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Alexandria, VA (09/13/2012)—ASCD, the global leader in developing and delivering innovative programs, products, and services that empower educators to support the success of each learner, announces additional two-day and one-day Common Core Institutes for fall 2012 and winter 2013.These new institutes are part of the association’s ongoing effort to support educators at all levels nationwide as they implement the Common Core State Standards.
"In response to the feedback we've heard from educators at all levels in the field, ASCD is pleased to announce these additional professional development opportunities targeted squarely at aiding the implementation of the Common Core State Standards," said ASCD Executive Director and CEO Dr. Gene R. Carter. "ASCD will continue to seek opportunities to support educators nationwide as they undertake this important effort."
The two-day professional development institutes, "Lead the Change to Common Core State Standards: Get Essential Tools for School & District Leaders," will provide attendees the opportunity to work with their colleagues and develop an action plan for implementing the new standards at the school, district, and regional levels. Attendees will receive rubrics to guide implementation, strategies to drive improvement of instruction, and walk-throughs on how to provide feedback and start a collaborative dialogue with fellow educators.
Superintendents, principals, and other school-based administrators are invited to attend these two-day institutes in one of six cities on the following dates:
November 29–30, 2012, in Denver, Colo.
December 3–4, 2012, in New York, N.Y.
December 6–7, 2012, in Orlando, Fla.
January 24–25, 2013, in Charlotte, N.C.
February 4–5, 2013, in San Diego, Calif.
February 7–8, 2013, in San Francisco, Calif.
The "Leading the Change to Common Core State Standards: Get Essential Tools for School & District Leaders" series will be led by nationally known education experts Judy Carr and Sue Beers. Carr, an ASCD author, has extensive experience working with schools, districts, state agencies, and education organizations on a variety of professional development and curriculum projects. Beers, also an ASCD author, has worked with the Council of Chief State School Officers and other organizations nationwide to assist educators with the implementation of the Common Core State Standards.
In addition to the two-day institute offerings, ASCD will host one-day institutes focused on implementing Common Core State Standards in the context of either English language arts/literacy or mathematics. The English language arts–focused institutes will address how educators can teach informational reading and writing across the curriculum and how to instruct students on close reading of multiple kinds of texts. The mathematics-focused institutes will show attendees how to unpack the standards and group them into manageable teaching units and how to shift instruction to align with new assessments.
Educators can attend these one-day, subject-focused institutes in one of eight cities on the following dates:
Implementing the Common Core State Standards—English Language Arts (ELA) Focus
December 3, 2012, in Tampa, Fla.
December 4, 2012, in Orlando, Fla.
December 6, 2012, in Little Rock, Ark.
January 23, 2013, in Hilton Head, S.C.
January 24, 2013, in Charlotte, N.C.
February 4, 2013, in San Diego, Calif.
February 6, 2013, in Fresno, Calif.
February 7, 2013, in San Jose, Calif.
Implementing the Common Core State Standards—Mathematics Focus
December 4, 2012, in Tampa, Fla.
December 5, 2012, in Orlando, Fla.
December 7, 2012, in Little Rock, Ark.
January 24, 2013, in Hilton Head, S.C.
January 25, 2013, in Charlotte, N.C.
February 5, 2013, in San Diego, Calif.
February 7, 2013, in Fresno, Calif.
February 8, 2013, in San Jose, Calif.
To view a complete list of ASCD’s upcoming professional development institutes, go to www.ascd.org/institutes. For more information about ASCD’s Common Core resources, visit www.ascd.org/commoncore. For more information on ASCD’s other programs, products, and services, or membership, visit www.ascd.org.
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