Posted September 25, 2019
Most educators have heard that phonemic awareness (PA) is important for reading. However, it is often not clear why. Most readers were never taught PA, yet they are good readers. Some advocates of phonics instruction as well as advocates of balanced literacy downplay the importance of PA for reading instruction. Still other educators are puzzled by the concept of “advanced PA.”
In this free on-demand webinar, Dr. David Kilpatrick, author of Essentials of Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading Difficulties, will discuss how and why highly developed PA skills (i.e., “phonemic proficiency”) are a characteristic of skilled readers, whether a student is taught it or not. By contrast, struggling readers do not develop these skills without direct intervention.
Watch this webinar to learn the key factors that link phonological skills and word-level reading.
Posted September 23, 2019
The Dorothy Inghram Learning Center | San Bernardino, CA
Whether you’re very experienced with MTSS/RTI or just getting started, join nationally recognized experts to learn state-of-the art, research-based and practical strategies to support high quality and high fidelity implementation.
Posted September 16, 2019
With just 38% of ACT-tested grads meeting at least 3 of 4 core College Readiness Benchmarks and only 11% of business leaders agreeing that college grads have skills their businesses need, high schools face an increasing challenge to prepare students for college, careers and life.
Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), and many others across the country, have adopted Linked Learning as a way to create real-world learning experiences that interest, challenge and inspire students, as well as prepare them for a range of options after high school, including 2- and 4-year colleges, apprenticeships and military service.
Watch this hour-long webinar with LAUSD, Linked Learning Alliance and Pivot Learning on October 2, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM PT, to learn about an innovative approach to education that research has shown leads to higher graduation rates and improved college- and career-readiness.
Sources: The Condition of College and Career Readiness 2018, ACT. Higher Education’s Word Preparation Paradox, GALLUP, February 2014.
Posted September 3, 2019
(STOCKTON, CA September 3, 2019) — Stockton Unified School District, with support from partners Pivot Learning, Pivot’s subsidiary CORE, and UnboundEd, has embarked on an ambitious plan to implement standards-aligned math and English Language Arts (ELA) curricula in every grade and provide every teacher and school leader with high-quality, multi-year professional learning in curriculum implementation and in addressing racial bias in the classroom.
Said Sonjhia Lowery, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services at Stockton, “We are so excited about this partnership with Pivot and UnboundEd. This opportunity directly supports our commitment towards increasing graduation requirements and converting all 7th and 8th grade teachers from multiple subject credentialed to single subject credentialed. We are an organization that is obsessed with adult learning and this project will reap huge rewards with teaching and learning in Stockton.”
Posted August 26, 2019
The Consortium on Reaching Excellence in Education (CORE) is excited to provide professional learning and coaching services to educators using Language Tree Online to help accelerate language proficiency for English learners. CORE will work with districts and schools to effectively implement Language Tree’s comprehensive online English Language Development program in K-12 schools. CORE will share with educators evidence-based practices for teaching reading and writing and model effective instructional practices across the curriculum.
Language Tree Online has served the education market for more than 15 years, offering self-paced digital language products to schools, libraries and homes across the country. The Language Tree approach to language acquisition includes in-depth assessments, standards-based individualized instruction, multi-sensory input, and acculturation and cultural knowledge. The video-based instructional models and curriculum are aligned to WIDA Prime V2 Correlation Criteria for English Language Learners, California ELD standards and Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).
CORE is pleased to partner with Language Tree Online to improve literacy for English learners by supporting the educators dedicated to helping these students adapt to a new culture and thrive in school and beyond.