Sun West School Division Online Professional Learning 

Thank you for visiting the Sun West Online Professional Learning Catalogue. This site will house the catalogue of professional learning opportunities that may be helpful to you. We will be hosting live (synchronous) sessions and on demand (asynchronous) options for you to choose from. 

The calendar of live professional learning opportunities will be housed on this main page. To view on demand professional learning options, please click on the menu above.

Sun West Return to School Health, Safety & Wellness

Please click the button below to access the curated list of on demand professional learning opportunities & resources connected to health, safety & wellness guidelines for the Sun West re-entry into school plan.

Sun West Return to Learn 2020 On Demand PD & Resources

Please click the button below to access the curated list of on demand professional learning opportunities & resources connected to the Sun West Return to Learn 2020 Process.

Sun West Online Teaching
On Demand PD & Resources

Please click the button below to access the curated list of on demand professional learning opportunities & resources in support of online teaching.

Live Events Happening Today

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Book Creator November Webinars

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November 29 - December 5

Digital Leadership Summit

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Caring for yourself while caring for others: Supporting our community of changemakers

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December 8

3:00 PM (ET)

2020 has been a particularly difficult year for so many of us, both personally and professionally. For those whose responsibilities include supporting others on critical issues like student well-being, the challenges are even greater.

At EVERFI, we're committed to equipping educators with the skills and resources they need to address today's biggest social issues. And that also means caring for the changemakers--people like you who make a difference every day. As a special thank you, we're bringing our community together for a free event focused on your self-care.

Join EVERFI and special guest Dr. Drew on Tuesday, December 8 at 3pm ET for Caring for Yourself, While Caring for Others: Supporting Our Community of Changemakers where we'll provide strategies for building resilience and real time opportunities to focus on your personal care and well-being.

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Reducing Stress

Wednesday, December 9

7:00 pm GMT (London England Time), 

At this special event, the 'father of modern mindfulness', Jon Kabat-Zinn will explore the impact of stress and how we can learn to respond mindfully to difficult situations. By cultivating our awareness of life as it unfolds, moment by moment, we can change our relationship to pain, dramatically reduce our suffering, and deepen our sense of connection with ourselves and each other.

Jon will also reflect on the challenges facing our world and how cultivating mindfulness can help us cope better, enhance our relationships and contribute to a more compassionate, tolerant and warm-hearted society.

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Virtual Symposium: Student Success in the Early Grades

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December 9


Join ASCD, LeVar Burton, Tabatha Rosproy, and other nationally known experts as we dive into what educators need to know to help early elementary students develop essential academic and social-emotional skills.

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Leadership Summit: Educator Mental Health and Wellness

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January 27 - 29, 2021

Join us to learn the skills and strategies school and district leaders need to know to better support teachers’ mental health and wellness.

Ongoing Live PD Sessions

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Seesaw Training and Professional Development

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Seesaw offers ongoing live PD sessions as well as recorded past sessions on how to use Seesaw as a remote learning tool.

Click here to view their available resources.

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EVERFI – Upcoming K-12 Events

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EVEFI is offering a wide variety of on-learning professional development events for K-12 teachers and administrators. It also has recordings of some of its past events for viewing.

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Understanding the impact of Coronavirus on K-12 education

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Every Friday

11:00 AM (PT)/ 2:00 PM (ET)

Stephen Noonoo of ISTE/EDSurge

As of early April, the COVID-19 coronavirus has put roughly nine out of ten students out of school around the world, as communities and whole countries try to contain its spread. 

Join us for weekly live webinars on how K-12 schools are coping, the move to remote learning and how students and educators are being impacted by the virus. EdSurge K-12 Editor Stephen Noonoo and other editors and reporters will host different panelists each week to discuss the latest developments in this rapidly evolving situation. 

Some of the topics series panelists will discuss include:
-Special education and Universal Design for Learning
-Parent communications
-Social-emotional learning
-Remote instruction for early learning

Duration: One hour

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Wellness Webinars from Family Resource Network (New Jersey)

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Stuck at home! The Family Resource Network is coming to you! To show you we are still here for you, we have created FRN Connect, a free webinar series that will provide interactive opportunities to stay healthy and connected while practicing social distancing. Connect with us today!

This webinar is offered several times and FREE of charge

A gentle yoga sequence led by a certified yoga instructor that will improve breathing patterns and release stored tension in the body. Postures will be performed in a seated position, kneeling and reclined, there will be no standing sequences.

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Educating through COVID-19: responding to change

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Education Elements

As we talk with leaders across education and our district partners, we are learning that their most challenging and immediate needs are changing daily. Luckily our team is well versed in being responsive. We have learned over the last few weeks that our approaches, practices, and habits around doing work are helping not only our team but your teams to adjust to this constant state of change. In addition to holding webinars, our team is actively creating resources and building innovative spaces for conversations across states, roles and lived experiences. Our goal has been to build cohesiveness in the conversation, connecting leaders to learn from each other as they face similar unprecedented challenges. 
To support school districts, we have developed a second series of complimentary webinars, virtual multi-day events, blog posts, downloadable guides, and even 1:1 office hours and coffee chats for K-12 leaders to “talk it out” should you need it. We’ve organized this into the following focus areas: Leadership, Culture,Virtual Learning + Virtual Work, and Communication.

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Virtual Coffee Breaks

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Every Weekday 

12:00 PM 

Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, Gary Howard, Benjie Howard, and Wade Antonio Colwell

Duration: 30 minutes

Click here for more information and registration.

Discussions on a variety of educational topics including best practices in online learning, equity in the PLC process, disciplinary literacy and fun size writing for at-home learning.

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Schools – Leading in a time of Crisis

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Jeff Ikler and Kirsten Richert

Most of us are living in an unprecedented time. Not since World War II, have we experienced something that can literally impact every person on the planet. Getting through the COVID-19 pandemic is taking incredible resources and resourcefulness. It is also forcing us to look at one another and work with one another differently. And one place of work where that is extremely evident is in U.S. schools

This podcast series consists of conversations with educators across the country on how they are leading their schools in this time of crisis. Because these educators are extremely busy helping their schools and communities to pivot, we’ve intentionally limited these conversations to 15 minutes.

It’s our hope that these conversations will provide nuggets of solid advice and emotional support to other educators on the front lines of change.

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Corwin Webinars

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An average of 2 webinars per month

3:30 PT / 6:30 ET 

Corwin webinars are your opportunity to interact directly with the field’s most influential thought leaders on a range of critical issues. What’s more, they’re free! Invite your entire team for a start-to-finish professional learning experience. Or download the slides post-webinar and share with your colleagues.

Duration: One hour
Cost: FREE!