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Measuring and Improving Equity and Inclusion in Schools

60 mins - December 3, 2019 - 2pm ET

To create school communities that value and serve all students, districts are increasingly setting measurable goals around equity and inclusion. Educators track metrics including academic achievement gaps, discipline disproportionality, and gaps in student experience or social-emotional learning to identify priorities and take action.

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Back to School Edition: Interventions and Progress Monitoring

55 mins - August 28, 2019

Get new ideas and inspiration for approaching interventions this school year. Learn the steps to create a unified, data-driven approach to interventions within a multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS) and response to intervention (RTI) framework.

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How CASEL Partner Districts Use Social and Emotional Learning Measurement

57 mins - June 26, 2019

Understanding how students are developing social and emotional skills is a key aspect of how districts are prioritizing SEL to help students succeed. Districts like Washoe County School District (NV) and El Paso ISD (TX) are using measurement to help guide school continuous improvement processes and instructional planning.

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PBIS and SEL in Action: How Districts Are Promoting Positive Behavior

51 mins - May 15, 2019

Districts and schools are seeking to understand the factors that influence positive behavior, such as school climate, students’ mindsets, and teacher training. That’s why schools and districts are strengthening Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and Response to Intervention (RTI) processes by measuring and understanding their students’ social-emotional learning (SEL). 

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New Research on the Links Between SEL and Academic Growth—and What It Means for Your District

59 mins - April 9, 2019

In this webinar, you'll learn about the connections between social-emotional learning and academic growth. Panorama’s research team presents new findings on the important role of emotion regulation, growth mindset, grit, and self-management, and recommends school-wide and individual student support practices to build these critical social-emotional learning skills. 

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Middle School Students' Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning

60 mins - March 19, 2019

Schools today are responsible for promoting growth of the whole student, across academics and social-emotional learning (SEL), and ensuring students are on track for college, career, and life readiness.  Join this webinar to learn how districts are developing effective practices for meeting the needs of their middle school students. 

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Level Up Your MTSS: Best Practices for Tiered Interventions and Supports

59 mins - February 27, 2019

Providing individualized support to every student is an important pathway to reaching equity and excellence in schools. Yet providing robust interventions that meet each student’s needs and understanding what’s working are real challenges.

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The 5 Biggest Challenges of MTSS: How Districts Are Responding

54 mins - January 23, 2019

As more schools and districts seek to support every student through a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS), common challenges are emerging. Join this webinar to learn how districts are responding to five challenges of MTSS to fulfill the promises of equity and positive student outcomes.

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Using School Climate Data to Promote Academic Achievement

60 mins - December 4, 2018

Students who have strong relationships with their teachers tend to get better grades, work harder in school, and are less likely to drop out. Watch this webinar to learn how Worthington Schools (OH) and Framingham Public Schools (MA) are promoting belonging, relationships, and student engagement with learning.

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Improving Student Outcomes with Social-Emotional Learning Measurement

60 minutes - November 12, 2018

By measuring and growing students’ social-emotional learning, districts like Olathe Public Schools (Kan.) are improving key student outcomes—improving academics, decreasing chronic absenteeism, and graduating students who are prepared to thrive in college, career, and life. In this webinar, Panorama presents new research on connections between students’ SEL and critical student outcomes. And Panorama’s research team provides recommendations for districts to approach and monitor social-emotional learning in ways that are responsive to key district priorities.

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Reducing Chronic Absenteeism with School Climate and SEL

61 minutes - October 12, 2018

8 million students are chronically absent from school each year. In the years ahead, schools and districts require new strategies to combat chronic absence and ensure equity and success for every student. Join Panorama Education and Attendance Works to hear from experts and practitioners about how schools and districts are rethinking their approaches to chronic absenteeism. We will explore the ways districts can leverage school climate and social-emotional learning (SEL) to create positive school environments and foster the development of social-emotional skills that support increased attendance.

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Superintendents' Roundtable: Supporting the Whole Student

60 minutes - April 12, 2018

Superintendents Dr. John Marschhausen of Hilliard City Schools (OH), Ms. Margo Martin of Groton Central School District (NY), and deputy superintendent Dr. Eric Gallien of Racine Unified School District (WI) team up to discuss using social-emotional learning (SEL) measurement to support the whole student. Watch the webinar to learn how districts are incorporating SEL into the profile of a graduate and using “whole child” data at the district, school, and student levels.

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Using Early Warning Indicators to Support Every Student

62 minutes - March 27, 2018

After decades of evidence that focusing on the “ABCs”—attendance, behavior, and coursework—can help schools increase graduation rates, districts are expanding their use of early warning systems (EWS) to support every student. In this webinar, Dr. Robert Balfanz, a pioneer for using early warning indicators, shares his evidence-based models for identifying and monitoring at-risk students through early warning systems and is joined by administrators from Metro Nashville Public Schools (TN) and Waltham Public Schools (MA).

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Building Capacity in Districts to Improve School Climate and Social-Emotional Learning

55 minutes - December 12, 2017

To improve school climate and social-emotional learning (SEL), districts like San Bernardino City Unified School District (SBCUSD) are organizing their school teams to use data effectively to drive action. Watch the webinar to learn how districts are approaching professional development to build the capacity around proactive approaches to school climate and SEL.

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Creating an SEL Roadmap: A District’s Journey to Support the Whole Child

61 minutes - September 26, 2017

Everett Public Schools, Wash., is undertaking a coordinated, districtwide approach to social-emotional learning (SEL). Watch leaders from Everett discuss their journey to create a consolidated approach to behavior programs, tiered student support, and trauma-informed practices through the district’s use of social-emotional learning curriculum and data.

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Supporting the Whole Student: Key Indicators for Success

56 Minutes - August 16, 2017

In today’s data-driven culture, schools and districts often find that they are data rich, but information poor. For educators and school leaders at Lakes Community High School (IL), supporting students’ growth across multiple dimensions is critical to their vision of success. In this webinar, school psychologist Eric Born joins Sejin Mong of Panorama Education to share Lakes’ journey towards monitoring students’ real-time progress in social-emotional learning (SEL), academics, behavior, and attendance, in order to use data proactively to support every student.

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How Schools Improve by Engaging Families

67 minutes - May 2, 2017

At Denver Public Schools (DPS) and in every district in Rhode Island, family and community engagement empowers parents to be partners in creating great schools. In this webinar, leaders from DPS and from the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) will share strategies for engaging all families in the service of student success. To start the conversation, Dr. Karen Mapp of the Harvard Graduate School of Education presents the Dual Capacity-Building Framework for family engagement.

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Using Data to Support Students’ Social-Emotional Learning: From the District to the Classroom

60 Minutes - March 8, 2017

For leaders in Washoe County School District, Nev., and Long Beach Unified School District, Calif., supporting students’ growth in social-emotional learning (SEL) is critical to their vision of student success. In this webinar, Assistant Superintendent Chris Lund (Long Beach Unified School District) and Director of Research and Evaluation Laura Davidson (Washoe County School District) share their experiences using data at the school- and classroom-level to support students in developing SEL skills.This webinar will highlight how school and district leaders can collect and use data to support the development and growth of students’ SEL skills.

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Improving SEL with Measurement

60 minutes - October 31, 2016

For Superintendent Michael Hanson of Fresno Unified School District (Calif.), Director of Innovation & Transformation Tricia Baumer of Dallas Independent School District (Texas), and Assistant Superintendent Greg Wolcott of Woodridge School District 68 (Ill.), social-emotional learning (SEL) is integral to student success. In this webinar, education leaders share their experiences and lessons learned from leading their districts to measure, understand, and act on data about students’ SEL.

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Hosting Effective Family Events

60 minutes - September 29, 2016

Do your family events truly support student achievement by building strong family-school partnerships? Drawing on over a decade of research, Scholastic FACE and Panorama present proven strategies for engaging families. Focusing on doing more with the events your schools are already planning, the webinar offers tips and strategies that have helped districts across the country host events that equip families and districts to be partners in students’ learning.

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Start the School Year with SEL

46 minutes - August 18, 2016

Back to school is a critical time to build strong teacher-student relationships and to grow social-emotional skills that will set students up for success all year long. This webinar gives school and district leaders action steps and tools to build and strengthen students’ social-emotional learning at the beginning of this school year.

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Setting Goals in the Classroom with WOOP

29 minutes - March 31, 2016

Learn how to bring the WOOP (Wish, Outcome, Obstacle, Plan) method to your school or district. Originally developed for adults, Dr. Gabriele Oettingen has worked with Character Lab to use and research WOOP in the classroom setting. When used with fidelity, WOOP helps students set and achieve goals and improves student effort. In this session, Dr. Oettingen joins Panorama's Kevin Stein to discuss using the WOOP method with teachers and students. They discuss the goal-setting method and provide free resources for school and district administrators and teachers to share this effective goal-setting method with students.

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Grit on the Ground: School Leaders' Roundtable on Social-Emotional Learning

28 minutes - March 2, 2016

Schools across the country are focusing on growing their students' social-emotional learning with curricula, programs, initiatives, and strategic goals. The school leaders' roundtable discusses best practices for developing students' grit, growth mindset, social awareness, self-efficacy, and other SEL domains. Roundtable participants Rob Stein (Chief Academic Officer, Roaring Fork School District) and Mindy Weidman (Chief Accountability Officer, BRICK Academy) share about the specific SEL programs at their schools, reflect on lessons learned, and look ahead at the future of SEL.

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Measuring Growth in Social-Emotional Learning

51 minutes - January 26, 2016

Educators are tremendously interested in helping their students develop grit, social awareness, self-management skills, growth mindset, and self-efficacy. In this interactive presentation, Aaron Feuer and Elizabeth Loehr discuss how schools can measure their students' social-emotional skills and focus on growing their competencies and school supports for social-emotional learning.

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Build Your Data Story: Leading Your District to Act on Data

57 minutes - December 1, 2015

Effective district leaders use data to improve schools. Many administrators use student, family, and teacher surveys to develop a “data story” and engage their entire district to take action. Building school capacity to use data is one of the greatest opportunities, and challenges, facing school and district administrators. "Build Your Data Story" introduces the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Data Wise improvement process and presents how one district, Prince George's County Public Schools, is engaging Data Wise and Panorama Education to use stakeholder feedback and other data to improve.

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Peer-Driven Professional Learning

42 minutes - October 13, 2015

There is a massive amount of untapped expertise in the classrooms of our teachers. Our new professional learning community, Playbook, aims to make it easy for teachers to learn with and from each other. Aaron Feuer (Co-Founder and CEO) and Brian Rainville (2010 Baltimore City Teacher of the Year and Educator Engagement Director) lead a discussion on the power of peer-driven professional learning with Playbook.

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Promoting Positive Family-School Relationships

56 minutes - August 4, 2015

Schools that successfully engage families find that their students earn higher grades, score higher on tests, develop better social skills, and are more likely to graduate. View this conversation with Dr. Karen Mapp (Harvard Graduate School of Education) and Panorama's Dr. Hunter Gehlbach (Director of Research) and Brian Rainville (Educator Engagement) to discuss strategies for building successful family-school partnerships.

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Using the Panorama Teacher Survey

25 minutes - June 3, 2015

Teachers play a critical role in creating positive school cultures. Join Dr. Hunter Gehlbach and Elizabeth Loehr to discuss how to use the Panorama Teacher Survey to engage your teachers and to effectively collect their feedback. The survey is designed as a tool for school administrators looking to plan for next school year, understand their own leadership abilities, and build stronger relationships with their teachers.

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Using School Climate Data for District Improvement

39 minutes - April 16, 2015

Fostering a positive school climate can significantly impact student learning and youth development. Join Bethany Silver, Accountability, Performance and Assessment Officer at Bloomfield Public Schools (CT), to discuss strategies for collecting climate data through surveys and best practices for responding to this data for district goal-setting and improvement.

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Strategies for Improving Response Rates

27 minutes - March 18, 2015

The success of a survey program depends on the quality of the data that is collected. In order to gain meaningful feedback, schools and districts should ensure that their survey sample is representative of the school community at large. This interactive session will discuss strategies to improve the response rate for surveys in your community.

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Creating a Culture of Feedback in Schools

42 minutes - February 4, 2015

School communities that support a culture of feedback learn, grow, and improve with the help of information and perspectives gained through surveys. In this session, Binney Caffrey, Dean of Studies at The Bishop's School in La Jolla, California will discuss how teachers, administrators, and students at The Bishop's School are working together to build a culture of feedback.

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Formative Assessment for Teachers

24 minutes - December 17, 2014

Educators seeking to continually improve teaching and classroom practice look to student feedback to inform professional growth. Please join Brian Rainville (Educator Engagement) and Irene Chen (Client Services) for a discussion on using student surveys to inform formative assessment for teachers. In this 30-minute interactive session, we will discuss approaches to student survey administration and reporting to support formative assessment.

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Using the Panorama Student Survey

28 minutes - September 9, 2014

Aaron Feuer (CEO/co-founder) and Dr. Hunter Gehlbach (Associate Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education) discuss the research methodology and best practices for using the Panorama Student Survey. This webinar covers survey design and implementation strategies for districts and schools.

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