Professional Development Opportunities

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NAESP Conference July 15-17, 2022

NAESP will conduct its annual conference in Louisville, KY, next July.   Please make plans to attend.  We need a strong showing of our Kentucky School Leaders.  Look for more information to come

Reading Rescue with the Fab Four: High-Yield Comprehension Strategies and Lessons to Accelerate Learning Now

July 22, 2021

3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

What can educators do now to accelerate student reading achievement and prevent learning loss? Reciprocal teaching, or The Fab Four, is a proven comprehension tool kit that easily adapts to any grade level or setting including virtual learning for quick results. Teach students to employ the four evidence-based, robust strategies good readers use—predict, question, clarify, and summarize—to make dramatic reading gains, often in just a few weeks or months.

Lori Oczkus will share dozens of ideas that you can use in any setting—live, hybrid, or virtual. She will share how her project schools around the globe have used this high-yield, low-prep comprehension method to strengthen student learning throughout the pandemic and beyond. You’ll be able to actively engage students and involve families at any grade level with the motivating ideas from this webinar.

Participants will

  • Gain specific ideas for giving all students equity and access to challenging and culturally relevant texts.
  • Explore lessons for whole-class settings; small, guided reading groups; and student-run book clubs.
  • Learn how to use poetry and short informational text pairs as powerful and easy interventions.
  • Learn comprehension strategies that accelerate learning and the foundations that promote going from “good to great” in school-wide lesson deliver and coaching.
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Free Webinars: 

Teaching Tolerance webinars offer helpful guidance and great ideas from our experienced teaching and learning specialists and from innovative educators in the Teaching Tolerance community. Watch these FREE on-demand webinars at your own pace and share them with colleagues!

ASCD empowers educators to achieve excellence in learning, teaching, and leading so that every child is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged.  Free webinars on a variety of topics.

Newsela – We are educators, parents, siblings, and friends who aren’t satisfied with the quality of the content our students are exposed to. We know they deserve better, and are committed to bringing authentic, engaging, diverse and accessible content to all learners.

Education Week – some free and some are premium. – is a free social network and professional learning community that can help you with online learning and collaboration, especially as we cope with the challenges of teaching in a COVID-19 world. Free webinars with a free sign up.

Teaching Strategies – For 40 years, Teaching Strategies has provided early childhood educators with innovative, research-proven, effective resources to help build a strong foundation for our youngest learners.