Understanding the Nature of Reading Difficulties

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

Webinar Date & Time: November 13 | 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET Register 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. […]


Event: 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. Click Here to Register What is the impact of unfunded liabilities and other […]

Linked Learning

On-Demand Webinar: Pathways to Success: Connecting Learning to College and Careers

With just 38% of ACT-tested grads meeting at least 3 of 4 core College Readiness Benchmarks and only 11% of business leaders agreeing that college grads have skills their businesses need, high schools face an increasing challenge to prepare students for college, careers and life. Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), and many others across […]


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

Webinar Date & Time: Tuesday, Oct. 22 | 4:00 – 5:00p.m. ET REGISTER 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 […]

understanding dyslexia

Understanding Dyslexia: Why Early Prevention and Intervention are Crucial

The human brain is not inherently wired for reading like it is for speaking. Instead, learning to read and the act of skilled reading itself require multiple language components built on the human speech system: phonology, orthography, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics. For some, learning to read is relatively easy and for others it is very […]

Improving college and career readiness

Webinar: Improving College & Career Readiness for All Students

Webinar Date & Time: October 16, 2019 | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM PT REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR  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 […]


FREE EVENT Growth Culture: A New Approach to School Improvement

On September 26 Pivot Learning was at Harvard Graduate School of Education to share initial findings from Monterey Peninsula School District’s (MPUSD) work with Growth Culture. We were joined by Building 21 and Way to Grow, organizations that are working to develop Growth Culture in K-12 schools. Andy Fleming and Dr. Lisa Laskow Lahey, two […]

Growth Culture Whitepaper Release

Whitepaper: Growth Culture — A New Approach to School Improvement

At 7:45 on a Wednesday morning in April 2018, superintendent PK Diffenbaugh gathered educators from across Monterey Peninsula Unified School District (MPUSD) to do something almost unprecedented in American education. For the next nine months, the school would partner with Pivot Learning to build a “Deliberately Developmental Organization” that supports a “growth culture” by learning […]

Changing instructional practice

Whitepaper: Changing Practice

Rolling the Stone Up the Hill or Focusing on Implementation Research on professional development for teachers consistently points out the need to provide ongoing and robust support and coaching to transfer knowledge and skills learned in workshops to classroom practice. However, despite this solid and long body of research, school districts continue to futilely emphasize […]


What’s new at CORE?

Free Webinar: Five Favorite Strategies for Making Sense of Fractions Webinar Date & Time: Wednesday, September 25 | 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET REGISTER 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 […]