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The FIRST Educational Resources Conferences, Workshops, and Webinars are designed with the needs of educators and leaders in mind. Our presenters represent some of the premier thought leaders in education today.

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In-Person Summits


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STAGR Center



Extinguishing the Dumpster Fires of Assessment and Grading Reform

Multiple Cohort Options

During this interactive series Becky Peppler, former High School Teacher and Instructional Coach, and Dr. Garth Larson, Former Director of Learning will talk through some common challenges (dumpster fires) that teachers and administration face when taking on assessment and grading reform. This reform series will be practical in nature and ground in experience of addressing these common questions as teachers and schools look to transition into more meaningful assessment, grading and reporting practices.

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Clarity Roadmap Series

Multiple Cohort Options

During this highly interactive 4 part series Dr. Garth Larson will examine what it means to have clarity throughout the entire STAGR Process (Standards, Targets, Assessment, Grading and Reporting).  Not only do we want to know what those targets are, but what does it look like for students and teachers to be successful within those standards and targets.


15 Fixes for Broken Grades

May 8-9, 2023 -- FL

Based on Ken O’Connor revised edition of “A Repair Kit for Grading: 15 Fixes for Broken Grades,” attendees will be guided through all 15 Fixes and provided with revised examples and iterations to ensure educators are able to move to the highest level when answering these questions.

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Spring STAGR

March 7-8, 2023

Join colleagues and schools from around the world at the STAGR Virtual Conference. This two day professional learning conference has been designed to give educators access to resources, thought-leaders, practitioners and provide solutions to help improve their ability to analyze what is important for students to learn.

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Standards Based Grading Toolkit Series

April 5, April 19, and May 3, 2023

In this series, participants will learn about the 4 main components of Standards Based Grading and have the opportunity to develop strategies and action plans for use within their classrooms/schools. Functioning as a professional learning community, the facilitators and fellow participants will support teachers as they try out their new learning between sessions and as they seek out the tools they need to be successful in their grading and reporting practices.

STAGR Center
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Center for Civil Rights in Education


Casual Business Meeting

Coaching That Transforms Collaborative Teacher Teams

Multiple Cohort Options

As coaches, if we aren’t coaching for equity we are complicit in reproducing an inequitable system. We have a professional obligation to lead and coach in a way that surfaces and interrupts inequities and transforms practices that help us to create the schools children deserve. This series will offer an opportunity to learn how to support teams in navigating the stages of team development, with equity at the center.

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D&TA Center


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The D&TA Retreat: Facilitator Focus 1.0

April 12, 19, and 26, 2023

As leaders and educators at all levels we are “asked” to engage in data collection and submission with minimal time, direction and feedback. While we are working hard we often struggle to make sense of the data which leaves us feeling frustrated and helpless in our classrooms, PLCs, and offices.

If this sounds like conversations with colleagues and team
members, it’s time to break this exhausting cycle that erodes our school culture, morale, and employee retention. Check out our learning series: The D&TA Retreat: Facilitator Focus 1.0 with master facilitator Christie Dugan.

D&TA Center
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Jenni Donohoo Center for Collective Efficacy Events



Fostering Collective Efficacy Institute

Full Day Workshop

During this full day session, participants will learn what collective efficacy is and why it’s important. Audience members will also examine the enabling conditions for collective efficacy along with a model for leading collective efficacy in schools.

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Fostering School Leader Efficacy Workshop

May 3, 2023

This workshop is designed to delve into the research, identify ways to foster Principal efficacy, and leverage it to maximize collective teacher efficacy and student achievement

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Instructional Coaching Center


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Instructional Coaching Toolkit Series

Multiple Cohort Options Available

Whether you are a brand new coach, or a coach looking to expand your skillset, the Instructional Coaching Toolkit Series is for you! Drawing upon a variety of coaching approaches and models, this series will support coaches in learning entry points for coaching relationships. Coaches will learn how to determine the best approach for any situation they might face. 

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Coaching for Observable Impact Network

Ongoing Dates Throughout the 2022-2023 School Year

Members of the Coaching for Observable Impact Network will learn strategies and tools that will deepen the work they do with teachers. Coaches will also learn strategies for measuring the observable impact of their coaching efforts on the teachers they coach and the classrooms they support. Finally, coaches will have the opportunity to collaborate with and learn from their colleagues in schools and districts near and far. Together, we will connect our actions to our impact!

Stand Up Meeting

Coach and Principal Partnership Planning

February 24, 2023

During this in-person workshop, coaches and principals will work together to analyze their partnership and plan for continued and improved success. This session will place high value on collaborative time and opportunities to for coach and principal teams to network with other teams. The process that will be used during this session will provide a sustainable way for coaches and principals to continue their planning and reflection beyond the session.

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Instructional Coaching Toolkit 2.0 (Advanced Pathways)

Multiple Pathways Available