Free Webinars for Educators

Get a firsthand look at our newest offerings. Savvas' free webinars provide ideas and inspiration for educators. Join authors and experts as they showcase new Savvas Learning Company programs, resources, and practices. Available live and on-demand. Thank you for exploring with us!

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Oct 27, 2020
5:00 PM EST
Inspiring Reading: A 3-D Look at Teaching Reading (K-5) ›
During our lit blocks, we plan for students to learn in three settings: whole class, small group, and independent. In this session, we will explore activities to foster literacy learning in these three settings. We’ll dive into a first-read minilesson to engage students with complex texts during your whole class teaching. Then we’ll examine a small group framework to enhance your guided reading instruction. Lastly, we’ll delve into coaching conversations you can use to confer with each student during independent reading.
Oct 28, 2020
3:00 PM EST
How Science Education Can Promote Antiracism and Social Justice ›
The prejudices of systemic racism are unfortunately part of all aspects of modern society, and science and engineering are not immune from this. Incorrect old ideas about racial prejudice were initially founded in poor biological science...
Nov 03, 2020
5:00 PM EST
Writing for College and Career (6-12) ›
Writing plays a fundamental role in the workforce that starts with writing requirements in the application process – from college entrance exams to writing as a part of a job application process. Knowing that, teaching students to be strong communicators through writing is essential to college and career readiness. This session will cover strategies including mentor texts, writing for real world purposes, and reading text sets on a topic to help with knowledge building writing.
Nov 10, 2020
11:30 AM EST
Career Connection: Studying the Brain on Drugs ›
As a child of West Indian immigrants, Gwenaëlle (Gwen-Eye-Yell) learned to communicate science across cultures and fight against stigmas and taboos around mental illness. She graduated with a BS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and is currently pursuing a PhD in Neurobiology.
Nov 10, 2020
12:15 PM EST
Career Connection: Fire Service and Science with Ernie Carter ›
Ernie Carter has been in the Fire Service for 22yrs. He uses science knowledge of chemical reactions and fire behavior in his different areas of expertise.
Nov 10, 2020
1:00 PM EST
Origami Time! Can you Make Hundreds of Objects from One Paper? ›
Come enjoy some mental gymnastics and fun critical thinking exercises. All you need is a sheet of paper, a ruler, scissors, pencil and your imagination.
Nov 10, 2020
2:00 PM EST
STEM Lesson/Activity: Experimenting with Bugscocopter Flight ›
Students will make a helicopter-like Bugsocopter and experiment with factors that affect its speed in flight.
Nov 10, 2020
3:00 PM EST
Career Connection: Surfers and their Microbiome ›
Cliff is a professional surfer and scientist from Hawai‘i. He spends his life chasing the best waves around the world and also looks to use science to protect those waves.
Nov 10, 2020
3:00 PM EST
Distance Learning Strategies with iLit ›
Are you using iLit in a remote learning environment? Uncover more ways to help your students engage with content in an online setting.
Nov 10, 2020
5:00 PM EST
Teaching Writers: More than the Process (K-5) ›
Writing instruction that fosters young students into proficient writers includes some common best practices including immersing them in the style of writing, having one teaching point at a time, and choice in topics. In this session teachers will explore writing mini-lessons, using mentor texts, conferring, and providing feedback for writing. Teachers will leave with a bank of mini-lesson ideas for teaching opinion writing, as well as ideas for developing their own units of writing instruction.
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On-Demand Teaching Comprehension…Long Distance ›
Teaching comprehension is challenging! It becomes even more so if we are supporting students in remote settings. Modeling and scaffolding are still key. Join Dr. Judy Wallis as she shares strategies for teaching comprehension remotely.
On-Demand Zak Champagne - Navigating the New Normal: Distance Learning 6-8 ›
It’s important to continue to build community and focus on student thinking. This opportunity will allow us all the chance to learn how to not make virtual learning just drill and practice, but to continue to engage our students as mathematicians who think, communicate, listen, share, and challenge each other as we learn together.
On-Demand Zak Champagne - Navigating the New Normal: Distance Learning K-5 ›
It’s important to continue to build community and focus on student thinking. This opportunity will allow us all the chance to learn how to not make virtual learning just drill and practice, but to continue to engage our students as mathematicians who think, communicate, listen, share, and challenge each other as we learn together.
On-Demand Ways to Recognize, Celebrate, & Share Learning--Wherever Students Are ›
Join Freddy as she describes the ways in which caregivers and teachers can support students in keeping track of what they are learning. As importantly, ways in which students can be guided in celebrating and sharing their learning will also be highlighted. Regardless of the form of a learning environment, recognizing, celebrating, and sharing knowledge are at the heart of successful educational experiences.
On-Demand COVID-19 and Other Dangerous New Viral Diseases: Where do they come from? How can we fight them? ›
SARS-CoV-2 is the newest viral threat to humanity, following HIV, SARS, MERS, and flu strains like the one that caused the 1918 pandemic. Why are some viruses so deadly? How do new ones arise and spread? Can we draw from experience to defeat this one? This webinar, ideal for online teaching, puts coronaviruses in context, invoking SEP’s, CCC’s and DCI’s in genetics, ecology, evolution, and immunology.
On-Demand Problem-Based Learning - Supporting Productive Struggle ›
Although there is not universal consensus on what mathematics content should be taught, there is consensus that whatever is taught should be taught with understanding. And, we know from research that there is an instructional model for teaching mathematics that helps all students build understanding. That model begins with selecting and implementing tasks or problems that elicit productive cognitive struggle. Productive struggle means students use reasoning and problem-solving processes to select, apply, and connect prior knowledge to new mathematical ideas; connecting prior knowledge to new ideas is the foundation for understanding. This session will illustrate the kind of instruction that elects cognitive struggle, it will illustrate signs that students are engaged in productive struggle, and it will illustrate ways teachers can support students in productive struggle.
On-Demand Cultural Relevance and Engagement in Secondary English Classrooms with Ernest Morrell, Ph.D. ›
Join author and professor Ernest Morrell as he shares best and research-based practices in creating cultural relevance and engagement in secondary English classrooms. Ernest has an extensive resume of experience on the topic and will share not only his knowledge, but his passion for the subject. Come learn, explore new ideas, and share your own classroom experiences with Ernest as he discusses how to make your classroom inclusive for all.
On-Demand Six Ways To Know If You Are Culturally and Linguistically Responsive ›
The session will answer this question for you: Am I culturally and linguistically responsive? The phrase "culturally and linguistically responsive" has now become cliché, the death knell in education...
On-Demand The How of Word Study: 10 Essential Elements of Teaching Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling ›
What are the ingredients of effective word study instruction? In this session, Dr. Donald Bear will present 10 essential elements of teaching phonics, vocabulary, and spelling, including ways to organize learning and encourage student interaction and self-reflection. Dr. Bear will also share routines, and activities for implementing word study in the classroom at each developmental spelling stage.
On-Demand Developing Mathematical Thinking Habits Through Mathematical Practices in Kindergarten Through Grade 5 ›
In a world of technology, with lightning-fast processing and vast memory capacity, what mathematical abilities are going to prepare students to be educated, productive, and employable members of society? The answer is that students must be prepared not only with the knowledge of important mathematical concepts and skills, but also with experiences in which they learn how to think about and use that knowledge in order to investigate, evaluate, make decisions, and justify choices. Mathematical thinking habits develop over time as students consider questions that require them to analyze, justify, and revisit mathematical representations and problem-solving processes. Join author Janie Schielack as she provides us with guidelines for modeling questions that students can learn to ask themselves in order to engage in the mathematical practices that lead to long-term mathematical thinking habits.