Learn to Increase Student Engagement Using the Common Core Standards

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On December 1, 2011, PD developer School Improvement Network Will Host a Free Instructional Webinar Detailing Strategies for Using the Common Core To Motivate and Focus Students

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Dr. Leith’s webinar will instruct teachers in ways that the Common Core Standards can reduce classroom conflict, increase student engagement and promote future focus

Salt Lake City, UT – November 17, 2011 – School Improvement Network is proud to announce the fourth webinar in its instructional Common Core series. Previous webinars have trained educators in what the Common Core is, how it will impact classroom practice, and how to integrate both language arts and mathematics standards with current curriculum.

The newest webinar, entitled “Student Engagement and Future Focus,” will be presented by Dr. Lisa Leith, director of content for School Improvement Network, and long time teacher and administrator. Dr. Leith’s webinar will instruct teachers in ways that the Common Core Standards can reduce classroom conflict, increase student engagement and promote future focus. Dr. Leith will address the roles of collaboration and goal setting in the classroom, and provide direction for achieving desired results while freeing students to make their own choices.

And like every other webinar in the Common Core series, Dr. Leith’s course promises to be insightful and timely.

“I like that the presentations are clearly and logically presented.” says educator Deborah Moffet of the webinars. “I can follow along with the Common Core Standards for a clearer understanding. I was challenged to step it up a notch when planning and presenting to my students.”

“It is great,” adds school counselor Bonnie Summers, “when I can receive quality training without driving over 350 miles to attend a conference.”

Dr. Leith’s “Student Engagement and Future Focus,” 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. 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 and choosing the desired webinar.

Be sure to stay tuned for upcoming 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 1,800 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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Duane Sprague
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