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SEL From A Distance

Dr. Jessica Djabrayan Hannigan
and Dr. John Hannigan

Thursday February 4, 2021 at 7-8 PM


Our students need social and emotional learning more than ever! How can we determine their needs and where do we begin? This session offers tools and best practice processes for social-emotional learning (SEL) that you can implement immediately in any setting. You’ll learn:


•  The five SEL competencies and how to implement the easy to use tools and processes for building skills in each

•  Tips for identifying, teaching, modeling, and reinforcing SEL skills in any environment


@JohnHannigan75 #SEL


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Engaging Learners Online: Digital Learning that Sticks

Bryan Goodwin, CEO & President of MCREL 

Tuesday February 9, 2021 at 7-8 PM


For many students and teachers, online and blended learning has often been a joyless, disengaging, frustrating, and fruitless experience. It doesn’t have to be that way, though. When designed with the science of learning in mind, online and blended learning can spark curiosity and fire up their love of learning even more than in-person instruction—making learning easier and more joyful for everyone. Join us for an engaging session featuring important insights and practical strategies from the new ASCD book Learning that Sticks that you can use right away to create learning experiences that challenge and engage your students—no matter where learning takes place.

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Making Inquiry Work Online (K-16)

Kimberly Mitchell

Thursday February 18, 2021 at 7-8 PM


Kimberly shares how she uses the five inquiry strategies (Get Personal; Stay Curious; Ask More, Talk Less; Encourage Evidence; Extend Thinking Time) from her book Experience Inquiry to keep kids curious online. Together we will practice easy-to-implement activities like the Question Formulation Technique, Conversation Partners, Appreciative Inquiry question routines, and Spiral Journaling.

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Launching Open Inquiry Online and Offline

Turner Bohlen and Dr. Lindy Elkins-Tanton

Tuesday  March 2, 2021 at 7-8 PM


Learn how to help students become self-directed learners and effective team problem-solvers, all online and offline! Teaching methods should be action-oriented, give students agency, train careful observation of their world, and encourage an optimistic mindset. In this mini-master class you’ll learn about inquiry-based projects and how to overcome roadblocks to student engagement. We’ll share our full structure and process, covering from student choice of topic all the way to project completion.

Digital Equity Covid and Beyond

Dr. Beth Holland

Thursday March 18, 2021 at 7-8 PM

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Building your Toolbox: Strategies to Support Success in the Hybrid/Remote World

Juliana Finegan

Thursday March 25, 2021 at 7-8 PM

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Teachers across the country are finding ways to translate their tried-and-true tactics to remote and hybrid settings. In this webinar, we’ll help you build up your own bevy of tools and ideas by sharing specific examples of ways educators across the country are creatively engaging, building community, connecting, and celebrating with students to ensure their success together in new contexts. Explore these ideas and take the best into your practice.


We continue to add webinars to the lineup. If you want to present or want to suggest someone, contact me. gharrington at neiste dot org!