What’s new at CORE?

What’s new at CORE?

Consortium on Reaching Excellence in Education

Free Webinar: Five Favorite Strategies for Making Sense of Fractions

Webinar Date & Time: Wednesday, September 25 | 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET


Fractions are typically one of the most challenging topics for both students and teachers. During this free webinar, CORE’s Director of Mathematics, Dean Ballard, will share techniques for making fraction concepts and operations understandable, increasing retention, and building fluency.

You and your team will:

  • See physical and visual models that are flexible, doable, and clearly connect fraction concepts
  • Recognize connections between fraction concepts and whole number concepts
  • Learn how fraction concepts are interrelated
  • Experience challenge problems with fractions that extend and assess student understanding
  • Gain ideas for fluency building activities that are fun and effective

This information-packed webinar will provide teachers with evidence-based practices to overcome obstacles to students mastering fractions. Watch the webinar as a team or share this invite with your teachers so they can register individually. Register now.

Can’t make the live webinar? No problem! Go ahead and register and we’ll send you a recording to listen to at your convenience.

Free Webinar: The Challenges of Language and Reading for Low Income African American Children Who Speak Dialect

Webinar Date & Time: Tuesday, October 22 | 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET


While the impacts of poverty on academic achievement are widely known, dialect also plays a significant and unrecognized role in the reading achievement of millions of children. Just like students whose native language is Spanish or Amharic, students who speak the dialect known as African-American English (AAE) face obstacles to becoming proficient readers.

You’re invited to join Dr. Julie A. Washington for this informative free webinar as she shares the:

  • Characteristics of AAE – Impact of poverty on language
  • Relationship of dialect to growth of reading
  • Variables that influence reading outcomes for poor children
  • Implications for the classroom

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the impact AAE dialect has on black-white differences in reading achievement. Register now.

Can’t make the live webinar? No problem! Go ahead and register and we’ll send you a recording to listen to at your convenience.

Save the date for all of CORE’s 2019-2020 webinars!

See a full list and register at www.corelearn.com/2019-20-webinar-series.

Check out CORE’s new 3rd edition of the popular Teaching Reading Sourcebook, with content updates and a brand new chapter on MTSS. Assessing Reading: Multiple Measures, 2nd Edition has also been revised with new, clearer test instructions and an easy-to-use format.

CORE is excited to be a reseller of the digiCOACH Advanced Teacher Coaching Platform. They will be integrating digiCOACH into their work with districts and schools to strengthen instructional practice and improve outcomes for all students. Learn more about digiCOACH.

You can learn more about CORE’s approach to professional learning, and gain insights and strategies, in their most recent newsletter and blog post written by CORE President Linda Diamond, A Standards-Aligned Curriculum with Excellent Implementation is Still Not Enough.

Also consider participating in CORE’s Online Elementary Reading Academy, a facilitated online, asynchronous course that starts Jan. 23. The course teaches educators the essential components of reading instruction with clear and explicit models immediately applicable to the classroom.

Check out these on-demand webinars, that you can view at your convenience: