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

LIVE - March 8, 2017 - 2PM EST

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 2015

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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