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.

Twitter Slow Chat | End of school year celebrations

May 22-28, 2017

Question: How do you celebrate the end of the school year?

Join us for our weekly series of slow chats on Twitter; 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 | Summer recharge

May 29-June 4, 2017

Question: What will you do to recharge over the summer?

Join us for our weekly series of slow chats on Twitter; 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.


 

Workshop | Thoughtful Classroom Summer Academy for Georgia Educators

June 1-2, 2017 | Athens, Georgia

In partnership with Silver Strong and Associates, McREL consultant Cheryl Abla will deliver a workshop titled “Tools for Classroom Instruction That Works” at this two-day academy for Georgia educators. Participants will build a deep understanding of the nine categories of instruction from McREL’s Classroom Instruction That Works and their alignment with Georgia’s Systems of Continuous Improvement, including how to address specific categories by selecting and implementing relevant tools and learning how to use these frameworks as a lens for assessing instructional effectiveness.

For more information and to register, please visit the event registration page.


 

Conference | American Indian / Indigenous Teacher Education Conference

June 15-17, 2017 | Flagstaff, Arizona

McREL consultant Dr. Terri Bissonette will be among the keynoters for this conference for preschool, K-12, college, and university educators and concerned community members to share ideas for improving the lives and education of Indigenous children.

Hosted by Northern Arizona University’s College of Education, the conference will provide a forum for exchange of scholarly research on teaching Indigenous children.

Dr. Terri Bissonette works with turnaround schools and schools with high numbers of Native American students, drawing on her background as a teacher and a specialist in K-12 literacy curriculum and instruction, comprehensive needs assessments, continuous improvement processes, and school culture. Dr. Bissonette is a member of the Bay Mills Indian Community of Anishinaabeg in Brimley, Michigan.

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


 

Professional Learning | Classroom Instruction That Works

June 19-21, 2017 | Denver, Colorado

Learn research-based, practice-proven instructional strategies and ways to implement them in the classroom. Discover how each Classroom Instruction That Works strategy can be effective with any student, at any grade level, in any subject area, to enhance student achievement.

  • Learn new, evidence-based insights from the most recent, rigorous research
  • Get an instructional framework to strengthen instructional design
  • Discover the reasons for choosing certain strategies for certain situations
  • Connect the strategies to essential 21st century skills

Whether the strategies are new to you or something you already use every day, this workshop will help you raise your level of effectiveness.

This workshop is well suited for K–12 educators in all subject areas, staff developers, instructional coaches, and principals and other school leaders.

Register now.


 

Authorized Facilitator Training | Classroom Instruction That Works

June 19-23, 2017 | Denver, Colorado

Attend our Classroom Instruction That Works (CITW) workshop and authorized facilitator training to learn McREL’s research-based instructional strategies and effective methods to help other teachers learn and implement these strategies in their classrooms.

The first three days of this training will solidify your understanding of the nine CITW categories of instructional strategies and an instructional planning framework that maximizes the strategies’ effectiveness. The final two days will prepare you to become an authorized facilitator of CITW workshops in your own district or region. During these two days you will:

  • Deepen your understanding of the research-based instructional strategies and associated activities
  • Learn how to assist teachers in applying the instructional strategies to lesson design
  • Discuss how to lead professional development and practice the delivery of a lesson
  • Participate in quality assurance steps necessary to become an authorized facilitator of McREL’s CITW workshop

Upon successful completion of this training you will be authorized to deliver CITW workshops to educators in your district or service area for a period of one year (annual re-authorization available). Your district or organization will retain 100 percent of any tuition or fees you charge for the trainings that you deliver during the year.

Facilitator training is ideal for school district professional development staff, regional education service agency staff, and state- and national-level professional association staff.

Register now.


 

Professional Learning | Classroom Instruction That Works

June 26-28, 2017 | Denver, Colorado

Learn research-based, practice-proven instructional strategies and ways to implement them in the classroom. Discover how each Classroom Instruction That Works strategy can be effective with any student, at any grade level, in any subject area, to enhance student achievement.

  • Learn new, evidence-based insights from the most recent, rigorous research
  • Get an instructional framework to strengthen instructional design
  • Discover the reasons for choosing certain strategies for certain situations
  • Connect the strategies to essential 21st century skills

Whether the strategies are new to you or something you already use every day, this workshop will help you raise your level of effectiveness.

This workshop is well suited for K–12 educators in all subject areas, staff developers, instructional coaches, and principals and other school leaders.

Register now.


 

Authorized Facilitator Training | Classroom Instruction That Works

June 26-30, 2017 | Denver, Colorado

Attend our Classroom Instruction That Works (CITW) workshop and authorized facilitator training to learn McREL’s research-based instructional strategies and effective methods to help other teachers learn and implement these strategies in their classrooms.

The first three days of this training will solidify your understanding of the nine CITW categories of instructional strategies and an instructional planning framework that maximizes the strategies’ effectiveness. The final two days will prepare you to become an authorized facilitator of CITW workshops in your own district or region. During these two days you will:

  • Deepen your understanding of the research-based instructional strategies and associated activities
  • Learn how to assist teachers in applying the instructional strategies to lesson design
  • Discuss how to lead professional development and practice the delivery of a lesson
  • Participate in quality assurance steps necessary to become an authorized facilitator of McREL’s CITW workshop

Upon successful completion of this training you will be authorized to deliver CITW workshops to educators in your district or service area for a period of one year (annual re-authorization available). Your district or organization will retain 100 percent of any tuition or fees you charge for the trainings that you deliver during the year.

Facilitator training is ideal for school district professional development staff, regional education service agency staff, and state- and national-level professional association staff.

Register now.


 

Conference | Tennessee ASCD 2017 Summer Institute

June 29-30, 2017 | Gatlinburg, Tennessee

McREL CEO Bryan Goodwin will be the featured presenter at the Tennessee ASCD summer institute, a two-day conference with strands for administrators and teachers. School and district leaders will learn the keys to focusing improvement plans on What Matters Most, planning for change and managing its effects, and building a purposeful school community with engaged stakeholders. Teachers will explore the three imperatives of good teaching: being demanding, being supportive, and being intentional.

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