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December 2020

$125
December 1, 2020 - February 15, 2021

Online Course – “Mastering Middle School: Adolescent Social Development”

Now available for instructors of middle school students, the Institute for Excellence in Education's micro-credentialing course, Young Adolescent Social Development, a course in their Mastering Middle School series. Learn about the unique challenges and creative solutions our experts employ in their own classrooms as they address Social changes in 10-15 year-old students. A hands-on course, you will learn through several unique and creative assignments using our proven strategies, culminating in a viable certification you can present as proof of your…

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April 2021

April 12 @ 7:30 am - 8:00 am

Moving from Logistics to Learning

Online,

Join us for this LIVE webinar! Leading in unprecedented times requires vision, flexibility, determination, and thick skin. Your commitment to students during the past 13 months has been unwavering. The next 13 months will require the same level of persistence and perseverance. Fortunately, we have some early data to help us understand the scope of the challenge that lies ahead. Identifying strategies that will best mediate the effects of the learning loss created during school closures and virtual learning is…

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April 12 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Moving from Logistics to Learning

Online,

Join us for this LIVE webinar! Leading in unprecedented times requires vision, flexibility, determination, and thick skin. Your commitment to students during the past 13 months has been unwavering. The next 13 months will require the same level of persistence and perseverance. Fortunately, we have some early data to help us understand the scope of the challenge that lies ahead. Identifying strategies that will best mediate the effects of the learning loss created during school closures and virtual learning is…

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$399
April 14 @ 10:00 am - April 16 @ 12:15 pm

Harvesting Diversity to Create Resourceful Systems

Online,

Tensions exist naturally in all social systems. We have been taught to avoid divisive issues and difficult conversations. However, in order to create resourceful communities, we must enhance our ability to explore these tensions. This 3-day webinar (2 hours & 15 minutes per day) will begin with unpacking and examining our own values and beliefs that may blind us to other perspectives. Participants will then move forward with the exploration and practice of explicit structures, strategies and tools to gracefully…

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May 2021

$100
May 3 - July 2

Unpacking the Standards

Online,

Effective instruction requires a deep understanding of the content that is to be taught.  The common core curriculum provides the details of what is to be taught but the standards can be hard to understand.  Educators need to sort through the standards, understand the learning outcomes and translate those standards into instruction.  The IEE online course Unpacking the Standards is part one, of a two-part series which supports educators as they deepen their understanding of standards and how they are used to guide…

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$100
May 3 - July 2

Special Education 101

Online,

Servicing the needs of special education students is a legal and moral requirement that can be overwhelming for teachers and school leaders.   This course guides educators through the history of legislation which impacts special education programing and helps educators understand their responsibilities to students.  Key elements of the course include deepening understanding of FAME and IDEA.  This course helps educators recognize different types of special needs and guides teachers as they plan to meet the individual and unique needs of students. Contact courses@excellenceined.org…

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$100
May 3 - July 2

Project-Based Learning

Online,

Creating learning opportunities that are engaging and in the context of daily living is challenging and exciting.  This PBL course guides educators through the seven essential elements of project-based learning.  The course guides thinking and deepens understanding of how to bring real world application to the content you teach.  This course is for educators who already have a grasp of content standards, curriculum mapping and special education. Contact courses@excellenceined.org with any questions on this course. 8 SCECHs are offered for an additional fee.…

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May 12 @ 7:30 am - 8:00 am

Accelerate Learning: Scaffolding with FIM

Online,

Schools around the country are gearing up to refocus on learning while supporting student emotional needs. Providing meaningful support means engaging students in content with activities that close the gap created from lack of instruction during the pandemic. Educators should provide scaffolded opportunities in order to accelerate learning. The Institute for Excellence in Education's (IEE) Focused Instructional Model (FIM) does exactly that. FIM also provides the social emotional support that our students so desperately need. Join us a Jill Waliczek,…

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May 12 @ 3:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Accelerate Learning: Scaffolding with FIM

Online,

Schools around the country are gearing up to refocus on learning while supporting student emotional needs. Providing meaningful support means engaging students in content with activities that close the gap created from lack of instruction during the pandemic. Educators should provide scaffolded opportunities in order to accelerate learning. The Institute for Excellence in Education's (IEE) Focused Instructional Model (FIM) does exactly that. FIM also provides the social emotional support that our students so desperately need. Join us a Jill Waliczek,…

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June 2021

June 3 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Game Changing SEL Webinar

Online,

We know that the pandemic has had a significant impact on the emotional resilience of students across the country.  The research is clear that significant learning loss has occurred.  As educators, we know that to get to learning we must first address the emotional safety of our students.  Join Sherry Schock and Molly Sholten as they explore the power of identity.  Together they will discuss how identity shapes student beliefs about their abilities, opens their thinking, and drives their motivation. …

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