edWeb.net and Action Learning Systems, Inc. Announce the Creation of a Professional Learning Community for K-12 Educators on Implementing the Common Core State Standards

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edWeb.net, a professional social network for the education community, and Action Learning Systems, Inc., a national professional development company, announce the creation of an online professional learning community to provide a forum for K-12 educators all across the nation to come together to learn about and discuss the implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). With the Common Core State Standards adopted by 45 states, educators across the country are turning to the issues of implementing the standards in each state. The education experts at Action Learning Systems will be hosting an ongoing monthly series of free webinars on edWeb.net that will provide information and guidance on implementation. The community will be focused on issues from the teacher perspective, but is open to all K-12 educators.

edWeb.net, a professional social network for the education community, and Action Learning Systems, Inc., a national professional development company, announce the creation of an online professional learning community to provide a forum for K-12 educators all across the nation to come together to learn about and discuss the implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).

With the Common Core State Standards adopted by 45 states, educators across the country are turning to the issues of implementing the standards in each state. The education experts at Action Learning Systems will be hosting an ongoing monthly series of free webinars on edWeb.net that will provide information and guidance on implementation. The community will be focused on issues from the teacher perspective, but is open to all K-12 educators. Issues to be covered include:

  •     Understanding the CCSS
  •     Deconstructing the CCSS
  •     Creating Assessments for the CCSS
  •     Lesson Structure and Sequence and the CCSS
  •     Maximizing Academic Learning Time
  •     Closing the Achievement Gap for our English Learners
  •     The CCSS and Students with Disabilities
  •     Student Engagement Strategies that work
  •     Response to Intervention and the CCSS
  •     The Role of CCSS and our Advanced Learners
  •     Helping our Students understand the CCSS

An online professional learning community provides educators with the ability to connect and share information with colleagues in their own state and around the country, and will help accelerate the implementation of the Common Core State Standards.

There is no charge for educators to participate in the program, and through edWeb’s partnership with MCH Strategic Data, the program will be promoted to more than 3 million K-12 educators across the country. According to Lisa Schmucki, founder and CEO of edWeb.net, “We want to create awareness of this exceptional free program that is being offered by Action Learning Systems. The program will provide ongoing support which is so critical for educators to get the information they need to be successful. This is a reflection of Action Learning System’s commitment and support for professional development for K-12 educators.”

Dr. Kit Marshall, president and CEO of Action Learning Systems, commented, “We are delighted to be able to combine edWeb’s technology and expertise in running online communities with the knowledge and expertise of our professional development team to create an exceptional support program for K-12 educators faced with the challenge of integrating the Common Core State Standards into their curriculum.”

For more information on the program, contact Lynn Scott, Program Director, at lynn(at)edweb(dot)net, 800-575-6015 ext 105.

About edWeb.net

edWeb.net is a professional social network for the education community that makes it easy to connect and collaborate with colleagues, share information and best practices, and create professional learning communities. edWeb promotes collaboration with easy-to-use Web 2.0 tools that transform the way educators share information and receive professional development. edWeb hosts professional learning communities for educators that combine webinars with community on key topics in education. Through a partnership with MCH Strategic Data, edWeb reaches out to more than 3 million K-12 educators in the U. S. to promote the value of online collaboration. edWeb.net is free for educators and is funded with the support of partners and sponsors. For more information, contact Lisa Schmucki, founder and CEO, at 800-575-6015, ext. 100 or by email at lisa(at)edweb(dot)net. Learn more at http://www.edweb.net.

About Action Learning Systems, Inc.

Action Learning Systems (ALS) was founded in 1995 to address three core beliefs: all students can learn, success breeds success, and schools control the conditions of success. The company’s founder, Dr. Kit Marshall, traveled the country to develop a visionary school reform model grounded in four simple principles: clear focus, tight alignment, high expectations, and expanded opportunities for success. Based on Dr. Marshall’s work throughout the country in standards design, development, and implementation, ALS developed a school reform model built on the Six Effective Practices of High-Performing Schools:

  •      Standards-Based Curriculum and Assessment
  •      Research-Based Strategy Instruction
  •      Data-Driven Decision Making
  •      Targeted Professional Development
  •      Achievement-Driven Structure and Support
  •      Academic-Centered Family and Community Engagement

Joined by nationally recognized educator, and current president, Gary Soto, ALS gained status in nearly every aspect of school reform in the late 1990s. Along with an extraordinary team of amazing educators, ALS has pioneered a whole school reform model based on research strategies known to have a measurable impact on increasing student achievement and closing the achievement gap.

For more information, contact Jason Willoughby at 626-744-5344 or by email at jwilloughby(at)actionlearningsystems(dot)com Learn more at http://www.actionlearningsystems.com.

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