The Role of High-Quality Instructional Materials in Distance Learning

June 11, 1:00 – 2:15 p.m. PT

How will you ensure teachers and students have access to high-quality instructional materials that support distance learning this fall?

This spring, COVID-19 changed our collective expectations for teaching and learning. School closures resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic have forced educators to face innumerable challenges. One of the more persistent challenges: adapting instructional materials for distance learning.

Join this webinar with the California Department of Education and CalCurriculum to get advice for implementing a data-driven plan for fall ELA and math instruction that provides access to high-quality materials to every student regardless of their distance learning situation.

In this webinar you’ll:

  • Reflect on the current context for distance learning
  • Review the role of instructional materials in distance learning
  • Assess the quality of your materials and prepare those materials for distance learning
  • Discover supports available to help with planning for the beginning of next school year

Equity at the Local Level: Early COVID-19 Response in California School Districts

June 11, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PT

What can we learn from California school districts’ early response to COVID-19? 

Find out during this free webinar, presented by Pivot Learning and Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE). To aid in both local and state decision-making, Pivot Learning and PACE have been documenting promising practices at school districts in California. In this webinar, we’ll highlight how two districts, Pajaro Valley Unified and Mother Lode Union, initially addressed students’ immediate needs following school closures and how they are approaching strategic planning for the months ahead.

You will hear from:

  • Two district superintendents about how they planned their early response, what they will prioritize in their summer planning, and how they will begin to tackle the work that lies ahead in the 2020-21 school year
  • Speakers from the county level about how county and state agencies can best collaborate with school districts in the upcoming months
  • Pivot Learning researchers about the findings from our research briefs about these two districts

Join us for a discussion about the challenges and the early problem-solving that we have seen at the local level in the early stages of COVID-19 response.


CORE Online Elementary Reading Academy

New Courses Start June 25 and September 17 

The CORE Online Elementary Reading Academy provides high quality instruction for your teachers in the science of teaching reading so they can help all students become strong readers.

Perfect for individual educators or whole teams, CORE’s Online Elementary Reading Academy teaches the essential components of reading instruction in seven facilitated, asynchronous modules.

On their own time during the course dates, educators will learn instructional best practices and explicit models they can immediately implement in the classroom.

Course fees include the highly-acclaimed textbooks, Teaching Reading Sourcebook and Assessing Reading: Multiple Measures.