COE PD Archives:

2020 Session Archive:


Shaping an Equity Vision: Reflection of Outcomes & Process

Presented by: Dr. Stacey Loyless and Dr. Shelly Albritton
Recording: https://youtu.be/6W3ps9A6L54

In this session we examine the necessity of analyzing and being reflective about Process – what we do as adults. The triangulation of Vision-Process-Outcome is paramount in leading schools toward authentic equity. Vision should inform Process and Process should influence Outcomes. Far too often when we look at our school organizations, we fail to recognize the organization’s Vision leading to uninformed Processes. The lack of consistency in the goals, philosophy, and priorities among school constituents and stakeholders can lead to Processes that results in lower levels of student achievement.  Further complicating the situation is the nearly exclusively focus on student Outcome data as a measure of school performance. Thus, the focus on Process connects Vision to Outcome.

Two-hour session targeted for those who desire to have a positive leadership influence in their school and district, regardless of current position or title.


Trends & Issues in Special Education

Presented by: Mrs. Dee Dee Cain and Mrs. Kristen Doran
Recording: https://youtu.be/cVueT3_ecGU

Participants will learn about three current trends and issues in special education. The three trends include High Leverage Practices in special education, Data Driven Assessment & Instruction and The Science of Reading & the special educator. We will walk through the trends and issues as well as learn how to implement these trends and issues into classrooms in a way that benefits everyone.

This session is for special education teachers K-12 as well as related services professionals in K-12 schools. Participants will walk away with a strong knowledge of the high leverage practices in the area of special education,  how to comb through an educational evaluation to glean the information that can services providers understand the needs of students and how to approach the science of reading in the special education classroom. Participants will be given s handouts that can be implemented in any special education setting.


Utilizing Technology Tools for Investigation in Virtual and Face-to-Face Learning

Presented by: Dr. Debbie Dailey, Mrs. Michelle Buchanan, and Dr. Jason Trumble
Recording: https://youtu.be/jIbnXJwvcAQ

Technology tools can help augment a problem-based learning experience by providing and/or increasing student content knowledge and skills, enabling creative problem solving through shared ideas, and offering opportunities to learn in an authentic, real-world environment. Utilizing tools such as augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) allows students to gather information, data, and/or evidence from a seemingly authentic environment. This webinar will present multiple tools that can be used to engage students and guide them through a problem-based learning experience in a virtual or face-to-face environment. Participants will explore ways to use problem based learning in their own curriculum. An example problem will be created and participants will engage in solving the problem using available and interactive technology tools. Discussion will ensue on how a real-world problem could transform instructional practices in both virtual and face-to-face classrooms.

This session is for teachers of all subjects and grade levels who are interested in problem-based learning using real-world and current problems.


Creative COVID Classrooms: Literacy Learning in a New Hybrid Environment

Presented by: Dr. Amy Thompson, Mrs. Sheri Hight, and Dr. Susan Perry
Recording: https://youtu.be/uvfuZpm6zAU

In light of the ongoing pandemic, schools and teachers need to be prepared for hybrid learning in the fall. Our struggling learners will need our help now more than ever. RTI needs to continue in order for these students to be served. Participants will learn and discuss ways to continue RTI utilizing small groups online. Participants will focus on the organization, materials, and strategies needed to effectively pivot with uninterrupted instruction.

This session is meant for teachers of all grades who want to learn more about how to engage with and conduct literacy instruction in small groups online. Participants will build their literacy toolbox and leave with evidence-based strategies and technologies to address this important need. 


Building an Online Space for K-12 Learners

Presented by: Dr. Erin Shaw and Ms. Ashley Cooksey
Recording: https://youtu.be/elDWQ4zdgxs

This session will focus on best practices for building instructor presence and creating a space for student interaction in online classrooms. Building an online space for K-12 learners requires the addition of spaces for students to interact with their instructor, as well as fellow classmates. Multiple modes and formats for interactions will be discussed.

Any K-12 educator interested in learning how to effectively build an online classroom space using an Acceptable Use Policy, classroom management techniques and ensuring student engagement through student interaction. This is a brief insight into some of the issues in which K-12 teachers and students experienced due to the novelty of transitioning from a face-to-face course to a fully online class without pre-planning.


Cultivating Opportunities for Equity in the Digital Age

Presented by: Dr. Michael Mills, Dr. Donna Wake, and Mrs. Jessica Herring Watson
Recordinghttps://youtu.be/IQINOEU0Igs

Participants will learn and discuss the inequity present in our schools based on race and income level, with a specific focus on how digital learning has bridged opportunity gaps in one sense and deepened them in others. Participants will engage in a honest, thought-provoking session focused on what systemic barriers need to be removed in our schools and learn about specific instructional approaches to addressing inequity in the classroom.

This session is meant for teachers of all grades and of all subjects who want to learn more about how to address the deep inequities present in our schools. Participants will gain fresh insight into this pressing issue with compelling local data from Arkansas and leave with high-impact strategies for addressing inequities in classroom instruction.


Creative COVID Classrooms: Literacy Learning in a New Hybrid Environment (REPEAT SESSION)

Presented by: Dr. Amy Thompson, Mrs. Sheri Hight, and Dr. Susan Perry
Recordinghttps://youtu.be/MEqO2cTh31I

In light of the ongoing pandemic, schools and teachers need to be prepared for hybrid learning in the fall. Our struggling learners will need our help now more than ever. RTI needs to continue in order for these students to be served. Participants will learn and discuss ways to continue RTI utilizing small groups online. Participants will focus on the organization, materials, and strategies needed to effectively pivot with uninterrupted instruction.

This session is meant for teachers of all grades who want to learn more about how to engage with and conduct literacy instruction in small groups online. Participants will build their literacy toolbox and leave with evidence-based strategies and technologies to address this important need.


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