Professional Development Ideas

September 25, 2015
As educators, we’re constantly working to help students develop a lifelong love of learning, by building the skills and character to embrace self-initiative, responsibility, and problem solving that...
August 29, 2018
As mathematics teachers continue working to integrate the Common Core State Standards into their classroom practice, one of the most common questions is how to teach the Standards for Mathematical...
October 28, 2016
When I was faced with the task recently of introducing the California English Language Development Standards and Framework to a group of educators, I turned to the expert video tutorials in two...
June 16, 2016
One of the best ways for teachers to learn about instruction — according to many teachers themselves — is by watching their colleagues teach.
March 31, 2016
Interested in helping English learners have conversations around complex texts? Looking for ways to engage students in analyzing how authors convey meanings through their language choices?
February 29, 2016
Examining student work is a powerful way to reflect on whether students have mastered what they are expected to learn. In this era of new standards, teachers need to understand what mastery looks...
January 31, 2016
One of the earliest promises of the Common Core State Standards Initiative was the possibility of greater integration of concepts and skills across subject areas.
December 08, 2015
For years, philosophers have been saying that nothing worth having comes without some effort. What does this mean for students' learning?
November 12, 2015
New college- and career-readiness standards, and the Smarter Balanced and PARCC assessments aligned to them, are causing anxiety for many parents and guardians who don’t yet fully understand what has...
September 24, 2015
Now that teachers have new standards and assessments, what are the building blocks for helping students to succeed on the new tests?