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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


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An MTSS Reset: How to
Re-Energize Your
Instructional Framework
& System

Looking to revitalize your approach to the Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)
and enhance your instructional framework? Join us for a day of collaboration, learning, and growth as we work together to re-energize your approach to MTSS and instructional frameworks.

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FREE Virtual Events


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Kids Need More Discipline, But What Does that Really Mean?

21st century schooling is rapidly changing,  Join Rufus Lott from Lott educational consulting as he discusses the true meaning of the word discipline and how schools are moving to a differentiated discipline model to increase accountability and teach expectations.

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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.


Grading for Equitable Impact

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 for Inequitable Grades and provided with practical examples and solutions to ensure educators are able to move to the highest level of equitable impact when answering these questions.

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STAGR Conference

Join us for an innovative one-day STAGR Virtual Conference where we delve into the transformative world of assessment and grading. This year, our theme, "Reimagining Assessment and Grading through 5 Perspectives," invites educators, administrators, school board members, instructional coaches, and technology experts to explore the multi-faceted nature of evaluation in education.

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Jenni Donohoo Center for Collective Efficacy Events



Fostering Collective Efficacy Institute

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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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. 

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.

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.


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!




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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.

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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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Unlocking Potential: Mastering Mathematics Through Small Group Instruction in an Elementary Classroom

 In this virtual  session, we'll explore the transformative power of small group instruction in the realm of mathematics education. By embracing this approach, teachers gain valuable insights into their students' instructional strengths and areas of need, forming a solid foundation to tailor lessons accordingly.


Bridging the Gaps: 
A Small-Group Approach to Empower Secondary Math Students

As secondary math educators, our goal is to guide students towards realizing their maximum potential in mathematics, opening doors to higher levels of understanding. However, the diverse array of learners in our classrooms presents unique challenges that often surpass the capabilities of a conventional lesson structure. This session advocates for the integration of small groups and student teams into daily routines, providing a dynamic platform to address the varied needs of students.

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The PLC 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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Academics, Environment, Social Emotional Learning Center


Field Trip

Reaching Students with Challenging Behaviors

In this session, participants will delve into the understanding that challenging behaviors can be a means of communication, and they will discover techniques to uncover the root causes behind these behaviors. Over the course of an hour, educators will learn practical strategies for building positive relationships, cultivating safe and inclusive classroom environments, and implementing proactive interventions to manage and prevent challenging behaviors, ultimately empowering students and promoting a culture of growth and success.

School Kids

Best Practices in Behavior Interventions

This full-day workshop for educators offers a dual focus, with the morning session dedicated to Tier 1 behavior strategies and supports, laying the groundwork for a positive classroom culture. Transitioning into the afternoon, participants will delve into Tier 2 and Tier 3 behavior interventions, acquiring personalized tools and strategies to effectively address the diverse needs of students, fostering a more inclusive and supportive learning environment.

Nursery School

Changing Behavior Through Supporting Executive Functioning Skills

This workshop is designed to provide educators and support staff with tangible tools to nurture students' executive functioning skills, which are crucial for their academic achievements and overall welfare. Attendees will explore methods that enhance executive functioning in students of varying ages and abilities, enabling them to create an inclusive and supportive learning environment conducive to student success by addressing the connection between these skills and student behaviors.

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Differentiated Discipline

Join the Differentiated Discipline Workshop, a dynamic one-day session crafted by Rufus Lott III in collaboration with First Educational Resources, addressing the crucial challenge faced by schools nationwide—creating learning environments that foster both academic excellence and student well-being. Engage in a high-paced, high-energy day of learning alongside like-minded educators committed to refining their teaching toolkit.

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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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