Posted July 30, 2020
Enhance your practice with CORE’s 2020-21 free professional learning webinar series. From improving instruction for English Learners and lessons learned from remote learning to math interventions within Multi-Tiered Systems of Support, our webinars are a convenient and free way to build your skills. Please share these webinars with your team. Everyone is welcome!
Posted July 14, 2020
During the 2018–19 school year CORE provided professional development and technical assistance to elementary teachers and administrators in Pajaro Valley Unified School District (PVUSD) implementing, in addition to their broader English Language Arts instruction, the Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics and Sight words (SIPPS) reading foundational skills program.
SEG Measurement, a third-party research firm, looked at the reading performance of approximately 450 second grade students in eight classrooms whose teachers participated in CORE professional development. These 450 students were matched based on multiple characteristics to an additional 450 students whose teachers did not learn from CORE to create a control group.
Students in classes with teachers participating in CORE professional development showed significantly greater growth in reading skills than did students in classes with teachers who did not receive CORE professional development. READ MORE
Posted June 27, 2020
Pivot Learning and UnboundEd have created a free Equity Reset Toolkit that provides district leadership teams resources for a nine-week data collection and analysis process focused on equitable learning recovery in K-12 ELA and math. Download the toolkit to create a data-driven equitable education recovery plan for restructuring or building systems to support equitable ELA and math instruction that can be adapted for in-person, remote, or blended learning.
Watch this hour-long on-demand webinar to learn how to use the Equity Reset Toolkit to discover unfinished instruction needs as a result of school closures and how to develop a plan to address these needs equitably. READ MORE
Posted June 13, 2020
In 2015, Oregon passed legislation that requires that at least one teacher in each K–5 school complete dyslexia-related training. The legislation requires that the training must (a) comply with the knowledge and practice standards of an international organization on dyslexia; (b) enable the teacher to understand and recognize dyslexia; and (c) enable the teacher to implement instruction that is systematic, explicit and evidence-based to meet the educational needs of students with dyslexia.
CORE’s in-person and Online Elementary Reading Academy were recently approved by the Oregon Department of Education to address the following two focus areas:
Posted June 11, 2020
As we all continue to navigate COVID-19 school closures, we are aware that many of you are faced with an increased challenge to provide equitable access to learning for all of your students. We wanted to share a few free resources we’ve curated from our trusted partners that can support your own professional learning around equitable instruction and that can help your educators and parents with the transition to at-home learning.
If we can be of assistance during this time, please reach out. We are here to provide support and advice as you continue to serve our students. READ MORE