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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.


Webinar Name Date and Registration link Description

Reclaiming Lost Learning Due to COVID-19

 

Tuesday, June 2
1 – 2:15 p.m. CT

Session Full


Thursday, June 4
2:30 – 3:45 p.m. CT

Session Full


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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

Tuesday, June 2
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CT

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(This is the last date this session will be offered for the 2019-2020 school year.)

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

Thursday, June 4
12:30 – 2 p.m. CT

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(This is the last date this session will be offered for the 2019-2020 school year.)

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.

Navigating Inside Mathematics: For Mathematics Teachers and Leaders

Tuesday, June 16
10 – 11:30 a.m. CT

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Thursday, June 18
2 – 3:30 p.m. CT

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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.

What Is Really Equivalent to Algebra II?

No current sessions.

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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

No current sessions.

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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.