The Results that Matter Webinar Series

Improve teacher effectiveness and enhance student learning during Pearson’s Results That Matters Webinar Series. Hear from leading experts and authors and learn practical research-based strategies that will help you get results in the classroom. The Results That Matter Webinar Series is a free professional development service sponsored by Pearson Teacher Education and Development and is designed for school and district leaders as well as pre-service and in-service educators. Our fall event schedule will be posted soon.

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 John Crow

John Crowe
What the Speaking/Reading Brain Knows That the Writing Brain Needs View Now!
Most middle and high school students come into classrooms with highly developed abilities in spoken English. However, most of the knowledge required to perform writing assignments is subconscious. John explores this “hidden knowledge” and demonstrates how to leverage that knowledge to help students understand and solve problems that arise as they learn to write. Author of Unleashing Your Language Wizards

Brenda Custodio

Brenda Custodio
Newcomers Programs: How to Serve Your New Arrivals View Now!
Brenda Custodio, author of How to Design a Newcomer Program. New students from around the world continue to arrive in our classrooms every day. What programs and services are provided by your school district for these students? Find out what other schools are doing and which strategies best meet the needs of our newcomers.

Evelyn Arroyo

Evelyn Arroyo
A Calibration Approach: From CCSS to Second Language Acquisition View Now!
These are exciting times to be in education. It has taken us over two decades of standards-based reforms to finally get to a common language and expectations: to prepare ALL our students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in college and work. All means all, including ELLs. Evelyn shares what K-12 educators need to know about the Common Core and how they can accommodate ELLs in ELA and mathematics. Author of A+RISE Instructional Strategies

Carol Pelletier

Carol Pelletier
Managing an Effective District Mentoring Program to Improve Teacher Effectiveness View Now!
What challenges does your district face when designing a mentoring program? Carol shares successful practices that new teachers are using as a result of quality mentoring and explores next steps for designing an effective mentoring program. Author of Mentoring in Action Series

Ken O Connor

Ken O Connor
Fifteen Fixes for Broken Grades View Now!
The grades students receive should reflect what they have actually learned. What should school leaders need to know to make the grading process actually support learning? Ken explores the answers to these questions and describes grading practices that result in accurate and meaningful communications about student learning. Author of A Repair Kit for Grading

Donald Bear

Donald Bear & Lori Helman
Effective Word Study to Advance Literacy Achievement for English Learners View Now!
What does effective word study look like and how you can match this instruction to your students' language and literacy levels? Donald and Lori discuss the developmental spelling assessment, what it tells educators about students' literacy developmental level, and how this information guides the teaching of phonics, spelling, and vocabulary of English learners. Authors of Words Their Way™ with English Learners

Jan Chappuis

Jan Chappuis
Assessment for Learning: Strategies to Assist School Leaders View Now!
Jan outlines seven strategies to help you answer three formative assessment questions for your students: "Where am I going?"; "Where am I now?"; and "How can I close the gap?". Author of Seven Strategies of Assessment for Learning

Marcia Invernizzi

Donald Bear & Marcia Invernizzi
Word Study with All Learners: The Words Their Way Word Study Approach View Now!
Learn how the Words Their Way approach to word study is developmental and differentiated. Activities are presented for each developmental stage and with all sorts of learners. Explore schedules to implement developmental word study in the classroom and in interventions. Authors of Words Their Way

Ellen Kronowitz

Ellen Kronowitz
Success from the Start: The Principal and Mentor's Role in Induction View Now!
Meet the needs of your new teachers. Drawing from over 25 years of research and working with experienced mentors and principals, Ellen presents fresh ideas for making those induction years even more productive for you and your novice teachers. Author of The Teacher’s Guide to Success

Rich Allen

Rich Allen
High-Impact Teaching XYZ: Using creative strategies to teach core content View Now!
To draw today’s learners into the learning process, and help them maximize their potential, we need to use instructional strategies that more closely match their fast, exciting and instantly gratifying world. Learn the primary goals of brain-based teaching and how to implement them. Author of High Impact Teaching Strategies for the XYZ Era

Katherine McNeill

Katherine McNeill
Constructing Explanations in Science and Engaging in Argument From Evidence View Now!
The Conceptual Framework for the New K-12 Science Education Standards (NRC, 2011) and the Common Core English Language Arts Standards (2011) stress the importance of having students construct explanations and engage in argumentation using evidence. In this webinar, we will describe our work to support grades 5-8 students in explanations and argumentation in science. Co-author of Supporting Grade 5-8 Students in Constructing Explanations in Science.

Lydotta M. Taylor and Jill M. Fratto

Lydotta M. Taylor and Jill M. Fratto
Transforming 21st Century Learning Environments View Now!
In this webinar the authors will address the missing step in school reform, change. They share how change can best be implemented in a school and across school systems and introduce the Who Took My Chalk model to help educators embrace 21st century learning environments. Authors of Transforming Learning through 21st Century Skills: The Who Took My Chalk?™ Model for Engaging You and Your Students.

W. James Popham

W. James Popham
Assessment Literacy: An Imperative for Today’s Educators—and Many Others View Now!
We live in an era when students’ test scores seem to dominate many educational activities. An assessment-literate individual understands the most important assessment-related concepts and processes apt to influence real-world educational decisions. Accordingly, in this webinar, the nature of assessment literacy will be explored, several of the most pivotal “assessment-related concepts and processes” will be considered, and suggestions offered regarding how assessment literacy might be provided for educators, citizens, policymakers, parents, and students themselves. Author of the Mastering Assessment series.

Sue Bredekamp

Sue Bredekamp
Effective Practices in Early Childhood Education View Now!
This Webinar will describe how the fundamental values of early childhood education can be retained and enhanced, while also discussing the necessary changes in teaching practices to become more effective with all children. Author of Effective Practices in Early Childhood Education: Building a Foundation.

Randy Philipp

Randy Philipp
Focusing on Children’s Mathematical Thinking: Using Video to Learn From and About Students View Now!
Designed to support PD facilitators and math coaches, this webinar will show how videos provide opportunities for us as teachers to be critically reflective–-see our actions in others--watch examples of effective instruction; see that children’s approaches to mathematics and mathematical thinking differ from adults’ approaches; raise expectations of what students can do; and enable us to model questioning techniques in a safe way. Co-author of IMAP Integrating Mathematics and Pedagogy: Searchable Collection of Children's Mathematical Thinking Video Clips and Facilitator's Guide.

Ken Henson

Ken Henson
Grant Writing: A Step-By-Step Process View Now!
Ken Henson, both a Fulbright and a National Science Foundation Scholar, is in his tenth year as professor of education at The Citadel Military College in Charleston, South Carolina. The more than 30 funded grants he has authored and contributed to have earned over 100 million dollars; topics ranging from physics and technology to the fine arts. Ken received his bachelor's degree at Auburn University, his master's degree at the University of Florida, and his doctorate at the University of Alabama. He and his wife Sharon live in Sun City, Hilton Head. Ken enjoys teaching full-time, writing grants and books, giving grant-writing workshops and writing for publication workshops, and ballroom dancing.

Donald Bear and Pearson Media Team

Donald Bear and the Pearson Media Team
The PDToolkit webinar View Now!
The PDToolkit for Words Their Wayis an online subscription-based resource that provides tools to help teachers effectively plan and implement instruction. In this webinar, you will learn how the PDToolkit can further support your implementation of Words Their Way.
Donald Bearis director of the E. L. Cord Foundation Center for Learning and Literacy and professor in the College of Education at the University of Nevada, Reno. Together with preservice, Master’s and doctoral students, he teaches and assesses children who struggle to learn to read and write. He has been involved in innovative professional development grants, and with colleagues has developed assessments used in school districts throughout the country. Donald is an author and co-author of numerous articles, book chapters, and books, including Words Their Way, Words Their Way with English Learners, and Vocabulary Their Way.

Dr. Mimi Miller & Nancy Veatch

Dr. Mimi Miller & Nancy Veatch
Effective Instruction to Advance Adolescents’ Literacy Proficiency and Content Learning View Now!
Dr. Mimi Miller is an Associate Professor of Education at California State University Chico, where she teaches and supervises pre-service teachers. She earned her PhD in educational psychology from Stanford University and her BA in Psychology from the University of Notre Dame. Before coming to CSU, Chico, Dr. Miller taught middle school in the California public schools, served as a K-12 teacher educator for Project Read/Text Analysis Project at Stanford, and was senior editor for Interact--Learning Through Involvement. Dr. Miller's professional interests include content literacy instruction, curriculum integration, rural education and authentic assessment. She lives in Durham, California, with her husband and two children.

Nancy Veatch is a National Board Certified 6th grade teacher at Evergreen Middle School in Cottonwood, California. She earned her BS in Human Development and MA in Education from the University of California at Davis. Prior to teaching, she worked as the Project Evaluator for the National Science Foundation’s Nuclear Age Education Institute and for the California Foreign Language Project. Mrs. Veatch has 19 years of teaching experience in the Northern California public schools. She has also taught content literacy classes as a part-time instructor at California State University, Chico. Her professional interests include early childhood development, adolescent literacy, and content area instruction. She lives with her husband and two children in Cottonwood, California.

Dr. Jana Echevarria

Dr. Jana Echevarria
Making RTI Work with English Learners View Now!
In this webinar, Dr. Jana Echevarria will provide an overview of RTI and address the special considerations needed when implementing an RTI process with English learners. Specifically, she will discuss the importance of Tier 1 instruction and progress monitoring as well as Tier 2 and Tier 3 interventions. Distinguishing a learning problem from the second language acquisition process will also be addressed.
You can view her book, Response to Intervention (RTI) and English Learners: Making it Happen on the Teacher Education and Development site.