MEDIA ADVISORY: Don't Forget - Pearson's Common Core Virtual Conference Kicks Off Tuesday, February 22

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Common Core Experts to Offer Practical Information to Assist with Classroom Implementation of New Principles During Free Online Sessions

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What: Common Core Virtual Conference for Everyone Transitioning to the New State Standards

  • Four days of free online access to high-quality information to guide educators through the goals and background of the Common Core State Standards and tips for a successful implementation in districts and schools
  • Common Core authors and knowledge leaders to offer a range of virtual panels, presentations, and interactive demonstrations, including information on next-generation assessment and professional development opportunities tied to the Common Core
  • Register at http://www.pearsonschool.com/2011CommonCoreVcon

Who & When:

Common Core expert presentations (all sessions at Eastern Standard Time) will include:

February 22

  • 11 a.m. - Dr. Jane Schielack, Professor of Mathematics at Texas A&M University - Interpreting and Implementing the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics K-8
  • Noon - Dr. Freddy Hiebert, Adjunct Professor in the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley - The Common Core State Standards of Text Complexity: What does it mean? How can we make it happen?
  • 1 p.m. - Dr. Hung Hsi-Wu, Member of the Mathematics K-12 Common Core State Standards Development Team and Professor of Mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley - What is different about the Common Core Mathematics Standards?
  • 2 p.m. - Ciprinao Munoz, Senior Assessment Specialist at Pearson, and Christine Rozunick, Manager of Science Content Development with Pearson's Assessment and Information Group - Formative and Interim Assessments: What they are and how they could be used as a part of a comprehensive system to assess the Common Core State Standards

February 23

  • 11 a.m. - Dr. William McCallum, Lead on the Mathematics K-12 Common Core State Standards Development Team, Distinguished Professor of Mathematics, and Head of the Department of Mathematics at the University of Arizona - Focus and Coherence in the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics
  • Noon - Evelyn Arroyo, Author and Founder of A+RISE: Research-based Instructional Strategies for ELLs - Instructional Strategies for English Language Learners
  • 1 p.m. - Phil Daro, Chair of the Mathematics College and Career Readiness Common Core State Standards Workgroup, Member of the Writing Team for the Mathematics K-12 Common Core Standards Committee, and Senior Fellow at America's Choice - Common Core Mathematics Instruction
  • 2 p.m. - Dr. Skip Fennell, Member of the Mathematics K-12 Common Core State Standards Development Team, Professor of Education at McDaniel College, and Past-president of the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics - Common Core State Standards - What are they; how did we get here and what's next?

February 24

  • 11 a.m. - Grant Wiggins, President of Authentic Education - Understanding by Design
  • 1 p.m. - Sally Hampton, Chair of the English Language Arts College and Career Readiness Common Core State Standards Workgroup, Member of the English Language Arts K-12 Common Core State Standards Committee, and Senior Fellow at America's Choice - Common Core English Language Arts Instruction
  • 2 p.m. - Shilpi Niyogi, Executive Vice President, National Services, Pearson - Next Generation Assessments: Preparing Students to be College and Career Ready

February 25

  • 10 a.m. - Karen Wixson, Member of the English Language Arts K-12 Common Core State Standards Development Team and Professor of Education at the University of Michigan - CCSS-Reading: Not the Big 5 Anymore
  • 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. - Curriculum and the Common Core: How Pearson solutions are helping teachers meet the Common Core State Standards and how educators can use these programs to effectively transition

Where: Register at http://www.pearsonschool.com/2011CommonCoreVcon
All webinars are archived for later access

Contact: Kate Miller, Pearson, kate(dot)miller(at)pearson(dot) com; 800-745-8489

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