Posted November 1, 2016
In the Reading Expert column of this issue, you will find the first of a two-part series on reading interventions, where we discuss some new developments in the intervention research and how this can be applied to your schools. In this issue, we address some advances in interventions for reading comprehension.
In the Marvelous Mathematician column, we tackle addressing language barriers for English learners in mathematics.
The Leadership Corner provides four great resources for improving reading instruction.
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Posted September 30, 2016
Take the 7-session course on your own time at your pace over 7 weeks. CORE Senior Instructors facilitate the course, which combines interactive video models, collaborative discussions, readings, live webinars, screencasts, and the opportunity to earn graduate college credit. Collaborate in an intellectual community as you reflect on a range of new ideas and consider the implications of these new ideas for your practice as educators.
Cost: $600 per participant including course fees and materials. Class section minimum of 12, not to exceed 25. For group discounts, contact Mark Simmons at email@example.com.
College Credit Option: Participants may receive 3 Graduate Credits for an additional cost of $575. Requirements include successful completion of the course and completion of additional assignments for a total of 135 hours.
Posted September 23, 2016
From Education Week
States and school districts that get federal funding to support students who are English-language learners, can use that money to support long-term ELLs and ELLs in special education, as well as to help figure out how those students are progressing, according to new Every Student Succeeds Act guidance released by the U.S. Department of Education Friday.
The guidance also makes it clear that districts and states can use their English Language Acquisition grants — provided through a $737 million program also known as Title III of — for many of the same purposes as they did under No Child Left Behind. That’s true even though schools’ accountability for ensuring ELLs progress in their English-proficiency has moved to Title I of the law, along with accountability for all other groups of kids
That means that states are allowed to use their Title III funds to help identify ELLs who are struggling, make sure their English-language proficiency tests match up with English-language proficiency standards, and align state content standards with English-language proficiency standards. And districts can use Title III funds to help notify parents that their child is an English-learner.
States and districts can also use their Title III money to help meet some new transparency and reporting requirements in ESSA that are aimed at getting a better understanding of ELLs and former ELLs.
Posted June 3, 2016
(Oakland, CA) – CORE is pleased to announce its 2016-2017 National Advisory Board composed of eight influential leaders in research-based strategies on literacy, mathematics, and professional learning. This year, CORE adds Dr. Louisa Moats and Dr. Rick Miller to the National Advisory Board.
The two new members of the National Advisory Board bring a wealth of knowledge. Dr. Moats was a contributing writer of the Common Core State Standards, Foundational Reading Skills for grades K-5 and is a well-respected author on reading, spelling, language, and teacher preparation. Dr. Rick Miller has been a teacher and principal at the elementary and secondary levels, instructed at the university level, and served as superintendent in six districts across two states during his forty-year career in education.
Posted May 25, 2016
This hour-long recorded webinar is a great opportunity to learn how to get teachers or curriculum planning teams ready and focused for effective planning over the summer.
When planning next year’s instruction, build rigor into math units and lessons. How? Using the strategies and resources for planning for rigor that Dean Ballard, Director of Mathematics for CORE and experienced math educator, shares during the webinar. You’ll learn:
• A proven seven-step process for planning units of instruction.
• How to identify rigor.
• How this planning process has been implemented in several schools and positively impacted student outcomes.
Complete the form below to access a video of the webinar and the presentation handouts.