Posted March 25, 2020
As the number of English learners attending public schools continues to increase, educators from the central office to the general education classroom can benefit from understanding the best approaches for teaching literacy to this diverse population of students.
During this recorded webinar, Dr. Elsa Cárdenas-Hagan and Dr. Dale Webster explore each of the components of Structured Literacy along with evidence-based strategies for lesson design and effective implementation. READ MORE
Posted March 15, 2020
COVID-19 is having a profound impact on our nation’s schools, students and educators. We are monitoring the situation closely and working with our school partners to be responsive to their unique needs. We are using technology where possible to continue to provide professional learning to the educators we serve.
Free Professional Learning Resources
We offer a robust library of math and ELA professional learning resources to all educators at no cost. As you develop your remote learning plans, take a moment to explore these resources to support your PLCs, now and in the future.
Another resource you may find helpful, and that is good to share with parents, too, is FreeReading.net. You’ll find free reading activities that can be used to teach reading at home.
Posted March 13, 2020
Enhance your practice with CORE’s 2019-20 free professional learning webinars. From evidence-based practices to help ELs succeed to deep dives into assessing dyslexia and teaching math, it’s a convenient and free way to build your skills. All webinars are available to watch on-demand, on your own time. Please share these webinars with your team.
Posted March 12, 2020
Word problems and real-life scenario tasks are increasingly being integrated into math instruction today and are even the center pieces of many math curricula. For these types of math tasks, students must create and use mathematical models to represent and solve the problem situations. However, problem-solving with math applications remains exceedingly challenging for students. READ MORE
Posted March 5, 2020
Every day, we wake up to new stories about the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). More than a decade ago, there were similar headlines about another pandemic, the swine flu (H1N1), as it spread from Mexico into the United States.
At that time, I oversaw student services, including nursing and medical services, for the San Diego Unified School District, the second largest school district in California. Because of our proximity to the Mexico border, we were on the front line of the pandemic.
Sure enough, one of our students was one of the first people infected with H1N1 in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention flew a team to San Diego. As more cases appeared, they ordered the closure of two high schools and a middle school. Fortunately, we had planned for that possibility.
The lives of our parents and students were disrupted for a few days. But when no new cases appeared, and the threat H1N1 receded, life returned to normal. As I look back on that experience, there are four lessons I’d offer school district leaders today.