Live Online Discussion

Free-form discussion between educators, researchers, and leaders from the K-12 world

We know that access to leadership is critical to inspiring you and your work. That is why we created A Seat at the Table With Education Week—a live, online video conversation and webinar with experts in the field, including your fellow practitioners. These conversations provide you with the opportunity to engage directly with educators and researchers on a range of topics and issues that matter most to you.

Even during these challenging times, you know that a better education for all students is possible. And we do, too.

Join the conversation. Break down the barriers. Shape the future of education.

Fields of interest vary widely on a range of topics you’ll see below.

Tune in regularly for this virtual chat, a free-form discussion between educators, researchers, and leaders from the K-12 world.

  • No presentations.
  • No handouts.
  • Just compelling idea exchange.

Ask your questions and engage with leading-edge practitioners and cutting-edge thinkers who, like you, want to make a difference in—and out—of schools today.

Future of Work Live Online Discussion Seat at the Table: Understanding the Critical Link Between Student Mental Health and the Future of Work
In recent months, there’s been a rallying cry against the teaching of social-emotional skills. Discover why students need these skills now more than ever.
September 21, 2022
Teaching Live Online Discussion A Seat at the Table: How Can We Help Students Feel Connected to School?
Get strategies for your struggles with student engagement. Bring questions for our expert panel. Help students recover the joy of learning.
July 13, 2022
Recruitment & Retention Live Online Discussion A Seat at the Table: Staffing Issues Are Not New. What Do We Do for Next Year?
School staffing shortages are a critical issue. Learn what schools can do to retain and recruit high quality and engaging teachers.
June 15, 2022
School & District Management Live Online Discussion A Seat at the Table: When School and District Leaders Clash, How Systems Leaders Can Build Better Relationships
Explore the role that relationship-building plays in creating a well-run district and school.
March 24, 2022
School & District Management Live Online Discussion A Seat at the Table: The Complicated Role of the Superintendent
Join Peter DeWitt and his superintendent guests—Mike Nelson, Theresa Rouse, and Morcease J. Beasley—as they discuss their management lessons in the current climate.
February 22, 2022
Recruitment & Retention Live Online Discussion A Seat at the Table: Why Retaining Education Leaders of Color Is Key for Student Success
Today, in the United States roughly 53 percent of our public school students are young people of color, while approximately 80 percent of the educators who lead their classrooms, schools, and districts are white. Racial
January 25, 2022
Special Education Live Online Discussion A Seat at the Table: The Benefits and Challenges of Special Education: How to Help All Students Succeed
Special education has a long and troubled history in the United States – only in the last 50 years have students with learning differences had protections under federal laws. And while most students in special
November 16, 2021
School & District Management Live Online Discussion Principal Overload: How to Manage Anxiety, Stress, and Tough Decisions
According to recent surveys, more than 40 percent of principals are considering leaving their jobs. With the pandemic, running a school building has become even more complicated, and principals' workloads continue to grow. If we
October 21, 2021
Teaching Profession Live Online Discussion What Have We Learned From Teachers During the Pandemic?
University of California, Santa Cruz, researcher Lora Bartlett and her colleagues spent months studying how the pandemic affected classroom teachers. We will discuss the takeaways from her research not only for teachers, but also for
September 30, 2021
Equity & Diversity Live Online Discussion Critical Race Theory: Understanding the Debate
Join the conversation in our upcoming episode of A Seat at the Table when Peter DeWitt sits down with lawyer-educator Janel George and EdWeek reporters, Stephen Sawchuk and Andrew Ujifusa, as they discuss what’s at
July 13, 2021
Teaching Live Online Discussion How to Develop Powerful Project-Based Learning
How do you prepare students to be engaged, active, and empowered young adults? Creating a classroom atmosphere that encourages students to pursue critical inquiry and the many skills it requires demands artful planning on the
June 24, 2021
School & District Management Live Online Discussion A Seat at the Table: Strategies & Tips for Complex Decision-Making
Schools are working through the most disruptive period in the history of modern education, facing a pandemic, economic problems, social justice issues, and rapid technological change all at once. But even after the pandemic ends,
May 19, 2021
School & District Management Live Online Discussion A Seat at the Table With Education Week: What Did We Learn About Schooling Models This Year?
After a year of living with the pandemic, what schooling models might we turn to as we look ahead to improve the student learning experience? Could year-round schooling be one of them? What about online
April 14, 2021
Teaching Profession Live Online Discussion A Seat at the Table With Education Week: How to Support Teacher Well-Being
The demands being placed on teachers, especially during the pandemic, have led to an increase in professional and personal stress. This episode of A Seat at the Table will focus on what school and district
March 24, 2021