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REL West events aim to engage regional education stakeholders in making connections from research to policy and practice. Below, you can learn about our upcoming events and access archived videos, meeting materials, and related resources from past events.

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Sep 2018

Date: September 25, 2018
Using Learning Huddles to Improve Teaching and Learning
This webinar will introduce the learning huddle: an innovative update to traditional teacher-inquiry protocols centered on continuous-improvement cycles known as "Plan-Do-Study-Act". The session will feature the work of the REL West K-6 Literacy Improvement Partnership.
Location: Webinar

Apr 2018

Date: April 26, 2018
Webinar: Using Attendance Data for Decisionmaking: Strategies for State and Local Education Agencies
Participants discussed the importance of accurately tracking student attendance data and how those data can be used to make decisions in policy and practice that support students who are chronically absent to get back on track.
Location: Webinar

Apr 2018

Date: April 16, 2018 – April 17, 2018
School Leader Supports: What Do We Know? Where Are We Going Next?
A two-day regional convening of state education agency teams to examine current evidence-based approaches to leadership support, as well as lessons learned from past efforts, to help inform the design and development of effective state initiatives going forward.
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Nov 2017

Date: November 4, 2017
Exploring Design and Implementation Strategies for Technology-Mediated Professional Learning for Teachers in Support of Embedded Formative Assessment
This 2-day conference helped to expand the implementation of embedded formative assessment in Arizona's classrooms.
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Oct 2017

Date: October 6, 2017
Understanding School Mental Health Practices and Trauma-Informed Approaches: A Central Valley Convening
This daylong conference brought together education and healthcare practitioners in California's Central Valley to learn about the impacts of mental health and trauma on youth development and learning, and what schools and clinics can do to create environments that support the mental health and well-being of all students.
Location: Fresno, CA

Oct 2017

Date: October 5, 2017 – October 26, 2017
Webinar Series: Identifying and Transforming Educational Inequities
This 2-part series addressed how educators can engage in a transformation process to reduce the psychological harm that microaggressions can have on school culture and students' overall education experience and achievement.
Location: Webinar

Sep 2017

Date: September 20, 2017
Webinar Series: Rural Data Use
Series to enhance the knowledge and skills of California Rural Pathways partners around data sharing and data use.
Location: Webinar

Aug 2017

Date: August 30, 2017
California Promise: Pathways to Student Success
During this event, College Promise program staff learned about advancements in College Promise programs, data use for successful implementation, and strategies for further strengthening these programs.
Location: Sacramento, CA

Jul 2017

Date: July 26, 2017 – July 27, 2017
Best Practices in "Being A Writer": Literacy Improvement Partnership Summer Institute
This 2-day training helped Washoe County School District educators institutionalize support for teacher development in writing instruction.
Location: Reno, NV

Jun 2017

Date: June 2, 2017
Teachers as Instructional Leaders and How District Staff Can Support Them
Interactive online learning event in which participants engaged in conversation about what's working, and what more can be done to bolster districts' ability to support teacher leadership through effective partnerships.
Location: Webinar

Nov 2016

Date: November 29, 2016
Webinar Series on College and Career Readiness
Researchers and practitioners on college and career readiness explored how advanced high school courses prepare students for college and careers, and what college enrollment and success looks like for students who took advanced courses in high school. In the second session, presenters from across the REL program discussed what student data can predict college readiness, and how the absence of these indicators can impact postsecondary pathways.
Location: Webinar

Nov 2016

Date: November 16, 2016
Supporting Long Term English Learner Students in Mastering Academic English: A Framework for Success
Two experts in the field of English learner education shared promising strategies and practices to support long-term English learner students–and others–in English writing and academic literacy.
Location: Webinar

Nov 2016

Date: November 1, 2016
Teaching Mathematics Through Student Worked Examples
In this webinar video and materials, learn about research-based strategies for algebra instruction that include the use of correct and incorrect examples of student work.
Location: Webinar

Sep 2016

Date: September 20, 2016
When an English Learner Struggles Academically: Telling the Difference Between Second Language Acquisition and a Possible Learning Disability
Webinar focused on strategies for increasing educators' understanding of the full context of English learner students' lives in order to adequately assess their English language acquisition progress and know when to seek additional supports.
Location: Webinar

Aug 2016

Date: August 30, 2016
College Promise in California: Strategies, Challenges, and Successes
Convening of those who are currently implementing or developing College Promise programs to examine research and learn from each other about promising implementation practices.
Location: Oakland, CA

Jun 2016

Date: June 8, 2016
Strength in Voices
An annual summit brings together students and adults in Washoe County School District to surface areas for school improvement and ways to collaborate on addressing them. A video from the 2016 event co-sponsored by REL West brings the experience to life.
Location: Reno, NV

Mar 2016

Date: March 14, 2016 – April 8, 2016
Webinar Series: Addressing the Effects of Trauma in Schools
This 3-part series addressed the effects of trauma on brain development, approaches and frameworks to foster positive youth engagement, and the importance of supporting youth-serving adults.
Location: Webinar

Mar 2016

Date: March 8, 2016
Supporting Student Resilience in Trauma-Sensitive Schools
See a video of the practitioner panel from this Nevada conference.
Location: Reno, NV

Oct 2015

Date: October 14, 2015 – October 21, 2015
Transforming School Climate to Exceed LCAP Expectations
These day-long events helped California districts use school climate measures in the context of their Local Control Accountability Plans.
Location: 10/14: Oakland, CA; 10/21: Anaheim, CA

Sep 2015

Date: September 30, 2015
Webinar Series: Effective Practices for Partnering With Families of English Learner Students in Preschool and Kindergarten
This 2-part series focused on building effective home-school partnerships that support the school success of preschool and kindergarten English learner students.
Location: Webinar

Sep 2015

Date: September 10, 2015
Preventing and Responding to Student Suicide: Promising Strategies for Schools
This Utah event included a variety of mental health strategies and resources.
Location: Salt Lake City, UT

Apr 2015

Date: April 23, 2015 – April 24, 2015
Counseling for Educational Planning: Programs and Strategies
The primary goal of each one-day regional event was to inform representatives of California community colleges about innovative and promising counseling programs and strategies to support students’ education planning.
Location: Norco & Sacramento, CA

Apr 2015

Date: April 3, 2015
Supporting Student Resiliency in Trauma-Sensitive Schools
Videos and materials from this Utah conference help schools create more supportive environments for children who experience trauma.
Location: Salt Lake City, UT

Mar 2015

Date: March 18, 2015 – May 14, 2015
Webinar Series: Effective Use of Data to Address Individual Student Needs in Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
See videos and materials from this 3-part webinar series.
Location: Webinar

Feb 2015

Date: February 24, 2015
Building Shared Knowledge: Effective Use of Multi-Tiered Student Supports as a Dropout Prevention Strategy
This webinar and accompanying worksheets help schools customize implementation of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support.
Location: Webinar

Dec 2014

Date: December 4, 2014
Speak Out, Listen Up! Listening to Student Voice
This webinar video and materials introduce several tools for eliciting student voice, which are included in the accompanying toolkit.
Location: Webinar

Sep 2014

Date: September 18, 2014
Every Day Counts
These videos from a Policy Forum in Utah, with links to research presented at the event, can inform planning of strategies to increase attendance.
Location: Salt Lake City, UT

May 2014

Date: May 6, 2014
The History and Future of Special Education: Implementing Quality Services through the Implementation of Inclusive Models
This webinar provided national research and data on students with disabilities.
Location: Webinar

Sep 2013

Date: September 26, 2013
Every Day Counts: Increasing Attendance to Improve Student Outcomes in Utah
The videos and materials from this event, including self-assessment tools, provide a good introduction to the importance of attendance.
Location: Salt Lake City, UT