Teaching Practices

Educators have the most significant impact on student success. Teachers and professors can benefit from professional development that continuously hones teaching practices. This pathway is designed to improve instruction.

Teaching Practices

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  1. So You Have A Student Who Was Released From Juvenile Detention... Now What?
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    So You Have A Student Who Was Released From Juvenile Detention... Now What?
    Scheduled for 75 minutes including question and answer period. Thursday, October 27, 2022; 4:00 PM Eastern

    Behavior specialist Ryan Jeffery will share practical techniques for working with students who were in juvenile detention. You will learn how to help them return to a traditional school environment and focus on instructional goals.

     

    What You'll Learn

    • What are the biggest challenges these students face?
    • What specific language can you use?
    • How can you help students transition back into a traditional school environment?
    • Should you provide differentiated consequences?
    • How should you interface with students who have been in juvenile detention?
    • What steps can you take to facilitate positive interactions?
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    So You Have A Student Who Was Released From Juvenile Detention... Now What?
    Thursday, October 27, 2022; 4:00 PM Eastern
    Ryan Jeffery
    From $79.00
  2. How To Teach About The Holocaust In The Age Of Disinformation
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    How To Teach About The Holocaust In The Age Of Disinformation
    Scheduled for 60 minutes including question and answer period. Monday, August 29, 2022; 4:00 PM Eastern

    Internationally recognized educator Frank W. Baker will give you strategies to teach this complex subject. You will learn which information is critical and how to engage students to learn it.

    What You'll Learn

    • What are the best strategies to teach about the Holocaust?
    • What information should you include?
    • What misconceptions abound?
    • What do international surveys reveal students fail to understand?
    • Where can you find primary sources and personal narratives?
    • How can you engage students in learning about the Holocaust?
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    How To Teach About The Holocaust In The Age Of Disinformation
    Monday, August 29, 2022; 4:00 PM Eastern
    Frank Baker
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  3. How To Teach The History Of Juneteenth
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    How To Teach The History Of Juneteenth

    Award-winning educator Rodney D. Pierce will teach you how to dig deep into this historic celebration by connecting the past to the present. You will learn how to enlighten students to embrace Juneteenth, mark it as another celebration of independence for American citizens, and discover the ongoing impact this day should have on the future.

    What You'll Learn

    • What is the significance of Juneteenth?
    • How is Juneteenth commemorated or remembered in the state of Texas?
    • How do anti-Critical Race Theory bills affect the teaching of Juneteenth?
    • What lessons in American history can you use in your classroom?
    • How can you gauge the temperature of your school community?
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    How To Teach The History Of Juneteenth
    Rodney Pierce
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  4. So You Have A Student Who Is Homeless... Now What?
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    So You Have A Student Who Is Homeless... Now What?
    Scheduled for 75 minutes including question and answer period. Monday, October 3, 2022; 4:00 PM Eastern

    Behavior specialist Ryan Jeffery will share practical techniques for working with unhoused students. You will learn how to help them learn and overcome their challenges outside of school.

    What You'll Learn

    • What specific language can you use?
    • What techniques are effective to help students who are homeless?
    • Should you provide differentiated consequences for students without homes?
    • How should you interface with students who are homeless?
    • What techniques can you give students to help them excel?
    • How can you overcome frustration and facilitate positive interactions?
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    So You Have A Student Who Is Homeless... Now What?
    Monday, October 3, 2022; 4:00 PM Eastern
    Ryan Jeffery
    From $79.00
  5. So You Have A Student In Foster Care... Now What?
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    So You Have A Student In Foster Care... Now What?
    Scheduled for 75 minutes including question and answer period. Wednesday, October 19, 2022; 4:00 PM Eastern

    Behavior specialist Ryan Jeffery will share practical techniques for working with students in foster care. You will learn how to help them learn and overcome their shortage of support at home.

     

    What You'll Learn

    • What specific language can you use?
    • What techniques are effective to help students in foster care?
    • Should you provide differentiated consequences for foster youth?
    • How should you interface with students who are in foster care?
    • What techniques can you give students to help them excel?
    • How can you overcome frustration and facilitate positive interactions?
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    So You Have A Student In Foster Care... Now What?
    Wednesday, October 19, 2022; 4:00 PM Eastern
    Ryan Jeffery
    From $79.00
  6. So You Have A Student Who Has Endured Gun Or Bodily Violence... Now What?
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    So You Have A Student Who Has Endured Gun Or Bodily Violence... Now What?
    Scheduled for 75 minutes including question and answer period. Wednesday, September 21, 2022; 4:00 PM Eastern

    Behavior specialist Ryan Jeffery will share practical techniques for working with students who have experienced gun or physical violence. You will learn how to help them focus on instructional goals and overcome their trauma.

     

    What You'll Learn

    • What specific language can you use?
    • What refocusing techniques are effective?
    • Should you provide differentiated consequences for students with PTSD?
    • How should you interface with students who have difficulty paying attention?
    • How can you provide an outlet for students to process their traumas?
    • What steps can you take to facilitate positive interactions?
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    So You Have A Student Who Has Endured Gun Or Bodily Violence... Now What?
    Wednesday, September 21, 2022; 4:00 PM Eastern
    Ryan Jeffery
    From $79.00
  7. COVID-19 IEP Accommodations For Special Education Students
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    COVID-19 IEP Accommodations For Special Education Students

    Matt Bell, a veteran special education attorney and licensed school psychologist, will explain the best practices for addressing requests for COVID-19 mitigation measures. You will learn how to keep vulnerable students safe.

    What You'll Learn

    • Can IEP and Section 504 teams incorporate mitigation measures into plans?
    • What documentation should you request to support mitigation measures?
    • What does recent research reveal about long-term COVID-19 consequences?
    • How should you document decisions regarding mitigation measures?
    • What alternatives can you propose for students who cannot safely attend school?
  8. So You Think Your Student Has A Disability... Now What?
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    So You Think Your Student Has A Disability... Now What?

    Matt Bell, a veteran special education attorney and licensed school psychologist, will guide you through the best practices associated with child-find activities. You will learn when to initiate the IDEA special education process and what specific steps you should take.

    What You'll Learn

    • What steps does the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act require?
    • What attributes are associated with the most common disabilities?
    • How should you initiate a special education referral?
    • What data should you gather?
    • What information can parents provide to support child find practices?
    • How should you discuss potential referrals with parents?
  9. How To Support Transgender Students At School
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    How To Support Transgender Students At School

    Seasoned educator and transgender man TJ Huberg will walk you through how you can model and encourage equal treatment of transgender youth on your campus.

    What You'll Learn

    • What exactly does transgender mean?
    • What laws protect transgender youth?
    • What is a “bathroom bill”?
    • What do statistics show about transgender youth and mental health?
    • How can you support a transgender student?
    • How can you be an advocate for a transgender student around others?
    • How can you provide a safe space on campus for transgender youth?
    • What administrative dos and don’ts should you follow?
  10. How Do You Help A Suicidal Student?
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    How Do You Help A Suicidal Student?
    Scheduled for 75 minutes including question and answer period. Thursday, September 15, 2022; 4:00 PM Eastern

    Behavior specialist Ryan Jeffery will share practical techniques for working with students who are contemplating suicide. You will learn how to help them focus on instructional goals and overcome their overwhelming feelings of hopelessness.

    What You'll Learn

    • How can you identify students who are contemplating suicide?
    • What specific language should you use in talking with these students?
    • Should you provide differentiated consequences for suicidal students?
    • How can you give an outlet for students to feel more hopeful?
    • What steps can you take to facilitate positive interactions?
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    How Do You Help A Suicidal Student?
    Thursday, September 15, 2022; 4:00 PM Eastern
    Ryan Jeffery
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  11. How To Help Non-Binary And Trans Students
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    How To Help Non-Binary And Trans Students

    Non-binary educator and activist Marielle Burt will share their experiences discussing gender identity with students and detail steps you can take to create affirming classrooms. Teachers, school leaders, and curriculum designers will learn how to support inclusivity.

    What You'll Learn

    • What challenges do non-binary and trans students face in the classroom?
    • How can you build supportive classrooms and schools?
    • How can you check your gender biases as a teacher?
    • How should you discuss chosen names and pronouns with students?
    • What does an inclusive, intersectional curriculum include?
    • How should you interact with families of LGBTQ students?
    • How can school leaders help non-binary and trans students?
    • Where can you find helpful resources?
  12. How To Teach About Racism Legally
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    How To Teach About Racism Legally

    Award-winning educator Rodney D. Pierce will teach you how to instruct students with equitable content while navigating this political minefield in the classroom. You will learn from his challenges as an unapologetic Black male history teacher in the rural South.

    What You'll Learn

    • What is critical race theory? What is its history?
    • How was critical race theory turned into an education boogeyman?
    • What does culturally responsive teaching (another CRT) entail?
    • How do diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and critical race theory differ?
    • What specific resources can you use to supplement your instruction?
    • What American history lessons can you use to gauge the temperature of your school community?

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