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.

Professional Learning | Balanced Leadership® for School-Level Leaders

July 11-14, 2017 | Denver, Colorado

Discover the leadership responsibilities that are shown by research to be most strongly connected to student achievement and get practical strategies you can use in your school to develop a purposeful, positive school community, initiate and manage change within your school, and choose the right focus for your school’s improvement initiatives.

Register for the entire 4-day Balanced Leadership Institute or the individual days of your choice.

Balanced Leadership Overview | Tuesday, July 11
Increase your knowledge and understanding of the concepts of principal leadership, shared leadership, and balanced leadership as well as the Balanced Leadership Framework.

Managing Change | Wednesday, July 12
Learn how to initiate, monitor, and lead change effectively. Receive practical guidance for leading straightforward “first-order” changes as well as more challenging “second-order” changes.

The Focus of Leadership | Thursday, July 13
Learn the best leverage points for improving student achievement and how to select improvement initiatives that will result in better student learning and overall school improvement.

Developing a Purposeful Community | Friday, July 14
Engage in a variety of hands-on learning experiences that promote a deep understanding of the importance of developing a positive school culture in your school, or what we call “a purposeful community.”

This institute is designed for principals, assistant principals, new and emerging leaders, principal supervisors, and other district-level leaders.

Register now.


 

Leadership Institute | District Leadership That Works

July 17-18, 2017 | Denver, Colorado

In this two-day institute for school district leaders, learn the activities, responsibilities, and behaviors that research shows are most connected to student and staff success, and how they apply to the actions of superintendents, school boards, and central office leadership staff.

You’ll discover how McREL’s Balanced Leadership Framework® can help you and your team build a purposeful community, identify the right focus for the district, and effectively manage change throughout your district. You’ll also learn the key principles of high-reliability systems and the actions used in healthcare, aviation, and other complex industries, and how these principles can be effectively applied to education systems. Determine the current state of your district systems and begin to map steps toward improving the quality of instruction and reducing variability in instructional quality within and among your schools.

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Professional Learning | CITW with English Language Learners

July 19-20, 2017 | Denver, Colorado

Based on the research and analysis in McREL’s popular Classroom Instruction That Works with English Language Learners book, this two-day professional development workshop will help all teachers—general education and ELL specialists—apply effective research-based instructional strategies to the five stages of language acquisition.

The workshop will show you how to develop students’ oral academic language during subject-matter instruction, using McREL’s Academic Language Framework. You’ll leave the workshop knowing:

  • Instructional strategies that enhance ELL student achievement
  • The stages of second language acquisition and their instructional implications
  • Strategies for engaging ELLs in regular education classrooms

Register now.


 

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. Join us for this free 45-minute webinar to learn more. Space is limited to 100 participants. Register now to secure your spot.

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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.


Webinar | Finding Focus in a Fog of Initiative Overload

Originally recorded | January 18, 2017

“Too much to do and too little time” is a common lament for many school leaders, who face piles of paperwork and often one initiative and reform du jour being added on top of another. Yet we’ve known for a long time that when schools succeed, they do so by focusing on doing just a handful of things better: a strong curriculum, effective teaching, supports for learners, and a culture of high expectations. Of course, knowing isn’t the same thing as doing; simply appreciating great music doesn’t mean we’ll find ourselves on stage at Carnegie Hall.

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What often gets lost in research on effective schools is how schools become better—the predictable steps they take on the way to greatness. During this recorded 30-minute webinar by McREL’s President & CEO Bryan Goodwin, you’ll learn about clear pathways and concrete, focused steps for continuous improvement for all schools, wherever they are on their journey to success.

Learn more about McREL’s consulting services on school and system improvement.


Webinar | Leading and Managing Change in Schools

Originally recorded | December 7, 2016

In schools, change is constant. New programs, policies, and procedures are brought forward with regularity, most—if not all—with the admirable intention of improving conditions for effective teaching and learning. However, it often seems like the harder that leaders push to effect these changes in their schools, the harder staff push back. If your staff doesn’t support the changes that your school needs to make, and if you can’t manage the change process effectively from start to finish, then the greatest plan in the world won’t matter—your efforts will derail.

Managing Change in Schools and Districts Webinar

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In this recorded 30-minute webinar with Dr. Matt Seebaum of McREL, you’ll get an overview of the research on managing change and insights and ideas on how to help your school team more productively process, and take ownership of, change.

Learn more about McREL’s leadership development and consulting services.