Past Events

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October 23, 2019 SEAD webinar – see the archived video here!

Students, like the rest of us, are very much affected by what’s happening in their lives and how they feel about themselves as learners in an academic setting; their receptivity and performance depend upon how their schools and classrooms make them feel. That’s why the research makes the practice very clear: Students need opportunities in their academic classrooms to develop the skills, habits, and dispositions necessary for developing a sense of belonging in their academic community that will ultimately lead to academic success.

Join the Institute for Student Achievement (ISA), a division of Educational Testing Service (ETS), for this first in a series of webinars, as we discuss our three-year social, emotional, and academic development (SEAD) project across six secondary schools. During the webinar, we will provide an overview of the SEAD research from the UChicago Consortium on School Research and access to an ISA website with SEAD resources and tools.

Additionally, you will hear how one school used ISA’s support and its own professional learning to guide teachers in developing skills and strategies to teach students how to use and learn from mistakes, be reflective about and invested in their own growth, and use their strengths to tackle any problem put in front of them.

Participants included:

National ESEA Conference

ISA presented at the National ESEA Conference (formerly Title 1 Directors) in Kansas City, MO on January 30 – February 2, 2019. Carolyne Quintana (Bronxdale HS/NYC DOE) and Wachera Ragland-Brown (Innovation HS, Jersey City Public Schools) shared, “Leading for Equity and Excellence–It’s a Team Sport, Not an Individual Event!PDF PPT

Philadelphia Summer Institute

Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue
August 15-16,2018

Carver High School Summer Institute

Carver High School, Winston-Salem, NC
August 13-14, 2018

Glenville (Cleveland) Summer Institute

Beachwood Doubletree
August 6-7, 2018

New York City Summer Institute

Glen Cove Mansion
June 27-28, 2018

Noli Indian School Summer Institute

Temecula Creek Inn
June 7-8, 2018

Philadelphia Teacher & Coach Showcase

Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue
May 19, 2018

Evidence-based Whole-school Reform for High Schools: The Truth is Out There!

Washington, DC
December 8, 2017
While many urban high schools continue to struggle with weak performance and insufficient improvement, others are making notable gains and showing real success. On Friday, December 8th, an expert panel shared proven evidence-based approaches to building high-performing learning communities that graduate traditionally under-served youth ready for college and careers.