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The Common Core of a Whole Child Approach
The Common Core of a Whole Child Approach

In this webinar, Molly McCloskey debunks the myth of standards versus support and shares the relationship between the Common Core State Standards and a school improvement approach that ensures each child is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged.

Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy:  Shifts and Instructional Implications
Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy:  Shifts and Instructional Implications

In this webinar, Sandra Alberti discusses the major instructional shifts required by the Common Core State Standards for English language arts and literacy, including the evidence behind the shifts. Overarching priorities of the standards are also covered.

Meeting Standards by Design: Embedding Standards in the UbD™ Framework for Curriculum, Assessment, and Learning
Meeting Standards by Design: Embedding Standards in the UbD™ Framework for Curriculum, Assessment, and Learning

Curriculum standards are like building codes: you have to meet them, but they are not the point of the design. In this webinar, Grant Wiggins provides practical strategies to ensure that the Common Core State Standards are validly addressed in an engaging, effective, and robust curriculum.

Instructional Planning for the English Language Arts and Literacy Standards
Instructional Planning for the English Language Arts and Literacy Standards

In this webinar, Sue Beers will present some key development ideas and resources for helping teachers design instruction that reflects the learning inherent in the CCSS. A model for unit planning that incorporates the important shifts in teaching and learning will be shared during the webinar.

Practical Strategies and Implications of the Common Core Standards on Inclusive Settings and Students with Disabilities
Practical Strategies and Implications of the Common Core Standards on Inclusive Settings and Students with Disabilities

How do the Common Core State Standards relate to the educational variables at play in an inclusive school? Lisa Dieker addresses this topic by speaking to typical disability issues and the impact the new CCSS could have on educating students with disabilities. She provides possible solutions, including interdisciplinary collaboration, collaborative teaching, universal design for learning, and technology access. Dieker also includes examples of teaching arrangements, instructional approaches, and modifications, as well as resources that can help teachers reach all learners.

Common Core State Standards: Assessment Shifts
Common Core State Standards: Assessment Shifts

In this webinar, Sue Brookhart provides an overview of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) and the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessments, identifies assessment shifts, and shares the implications of the Common Core State Standards for school-based formative and summative assessments.

The Principal
The Principal's Role in Bringing the Common Core State Standards to Routine Use: Essential Levers for Change

In this webinar, Judy Carr focuses on the role of the principal in using key levers for change to bring the Common Core State Standards to routine use, including a common vision of effective implementation, professional development and support, and teacher evaluation and walkthroughs.

Project-Based Learning and the Common Core State Standards
Project-Based Learning and the Common Core State Standards

In this webinar, Andrew Miller delves into Project Based Learning by clarifying the difference between PBL and projects, explaining the essential elements of PBL, and how using this instructional method can enhance student engagement and learning across all grade levels and subject areas when targeting the right standards. Mr. Miller also provides sample Common Core aligned PBL projects.

Common Core State Standards for Mathematics:  Shifts and Instructional Implications
Common Core State Standards for Mathematics:  Shifts and Instructional Implications

In this webinar, Sandra Alberti discusses the major instructional shifts required by the Common Core State Standards for mathematics, including the evidence behind the shifts. Overarching priorities of the standards are also covered.

Common Core State Standards: Where Does Differentiation Fit?
Common Core State Standards: Where Does Differentiation Fit?

In this webinar, Carol Ann Tomlinson and Sherida Britt explain why the common core calls for attention to student differences, and explore the ways differentiation supports the instructional shifts of the Common Core State Standards.

Implementing the Common Core: Moving the Instructional Shifts for the ELA/Literacy Standards from Words to Action
Implementing the Common Core: Moving the Instructional Shifts for the ELA/Literacy Standards from Words to Action

This video is the second webinar in a series focusing on the ASCD report “Fulfilling the Promise of the Common Core State Standards: Moving from Adoption to Implementation to Sustainability.” Efrain Mercado and Sarah Brown Wessling dive deeper into the recommendations provided in the report, specifically focusing on instructional shifts and the English Language Arts and literacy standards.

Common Core Math: Getting from Standards to Instruction
Common Core Math: Getting from Standards to Instruction

By now most of us are familiar with the Common Core State Standards for mathematics. We are aware of the content and paradigm shifts for classrooms expressed through the standards for mathematical practice. But how does a teacher move from the document to designing instruction and assessment for the classroom? Come join math expert Nanci Smith as we explore the practicalities of implementing the standards in your math classroom.

Using Formative Assessment to Meet the Demands of the Common Core, Part Two: Making Formative Assessment Informative
Using Formative Assessment to Meet the Demands of the Common Core, Part Two: Making Formative Assessment Informative

How can teachers effectively reach learners who struggle with reading? Doug Fisher explains the importance of using formative assessments to direct instruction and help such learners succeed. Using an engaging personal experience to frame his presentation, Fisher outlines the need for formative assessment in the classroom and provides tips to educators on incorporating these assessments into their instruction.

We’ve Started, Now What? Leading Phase Two of Common Core Implementation
We’ve Started, Now What? Leading Phase Two of Common Core Implementation

States have adopted the Common Core State Standards, and now school leaders and teachers are looking toward implementing the standards. Judy Carr takes educators to the next level of implementation by breaking the process into three phases: vision, ownership, and performance. Her multi-media presentation will help educators “own” the Common Core and create effective district, school, and classroom implementation by providing examples of implementation structures and a variety of resources.

Ten Things School Leaders Need to Do to Implement the CCSS
Ten Things School Leaders Need to Do to Implement the CCSS

Major changes lie ahead as the Common Core State Standards become practice. With the implementation of the CCSS, priorities are shifting. Teacher leaders and administrative leaders will need to examine how curriculum is developed, how it is implemented, and what resources are being used. Sue Beers outlines 10 things that school leaders need to be aware of as they move toward implementing the Common Core and introduces a variety of resources for educational leaders.

The Core Six: Research-based Strategies for Achieving Excellence with the Common Core State Standards
The Core Six: Research-based Strategies for Achieving Excellence with the Common Core State Standards

Understanding and implementing the Common Core State Standards present a variety of new challenges to educators. The depth and complexity of the CCSS can feel overwhelming and daunting. R. Thomas Dewing explores the challenges of the CCSS and how the Core Six respond to these challenges. Dewing and his colleagues analyzed the CCSS and selected six common strategic threads — the Core Six — on which to focus. Learn more about two of these Core Six strategies, Reading for Meaning and Circle of Knowledge, and how they work in classrooms.

Transitioning to the Common Core State Standards: Making Your Efforts Effective Through a Focus on Text Complexity Demands
Transitioning to the Common Core State Standards: Making Your Efforts Effective Through a Focus on Text Complexity Demands

In this webinar, David Liben looks at various aspects of text complexity including how it is defined by the Common Core State Standards, as well as a range of measurement tools and how to use them for professional development.

Using Formative Assessment to Meet the Demands of the CCSS, Part One: Linking Assessment with Content and Quality Instruction
Using Formative Assessment to Meet the Demands of the CCSS, Part One: Linking Assessment with Content and Quality Instruction

After providing a brief overview of the creation of the Common Core State Standards, Nancy Frey describes how to use formative assessments aligned with the CCSS in this webinar. She suggests ways to promote oral language, build a strong foundation of knowledge, incorporate questioning techniques, and include writing exercises to check for understanding.

Exceeding the Common Core Speaking Standards: Improving the Oral Communication of All Students
Exceeding the Common Core Speaking Standards: Improving the Oral Communication of All Students

Although public speaking is likely the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of “speaking skills,” Erik Palmer explains that the Common Core State Standards place importance on speaking effectively in a variety of scenarios, both formal and informal. He notes that students need to have broadly applicable oral communication skills. Palmer provides frameworks to boost students’ abilities in two distinct speaking skill sets: building the presentation and performing the presentation. Watch this webinar to learn how to help your students become more flexible and effective speakers, as well as how to modify your delivery and instruction to engage and reach your students.

Common Core: Policy and Implementation
Common Core: Policy and Implementation

In this webinar, David Griffith and Efrain Mercado discuss the various education effects adoption of the Common Core State Standards have had on education policy from the Department of Education down to the school district level. They also share common hurdles and questions associated with implementing the new standards as reported from the field.

Common Core 101
Common Core 101

In this webinar, John Kendall provides an overview of the new Common Core State Standards in English language arts/literacy and mathematics, highlighting their key aspects. He also suggests transition activities for teachers and districts to consider when comparing current standards to the common core.

Implementing the Common Core: ASCD
Implementing the Common Core: ASCD's Recommendations

In this webinar, Efrain Mercado delves into ASCD’s nine recommendations for implementing the Common Core State Standards as the transition is made from implementation to sustainability. Watch the video to learn more about the recommendations, such as understanding the key instructional shifts, vetting instructional resources for quality and alignment with the standards, transforming principals into instructional leaders, and listening to educators about their professional learning needs, among others.

Creating Communities of Support for Implementing the Common Core State Standards
Creating Communities of Support for Implementing the Common Core State Standards

In this webinar, Judy Carr provides specific protocols and processes that you can use immediately to collaborate with district, school, and classroom personnel to implement the Common Core State Standards in communities of support.

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