Sessions

Thursday Session

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Jim Short

Program Director, Leadership and Teaching to Advance Learning

Carnegie Corporation of New York

Lillian Lowery

Vice President, PreK-12 Policy, Research, and Practice

Ed Trust

Expanding Awareness

Advancing Equity and Excellence through Professional Learning Tied to Curriculum Implementation

Thursday

Help educators strengthen their capacity to reach all students by building strong connections between standards-based professional learning and high-quality curriculum materials.

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This was a perfect example of adult education in action! Everything was perfect!

— Brad Dale-Adult Education Instructor

Friday-Saturday Sessions

Focusing on What Matters

High Quality Instructional Materials and Aligned Professional Development (K-8 ELA focus)

Friday-Saturday

Participants will engage in deep learning of the ELA instructional shifts and CCSS, understanding what makes for high-quality curriculum materials, why EdReports privileges what we do, and how choosing well-aligned materials is a first step toward closing the achievement gap.

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Jody Bintz

Associate Director for Strategic Partnerships & Professional Learning

BSCS Science Learning

Making Science a Core Subject

Building Capacity to Implement the NGSS

Friday-Saturday

Come learn to use Five Tools and Processes for Translating the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) into Instruction and Classroom Assessment (Five Tools). This suite of tools and processes for professional learning is designed to support leaders as they work with teachers and others as they plan units of instruction and assessments in light of the NGSS.

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Ensuring Equitable Mathematics Instruction

Understanding the Standards and Shifts in Secondary Mathematics

Friday-Saturday

Understanding the mathematical standards and shifts increases the purposefulness of equitable mathematics instruction. Explore the research and consider practical, day-to-day strategies that can improve instructional practice and leadership in your school.

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I have strategies and supports to more effectively lead the change that is happening in my state and my region. I feel prepared to tackle complex issues with facilitation more effectively.

— Norma Gerrell, Learning Forward, TN Affiliate

Sunday Session

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Tracy Crow

Director of Communications

Learning Forward

John Eyolfson

District Science Coordinator

Cherry Creek Schools

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Kellie Randall

Instructional Facilitator

Cherry Creek School District, Cherry Creek, Colorado

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Tanya Batzel

Instructional Facilitator

Cherry Creek School District, Cherry Creek, Colorado

Pulling it Together:

Team Learning Cycles and High-Quality Instructional Materials Strengthen Learning

Sunday

The learning team cycle is designed to focus attention on curriculum and instructional materials and assessments that develop content expertise and support teachers in reaching all students.

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This was a perfect example of adult education in action! Everything was perfect!

— Brad Dale-Adult Education Instructor