• A Focus on Agency

    At Learning Sciences International, collective agency is developed through a progression that involves a focus on the individual and collective whys of a team and organization. This requires a shift in the way we see ourselves and one another as we journey through crisis. Participants will be guided through this progression toward collective agency to fully understand how an investment and commitment within vision and mission may fuel a synergy between students, teachers, teacher leaders, and the extended school community to afford sustainable, transformational change.

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  • A Foundation for Coaching & Leading Teams During COVID-19: Flow with the Buffalo

    Using two SEL Core Competencies, Responsible Decision-Making and Relationship Skills, leaders and teams will create a personalized Buffalo Story to share with their teams and learn effective methods that they may put into practice to lead their teams through the difficulties of the COVID-19 storm.

  • A Journey Through Empathy (Part 1 of 2)

    Empathy is a four-tiered journey that allows us to lead and support one another with compassion. In this two-part series, participants are guided through a personal journey through the four tiers of empathy and learn the steps they must take to guide their teams and their students toward a place of compassion. When we operate through a lens of compassion, we equip ourselves and our teams with the tools to thrive within a crisis.

  • A Journey Through Empathy (Part 2 of 2)

    Empathy is a four-tiered journey that allows us to lead and support one another with compassion. In this two-part series, participants are guided through a personal journey through the four tiers of empathy and learn the steps they must take to guide their teams and their students toward a place of compassion. When we operate through a lens of compassion, we equip ourselves and our teams with the tools to thrive within crisis.

  • A New Vision for Teaching & Learning

    Learn about the vision of rigor and discuss instructional shifts in the classroom to implement that vision.

  • Actionable Feedback in a Virtual Environment

    Participants will engage in strategies to shift their approach to give feedback that allows the receiver to take action and chart their growth.

  • Ask an Expert: Marzano’s Focused Model Q & A

    An experienced staff developer/coach in Marzano Focused Teacher Evaluation Model will answer your questions around specific elements, scoring, and implementation of the model.

  • Boosting Student Engagement Through Project-Based Learning

    Project-Based Learning can be an effective way to spark motivation and content can be more deeply understood when students are designing solutions to problems. PBL is not an add-on, but a way to engage students in Standards-based instruction. Participants will have an opportunity to experience PBL, and then outline a PBL task to continue designing after this session.

  • Bring in the Coach! Virtual Coaching Follow Up

    You had a great learning experience during your virtual workshop, now what? Follow that up with live virtual support on implementing what you learned, including tips and Q and A sessions with an expert in the field.

  • Building a Meaningful PLC in a Virtual Environment

    Are you still wondering how to continue to engage teachers on a virtual platform? Are your Professional Learning Communities (PLC's) at a standstill? They don't need to be. Let us help you refuel and re-engage teachers in a virtual PLC process that will raise confidence and performance levels to drive your continuous improvement model. Participants will learn how to build a virtual PLC to support teacher growth and standards-based instruction.

  • Building Classrooms of Community Through a SEL Lens

    Are you looking for new and innovative ways to bring SEL into your classrooms? This session will guide participants through an experience of building and re-building community in their existing classrooms through a SEL lens and framework.

  • Coding is Elementary! Why & How to Implement an Elementary Coding Program

    Participants will learn the why and examples of how to start a coding program in elementary schools. The "why" will be connected to; digital literacy standards, the 4 C's of 21st century learning, the essential skills that are hardest to hire, the "maker" mindset, and computational thinking.

  • Congratulations! You’re in Charge of a Virtual School, Now What?

    Collaboratively explore best practices, solve problems and design motivational strategies leading to successful implementation of virtual school.

  • Deep Dive into Marzano Element: Helping Students Examine Similarities and Differences

    Participants will examine the skills, nuances and effective uses of this element from the Marzano Focused Teacher Evaluation Model.

  • Deep Dive into Marzano Elements: Helping Students Engage in Cognitively Complex Tasks

    Participants will examine the skills, nuances and effective uses of this element from the Marzano Focused Teacher Evaluation Model.

  • Deep Dive into Marzano Elements: Helping Students Examine Their Reasoning

    Participants will examine the skills, nuances and effective uses of this element from the Marzano Focused Teacher Evaluation Model.

  • Deep Dive into Marzano Elements: Identifying Critical Content

    Participants will examine the skills, nuances and effective uses of this element from the Marzano Focused Teacher Evaluation Model.

  • Deep Dive into Marzano Elements: Revising Knowledge

    Participants will examine the skills, nuances and effective uses of this element from the Marzano Focused Teacher Evaluation Model.

  • Deep Dive into Marzano Elements: Using Questions to Help Students Elaborate on Content

    Participants will examine the skills, nuances and effective uses of this element from the Marzano Focused Teacher Evaluation Model.

  • Distance Learning Has Started, Now What? Why do I feel so “Distant”?

    Leaders & Coaches will learn how to stay involved and engaged with their teachers, students, and parents during this virtual time. How to still implement fidelity of programs, equity & access for students, and all while keeping a balance of pressure & support.

  • Engage with Tech Tools while Planning Rigorous Instruction

    The most successful technology tools take learning to the next level.  Teachers use these tools to engage students in creative and rigorous ways. Participants in this session will interact with some of these tools and learn to implement specific online tech tools with students.

  • Forward-Looking Planning with Valuable Insights

    Planning ahead while capturing lessons learned is essential for success. Leaders and teachers will reflect and identify positive strategies that are needed to increase student engagement and motivation. Let’s celebrate and lift up what we have learned this year (SEL, tech, etc.) and how to include these accomplishments in teachers’ toolboxes.

  • Guiding Teams During A Crisis Requires a Resiliency Tap

    Are you looking for more innovative ways to lead your team during a crisis? Are you wondering how you will navigate through a new normal after the storm? Through the support of an LSI Leadership Coach and Faculty Coach, learn ways to tap into the untapped potential of your team to pinpoint strengths and activate those strengths into supportive teaming structures that radically transform school communities and boost teacher and student performances.

  • How Administrators Can Give Feedback That Doesn’t Sound Like Evaluation

    Help your teachers improve instruction and student outcomes by giving feedback in a way that teachers find supportive rather than evaluative.

  • Introduction to SEL

    LSI will provide support for school- and district-level SEL leaders in laying the foundational understanding of social emotional learning and how it may inform professional development, instructional coaching, and continuous improvement models.

  • Leading & Coaching Through Affirming Lenses

    Teams are often led through lenses that focus solely on areas of needed growth. During this challenging time of increased uncertainty and professional and personal stresses, there is a need to shift our approach to one that is asset based. From a foundational standpoint of the Core Competency, Responsible Decision-Making, participants will be guided through a process of shifting to affirming lenses that serve to pinpoint glow areas to increase confidence and performance levels.

  • Leading & Coaching with Grace

    Leading and coaching in the midst of a challenge requires grace. Through a servant leadership lens, participants will learn how they may incorporate the essentials of grace for their teams and themselves. Suggested practices are grounded in the SEL Core Competency: Social Awareness.

  • Leading & Supporting Change in a Virtual Environment

    Participants will be able to support their teachers in the virtual world by showing them what to set-up, how to support, when to celebrate, and when to communicate.

  • Marzano Center – Virtual Coaching for Leaders

    As educators navigate today's ever-changing instructional landscape, the need for expert feedback and in-the-moment coaching is even more critical. Our live Marzano Center faculty can customize virtual coaching teachers and leaders to ensure good pedagogy and leadership continues whether instruction is at school or home.

  • Marzano Center – Virtual Coaching for Leaders

    As educators navigate today's ever-changing instructional landscape, the need for expert feedback and in-the-moment coaching is even more critical. Our live Marzano Center faculty can customize virtual coaching teachers and leaders to ensure good pedagogy and leadership continues whether instruction is at school or home.

  • Marzano’s Focused School Leader Model for Growth

    Growth is the currency of leadership success. Discover how to promote a climate of leadership growth using the Focused School Leader Model.

  • Measuring SEL Implementation with Trend Tracker

    This session will familiarize participants with the CASEL Schoolwide SEL Walkthrough Protocol and the LSI Trend Tracker. The protocol is designed to support the continuous improvement of schoolwide SEL implementation by helping team members look for specific indicators of social and emotional learning.

  • Providing SEL Savvy Teacher Feedback

    Providing teachers feedback that supports their social emotional efforts is crucial, especially during a time we know students and adults will need to employ solid SEL skills. Using the newly released  Focused Teacher Evaluation Model (FTEM) protocols with explicit SEL evidence, learn how you can construct savvy SEL feedback that respects teachers where they are.

  • Rigorous Science Instruction

    Learn how to design rigorous science instruction including teaming for science instruction.

  • Secrets to Motivating Students by Engaging Families in a Virtual Environment

    Are you looking for ways to motivate students to complete assignments? We know that a parent's interest and encouragement in a child's education can affect the child's attitude toward school and motivation. Learn how to design or adapt existing family engagement strategies for student success in distance learning.

  • SELF-CARE – Addressing Adult SEL Needs During Challenging Times

    Using SELF-CARE as an acronym, participants will be guided through a series of 8 daily tips within S-E-L-F-C-A-R-E-to pinpoint areas to engage in self-care practices. Participants will learn the ways in which caring for self ultimately influences teacher and student performances. Participants will also set Self-Care goals and commit to incorporating self-care practices in their daily routines.

  • Self-Management – Leading & Coaching Also Means Taking Care of You

    During challenging times, leaders may forget about self-management and simple acts of self-care. Through the support of an LSI Leadership Coach and Faculty Coach, participants will learn the art and balance of focusing on themselves and their teams to not only regulate their emotions and manage stress, but also model and demonstrate the essential need of caring for oneself and others in the midst of crisis.

  • Successful Teacher Evaluation Virtually Anywhere

    We will explore the processes and procedures that need to be considered when observers are conducting observations and providing evaluative feedback based on virtual instruction. What policies do districts need to adjust in order to make that process effective and reflective of the new instructional delivery system? How will growth plans and feedback serve all involved? We will delve into how teachers and observers can maintain a focus on the use of excellent instructional strategies in an e-Learning environment.

  • Ultimate Guide to Virtual Teaching

    An expert faculty member shares knowledge on teaching in a virtual world to prepare educators of all levels for success with any scenario that comes their way.  Participants will explore ways to develop a captivating classroom culture, build enduring relationships, amp-up engagement, and entice students to engage in rigorous tasks that will keep them coming back for more.

  • Zooming Back to School with the Basics – Preparing for Virtual School with Confidence

    Plan now for virtual work and learning so you're ready when the need arises this coming school year. This course will cover the basics of using Zoom as a platform for instruction. Settings, features, breakout room management, and engagement strategies will be demonstrated and practiced by participants.