ASCD Offers Free Common Core Webinars This Summer
Alexandria, VA (07/17/13)— ASCD, the global leader in providing programs, products, and services that empower educators to support the success of each learner, is offering two new webinars on the Common Core State Standards this summer at no cost.
The webinars, each presented by a different education expert, cover a range of topics related to Common Core planning, access, and implementation. Each training session begins at 3:00 p.m. eastern time and lasts one hour. Upcoming trainings are listed below.
Shifting from the Elephant in the Room to Ownership of the Common Core State Standards: A Capacity-Building Implementation Plan by Nicole Clifton. Monday, July 22, 3:00 p.m. eastern time. Participants will gain an understanding of building internal capacity for implementing the Common Core State Standards as well as understanding their role in facilitating implementation. Participants will discover best practices for successful implementation through planning job-embedded professional learning, determining a timeline for implementation, and determining a plan for getting assistance. This webinar will also focus on exploring powerful strategies that will demonstrate how to monitor and adjust implementation plans during the implementation period.
Equipping English Language Learners to Access Common Core Mathematics by Maria Montalvo-Balbed and Denise Huddlestun. Wednesday, August 14, 3:00 p.m. eastern time. The Common Core State Standards present both challenges and opportunities for English language learners (ELLs) to become active participants in the mathematics classroom. The Standards for Mathematical Practice focus on active engagement that allows students to become mathematically proficient through a variety of language-rich experiences. For ELLs, those demands require teachers to understand the linguistic demands of academic language and Common Core mathematics. Through this webinar, participants will be able to understand the language demands of Common Core mathematics by engaging in a mathematical task, identifying the language demands of the task, and determining literacy practices to equip ELLs to successfully complete the task.
In addition, ASCD provides archived webinars in the Common Core State Standards series, which are accessible online, for free, at any time. Most recently archived is Speaking and Listening Across the Common Core presented by Terry Roberts, director of the National Paideia Center. In this webinar, he introduces the Paideia Seminar and discusses how it provides teachers with a consistent and powerful way to teach these speaking and listening standards—while simultaneously enhancing students' ability to successfully read and write about demanding texts.
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