Posted October 15, 2018
The Center for the Collaborative Classroom, a CORE partner organization, is hosting several upcoming workshops and webinars.
Date & Time: Tuesday, January 29, 2018; 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM Eastern Time
Location: Courtyard Marriott, 30 Whalley Ave., New Haven, CT 06511
Cost: $100 includes morning beverages, lunch and the Institute handbook.
This day of professional learning is designed to support K-6 teachers, administrators, and literacy leaders who are working to improve writing instruction and motivate students in their development as writers.
Date & Time: Tuesday, January 29, 2018; 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM Eastern Time
Location: Mahlon Adams Pavilion, 2435 Cumberland Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28203
Cost: $100 includes morning refreshments, lunch and the Institute handbook.
This day of professional learning is designed to support K-6 teachers, administrators, and literacy leaders who are working to ensure that all students thrive academically and socially.
For a complete list of Collaborative Classroom workshops and webinars, visit their Events page.
Posted October 5, 2018
Unlike learning to speak, reading is not a natural process. Reading has to be taught. For many, learning to read is one of the most difficult cognitive tasks they will ever encounter, especially for those with dyslexia.
According to the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurobiological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction. Secondary consequences may include problems in reading comprehension and reduced reading experience that can impede growth of vocabulary and background knowledge.
Read the white paper by Dr. Dale Webster, Chief Academic Officer for CORE, to learn more about how to identify dyslexia and how early assessment and research-based instruction for prevention and intervention for reading difficulties can stop the struggle to learn to read for your students.
Watch this hour-long recorded webinar presented by Dr. Louisa Moats, President of Moats Associates Consulting, Inc., and Dr. Dale Webster, Chief Academic Officer for CORE, to learn what dyslexia is and what it is not, what causes difficulty learning to read and spell written words, how to recognize the signs of dyslexia, and the principles of effective intervention and instruction for students with dyslexia using the multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS) framework.
Posted September 28, 2018
Collaborative Classroom, a CORE partner organization, is hosting a workshop in October for SIPPS Third Edition users.
Going Deeper with Challenge Level
When: Saturday, October 20, 2018 | 8:30 – 3:30pm PT
Where: Hilton Garden Inn, 1800 Powell Street, Emeryville, CA 94608
Cost: $120 registration fee includes breakfast, lunch, and a certificate of completion of the institute.
Who Should Attend: This institute is intended for SIPPS Third Edition users of Challenge Level interested in an advanced learning experience and who have at least six months of implementation. School site teams of principals, coaches, specialists, and classroom and intervention teachers are recommended.
Posted September 1, 2018
Take the 7-session course on your own time at your pace over 10 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.
Posted August 8, 2018
In October 2016 Michigan lawmakers passed Public Act 306 to ensure that all students are reading at benchmark by the end of 3rd grade. However, long before the Michigan reading law was passed, Lake Orion Community Schools was already working hard to improve instructional practices and increase reading achievement across the district. Not only have reading scores improved, but the district’s early literacy intervention program has received international recognition.
Listen to Lake Orion’s Tamura Oberle, Educational Leadership and Teacher Consultant, and Jillian Knapp, School Psychologist, Special Education Coach and District Data Specialist, during this hour-long webinar as they:
Linda Diamond, author of the Teaching Reading Sourcebook and Assessing Reading: Multiple Measures, also joins the Lake Orion team to discuss how these professional books have helped shape the district’s reading instruction.
This is a wonderful opportunity to learn how another district is tackling the challenge of ensuring all students, including English learners and those with disabilities, have strong reading skills.