Why attend a TCC Master Class? The next best thing to face-to-face professional learning, The Core Collaborative Master Class Webinar Series is your chance to partner with the nation's most influential thought leaders. Even better... they are FREE! Invite your team to collaborate and learn together or watch the Master Class on The Core Collaborative YouTube Channel. Download the slides post-webinar to review the learning and share your expertise! Webinars take place on the third Thursday of the month -- national holidays excluded.


Presented by Janet Steinberg and Paul Bloomberg

Thursday, June 11th  |  7:30 Eastern  |  4:30 Pacific

We invite you to join Janet Steinberg and Paul Bloomberg on June 11th to discuss the future of assessment and learning. We will likely continue some form of virtual or distance learning for the foreseeable future. Using an “if then” format, these two inspirational educators will have an open discussion addressing situations such as:

  • If parents don’t understand then….

  • If students don’t know where to go…

  • If teachers aren’t sure where to start…

  • If administrators see this pattern across the school…

  • If we need to gather evidence of learning…

  • If we need to differentiate learning for our students…

Join us to share your thoughts, questions, and feedback and to take away clear, concrete actions you and your school or system can take.

Thursday, June 18th  |  7:30 Eastern  |  4:30 Pacific

Instructional coaches play a crucial role in helping educators meet the ever-changing demands placed on teaching and learning. In this TCC Master Class, coaches will discover seven drivers they can use to best support teachers in their daily work: (1) collaboration, (2) transparency, (3) inquiry, (4) discourse, (5) reverberation, (6) sincerity, and (7) influence.


Educator and author Dr. Nathan Lang-Raad will lead this powerful session and participants can expect to:

  • Explore the seven daily drivers necessary to become a more effective instructional coach

  • Gain strategies to strengthen relationships and improve outcomes with teachers and teacher teams Understand the sociocultural psychology and education research that support the seven daily drivers

  • Learn approaches you can use to keep pace with the demands on today’s educators, coaches, and instructional leaders

Thursday, July 16th  |  7:30 Eastern  |  4:30 Pacific

Science is much more than a collection of facts, it is a process in which we explore and find new facts and understanding. However students often view science as something that has already been done, rather than something exciting they can be a part of.


Join author and educator Eric Bjornstad to learn how you can increase engagement, collaboration, student ownership, and the quality of student work without sacrificing content. You will walk through an example of how to incorporate Peer Review into the science classroom. This process, outlined in Peer Power: Unite, Learn, and Prosper: Activate an Assessment Revolution, can be applied to any science course and any grade level. You will see how students can take on roles as scientist while they explore scientific phenomena. These authentic experiences develop the skills of the Next Generation Science Practices to master the expectations of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) or other state standards.

Participants will:

  • Gain insight on designing rubrics aligned to science practices

  • Understand how to align investigative phenomena to science practices

  • Learn strategies to strengthen self and peer assessment in the science classroom

Thursday, August 20th  |  7:30 Eastern  |  4:30 Pacific

How can we empower teacher teams to take ownership of their professional learning? How can we give teachers agency and truly shift the conversation in teacher teams from teaching to learning?


Author and Partner Consultant Katie Smith and others have had outstanding success shifting the paradigm in teacher teams from a focus on teaching to one on learning. If we want students to take ownership of their learning in the classroom, we must give teachers the ability to take hold of their own professional learning. The Impact Team Inquiry Cycle model provides a structure for teachers to engage in meaningful collaborative inquiry that supports larger school-wide goals.


Learn how teachers plan for collaborative inquiry using a three-phase structure:

  • Ideate - determine and clarify which practice the team will improve and why

  • Design- create a plan for collecting and analyzing evidence concerning this practice

  • Envision Success - identify the success criteria for students and teachers who have fully embraced and implemented this practice


Observe a team's inquiry to fully understand the model and its impact on student and educator learning. Join Katie to determine how Inquiry Cycles can move learning forward for your team!

Thursday, September 17th  |  7:30 Eastern  |  4:30 Pacific

Across the country there are gaps in performance between native and non-native English speakers. The numbers of students who speak one or more languages other than English or whose home English language experience does not match the vocabulary and syntax of the language used in schools has increased drastically and will continue to do so.
Impact Teams analyze quality evidence of student learning to determine what collective actions will build on students’ current strengths and needs. Often this analysis reveals needs in language that are common with English Learners. However, teachers may feel at a loss for what collective actions will accelerate learning for these students. Author and Partner Consultant Rachel Fairchild-Carillo will help us understand the learning needs of many language learners and share strategies that can be used to support learning for all students across contexts. She will also share tips for when and how to address these learners in the EAA Team Meeting and Case Study Protocols.
Participants will:

  • Learn key points about the intentional analysis of English Learners’ strengths and barriers 

  • Explore examples of language supports that can be applied in various content areas

  • Take away key strategies to support language development so that all students are included in the learning

Thursday, December17th  |  7:30 Eastern  |  4:30 Pacific

“Teacher! Teacher! He isn’t being nice!”
“Teacher! Teacher! She hit me!” 


For years it seems our students have had two options when dealing with conflict: tell the teacher or don’t. Both children and adults often struggle to make sense of competing messages to always tell an adult and to not “tattle."

Children can handle many of the conflicts that arise in and out of school when they have effective, respectful strategies in their “tool box”. Relationships, communication, and the ability to collaborate with others, even when we disagree, are essential skills in any arena. 

Join Interactions for Peace Specialists Ivan Alva and Beverly Prange to learn how the Peace Patrol program is providing conflict-resolution strategies for children around the world. Peace Patrol is a structured approach for 2nd-8th grade students that develops essential social-emotional skills, 

Participants will:

  • Learn strategies for building self-awareness, confidence, communication, cooperation, and conflict-resolution skills

  • See students resolving real-life conflicts on the playground

  • Experience how student peer-mediation builds a peaceful school culture

  • Take away lessons you can implement tomorrow

Watch past webinars on YouTube!

Enjoy one of our recent master classes by yourself or with your team!

Master Class Playlist


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You never have to miss a master class! The Master Class playlist on our YouTube channel has a video archive of past classes, so you can watch them for the first time or the twentieth!

Includes recent master classes such as:

• Belonging through a Culture of Dignity with John Krownapple

• Making the Shift: Using Storylines for Three Dimensional Learning with Dr. Jason Crean and Mrs. Kristin Rademaker

• Effective Teaming: The Learning Network, Structure, and Processes with Dr. Dave Horton

• Developing Positive Learner Identity with Kara Vandas

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