Free Webinar: Improving College & Career Readiness for All Students

October 16 | 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET

Oceanside High School (OHS), 40 miles north of San Diego, is building college and career preparation into the learning experience so that every student, regardless of race, gender, income, or disability, graduates with the academic knowledge and social-emotional skills to be successful in whichever educational or career choices they pursue after high school.

Join this hour-long webinar to learn about the four-year plan that OHS began implementing during the 2018-19 school year to support college and career pathways. OHS and Pivot Learning will share:

  • How the entire school community, including parents and students, were involved to design and implement three equity-focused, career-aligned learning pathways that support stakeholders’ visions for students.
  • How they’re building the capacity of pathway teachers to use project-based learning as a key instructional practice.
  • The gains the school has seen in college and career preparedness in just one year and their plans for the next three years.

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: Five Favorite Strategies for Making Sense of Fractions

October 17 | 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 challenging 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.

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

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.

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.

The Local Impact of Unfunded Liabilities: Lessons from Sacramento City Unified and Marin County

Presented by Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) and Pivot Learning

Friday, November 8, 2019
11:30am – 1:00pm PST
Library Galleria, 828 I Street, Sacramento, CA

Please note lunch will be served starting at 11:30am and the presentation will begin at 12:00pm.

What is the impact of unfunded liabilities and other cost pressures on school districts’ ability to serve students? During this seminar, Pivot Learning will share the findings of two case studies that explore how this budget squeeze is being felt in two unique locations: the Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD) and in Marin County.

In SCUSD, soaring health care costs and a massive unfunded liability have led to deficit spending and threats to programs and services. In Marin County, local parcel taxes have begun attracting more organized opposition due to increasing public perception that tax dollars will go to unfunded liabilities, rather than to students.

Arun Ramanathan, Carrie Hahnel, and Hannah Melnicoe will share findings from these case studies, and local leaders from Marin County and SCUSD will reflect on the findings. Panelists will also discuss implications for state and local policy and revenue generation for education.

Speakers & Panelists:

  • Carrie Hahnel – Independent Consultant
  • Terena Mares – Marin County Office of Education
  • Hannah Melnicoe – Pivot Learning
  • Arun Ramanathan – Pivot Learning
  • Jessie Ryan – Sacramento City Unified

Free Webinar: Assessment and Intervention in Light of Understanding the Nature of Reading Difficulties

November 13 | 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET

Understanding how word-level reading develops and why some students struggle are valuable starting points for planning reading instruction and interventions. Knowing this puts educators in a good position to determine what aspect(s) of the reading process may be creating difficulties for children. This in turn, enables educators to provide intervention that is highly effective to minimize or eliminate the reading difficulty.

Join Dr. David Kilpatrick, Author of Essentials of Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading Difficulties, for this free webinar to learn:

  • Common types of reading problems
  • Best practices for assessing reading difficulties
  • Which types of assessments can be used to identify individual struggling reader’s difficulties
  • Specific interventions based on the different types of reading difficulties

Don’t miss this opportunity to from an expert in the field of reading assessment and intervention.

If you’re not able to join the live webinar, please go ahead and register. We will send you a recording to watch at your convenience.