CORE Online Elementary Reading Academy

New Session Starts Feb. 27, 2020

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 10 facilitated, asynchronous sessions.

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.

Techniques to Tackle Math Word Problems

Thursday, March 12, 2020 | 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET // 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PT

Presented by Dean Ballard, Director of Mathematics, CORE, Inc.

Word problems and real-life scenario tasks are increasingly being integrated into math instruction today and are even the center pieces of many math curricula. For these types of math tasks, students must create and use mathematical models to represent and solve the problem situations. However, problem-solving with math applications remains exceedingly challenging for students.

During this free webinar, CORE’s Director of Mathematics, Dean Ballard, will share techniques to help students tackle math word problems. In addition to providing research and resources related to mathematical problem-solving, Dean will share examples of:

  • Enhancing the Three Reads protocol
  • Adapting problems
  • Using visuals
  • Getting student buy-in
  • Identifying problem-types

Word problems deepen understanding and provide students with the opportunity to apply their mathematical knowledge to real-world problems. Register for this webinar to learn how to take the terror out of word problems for students.

Can’t make the live webinar? No problem! Go ahead and register and we’ll send you an email the day after the webinar with a link to the recording.

MTSS/MLSS Training & Workshop

March 16-18, 2020 | Albuquerque, NM

Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) are a proven way to ensure ALL students are ready for success in college, career and life. MTSS enable teachers and health and wellness staff to intervene quickly when students are struggling academically or behaviorally by providing immediate support to those students in an educational crisis.

This workshop is designed to help district and school leadership teams effectively implement the academic side of MTSS and lead sustainable instructional change. Over three days you’ll focus on reading and math within MTSS.

You will:

  • Learn the elements of successful school-based implementation.
  • Discover the key roles and responsibilities of school leaders and school-based teams.
  • Master scientifically sound measures for universal screening and progress monitoring.
  • Learn proven processes for qualifying students for special education and creating specific and rigorous individualized education program (IEP) goals.
  • Learn to design comprehensive, coordinated, and evidence-based instruction and intervention strategies across tiers of increasing intensity in reading and math.

California Charter School Conference

March 16-19, 2020 | Long Beach, CA

We’ll be exhibiting at the upcoming CA Charter School Conference. Come visit with Pivot staff at booth #848. Also be sure to stop in to hear Monica Ng, Vice President, Education Programs for Pivot Learning, and CORE’s Chief Academic Officer, Dale Webster, in their break-out session on March 17 at 8:30 a.m. Their topic is Writing Individual Education Plan Goals Based on State Standards and Data.

Next Up: Linked Learning Institute 2020

March 16-17, 2020 | Long Beach, CA

Pivot Learning’s Beyond High School team is excited to attend this year’s Linked Learning Institute. This event brings together educators—including district, school, and pathway leaders—who share a commitment to providing students with the highest quality college and career preparation. We’ll be unveiling our new Pathway Self-Study Tool, developed in collaboration with Linked Learning. This tool will be a useful resource as schools evaluate their progress in developing and implementing high-quality learning pathways and work toward Linked Learning certification.

The Pathway Self-Study tool is just one way Pivot Learning is helping to support Linked Learning’s audacious goal: One million students in high-quality Linked Learning pathways by 2030.

Throughout the two-day event, in working sessions led by experienced educators and capacity builders, you can dig in, reflect on specific challenges you face, discuss common problems of practice, and learn from others deeply engaged in similar work.

Quality college and career preparation is a broad team effort, and that’s why Institute activities are oriented toward team participation. Consider attending as a team that may include your district and site administrators, pathway leads and teachers, school counselors, work-based learning coordinators, postsecondary and industry partners, and coaches. By attending together, you can strengthen alignment, culture, and cohesion as you work toward your shared goals. Group discounts are available.

We look forward to seeing you in Long Beach!

Learn more about the Linked Learning Institute 2020.