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Closing the Achievement Gap for Students with Disabilities: Fix General Ed and Special Ed Together
Educators have long known that students with disabilities have not made the gains they should, despite placement in special education classes with individualized education plans or even mainstreaming into general education classrooms. Learn more from Linda Diamond, President of CORE and Author of the Teaching Reading Sourcebook, about closing the achievement gap for students with disabilities.
The Challenges of Language and Reading for Low-Income African American Children Who Speak Dialect
Just like students whose native language is Spanish or Amharic, students who speak the dialect known as African-American English (AAE) face obstacles to becoming proficient readers. Watch this webinar with Dr. Julie A. Washington to gain a deeper understanding of the impact AAE dialect has on black-white differences in reading achievement.
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 the Consortium on Reaching Excellence in Education (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.