Posted January 24, 2020
Monica Ng, Pivot Learning’s* Director, Education Programs, recently shared details of Pivot Learning’s collaboration with Monterey Peninsula Unified School District (Monterey, CA), Lancaster School District (Lancaster, CA) to pilot an innovative peer-to-peer learning model. Leadership teams from these two districts were provided the opportunity to learn strategies for leveraging multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) models to address the needs of at-risk student populations from educators in Sanger Unified School District (Sanger. CA), a national leader in the use of MTSS.
In many cases, school districts look to outside providers to offer support for the implementation of new initiatives. Through a generous grant from the Stuart Foundation, Pivot Learning was able to work with two California districts, Monterey Peninsula Unified School District (Monterey) and Lancaster School District (Lancaster), to pilot an innovative peer-to-peer learning model.
Posted January 20, 2020
Universal screening for reading problems is the best way to identify and address reading difficulties. While there are a range of reading problems that can affect students, an estimated 5-7% of school-age children have dyslexia*. Most students with reading difficulties, including those with dyslexia, can be taught how to be strong readers. But before research-based instruction and intervention can take place, educators must identify which students are struggling and why.
During this hour-long free webinar, Dr. Michelle Hosp, whose research focuses on reading and data-based decision making within MTSS, will provide insights into assessment for reading difficulties. You will learn:
Don’t miss this opportunity to deepen your understanding of the role of assessment in supporting students struggling to read.
If you’re not able to attend the live event, go ahead and register. Following the live webinar, we will email you a recording of the webinar to watch at your convenience.
*Pediatrics in Review, May 2003
Posted January 16, 2020
Student Achievement Partners has released a report that offers a deep dive into Teachers College Reading & Writing Project’s Units of Study English language arts instructional program. Seven literacy experts evaluated the program to determine its adherence to research-based practices that should be evident in literacy programs and in use in classrooms, particularly to accelerate students who are not reading at grade level.
Dr. Claude Goldenberg, a CORE Advisory Board member, is one of the experts who reviewed Units of Study. The focus of his review was the adequacy of supports for English learners present in the program.
This is the first in a series of reviews that Student Achievement Partners will be doing, each will focus on one of four common categories of elementary ELA instructional programs reviewed against the relevant research base. Because Units of Study is a widely used balanced literacy/workshop program, it was selected as the program for analysis in that category.
The report is available for download from Student Achievement Partners.
Posted January 10, 2020
March 16-18, 2020
APS Berna Facio Professional Development Center
Room 100 (auditorium)
3315 Louisiana Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM
8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. each day
Join the CORE team in Albuquerque this spring for a deep dive into the academic side of Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS). This workshop is designed for school leadership teams involved in the design and implementation of MTSS.
Posted January 7, 2020
In the coming months, we’ll be at several conferences sharing evidence-based instructional strategies you can put to work immediately to improve academic outcomes for your students. We hope to see you at one or more of these events.
Jan. 29 – 31, New Orleans, LA
Targeting Fluency for Struggling Adolescent Readers
Linda Diamond, President, CORE & Author of the Teaching Reading Sourcebook
Jan. 29, 1:15 – 2:35 p.m.