hand2mind offers free educational webinars as part of our ongoing commitment to high-quality instruction. Check out our upcoming webinar events and browse our library of on-demand recorded webinars below.

Upcoming Webinars

Feb
02

Rise to the Challenge: Design a Hands-On Approach to Summer Learning that Maximizes Student Success

Presented by: Kevin Dykema

Tuesday, February 2 2021 at 03:45 pm CST

Are you planning your summer school curriculum or looking for resources to send home with your students for the break? This year summer school is more important than ever. It’s a chance to catch up for lost time during the pandemic as well as minimize summer learning loss. For some students that may mean attending summer school, while for others it may mean sending resources home to be completed over the summer. Join Kevin Dyekma, an 8th grade math teacher and speaker with over 25 years of experience, as he explores what districts are doing right now to mitigate learning loss and what you can do going forward to design and implement an effective after school or summer program to address learning loss! You’ll walk away with hands-on tools and resources that will enhance your program, foster student engagement, and maximize student success!

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Feb
16

Math Mindsets Matter: Developing Problem Solvers, not Problem Performers

Presented by: Skip Fennell and Brittany Goerig

Tuesday, February 16 2021 at 03:45 pm CST

Learning mathematics is about solving problems. As educators pivot to address challenges related to online or blended learning environments during the COVID-19 pandemic, considerations include identifying critical standards and related adaptations. Such considerations heighten the need and importance of everyday problem-solving opportunities for all students. Such problems should involve tasks that challenge and engage students in doing the mathematics they are learning. Join NCTM Past President Francis (Skip) Fennell and author Brittany Goerig as they share how to use authentic tasks, representations, including hands-on tools, and a daily problem-solving routine to engage your students in building and extending their mathematical knowledge through problem solving. Grades K-5

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Mar
02

Using Read Alouds with Children’s Literature to Transform Early Literacy Instruction

Presented by: Maria Walther

Tuesday, March 2 2021 at 03:00 pm CST

Reading aloud to your students is an essential activity that needs to happen every day – no matter whether you’re teaching in-person, hybrid, or remote. When students listen to a book, they’re expanding their vocabularies, forming foundations for future learning, and walking in someone else’s shoes. But they’re also doing more than that – they’re becoming better readers, writers, learners, and citizens of the world around them. Join Maria Walther, author and former elementary school teacher, as she shares her insights on how to spark those “aha” moments that boost your students’ literacy development. Grades K-2

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Mar
16

Everyday Formative Assessment Strategies to Transform Teaching and Learning

Presented by: Skip Fennell and Kristin Gauldin

Tuesday, March 16 2021 at 03:45 pm CST

Classroom-based formative assessment is a critical component of the planning, teaching and learning process, and is essentially a loop that allows teachers to continually monitor and update their knowledge of a student or a class’ mathematical understandings and proficiency. Key considerations to the adaptation of formative assessment techniques to online learning include how particular instructional activities will be assessed, anticipating student responses to these activities while planning, and, importantly, addressing the importance of feedback. Join NCTM Past-President Francis (Skip) Fennell, as he shares how formative assessment techniques, including the use of observation, Show Me and hinge questions, directly influence teacher-to-student and student-to teacher-feedback, and influence teacher planning and instruction Grades K–5

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Mar
30

A Multisensory Approach to Literacy: Empowering Learners to Succeed with Hands-On Literacy

Presented by: Brooke Brown

Tuesday, March 30 2021 at 03:45 pm CST

Literacy instruction tends to favor a visual approach, leaving auditory and kinesthetic learners struggling. With the ever-increasing focus on the need for a multisensory approach to learning, literacy instruction is experiencing a definite shift to building reading skills through hands-on comprehension and word work that address the needs of all different types of learners. Join Brooke Brown, a National Board Certified Teacher, as she outlines a visual, concrete way to help students comprehend and explain text, construct words, and explore phonetic patterns. Grades K-5

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Apr
13

Hands-On Tools for Mathematics: Stop Learning Loss in its Tracks and Propel Students Forward

Presented by: Ann Elise Record

Tuesday, April 13 2021 at 03:45 pm CST

See it. Move it. Grasp it. This is what students need to do in order to conceptualize mathematics and make the connections that will lead to deeper understanding. Manipulatives are important tools that help young learners make sense of complex math ideas. They are critical in easily transitioning them from the concrete to the abstract through movement and touch. A hands-on, multisensory learning environment is one of the most effective ways to overcome learning loss and engage students and this is especially true in math. Our classrooms have been completely redefined in the Covid-19 era and continually keeping students engaged in hands-on learning is far more challenging given the various learning models we find ourselves in. But it’s not impossible. Join Ann Elise Record, a math consultant specializing in hands-on learning, for a one-hour webinar to learn about hands-on strategies, tools, and resources that will stop learning loss in its tracks! Grades K-5

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Apr
27

Keeping the Primary Promise: LAUSD’s Commitment to Making Learning Accessible and Engaging at Home…Without Technology

Presented by: To be announced!

Tuesday, April 27 2021 at 03:45 pm CST

At the start of this school year, educators and administrators at Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) found themselves struggling with how to counteract the combined impact of students’ loss in literacy proficiency from COVID-19 and lack of engagement in remote learning that relies on technology. That’s when they decided to take a different approach and make hands-on resources available to all their K–5 students. Join Cora Watson from LAUSD’s Division of Instruction and Jackie Harvey from hand2mind as they discuss why they made this decision, what resources they decided to use and why, as well as what results they hope to achieve.

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On-Demand Webinars

Math Webinars

Oct 14, 2020  

Number Strings & Math Talk Routines for Grades 3-5

Sep 29, 2020   00:59:42

Number Strings & Math Talk Routines for Grades K-2

Aug 25, 2020   00:51:43

Encourage Family Engagement with Math & Literacy Resources Grades K–5

Aug 19, 2020   2:03:04

Using Physical and Virtual Manipulatives to Teach 3-5 Math Concepts!

Aug 13, 2020   1:08:42

Using Physical and Virtual Manipulatives to Teach Key Math Concepts in K-2

Jun 25, 2020   1:05:19

One District’s Journey to Solve the Number Sense Struggle

Jun 4, 2020   1:03:56

hand2mind Hands-on Learning for Math is Easy with the Right Tools

May 20, 2020   1:04:29

Math Workshop: A Hands-on Instructional Model for All Students

May 5, 2020   1:08:18

hand2mind Supporting Productive Struggle Using Manipulatives

Apr 15, 2020   1:02:19

Creating a Mathematical Mindset

Oct 24, 2019   1:02:43

Unlock Numeracy with Daily Math Fluency Webinar

Feb 25, 2019   00:45:36

Launch Guided Math with Confidence

STEM Webinars

Oct 16, 2020   00:51:09

Creating a Coding Generation

Jun 10, 2020   00:56:35

Makerspace: Inspiring the Next Generation of Creators, Innovators & Tinkerers

May 28, 2020   1:06:13

STEM Bins: Engineering Through Play

May 13, 2020   1:07:27

The Maker Mentality: Project Based Learning and Makerspace, Part 2

Apr 24, 2020   1:10:09

The Maker Mentality: Project Based Learning and Makerspace, Part 1

Literacy Webinars

Oct 30, 2019   00:33:47

Building Connections in Learning Through Hands-on Literacy

Other Great Topics

Sep 16, 2020   1:00:03

Remediation and Intervention TIps, Tricks, and Resources for Grades 3-5

Sep 2, 2020   00:55:22

Remediation and Intervention TIps, Tricks, and Resources for Grades K-2

Apr 29, 2020   0:51:55

Walk-through of teach@home for both Parents & Teachers

Feb 25, 2020   00:54:21

Discover a Path to Funding and Bridge the Gap in Core Instruction!