Fisher & Frey Events

Virtual PLC+ Certification Institute

The PLC+ Certification is designed to equip participants with the knowledge and techniques needed to support delivery of PLC+ professional learning in their schools. As a result of PLC+ certification, participants will be prepared to support and lead teams in engaging in collegial inquiry where members share knowledge, observe one another, analyze evidence of student learning, and capitalize and celebrate the collective expertise that exists with the team.

1/25/21
Zoom
$1,500 per person
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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.
1/27/21
Zoom
$1,500 per person
Register Now

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.

1/28/21
Zoom
$59 per person
Register Now

Corwin Leadership by Design Institute Series

Corwin’s Leadership by Design Institute: A Powerful Network Series for School Leaders
is a new networking opportunity for school leaders of all levels.  This 12-month series is delivered in monthly 90 minute bite-sized sessions designed for the busy school leader’s schedule in mind.  Top industry experts will cover critical topics around mindframes, efficacy, equity, leading collaborative teams, and more! 

Learn from reknowned industry experts on critical topics that all school leaders are currently facing.  The following month of each key topic area will feature a strategy session moderated by Dominique Smith and Cathy Lassiter to dive into implementation strategies that can be applied in any school setting.

Don’t miss this opportunity to network and learn from top leadership experts
and other school leaders! 

  • January 29:       10 Mindframes for Leaders & Utilizing the MetaX Platform
  • February 22:      Implementation Session: Mindframes and MetaX
  • March 25:           Leading an Equitable Culture
  • April 26:              Implementation Session: Equitable Culture
  • May 17:                Leading for Teacher Credibility & Collective Efficacy
  • June 21:               Implementation Session: Teacher Credibility & Collective Efficacy
  • July 26:                Leading an Active PLC+ Learning Community
  • August 25:          Implementation Session: Leading a PLC+
  • September 20:  Creating Collective Equity
  • October 25:        Implementation Session: Collective Equity
  • November 15:     Fostering Great Teaching by Design
  • December 13:     Implementation Session: Great Teaching by Design
1/29/21
Zoom
$799 per person
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Assessment of Learning from a Distance Institute - Special Saturday Edition!

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.

1/30/21
Zoom
$99 per person
Register Now

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.

2/01/21
Zoom
$299 per person
Register Now

Distance & Blended Learning: The BONUS Pack!

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.

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

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

2/03/21
Zoom
$199 per person
Register Now

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.

2/4/21
Zoom
$59 per person
Register Now

Assessment of Learning from a Distance Institute

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.

2/4/21
Zoom
$199 per person
Register Now

Distance & Blended Learning by Design Certification - West Coast

The Distance and Blended Learning By Design Certification will equip you with knowledge, skills, and techniques to deliver impactful distance and blended professional learning in your schools. Certified trainers will be able to collaborate with teachers in order to create new tools and formats that teachers can use to improve the schooling experience, whether distance, blended, or physically together. This requires us to:

1. Acknowledge the challenges we face in distance and blended environments;

2. Foster a culture of deliberate instruction and ongoing assessment practices in order
    to measure and know our impact and;

3. Lead from a distance as a teacher, instructional coach, school or district leader.

2/08/21
Zoom
$1,500 per person
Register Now

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.

2/11/21
Zoom
$59 per person
Register Now

Success Criteria Playbook Institute - West Coast

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.

2/11/21
Zoom
$199 per person
Register Now

Success Criteria Playbook Institute - East Coast

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.

2/11/21
Zoom
$199 per person
Register Now

Visible Learning Pathways Institute Series

  • February 16-17: 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.

  • March 18-19:  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. 

  • April 27-28:   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. 

  • March 20-21:  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.

        
2/16/21
Zoom
$599 per person
Register Now

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.

 

2/16/21
Zoom
$249 per person
Register Now

Going Deeper with Distance Learning Playbook Institute

The return to schooling for the 2020-21 school year is proving to be unlike any other we have witnessed. The crisis teaching of spring 2020 is behind us and now we are utilizing distance learning, whether fully or in hybrid models, to get on with schooling. The field is learning about what works and what doesn’t at breakneck speed. The purpose of this institute is to bring forward the latest in effective practice in virtual spaces by extending the foundational work established in the Distance Learning Playbook.

2/17/21
Zoom
$199 per person
Register Now

Virtual Teacher Clarity Playbook Certification - East Coast

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.
2/18/21
Zoom
$1,500 per person
Register Now

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.

2/18/21
Zoom
$59 per person
Register Now

Distance & Blended Learning by Design Certification - East Coast

The Distance and Blended Learning By Design Certification will equip you with knowledge, skills, and techniques to deliver impactful distance and blended professional learning in your schools. Certified trainers will be able to collaborate with teachers in order to create new tools and formats that teachers can use to improve the schooling experience, whether distance, blended, or physically together. This requires us to:

1. Acknowledge the challenges we face in distance and blended environments;

2. Foster a culture of deliberate instruction and ongoing assessment practices in order
    to measure and know our impact and;

3. Lead from a distance as a teacher, instructional coach, school or district leader.

2/22/21
Zoom
$1,500 per person
Register Now

The Skill, Will, and Thrill of Reading, K-6 Series

Treat yourself and prepare for the new year for teaching reading in any setting: face-to-face, blended, or at a distance, with a four-pack of 90-minute sessions focused on reading in K-6 settings.

Join co-author 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. 

  • February 22:  Gradual Release and Text Complexity
  • March 1:  Foundational Skills and Meaning Making
  • March 8:    Motivation in Reading
  • March 15:  Reasoning, Creativity, and Taking Action in the World
2/22/21
Zoom
$199 per person
Register Now

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
Register Now

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
Register Now

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
Register Now

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.

3/18/21
Zoom
$249 per person
Register Now

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
Register Now

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
Register Now

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
Register Now

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
Register Now

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
Register Now

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
Register Now

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
Register Now

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
Register Now

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
Register Now

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
Register Now

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.

5/20/21
Zoom
$249 per person
Register Now

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
Register Now

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
Register Now

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
Register Now