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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...
October 03, 2014
As California moves forward with implementing the Common Core State Standards, educators and policymakers are focusing on formative assessment as a powerful and under-utilized resource in the state’s...
September 24, 2014
How can video exemplars in professional development improve teacher learning? “Don’t tell me; show me!” It’s a common lesson in writing classrooms, and many professional development providers could...
September 24, 2014
For: High School Teachers & Administrators Date:  June 24-26, 2015 Location:  Oakland, CA Visit the Reading Apprentice Website for more information.
September 24, 2014
Secondary teachers will share their experiences learning about the new ELA/ELD Framework and enacting its principles and practices. Educators will learn about practical instructional approaches that...
September 24, 2014
This archived webinar briefly highlights how students with disabilities will benefit from instruction aligned to the California Common Core State Standards (CA CCSS). While many are concerned that...
September 22, 2014
There is more to good problem solving than just getting the right answer. “You first have to understand the problem in order to solve it,” says Hungarian mathematician, George Polya, in his 1945 book...
September 22, 2014
Trying new combinations can lead to rich experiences. For Christmas my sister-in-law gave me a chocolate pairing kit. In it were four delicious, dark chocolate bars and suggestions for red wine...
September 22, 2014
ELA Performance Tasks on Smarter Balanced Assessments and Implications for Classroom Instruction Smarter Balanced ELA performance tasks require students to apply their knowledge and skills in...

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