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Curriculum Matters: California Learning & Advocacy Series
California policy and advocacy organizations are invited to participate in a no-cost workshop series running August 2021 through July 2022 to learn more about, and advocate for, high-quality curriculum and materials as a lever for educational equity.
Pivot Learning Is a Rivet Education Certified Professional Learning Partner for Adopting and Implementing Curriculum
Following a rigorous evaluation process, Pivot Learning is pleased to now be a Rivet Education Certified Professional Learning Partner for adopting and implementing a math or ELA curriculum as well as ongoing support for teachers and leaders. Pivot is featured in the newly released edition of Rivet’s Professional Learning Partner Guide (PLPG).
Stop the Stall with The Third Quest: Effective Reading Intervention for Adolescents Struggling to Read
With 30% of 12th graders scoring below basic on the 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Reading Assessment, there is a great need to provide effective intervention for adolescents who struggle to succeed due to poor reading skills. Watch this on-demand webinar to learn how The Third Quest, a comprehensive reading intervention, can help your students in grades 5 through 12 become more accurate, expressive and fluent readers.
Ensuring Adolescents with Word Reading Difficulties Benefit from Intensive Intervention
In this short video, Linda Diamond — author of the Teaching Reading Sourcebook — shares what’s needed to ensure students with low reading skills benefit and eventually exit from intensive intervention programs.
Research Opportunity: Analyzing the Quality of Assignments for English Learners
Pivot Learning is seeking California districts to share the assignments given to their ELs in middle school this fall. We will analyze each assignment for its rigor and alignment to standards. This data will be paired with findings from interviews with district administrators, focus groups with site administrators, and teacher surveys.
Applications to participate in the research project are due June 25, 2021.
Using KeyPhonics to Support Targeted Reading Instruction for All Students
Watch this on-demand webinar to learn about a more efficient way to understand students' current phonics skills and determine what to teach to help accelerate learning recovery in reading. Dr. Michelle Hosp, a Scientific Advisor for the KeyPhonics technology-based phonics assessment, shares how quickly and easily KeyPhonics can be used to measure phonics skills, in person or remotely.
Using Phonics Assessment Data to Inform Instruction
Due to disruptions in schooling over the past year, many students will need targeted instruction to get back on track in reading. Assessment will play a key role in informing what educators need to do for the remainder of this year and well into next year to close gaps in reading skills. Watch this on-demand webinar to get expert advice from Pivot Learning and Drs. Michelle Hosp and Louisa Moats about how to leverage phonics assessment data to know exactly what needs to be done to help kids develop their reading skills.