CORE will be delivering two presentations at CABE 2018, March 28-31, in Sacramento, California. And be sure to visit us at Booth 223!

CORE’s President, Linda Diamond, and our Senior Adolescent Literacy Coordinator, Lauren Greenberg, will deliver, “Scaffolding Complex Text for English Learners,” on Thursday, March 29, at 1:30pm.

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Lauren Greenberg, our Senior Adolescent Literacy Coordinator, will deliver, “Tech-Based Tools and Resources for Vocabulary Development,” on Wednesday, March 28, at 1:00pm.

 

In an effort to provide information regarding resources available to support your work, REL Southeast will be hosting a webinar on “Foundational Skills to Support Reading for Understanding in Kindergarten Through 3rd Grade”. This webinar will be conducted by Dr. Barbara Foorman, REL Southeast Director, and Ms. Laurie Lee, Improving Literacy Research Alliance Manager. Participants will be provided an overview of the IES practice guide on foundational reading skills and the professional learning community materials that have been developed based on the practice guide. Additional resources will be highlighted and time will be provided for a Q & A.

Date & Time: Thursday, April 12, 2:00 – 3:30 PM Eastern Time (11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Pacific Time)

Cost: This webinar is free, but you must register to attend. This webinar will be recorded for access at a later date.

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Welcome to the Winter 2018 edition of the CORE Academic Quarterly newsletter!

Spring is in the air! We at CORE hope that your school year has gone well and the upcoming testing period and the end of the school year (fast approaching) will go smoothly.

In this issue of the Academic Quarterly, in the Reading Expert section, we clarify the differences between screening and evaluation of dyslexia.

In the Marvelous Mathematician, we continue our Part 1 article from the Fall 2017 edition of the Academic Quarterly to correlate the practices recommended in Visible Learning in Mathematics with the recommendations in the IES Practice Guide, Organizing Instruction and Study to Improve Student Learning.

In the Leadership Corner, we feature a new national literacy center that is full of resources for schools and families.

Happy reading!

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The nationally-acclaimed CORE Reading Academy is online! The next course starts September 27, 2018.

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.

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One in five students has a language-based learning disability, the most common of which is dyslexia. 37 states now have laws on dyslexia and more have legislation in the works. With so much focus on dyslexia, teachers must be knowledgeable about how to screen for, identify and support students with dyslexia.

This recorded webinar provides a foundation for addressing dyslexia in your district. Dr. Louisa Moats, President of Moats Associates Consulting, Inc., and Dr. Dale Webster, Chief Academic Officer for CORE, review:

 

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The Center for the Collaborative Classroom, a CORE partner organization, is hosting several upcoming workshops and webinars.

Workshop: Best Practices in Writing Instruction (K-6)

Date & Time: Thursday, April 26, 2018; 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Pacific Time

Location: Marin County Office of Education, 1111 Las Gallons Avenue, San RafaelCA 94903

Cost: $100 registration fee includes lunch, the Institute Handbook, and access to online professional-development resources.

Experience structures for teaching writing that build independence, support inquiry and collaboration, and help students meet the demands of the standards and writing performance tasks.

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Workshop: Best Practices in Writing Instruction (K-6)

Date & Time: Thursday, May 3, 2018; 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Central Time

Location: Mid-Continent Public Library, North Independence Branch, 317 US-24, Independence, MO 64050

Cost: This event is complimentary but you must register to attend. Includes the Institute Handbook.

Experience structures for teaching writing that build independence, support inquiry and collaboration, and help students meet the demands of the standards and writing performance tasks.

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Workshop: Best Practices in Writing Instruction (K-6)

Date & Time: Wednesday, May 23, 2018; 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM Pacific Time

Location: Ventura County Office of Education, 5100 Adolfo Rd., Camarillo, CA 93012

Cost: $100 registration fee includes lunch, the Institute Handbook, and access to online professional-development resources.

Experience structures for teaching writing that build independence, support inquiry and collaboration, and help students meet the demands of the standards and writing performance tasks.

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Workshop: Best Practices for Our Youngest Readers (K-2)

Date & Time: Thursday, May 24, 2018; 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Pacific Time

Location: Marin County Office of Education, 1111 Las Gallons Avenue, San RafaelCA 94903

Cost: $100 registration fee includes lunch, the Institute Handbook, and access to online professional-development resources.

Experience instructional activities designed to build a literacy foundation for all children, explore resources for whole-group, small-group, and independent practice, and consider the stages of reading development and implications for instruction. You’ll also deepen your knowledge around research-based practices for your youngest learners.

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Workshop: Best Practices in Reading Comprehension Instruction (K-6)

Date & Time: Tuesday, May 29, 2018; 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM Eastern Time

Location: Innovation Center (ESU), 562 Independence Rd., Room 336, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301.

Cost: This event is complimentary but you must register to attend. Includes the Institute Handbook.

Experience structures for teaching and assessing reading comprehension and vocabulary that build independence and support inquiry and collaboration.

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For a complete list of Collaborative Classroom workshops and webinars, visit their Events page.

CORE is a proud sponsor of these upcoming conferences produced by Data-Based Conferences.

Register online at Data-Based Conferences. To get the $25 CORE Client discount code, contact events@corelearn.com.

Trauma-Informed MTSS/RTI: Practical and Evidence-Based Practices. New Orleans, Louisiana. April 12-13, 2018.

Drop by and see CORE’s Chief Academic Officer, Dale Webster, at this event where CORE will have an exhibitor table.

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504, the ADA, and Public School Students: The Latest Lessons for General and Special Educators. Skokie, Illinois. April 30, 2018.

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Doubling Down on MTSS and RTI Success: Lessons Learned in Getting to the Next Level of Research-Based Practices. Naperville, Illinois. May 21-22, 2018.

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CORE delivered five presentations at NABE 2018, March 1-3, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Download the presentations and handouts below.

CORE’s President, Linda Diamond, and our Senior Adolescent Literacy Coordinator, Lauren Greenberg, delivered, “Functional Grammar and the Implications for Academic Literacy and Text Study,” on March 2 at 8:30am.

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Our Chief Academic Officer, Dale Webster, presented, “New Mexico District Partnerships to Improve Literacy Achievement for All Students,” on March 2 at 3:40pm.

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Our Director of Mathematics, Dean Ballard, presented two sessions, “Mathematical Fluency – Techniques, Access, and Sustainability for All Students,” on March 1 at 4:40pm, and, “Teaching Vocabulary from the Perspective of a Math Teacher,” on March 3 at 1:40pm.

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Finally, Lauren Greenberg, our Senior Adolescent Literacy Coordinator, delivered, “Creating Vocabulary Lessons That Will Stick: A Practicum Lesson Design for Grades K-8,” on March 1 at 4:40pm.

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Phyllis C HunterIt is with great sadness that we said good-bye to our long-time advisory board member, Phyllis C. Hunter who passed away on February 4, 2018 in Houston, TX. Mrs. Hunter was a valued member of the CORE family and a true leader in the field of reading and literacy instruction. Throughout her 40-year career she championed educational equity for all students, regardless of zipcode, and coined the phrase “”reading is the new civil right!”

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CORE’s Chief Academic Officer, Dale Webster, will be speaking at an upcoming workshop co-sponsored by CORE and the Collaborative Classroom. Join us for a one-day workshop to experience Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words (SIPPS) and learn about the new dyslexia enhancements.

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When: March 7, 2018 | 8:30 – 3:30pm PT

Where: Chino Basin Water Conservation District, 4594 San Bernardino Street, Montclair, CA 91763

Who Should Attend: K-12 administrators, ELA coaches, and teachers who are interested in learning about SIPPS and dyslexia, as well as current SIPPS users.

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$100 registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, and materials.