Oct 30 – Supporting the CCSS outside the “academic core”
- 4pm PST. How can specials and electives teachers support the transition to Common Core? Join us to learn more! Common Core-aligned teaching goes way beyond what happens in classrooms focused on academic core subjects and tested grades. Learn how specials and electives teachers are supporting the new standards in their work with students, and take new strategies back to your classroom, media center, auditorium, or gym.
Nov 6 – Supporting CCSS outside the “academic core” workshop
- 4pm PST. Trying the Common Core in a setting outside the “academic core classroom?” Bring your problems of practice, solutions and ideas and network and share with other specials and electives teachers who are creatively and collaboratively tackling the Common Core.
Nov 13 – Text Selection & Complexity for teaching literacy curriculums
- 4pm PST. Got text complexity? Learn how to select and use a variety of texts and leverage the standards to support critical thinking and close reading in this interactive webinar.
Nov 20 – Text selection workshop
- 4pm PST. Are you trying close reading strategies? Do you need help incorporating more non-fiction and expository text into your classroom practice? Would you like to network with others grappling with text selection and text complexity questions? Bring your problems (or solutions) of practice to this interactive workshop and leave with lots of ideas to take back to the readers in your classroom.
Dec 4 – Tailoring CCSS instruction for ELL/ESE students
- 4pm PST. What does the Common Core mean for our learners who are anything but common? How do we meet the needs of diverse learners and the high expectations outlined in the Common Core? Practitioners who work with language learners and students with disabilities will detail research-based differentiation and scaffolding strategies. These ideas can be implemented with relative ease across K-12 classrooms in order to provide supportive environments that encourage verbal interaction among students while inviting them to take risks with the language.
Dec 11 – Diverse Learners and the CCSS workshop
- 4pm PST. What does the Common Core mean for our learners who are anything but common? How do we meet the needs of diverse learners and the high expectations outlined in the Common Core? Bring your problems (and solutions) of practice to this interactive workshop and leave with lots of ideas to support the individual needs of your students.
Jan 22 – C3 Intro: the Framework for Soc Studies State Standards
- 4pm PST. The College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards has been developed by CCSSO to guide and enhance the rigor of standards in civic, economics, geography, and history. Though states will be developing their own standards for these subjects, the pedagogical shifts implied by the framework will be felt in social studies classroom across the country. Find out from one of the framework’s authors–a practicing teacher–how you can begin to prepare.
Jan 29 – Social Studies workshop
- 4pm PST.
Feb 5 – CCSS…& the World! (AKA Global Competencies & CCSS)
- 4pm PST. What do the CCSS have to do with global competencies? Join teacherpreneur Noah Zeichner to explore how the standards encourage students to investigate the world, recognize perspectives, communicate ideas, and take action. The application of the competencies will be examined for the arts, math, science, language arts, social studies, and world languages. Additionally, the implications of these critical 21st century skills for the ways in which learning is measured formatively and summatively with Common Core will be considered.
Feb 12 – The CCSS and the world workshop!
- 4pm PST.
Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/event/8325950141