Identifying ‘Rigor’: District Strategies for Transitioning to the Common Core in Math

April 16, 2014, at 4 to 5 p.m. ET.

Two eminent math specialists will offer practical strategies for district leaders on ensuring cohesive implementation of the common-core math standards, focusing on defining what rigor looks like with the mathematical practices and identifying potential obstacles.

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The Last Green Mile: A Teachable Moment Around Textbooks

Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 2 to 3 p.m. ET

Join former California Secretary of Education Dave Long, environmental expert Susan Kinsella, and’s Robin Organ  for an examination of effective green policies and actions you can take today to deliver a positive economic, ecological, and societal impact for your students and schools.

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The Ohio Performance Assessment Pilot Project: Engaging Students, Supporting Teachers, Improving Outcomes

Monday, March 31, 2014, 2 to 3 p.m. ET

Ohio is preparing students and teachers for next-generation standards and improving teachers’ ability to evaluate student work through the Ohio Performance Assessment Pilot Program.

Sign up for this webinar to learn how performance assessment can support teaching and learning, and improve students’ readiness for college and careers.

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Cultivating Deep Reading Skills and Habits in Students

Thursday, April 3, 2014, 4 to 5 p.m. ET

Renowned educator and author Donalyn Miller will discuss specific strategies to build self-efficacy and engagement in reading. She’ll explain how giving kids opportunities and tools to read widely and deeply can help them gain competency and develop the close-reading skills they’ll need in college and careers.

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Tags: literacy, Donalyn Miller, book whisperer, reading skills, student habits,

The Art of Thriving as a Teacher

Wednesday, March 26, 7 to 8 p.m. ET

Meenoo Rami, author of Thrive: 5 Ways to (Re)Invigorate Your Teacher, will take your questions on navigating and energizing your career as a teacher. She’ll discuss ways to develop empowering relationships and networks, stay true to your values, and instill your own and your students work with passion and intellectual vitality.

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Charters, Choice and Neighborhood Schools

Building bridges to a jaded local community wary of his predecessors, Superintendent Robert Runcie came to Broward County public schools amid ill will from all sides.

  • Two of his board members had been indicted on bribery charges.

  • Strained relations with the Broward Teachers’ Union bedeviled schools

  • A get-tough school discipline policy was pushing students into the juvenile-justice system

  • And the charter community was at odds with the district.

Meet Robert’s Chief School Performance and Accountability Officer, Dr. Desmond Blackburn, at our Leaders To Learn From event on April 1st to find out how he repaired fractured community relationships and rebuilt lost trust one day at a time:

Core Considerations: Building Effective Literacy Lessons Around Inquiry and Nonfiction Texts

Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 4 to 5 p.m. ET

Influential English teacher Jim Burke will discuss developing successful, common-core-aligned lessons through sustained inquiry into a topic. Using a sample unit, Burke will show how to teach close reading, critical thinking, and argument writing.

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Chromebooks as the Catalyst for Change in Edmonton Public Schools

Monday, March 24, 2014, 2 to 3 p.m. ET

In this webinar, you’ll hear directly from the Technology Coordinator of Edmonton Public Schools in Canada about how they successfully introduced, implemented, and continue to sustain the growing use of Chromebooks and Google Apps.

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Improving Child Nutrition

Better nutrition of our K12 students makes for greater student achievement. Especially with the renewed debate on school lunch debt, it’s important to take a good look at our students’ nutrition.

Education Week recognizes Bertrand Weber from Minneapolis public schools as a 2014 Leader To Learn From for improving child nutrition. Having faced the challenge of completely converting a school-based food experience for students, Weber is revolutionizing student nutrition in this sizable school district. He’s even fully outfitted a food truck to deliver free breakfast and lunch to kids 18 and younger in four impoverished neighborhoods in Minneapolis and made reduced price meals available to parents.

Meet Bertrand at our Leaders To Learn From event on April 1st to get your questions answered about his contributions to Minneapolis’ school meal programs:

tags: Leaders To Learn From, district leadership, student nutrition, child nutrition, Minneapolis public schools, food deserts

Rural School Leader

According to High Country News, 32 schools in Alaska have closed within 15 years due to the rural nature of the state and its resulting minimal village populations. So how do you connect students to learning opportunities when they live in rural communities that are only accessible by air?

Dan Walker can tell you how. As the assistant superintendent for instructional programs in the Lower Kuskokwim School District in Alaska, he’s connected 4,000 students in 23 small communities.Through distance-learning, a one-to-one laptop program, satellite-based internet connectivity, and other means, students are able to take part in national robotics and LEGO competitions, a summer film academy, classes taught by highly qualified teachers, and a Yu’Pik book-creation program.

Meet Dan at our Leaders To Learn From event on April 1st to get your questions answered about how technology can revolutionize the way your students learn and connect with the outside world: