essential components of coaching and learn what we believe is the most effective approach: peer coaching that builds on bright spots and emphasizes learning and growing as professionals through “inside-out,” strengths-based support.

Presenter: Kristin Rouleau, McREL, coauthor of Unstuck and Curiosity Works
Session focus: Instructional Coaching, Professional Learning
Designed for: Teachers, Instructional Coaches & Mentors, Principals & Assistant Principals, PD Leaders

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Conference Sessions & Keynotes

Nevada Association of School Administrators Spring Conference
June 15-16 | Lake Tahoe, Nevada

Join Dr. Kristin Rouleau, senior director of Learning Services and Innovation at McREL, at the NASA Spring Conference where she will present two sessions for school and district leaders.

Keynote
Balanced Leadership: Research-Based Strategies for Principal Development

Conference Session
Learning that Sticks: A Brain-Based Model for Deeper Learning

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ASCD Conference on Teaching Excellence
June 26-28 | Denver, Colorado

McREL school improvement consultant Tonia Gibson, co-author of Learning That Sticks (ASCD, 2020), will present a session on how to design and sequence classroom lessons and activities to better align with how students’ brains process new information and create, store, and apply memories.

Conference Session
Learning that Sticks: A Brain-Based Model for Deeper Learning
Friday, June 26, 9:45 a.m., session 3199

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Social Media Events

Twitter Slow Chats

Looking to grow your professional learning network? Join us for our 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.