Virtual School Meanderings

October 6, 2016

Teacher Effectiveness | Native American Students | Literacy

No K-12 distance, online or blended learning items in this newsletter, but some good research-based resources all the same…

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R&D Alert Online

TEACHERS & LEADERSUsing Teacher Effectiveness Data in Meaningful Ways

Schools and districts can use teacher performance data to support and improve their teacher workforces. Find out more in this new R&D Alert Online article.

Improving the Academic Achievement of Native American Students

SCHOOLS, DISTRICTS, & STATE EDUCATION SYSTEMSImproving the Academic Achievement of Native American Students: New Resource

Discover best practices — and supporting research — designed to close the achievement gap between Native American students and their grade-level peers. Download your copy of this annotated bibliography.

English Learners’ Academic Progress and Reclassification Guidance

ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERSEnglish Learners’ Academic Progress and Reclassification Guidance: New Resources

Examine the academic progress of English language learners in Arizona, Nevada, and Utah, and get guidance on key policy and technical issues defining this population of students.

Download these two new resources:

Online Professional Learning Opportunities

LITERACYOnline Professional Learning Opportunities

Register for upcoming literacy webinars focused on Universal Design for Learning and performance assessments.

Leading for Literacy

LITERACYLeading for Literacy — A Reading Apprenticeship Approach: New Resource

This companion to the best-selling Reading for Understandingshows educators how to implement the research-based Reading Apprenticeship framework for improving student reading across secondary schools and colleges.

Visit the Leading for Literacy: A Reading Apprenticeship Approach resource page to learn more and pre-order your copy.

Improving the Capacity of All Young Children to Develop and Learn

EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT & LEARNINGImproving the Capacity of All Young Children to Develop and Learn

WestEd works to improve the capacity of all young children to develop and learn, and addresses needs from early childhood mental health and social/emotional development to training for child care professionals.

Visit our Early Childhood Development & Learning page to learn about WestEd services, research, and resources.

Building a Positive School Climate for All

HEALTH, SAFETY, & WELL-BEINGBuilding a Positive School Climate for All: Register for California Event

This free one-day event will address issues of school climate and equity, and offer opportunities to learn promising implementation practices from experts and colleagues.Register today for the Northern California (Sacramento,October 13, 2016) or Southern California (Ontario, October 18, 2016) event.

WestEd Celebrates 50 Years

WestEd Celebrating 50 Years

In the 1980s, WestEd’s Curriculum Alignment Program began in two schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District and proved so effective the program was expanded to all of the district’s elementary schools.

Learn more WestEd historical milestones and view our WestEd at 50 video.

Product Spotlight

Product Spotlight

Teacher Learning in the Digital Age — Online Professional Development in STEM Education: 30% Discount

What are efficient and effective ways to leverage technology to support teacher learning in STEM education? Find out in this timely volume that examines exemplary models of online and blended teacher professional learning. Order your copy today.

Featured Initiative

Mid-Atlantic Comprehensive Center

Mid-Atlantic Comprehensive Center:
Helping State Leaders Support, Scale Up, and Refine Key Education Reforms

With a focus on school reform, the Mid-Atlantic Comprehensive Center offers Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania:

  • Strategic planning assistance
  • Research-based information
  • Organizational and resource analysis
  • Connections to reform leaders in other states
  • Other school reform resources

Visit the Mid-Atlantic Comprehensive Center website for more information about this federally funded initiative.

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