Free Webinar to Instruct Educators in Integrating Common Core English Language Arts Standards

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Upcoming School Improvement Network Webinar Provides Expert Advice on How to Translate Common Core ELA Standards into Student Achievement in the K-12 Classroom

Dr. Johnson will instruct participants in practical approaches to mapping and applying the new Common Core Standards in their English Language Arts classrooms

After years of development, the Common Core Standards—an education initiative designed to help students reach college and career readiness—are finally being rolled out in schools all over the country. In order to help educators successfully implement the Standards, PD developer School Improvement Network (SINET) is releasing yet another instructive tool into their suite of Common Core products.

On Thursday, November 10, 2011, SINET will host its second free Common Core themed webinar, entitled “Translating ELA Standards” and presented by Dr. Ann Johnson, education consultant and Director of Professional Development for the Curriculum21 Institute. Drawing upon lessons that she has learned in her years as a teacher, district administrator, and college professor, Dr. Johnson will instruct participants in practical approaches to mapping and applying the new Common Core Standards in their English Language Arts classrooms. In the process, she will define the major components of Common Core’s grade-level Consensus Unit Map, and outline the ways in which the Standards can be used to ensure that students’ English Language Arts Depth of Knowledge increase from year to year.

Dr. Johnson’s “Translating ELA Standards” webinar will run from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Mountain Standard Time. It will include a 30-40 minute presentation, supported by digital media (PowerPoint, video, graphic files) and end with a 15- to 20-minute “question and answer” session.

The Common Core Webinar series by Common Core 360 is free and open to the public. Register today by visiting and choosing the desired webinar.

Be sure to register for School Improvement’s November 17 webinar, “Translating Mathematic Standards,” presented by Dr. Debbie Sullivan, and stay tuned for upcoming Common Core webinars as they are posted on

About School Improvement Network
Founded in 1991 by teachers, the School Improvement Network provides comprehensive, research-based professional development anytime, anywhere. As the home of The Video Journal of Education, PD 360, Observation 360, the Learning 360 Framework, Equity 360, and Common Core 360, School Improvement Network resources focus on the most relevant topics, feature the top experts, and show educators how to put theory into practice. School Improvement Network works with thousands of schools and districts in every state and around the world and has visited over 3,000 classrooms to document best practices in action. Learn more at

About PD 360 • Practical, Scalable, Measurable
PD 360 is the multi-award winning, leading online, on-demand professional learning resource for schools and districts. With 1,800 videos on 117 topics from 120 experts, PD 360 has the largest online community of educators, with over 700,000 subscribers. The innovative PD 360 videos are unique and class-leading because of the quality of production, and each is research-based with classroom examples of best practices. The videos are also relatively short in nature (approximately 6-12 minutes in length) allowing educators access to “snack-able” content that is easy and accessible to view and integrate.

Teachers, administrators, professional learning communities, coaches, mentors, instructional leaders, and paraprofessionals have available at their fingertips hundreds of indexed and searchable video segments that present real, best-practice classroom examples and feature respected education experts, such as Michael Fullan, Rick DuFour, Doug Reeves, Rick Stiggins, and many others. Educators can instantly find the help they need on nearly every topic, including differentiation, assessment, English language learners, leadership, and more. PD 360 can also be used to create a structured learning experience for an individual teacher, a PLC, or even an entire school. PD 360 bridges the gap between training and classroom integration with job-embedded follow-up, tracking, and reflection tools. PD 360 gives educators access to an online community of teaching professionals that allows interaction and collaboration either within a district or across the United States and the world. PD 360 includes over 1,500 research-based video learning segments and is the most comprehensive web-based library of professional development resources available. See a demonstration at

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