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Upcoming Events and Programs

Complimentary Webinar on the new edition of The Skillful Teacher

Dates: May 17, 2018
Location: RBT Webinar - a link will be sent to you prior to the conference
Speaker: Jon Saphier

This new version of The Skillful Teacher 7th edition builds on decades of research into evidence-based instructional strategies that meet the needs of today’s classroom. Please join author Jon Saphier soon for a free webinar to learn more about the features of the latest edition. 

COSEBOC

Dates: May 30, 2018
Location: Boston Park Plaza Hotel, 50 Park Plaza, Boston, MA, 02116
Speaker: Jon Saphier

At the 12th Annual COSEBOC Gathering of Leaders, Jon Saphier will be leading a session on "Getting Low-Confidence, Low-Performing Students to Believe in Themselves."

Cleveland Deep Equity Institute

Dates: Jun 14, 2018
Location: Hilton Garden Inn Cleveland Downtown, 1100 Carnegie Ave, Cleveland, OH, 44115
Speaker: Jon Saphier

At the Cleveland Deep Equity Institute, Jon Saphier, founder and president of Research for Better Teaching, will be presenting the keynote alongside DeNelle West on the topic of High-Expectations Teaching. He will also be running a breakout session on how high-expectations teachers increase Student Agency. The breakout will cover the structures and behavior that high-expectations teachers encourage in students to help them take control of the responsibility for their own learning.

Cleveland Deep Equity Institute

Dates: Jun 14, 2018
Location: Hilton Garden Inn Cleveland Downtown, 1100 Carnegie Ave, Cleveland, OH, 44115
Speaker: DeNelle West

At the Cleveland Deep Equity Institute, DeNelle West, Director of Professional Development at Research for Better Teaching, will be presenting the keynote alongside Jon Saphier on the topic of High-Expectations Teaching. She will also be running a breakout session on the Verbal Behaviors of high-expectations teachers. The breakout will illustrate and provide time to practice the verbal behaviors that high-expectations teachers employ to empower students.

The Achievement Gap Initiative at Harvard University: Summer Institute

Dates: Jul 8, 2018 to Jul 12, 2018
Location: Harvard University, Graduate School of Education, 13 Appian Way, Cambridge, MA, 02138
Speaker: Jon Saphier

There is a real knowledge base about how to get low-performing, discouraged students to believe in themselves, and simultaneously to learn how to exert effective effort. These skills are teachable, learnable and indispensable to eliminating the achievement gap. Jon Saphier's session will begin to examine at a drill-down detail level what high-expectation teachers do.

Annual Visible Learningplus Conference - Joint Breakout Session

Dates: Jul 9, 2018
Location: Sheraton Grand Chicago, 301 E North Water St, Chicago, IL, 60611
Speaker: Jon Saphier and DeNelle West

At the Visible Learningplus Conference, Jon Saphier and DeNelle West will co-present "The Butterfly Effect: Expectations, Efficacy, and Empowerment"

Annual Visible Learningplus Conference

Dates: Jul 10, 2018
Location: Sheraton Grand Chicago, 301 E North Water St, Chicago, IL, 60611
Speaker: Jon Saphier

In his second breakout session at the Visible Learningplus Conference, Jon Saphier will present "Outliers to Multipliers: A Framework For Effective Professional Learning In Every Building"

Annual Visible Learningplus Conference

Dates: Jul 10, 2018
Location: Sheraton Grand Chicago, 301 E North Water St, Chicago, IL, 60611
Speaker: DeNelle West

In her second breakout session at the Visible Learningplus Conference, DeNelle West will present "Outliers to Multipliers: A Framework For Effective Professional Learning In Every Building"

Massachusetts School Administrators Association

Dates: Jul 24, 2018
Location: Resort and Conference Center, Hyannis, 35 Scudder Avenue
, Hyannis, MA, 02601
Speaker: Nancy Love and Michelle Crowell

Nancy Love, Senior Consultant at Research for Better Teaching will co-present with Michelle Crowell, Assistant Principal at the Madeline English School in Everett, Massachusetts on the topic of Unleashing the Power of High Impact Teacher Teams at the Massachusetts School Administrators Association Summer Conference in July.