Recordings of Past Webinars

Prufrock Press's free webinars bring experts in the field of gifted education to you. Browse this archive of recordings of past webinars to find informal conversations about engaging topics in gifted education and social and emotional learning.

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Gifted Education Webinars

What to Expect When You're Expected to Teach Gifted Students

Presenter: Kari Lockhart, Advanced Academics Coordinator

Bring your questions and fears to this free webinar about teaching gifted students. Learn about the challenges for new gifted teachers and emerge equipped with resources and strategies to build a successful classroom that meets the needs of high-ability students. Watch now.

Local Norms and Universal Screening as Tools for More Equitable Identification

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

This webinar covers recommended practices in developing local norms and using them as an alternative to national norms, including helpful tools for calculating local norms, conducting universal screening. and using the results. Watch now.

Behavior Rating Scales as a Tool for More Equitable Identification

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

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. Watch now.

When Smart Kids Underachieve in School: Practical Solutions for Teachers

Presenter: Todd Stanley, Author and Gifted Services Coordinator

Why do some smart, advanced, and gifted students not reach their achievement potential? This webinar looks at reasons for student underachievement and practical ways teachers can help underachieving students achieve at high levels and reach their full potential. Watch now.


Online/Blended Learning

Collaboration, Coteaching, and Coaching in Gifted Education in School and Online/Blended Learning

Presenters: Emily Mofield, Ed.D., and Vicki Phelps, Ed.D., Authors and Educators

Collaboration enables effective management of differentiation, increases educators' understanding of gifted students needs', encourages professional learning, and more. Watch now.

Teaching With the Affective Jacob's Ladder Reading Comprehension Program In Class and Online

Presenters: Joyce VanTassel-Baska, Ed.D., Tamra Stambaugh, Ph.D., and Margie Campbell

Learn from the authors of the Affective Jacob’s Ladder Reading Comprehension Program about the program’s affective components, student learning outcomes, assessment, and more. Watch now.

Online/Blended Learning With W&M Curriculum

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

Learn how to use the field-tested, research-based William & Mary curricula in online learning environments. This webinar covers implementing the Jacob’s Ladder Reading Comprehension Program, Math Curriculum for Gifted Students, and more. Watch now.

Project-Based Online Teaching and Learning

Presenter: Todd Stanley, Author and Gifted Services Coordinator

Dive into how to use project-based learning with students via online learning platforms. Viewers will learn about digital licensing of classroom materials from Prufrock Press, and author Todd Stanley will discuss how to use his 10 Performance-Based Projects series as an inspiring and engaging remote learning resource. Watch now.

Remote Learning and Differentiating Instruction With Menus

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

Menus provide opportunities to create a student-centered learning environment based on choice. In this free webinar, learn how their use can extend beyond differentiation in the physical classroom and how they can be used as a remote learning tool. Watch now.


Advanced Academic Instruction Webinars

Equity, Racial Justice, and Critical Thinking: Unpacking the "How" of Educational Equity at the Classroom Level

Presenter: Colin Seale, Founder of thinkLaw

Join Colin Seale, author of Thinking Like a Lawyer, for this webinar explaining why and how educators can use this book's powerful but practical framework to ensure "equity" does not become education's latest buzzword. Watch now.

Promoting Rigor Through Higher Level Questioning

Presenter: Todd Stanley, Author and Gifted Services Coordinator

Learn some practicial strategies for developing students' crticial thinking. Challenge students to think critically, as well as explore their curiosity and imagination. This free webinar explores the power of questioning and promoting rigor to transform the classroom. Watch now.

Inquiry-Based Lessons in History: Decoding the Past

Presenters: Jana Kirchner, Ph.D., and Andrew McMichael, Ph.D.

How do you implement inquiry-based lessons with your students? This webinar with the authors of the Inquiry-Based Lessons in History series shares tips and ideas for getting started with inquiry-based learning and introducing lessons that engage and inspire students' thinking. Watch now.

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. In this webinar, Colin Seale introduces and discusses his powerful but practical framework to close the critical thinking gap. Viewers will learn how to help students adopt the skills, habits, and mindsets of lawyers. Watch now.

Project-Based Learning for Gifted Students

Presenter: Todd Stanley, Author and Gifted Services Coorindator

How do you get started with project-based learning with gifted students? This webinar with Todd Stanley will equip you with the skills to implement project-based learning, or PBL, in your classroom and to challenge and empower your students to build their skills through choice-based, authentic learning experiences. Watch now.

Building a Growth Mindset Classroom or School

Presenter: Mary Cay Ricci, Author and Consultant

Learn how to develop a growth mindset culture in your classroom or school. You can 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 webinar. Watch now.

Differentiating Instruction With Menus

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

The best-selling Differentiating Instruction With Menus series by Laurie E. Westphal, Ed.D., 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 to engage students in meaningul learning experiences. Watch now.

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. Get equipped with the tools for implementing Genius Hour in this webinar. Watch now.

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. Watch now.


Parenting Webinars

Parenting Bright Kids Who Struggle in School: A Strength-Based Approach

Presenter: Dewey Rosetti, Author and Cofounder, Parents Education Network

Learn techniques to encourage strengths and mitigate weaknesses in children who struggle in school. This webinar will help parents through the challenging and often unfamiliar landscape of raising kids who have been labeled with learning differences. Watch now.

Raising Children With Grit: Parenting Passionate, Persistent, and Successful Kids

Presenter: Laila Y. Sanguras, Ph.D.

By focusing on self-discipline, parenting strategies, and personality traits, parents can cultivate grit, resilience, and perseverance in their children. This webinar will help you continue to build these crutical psychosocial skills, as well as encourage kids' passions. Watch now.


Social and Emotional Learning Webinars

Creating Kind and Compassionate Kids: Tips for Social-Emotional Learning

Presenters: Deborah S. Delisle and James R. Delisle, Ph.D., Authors and Educators

How do you create relevant, lasting learning experiences that encourage social and emotional growth? This free webinar will help you implement lessons that build valuable cognitive and affective skills in your learners. Watch now.

Healing the Heart: Helping Children Manage Toxic Stress and Trauma

Presenter: Christine Fonseca, Author and Consultant

In this time of uncertainty and constant adaptation, children and their parents must find new ways to learn, support one another, and maintain motivation at home. This webinar provides parents with tools to help their children through times of intense stress and trauma. Watch now.

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 webinar will provide the know-how and get you started with social-emotional learning and building skills such as including self-awareness and intellectual risk-taking. Watch now.

Fostering Empathy in Young Learners

Presenter: Christine Fonseca, Author and Consultant

Empathy, or the ability to understand other people's thoughts and emotions from their point of view, is a vital component of cooperation and is necessary in our increasingly diverse world. Get equipped with skills for developing healthy empathy and learn how to foster this valuable social-emotional skill in children and cultivate a more compassionate world. Watch now.