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Free professional development: Browse Education Week's collection of webinars on the Common Core State Standards. These virtual broadcasts address the transition to and implementation of common-core standards, including the contentious mathematics standards. All webinars are accessible for a limited time after the original live streaming date. Participation certificates are not provided, but viewers receive a post-event confirmation email.

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ESSA Explained: Inside the Nation’s New K-12 Law

This webinar is sponsored by Instructure.

Underwriting for this webinar has been provided by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

This webinar took place on May 25, 2016 @ 2 p.m. ET
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The Every Student Succeeds Act, signed into law in December, is poised to shake up the landscape for states and districts on everything from school accountability to testing, teacher policy, and funding. This latest version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act shifts significant K-12 responsibility away from the federal level. States will set their own academic goals for students, within certain federal boundaries, and have more control over how to turn around low-performing schools. But there are plenty of other changes to come, and regulations under the law are still being hammered out, while members of Congress watch the rollout, many of them looking to keep the U.S. Department of Education on a tight leash. Join members of the Education Week government and policy staff for a conversation about key aspects of ESSA and what’s in store for state and district leaders.

Presenter:

Andrew Ujifusa, assistant editor, Education Week
Moderator:
Mark W. Bomster, assistant managing editor, Education Week

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English-Learners and the Common Core: New Instructional Strategies

This webinar is sponsored by Middlebury Interactive Languages.

Underwriting for this webinar has been provided by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

This webinar took place on April 28, 2016 @ 3 p.m. ET
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As many educators are discovering, Common Core State Standards pose particular challenges for English-language learners in both language arts and mathematics, and yet the standards documents themselves provide little guidance for how teachers can help their ELLs meet the new objectives. In this webinar, veteran teachers Larry Ferlazzo and Katie Hull Sypnieski, authors of the forthcoming Navigating the Common Core With English Language Learners, will offer practical guidance on integrating the standards into instruction for ELLs. The authors will discuss research and developments in ELL education, examine the standards in depth with eye towards challenges and opportunities for ELL students, and provide targeted scaffolding techniques and instructional activities. The goal will be to give attendees a better understanding of how and when to adapt instruction under the common core to the particular needs of English-learners.

Presenters:

Larry Ferlazzo is an award-winning English and Social Studies teacher at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, Calif., and the author of Education Week Teacher’s blog Classroom Q&A With Larry Ferlazzo.
Katie Hull Sypnieski teaches English and English-language development at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, Calif., and is the co-author of Navigating the Common Core With English Language Learners.
Moderator:
Anthony Rebora, managing editor, Education Week Teacher; assistant managing editor, Education Week

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Demystifying the Role of Reading Comprehension in the Common Core

Content provided by Curriculum Associates.

This webinar took place on April 5, 2016 @ 2 p.m. ET
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The role of reading comprehension in the common core may seem like a mystery. In this webinar, we will share clues and unlock the mystery of reading comprehension. We will begin by explaining what reading comprehension is and how it works. Next, we will describe connections between reading comprehension and the common core. Then we will provide practical, classroom-ready ideas for teaching students to comprehend at deeper levels.

In this webinar, we will discuss:

● Current beliefs about the nature of reading comprehension
● The role of reading comprehension in the common core
● Classroom-ready teaching ideas to promote reading comprehension at deeper levels, with particular focus on the use of graphic organizers

Join us for a discussion with renowned reading expert Maureen McLaughlin on how reading comprehension correlates with the common core and how we can teach students to comprehend to their greatest potential.

Presenter:

Maureen McLaughlin, professor, reading department, East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania; and 2013–2014 president of the International Literacy Association
Moderator:
Adam Berkin, vice president of product development, Curriculum Associates

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Del Mar Schools Improves Students' Writing Skills With Google for Education

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This webinar took place on May 27, 2015 @ 2 p.m. ET

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Join the director of technology at Del Mar Union School District—a high performing school district in San Diego, Calif.—along with Google in Education for an instructional webinar to see how they use Chromebooks in the classroom to support their curriculum focus, both in writing and the Common Core State Standards.

Get a closer look on how Del Mar implemented a curriculum strategy to ensure their students are set up for academic achievement as well as life-long, self-directed learning and engagement—as both global and digital citizens. In addition, learn how they used Google Chromebooks for Education to develop a process for:

• Integrating tools to support instruction,
• Selecting a hardware platform in support of instructional tools, and
• Developing a roll-out model that incorporates professional learning that ensures success.

Be sure to register to join this webinar to learn how Google for Education can be used to improve student learning, collaboration, and engagement.

Presenter:

Mike Casey, director of technology, Del Mar Union School District, Calif.
Moderator:
Angela Mecca, Google for Education

Making Complex Texts Compelling to Middle-School Students

Content provided by Amplify.

This webinar took place on May 12, 2015 @ 2 p.m. ET

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With all the changes happening in middle school students’ lives, keeping them engaged can be challenging. How can you help them stay focused to develop the close-reading skills required by new, more rigorous standards? Amplify Learning’s Chief Executive Officer Larry Berger and Chief English Language Arts Officer Deborah Reck will discuss strategies for making great literature compelling for middle school students. They’ll share key insights on the best ways to help students make meaning of complex texts and get the motivation to dig more deeply, read more critically, and write more vividly about great literature and non-fiction. They will also address how to accomplish these same goals with English Language Learners, and how all of these strategies have been used to create Amplify’s all-digital core curriculum for middle school ELA.

Presenters:

Larry Berger, chief executive officer, Amplify Learning
Deborah Reck, chief English language arts officer, Amplify Learning
Moderator:
Sean Herdman, associate publisher, Education Week

Mastering the Most Challenging Math Standards With Rigorous Instruction

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This webinar took place on March 4, 2015 @ 2 p.m. ET
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As teachers and administrators gain a better understanding of the new, more rigorous Common Core State Standards and other college- and career-ready expectations in mathematics, they will need to understand which standards are the most challenging for students so they can make the most of their instructional time to ensure students are successful.

In this webinar, we will discuss research-based strategies that give students support with making sense of the most challenging standards, specifically in the areas of:

• Geometric measurement,
• Modeling problem situations,
• Fractions, and
• Statistics.

Presenter:

Mark Ellis, professor of secondary education, California State University at Fullerton
Moderator:
Danielle Curran, executive editor, mathematics, Curriculum Associates

2015: Next Generation Assessment—Implementation and Results

Content provided by Measured Progress.

This webinar took place on March 3, 2015 @ 2 p.m. ET
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How can districts prepare their students and teachers for the common-core-aligned tests this year? Efforts to align curriculum, instruction, and assessments with Common Core State Standards have intensified as the pressure escalates for states and districts that will administer the new summative tests to students this spring.

Widespread unease persists related to:
• Increased level of rigor
• New item types
• Unfamiliarity with format, and
• Test administration scheduling

Further, the transition to online administration poses additional planning and technical challenges.

Join our guests to better understand two approaches to these challenges—one in a Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium state and one in a Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers state. And learn how school and district leaders are preparing teachers and students to meet the challenges with confidence.

Presenters:

Lizabeth Frischhertz, chief officer for accountability, assessment, and evaluation, East Baton Rouge Parish school system, La.
Frances Gipson, principal, El Sereno Middle School and Magnet Center, Los Angeles Unified School District
Moderator:
Justine Hargreaves, senior product marketing manager, Measured Progress

Deepening and Widening the Way We Teach Writing in K–5

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This webinar took place on February 5, 2015 @ 2 p.m. ET
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The Common Core State Standards have led elementary schools to increase the amount of writing students do and provide them with instruction in planning, revising, and editing. This commendable effort, however, is really only a good start. To write well, students must have prior knowledge relevant to what they are writing. The new writing standards have been constructed to increase the mutual benefits of writing and knowledge.

This webinar will focus on deepening how we teach writing to help students overcome the prior-knowledge problem and widening how we teach writing to increase student content knowledge.

In this webinar, our guests will:

• Show how the writing standards are based on research about the relationship between knowledge and writing,
• Present practical lesson frameworks that help students overcome a lack of prior knowledge, and
• Show how to use topical writing and writing across the curriculum to build content knowledge and teach how to write better.

Presenter:

James W. (Jim) Cunningham, Ph.D., professor emeritus of literacy studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, N.C.
Moderator:
Adam Berkin, vice president, product development, Curriculum Associates

The Language of Math: the Common Core and English-Learners

Underwriting for the content of this webinar has been provided by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

This webinar took place on January 16, 2015 @ 12 p.m. ET
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With their heightened emphasis on verbal explication and argumentation, the Common Core State Standards for mathematics pose unique challenges for students not fully proficient in English. In this webinar, two experts in math instruction for English-language learners will explore the linguistic demands of the new standards and offer strategies to help math educators better support ELLs in developing and communicating mathematical reasoning. The discussion will address scaffolding techniques, profession-development needs, and resource options.

Presenters:

Mark Driscoll, managing project director, Education Development Center
Judit N. Moschkovich, professor of mathematics education at the University of California, Santa Cruz
Moderator:
Anthony Rebora, managing editor, Education Week Teacher

Reaching All Learners: Common Core Tests for Students With Significant Cognitive Disabilities

Underwriting for the content of this webinar has been provided by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

This webinar took place on November 21, 2014 @ 2 p.m. ET

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The Common Core State Standards and aligned tests have brought a momentous change to the way students with severe cognitive disabilities are assessed. Two federally-funded consortia, Dynamic Learning Maps and the National Center and State Collaborative, have been tasked with creating alternate assessments for this small population of students with widely diverse needs. The consortia are also working with teachers on developing common-core-based lesson plans that are appropriate for students with cognitive impairments. Join Neal Kingston, the project director for DLM, and Rachel Quenemoen, the project director for NCSC, as they discuss their approaches to assessing these students and the challenges and opportunities presented by this work.

Presenters:

Neal Kingston, project director, Dynamic Learning Maps
Rachel Quenemoen, project director, National Center and State Collaborative
Moderator:
Christina A. Samuels, staff writer, Education Week

Teaching and Measuring the Common Core’s Mathematical Practices

Underwriting for the content of this webinar has been provided by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

This webinar is sponsored by Discovery Education.

This webinar took place on November 3, 2014 @ 3 p.m. ET
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The Standards for Mathematical Practice, a unique feature of the Common Core State Standards, describe the ways in which students engage with mathematical concepts and skills throughout elementary, middle, and high school. They offer eight hallmarks of math proficiency, which include perseverance, attending to precision, and modeling.

How and what have we been doing to ensure that all our students develop these dispositions? Also, what are some ways in which student growth in these behaviors can be monitored, measured, and nurtured? This session will address these issues and provide practical tools to assist teachers in supporting high levels of engagement with the practices as students grow into mathematical maturity.

Presenters:

Melissa Waggoner, mathematics instructional support teacher and instructional team leader, Thomas Viaduct Middle School, Hanover, Md.
Jonathan (Jon) Wray, mathematics instructional facilitator, Maryland’s Howard County Public Schools and member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics’ board of directors
Moderator:
Liana Heitin, assistant editor, Education Week

Mastering the Most Challenging Standards With Rigorous Instruction

Content provided by Curriculum Associates.

This webinar took place on October 29, 2014 @ 2 p.m. ET

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Based on independent research and results from over 750,000 students, the most challenging reading standards for students have been identified. This webinar will discuss the practical instructional ideas to help teachers and administrators conquer the rigor needed to master these standards. The discussion will specifically relate to determining central ideas or themes and summarizing details, analyzing text structure, integrating and evaluating content in diverse media and formats, and analyzing similar topics and themes across texts. Participants will pinpoint which standards are the most challenging, where students struggle the most, and be able to better focus their instructional time to master these standards.

Presenters:

Maureen McLaughlin, Ed.D., professor and chair of the Reading Department, East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania and president, the International Reading Association (IRA)
Brenda J. Overturf, Ed.D., chair of the IRA Common Core Standards Committee (2012-2015) and a national literacy consultant
Moderator:
Adam Berkin, vice president, product development, Curriculum Associates

Teaching Social Issues in the Common-Core Era

This webinar is sponsored by Teaching Tolerance, a Project of the Southern Poverty Law Center.

This webinar took place on October 22, 2014 @ 3:30 p.m. ET
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The Common Core State Standards in English/Language Arts, as well as other college-and-career-ready standards, place strong emphases on critical literacy, cross-curricular learning, and cultural understanding. This webinar will explore how some educators are using those levers to create interdisciplinary units that integrate a variety of texts and learning methods to help students delve into social issues, including identity, cultural history, diversity, and civic engagement. The presentations will address issues such as instructional relevancy and student engagement, as well as boosting students’ proficiency in close reading, critical thinking, and social-emotional understanding. The guests will also reflect on the challenges involved in developing interdisciplinary literacy units, teaching social topics, and transitioning to new standards.

Presenters:

Ruchi Agarwal-Rangnath, adjunct professor, elementary education, San Francisco State University; author, Social Studies, Literacy, and Social Justice in the Common Core Classroom: A Guide for Teachers
Erin Angell, high school English teacher, Palo Alto High School, Calif., and co-creator of the Social Justice Pathway curriculum
Eric Bloom, high school history and economics teacher, Palo Alto High School, Calif., and co-creator of the Social Justice Pathway curriculum
Moderator:
Anthony Rebora, managing editor, Education Week Teacher

Digital Leader Corps—Fueling An Innovative Change Movement Around Instruction

Content provided by Discovery Education.

This webinar took place on October 16, 2014 @ 2 p.m. ET
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Designed to scale digital transformation and re-image the culture of teaching and learning, Discovery Education’s Digital Leader Corps is a three-year + professional learning partnership for educators and school leaders. This system is employed to fuel an innovative change movement around instruction, which is intentionally designed to drive system transformation, build a culture of continuous improvement, support a shared leadership model, and maximize teachers’ impact on student learning.

Join Todd Wirt, assistant superintendent for academics with Wake County Public School System (WCPSS), N.C., and Carol Wetzel, senior director with Discovery Education, as they discuss the challenges WCPSS faced implementing Common Core State Standards across the district and how they determined the best way to scale professional development for its 11,000 teachers as they embarked on this digital and instructional journey.

Presenter:

Todd Wirt, assistant superintendent for academics, Wake County public school system, N.C.
Moderator:
Carol Wetzel, senior director, Discovery Education

Meeting the New Writing Expectations: Preparing Teachers and Students for Success

Content provided by Curriculum Associates.

This webinar took place on October 8, 2014 @ 2 p.m. ET
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Writing is the area that has the furthest to go to meet the new ELA standards. In the 2000s, it all but disappeared from most elementary classrooms. Learn how to build an effective writing program that also supports reading development and content learning.

In this webinar, we will discuss:
• Increasing the quantity of writing throughout the school day,
• Helping students improve writing by analyzing complex texts,
• Making the writing process a vehicle of instruction, and
• Teaching opinion and informative/explanatory writing across the curriculum.

Participants will learn practical ways to teach the major components of a writing program that can fit within time constraints, because they teach more than one skill at a time.

Presenter:

James W. Cunningham, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Literacy Studies, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Moderator:
Adam Berkin, Vice President, Product Development, Curriculum Associates

Optimizing Your Network for Common Core Online Standardized Testing

Content provided by Aerohive Networks.

This webinar took place on May 22, 2014 @ 2 p.m. ET
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With the adoption of common-core curriculum and online standardized testing, assuring network availability and performance in schools has never been more critical. Especially for those that support tablets, Chromebooks, and other mobile devices that lack Ethernet ports—school networks need to ensure secure and reliable access, provide ample bandwidth capacity, and have simplified management and troubleshooting tools for remediating coverage or performance issues that may impact testing applications.

In this webinar, you’ll hear directly from Jay McPhail, chief technology officer at Fullerton School District, Calif., and Jeremy Cunningham, network and systems engineer at Bryant public schools, Ark., about their recent wired and wireless deployments, and how they ensured high-availability and high-performance for their districts’ common-core testing. Additionally, Sree Kannan, senior solutions marketing manager at Aerohive Networks, will share steps you can take now to optimize your current wireless network.

Presenters:

Jeremy Cunningham, network and systems engineer, Bryant public schools, Ark.
Sree Kannan, senior solutions marketing manager, Aerohive Networks
Jay McPhail, chief technology officer, Fullerton School District, Calif
Moderator:
Meredith Torres, director of marketing programs, Aerohive Networks

A Tale of Two Districts: Making Curricular Decisions For the Common Core

Underwriting for the content of this webinar has been provided by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

This webinar has been sponsored by Amplify.

This webinar took place on May 21, 2014 @ 2 p.m. ET
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Two districts on opposite sides of the country faced the same problem: They needed new common-core curricula. They solved that problem in very different ways. The Orange County, Fla., district scoured the marketplace and found sets of materials from a major publisher that it believes meets its needs. The Long Beach, Calif., disenchanted with publishers' offerings and short on money, wrote its own materials. Join leaders from each district's curriculum-and-instruction office as they discuss their different pathways to common-core curriculum.

Presenters:

Scott Fritz, chief academic officer, Orange County Public Schools, Fla.
Lisa Worsham, director of elementary curriculum, Long Beach Unified School District, Calif.
Moderator:
Catherine Gewertz, associate editor, Education Week

Practical Instructional Transitions for Elementary Math in the Common-Core Era

This webinar has been sponsored by DreamBox Learning.

This webinar took place on May 15, 2014 @ 2 p.m. ET
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As teachers and instructional leaders in 44 states and the District of Columbia immerse themselves in the Common Core State Standards in math, they continue to hunt for effective resources and instructional techniques. In this webinar, math instructional expert Zachary Champagne will delve into fresh ways of thinking about elementary math in light of the common standards, offering new approaches to modeling problems and improving formative assessment. Champagne will offer actionable solutions for instruction under the math standards.

Presenters:

Zachary Champagne, researcher, Mathematics Formative Assessment Project, Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics; former Duval County, Fla., Teacher of the Year.
Moderator:
Ross Brenneman, assistant editor, Education Week Teacher

Tapping Teachers to Play a Lead Role in Shaping Common-Core Implementation

This webinar has been sponsored by Keys to Literacy.

This webinar took place on May 14, 2014 @ 2 p.m. ET
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As districts across the country grapple with implementing the Common Core State Standards, learn about the strategies employed by Nevada’s second largest school system, where educator Aaron Grossman was tapped for a special assignment to help his district take on the new standards. The initiative has put teachers at the center of efforts to develop resources and professional development to support implementation. Grossman is joined by former educator David Liben of Student Achievement Partners, who has worked with states and school districts on the common core and will share additional strategies.

Presenters:

Aaron Grossman, core task project leader, Washoe County Public Schools, Nev., and 2014 Leader To Learn From
Rachel Etienne, literacy and professional development specialist, Student Achievement Partners
Moderator:
Alyssa Morones, contributing writer, Education Week

What Should School Systems Expect During the Transition to the Common Core and Consortia Assessments?

Content provided by NWEA.

This webinar took place on May 2, 2014 @ 2 p.m. ET
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The Common Core State Standards have shifted the focus in education away from basic proficiency toward preparing students to be college and career ready. Many districts are in the early stages of transitioning to assessments designed to measure student performance relative to these standards, and from this process, important trends have started to emerge, including:

• Cut scores are significantly higher on new common-core assessments than cut scores on previous proficiency assessments, which has resulted in notable declines in proficiency rates.
• The move to these new assessments has created a break in longitudinal data for many school systems, which makes it difficult to evaluate trends in student achievement.
• Districts may need to identify alternative data sources to help teachers better recognize their students’ strengths and weaknesses.

In this webinar, John Cronin will share early results from these new assessments and discuss issues that educators should consider throughout this transition process.

Presenters:

John Cronin, senior director, Kingsbury Center at Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA)
Rebecca Moore, research development manager, Kingsbury Center at NWEA
Moderator:
Nate Jensen, research scientist, Kingsbury Center at NWEA

The Most Challenging Instructional Shifts in the CCSS for English/Language Arts

Content provided by Curriculum Associates.

This webinar took place on May 1, 2014 @ 2 p.m. ET
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The Common Core State Standards emphasize several challenging shifts that require students to think differently, teachers to change instructional strategies, and administrators to reconsider the support needed in order to enable success. In this webinar, we will discuss four of the most challenging shifts, including:

• Emphasis on Academic Vocabulary
• Complex Text
• Close Reading
• Greater Emphasis on Informational Text

Participants will learn what these shifts really mean; how the various ELA standards connect to support them; and practical applications for addressing the shifts in the classroom.

Presenters:

Maureen McLaughlin, Ed.D., professor and chair of the Reading Department, East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania and president, the International Reading Association (IRA)
Brenda J. Overturf, Ed.D., chair of the IRA Common Core Standards Committee (2012-2015) and a national literacy consultant
Moderator:
Adam Berkin, vice president, product development, Curriculum Associates

Common-Sense Approaches to Math Curriculum and Assessment Success

Content provided by DreamBox Learning.

This webinar took place on April 22, 2014 @ 2 p.m. ET
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Learn how to equip educators and students for success at a time when schools are being asked to do more with less—while meeting new math standards. Practical considerations and strategies will be addressed by our panel of math experts, who will discuss important topics in mathematics education and field audience questions throughout the session. They'll share insights about current trends and issues in mathematics education related to curriculum, assessment, and instruction that are applicable in all states and schools.

Join the conversation as they take a bird's eye view while also sharing on-the-ground classroom strategies and ideas for supporting increased achievement for all students. Key discussion topics include:

• Current trends and issues in math curriculum and instruction
• Formative and Summative Assessments
• Strategies to support achievement for all student populations

Presenters:

Joanna Bannon, assistant coordinator of K-12 Instructional Services, West Allis-West Milwaukee School District, Wis.
Francis (Skip) Fennell, past president of NCTM and professor at McDaniel College
Moderator:
Tim Hudson, senior director of curriculum design, DreamBox Learning

Identifying 'Rigor': District Strategies for Transitioning to the Common Core in Math

This webinar has been sponsored by Think Through Math.

This webinar took place on April 16, 2014 @ 4 p.m. ET
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School districts face numerous systemic challenges in transitioning to the Common Core State Standards, including integrating new instructional methodologies and a new framework for mathematical practices across classrooms. In this webinar, two eminent math specialists—the co-authors of the recently published Realizing Rigor in the Mathematics Classroom—will offer practical strategies for district and school instructional leaders on ensuring cohesive implementation of the math standards. They will focus on defining what rigor looks like in connection with mathematical practices, identifying potential instructional and systemic obstacles, and effectively monitoring student and teacher progress toward established goals.

Presenters:

Ted H. Hull, mathematics-education consultant and co-author, Realizing Rigor in the Mathematics Classroom
Ruth Harbin Miles, K-12 mathematics instructional coach and co-author, Realizing Rigor in the Mathematics Classroom
Moderator:
Anthony Rebora, managing editor, Education Week Teacher

Supporting Early Education in a Common-Core Era

This webinar has been sponsored by The Waterford Institute.

This webinar took place on March 20, 2014 @ 2 p.m. ET
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The Common Core State Standards are currently in place in 46 states, and teachers of early learners are grappling with how to implement the standards and still maintain a learning environment that is developmentally appropriate. Kyle Snow, research director for the National Association for the Education of Young Children, will join a school principal to talk about what the common core means for early education and how school administrators can support teachers in maintaining classrooms that work for young children.

Presenters:

Carrie Boyer, PK-2 principal, Jefferson PK-8 School, Warren City school district, Ohio
Kyle Snow, director of the Center for Applied Research, National Association for the Education of Young Children
Moderator:
Christina A. Samuels, staff writer, Education Week

Transitioning Elementary Schools to Common-Core Math

This webinar has been sponsored by DreamBox Learning.

This webinar took place on March 12, 2014 @ 3 p.m. ET
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The Common Core State Standards in math pose significant challenges for teachers and administrators, establishing new ways of developing students' skills and understanding. As a result, teachers have been asking for more guidance and development from their districts, and districts have hundreds of different materials to sort through to figure out what is the best help to give. Such training is especially important for those educators charged with giving young learners the appropriate grounding in mathematical practices.

This webinar will bring together two math-education experts immersed in teacher training who will discuss the strategies districts can use to help their teachers understand and implement the common-core math standards at the elementary level. They will discuss effective communication and instruction techniques, integrating key conceptual changes, and useful sources of professional development.

Presenters:

Linda Gojak, president, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Elham Kazemi, professor, mathematics education, University of Washington
Moderator:
Ross Brenneman, assistant editor, Education Week Teacher

Time for a Change: A Proven Solution for Blended Project-Based Learning

Content provided by Educurious.

This webinar took place on Feb. 6, 2014 @ 2 p.m. ET
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Michael Golden, education strategist and CEO of Educurious, discusses how school leaders can create profound impacts on student learning and teacher development using:
• blended project-based learning,
• technology,
• professional development, and
• connections with real-world experts.

Golden's proven integrated solution targets middle and high school students with courses in English/language arts aligned with the Common Core State Standards and biology courses that align with the Next Generation Science Standards. These courses facilitate the development of 21st-century learning and engage a community of professionals to help students create powerful networks for the future.

Golden has found that students "rise to the occasion" when they work with professionals and understand how what they are doing in school has meaning in the world around them. In this webinar, he will address some of the challenges educators face and provide strategies to facilitate school change.

Presenters:

Michael Golden, chief executive officer, Educurious
Moderator:
Shari Hofer, project director, Educurious

The Future of Math Education: A Panel Discussion of Promising Practices

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This webinar took place on Jan. 22, 2014 @ 2 p.m. ET
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Join National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM) President Valerie Mills, renowned educator and author Cathy Fosnot, and past NCTM and AMTE President Francis (Skip) Fennell for a conversation about the future of mathematics education. Everyone interested in the success of all students in learning mathematics—educators and community members—will gain valuable insights from these leaders.
Topics will include:
• Formative assessment
• Meeting the diverse needs of all students
• Common Core State Standards
• Digital learning technologies
The panel will also field questions from participants submitted during the session.

Presenters:

Francis 'Skip' Fennell, professor of education, McDaniel College
Cathy Fosnot, professor emeritus of childhood education, City College of New York and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York
Valerie L. Mills, president, National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics; supervisor and mathematics education consultant, Oakland Schools, Michigan
Moderator:
Tim Hudson, senior director of curriculum design, DreamBox Learning

Next Generation Science Standards: Answering the Nation's Call for STEM Literacy

Content provided by Measured Progress.

This webinar took place on Jan. 16, 2014 @ 2 p.m. ET
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The Next Generation Science Standards is not the first effort to improve achievement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—the STEM disciplines. Starting with the space race, policymakers and educators have questioned our ability to compete internationally in STEM subjects. With the proliferation of technology, that urgency has grown exponentially.

New assessments developed to align with these standards should require students to demonstrate their understanding not only of content, but also of scientific and engineering practices. Innovative science assessments could improve both knowledge and application for our students—so they'll be truly prepared with the skills needed for the jobs of the future.

In this webinar, science education and assessment experts:
• Highlight the promise of the NGSS,
• Explore state responses to the call for greater rigor in the sciences, and
• Describe how formative science assessment tools both focus instruction and prepare students for the challenge of the new standards.

Presenters:

Peter J. McLaren, science and technology specialist, Rhode Island Department of Education
Susan Tierney, content specialist, science, Measured Progress
Moderator:
Tim Crockett, senior adviser, Measured Progress

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