Learn to Use Common Core Standards in the Language Arts Classroom

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On Thursday, November 10, Curriculum Expert Dr. Ann Johnson Will Present a Free Instructional Common Core Webinar Entitled “Translating ELA Standards” at commoncore360.com

Dr. Johnson’s work is remarkable—she turns every school she touches into a better place to learn. Having a chance to pick her brain is a rare and exceptional opportunity

Responding to the enormous need all over the U.S. for fast, effective training in the Common Core Standards, PD developer School Improvement Network has assembled some of the top minds in education to host a series of instructional, Common Core themed webinars. The first of these webinars, conducted on November 3, laid out the purposes of the Common Core and explained how they are designed to work.

The next webinar in the series, titled “Translating ELA Standards,” will pick up where the last left off, going straight into the English Language Arts Standards and offering strategies for integrating them into current core curriculum.

Webinar participants will have the opportunity not only to sharpen their use of the Standards, but will enjoy exclusive, one-on-one access to Dr. Ann Johnson, a national thought leader in education and curriculum mapping.

Dr. Johnson, who will be presenting the webinar and holding a question and answer session, is the Director of Professional Development for Curriculum Designers, Inc. and an independent consultant. She works extensively with public, independent, and post-secondary institutions internationally on implementing curriculum and assessment reform, developing high-quality leadership teams, and constructing training and implementation plans. Her practical approach to design and alignment is based on her thirty years experiences as a classroom teacher, associate superintendent, building principal, adjunct professor, and leader in schools who have implemented long-term curriculum alignment and mapping initiatives based upon her frameworks.

“Maybe the most exciting thing about these webinars,” says Chet Linton, CEO of School Improvement Network, “is the way that they give anyone with an internet connection direct, personal access to some of the top minds in education. Dr. Johnson’s work is remarkable—she turns every school she touches into a better place to learn. Having a chance to pick her brain is a rare and exceptional opportunity.”

Dr. Ann Johnson’s “Translating EL Standards” webinar will run from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Mountain Standard Time on Thursday, November 10, 2011. 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. At the webinar’s conclusion, audio and video material will be posted for viewing on http://www.commoncore360.com.

The Common Core Webinar series by Common Core 360 is free and open to the public. Register today by visiting http://www.commoncore360.com/webinars.php and choosing the desired webinar.

Be sure to register for School Improvement’s Thursday, November 17 webinar, “Translating Mathematics Standards,” presented by Dr. Debbie Sullivan, and stay tuned for upcoming free Common Core webinars as they are posted on http://www.commoncore360.com.

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 http://www.schoolimprovement.com.

About Common Core 360
Common Core 360 is the leading online, on-demand professional Common Core learning resource for schools and districts. It answers the questions that 3.4 million teachers are asking about how to make the Standards work in their classroom every day. Common Core 360 gives administrators, teachers, and instructional coaches the necessary resources to turn State Standards into measurable student achievement. The unique training, expert analysis, and real classroom examples of putting the Standards into practice all comes from the same minds that designed PD 360, the world’s largest online professional development platform. Common Core 360 is directly integrated with PD 360, so educators have a single sign-in solution for the professional development they need to move forward in the 21st century classroom. Learn more at http://www.schoolimprovement.com/products/common-core-360/.

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 http://www.pd360.com.

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