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ASCD Presents Common Core Webinar Series
ASCD has announced its 2014–2015 ASCD Virtual Learning Network (VLN) webinar schedule. The VLN webinars are designed to help educators with curriculum, assessment and instruction that align with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).
The ASCD Virtual Learning Network covers four content areas: mathematics, English language arts, science and social studies. The webinars are led by ASCD Faculty members Nanci Smith, Andrew Miller, Jason Flom and Krista Rundell. In addition to offering the webinars, the VLN allows participants to learn from one another through virtual professional learning communities on the ASCD EDge social network. These moderated communities allow educators to study Common Core topics in greater depth with ASCD experts, and to share comments and resources with other network members.
The four webinars in each VLN content area will focus on different topics designed to address problems of practice from the field. Highlighted topics this year will include the following:
- improving instructional effectiveness and student engagement;
- creating CCSS-aligned lessons;
- designing rigorous performance tasks; and
- using protocols to examine student work.
All sessions start at 6 p.m. Eastern time. To see a complete schedule and webinar archive, click here.
For educators seeking resources beyond the VLN, ASCD EduCore is a showcase of digital and CCSS-aligned professional development opportunities from ASCD, the Literacy Design Collaborative, Student Achievement Partners, the Math Design Collaborative and other partners. EduCore’s resources include videos, articles and example lessons to help educators and instructional leaders keep up with the most recent trends and instructional shifts in CCSS implementation.
Christopher Piehler is the former editor-in-chief of THE Journal.