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Understanding Dyslexia: Why Early Prevention and Intervention are Crucial
In this white paper, Dr. Dale Webster, Chief Academic Officer for CORE, describes how to identify dyslexia and how early assessment and research-based instruction for prevention and intervention for reading difficulties can stop the struggle to learn to read for your students.
This whitepaper by Linda Diamond, President of CORE walks through important principles of high-quality professional learning, describes what it looks like when a professional learning program successfully incorporates all of these principles, and highlights the impact this program model has had on instruction and student achievement in real districts and schools.
Stockton USD partners with nonprofits, Pivot Learning and UnboundEd
Stockton Unified School District, with support from partners Pivot Learning and UnboundEd, embarked on an ambitious plan to implement standards-aligned math and English Language Arts (ELA) curricula in every grade and provide every teacher and school leader with high-quality, multi-year professional learning in curriculum implementation and in addressing racial bias in the classroom.
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 and Math Implementation Rubric
Our free implementation rubric is designed 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.
Drawing on the experiences of the LCFF Test Kitchen, this brief offers four recommendations for making the most of Governor Newsom’s January budget proposal for a single web-based application that can merge various district reporting tools to increase efficiency and public understanding.