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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Tools for Math Small Group Instruction

April 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28, 2021

Join our experts to learn practical small group instructional tools and activities that teachers can use instantly in their classroom to leverage student success and conceptual understanding of various mathematical concepts.

Content Matters

May 7, 2021

Are you ready to learn about effective literacy instruction that can provide pathways for learning about content? As passionate teachers who love our disciplines AND our students we will address the question:

“How can I share my passion and love for my discipline while developing the literacy skills that my students need to understand it?"

COVID Recovery Conference

April 29-30, 2021

Even though many schools have returned to in-person learning (and others are still hoping to return this year), the realities they are experiencing the long-term effects on their students is becoming more evident by the day. The obstacles we face as a profession are significant, so it’s time we help educators move from survival mode to planning for observable impact.

Better Together - Productive Partnerships Between Coaches and Principals

June 14, 2021

Learn from Diane Sweeney how coaches and principals can reset coaching post-COVID. Then, be guided through a process to develop a plan that will strengthen your school culture and improve student learning.

Fostering School Leader Efficacy

May 6, 2021

Recent research has shown that a Principal’s sense of leadership efficacy influences collective teacher efficacy, as well as student achievement. 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.

Reigniting a Passion for Literacy

June 15-16, 2021

During this two day conference, educators will rediscover the joy of teaching the lifelong skills of reading and writing to students.Join us for this unique two-day event and be prepared to leave with energy and a plan for starting the next school year off right!

Strategies and Tasks for Promoting Productive Struggle  in your Mathematics Classroom

June 17 and 22

Understanding the importance of productive struggle creates a classroom environment in which risk-taking is encouraged and celebrated. During this series, you will learn strategies and tasks that will inspire thinking and discourse, leading to a higher level of conceptual understanding.

Next Steps with Shared Reading: Using Short Texts to Go the Extra Mile

June 22, 2021

Short texts are everywhere, and so are the readers who love them.  In this workshop, learn how to select, plan with, and use short texts to increase reading volume and inspire opportunities for writing across content areas.

Collective Efficacy Institute

June 23-24, 2021

The Collective Teacher Efficacy Institute is designed to deepen participants’ understanding of how to foster a sense of efficacy in schools and classrooms. If you are interested in finding out how to make collective efficacy a reality in your school, join us!

Learner FIRST Virtual Summit

July 19-20, 2021

T he Learner FIRST Virtual Summit has been designed to inspire educators and leaders as they prepare for the new school year ahead. 

Equity Minded Coaching for Systems Change

August 12, September 9, and October 14, 2021

What might it mean to go beyond using an “equity lens” and operate from a permanent position of equity-mindedness? In this series, participants will interrogate their beliefs, learn key organizational considerations to address inequities, and analyze strategies needed to support an effective coaching culture.

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

August 3, 9,10 , 2021

Learn how math workshop, a flexible instructional format, allows teachers to meet the diverse needs of students in their classroom.

Engaging Literacy for the Big Kids (Grades 4-12)

August 17, 18, and 19, 2021

Looking to freshen up your literacy classroom and engage your students more than ever? Join Dr. Katie McKnight for this 4-part series where she will provide tools and strategies for your best year of teaching yet!

The Framework for Student Centered Coaching

August 5, 2021

Learn what Student- Centered Coaching looks like in practice and how impact on teaching and learning is measured. Walk away from this session with a plan for making instructional coaching student-centered and outcomes-based.

The Instructional Coaching Toolkit Series - Strategies for Successful Coaching 

2021-2022 School Year Dates: September 16, October 21, November 18, January 20, February 17, and April 28

Whether you are new to coaching or looking to expand your coaching resources, this ongoing series will provide you with new tools and opportunities to practice them.

Recorded Sessions


S.T.A.G.R. Conference

Event has concluded, but access to recorded sessions is still available.

Join colleagues and schools from around the world at the S.T.A.G.R. Virtual Conference. The Conference that focuses on all things related to Standards, Targets, Assessment, Grading & Reporting.

SEL & Equity Summit

Event has concluded, but access to recorded sessions is still available.

The current COVID-19 crisis has put teachers, teachers assistants, administrators and school boards in an unprecedented position to figure out how to best support learning during times...

Moving the Needle

Event has concluded, but access to recorded sessions is still available.

During this multi-part series, Danica Lewis and Shelly Daun will share their collective years of experience across a broad range of school settings with coaches and leaders seeking improvement within their school or district.



Tel. 920-479-6504

5881 Seven Elms Drive, 
Winneconne, WI 54986


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