MOOC Spring Series: New course on Formative Assessment Starts in May

Apr 17, 2014

We are pleased to share with you a new free online professional development opportunity for school and district instructional coaches and leaders in the area of formative assessment practice!

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UL Steering Committee Members, Guadalupe Valdés, Amanda Kibler, and Aída Walqui, Publish Paper on Role of ESL Professionals in an Era of New Standards

Apr 11, 2014

ESL teachers will play a critical role in the success of Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards implementation with students labeled as English language learners.

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MOOC Madness: New Course on Elementary Math Starts March 26

Mar 17, 2014

We are on a roll with the MOOCs, offered by Kenji Hakuta, Jeff Zwiers, and Sara Rutherford-Quach from Understanding Language. 

If you are interested in supporting language in elementary math, we have a MOOC for that too!  Please feel free to join the 2,500 teachers who have already registered.  The course starts March 26. 

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Maria Santos celebrated as District Leader for Common Core and ELLs

Mar 03, 2014

Maria Santos, the deputy superintendent of schools in Oakland, Calif., poses a question to principals, to teachers, and to herself constantly. Is it possible for students, especially English-language learners, to come to school for an entire day, or perhaps a whole week, and never utter a word in class? The answer, she knows, is yes.

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