Free Teacher Professional Development Courses Launching Soon!

Sep 21, 2016

We are approaching the launch of our upcoming free online courses - the Language-Rich Assessment MOOCs – from Stanford University Understanding Language / SCALE (Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning and Equity) this October.  Please help us spread the word to educators around your state.

These courses provide professional learning opportunities focused on using assessment practices – instructionally-focused formative assessment and curriculum-embedded performance assessments for deeper learning. The MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) will focus on instructional improvement and student learning related to both the academic standards and English Language Proficiency standards.

Registration open for our free Fall MOOCs!

Aug 17, 2016

Starting this coming Fall, we will offer a set of FREE online courses sponsored by the Hewlett Foundation to help educators use innovative assessment practices – instructionally-focused formative assessment and curriculum-embedded performance assessments for deeper learning. These MOOCs will focus on instructional improvement and student learning related to both the academic standards and the English Language Proficiency standards.

We Created A Course About Better Classroom Conversation

Jul 28, 2016

By now we’ve all heard how essential communication skills are for college and career readiness, not to mention personal relationships and general learning. Students who can communicate effectively across various means of communication and with diverse partners are said to be more likely to succeed. But how do we move beyond teaching reading, writing and listening to truly equipping our students with the communication skills they need in life?

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