The early elementary years lay the foundation for school and life outcomes, so what can we do to improve early school experiences and set all students up for success? This webinar will feature Dr. Sharon Ritchie, national researcher and principal investigator for the FirstSchool initiative. Ritchie will discuss strategies for:
- Using classroom observation data to motivate change, guide professional development efforts, and engage in collaborative inquiry to improve teaching practices
- Creating culturally responsive classrooms in which all students feel like they belong and are competent, valued, and safe
Ritchie will be joined by two elementary school principals, who will discuss how these research-based strategies can work in schools and classrooms.
This REL Northwest webinar is co-sponsored by the Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO), Children’s Institute, and Northwest Comprehensive Center.