Fisher & Frey Events

Virtual Teacher Clarity Playbook Institute - West Coast

On a clear day, you can learn forever— that’s the adapted lyric you’ll be happily humming once you’ve attended this institute, because you will have mastered using learning intentions and success criteria, the twin engines of Teacher Clarity. 

Teacher clarity is both a method and a mindset, and it has an impressive effect size of 0.75 (Hattie, 2009). “It’s teaching that is organized and intentional,” explain Douglas Fisher and Olivia Amador. “It brings a forthrightness and fairness to the classroom because student learning is based on transparent expectations. And when we are clear, our students can better plan and predict, set goals, and acquire a stronger sense of how to judge their own progress.“

3/1/21
Zoom
$299 per person
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Visible Learning Pathways Institute Series - East Coast

  • March 3-4: Teaching Pathway
    • Great teaching begins with deliberate decisions made with the intention to design learning that will positively impact students. It is not enough to plan with intention but rather, great teachers engage in a process of implementation and evaluation. Following a system of implementation, teachers can reflect on the impact they make on their students not by chance, but by design.

  • April 22-23:  Leading Pathway
    • Great leaders do things differently. They are not passive in their efforts to improve schooling experiences nor do they simply tell people what to do. Instead, great leaders engage others in a process of improvement. This process is ongoing and based on evidence. 

  • May 13-14:   Equity Pathway
    • When we create a learning community that works together through a collectivist lens of shared accountability with a laser-like focus on equity; we begin to see how educators convene around high expectations for learning across all dimensions of differences. Such learning communities are empowered to discover how their collaborative actions and decisions propel learning forward. 

  • June 17-18:  Learning Pathway
    • Institute Learning Intentions:

      Content: Today, we are learning about promising principles from the science of learning that have the potential to amplify learning in my school or classroom.

      Language: Today, we are building a shared language of learning around implementing the science of learning in our schools and classrooms.

      Social: We are building collective efficacy amongst our colleagues and our students so that we can implement promising principles from the science of learning.

        
3/3/21
Zoom
$599 per person
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Visible Learning Institute - Teaching Pathway

Great teaching begins with deliberate decisions made with the intention to design learning that will positively impact students. It is not enough to plan with intention but rather, great teachers engage in a process of implementation and evaluation. Following a system of implementation, teachers can reflect on the impact they make on their students not by chance, but by design.

3/3/21
Zoom
$249 per person
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Webinar: Developing & Using Success Criteria to Maximize Teaching and Learning

How would your students respond to the question, “how will I know if I have learned something?” When both we and our students have clarity about learning through high-quality success criteria, there is a greater likelihood that learning will happen and that all students will experience success in their learning. Whether face-to-face, hybrid, or at a distance, this webinar will introduce how best to support the development and implementation of high-quality success criteria.

Presented by John Almarode, Douglas Fisher, Kateri Thunder, and Nancy Frey

Monday, March 8, 2021 at 3:30pm PT

03/08/2021
Zoom
Free
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Virtual Teacher Clarity Playbook Certification

This two-day certification is designed to equip you with the knowledge and techniques that will enable you deliver effective Teacher Clarity Playbook trainings in your school system.

Learning Intentions:

  • We are learning about the evidence-based aspects of teacher clarity.
  • We are learning how to support teachers in increasing their clarity.


Success Criteria:

  • I can name the nine aspects of teacher clarity.
  • I can describe the differences between learning progressions, learning intentions, and success criteria.
  • I can analyze tasks for their alignment with learning intentions and success criteria.
  • I can develop assessments that determine students’ mastery of learning intentions and success criteria.
  • I can observe classrooms and recognize appropriate versus inappropriate learning intentions, success criteria, and tasks.
  • I can design professional learning experiences for peers that increases their knowledge of teacher clarity.
4/1/21
Zoom
$1,500 per person
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Simultaneous Learning Institute - West Coast

The Simultaneous Learning Institute focuses on providing educators with the terminology of the various hybrid learning models and provides guidance on how to successfully engage both the students in front of them and the students at home at the same time. Whether a school has already been working in a simultaneous learning setting or is preparing to start, this institute provides clarity around how to design learning experiences that leverage technology and develop routines and procedures that ensure engagement.

4/6/21
Zoom
$199 per person
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Simultaneous Learning Institute - East Coast

The Simultaneous Learning Institute focuses on providing educators with the terminology of the various hybrid learning models and provides guidance on how to successfully engage both the students in front of them and the students at home at the same time. Whether a school has already been working in a simultaneous learning setting or is preparing to start, this institute provides clarity around how to design learning experiences that leverage technology and develop routines and procedures that ensure engagement.

4/6/21
Zoom
$199 per person
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The "6 Pack": Distance Learning for Leaders Series

These 75-minute virtual sessions are designed with the School Leader’s schedule in mind.  We know that even in a remote or hybrid learning setting, time is precious!  

Dive into these 6 bite-sized sessions to learn how to successfully manage
some of the most critical issues that leaders are facing during these challenging times. You can also purchase individual sessions for $59 each.

  • April 13:   Maintaining Your Leadership Credibility
  • April 20:   Virtual Visibility & Social Presence
  • April 21:   Microteaching
  • May 4:   Coaching Instructional Improvement
  • May 11:  Supporting Parents to Support Learners   
  • May 18:  Developing Leadership Mindframes   
4/13/21
Zoom
$199 per person
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Distance Learning Leadership Institute: Maintaining Your Leadership Credibility

Do your teachers and staff trust you? Do they see you as one who is supportive of their development? Are you passionate about your role in the school system? Lots of questions that all relate to your credibility as a leader. Building on the evidence of teacher credibility, we will explore ways to expand your leadership credibility.

4/13/21
Zoom
$59 per person
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Webinar: Removing Labels, Disrupting the Negative Effects of Labels and Assumptions

We humans make assumptions about individuals based on what we see. And those assumptions become labels. And those labels become expectations. And those expectations can become students’ realities. But, this cycle can be interrupted. Disrupting one’s thinking about another person takes a concerted effort to understand who that person really is and the strengths that person has. Let’s explore the ways that labels can be removed so that expectations for success become reality.

Presented by Dominique Smith, Douglas Fisher, and Nancy Frey

Monday, April 19, 2021 at 3:30pm PT

04/19/2021
Zoom
Free
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Distance Learning Leadership Institute: Virtual Visibility and Social Presence

People notice where you put your body. Your presence communicates importance and value. How can you maximize your virtual visibility and social presence such that teachers, students, and family members “see” you? Learn from other leaders who have developed a strong presence in their schools, even from a distance.

4/20/21
Zoom
$59 per person
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Visible Learning Institute - Leading Pathway

Great Leaders do things differently. They are not passive in their efforts to improve schooling experiences nor do they simply tell people what to do. Instead, great leaders engage others in a process of improvement. This process is ongoing and based on evidence. 

4/22/21
Zoom
$249 per person
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Distance Learning Leadership Institute: Microteaching

Improving instruction and maximizing impact are primary responsibilities for school leaders. The question is, how can we spread highly effective approaches to teaching and learning around a school? One solution has been micro-teaching. In this session we explore micro-teaching, allow for practice of this approach, and develop plans for using this tool to improve learning outcomes.

4/27/21
Zoom
$59 per person
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Distance & Blended Learning: The BONUS Pack

This Bonus 4 Pack of sessions will feature all new content of the BEST distance & blended learning strategies in education!

Distance learning and its variants—blended, hybrid, and simultaneous—have been disruptive to schooling as we have known it. But amazing educators are turning disruption into innovation. The rate of innovation in schooling is unprecedented and this series focuses on highlighting new practices of creative teachers, coaches, and leaders.

  • May 3:     Instruction
  • May 10:   Assessment
  • May 17:   Engagement
  • May 24:  Teacher Clarity & Purpose

Each session will be 90 minutes in length from 3:00 - 4:30pm Pacific Standard (PST).

5/3/21
Zoom
$199 per person
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Distance Learning Leadership Institute: Coaching Instructional Improvement

What types of feedback help teachers change and implement increasingly effective approaches to instruction and assessment? What times of coaching are ineffective? We’ll review several coaching frameworks and practice analyzing instruction and developing coaching plans.

5/4/21
Zoom
$59 per person
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Assessment of Learning from a Distance Institute - West Coast

Learning; that’s our goal.  But how do we know if our students have learned what we taught? 

Assessment connects the teaching and the learning and allows us to design additional experiences to close the gap between what students already know and what they need to know.  Distance learning has created an assessment challenge as everything is now “open book.”  Thankfully, there are new tools and formats that teachers can use to assess students’ understanding.  These new ways of assessing learning will impact schooling for years to come as they are better and more authentic than many of the tools we had been using before the pandemic.

5/6/21
Zoom
$199 per person
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Distance Learning Leadership Institute: Supporting Parents to Support Learners

We are not asking parents to become teachers. But we do need to forge a new partnership with family members such that their children are learning. We’ll focus on effective parent education that builds the knowledge and skill of family members to support the efforts of the teachers who provide instruction for their children.

5/11/21
Zoom
$59 per person
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Distance Learning Leadership Institute: Developing Leadership Mindframes

The Mindframes for Leaders guide decisions that we make. They are habits that will serve us well, long after the pandemic. In this session we explore each of the 10 mindframes and learn from leaders who have challenged themselves to strengthen a specific mindframe. These mindframes, or ways of being, are based on the Visible Learning research.

5/18/21
Zoom
$59 per person
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Success Criteria Playbook Certification

How would your students respond to the question, “How will I know if I have learned something?” When both us and our students have clarity about learning through high-quality success criteria, there a greater likelihood that learning will happen and that all students will experience success in their learning.

Drawing from John Hattie’s Visible Learning research, success criteria have an average effect size of 0.88 (Visible Learning MetaX, 2020). To capitalize on this potential impact on student learning, we must develop and share high-quality success criteria that define what success looks like for each and every learner in our schools and classrooms. That is exactly what this institute aims to do! Whether face-to-face, hybrid, or at a distance, we will move beyond just learning intentions and take a deep-dive into how best to support the development and implementation of high-quality success criteria.

5/24/21
Zoom
$1,500 per person
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Visible Learning Institute - Learning Pathway

We are learning about promising principles from the science of learning that have the potential to amplify learning in my school or classroom.

We are building a shared language of learning around implementing the science of learning in our schools and classrooms.

We are building collective efficacy amongst our colleagues and our students so that we can implement promising principles from the science of learning.

6/17/21
Zoom
$249 per person
Register Now

Reading Comprehension Institute

Treat yourself and prepare for the new year for teaching reading in any setting: face-to-face, blended, or at a distance, with a five-pack of three-hour sessions focused on reading in K-12 settings.

Join Doug Fisher and Nancy Frey for a deep dive into evidence-based reading instruction that provides a structured framework developed to teach the foundational skills of reading while developing the motivation and critical reasoning they need to become lifelong readers. 

6/21/21
Zoom
$299 per person
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Success Criteria Playbook Certification

How would your students respond to the question, “How will I know if I have learned something?” When both us and our students have clarity about learning through high-quality success criteria, there a greater likelihood that learning will happen and that all students will experience success in their learning.

Drawing from John Hattie’s Visible Learning research, success criteria have an average effect size of 0.88 (Visible Learning MetaX, 2020). To capitalize on this potential impact on student learning, we must develop and share high-quality success criteria that define what success looks like for each and every learner in our schools and classrooms. That is exactly what this institute aims to do! Whether face-to-face, hybrid, or at a distance, we will move beyond just learning intentions and take a deep-dive into how best to support the development and implementation of high-quality success criteria.

6/22/21
Zoom
$1,500 per person
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Virtual PLC+ Institute

The PLC+ framework provides educators with a practical and evidence-based framework focused on supporting the planning and implementation of both student and professional learning. In the same way that teachers work to identify the learning needs of their students, it is important that PLC’s identify the learning needs of their adult learners in order to develop the most appropriate instruction for students in their classroom.

6/29/21
Zoom
$299 per person
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Annual PLC+ Conference

Fisher & Frey event

Get ready for the 2021 Annual PLC+ Conference where the greatest minds in education gather and share insights from the world’s leading research to improve learning! 

9/27/21
Las Vegas, Nevada
Main Event (If registered by 4/30/2020): $449 per person
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