Upcoming Online Events

 

FREE DURING MAY 2020

Master Class: Higher-Order Thinking

SchoolWorks is offering a FREE online professional development course for educators during the month of May! In this online course, school leaders and teachers will learn how to evaluate lesson plans for rigor, revise plans to increase opportunities for students to practice higher order thinking skills, and implement strategies to increase the level of rigor for ALL students.

Completion Time: Approximately 2.5 hours
Milestone: Certificate of Completion

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Previously Recorded Online Events

 

Pandemic: The Return to School Roadmap

SchoolWorks hosted this free webinar to share ideas, challenges, and strategies surrounding the safe, efficient, and equitable return to school as framed by the Return to School Roadmap.
 
Aired May 13, 2020, featuring:

  • Juliette Cricket Heinze of Opportunity Labs
  • J. Scott Cascone, Superintendent of West Orange School District, New Jersey

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Renewal in the Absence of State Assessments: A Conversation Among Authorizers

SchoolWorks hosted a closed virtual session for active authorizers on April 29, 2020. Over 40 authorizers from 16 states took part, representing school districts, state education agencies, independent charter boards, and higher education institutions with a wide array of portfolio sizes. To remove barriers for participation, SchoolWorks hosted this session with the protection of anonymity, but is pleased to share these key discussion points with the community at large.

Aired April 29, 2020
 
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Pandemic: Balancing Accountability, Support, and Autonomy With Charter School Distance Learning Plans

SchoolWorks hosted this free webinar for authorizers.

Aired April 20, 2020, featuring:

  • Susie Miller Carello, Executive Director, State University of New York Charter Schools Institute
  • Janelle Bradshaw, Superintendent, Public Prep Network
  • Roger Kligerman, Director of Quality & Accountability, School District of Philadelphia Charter Schools Office
  • Essence Caleb, Director of Strategy, Operations, and Engagement, School District of Philadelphia Charter Schools Office

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Pandemic: Sharing Key Considerations for Remote Learning

SchoolWorks hosted this free webinar to promote further conversation around effective practices in remote learning.

Aired April 15, 2020, featuring:

  • Nicholas Kim, Director of District and School Success at Summit Learning (T.L.P. Education)
  • Kristen Watkins, Director of Personalized Learning at Dallas Independent School District
  • Darby West, School Leader at KIPP Sunshine Peak Elementary in Colorado

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Pandemic: Charter School Renewal Decisions in the Absence of State Assessment Results

SchoolWorks hosted this free webinar for authorizers to share ideas, challenges, and strategies regarding charter school renewal decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Aired April 6, 2020, featuring:

  • David Frank, ED, Charter School Office, New York State Education Department
  • Angela Alvarez, ED, Office of New Initiatives, Baltimore City Public Schools
  • Jason Sarsfield, Deputy Director, Center for Charter Schools at Central Michigan University

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Charter School Oversight Through The Pandemic

SchoolWorks hosted this free webinar for authorizers to share ideas, challenges, and strategies regarding charter school oversight during the COVID-19 pandemic

Aired March 30, 2020, featuring:

  • Peng Chao, Executive Director, School District of Philadelphia Charter Schools Office
  • Tess Stovall, Director of Charter Schools, Tennessee State Board of Education
  • Jason Sarsfield, Deputy Director, Center for Charter Schools at Central Michigan University

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SchoolWorks and COVID-19

Our thoughts are with all educators as they work to support students and their families during this challenging time. If your school, district, or network is tasked with developing a plan for delivering a distance learning option that may include online learning, SchoolWorks is offering a free rubric to help your team design and implement a sustainable and equitable solution.