Learn strategies and solutions from leading middle grades presenters.
A Follow-Up Open Roundtable on Discussing Current Events and the Inauguration with Students
Presenter: Cedrick Gray
Tuesday, January 19, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm EST
Implicit Bias and Microaggressions
Presenter: J. Mori Johnson
Wednesday, January 20, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm EST
Learn more about how implicit bias and how microaggressions are subtly thwarting your equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts. Discover what you can do as a bystander or target of microaggressions. Recognize your implicit biases and learn not act on your biases as if they are facts.
It’s Not Too Early to Begin Planning Middle Level Schedules for School Year 2021-2022
Presenter: Elliot Y. Merenbloom
Thursday, January 28, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm EST
Master schedules are key to fully implementing the core best practices of middle level education. Based on experiences since the opening of the 2020-2021 school year, decisions are needed to best address the needs of early adolescents as we, hopefully, permanently return to in-person learning in the fall. During this webinar, we’ll explore how to approach the key components of scheduling for the 2021-2022 school year including mission/vision statements, primary frameworks and inserts, interdisciplinary teams, common planning time, FAI (flex/advisory/intervention), role and function of a team, exploratory curriculum offerings, and professional development to successfully implement the schedule.
A Virtual Approach to Social & Emotional Learning
Presenter: Tim Elmore
Thursday, February 4, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm EST
Stress, anxiety, and other challenges are now a norm for many of the students in school today. Due to these challenges, students are missing classes, disengaging from interaction in physical and virtual classrooms because they are overwhelmed, and experiencing conflict with peers due to their inability to manage their emotions. This session collates years of research to give school leaders a practical guide on how to instill the social and emotional skills students need to make better decisions both in school and outside of school.
Promoting Digital Citizenship and Online Wellness in your Middle School
Presenter: Kim Karr and Malorie Bournazian
Thursday, February 18, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm EST
In today’s connected world there is an ever growing importance to educate, empower and celebrate students online. We know with so many students connected and engaged online can come at a cost with student drama and discipline. However, we know the good outweighs the bad and that the apps we use are only as good as the people who use them. This webinar will aim to help you teach digital citizenship and wellness skills to you and your school community families to become digital leaders. Learn how to integrate conversations or teachable moments in your school or home so you can model and guide appropriate online behavior. The webinar experts host Digital4Good, which celebrates students who are using digital technology to make a positive impact in their communities.