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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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Featured Events

TIMELY TOPICS, ACTION ORIENTED SESSIONS

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FIRST Education Culturize Institute

Unlike other conferences that have people telling educators what to do, this conference focuses on providing perspectives on what educators can do through the framework of Culturize, by Jimmy Casas. Using these transformational pillars of behavior, each of the sessions will apply perspectives on how to meet the 4 Core Values of the Culturize framework and put them into action in your schools. 

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FREE Virtual Events

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR SERVICES AND SUPPORTS

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Extinguishing the Fires Within Assessment and Grading Reform

In the ever-evolving realm of education, traditional grading systems are proving inadequate for the dynamic needs of modern students and educators. Based on the newly released and best selling book, Extinguishing the Fires Within Assessment and Grading Reform, this webinar offers practical guidance for navigating the complexities of transitioning to standards-based assessment and grading. 

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Is Your Coaching Making an Impact?

Is Your Investment in Coaching Causing Student Learning Impact? Instructional Coaching is an investment that a school or district makes in the hope that it will lead to improved instruction. The question is...how do we know if our coaching is meeting our professional learning goals and leading student learning growth? Join Danica Lewis to learn what factors must be analyzed to determine impact and improvement.

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TIMELY TOPICS | EXPERT PRESENTERS

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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.

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Extinguishing the Fires Within Assessment and Grading Reform

In the ever-evolving realm of education, traditional grading systems are proving inadequate for the dynamic needs of modern students and educators. Based on the newly released and best selling book, Extinguishing the Fires Within Assessment and Grading Reform, this webinar offers practical guidance for navigating the complexities of transitioning to standards-based assessment and grading. 

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Simplifying Standards-Based Grading Institute

The STAGR Center’s Simplifying Standards-Based Grading Institute is a comprehensive two-day experience designed to equip new and veteran educators with the tools and strategies needed to simplify the implementation of standards-based grading (SBG) in their classrooms, schools and districts.

In-Person Event!

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Fall STAGR Conference: Simplifying Assessment & Grading Reform

Whether you are just beginning to explore grading reform, are actively engaged in the process, or are in the thick of implementation seeking solutions to emerging challenges, The Fall STAGR Conference is your gateway to simplification. This vital one-day virtual event is designed for K-12 educators at all stages of grading and assessment reform. It addresses this challenge head-on by embracing the theme of Simplifying.

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Jenni Donohoo Center for Collective Efficacy Events

RAISING STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT TOGETHER

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Fostering Collective Efficacy
Online 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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PLC and Collective Efficacy Institute

Join us for a transformative two-day educational experience in the heart of New Orleans at the PLC and Collective Efficacy Institute, featuring esteemed educators Dr. Jenni Donohoo and Dr. Garth Larson. Dive into the powerful concept of collective efficacy and explore how it is intricately woven into the fabric of Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) and collaborative processes.

In-Person Event!

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Instructional Coaching Center
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STRENGTHEN AND GROW YOUR PRACTICES

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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. 

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Instructional Coaching Toolkit 2.0

Whether you participated in our original Instructional Coaching Toolkit series, or have several years of coaching experience under your belt, it’s time to take your desire to continually learn, develop, and refine your coaching practices and join us for the Instructional Coaching Toolkit 2.0, where you choose your learning pathway!

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Is Your Coaching Making an Impact?

Is Your Investment in Coaching Causing Student Learning Impact? Instructional Coaching is an investment that a school or district makes in the hope that it will lead to improved instruction. The question is...how do we know if our coaching is meeting our professional learning goals and leading student learning growth? Join Danica Lewis to learn what factors must be analyzed to determine impact and improvement.

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EXCELLENCE AND EQUITY IN LITERACY INSTRUCTION

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The Science of Reading for Grades 4-12: Unlocking Literacy for Adolescent Learners

Join us for an enlightening educational experience at The Science of Reading for Grades 4-12: Unlocking Literacy for Adolescent Learners, where the focus is on propelling literacy success to foster deep subject matter study for middle school and secondary students. Attendees will immerse themselves in the latest science of reading research that is revolutionizing the way reading comprehension skills are developed in subject areas for adolescent learners. Discover the evidence-based methodologies that support literacy as a complex, interwoven set of skills, demanding explicit, systematic teaching techniques.

In-Person Event!

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Mathematics Center
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HIGH QUALITY, HIGH IMPACT MATHEMATICS INSTRUCTION

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Enhancing Math Instruction: An Immersive Dive into Math Workshop

Join us for an enriching professional development workshop designed to empower math educators with the knowledge, skills, and strategies to enhance math instruction in their classrooms utilizing a workshop model.

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Transforming Math Education:
A Deep Dive into the Math Workshop Model

Join us for this one-day intensive workshop designed to empower math educators with the knowledge, skills, and strategies to enhance math instruction in their classrooms utilizing Math Workshop. Participants will engage in discussions on research-based best practices and learn how to align instruction utilizing math standards to promote student success. Additionally, participants will gain valuable insights into classroom management techniques tailored specifically for the math classroom environment.

In-Person Event!

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EMPOWERING COLLABORATIVE TEAMS

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PLC and Collective Efficacy Institute

Join us for a transformative two-day educational experience in the heart of New Orleans at the PLC and Collective Efficacy Institute, featuring esteemed educators Dr. Jenni Donohoo and Dr. Garth Larson. Dive into the powerful concept of collective efficacy and explore how it is intricately woven into the fabric of Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) and collaborative processes.

In-Person Event!

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PRINT RESOURCES THAT ARE PRACTICAL AND ENGAGING

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Increasing Students' Time to Think & Do

When we give students more time to think and do, we prioritize deep understanding and we respect the fact that students are capable of incredible work if given the time. Join us for this resource-filled session where you’ll leave with tips, tools, and resources that prioritize and maximize student work time.

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Academics, Environment, Social Emotional Learning Center
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UNLEASHING THE POWER OF RELATIONSHIPS

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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.

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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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Supporting Executive Functioning Skills in the Classroom

Executive functioning skills, like organization, focus, and controlling impulses and emotions, are needed by all students. Students need support in the classroom to strengthen their executive functioning skills. Throughout this four part series, participants will learn more about what executive functioning skills are and strategies to incorporate into the classroom to support all students in strengthening these skills to improve both their social skills and increase their academic achievement. 

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Better Behavior: The ASCEND APPROACH

Join Greg Wolcott, renowned author of "Significant 72: Unleashing the Power of Relationships in Today’s Schools," for a transformative 3-hour session addressing the pressing issue of disruptive behavior in schools post-pandemic. Discover a research-based, proactive approach to behavior management that enhances student engagement, reduces misbehavior, and creates an effective educational ecosystem tailored to meet every student's needs. Walk away with a Behavior Blueprint to implement proven strategies and support systems for a successful school year ahead.

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 (info@firsteducation-us.com).

 

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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