Spotlight on the Common Core and on Online Professional Development
SMU continues to commit to offering free webinars on timely topics to serve you, our valued members. Two of our foci over the next couple of months are the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and online learning. We already have an archived webinar for you to review on building a comprehensive assessment system which reflects the common core. This month, we are hosting a webinar addressing the common core from a classroom perspective. In April, a common core webinar shares a case study of how online professional development is being used to support the CCSS. We also continue to bring you webinars on other topics, including around school improvement. Please read more about these webinars and sign up below.
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Turnaround Schools in California: The Story of General Grant Middle School
MAR 21 | 10:30am-12:00pm (PT)
Mette Huberman, Senior Research Analyst at American Institutes for Research, invites you to hear about a recent report on the successful turnaround strategies of nine California schools. A principal and a teacher from one of the schools studied will share their school's turnaround story.
Designing Quality Units Aligned to the ELA Common Core State Standards
MAR 29 | 01:00pm-02:30pm (PT)
Kathy Glass, President of Glass Educational Consulting, invites you to hear about a process for using sample ELA Common Core standards to map comprehensive units of study and design effective formative assessments. She is the author of Mapping Comprehensive Units to the ELA Common Core State Standards, to be published in April.
e-Learning for Educators: Effects of Online Professional Development on Teachers and their Students
APR 19 | 10:30am-12:00pm (PT)
Lynne Meeks, e-Learning for Educators Project Director at Alabama Public Television, invites you to hear about the e-Learning for Educators (eFE) model and the research findings of the large-scale studies conducted by the eFE project. Find out about this professional development model that can improve both teacher performance and student achievement in a cost-effective manner.
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CenterView: Willing But Not Yet Ready—A Glimpse of California Teachers' Preparedness for the Common Core State Standards
Find out about California teachers' perspectives on the transition and how you can help your staff be successful in teaching to the CCSS.
The Road Ahead for State Assessments
Chapter two of this report addresses the assessment of English learners within the framework of the common core.
EdSteps: Using Student Work to Teach & Assess 21st Century Knowledge & Skills
This archived webinar profiles EdSteps, a web-based tool that helps educators look at student work as an assessment strategy. It can be used to help students attain the common core English Language Arts standards.
Check out this blog about the common core by the Alliance for Excellence in Education.
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