Free Webinar Series

Special Monday Webinar!

From a 30,000-Foot View: Building a Bridges Community

Gina Elias

Monday, October 23, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Central

For communities to receive continued funding, it’s important that organizations will be able to provide return on investment (ROI) numbers to funders. Increasingly, funders want to see outcomes from their contributions. In this webinar Gina will show how her nonprofit in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, is collecting ROI in terms of financial impact in the community.

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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.

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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Morning Conversations: A Model to Further the Bridges Dialogue

Tammy Schoonover

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

Bucks County Opportunity Council in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, has implemented “Morning Conversations,” an opportunity to “converse” about a specific Bridges construct or strategy. Since 2007, more than 1,300 people in Bucks County have received Bridges Out of Poverty training. Training evaluations reflected that the knowledge gained was relevant to the participants’ work. Bucks County Opportunity Council’s strategic goal could not be effectively achieved if further dialogue around Bridges was not facilitated. Thus, the “Morning Conversations” model was implemented. In this webinar participants will discover the value of extending Bridges training to manageable “conversations” that will provide further insight and practical application.

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Getting Ahead: The high-octane fuel in Bridges initiatives

Panel discussion

January 4, 2018, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Central

In this panel discussion, moderator Phil DeVol will discuss with Getting Ahead facilitators and graduates how to build a community initiative with people in poverty at the center of it. Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World has proven to be the high-octane fuel in Bridges initiatives. Getting Ahead has been modified for specific sectors: the workplace, reentry, and first-generation, low-income college students. In this webinar you will learn from a Getting Ahead graduate and facilitators from each of the four sectors. Find out how to get the most from Getting Ahead in your community.

Registration link coming soon.


Removing the Mask: Identifying and Serving Gifted Students from Poverty

Ellen Williams

March 1, 2018, 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. Williams 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. Williams will discuss briefly how to use the Teacher Perception Inventory and Environmental Opportunities Profile instruments.

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