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Supporting Struggling Students: Complimentary Webinar Series

Jonathan Bergmann Aaron Sams

Engaging Struggling Students in a Flipped Classroom

Jonathan Bergmann, Lead Technology Facilitator, The Joseph Sears School, Kenilworth, IL; Author

Aaron Sams, Director of Digital Learning and Director of Admissions, Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh, PA; Author

Join Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams, the pioneers of flipped learning and authors of Flip Your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day, as they discuss how they have supported struggling, as well as reluctant, learners in a flipped classroom. You will learn how they transitioned from teacher-centered classrooms to student-centered learning environments.

Flipped learning occurs when direct instruction is moved from the group learning space to the individual learning space. Class time is then used for active problem solving by students and one-to-one or small-group tutoring with the teacher. Students watch short lectures as many times as they wish to grasp the content and come to class ready to jump into the lesson, answer questions, work on collaborative projects, and explore the content further. Educators are embracing flipped learning for all disciplines in elementary and secondary schools.

March 6, 2013

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Linda Collins

New Vision, New Plan: Changing Instructional Practices

Linda Collins, Principal, Central Academy of Excellence, Kansas City, MO

Facing the challenges of being a low-performing school, with 98 percent of its student body receiving free and reduced lunch and 20 percent of its students having disabilities, Central Academy of Excellence in Kansas City, MO, set itself on a new course—developing a new vision and a new plan to change the culture of the school. Learn how Central Academy, with Pearson's support, has focused on instructional practices to raise student achievement. The school has established 30-day plans, set measurable learning targets, monitored progress using artifacts and data-cycle meetings, and implemented math and literacy interventions to meet students' needs. With a new name and a new mission, Central Academy has developed a road map for excellence.

March 13, 2013

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Pam Allyn Debbie Lera

Helping Our Struggling Readers and Writers: A Toolbox for Strength

Pam Allyn, Executive Director and Founder of LitLife Inc. & LitWorld; Literacy Education Expert

Debbie Lera, Literacy Consultant, LitLife Inc.

Explore dynamic methods for differentiating instruction and supporting struggling readers and writers in the Common Core era.

January 30, 2013

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Jennifer Bay-Williams

Creating an Environment for ELLs to Succeed in CCSS Content and Mathematical Practices

Jennifer Bay-Williams, Professor and Department Chair, Department of Middle and Secondary Education, University of Louisville

The Common Core Standards for Mathematical Content and the Standards for Mathematical Practice are rich with language opportunities. English language learners (ELLs) can and should engage in such opportunities for discourse. We will explore many mathematics-specific strategies that support (or inhibit) ELLs and consider implications for educators’ professional growth.

March 21, 2013

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