Webinar Series

MG Research Series2Due to personnel changes, we have suspended the 2015-16 Middle Grades Webinar Series.

We invite you to view previous webinars in the Series, posted below.

 

 

Middle Grade Crisis: Catching Them Before They Fall Through the Cracks
October 15, 2015 at 2:00 pm Eastern

Students typically start planning for college and careers while in high school, but research shows that waiting until high school is too late, especially for students at high-risk of dropping out of school. Join us for this webinar in which we’ll present and discuss research supporting the critical need for career and college readiness in the middle grades, and the basis for which Career & College Clubs was developed.

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Middle Grade Mindset: Elevating Social-Emotional Skills through Peer-to-Peer Learning
November 19, 2015 at 2:00 pm Eastern

How do you decrease student apathy and increase student motivation and mindset? Join us for this webinar of research and discussion about the critical need for social-emotional learning in the middle grades, and the added impact of peer-to-peer learning to increase student success in school and everyday life.

Webinar Recording Slide Deck Research Handout

 

Middle Grade Leadership: Cultivating a Schoolwide Success Culture through Peer-to-Peer Mentoring
December 17, 2015 at 2:00 pm Eastern

Peer connections are the key to success for students in the middle grades. Students who are more personally vested in their school experiences and learning environment are more likely to stay in school and succeed in school, especially when given opportunities for peer leadership and mentoring.

Webinar Recording Slide Deck Research Handout

 

Middle Grade Empowerment: Teachers as Coaches of Student-Driven Success
January 21, 2016 at 2:00 pm Eastern

Letting go of the reins may seem a bit daunting in the middle grades, but there is growing evidence confirming the positive impact of stepping back from teacher-led direct instruction to serve more as a supportive coach. Coaches empower students to develop a stronger sense of ownership, pride, and responsibility in their learning. In addition, coaches encourage students to be more responsible, accountable, and self-directed as they develop the confidence, tenacity, and self-efficacy for continued success in high school and beyond. Join us for this webinar of research and discussion about how to be an effective and inspiring coach for students.

Webinar Recording Slide Deck Research Handout

 

Middle Grade Engagement: Experiential Learning for Real-Life College and Career Readiness
February 18, 2016 at 2:00 pm Eastern

More than just reading what to do, students need to experience what to do in real-world settings and simulations, to make informed decisions as they plan and prepare for success in college and careers, and to develop those crucial 21st century learning skills needed for success in any career pathway. Join us for this webinar of research and discussion about experiential learning, including peer-to-peer learning and mentoring to increase student motivation, exploration, collaboration, and application of real-world skills.

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* CEU requirements vary. Please consult your state and/or LEA to determine if these webinars qualify.