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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Instructional Practices for the Common Core

For your students to receive a world-class education, they must be surrounded by effective teachers who are supported by personalized and well-planned opportunities for professional growth.

Along with its partners Math Solutions® and the International Center for Leadership in Education, Scholastic works shoulder-to-shoulder with educators to foster effective teaching, develop great leaders, and prepare students for successful futures. Our unified team, Scholastic Achievement Partners, includes expert leadership and instructional coaches specializing in literacy, mathematics, and the content areas, including former state superintendents and deputies, district and school leaders, and master teachers.

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Tailored professional learning solutions are designed consultatively to provide an integrated, systems-based approach to transforming instructional practices for the demands of the Common Core and Next Generation Assessments.

Indicates courses that include strategies to scaffold instruction for English language learners and students with special needs.

Services for the Common Core Include

  • Expanding Capacity and Planning Transition
    Services Target Audience Grade Range
    • Common Core Needs Assessment Leaders K-12

      Description: During this three-day, data-driven planning process, Scholastic Achievement Partners consultants work with school leadership teams to identify the successes and challenges of a district or school as they transition toward the Common Core Standards. Goals for achievement will be established, as well as measurements to assess implementation. The Needs Assessment includes interviews, focus group discussions, presentations, and a final report.

      The Common Core needs assessment will:
      • Identify district or school strengths and challenges
      • Define specific recommendations for critical CCSS transition challenges
      • Focus and prioritize key actions for developing an Individualized Action Plan
      • Apply national best practices and research to implement sustainable change
      The literacy and math needs assessments will:
      • Develop a data-rich Needs Assessment Report that identifies literacy and/or math instruction strengths and opportunities for improvement
      • Identify crucial recommendations to facilitate successful Common Core Literacy and/or Mathematical Practice and Content Standards
      • Guide discussion on report outcomes and next-steps to promote instructional strategies that promote student achievement
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      FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

      Funding Information: California Common Core Implementation Fund, School Improvement Grant (SIG), California Math and Science Partnerships,Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

    • WE™ Surveys Leaders & Teachers K-12

      Description: The WE™ Surveys help school leaders gain insight into how their students, their staff, and community perceive levels of rigor, relevance, and relationships. They are a vital tool in identifing perception gaps by stakeholder groups and to ultimately craft an action plan for increasing student achievement while collecting data to inform Common Core transition plans. Student surveys are broken out by gender and grade level; staff surveys are disaggregated by roles within the school. The suite includes four surveys, which can be used alone or together.

      WE™ Surveys data will enable leaders to:
      • Guide decisions for improving student achievement and promoting the highest teaching and learning standards
      • Identify areas of strength and areas of concern interpreted within a school's unique culture, weighted in importance by school leadership
      • Gain valuable insights into the leadership and overall health of a school, which can be used to guide Common Core transition efforts

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      FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

      Funding Information: California Common Core Implementation Fund, School Improvement Grant (SIG), California Math and Science Partnerships,Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

    • Data Analysis Reporting (DAR) Leaders K-12

      Description: The Data Analysis Report (DAR) is a comprehensive report that provides an in-depth review of a school or district's performance over the course of the past three years. The profile provides quantitative student academic data, demographic information, college readiness indicators, and school characteristics to help identify strengths and areas of need, serving as a starting point for comprehensive school improvement.

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      FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

      Funding Information: California Common Core Implementation Fund, School Improvement Grant (SIG), California Math and Science Partnerships,Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

    • Strategic Planning Leaders K-12

      Description: This three-day on-site strategic planning process empowers school leadership teams to build support for priority goals and develop a three- to five-year plan for a seamless Common Core transition. Based on strengths and needs identified in the CCSS Needs Assessment, the collaborative groundwork can build upon existing efforts in implementing the Common Core.

      The strategic planning process will enable participants to:
      • Develop focused goals for the current and future needs of a school or district
      • Ensure internal and external stakeholders understand the overall goals
      • Develop a tactical three- to five-year plan with benchmarks, including assignment of timelines, roles, responsibilities, and budgets
      • Align Common Core State Standards with Next Generation Assessments
      • Create a professional development plan to support priority goals

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      FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

      Funding Information: California Common Core Implementation Fund, School Improvement Grant (SIG), California Math and Science Partnerships,Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

    • Driving Student Achievement with the Common Core Leaders & Teachers K-12

      Description: This full-day course helps school and district leaders to understand the "pillars," or key shifts in instruction that impact the implementation of the Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Assessments. Training includes a Common Core Implementation Planning Guide with reproducible tools for leaders.

      This course will enable participants to:
      • Identify the role of leadership to help school staff implement the standards
      • Support teachers as they prepare students for the Next Generation Assessments
      • Establish goals for leaders and teachers to successfully bridge all students to the Common Core State Standards, including struggling students, English language learners, and students with special needs

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      FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

      Funding Information: California Common Core Implementation Fund, School Improvement Grant (SIG), California Math and Science Partnerships,Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

    • Common Core Leadership Institutes Leaders K-12

      Description: Scholastic Achievement Partners can tailor three- to five-day intensive programs at the Common Core Leadership Institute, where courses aim to swiftly and effectively equip leaders to guide a successful transition to the Common Core and sustain effectual practices. Participants will have the opportunity to deeply understand the instructional shifts within the Common Core State Standards, prepare for the impact on curriculum, classroom instruction, and assessment, and learn strategies to support English language learners.


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      FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

      Funding Information: California Common Core Implementation Fund, School Improvement Grant (SIG), California Math and Science Partnerships,Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

    • Project Management Services Leaders & Teachers K-12

      Description: Project Management Services make it easy for districts to manage large-scale literacy and math improvement initiatives centered on transitioning to the Common Core. Customized Project Management Services complement In-Classroom Support and instructional coaching visits. An expert Scholastic Achievement Partners Project Manager assists in the oversight and implementation of your literacy or math improvement initiative. Project management tasks are based on district needs and may include these services:

      Supporting Organizational Leaders
      • Creating and monitoring a comprehensive plan for successful realization
      • Developing and sharing implementation fidelity reports and recommendations
      • Using Gap and Gains data to support decision-making
      Supporting Instructional Leaders
      • Providing training in supporting instruction and coaching techniques
      • Providing support in establishing department protocols
      • Jointly facilitating site-based cadre meetings
      Supporting All Teachers
      • Developing and managing an in-classroom support schedule
      • Moderating district bulletin boards for teachers to facilitate discussions
      • Providing ongoing training to develop strong instructional practices
      Supporting Overall Implementation Health
      • Coordinating technical planning, installation, maintenance, and support
      • Conducting site visits to monitor implementation health
      • Managing other Scholastic Achievement Partners Implementation Consultants who provide district support

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      FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

      Funding Information: California Common Core Implementation Fund, School Improvement Grant (SIG), California Math and Science Partnerships,Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

  • Getting All Leaders Ready
    • FOR ALL LEADERS
      Services Target Audience Grade Range
      • District Keynote Leaders K-12

        Description: This essential and expository keynote ensures that stakeholders at all levels of the organization have equivalent knowledge and understanding of the Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Assessments before you initiate your transition efforts. The presenter will discuss why the Common Core State Standards and new assessments are important, why the changes are being made, and how they will impact instructional priorities.


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        FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

        Funding Information: Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

      • Transitioning to Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Assessments Leaders & Teachers K-12

        Description: These one- and two-day awareness-building courses provide an overview of the Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Assessments, planning considerations, technology implications, as well as classroom implications for reinvention of standards by 2014. District-wide audiences are provided with knowledge, tools, and strategies to move their instructional programs to successfully meet the requirements.

        This course will enable participants to:
        • Fully comprehend the background, demands and changes needed to prepare students, teachers, and leaders for the increased rigor of the Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Assessments
        • Communicate and engage new strategies effectively

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        FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

        Funding Information: Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

      • Common Core Leadership Coaching Leaders K-12

        Description: Common Core Leadership Coaching is in-person, collaborative support with a leadership coach to assist school and district leaders in guiding their organization through the complex process of transitioning to the Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Assessments. Coaching is customized for the specific needs of the individual and the organization, where leaders work side by side with a coach to build consensus and support around transition initiatives, to establish and monitor school- or district-wide goals, and intervene as necessary.


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        FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

        Funding Information: Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

    • FOUNDATIONS OF ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP FOR THE COMMON CORE
      Services Target Audience Grade Range
      • Creating a Culture of High Academic Expectations Leaders K-12

        Description: During this full-day course, participants will learn about the benefits of a systems approach to improve student achievement. Leaders will learn techniques to introduce the Rigor/Relevance Framework into their district and schools and look at specific changes that accompany the implementation of the Common Core State Standards for districts, schools, and classrooms at the organizational leadership level.

        These courses will enable participants to:
        • Understand how high-performing schools have transformed learning
        • Reflect on school history to build on strengths
        • Review and assess existing student work and data and identify challenges and resources to lead change

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        FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

        Funding Information: Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

      • Establishing Structures and Communicating a Shared Vision Leaders K-12

        Description: During this one-day course, building leaders examine structures which support a shared vision for learning and teaching transformation. Leader teams will participate in meaningful dialogue regarding student learning included in the Common Core State Standards, and how to ensure it is embraced by faculty and staff, students and parents, and the community.

        These courses will enable participants to:
        • Define the school's core values
        • Develop plans and establish structures for revising the school's vision statement to align with the expectations set by Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Assessments
        • Apply best practices from model schools for establishing a shared vision

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        FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

        Funding Information: Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

      • Using Systemwide Data to Support Decision Making Leaders K-12

        Description: This day-long course takes a case-study approach in guiding leaders to develop solutions and strategies for the district, in schools, and in classrooms. Facilitators will present easy-to-use plans for data analysis, data reporting, and communication, and show leaders how data provides opportunities for deep conversations about student achievement, teacher growth, and goal attainment. Leaders will also learn how to monitor and ensure that the systems and structures are used effectively at all levels.

        These courses will enable participants to:
        • Understand how high-performing schools have transformed learning
        • Develop the organizational and instructional leadership capacities to transform learning for success with the Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Assessments

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        FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

        Funding Information: Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

      • Building Leadership Capacity Focused on a Shared Vision Leaders K-12

        Description: Designed to emphasize leadership, this day-long, collaborative course focuses on ongoing professional development. Leadership teams will work together to operationalize their shared vision for transforming learning and teaching while transitioning to the Common Core State Standards. Leaders will develop training scripts to use with staff to build their skills to increase student achievement and plan the structures and supports for sustainable growth and change.

        This course will enable leaders to:
        • Build capacity of staff to increase student achievement
        • Develop training scripts to implement the shared vision
        • Establish structures needed to deliver the professional development

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        FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

        Funding Information: Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

      • Sustaining a Culture of Instructional Excellence Leaders K-12

        Description: Throughout this one-day course, leaders will further develop their understanding of the organizational leadership that can transform learning and teaching. Teams will closely examine how to track the progress of implementing a school-wide strategy and the needed adjustments based on the data gathered. Stressing best practices and strategies for sustaining success, leaders will hone their skills as their schools transition to the Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Assessments.

        This course will enable leaders to:
        • Reassess progress toward program goals, and modify actions and expectations when needed
        • Review data to evaluate and monitor progress while recognizing and celebrating success

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        FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

        Funding Information: Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

    • FOUNDATIONS OF INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP FOR THE COMMON CORE
      Services Target Audience Grade Range
      • Leading Change for Rigorous and Relevant Learning Leaders K-12

        Description: Leaders and teacher leaders take a deeper look at creating effective learning environments through the lens of the Daggett System for Effective Instruction. This one-day course highlights best practices for leading change and building a culture of rigor, relevance, and relationships for all students, including English language learners and students with special needs.

        This course will enable instructional leaders to:
        • Build knowledge of the importance of a system-wide focus on student achievement
        • Administer effective action plans and methods for leading a culture focused on rigorous and relevant learning
        • Examine school culture and reflect on expectations

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        FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

        Funding Information: Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

      • Developing and Implementing Rigorous and Relevant Instruction Leaders K-12

        Description: Partake in a one-day course for instructional leaders that focuses on building a supportive, collaborative process with instructional staff to increase levels of rigor and relevance in their teaching and students' learning. Taking a system-wide approach, instructional leaders will hone their skills in effectively supporting teacher growth and success with the new standards and assessments.

        This course will enable leaders to:
        • Define common expectations for rigorous and relevant instruction
        • Provide standards-aligned, rigorous and relevant instructional support to teachers
        • Establish goals in supporting teachers and collaborate with staff to align lesson design and delivery to Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Assessment expectations

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        FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

        Funding Information: Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

      • Integrating Literacy and Math Practice Areas to Raise Rigor and Relevance Leaders K-12

        Description: Focusing on the role of leadership, this one-day, interactive course supports teachers to integrate more engaging literacy and math strategies into daily instruction, in all content areas. Leadership teams will focus on Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Assessments and how they align with the Rigor/Relevance Framework. Leaders will learn engagement strategies and how they can best coach their teachers to help all students become engaged in their learning.

        This course will enable leaders to:
        • Identify the role of leadership in supporting teachers to integrate more engagement, literacy, and math strategies into daily instruction
        • Establish goals for how to increase engagement, literacy, and math strategies across the content areas

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        FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

        Funding Information: Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

      • Facilitating Data-Driven Decision Making Leaders K-12

        Description: In this full-day interactive course, instructional leaders will learn the significance of data and how it is collected and used at district, school, classroom, and individual student levels. Participate in discussions on roles and responsibilities as leaders while applying data research to make informed decisions. Observe and share best practices in developing productive data teams and building the processes to analyze data, while learning to monitor data to increase student achievement with the Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Assessments.

        This course will enable leaders to:
        • Understand current data trends, explore the use of data to inform instruction and recognize leadership's role in applying data
        • Apply knowledge to develop an action plan and timeline for progress monitoring

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        FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

        Funding Information: Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

      • Leading Professional Dialogue to Support Rigor and Relevance Leaders K-12

        Description: This one-day training helps building leaders and teacher leaders to take a deeper look at their roles in encouraging interconnectivity and collaboration through professional dialogue. Leaders will enhance their communication skills with teachers about increasing rigor and relevance in regards to Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Assessments.

        This course will enable participants to:
        • Identify the role of leadership to help teachers grow professionally
        • Provide clear, articulate feedback to colleagues that is based on evidence and data and establish goals and actions for next steps

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        FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

        Funding Information: Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

    • DEVELOPING MATH INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP TO FACILITATE THE COMMON CORE TRANSITION
      Services Audience Grade Range
      • Ensuring a Successful Transition to the Mathematics Standards Leaders K-12

        Description: This full-day course provides leaders with insight into the structure and pedagogy of the Mathematical Practices and a vision for classroom implementation, and lesson modeling demonstrating "best practice" strategies.

        This course will enable leaders to:
        • Understand how students learn mathematics
        • Support teachers as they incorporate practice-based instructional strategies
        • Assess instruction in the "processes and proficiencies" outlined in the Mathematical Practices

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        FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

        Funding Information: Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

      • Group Coaching (Leadership) Leaders K-12

        Description: The fastest way to synchronize a team, to share experience and expertise, and to collaborate on plans and protocols. Courses include:

        Principals-Instructional Leaders for the Common Core Transition: Geared to aid principals better understand the demands of the Common Core and the rigors of its assessment, participants will learn to define their vision of effective classroom learning and what to look for during classroom observations of mathematics teaching. A guided lesson with students is also a key feature of this professional development.

        Helping Teacher Leaders Support the Common Core Transition: Because districts often enlist the help of key classroom teachers to take on math leadership responsibilities, this coaching program helps teacher leaders collaborate with their school principal and/or school math team to create, implement, and evaluate a defined action plan for improving math instruction in their school.

        Principals and Math Coaches Working Together: As many districts turn to math coaches as a strategy for supporting teachers and improving mathematics instruction, this one-day course aids in strengthening the partnership between principals and coaches. By engaging in experiences that help define expectations for a vital partnership, this program helps establish protocols and encourage instructional improvement in their schools.

        Helping Math Coaches Effect Change: Because math coaches can significantly influence a school's mathematics program, this course helps them develop skills to lead and support effective math instruction and provides them with math content knowledge and best practices. Coaches also develop their ability to strengthen teachers' instruction through lesson planning, collaborative teaching, observations, and collegial conversations.


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        FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

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      • Individual Coaching (Leadership) Leaders K-12

        Description: Math Solutions experts will analyze your data and resources and identify challenges and areas of need. We then guide the collaborative development of a strategic transition plan with clearly defined milestones and metrics for a successful and sustainable transition.


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        FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

        Funding Information: Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

      • An Overview of Critical Shifts in Mathematics Instruction (Webinar) Leaders K-12

        Description: This 2-hour interactive webinar provides leaders with an overview of the big ideas and strategies that teachers learn during face-to-face trainings. Participants will receive the tools to provide in-classroom and professional support that includes a downloadable observation tool.

        This course will enable leaders to:
        • Understand the critical shifts in mathematics teaching and learning
        • Identify and implement scaffolding strategies in classrooms where teachers engage students in learning
        • Begin the transition to Next Generation Assessments

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        FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

        Funding Information: California Common Core Implementation Fund, School Improvement Grant (SIG), California Math and Science Partnerships,Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

  • Preparing All Teachers for Next Generation Instruction
    • FOR ALL TEACHERS: FUNDAMENTAL INSTRUCTION
      Services Target Audience Grade Range
      • Common Core Lesson Modeling Teachers K-12

        Description: Lesson Modeling for the Common Core provides teachers and instructional coaches with research-based strategies and techniques for rigorous and engaging lesson delivery that also aligns to key teaching frameworks.

        This course will enable participants to:
        • Receive a handbook specific to their grade and content area which includes lesson planning guidelines, exemplar lessons, and observation tools. The handbooks will also serve as an interactive work text during the half-day session.
        • Engage in a pre-brief that highlights forthcoming instructional practices for observation, and observe and debrief a demonstration lesson
        • Learn strategies to scaffold instruction and collaborate in lesson planning in an onsite cadre
        • Gain strategies to scaffold instruction for all students, including English language learners

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        FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

        Funding Information: California Common Core Implementation Fund, School Improvement Grant (SIG), California Math and Science Partnerships,Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

      • Building Classroom Libraries That Support the Common Core Teachers K-8

        Description: This half-day Scholastic Classroom and Community Group course introduces participants to the most effective ways to use their classroom libraries while supporting the goals of the Common Core State Standards. This course addresses the research on the importance of classroom libraries and the reading volume for raising student achievement.

        Participants will:
        • Recognize the characteristics of an effective classroom library and explore how libraries may be used to improve student reading performance
        • Assess their existing classroom libraries for quality, volume, range, genre, and complexity

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        FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

        Funding Information: California Common Core Implementation Fund, School Improvement Grant (SIG), California Math and Science Partnerships,Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

      • Creating a Rigorous and Relevant Learning Environment Teachers K-12

        Description: This one-day course will help K-12 teachers create a more effective learning environment by building upon basic skills and initiating more rigor, relevance, and connection in the classroom. With a hands-on approach, this course introduces the International Center's Rigor/Relevance Framework®, and teachers will be guided toward identifying more relevant learning experiences to help with the transition to Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Assessments.

        This course will help participants to:
        • Understand and build knowledge of the Daggett System for Effective Instruction
        • Begin applying the skills and tools aligned with rigor and relevance to create a more engaging learning environment
        • Develop action items for creating an engaging learning environment

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        FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

        Funding Information: California Common Core Implementation Fund, School Improvement Grant (SIG), California Math and Science Partnerships,Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

      • Applying Rigorous and Relevant Instructional Strategies Teachers K-12

        Description: With the goal of helping teachers better engage students with more effective instruction, this course incorporates hands-on learning and strategy. Participants will model high-impact instructional plans focused on the Rigor/Relevance Framework, to best prepare students for higher standards, the aligned assessments, and college and career. High rigor- and high relevance-lesson planning will also be a key element of this one-day course.

        This course will enable participants to:
        • Analyze and apply Common Core State Standards and implement effective instructional strategies to raise rigor and relevance
        • Cultivate higher-level thinking through questioning, academic discussion, and writing strategies
        • Reflect on the planning process for opportunities to apply effective instructional strategies

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        FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

        Funding Information: California Common Core Implementation Fund, School Improvement Grant (SIG), California Math and Science Partnerships,Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

      • Unpacking and Designing Next Generation Assessments Teachers K-12

        Description: This one-day course will assist teachers in preparing students for the shift to Common Core State Standards and new assessments. Participants will learn the value of formative and performance-based assessments as tools to meet student needs and help drive daily instruction, as well as move students at an individualized pace while leading all students to an understanding of the curriculum. Teachers will explore formative and performance-based assessments customized to the state's assessment and/or consortia's expectations and will be guided through the development of a high-rigor/high-relevance assessment.

        This course will enable participants to:
        • Define college and career readiness
        • Build awareness of assessment consortia expectations and develop a high-rigor/high-relevance assessment
        • Provide effective feedback on the quality of assessment items

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        FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

        Funding Information: California Common Core Implementation Fund, School Improvement Grant (SIG), California Math and Science Partnerships,Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

      • Using Data to Inform Instruction Teachers K-8

        Description: Using data to inform instruction is the focus of this one-day course, emphasizing and examining the strategies for engaging students for success with the Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Assessments. Participants will learn the distinction between differentiating and scaffolding instruction, and several strategies for rigorous and relevant learning that will ensure college and career readiness.

        This course will enable participants to:
        • Reflect on data to guide instruction
        • Differentiate by content, process, product, and resource and create a learning progression to scaffold instruction
        • Develop tiered intervention activities

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        FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

        Funding Information: Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

      • Collaborating for Continuous Professional Learning Teachers K-12

        Description: This interactive one-day course offers structures and strategies for creating a professional learning environment that will support a sustained approach to rigor, relevance, and relationships for all students. The course is also designed to help teachers and instructional leaders collaboratively create academically rigorous and relevant lessons that will ensure success with the Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Assessments.

        This course will enable participants to:
        • Understand elements of effective instruction and model lessons aligned to standards
        • Establish goals and associated actions for professional growth
        • Begin to engage in professional dialogue focused on rigor and relevance

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        FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

        Funding Information: California Common Core Implementation Fund, School Improvement Grant (SIG), California Math and Science Partnerships,Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

      • Nextpert™ Online Professional Learning Teachers K-12

        Nextpert is a new approach to online professional learning that sets teachers up for success with evaluations, transforming instruction for the Common Core and Next Generation Assessments, differentiated instruction, supporting English language learners, classroom management, and preparing their students for successful futures.

        Nextpert provides:
        • Lesson and assessment building tools that empower teachers to develop their own high-quality instruction
        • Online courses and resources that target teachers' personal goals
        • On-demand access to instructional experts and peer collaboration that guide teachers' planning and preparation for next generation instruction
        • Real-time progress monitoring, instant data reporting, and high-level implementation support that strengthen a district's professional learning initiatives with Scholastic, ICLE, and Math Solutions

        Contact Us to Learn More.
        FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

        Funding Information: California Common Core Implementation Fund, School Improvement Grant (SIG), California Math and Science Partnerships,Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

      • Three-Step Inquiry Process: Building Capacities of the Common Core Student Teachers 5-8

        Description: Teachers will explore how to strengthen Common Core skills through a three-step process of inquiry using Jeffrey Wilhelm's model for success.

        Teachers will understand how to:
        • Identify an essential question and associated understandings
        • Identify a final project
        • Create a backwards plan

        Contact Us to Learn More.
        FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

        Funding Information: California Common Core Implementation Fund, School Improvement Grant (SIG), California Math and Science Partnerships,Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

      • Differentiating Instruction for the Common Core Teachers K-12

        Helping ALL students achieve the high standards of the Common Core requires a teacher to differentiate instruction to meet each student's needs.

        In this Scholastic Classroom and Community Course, teachers will learn how to:
        • Differentiate for content, process, and product
        • Use tiered assignments
        • Foster students' higher-order thinking skills

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        FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

        Funding Information: California Common Core Implementation Fund, School Improvement Grant (SIG), California Math and Science Partnerships,Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

    • FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS TEACHERS
      Services Target Audience Grade Range
      • Common Core Lesson Modeling Teachers K-12

        Description: One-on-one customized support with a Scholastic coach/facilitator helps teachers implement and monitor instructional strategies and assessments that align with the Common Core State Standards. The Scholastic consultant works with teachers through pre- and post-conferencing to identify needs and set instructional goals; provides lesson modeling, observation, and feedback; and facilitates data analysis.


        Contact Us to Learn More.
        FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

        Funding Information: California Common Core Implementation Fund, School Improvement Grant (SIG), California Math and Science Partnerships,Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

      • Providing Foundational Reading Skills to Meet the Common Core Teachers K-3

        Description: This half-day Scholastic Classroom and Community Group course emphasizes building a solid foundation of basic reading skills that will allow students deeper comprehension in later years.

        Incorporating the work of Wiley Blevins, teachers will:
        • Help students understand print concepts
        • Build students' phonological awareness
        • Explore techniques for teaching phonics and word recognition
        • Help ensure that all students achieve fluency

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        FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

        Funding Information: California Common Core Implementation Fund, School Improvement Grant (SIG), California Math and Science Partnerships,Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

      • Evidence and the Common Core: Text-Based Questions and Analysis Teachers 3-5

        Description: Teachers will gain skills to facilitate rigorous conversations that are centered around a common text, encouraging thoughtful questions and critical analysis.

        This full-day Scholastic Classroom and Community Group course is designed to help teachers:
        • Increase the amount of high-quality text-dependent questions and tasks
        • Create an effective set of text-dependent questions to accompany any text

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        FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

        Funding Information: California Common Core Implementation Fund, School Improvement Grant (SIG), California Math and Science Partnerships,Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

      • Assessing Writing With the Traits Teachers K-8

        Description: During this Scholastic Classroom and Community Group course, participants will learn to use Ruth Culham's Traits Writing model to assess students' writing and effectively target the areas to focus instruction. The course will emphasize how the assessments can support implementation of the Common Core writing standards.

        Participants will:
        • Gain hands-on experience analyzing and assessing real student writing samples
        • Assess student work using benchmark papers
        • Apply scoring guides and rubrics
        • Explore strategies for conferencing with students

        Contact Us to Learn More.
        FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

        Funding Information: California Common Core Implementation Fund, School Improvement Grant (SIG), California Math and Science Partnerships,Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

      • Using Traits Writing to Implement the Common Core Writing Standards Teachers K-8

        Description: This half-day Scholastic Classroom and Community Group course focuses on how to use Ruth Culham's Traits Writing model to increase students' writing proficiency. The course explores the research behind the traits model and explains how Traits Writing can be used to implement the Common Core writing standards.

        Participants will:
        • Review the Traits Writing instructional model
        • Explore strategies for reaching reluctant readers
        • Experience Traits Writing lessons

        Contact Us to Learn More.
        FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

        Funding Information: California Common Core Implementation Fund, School Improvement Grant (SIG), California Math and Science Partnerships,Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

      • ABCs of Guided Reading for the Common Core Teachers K-6

        Description: Gain extensive learning of the research of Gay Su Pinnell and Irene C. Fountas, and how they define and implement guided reading.

        Participants will:
        • Examine a guided reading lesson
        • Learn how to form appropriate groups and choose appropriate texts for small-group instruction
        • Gain a better understanding of how to assess students

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        FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

        Funding Information: California Common Core Implementation Fund, School Improvement Grant (SIG), California Math and Science Partnerships,Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

      • Three-Step Inquiry Process: Building Capacities of the Common Core Student Teachers 5-8

        Description: Teachers will explore how to strengthen Common Core skills through a three-step process of inquiry using Jeffrey Wilhelm's model for success.

        Teachers will understand how to:
        • Identify an essential question and associated understandings
        • Identify a final project
        • Create a backwards plan

        Contact Us to Learn More.
        FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

        Funding Information: Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

      • Unlocking Complex Text Through Gradual Release Teachers 3-8

        Description: To prepare students for the complexity of college- and career-ready texts, the Common Core requires steps of growth on the "staircase," while increasing rigor, text complexity, and the range and quality of texts in English Language Arts. Course attendees will explore Laura Robb's three-step gradual release framework for unlocking complex text as a whole group, within small groups, and independently.

        This course will enable participants to:
        • Define the three dimensions of text complexity: qualitative, quantitative, and reader and task
        • Determine how to level texts along the text complexity gradient
        • Explore how they can provide students with more rigor using a range of high-quality, increasingly demanding texts
        • Learn best practices to cultivate students' ability to read complex texts independently

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        FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

        Funding Information: California Common Core Implementation Fund, School Improvement Grant (SIG), California Math and Science Partnerships,Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

      • Boosting Achievement for Adolescent Males Teachers 6-12

        Description: This Scholastic Classroom and Community Group course introduces participants to the latest research and effective practices that apply to African-American reading, focusing on engaging students with literature.

        Participants will explore ways to create a classroom climate that connects all students to reading. Teachers will:
        • Learn how to build students' textual lineages with high-interest fiction and nonfiction, and re-engage older boys with text through independent reading, book clubs, and inquiry circles
        • Explore the research on reading engagement and its link to reading achievement
        • Discover best practices for increasing reading comprehension through sustained, engaged reading in all content areas

        Contact Us to Learn More.
        FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

        Funding Information: California Common Core Implementation Fund, School Improvement Grant (SIG), California Math and Science Partnerships,Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

      • Using Informational Text Across the Curriculum Teachers K-5

        Description: Achieve detailed understanding of the Common Core requirement for increasing exposure of informational text within the English Language Arts classroom, and learn the effective methods of Nell Duke to integrate it throughout the curriculum.

        Teachers will:
        • Explore hands-on activities and examine lessons that help students get the most out of content-area reading
        • Explore the principles of informational text comprehension
        • Learn how to scaffold content-area instruction in whole-group, small-group, and independent practice

        Contact Us to Learn More.
        FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

        Funding Information: California Common Core Implementation Fund, School Improvement Grant (SIG), California Math and Science Partnerships,Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

      • Putting Text First: A Focus on Complexity, Range, and Quality Teachers K-12

        Description: The focus of this full-day course is to take a comprehensive look at the role of text in the new standards. Participants will learn strategies for selecting a range of complex texts and crafting high-quality text-dependent questions to guide deep analysis, which includes a Participant Guide.

        This course will enable participants to:
        • Identify quality texts in a variety of genres with an emphasis on literary nonfiction and informational text
        • Guide students to effectively take notes when reading for evidence-based writing and discussion
        • Prepare students for text-dependent performance tasks on the Next Generation Assessments
        • Use strategies to help all students read and interact with high-quality, complex texts for college and career readiness
        • Learn strategies to successfully bridge all students, including English language learners and students with special needs, to access complex texts

        Contact Us to Learn More.
        FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

        Funding Information: California Common Core Implementation Fund, School Improvement Grant (SIG), California Math and Science Partnerships,Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

      • Building Vocabulary: A Focus on Academic and Domain-Specific Words Teachers K-12

        Description: This full-day course allows teachers to examine the importance of academic and domain-specific vocabulary in the standards. With help from a Participant Guide, there will be guided instruction on how to map word families, categorize vocabulary, and use frames to structure language.

        This course will enable participants to:
        • Guide students to use knowledge of morphemes, word families, and word clusters to make meaning
        • Write response frames to structure and support vocabulary development
        • Prepare students for vocabulary testing on the Next Generation Assessments
        • Use specific strategies to scaffold vocabulary instruction and prepare all students for college and career
        • Learn strategies to successfully bridge all students, including English language learners and students with special needs, to access academic vocabulary

        Contact Us to Learn More.
        FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

        Funding Information: California Common Core Implementation Fund, School Improvement Grant (SIG), California Math and Science Partnerships,Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

      • Writing Arguments and Conducting Research: A Focus on Using Evidence Teachers K-12

        Description: This full-day course provides ELA teachers with a deeper look at the types of writing expected in the new standards. Acquire new strategies to help students deconstruct key text types, structure discourse, and effectively conduct short and frequent research projects, which includes a Participant Guide.

        This course will enable participants to:
        • Identify key elements of argument writing and research
        • Guide students to analyze a writing model and use annotations to deconstruct text
        • Categorize evidence to help students focus claims and strengthen arguments
        • Prepare students for writing assessments on the Next Generation Assessments
        • Learn strategies to successfully bridge all students, including English language learners and students with special needs, to access evidence and research

        Contact Us to Learn More.
        FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

        Funding Information: California Common Core Implementation Fund, School Improvement Grant (SIG), California Math and Science Partnerships,Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

      • Independent Reading for Deeper Comprehension Teachers 3-5

        Description: This Scholastic Classroom and Community Group course will show how to use comprehension monitoring and data to increase sustained comprehension of entire books. They will develop skills to use data to target instruction that takes students to the next level.

        This course will enable participants to:
        • Learn to determine areas of possible growth within an appropriate independent book
        • Explore methods to boost students' understanding of complex text, while fostering the joy of reading
        • Learn strategies to successfully bridge all students, including English language learners and students with special needs, to access evidence and research

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        FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

        Funding Information: California Common Core Implementation Fund, School Improvement Grant (SIG), California Math and Science Partnerships,Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

      • Balancing Literature and Informational Text Teachers K-8

        Description: Teachers will explore how to strengthen Common Core skills through a three-step process of inquiry using Jeffrey Wilhelm's model for success.

        Participants will:
        • Examine nonfiction, informational text, and literary nonfiction as defined by the Common Core
        • Learn how to unlock text features and structures in informational text
        • Explore text exemplars and the use of shorter, challenging informational texts to read, re-read, and discuss to deepen meaning

        Contact Us to Learn More.
        FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

        Funding Information: California Common Core Implementation Fund, School Improvement Grant (SIG), California Math and Science Partnerships,Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

      • Digging Deeper with Guided Reading Teachers K-6

        Description: In this full-day Scholastic Classroom and Community Group course, teachers will explore how to put the principles of Guided Reading into effective practice.

        Teachers will:
        • Experience hands-on activities and model lessons
        • Learn how to organize, manage, and teach in small groups
        • Understand how to use guided reading as a strategy to boost the reading skills and comprehension of each student

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        FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

        Funding Information: California Common Core Implementation Fund, School Improvement Grant (SIG), California Math and Science Partnerships,Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

      • Supporting Reading Achievement Through Classroom Libraries Teachers K-8

        Description: Take an in-depth look at specific strategies for encouraging students to use the classroom library to support reading achievement. Participants will learn how to understand students' classroom library habits, then how to put that information to its best use.

        This course will enable participants to:
        • Develop an effective management system for assessment
        • Track students' progress and guide book selection
        • Provide strategies for students to use during independent reading

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        FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

        Funding Information: California Common Core Implementation Fund, School Improvement Grant (SIG), California Math and Science Partnerships,Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

      • Building a Literacy Foundation for the CCSS: Phonological and Phonemic Awareness,
        Letter Knowledge, and Phonics/Decoding
        Teachers K-8

        Description: Participants will understand the research foundations, and key best practices around the foundational skills for early literacy, tied to the Common Core. The instruction and activities incorporate the work of Wiley Blevins and his book, Phonics From A to Z.

        Teachers will explore the principles of systematic and explicit instruction for phonological awareness, alphabetic recognition, phonics, syllabication, and morphology.

        Participants will:
        • Understand the principles of a strong phonics scope and sequence of instruction with built-in review and repetition for mastery
        • Understand that the ultimate goal of foundational skills instruction is to build fluency so readers can access text with automaticity, and focus on meaning
        • Know how to use assessment for alphabetic awareness, phonemic awareness, and decoding

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        FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

        Funding Information: California Common Core Implementation Fund, School Improvement Grant (SIG), California Math and Science Partnerships,Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

    • FOR CONTENT AREA TEACHERS
      Services Target Audience Grade Range
      • Content Area Literacy: Engaging Students with Complex Text Teachers 6-12

        Description: Centered around the significance of complex text and literacy in the new standards, this full-day course offers strategies to help students access a range of complex informational texts and craft text-dependent questions to build literacy across disciplines, which includes a Participant Guide.

        This course will enable participants to:
        • Use strategies and plan effective lessons using complex informational texts, text-dependent questions, and performance tasks
        • Provide scaffolding to support all students with text-based tasks
        • Use formative assessments to monitor and support learning for all students
        • Learn strategies to successfully bridge all students, including English language learners and students with special needs, to engage with complex texts

        Contact Us to Learn More.
        FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

        Funding Information: California Common Core Implementation Fund, School Improvement Grant (SIG), California Math and Science Partnerships,Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

      • Academic Language: Building a Bridge to Text-Based Writing Teachers 6-12

        Description: This full-day course provides teachers with a thorough understanding of the importance of academic and domain-specific vocabulary and text-based writing in the standards. Participants will learn strategies to explicitly teach vocabulary and use frames to structure academic language, which includes a Participant Guide.

        This course will enable participants to:
        • Guide students to use context and structural clues to determine word meaning
        • Use academic language frames and organizers to scaffold speaking and writing tasks
        • Structure daily writing practice to help students craft arguments with text-based evidence
        • Prepare students for vocabulary testing on the Next Generation Assessments
        • Learn strategies to successfully bridge all students, including English language learners and students with special needs, to practice text-based writing and use academic vocabulary

        Contact Us to Learn More.
        FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

        Funding Information: California Common Core Implementation Fund, School Improvement Grant (SIG), California Math and Science Partnerships,Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

      • Rigor and Research: Building Writing Proficiency in the Content Areas Teachers K-12

        Description: This one-day course provides content area teachers with planning instruction that integrates the types of reading and writing tasks expected in the new standards. Learn strategies that will help students deconstruct key text types, structure argumentative discourse, and conduct short and frequent research projects, which includes a Participant Guide.

        This course will enable participants to:
        • Engage all students in rigorous research and academic writing using text-based evidence
        • Describe three types of analytical academic writing-argument, informative/explanatory, narrative-necessary for success in college and career
        • Develop and use a rubric to assess student learning and plan differentiated support
        • Support and monitor students in providing peer feedback on research and writing tasks
        • Learn strategies to successfully bridge all students, including English language learners and students with special needs, to practice evidence-based writing and research

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        FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

        Funding Information: California Common Core Implementation Fund, School Improvement Grant (SIG), California Math and Science Partnerships,Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

      • Common Core Instructional Coaching-Disciplinary Literacy Teachers K-12

        Description: One-on-one customized support with a Scholastic coach/facilitator helps teachers implement and monitor instructional strategies and assessments that align with the Common Core State Standards. The Scholastic consultant works with teachers through pre- and post-conferencing to identify needs and set instructional goals while providing lesson modeling, observation, and feedback, and facilitating data analysis. The consultant also works with teachers to customize coaching strategies for supporting English language learners.


        Contact Us to Learn More.
        FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

        Funding Information: California Common Core Implementation Fund, School Improvement Grant (SIG), California Math and Science Partnerships,Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

      • Using Informational Text Across the Curriculum Teachers K-5

        Description: Achieve detailed understanding of the Common Core requirement for increasing exposure of informational text within the English Language Arts classroom, and learn the effective methods of Nell Duke to integrate it throughout the curriculum.

        Teachers will:
        • Explore hands-on activities and examine lessons that help students get the most out of content-area reading
        • Explore the principles of informational text comprehension
        • Learn how to scaffold content-area instruction in whole-group, small-group, and independent practice

        Contact Us to Learn More.
        FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

        Funding Information: California Common Core Implementation Fund, School Improvement Grant (SIG), California Math and Science Partnerships,Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

      • Balancing Literature and Informational Text Teachers K-8

        Description: In this full-day Scholastic Classroom and Community Group course, teachers will understand how to provide a true balance of informational and literary texts, including 50% informational text in elementary schools, while unlocking the differences among the genres.

        Participants will:
        • Examine nonfiction, informational text, and literary nonfiction as defined by the Common Core
        • Learn how to unlock text features and structures in informational text
        • Explore text exemplars and the use of shorter, challenging informational texts to read, re-read, and discuss to deepen meaning

        Contact Us to Learn More.
        FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

        Funding Information: California Common Core Implementation Fund, School Improvement Grant (SIG), California Math and Science Partnerships,Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

      • Assessing Writing With the Traits Teachers K-8

        Description: During this Scholastic Classroom and Community Group course, participants will learn to use Ruth Culham's Traits Writing model to assess students' writing and effectively target the areas to focus instruction. The course will emphasize how the assessments can support implementation of the Common Core writing standards.

        Participants will:
        • Gain hands-on experience analyzing and assessing real student writing samples
        • Assess student work using benchmark papers
        • Apply scoring guides and rubrics
        • Explore strategies for conferencing with students

        Contact Us to Learn More.
        FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

        Funding Information: California Common Core Implementation Fund, School Improvement Grant (SIG), California Math and Science Partnerships,Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

      • Using Traits Writing to Implement the Common Core Writing Standards Teachers K-8

        Description: This half-day Scholastic Classroom and Community Group course focuses on how to use Ruth Culham's Traits Writing model to increase students' writing proficiency. The course explores the research behind the traits model and explains how Traits Writing can be used to implement the Common Core writing standards.

        Participants will:
        • Review the Traits Writing instructional model
        • Explore strategies for reaching reluctant readers
        • On-demand access to instructional experts and peer collaboration that guide teachers' planning and preparation for next generation instruction
        • Experience Traits Writing lessons

        Contact Us to Learn More.
        FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

        Funding Information: California Common Core Implementation Fund, School Improvement Grant (SIG), California Math and Science Partnerships,Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

      • Boosting Achievement for Adolescent Males Teachers 6-12

        Description: This Scholastic Classroom and Community Group course introduces participants to the latest research and effective practices that apply to African-American reading, focusing on engaging students with literature.

        Participants will explore ways to create a classroom climate that connects all students to reading. Teachers will:
        • Learn how to build students' textual lineages with high-interest fiction and nonfiction, and re-engage older boys with text through independent reading, book clubs, and inquiry circles
        • Explore the research on reading engagement and its link to reading achievement
        • Discover best practices for increasing reading comprehension through sustained, engaged reading in all content areas

        Contact Us to Learn More.
        FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

        Funding Information: California Common Core Implementation Fund, School Improvement Grant (SIG), California Math and Science Partnerships,Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

      • Using Informational Text Across the Curriculum Teachers K-5

        Description: Achieve detailed understanding of the Common Core requirement for increasing exposure of informational text within the English Language Arts classroom, and learn the effective methods of Nell Duke to integrate it throughout the curriculum.

        Teachers will:
        • Explore hands-on activities and examine lessons that help students get the most out of content-area reading
        • Explore the principles of informational text comprehension
        • Learn how to scaffold content-area instruction in whole-group, small-group, and independent practice

        Contact Us to Learn More.
        FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

        Funding Information: California Common Core Implementation Fund, School Improvement Grant (SIG), California Math and Science Partnerships,Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

    • FOR MATHEMATICS TEACHERS
      Services Target Audience Grade Range
      • Group Coaching Teachers K-12

        Group Coaching focuses on the fastest way to synchronize a team, to share experience and expertise, and to collaborate on plans and protocols. Math Solutions will custom design a group coaching experience matched to your current curriculum.


        Contact Us to Learn More.
        FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

        Funding Information: California Common Core Implementation Fund, School Improvement Grant (SIG), California Math and Science Partnerships,Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

      • Individual Coaching Teachers K-12

        Description: Side-by-side, job-embedded coaching truly differentiates this unique and individualized learning experience.


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        FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

        Funding Information: California Common Core Implementation Fund, School Improvement Grant (SIG), California Math and Science Partnerships,Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

      • Making Sense of Math: A Focus on Reasoning and Discourse Teachers K-12

        Description: This full-day course provides teachers with a deeper understanding of why and how students should expect mathematics to make sense, along with the role of discourse to support thorough comprehension, which includes a Participant Guide.

        This course will enable participants to:
        • Characterize problem-solving experiences that require math reasoning and communication of that reasoning.
        • Prepare students for performance tasks on the Next Generation Assessments.
        • Learn strategies to successfully bridge all students to mathematical reasoning

        Contact Us to Learn More.
        FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

        Funding Information: California Common Core Implementation Fund, School Improvement Grant (SIG), California Math and Science Partnerships,Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

      • Mathematical Thinking: A Focus on Representations and Procedural Fluency Teachers K-12

        Description: Providing guidance to teachers to understand procedural fluency relating to mathematical representations, this one-day course offers methods to help students significantly expand their mathematical thinking, and includes a Participant Guide.

        This course will enable participants to:
        • Expand the understanding of procedural fluency to include carrying out procedures flexibly, accurately, and appropriately
        • Implement instructional strategies that build on tools students already use to approach math problems
        • Prepare all students for the rigor of Next Generation Assessments
        • Learn strategies to successfully bridge all students to procedural fluency

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        FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

        Funding Information: California Common Core Implementation Fund, School Improvement Grant (SIG), California Math and Science Partnerships,Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

      • Problem Solving: A Focus on Developing Students' Disposition, Competence,
        and Confidence
        Teachers K-12

        Description: Designed to support math teachers to build perseverance in problem solving, this full-day course provides tactics in applying mathematics to everyday situations. Participants will learn strategies to structure problem-solving lessons that build a bridge for all students to solve problems, and includes a Participant Guide.

        This course will enable participants to:
        • Create a classroom environment that promotes confidence and perseverance
        • Engage students in straightforward and complex problems that require application of recently learned mathematics
        • Challenge students with complex problems that require critical thinking and connections across multiple mathematical concepts, skills, and ideas
        • Understand the role of performance tasks on Next Generation Assessments

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        FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

        Funding Information: California Common Core Implementation Fund, School Improvement Grant (SIG), California Math and Science Partnerships,Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

      • Number and Operations Teachers K-2

        Description: Focusing on the priority domains of Number and Operations in Base Ten and Operations and Algebraic Thinking for students in Grades K-2, the emphasis of the course is on building understanding of the role of place value and properties of operations in the primary grades, and on coherence across the grades, which is an integral aspect of the Common Core.

        This course will enable participants to:
        • Learn the content of the Common Core State Standards of Number and Operations in Base Ten and Operations and Algebraic Thinking at Grades K-2
        • Understand the complex nature of the base-ten number system with the purpose of supporting all learners as children develop concepts and internalize the intricacies of our numeration system
        • Describe the interconnectedness of place value and the base-ten number system to operations and algebraic thinking

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        FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

        Funding Information: California Common Core Implementation Fund, School Improvement Grant (SIG), California Math and Science Partnerships,Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

      • Operations and Fractions Teachers 3-5

        Description: This course focuses on the priority domain of Number and Operations - Fractions for students in Grades 3-5. The emphasis of the course is on building understanding of fractions as numbers and connections between whole number knowledge and fraction knowledge that is an integral aspect of the Common Core.

        This course will enable participants to:
        • Learn the content of the Common Core State Standards of Number and Operations - Fractions at Grades 3-5, and Base Ten and Operations and Algebraic Thinking in the Intermediate grades
        • Understand fractions as numbers that operate in similar ways as whole numbers and the role of properties of operations in fraction computation

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        FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

        Funding Information: California Common Core Implementation Fund, School Improvement Grant (SIG), California Math and Science Partnerships,Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

      • Ratios and Proportional Relationships Teachers 6-8

        Description: This three-day course explores proportionality, proportional relationships, and reasoning, as the ability to reason proportionally has become the forefront of the middle school mathematics curriculum. Focusing on CCSS standards for ratios and proportional relationships in the middle grades, this one-day program offers teachers strategies to help make the standards accessible to all students.

        This course will enable participants to:
        • Learn the content of the Common Core State Standards of Ratios and Proportional Relationships for Grades 6 and 7 and establish connections to Expressions and Equations for Grades 6-8
        • Examine problem-solving activities and investigations that develop proportional reasoning and identify proportionality in all of the CCCSS domains
        • Utilize a variety of ways to organize the classroom-whole-class, small-group, and individual learning-to maximize the learning of all students

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        FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

        Funding Information: California Common Core Implementation Fund, School Improvement Grant (SIG), California Math and Science Partnerships,Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

      • Expressions, Equations, and Functions Teachers 6-8

        Description: This two-day course focuses on the priority domains of Expressions, Equations, and Functions for students in Grades 6-8. The emphasis of this course is on strategies and tools to help students leverage and extend their understanding of arithmetic to problem solving using algebraic expressions.

        This course will enable participants to:
        • Develop a fundamental understanding of Common Core content focused on expressions, equations, and functions, and establish connections to Ratios and Proportional Relationships for Grades 6 and 7
        • Analyze and design problem-solving activities and experiences that address and develop students' skills in the areas of Expressions, Equations, and Functions
        • Connect Common Core content and the Mathematical Practices to current classroom practices
        • Explore a variety of ways to organize the classroom-whole-class, small-group, and individual learning-to maximize the learning of all students

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        FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

        Funding Information: California Common Core Implementation Fund, School Improvement Grant (SIG), California Math and Science Partnerships,Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

      • Differentiating Common Core Mathematics Instruction Teachers K-5

        Description: Aiming to help teachers to support all students by differentiating three aspects of the math curriculum-content, process, and product, this two-day course allows teachers to examine a variety of approaches. Participants will learn how to make instructional adjustments to content, engage in activities that identify how different students learn, and understand the multiple ways students demonstrate what they've learned.

        This course will enable participants to:
        • Experience and analyze strategies to adapt classroom practices that address the wide range of learners in their classrooms and make learning accessible for all students
        • Gather and use information about what students already know, what interests them, and how they best learn
        • Choose, analyze, and adjust tasks to accommodate students' varying levels of readiness

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        FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

        Funding Information: California Common Core Implementation Fund, School Improvement Grant (SIG), California Math and Science Partnerships,Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

      • Number Talks™ Teachers K-5

        Description: This one-day course introduces teachers, math coaches, and curriculum specialists to the theory, structure, and focus of number talks. As participants interact throughout the day, they reflect on their current practices and target essential understandings about numbers and operations called for in the Common Core State Standards.

        This course will enable participants to:
        • Recognize number talks as a valuable classroom routine for making sense of mathematics, developing efficient computation strategies, communicating reasoning, and proving solutions
        • Characterize the key components of number talks and understand the importance of each
        • Use models and tools that support student understanding and proficiencies with whole-number operations

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        FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

        Funding Information: California Common Core Implementation Fund, School Improvement Grant (SIG), California Math and Science Partnerships,Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

      • Teaching Math Through Problem Solving Teachers K-8

        Description: Learning mathematics through problem solving is the focus of this one-day course. Participants are introduced to approaches and strategies to help students build new mathematical knowledge and use a wide range of problem-solving strategies. Teachers will learn new methods in creating a classroom environment that encourages students to explore, take risks, and share their thinking.

        This course will enable participants to:
        • Characterize problem-solving experiences that require mathematical reasoning and communication of that reasoning
        • Understand how the Common Core impacts teaching, curriculum, and learning in mathematics
        • Implement instructional strategies that align to the Standards for Mathematical Practice

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        FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

        Funding Information: California Common Core Implementation Fund, School Improvement Grant (SIG), California Math and Science Partnerships,Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

      • Developing Number Sense Teachers K-5

        Description: This one-day course helps teachers understand the concept of number sense, its importance, and the strategies they can use to help promote their students' number sense. Through firsthand experiences, teachers explore their own number sense and are introduced to instructional approaches that promote thinking and communicating about numbers. Samples of student work help connect course investigations to teachers' classroom needs.

        This course will enable participants to:
        • Characterize and understand teaching strategies for building number sense
        • Explain and use the role of talk to support learning of mathematics
        • Use models and tools that support student understandings and proficiencies called for in the state standards

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        FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

        Funding Information: California Common Core Implementation Fund, School Improvement Grant (SIG), California Math and Science Partnerships,Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

      • About Teaching the Common Core (Multi-Day Institute) Teachers K-12

        Description: Bring the Common Core Mathematical Practices to life in the classroom by fundamentally changing the way teachers think about math and how they teach their students. This engaging institute helps teachers deepen their own content knowledge while learning how to develop students' abilities to reason, and deepen students' number sense, and problem solving skills. Participants learn how to organize instruction from whole-class to individual learning. Readings include About Teaching Mathematics: A K-8 Resource, Third Edition by Marilyn Burns, plus a collection of various course content.

        This course will enable participants to:
        • Strengthen math content and pedagogical knowledge relative to the Common Core State Standards in order to understand various solution paths and students' reasoning
        • Implement instructional strategies that build on tools students already use to approach math problems
        • Understand how students learn in order to make instructional decisions about tasks to use and questions to pose to make math accessible to all students

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        FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

        Funding Information: California Common Core Implementation Fund, School Improvement Grant (SIG), California Math and Science Partnerships,Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

  • Transforming to Next Generation Curriculum
    Services Target Audience Grade Range
    • Common Core Curriculum Transformation (Interactive Series) Leaders & Teachers K-12

      Description: This multi-day custom engagement provides leaders with the support needed to transition to the Common Core State Standards. It includes an overview of Common Core curriculum design and hands-on working sessions covering key areas such as: mapping standards to units, identifying concepts students must understand and skills teachers need to teach based on standards, designing assessments and lesson plans, and incorporating effective instructional strategies to support content knowledge. It also includes training, working cadre sessions, and optional individualized job-embedded coaching. Working with district teams, Scholastic Achievement Partners supports and guides the development of an aligned Common Core curriculum including units, lessons, assessments, and strategies.

      During this ongoing series of working group facilitation, participants will:
      • Develop an action plan for building buy-in
      • Map standards to units
      • Learn how to unpack standards including identifying key concepts students must understand and key skills to teach
      • Design assessments
      • Incorporate effective instruction
      • Create lesson units

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      FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

      Funding Information: California Common Core Implementation Fund, School Improvement Grant (SIG), California Math and Science Partnerships,Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

    • Next Generation Assessment Design Leaders & Teachers K-12

      Description: This professional learning opportunity will help teachers build an understanding of how to engage students more deeply in the process of learning. The learning experience will include an overview of the rigorous demands of Next Generation Assessments by the Smarter-Balanced, or PARCC Consortiums, and will engage teachers with hands-on experiences in creating formative and summative unit assessments that will help students build the skills and stamina needed for success on the 2014 assessments.

      Learning includes:
      • Learning how to design and align assessments with the stated learning outcomes and instructional strategies, so that they reinforce and support each other within a unit of instruction
      • Developing rubrics and tools that assess a wide range of rigor based on Webb's Depth of Knowledge (DOK) and the Revised Bloom's Taxonomy
      • Developing assessment strategies that draw students into the assessment process, so that they learn at deeper levels and are able to apply the learning to new situations
      • Determining and developing the right unit assessments that will inform instruction (formative) and that will provide a summation of how well the students achieved the objectives (summative)
      • Integrating instructional strategies into lessons and units that scaffold learning for all students, including struggling readers, English language learners, and students with special needs.

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      FUNDING & ALIGNMENTS

      Funding Information: California Common Core Implementation Fund, School Improvement Grant (SIG), California Math and Science Partnerships,Title IA-Improving Basic Programs, Title IIA-Improving Teacher Quality, Title III-English Language Acquisition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Race to the Top-District, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, IDEA, Part B

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