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Webinar: Using Learning Huddles to Improve Teaching and Learning

This webinar introduces 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.


Infographic: Data visualization can help educators address chronic absence

A new infographic from REL West, "Data visualization can help educators address chronic absence", shows how displaying data graphically in different ways can help educators more easily identify attendance patterns and groups of students who are chronically absent. With this information, they can better tailor relevant supports to the students who need them.


Infographic: Understand the Problem and the System That Produces It

Improvement science is a dynamic approach to problem-solving that can be used to understand and improve education programs and processes. This infographic illustrates a tenet of improvement science foundational to focusing collective efforts and identifying the right change ideas and provides key concepts and tools.


Video: The Expository Reading and Writing Course: Preparing Students for Postsecondary Success

Hear about how the Expository Reading and Writing Course (ERWC) was initially designed, the impact it has had on students and teachers, and plans for future revisions.


Video: Voices from the Field: The Importance of Trauma-Informed Practices

Two national experts in trauma and resilience discuss why trauma-informed practices are important for students and schools and share ideas for educators to strengthen the culture of youth-serving organizations to better support struggling students.


Video Workshop: Designing Teacher Led Professional Learning

Video archive of a workshop offering an introduction to next generation professional learning, including prompts for when viewers can pause and engage in the workshop activities themselves along with the participants.


Archived Webinar: Identifying and Transforming Educational Inequities, Part One

1 of 2. Presenters introduce key research on the existence and impact of microaggressions in education and share a four-stage framework for transformation that can be used within education systems to identify and address racial inequities and their impact on school climate.


Archived Webinar: Identifying and Transforming Educational Inequities, Part Two

2 of 2. Presenters provide in-depth discussion on working together to replace harmful microaggressions with positive and inclusive school practices; and fostering conditions and relationships to fundamentally shift school culture.

Featured Video

Reducing Chronic Absenteeism: Every Day Counts!

This 19-minute video helps schools and districts understand that chronic absenteeism is a problem they can address.

Featured Event

School Leader Supports: What Do We Know? Where Are We Going Next?

April 16, 2018 - April 17, 2018
Phoenix, AZ

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