California Webinar Series EducatorsWebinarsProfessional WebinarsCalifornia Webinar Series Register Now Steve Leinwand Tilling the Soil for the Common Core State Standards: 10 Essential Mindsets Thursday, April 30, 2015 Duration: 60 Minutes With the game-changing nature of the Common Core State Standards, leadership from all of us is a nonnegotiable element to shepherd and support their implementation. This session will answer the questions, "How should we be positioning ourselves?" and "What must we be doing?" so that we do not squander this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Past Webinars Watch Webinar Robert Kaplinsky Implementing Real World Problem-Based Lessons Thursday, February 26, 2015 Duration: 60 Minutes When our students are trying to find answers to problems they care about, they become far more motivated to learn. We will explore several such problems with a focus on classroom implementation and links to the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice. Watch Webinar Tim Kanold Sustaining Change: Turning the CCSS-M Vision into Action! Thursday, February 19, 2015 Duration: 60 Minutes In this inspirational webinar Dr. Kanold will describe three areas of formative assessment work that will focus your time, energy and effort for mathematics program improvement and sustained student success. Dr. Kanold will address the use of meaningful formative feedback as part of classroom instruction, research-affirmed homework practices for all students K–12, the creation of high quality Chapter or Unit assessments and the formative use of those assessments by students and teachers at the end of the unit. Practical and hope-filled, come be part of this pursuit toward greatness in mathematics! Watch Webinar Bill McBride Engaging the Disengaged in Common Core Strategies Thursday, January 15, 2015 Duration: 60 Minutes Today's students see more and more of a disconnect between school environments and their technological world. Recent research clearly identifies six environmental stimuli that get the brain's attention—stimuli that are inherent in most pieces of technology. Yet teachers rarely employ these elements in their teaching to increase student engagement. This highly interactive workshop will model a number of Common Core brain-based literacy strategies that utilize all six stimuli and consequently get students involved in learning. Watch Webinar Karen Fuson Supporting the CCSS Operations and Algebraic Thinking Learning Path Thursday, January 8, 2015 Duration: 60 Minutes The OA CCSS specify a learning progression of situational problem types. Students are to model, solve, and explain word problem situations using concrete models or drawings and equations. This progression will be explained, and a set of coherent research-based visual models that show the different problem situations and the varying unknowns will be discussed. The more difficult algebraic problem subtypes will be focused on in-depth including examples of student work. Watch Webinar Juli Dixon Mathematical Practices in Action Thursday, November 6, 2014 Duration: 60 Minutes Participants explore videos of students engaged in the Standards for Mathematical Practice in Grades K–12 classrooms. Dr. Juli Dixon unpacks the videos while engaging participants in a rich discussion of strategies to support implementation of the practices as well as to support these sorts of conversations with collaborative teams. Watch Webinar Reading Redefined Erik Palmer Thursday, October 30, 2014 Duration: 60 Minutes Today, reading is much more than making sense of ink on paper. As students read enhanced texts and read online, they discover that reading involves embedded video, images, audio, and hyperlinks. To comprehend what they “read,” students need to be media literate, understanding the language of sound and image, they need to be Internet literate, understanding how to evaluate websites and the information contained on their pages, and they need to be digital-text literate, understanding how to stay focused in spite of distractions online. This webinar explains the skills needed by today’s readers and suggests ways to teach those skills. Watch Webinar Implementing the Common Core: Your Leadership Matters! Matt Larson Thursday, October 16, 2014 Duration: 60 Minutes Adoption of new content standards may improve overall student achievement, but is unlikely to reduce learning differentials. In order for implementation of the CCSSM to raise the achievement of all students and simultaneously make an appreciable difference in closing learning differentials, implementation efforts surrounding the CCSSM must address five fundamental shifts: Instruction, Curriculum, Assessment, Intervention, and Professional Development. Only if all five shifts are addressed is the CCSSM likely to remain a significant force in mathematics education into the foreseeable future and positively impact the learning of all students. Watch Webinar Learning Words Deeply: Vocabulary Development and Foundational Skills in the California Common Core Dr. Shane Templeton Thursday, September 25, 2014 Duration: 60 Minutes In the context of Common Core expectations, we will explore how to develop vocabulary while building foundational skills that provide access to texts and to close reading: 1) Vocabulary “fast mapping” instruction that develops a familiarity with many words; 2) “Deep” instruction that targets robust instruction of important concepts; and 3) “Generative” instruction that teaches the process of how meaningful word parts combine—including Greek and Latin roots—so that students generalize this understanding as the analysis and acquisition of new vocabulary in reading and learning, within all subject matters. Watch Webinar Common Core, Common Sense Carol Jago Thursday, September 4, 2014 Duration: 60 Minutes The Common Core Standards make clear where students are going. They describe what today’s children need to know and be able to do in order to thrive. By focusing on results—the destination—rather than the how—the means of transportation—the Common Core allows for a variety of teaching methods and many different classroom approaches. The challenge for teachers is to ensure that the daily journey toward this destination is a rich learning experience for all students. In her presentation, Carol Jago will explain how making the shift to closer reading and more focused writing entails a deep understanding of how students learn how to learn.