Free Webinar Series


Shaped but Not Defined:  Develop Emotional Resources for Getting Ahead Graduates

Chuck Holt

July 20, 2017, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Central

It is often difficult for Getting Ahead graduates (or any of us, for that matter) to overcome past hurt and pain in order to create hope and resilience to build a future story. Discuss ways to incorporate Bridges Out of Poverty constructs in your organization to build strong emotional resources for your Getting Ahead graduates. Our pasts shape us, but they need not define us.

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6 Basics of School Improvement, Particularly for High-Poverty Schools 

Ruby Payne

August 3, 2017, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Central

Regardless of what your state is deciding to do about the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), there are basics that must be addressed to improve student achievement, particularly for those in poverty. These six basics of school improvement incorporate the meta-analytic research of John Hattie on what really makes a difference in achievement. This webinar will focus on the “how to” of simple, effective, and practical tools.

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Developing Student Expertise

Ruby Payne

September 21, 2017, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Central

This webinar will provide tools and processes to use at the secondary level for greater student achievement. Dr. Payne will focus on content comprehension, expertise models that move away from fragmented content, getting students involved in their own self-assessment, relational learning, calibrated student work, and integrating grades, assignments, state assessment, and standards into a seamless approach.

Additionally, the webinar will provide a simple process to work through emotional issues with the staff and parents on campus. Approaches and tools to work more effectively with adolescent males on campus will also be addressed. Finally, the webinar will cover research on habit formation and habit change.

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Phil DeVol

November 2, 2017, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Central

Are you trying to build a sustainable Bridges initiative? If so, you should know about silos. What are they? How are they helpful? How are they harmful?

This webinar is based on Gillian Tett’s book The Silo Effect: The Peril of Expertise and the Promise of Breaking Down Barriers. She says, “Above all, we need to leave ourselves open to collisions with people and ideas outside whatever silo we inhabit.”

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Research-Based Strategies – The Achievement Gap Can Be Closed

Bethanie Tucker, Ed.D.

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Central

Under-resourced students can achieve equally with their more affluent peers with approaches that address their unique needs and build on their strengths. Strategies included in Ruby Payne’s Research-Based Strategies were selected for this very purpose—to meet the needs of under-resourced and all students without requiring extra classroom time.

In this webinar, Bethanie Tucker, Ed.D. will cover strategies that reflect the upcoming revised edition of Research-Based Strategies. This revised edition will retain the features that teachers love—a menu of strategies to address specific student behaviors, plus statements about how effective the research has proven each strategy to be. Effect size data comes from the work of John Hattie and helps answer the question, “Where do we start?” In addition, Payne has added her own analysis of the added effect of poverty on each influence and strategy.

Join us in this webinar to reduce planning time, improve effectiveness, raise achievement, and develop more immediate and reliable interventions.

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Removing the Mask: Identifying and Serving Gifted Students from Poverty

Ellen Williams

December 7, 2017, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Central

Is there equity in your school’s gifted program? Do the demographics reflect the demographics of your campus as a whole? Gifted programs often serve wealthy and middle class students and exclude students from poverty. This webinar will outline a complete process for identifying gifted students from poverty using easy-to-implement instruments and detailed procedures.

Dr. Payne will share strategies and supports to retain students and foster success in gifted programs, suggestions for behavioral interventions in gifted programs, and techniques for working with parents of gifted students. Payne will discuss briefly how to use the Teacher Perception Inventory and Environmental Opportunities Profile instruments.

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All aha! Process webinars are recorded and archived for your convenience. See the list of past webinar recordings here.