Free Common Core Help for Math Teachers to be Offered in Upcoming Seminar

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School Improvement Network Announces its Newest Common Core Training Webinar, “Translating Mathematics Standards,” to be hosted on November 17, 2011

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Dr. Sullivan will demonstrate strategies for the translation of the Mathematics Common Core Standards into assessment-centered classroom content

With the Common Core Standards adopted in 44 American states, educators all over the country have begun the task of determining what exactly the Standards are, and how to integrate them into their classrooms. “This is a crucial time for the Common Core program,” says Curtis Linton, vice president of PD developer School Improvement Network. “The success of the Standards will depend upon how well they are used, and efficacy of use is being established right now.”

In order to help educators turn the Standards into student achievement, School Improvement Network is hosting a series of instructional webinars that elucidate the most important aspects of Common Core Standards. The webinars presented thus far (which will soon be available for free at have received an enthusiastic reception.

“The webinar was awesome,” says participant Estella Okafor. “We are learning about the CC this year. We will be transitioning next year. A lot of the questions that I had were answered. As an EC teacher, I gained valuable insight on how to start writing my IEP goals for the coming year. Thanks for providing this PD opportunity!”

Continuing the series, School Improvement Network is excited to announce the newest webinar, entitled “Translating Mathematics Standards.” The course will be presented by Dr. Debbie Sullivan, curriculum consultant and superintendent in MSD of Decatur Township in Indianapolis, Indiana. Dr. Sullivan will demonstrate strategies for the translation of the Mathematics Common Core Standards into assessment-centered classroom content. She will offer practical instructions for aligning the components translated from the Standards with instructional design, engaging performance tasks, and formative assessments.

Dr. Sullivan’s “Translating Mathematics Standards” webinar will run from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Mountain Standard Time on Thursday, November 17, 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

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 Thursday, December 1 webinar, “Student Engagement & Future Focus,” presented by Dr. Lisa Leith, and stay tuned for upcoming free 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 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

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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