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How to Ensure Equity and Excellence for Students with Disabilities
Watch this on-demand webinar to learn how to meet new requirements for special education next year. Take away actionable tips for writing ambitious IEP goals and instructional strategies to help students achieve them. Plus, learn how other districts are setting high expectations for students with disabilities and supporting progress toward their goals under Endrew.
Open Educational Resources: Tips for Educators and Administrators
On CalCurriculum.org, this article offers tips for educators and administrators on how to navigate and use open educational resources, including what to consider prior to adopting OER. It includes ideas, best practices, and helpful tips from California districts who have considered or adopted open educational resources in the past.
District and School-Site Literacy Implementation Rubric
Our free implementation rubric is design to support teachers and administrators in effectively implementing a research-based reading/language arts or mathematics instructional program. Using the rubric, educators will better understand the elements that must be in place for full and successful implementation leading to high student achievement.
Pivot Collaborates with PACE to Release Rural Professional Learning Network Research Paper
Over the past two years, Pivot Learning has supported and collaborated with twenty-one rural districts and counties in Northern California to create the Rural Professional Learning Network (RPLN). Through an iterative design process, the RPLN has joined forces to overcome unique challenges due to their limited budgets and remote locations and effectively implement the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and Next Generation Science Standards.
Maximize the impact of professional learning and improve instructional quality and academic achievement in your district or site next school year by following the six coaching best practices outlined in this checklist.
A Standards-Aligned Curriculum with Excellent Implementation is Still Not Enough
Linda Diamond, president of CORE, writes about the importance of selecting and implementing a strong standards-aligned core curriculum as core instruction for all students, and, at the same time, identifying and implementing structured materials designed specifically to fill learning gaps for those students who need more targeted instruction and materials.