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Upcoming Events

Meet the ThinkCERCA team virtually or in a city near you for trainings, events, and professional development.

Special Events

Literacy Summit: Using Argumentation Practice to Prepare All Students for 21st-Century Success

In the era of fake news, providing students the skills to decipher information is all too critical. For students to be prepared for the world ahead, they need to be able to make claims, support their claims with evidence, explain their reasoning, address counterarguments, and use audience-appropriate language. Join this discussion to learn about the latest research behind argumentation as a pathway to 21st-century success. Participants will discover strategies for implementing argumentation as a core, district-wide literacy practice while learning how they can provide educators with a shared practice for equipping students with the skills to handle whatever life brings them.

date_rangeApril 16, 2019

access_time1:00 PM ET/ 10:00 AM PT

Office Hours

Customers are invited to join our virtual office hours to learn more about ThinkCERCA. If you are new to ThinkCERCA, need a refresher on a topic, or have some questions for our team - you are welcome! More sessions will be added throughout the school year.

Open Office Hours

If you have questions about any ThinkCERCA feature or best practices, we invite you to attend this open office hours session. Please come prepared to discuss your question(s) with one of our School Success Managers and other participants.

date_rangeApril 25, 2019

access_time4pm ET/1pm PT

placeVirtual

Open Office Hours

If you have questions about any ThinkCERCA feature or best practices, we invite you to attend this open office hours session. Please come prepared to discuss your question(s) with one of our School Success Managers and other participants.

date_rangeMay 9, 2019

access_time4pm ET/1pm PT

placeVirtual

Open Office Hours

If you have questions about any ThinkCERCA feature or best practices, we invite you to attend this open office hours session. Please come prepared to discuss your question(s) with one of our School Success Managers and other participants.

date_rangeMay 16, 2019

access_time4pm ET/1pm PT

placeVirtual

Webinars

Join ThinkCERCA's team of former educators every month for a webinar on ideas and best practices for transforming schools and districts.

Check back soon for upcoming webinar details!

Product Updates Webinar

With a new school year comes new updates to ThinkCERCA. This year, we're proud to introduce a significant redesign informed by years of testing and feedback with teachers, students, and administrators. You can join Senior Partnerships Manager Tim Powers on Wednesday, May 15th at 11:00 a.m. EST / 8:00 a.m. PST to preview the redesign at this webinar. Tim will provide an overview of the redesigned lessons, showcase some content updates, and answer questions. A recording of the webinar will be available for all registrants.

date_rangeMay 15, 2019

access_time11:00 a.m. EST / 8:00 a.m. PST

placeVirtual

Product Updates Webinar for Current Customers

This summer, we're launching redesigned lessons. For ThinkCERCA partners, we're offering the opportunity to view these new features and ask questions before school is back in session. You can join Regional Director of School Success Steve Glaeser on Friday, May 3rd at 12:00 p.m. EST / 9:00 a.m. PST for this webinar. Steve will provide an overview of the redesigned lessons, preview some content updates, and discuss the new features with you. A recording of the webinar will be available for all registrants.

date_rangeMay 3, 2019

access_time12:00 p.m. EST / 9:00 a.m. PST

placeVirtual

In-Person Events

Upcoming events where you can learn more about ThinkCERCA, personalized literacy, academic writing, and more!

CERCA Institute Chicago for ThinkCERCA Customers

Developed by ThinkCERCA's team of in-house literacy experts, CERCA Institute is designed to help ThinkCERCA customers deepen their knowledge of research-based critical thinking and literacy best practices. Through hands-on workshops and inspiring TED-style presentations, educators will walk away with tangible strategies for rolling out these initiatives across any school or district environment. This 2-day customer PD combines our Lead Teacher and Administrator Institutes into one spectacular event so entire district or school-level teams can grow in their ThinkCERCA practice together.

date_rangeJune 27, 2019 – June 28, 2019

access_time8 a.m. CT

placeChicago, IL

CERCA Institute Chicago: Critical Thinking & Literacy Growth Conference for District & School Leaders

Developed by ThinkCERCA's team of in-house literacy experts, CERCA Institute is designed to help district- and school-level leaders deepen their knowledge of research-based critical thinking and literacy best practices. Through hands-on workshops and inspiring TED-style presentations, educators will walk away with tangible strategies for rolling out these initiatives across any environment. This 1-day PD will support district- and school-level teams—including assistant superintendents, chief academic officers, and curriculum coordinators—in strengthening their approach to critical thinking instruction through literacy across content areas.

date_rangeJune 27, 2019

access_time8 a.m. CT

placeChicago, IL

CERCA Institute San Diego for ThinkCERCA Customers

Developed by ThinkCERCA's team of in-house literacy experts, CERCA Institute is designed to help ThinkCERCA customers deepen their knowledge of research-based critical thinking and literacy best practices. Through hands-on workshops and inspiring TED-style presentations, educators will walk away with tangible strategies for rolling out these initiatives across any school or district environment. This 2-day customer PD combines our Lead Teacher and Administrator Institutes into one spectacular event so entire district or school-level teams can grow in their ThinkCERCA practice together.

date_rangeOctober 24, 2019 – October 25, 2019

access_time8 a.m. PT

placeHard Rock Hotel, San Diego, CA

CERCA Institute San Diego: Critical Thinking & Literacy Growth Conference for District & School Leaders

Developed by ThinkCERCA's team of in-house literacy experts, CERCA Institute is designed to help district- and school-level leaders deepen their knowledge of research-based critical thinking and literacy best practices. Through hands-on workshops and inspiring TED-style presentations, educators will walk away with tangible strategies for rolling out these initiatives across any environment. This 1-day PD will support district- and school-level teams—including assistant superintendents, chief academic officers, and curriculum coordinators—in strengthening their approach to critical thinking instruction through literacy across content areas.

date_rangeOctober 24, 2019 – October 24, 2019

access_time8 a.m. PT

placeHard Rock Hotel, San Diego, CA

CERCA Institute New York City for ThinkCERCA Customers

Developed by ThinkCERCA's team of in-house literacy experts, CERCA Institute is designed to help ThinkCERCA customers deepen their knowledge of research-based critical thinking and literacy best practices. Through hands-on workshops and inspiring TED-style presentations, educators will walk away with tangible strategies for rolling out these initiatives across any school or district environment. This 2-day customer PD combines our Lead Teacher and Administrator Institutes into one spectacular event so entire district or school-level teams can grow in their ThinkCERCA practice together.

date_rangeNovember 7, 2019 – November 8, 2019

access_time8 a.m. ET

placeNew York City, NY

CERCA Institute New York City: Critical Thinking & Literacy Growth Conference for District & School Leaders

Developed by ThinkCERCA's team of in-house literacy experts, CERCA Institute is designed to help district- and school-level leaders deepen their knowledge of research-based critical thinking and literacy best practices. Through hands-on workshops and inspiring TED-style presentations, educators will walk away with tangible strategies for rolling out these initiatives across any environment. This 1-day PD will support district- and school-level teams—including assistant superintendents, chief academic officers, and curriculum coordinators—in strengthening their approach to critical thinking instruction through literacy across content areas.

date_rangeNovember 7, 2019

access_time8 a.m. ET

placeNew York City, NY

CERCA Institute Atlanta for ThinkCERCA Customers

Developed by ThinkCERCA's team of in-house literacy experts, CERCA Institute is designed to help ThinkCERCA customers deepen their knowledge of research-based critical thinking and literacy best practices. Through hands-on workshops and inspiring TED-style presentations, educators will walk away with tangible strategies for rolling out these initiatives across any school or district environment. This 2-day customer PD combines our Lead Teacher and Administrator Institutes into one spectacular event so entire district or school-level teams can grow in their ThinkCERCA practice together.

date_rangeNovember 13, 2019 – November 14, 2019

access_time8 a.m. ET

placeAtlanta, GA

CERCA Institute Atlanta: Critical Thinking & Literacy Growth Conference for District & School Leaders

Developed by ThinkCERCA's team of in-house literacy experts, CERCA Institute is designed to help district- and school-level leaders deepen their knowledge of research-based critical thinking and literacy best practices. Through hands-on workshops and inspiring TED-style presentations, educators will walk away with tangible strategies for rolling out these initiatives across any environment. This 1-day PD will support district- and school-level teams—including assistant superintendents, chief academic officers, and curriculum coordinators—in strengthening their approach to critical thinking instruction through literacy across content areas.

date_rangeNovember 13, 2019

access_time8 a.m. ET

placeAtlanta, GA