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Going to #NCSA (National Conference on Student Assessment)? Be sure to catch WestEd's Andrew Latham and Paul Koehler, and CA Dept of Ed's Patrick Rooney Monday June 20 at 4 pm for "The Two Percent Solution: Weighing Value against Burden in Statewide Standardized Assessments" http://ow.ly/dBqm301kAvh
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See how New York City Schools engage families using Academic Parent Teacher Teams (APTT). Hear from students, teachers and parents in this video. http://ow.ly/AMkX301guN7
Academic Parent Teacher Teams (APTT) replaces traditional parent/teacher conferences with three group meetings throughout the year, where teachers meet at once with…
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Preschool teachers and administrators: Watch this overview about the importance of phonological awareness as part of teaching core literacy skills. http://ow.ly/SlMdY
This overview describes phonological awareness and its importance. It emphasizes planning instruction along a sequential developmental continuum of skills, scaffolding instruction, and providing teachers with support through modeling, practice, and reflection. Related Files: ...
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Administrators: Learn how an elementary school principal coordinates alignment between the school day and the school's after-school program. http://ow.ly/SiO3r
Creating the School Structures That Support Alignment. By Glover Community Learning Center (OH). Learn how an elementary school principal coordinates alignment between the school day and their after-school program. The after-school program is seen as one of the school's improvement practices.
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Check out these resources that address college and career readiness with respect to high quality instruction and the Common Core State Standards. http://ow.ly/SfCMr
Resources. College and Career Readiness. These resources address issues of college and career readiness with respect to high quality instruction and the Common Core State Standards. Preparing Students for Life after High School: Strategies and Tools to Make Informed Choices, Presenters: Joanne ...
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The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics has named WestEd's Academic Parent Teacher Teams (APTT) one of the Bright Spots in Hispanic Education. Check out the national online catalog. http://ow.ly/SfCx9
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If you know a California community college math teacher, adjunct, or faculty, let them know about this opportunity to participate in a study of Khan Academy this coming school year. There's a $1k stipend. http://ow.ly/DKGd301ibri
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“We lose between 30 and 50 percent of new teachers in this country within their first three years. The goal of our mentoring model is to help novice teachers become intentional about building knowledge and skills, so that they grow, experience success, and stay in the profession." – Mentoring New Teachers Through Collaborative Coaching. Read more about this resource and download a free chapter. http://ow.ly/SoFNt
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Just as there is a racial achievement gap, there is a racial school-climate gap in California schools. Learn more. http://ow.ly/SoFxY
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Does meditation improve student well-being? Preliminary WestEd research published in a journal shows meditation can have a positive impact on students. http://ow.ly/SlLos
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WestEd's Academic Parent Teacher Teams has been named a “Bright Spot” in Hispanic Education. Learn more. http://ow.ly/SiNNt
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Building Capacity for School Success in Families of Young English Learner Students: Free Webinar, Wednesday, September 30, 2:30-4pm (Pacific Time). Register today. http://ow.ly/ScfyY
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WestEd, a research, development, and service agency, works with education and other communities to promote excellence, achieve equity, and improve learning for children, youth, and adults.