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Our Events

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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Featured Events



Fall Learning Institute

This unique event provides teams with the opportunity to learn together in the same workshop, or learn at the same time in different workshops. Either way, your team will leave this 2 day event ready to engage more fully in their work and ready to improve student learning!

In-Person Event!


An Evening with Elizabeth Smart

The abduction of Elizabeth Smart remains one of the most widely followed and heart-wrenching child abduction cases of our time. Her story of survival and transformation into a powerful advocate serves as a beacon of hope and resilience for all who face adversity. Through her journey, Elizabeth has shown us that it's not only possible to overcome extreme challenges, but also to rise above them, taking control of our destinies and illuminating the path for others.

In-Person Event!

Job Interview

Hiring for Excellence with Jimmy Casas

Are you struggling with hiring and retaining the right people? Bring your team and join Jimmy Casas for a 2-day workshop that promises to get you excited again about the hiring process. His 12 Strategies for Hiring for Excellence framework is being utilized by districts all over the country with proven positive results.

In-Person Event!

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FREE Virtual Events



Repair Kit for Grading - FREE Webinar

Based on Ken O’Connor revised edition of “A Repair Kit for Grading: 15 Fixes for Broken Grades,” attendees will be examine all 15 Fixes and walk away with a deeper understanding of Fix # 14 in which attendees will receive tools and resources that focus on emphasizing more recent achievement.

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STAGR Center



15 Fixes for Broken Grades

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.

In-Person Event!

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Leading Standards Based Grading Institute

Is your school making the jump to Standards-Based grading and as a school leader you’re nervous for the final implementation? Or maybe you are just starting the process? Join our team of former school leaders as they walk you through everything you need to know about the transition and how you can lead the efforts from your role.

Teacher and Student


Join us at this conference on standards, targets, assessment, grading, and reporting for educators, and become part of a vibrant community committed to improving education worldwide. Gain valuable insights, exchange ideas, and leave empowered with practical strategies to implement in your classrooms and schools. Together, let's shape the future of education!

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Jenni Donohoo Center for Collective Efficacy Events


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Fostering Collective Efficacy

Success in schools lies in the strength of believing that through their combined efforts, system, school leaders and their faculty can accomplish great things for the learning lives of students. Participants will gain Ideas and practical strategies to strengthen collective efficacy in their districts, schools, and classrooms.

In-Person Event!

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Instructional Coaching Center


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Instructional Coaching Toolkit Series

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. 


Regional Instructional Coaching Network (WI)

Members of the Regional Instructional Coaching Network come together to learn new coaching strategies, to share successes and challenges, and to get better... together. Through meaningful dialogue, expert guidance, and collaborative processes, the Instructional Coaches in this network will increase their effectiveness and feel more confident in their work. 

In-Person Event!

Casual Business Meeting

Coaching That Transforms Collaborative Teacher Teams

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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Equity Minded Coaching 

In this 3 part series, participants will interrogate their beliefs, learn key organizational considerations to address inequities, and analyze strategies needed to support an effective coaching culture. Participants will leave with tools and other resources to enact transformational change and create equitable conditions leading to high outcomes for all students.

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Virtual Collaborative Coaching Network

Members of the Virtual Collaborative Coaching Network will learn strategies and tools that will deepen the work they do with teachers. Coaches will have the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues from around the country to discuss their coaching approaches and the impact of their coaching efforts on the teachers they coach and the classrooms they support. Together, we will improve our work with teachers and schools!

Designers Working Together


Every student deserves to have a teacher who has a thinking partner.  Side by side, asset-based coaching creates a collaborative culture where partnership is essential.  Since time is rarely on our side, this series is designed to give participants professional learning flexibility by watching videos during the school day or after hours. You can also interact live with the facilitator, Julie Wright, during the 2 live Zoom sessions.




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Mathematics Center


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FIRST Education
Math Summit

Are you ready to embark on a transformative journey in mathematics education? Join us for the Virtual Math Summit February 15, 2024, where educators, researchers, and thought leaders from around the world will converge to explore the dynamic intersections of productive struggle and the creation of thinking classrooms.

Math Tutoring

Best Practices in Secondary 
Math Instruction:  Incorporating Small Groups and Teams

Instruction using grouping strategies provides strategically planned lessons that promote student discourse, problem solving, risk-taking, inquiry, and increased student engagement that results in deep conceptual understanding of mathematics concepts to maximize student learning outcomes. Join us to learn how to bring small group instruction to your 6-12 Math Classroom!

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Math Workshop: Laying the Groundwork for Differentiation in your Math Classroom

Math workshop is a flexible instructional format that allows teachers to meet the diverse needs of students in their classroom. During this series, participants will learn the how-to’s for a math workshop model, as well as an exploration into workshop structures and classroom organization in order to meet the needs of the diverse learners in the math classroom.


Leveraging Small Group Instruction: 
Mathematical Tools for Scaffolding and Extending Students Conceptual Understanding

Small group instruction allows teachers to understand their student’s instructional strengths and areas of need.  This allows teachers to  tailor lessons that meet  students where they are along their journey of learning and understanding mathematical concepts. This series will provide teachers with many tools to build their “tool box” to meet the needs of the diverse learners in their classrooms through small group instruction.

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“Help! They Don’t Know Their Facts!”
Moving Beyond Memorization by  
Developing Fact Fluency

Have you ever wondered why students don’t know their basic facts?  In this 90 minute virtual session, we will explore the difference between fluency and memorization, barriers, and how to build fact fluency through conceptual understanding and developing students’ number sense.

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The PLC Center



Repair Kit for PLCs Workshops: 15 Fixes for Broken PLCs

PLCs across North America are broken…Yes, we said it. We have heard time and time again that educators often don’t know how to use their collaborative time in ways that actually lead to a difference in the classroom. That being said, the research about educators collaborating around practices is very positive. It’s the practice and application of PLCs however that tend to be a struggle. Join Gabe Hackett and Garth Larson as they introduce 15 tools that can help “Fix” what’s broken in PLCs everywhere and lead to a great sense of collective efficacy as a result of your collaborative actions.

In-Person Event!

OI Center
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Science Class

Teaching Science Phenomenally

Want to increase engagement in your science classroom? Explore how to during this session!

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Standards-Based Grading in the Science Classroom

What does standards based grading look like for science? Learn the process with the presenter, a science teacher in the classroom, who uses standards based grading and has found success.

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ChatGPT and Other Chatbots in Science Education

 In this session, we’ll explore some emergent artificial intelligence chatbots, how they can be used (and abused), and consider the ethics behind their creation and use - particularly for science instruction.

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Academics, Environment, Social Emotional Learning Center


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Navigating Student Behaviors: Empowering Educators for Positive Impact Summit

Unlock the secrets to navigating student behaviors with the Navigating Student Behaviors Summit! Join our virtual event to gain invaluable insights and proven techniques for creating a positive, inclusive classroom environment. Don't miss this opportunity to transform your approach and make a lasting impact on your students' behaviors. Register now to revolutionize your classroom management!


Building Strong Foundations: The Power of Healthy Relationships in Education

Join our transformative series and explore the profound impact of healthy relationships within the classroom and school through practical strategies to foster meaningful connections.. Uncover the key to unlocking academic support, behavior management, and social-emotional growth through the power of strong and supportive relationships. Don't miss this opportunity to create a positive and thriving educational environment where everyone feels valued and inspired to reach their full potential.

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Event Registration Policies

By agreeing to the registration terms, you understand and acknowledge that this is a legal binding agreement and payment will be due in full whether you attend the event or not. If you are unable to attend, you may send a substitute at no extra cost, provided that you notify us of the change at least 5 business days prior to the Event. Substitutions must be communicated by email to FIRST Educational Resources (


By agreeing to the registration terms,  you understand and acknowledge you can cancel your registration to this Event as long as it’s 15 business days prior to the Event, and will be refunded in full for the cost of payment received, minus a $10.00 administration fee and 3.49% of the total registration cost if you paid by Credit Card. 


By agreeing to the registration terms, you understand and acknowledge if you cancel less than 14 business days prior to the Event or non-attendance, you will be liable for the full cost of the registration. No reimbursements will be made for travel, accommodation or any other costs incurred by you in connection with the Event which you do not attend or cancel.

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