Recordings of Past Webinars

Prufrock Press's free webinars bring experts in the field of gifted education to you. Explore new products and concepts, take part in engaging Q&As, and learn valuable skills. You can learn on-demand by navigating videos of past webinars below.

Explore our current webinar offerings here.


Thinking Like a Lawyer: A Framework for Teaching Critical Thinking to All Students

Presenter: Colin Seale, Founder of thinkLaw

Critical thinking is an essential tool for ensuring that students fulfill their promise. This free webinar introduces a powerful but practical framework to close the critical thinking gap.

This webinar was recorded on April 1, 2020.
 

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Local Norms and Universal Screening as Tools for More Equitable Identification

Presenters: Joel McIntosh, President, Prufrock Press, and Laila Sanguras, Ph.D., Baylor University

How can you use local norms and universal screening as part of your school/district's gifted identification system? Where do you even start? This webinar covers recommended practices in developing local norms and using them as an alternative to national norms. We'll provide you with some helpful tools for calculating local norms. Universal screening can be a valuable part of your identification procedures. We'll share recommendations for conducting universal screening and using the results. This video is supported by a white paper titled Identifying Students for Gifted and Advanced Academic Services Using Universal Screening and Local Norms.

This webinar was recorded on March 25, 2020.
 

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Behavior Rating Scales as a Tool for More Equitable Identification of Gifted and Talented Children

Presenters: Joel McIntosh, President, Prufrock Press, and Laila Sanguras, Ph.D., Baylor University

Using teacher and parent behavior rating scales offers one strategy to identify students who exhibit gifted abilities. These scales also help identify gifted students from disadvantaged backgrounds, who are labeled ELL, or who are twice-exceptional. How can you use behavior rating scales as part of your school/district's gifted identification system? Where do you even start? This webinar covers how scales—like the HOPE Teacher Rating Scale, SRBCSS, SIGS, and UTAGS—can be a valuable part of your identification procedures and in achieving equity in gifted programming.

This webinar was recorded on March 4, 2020.
 

Behavior Rating Scales as a Tool for More Equitable Identification of Gifted and Talented Children from Prufrock Press on Vimeo.


Project-Based Learning for Gifted Students

Presenter: Todd Stanley, Author

How do you get started with project-based learning? This free webinar recording will equip you with the skills to implement PBL in your classroom and empower your students through choice-based, authentic learning experiences.

This webinar was recorded on February 18, 2020.
 

Project-Based Learning for Gifted Students from Prufrock Press on Vimeo.


Teaching Tenacity and Other Social-Emotional Skills

Presenters: Emily Mofield, Ed.D., and Megan Parker Peters, Ph.D., Authors

How can you help students develop resilience to persevere in the face of setbacks? This free webinar will provide the know-how and get you started with social-emotional learning.

This webinar was recorded on January 30, 2020.
 

Teaching Tenacity and Other Social-Emotional Skills from Prufrock Press on Vimeo.


Fostering Empathy in Young Learners

Presenter: Christine Fonseca, Author and Consultant

Empathy is a vital component of cooperation and is necessary in our increasingly diverse world. Learn how to foster this social-emotional skill in children and cultivate a more compassionate world.

This webinar was recorded on December 11, 2019.
 

Fostering Empathy in Young Learners from Prufrock Press on Vimeo.


Building a Growth Mindset Classroom or School

Presenter: Mary Cay Ricci, Author and Consultant

Build a successful growth mindset learning community, wherein students are challenged to change their thinking about their abilities and potential, with the tips and tools from this free webinar.

This webinar was recorded on October 30, 2019.
 

Growth Mindsets in the Classroom from Prufrock Press on Vimeo.


Differentiating Instruction With Menus

Presenter: Laurie E. Westphal, Ed.D., Author and Consultant

The best-selling Differentiating Instruction With Menus series helps teachers differentiate instruction with easy-to-use menus and exciting tools to challenge students. Learn how and why to use these choice-based resources in the classroom.

This webinar was recorded on October 2, 2019.

Differentiating Instruction With Menus from Prufrock Press on Vimeo.


Genius Hour: The 6 P's

Presenter: Andi McNair, Author and Digital Innovation Specialist at ESC Region 12

Dive into the easy-to-follow Genius Hour process. The 6 P’s—passion, plan, pitch, project, product, and presentation—act as a map for students (and teachers) to follow as they develop passion projects.

This webinar was recorded on September 10, 2019.

Genius Hour Webinar from Prufrock Press on Vimeo.


Jacob's Ladder: Advanced Reading Curriculum

Presenter: Ashley Carpenter, Center for Gifted Education, William & Mary

Get to know the Jacob's Ladder Reading Comprehension Program during a free webinar. Acquire the strategies and tools you need to implement this research-based curriculum program in your classroom or school.

This webinar was recorded on August 20, 2019.

Jacob's Ladder Webinar from Prufrock Press on Vimeo.