Posted November 14, 2018
Since the 2017 Supreme Court ruling on Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District RE-1, many school districts have put a renewed focus on ensuring students with disabilities not only receive a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) but true educational equity.
During the webinar, Dr. Michelle Hosp, Associate Professor of Special Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Dr. Arun Ramanathan, CEO of Pivot Learning, examine special education in the post-Endrew environment. These experts share:
Don’t miss this opportunity to gain insights into how other districts are setting high expectations for students with disabilities and supporting their progress toward meaningful goals.
Posted November 1, 2018
Check out the new 3rd edition of the popular Teaching Reading Sourcebook, with content updates and a brand new chapter on MTSS. Assessing Reading: Multiple Measures, 2nd Edition has also been revised with new, clearer test instructions and an easy-to-use format. Purchase both of these must-have guides and save 10%. Learn more.
Posted October 30, 2018
October is dyslexia awareness month! You may recall that there have been two previous editions of the Academic Quarterly’s Reading Expert devoted to dyslexia. The Spring 2018 edition focused on Misconceptions about Dyslexia and the Winter 2018 edition focused on the difference between screening for reading difficulties and evaluating for dyslexia. To access these previous editions please click here. Also, last fall, CORE published a white paper on Dyslexia. This edition of the Reading Expert describes Structured Literacy and couches it within the context of High-Leverage Practices in Special Education. In this edition’s Marvelous Mathematician, we discuss the needs of students with disabilities learning math and how teachers can provide instruction to meet these needs. And in the Leadership Corner, we will introduce an advanced coaching tool for school leaders called digiCOACH.
We’re also excited to release the new online format for the Academic Quarterly. Rather than having to open and download a PDF to read the articles, they are now all posted online so you can quickly click and read. You still have the option to save each article as a PDF or to print them. The new format provides you with lots of options for reading and sharing the information. Enjoy!
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Posted October 25, 2018
Each school year, many students fall further and further behind in math. Often they don’t have solid number sense nor mastery of important grade level fluencies. Consequently, valuable time must be spent addressing these gaps rather than focusing on new concepts.
It is critical that educators possess the knowledge and skills to ensure that all of their students move to the next grade level with the necessary foundation in numbers and operations, so they can successfully master more challenging concepts.
During this webinar, CORE’s Director of Mathematics, Dean Ballard, discusses the importance of mathematical fluency and number sense in ensuring all students can meet rigorous mathematical standards.
Watch the webinar to learn:
Dean provides recommendations for coaching teachers and specific activities to develop students’ mathematical fluency and number sense.
Posted October 18, 2018
Congratulations to Dale Webster, CORE’s Chief Academic Officer, who was selected from over 100 applications to be on California’s State Literacy Needs Assessment Team!
The role of the State Literacy Needs Assessment Team is to provide feedback to the California Department of Education on the proposed questions for the state literacy needs assessment and to assist with analyzing the results obtained from the needs assessment and provide input on next steps.