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. How to Ignite Learning Through Games
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    How to Ignite Learning Through Games

    Curator of play Marielle Burt will walk you through sure-fire techniques for utilizing games in the classroom effectively. You will learn about the power of gamification and discover how to integrate games with your classroom goals.

    What You'll Learn

    • How can learning games foster collaboration and equitable group work?
    • How should you structure play to foster innovation and critical thinking?
    • How can you promote social-emotional learning through games?
    • What tips can help you use physical games as learning tools?
    • How can you connect games to curriculum goals?
    • What learning games and resources will work best in your classroom?
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    How to Ignite Learning Through Games
    Marielle Burt
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  2. How to Help Your Latino Students Thrive
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    How to Help Your Latino Students Thrive

    Lifelong educator Jessica Camacho will explain how to give Latino students the support they need to thrive in school.

    What You'll Learn

    • Who are Latinos, Hispanics, and Chicanos?
    • How have the Latino students’ challenges changed for 2022–23?
    • What instructional changes will encourage greater participation?
    • How can you ensure underrepresented students can utilize opportunities?
    • What does cultural competence look like for Latino students?
    • What principles should you embody as a cultural, social, and language broker?
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    How to Help Your Latino Students Thrive
    Jessica Camacho
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  3. How to Support Transgender Students This Year
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    How to Support Transgender Students This Year

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

    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?
  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. Thursday, February 2, 2023; 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?
    Thursday, February 2, 2023; 4:00 PM Eastern
    Ryan Jeffery
    From $99.00
  5. How to Be an Advocate for Your Black and Brown Students
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    How to Be an Advocate for Your Black and Brown Students
    Scheduled for 60 minutes including question and answer period. Thursday, February 16, 2023; 4:00 PM Eastern

    Lifelong educator Jessica Camacho will explain how educator-advocates can transform the school experiences of BIPOC students. You will learn what steps to take during the new semester to make this important sector of your school community feel valued and included.

    What You'll Learn

    • What opportunities do you have for advocacy?
    • What perspectives will help you overcome challenges?
    • How can you develop and foster cultural competency?
    • What equity-driven policies should you implement?
    • How can you identify and overcome implicit and explicit bias?
    • What anti-racist work can you do within and beyond the classroom?
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    How to Be an Advocate for Your Black and Brown Students
    Thursday, February 16, 2023; 4:00 PM Eastern
    Jessica Camacho
    From $99.00
  6. So You Have a Student Who's Disruptive... Now What?
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    So You Have a Student Who's Disruptive... Now What?

    Behavior specialist Ryan Jeffery will share practical techniques for working with students who are disruptive. You will learn how to help them focus on instructional goals and minimize disruptions.

    What You'll Learn

    • What specific language can you use?
    • What refocusing techniques are effective?
    • Should you provide differentiated consequences for disruptive students?
    • How should you interface with students who have difficulty paying attention?
    • How can you provide an outlet for students to express themselves?
    • What steps can you take to remove distractions?
  7. 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

    Internationally recognized educator Frank W. Baker will showcase a new education website and graphic novel designed to overcome disinformation and help teach this complex subject. You will learn which information is critical and how to engage students to learn it.

    What You'll Learn

    • What Holocaust disinformation do students often read and hear?
    • Why has this become a big issue now, prompting a 2022 UN resolution?
    • What misconceptions abound today?
    • What do international surveys reveal students fail to understand?
    • What does media literacy mean?
    • Where can you find primary sources and personal narratives?
    • How can you engage students to learn about the Holocaust?
  8. What to Do When a Student Assaults You
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    What to Do When a Student Assaults You

    Behavior specialist Ryan Jeffery will share practical techniques for working with students who assault you. You will learn how to help them focus on instructional goals and overcome their anger.

    What You'll Learn

    • How should you react in the moment when a student assaults you?
    • When is it necessary to involve administrators or law enforcement?
    • What techniques are effective for rebuilding the relationship?
    • What steps can you take to facilitate positive interactions?
  9. So You Have a Student With Oppositional Defiant Disorder... Now What?
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    So You Have a Student With Oppositional Defiant Disorder... Now What?

    Behavior specialist Ryan Jeffery will share practical techniques for working with students with oppositional defiant disorder. You will learn how to avoid power struggles and foster learning.

    What You'll Learn

    • What defiant diffuser phrases can you use?
    • What de-escalation techniques are effective?
    • How can you provide differentiated consequences?
    • How should you handle cursing and other forms of provocative language?
    • How do you interface with students that hold grudges?
    • Can limit testing provide an opportunity to establish compliant behaviors?
    • How can you get students to take ownership instead of playing the blame game?
  10. So You Need to Take Data on Your Student… Now What?
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    So You Need to Take Data on Your Student… Now What?

    Behavior specialist Ryan Jeffery will share practical techniques for collecting and using data about your students. You will learn how to identify necessary academic and behavioral interventions.

    What You'll Learn

    • What data should you collect?
    • How frequently and for what duration should you collect data?
    • When and how can you use data?
    • How do data for academic and behavior interventions differ?
  11. How to Legally Respond in K-12 Schools When a Student Threatens the School or Its Staff
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    How to Legally Respond in K-12 Schools When a Student Threatens the School or Its Staff

    Educational law expert Dr. Jim Castagnera will show you how to think and act more effectively in the face of the acute challenge of student violence. You will learn how to prevent and address threats.

    What You'll Learn

    • What are the root causes of the K-12 student violence crisis?
    • How can you identify and track troubled students who may pose a threat?
    • What training should you provide to staff to respond to threats?
    • What role can anti-bullying policies and practices play?
    • What immediate precautions can you take against mass-shooting incidents?
    • How should you react to violent student behavior?
  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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    How to Teach About Racism Legally
    Rodney Pierce
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