Peg Portscheller to Keynote at This Year's National Common Core State Standards Conference

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Peg Portscheller will speak at the National Conference on College and Career Readiness and Common Core State Standards, June 27-29th in Orlando, Florida.

Peg Portscheller to Speak at June CCSS Conference in Orlando Florida

To meet College & Career Readiness requirements, we need to get fifth graders reading at today’s eighth grade level.

Today, the Center for College and Career Readiness has announced that Peg Portscheller will keynote at the National Conference on College and Career Readiness and Common Core State Standards, June 27-29th in Orlando, Florida. Sold out for the past four years, the national conference attracts attendees from across the U.S. and from more than a dozen countries.

Peg Portscheller is the President of Portscheller & Associates, an education consulting firm dedicated to providing training, mentoring, performance coaching and on-site support to educational leaders around the country. Peg is a skilled presenter, facilitator, speaker and trainer. She has been active in the profession at all levels, including having served as the state affiliate ASCD president in two different states, as well as serving as a leader in Phi Delta Kappa, the American Association of University Women, and the American Association of School Administrators. This year, she shares her views on educational leadership and change.

In addition to learning more about the upcoming assessments, educators will develop a deep understanding of College and Career Readiness at this year’s national event. According to Kevin E. Baird, Chairman at the Center for College and Career Readiness, the critical issue is how schools approach the standards. States Baird, “If we view the standards as just a new checklist of things to teach, we will fail. To meet College & Career Readiness requirements, we need to get fifth graders reading at today’s eighth grade level. The NAEP results indicate more writing is critical. The new assessments require thinking – not just ‘knowing’. Accelerating two to three grade levels is more than a challenge – but it is possible.”

This year’s national event offers an optional pre-conference on June 27 and an agenda that features Common Core Resources Practicum, hands-on sessions. Participants in the national conference will experience presentations from Peg Portscheller as well as special guests sharing the latest PARCC, SBAC, and STAAR assessment information. The conference will focus on encouraging participants to develop and leave with pragmatic “to do tomorrow” tools.

Details for The National Conference on College and Career Readiness and Common Core State Standards

Date: June 27 – June 29, 2013
Location: JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes Resort and Spa Orlando, FL
Register at: http://collegecareer.org/National_Conference.aspx
Contact: Lauren Zake at 800.318.4555

About The Center for College & Career Readiness
The Center for College & Career Readiness, part of the Curriculum Improvement Institute, is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 research and training organization dedicated to the improvement of curriculum, instruction and assessment to increase college and career readiness skills across the globe. Partnering with publishers and private companies as well as government agencies, provincial and state education departments, and local districts and schools, the Center for College & Career Readiness is a global leader in the ceaseless efforts to move humanity forward by investing in human capital.

Educating Communities
The Common Core Institute and its partner, the non-profit Center for College & Career Readiness, provide no and low-cost educational sessions for community leaders, journalists, foundations and parent groups.

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