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Register Today for These Upcoming Free Webinars

The Dana Center offers free webinars on a variety of topics important to K–12 educators. Below you will find our current webinar opportunities. Registration is always limited for these sessions.

Wanting to hear about future dates for our free webinars? Click here if you would like to be notified about a future session. 

Interested in partnering with the Dana Center to tailor a webinar or professional learning session specifically for your district or campus? Fill out this form so we can discuss your needs.


**We have no planned webinars for July 2020. We'll be releasing dates for fall webinars later this summer.

 

Webinar Name Date and Registration link Description

Navigating Inside Mathematics: For Mathematics Teachers and Leaders

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Inside Mathematics provides a resource for educators around the world who struggle to provide the best mathematics instruction they can for their students.

Too often, teachers who excel at reaching students have few ways of sharing these strong practices with others – and teachers who struggle, struggle alone. Inside Mathematics opens the doors to a central location where you can find resources to help teachers with professional learning. 

We will use videos of real classrooms to take classroom walks and discover ways to use the site to create shared learning experiences with your teachers, including in person or virtual sessions. Come and see how Inside Mathematics will help you address the content and pedagogical needs of your staff.

Reclaiming Lost Learning Due to COVID-19

 

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What is your district’s plan for addressing students’ lost learning opportunities in mathematics due to this school year’s premature end?

Join Dana Center experts in curriculum design and professional learning facilitation to learn about strategies for providing instruction and support for prior grade level knowledge and skills “just-in-time” to apply them in learning the content of the current grade.

Best Practices for Virtual Learning Webinar

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In this session we will discuss best practices for creating an equitable virtual learning environment. We will discuss important considerations and some strategies to help teachers create successful virtual learning spaces for students. Participants will have an opportunity to share ideas, ask questions, and share resources. 

Topics to be covered:

  • What does equitable instruction look like in a virtual environment?
  • What is the difference between synchronous and asynchronous virtual learning experiences?
  • What are best practices for instruction, turning in work, assessments, and problem solving/cooperative learning in an equitable virtual environment?

Useful Virtual Tools for Problem Solving Webinar

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In this session we will demonstrate ways Google Drawings can be used as a virtual learning tool to promote cooperative learning and problem solving. Participants will experience a problem-solving activity using Google Drawings and discuss how to create a similar experience for their students. We will also cover how to use Padlet as an interactive tool to promote student thinking. Participants will experience a couple of interactive Padlet activities and discuss how to create a similar experience for their students. 

Topics to be covered:

  • Best practices for equitable virtual instruction.
  • Using Google Drawing to promote cooperative learning with problem solving.
  • Using Padlet as an interactive tool to encourage student thinking.

Using MathCuts Videos for Just-in-Time Professional Learning

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Are you looking to enhance your math instruction and engage diverse learners? MathCuts are open-access videos made for teachers that showcase research-based mathematics teaching strategies in a quick, accessible, and immediately applicable way. The strategies shown spark interest through visual approaches perfect for number talks that support diverse learners in your classroom!

Come talk to the creators about building routines around collaboratively exploring strategies presented in MathCuts, identifying key takeaways and planning for classroom use.

What Is Really Equivalent to Algebra II?

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As colleges increasingly employ pathways that offer an alternative to the algebra to calculus route, the definition of what it means to be college-ready is changing. This change will necessitate rethinking the mathematics that students experience in high school.

Come engage in a discussion around course design principles and student learning outcomes for Algebra II equivalent pathways, based on current work at the Charles A. Dana Center.

Defining Rigor in the Math Classroom Webinar

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"Rigor" is a fraught word in mathematics education. It has carried with it both hope and punishment for historically underserved populations.

In this session, we will first explore a modernized meaning of rigor in mathematics education, developed in partnership with leading K–12 and Higher Education mathematicians. We will then dive deeper into the implications that a shared definition of rigor could have on equity-minded leadership, curriculum and instruction, including practical recommendations for implementation.

Experiences from the Field: Lessons Learned from Implementing an Innovative 12th-Grade Course in Two States

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NCTM's Catalyzing Change in High School Mathematics, Initiating Critical Conversations highlights the need to think differently about high school mathematics.

In 2016-17 and 2017-18, districts in Texas and Kansas did just that, piloting materials for a college readiness course combining elements of quantitative and statistical reasoning and algebraic modeling, informed by the emergence of multiple college mathematics pathways.

In this session, we will share information on outcomes as well as challenges in implementing such courses.

Modernizing High School Math at Last

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How can we make high school math relevant to all students–especially those who have been historically underserved–given the dynamic nature of industry demands and post-secondary reforms?

Currently, upper high school math is a burial ground for thousands of our students’ aspirations. Too often the math is not aligned to or applicable for the needs of post-secondary programs of study or the workforce. What can we do to help our students? We must change the equation and modernize high school math.

Contextualizing Coaching with Innovation Configuration Maps and Video

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Innovation Configuration maps guide coaching conversations by helping teachers focus on the concrete and tangible aspects of teacher and student actions that lead to deep conceptual understanding.

Dana Center's research-informed Innovation Configuration maps provide the context for coaches and teachers to engage in reflective ongoing learning, assessment of needs, and goal setting for improvement. Participants in this session will use video analysis of mathematics classrooms to practice needs assessment and goal setting conversations.