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May 28, 2015
Would you rather independently work through material at your own pace or have the opportunity to interact in an online, face-to-face, or blended professional learning community? Does a hands-on...
April 21, 2015
Sign up by May 15 for this opportunity to learn powerful instructional shifts for middle and high school student success in Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards. Participants will learn...
April 21, 2015
When she was in fifth grade, my daughter came home one evening with math homework consisting of 25 two-place division problems and the checks. I was shocked at the sheer quantity of tasks in this...
March 19, 2015
It often feels like two new Common Core myths appear for every one we debunk. In my last blog entry in this space I challenged some widespread myths about the Common Core and frustration in reading....
March 04, 2015
I have often wondered how the language we use when teaching influences students’ learning of mathematics. I have heard it said that we need to make concepts “student friendly” so students will...
March 03, 2015
Hosted by WestEd and Secondary Literacy partnership, Content Literacy in History-Social Science is the the sixth and final webinar in the "Implementing the Common Core State Standards: Classroom...
February 17, 2015
If you’re attending the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) conference in San Diego later this week, please stop by the WestEd booth. We have some activities planned that you...
February 17, 2015
We sat down to talked with Francis (Skip) Fennell about Common Core Mathematics. Fennell is the L. Stanley Bowlsbey professor of education and Graduate and Professional Studies at McDaniel College in...
January 08, 2015
In the past few weeks, I’ve spoken to legislators, parents, teachers, and newspaper and radio reporters and they have asked lots of questions and vented a lot of frustration about the Common Core...
January 08, 2015
In this webinar, we present essential features of the science practices outlined in the Next Generation Science Standards that offer opportunities for students to develop disciplinary literacy. We...

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