Integrating Stretch Texts- Planning Resources and Lessons

Presenter: Kevin Baird

Duration: 58 minutes

You don’t have to do it on your own! This session provides educators with specific strategies to engage students in selecting their own stretch texts from electronic titles, as well as pragmatic tools and priority steps to evaluating your own resources and lessons.

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Exploring Depth of Knowledge Three- The ‘Sweet Spot’ for Common Core and Next Generation English Language Arts

Presenter: Kevin Baird

Duration: 57 minutes

Participants will engage in deeper understanding of what “Depth of Knowledge” means and looks like, as well as specific strategies to meet the level of cognitive demand required by next generation and Common Core learning Standards. Pragmatic, real-world, achievable strategies are presented, for immediate use by educators.

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Forget the Standards-It's all about the Indicators of Rigor!

Presenter: Kevin Baird

Duration: 56 minutes

College & Career Readiness in a global economy has led to a new definition of what students need to know and be able to do. Those “College & Career Readiness Standards” – whether Common Core or TEKS – have key indicators of Rigor. This session provides educators with essential, immediately usable strategies to make sense of and master College & Career Readiness Standards.

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Introduction to Grant Writing

Presenter: Kevin Callahan

Duration: 40 Minutes

The second webinar in our series on Grants and Funding focuses on the details of writing your grant proposal. We will walk through an actual grant application and discuss responding to each section or requirement covering basic "do's" and "don'ts" while providing a framework for you to employ in your grant writing.

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Evidence of Learning Synthesis – How do we know that students really “mastered” the concept?

Presenter: Kevin Baird

Duration: 1 hour 7 minutes

College & Career Readiness is defined at a new level — student performance at a level of synthesis and extended thinking. In this session, we look at concrete examples of student work and grading rubrics to support educators in evaluating learning synthesis.

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Grants and Funding 101

Presenter: Kevin Callahan

Duration: 36 minutes

Have you ever thought about applying for competitive federal and/or state grants to fund a project or initiative but had no idea about how to do it or where to begin?

If so, please join Achieve3000 as we walk through the basics in Grants and Funding 101 by providing an overview of federal and state funding sources as well as the basics of the process and insights into how to put together a successful grant proposal or application.

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Closing the Achievement Gap for English Language Learners with Achieve3000

Presenter: Barbara Quincer Coulter

Duration: 1 hour 19 minutes

By the end of this webinar, participants will know how to:

  • Integrate scaffolds from Achieve3000 lessons to differentiate literacy instruction for English language learners
  • Develop academic vocabulary while building literacy in the content areas
  • Accelerate students’ ability to actively participate in collaborative discussions with complex text

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Exploring Depth of Knowledge Two – The “Sweet Spot” for Common Core and Next Generation Mathematics

Presenter: Kevin Baird

Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes

Participants will engage in deeper understanding of what “Depth of Knowledge” means and looks like, as well as specific strategies to meet the level of cognitive demand required by next generation and Common Core learning Standards. Pragmatic, real-world, achievable strategies are presented, for immediate use by educators.

Join us to dive deeper into thinking and cognitive demand, and identify resources to put your students – and teachers – on a pathway for success.

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Teachers-Balancing Test Prep in an Instructional Framework Using Achieve3000

Duration: 1 hour 11 minutes

Join us to discuss preparing for your State Assessments with Achieve3000.

  • Expose students to grade-appropriate text in Achieve3000 lessons to prepare them for success on high-stakes tests
  • Target Achieve3000 lessons to give students practice with various question types and strategies, including text-dependent questions
  • Utilize timed writing tasks within Achieve3000’s Writing Center to prepare students for a testing environment

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Administrators-Balancing Test Prep in an Instructional Framework Using Achieve3000

Duration: 50 minutes

Join us to discuss preparing for your State Assessments with Achieve3000.

  • Expose students to grade-appropriate text in Achieve3000 lessons to prepare them for success on high-stakes tests
  • Target Achieve3000 lessons to give students practice with various question types and strategies, including text-dependent questions
  • Utilize timed writing tasks within Achieve3000’s Writing Center to prepare students for a testing environment

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Implementation Models & Results

Presenter: Dr. Doug Fisher

Duration: 1 hour 19 minutes

Achieve3000 invites you to join Dr. Douglas Fisher in a facilitated panel discussion with district leadership teams from Chicago, Los Angeles, and the east coast. The panel will present:

  • Common Core implementation models
  • Data results, including student gains on high school exit exams
  • Instructional best practices for English language learners
  • Shared literacy responsibility across content areas
  • Online tools to help prepare students for college and careers.

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Common Core and Text Types - What Should Students Be Reading ?

Presenter: Kevin Baird

Duration: 55 minutes

In this example-packed webinar, Kevin Baird takes his audience on a tour of texts suggested by the Common Core State Standards – several of which may surprise you!

Text Types must go beyond the “Shifts” which suggest more non-fiction, and instead embrace the actual standards which direct student activity within the text.

While our “first steps” at increasing a balance of literary and informational text may seem satisfactory, we need to understand the range of text types and how they align within the standards themselves.

Access to a variety of texts is a key barrier for many schools and classrooms. Mr. Baird explores how Achieve3000 can be a critical tool in providing a variety of text types for Common Core implementation.

Participants will KNOW the types of texts required, be able to THINK about application of the text types to a variety for classroom situations, and be able to DO specific alignments using a variety of tools and resources including Achieve3000.

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Adaptive Learning: Transforming Classroom Education to Student-Centric Learning

Presenter: Kathy Krupa

Duration: 22 minutes

The modern classroom requires a new approach to meet the demands of today's rigorous state and Common Core standards, Smarter Balance Assessments, and College and Career Readiness goals. This presentation will explore how digital technology can differentiate instruction for students at all levels – from struggling readers to advanced learners – and accelerate reading gains and performance on high-stakes tests.

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Text Types: The Lesson on Difficulty

Presenter: Kevin Baird

Duration: 46 minutes

Participants will KNOW the new research findings and the difference between Difficulty and Complexity Indicators. Participants will THINK about applying these understandings in their district using existing resources, and how to evaluate lesson plans and strategies. Participants will learn how to DO specific alignments using Achieve3000 tools.

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Successful Implementation Models & Data Results

Presenter: Dr. Douglas Fisher with Heather Anderson

Duration: 54 minutes

Dr. Douglas Fisher and colleague Heather Anderson discuss the challenges posed by the Common Core State Standards and share insights into how their students have experienced remarkable success using Achieve3000’s solutions. Their application of the Gradual Release of Responsibility Teaching Model, combined with a creative use of available hardware (including students’ own smart phones), has yielded tremendous benefits to all their learners—from struggling readers and English language learners to advanced students—resulting in a significant increase in their school’s Academic Performance Index.

Students using Achieve3000’s solutions achieved a 97% pass rate on the California state high school exit exam and increased their Lexile reading scores by 15%.

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Common Core Implementation Model & CST Data Study

Presenter: Dr. John Nelson, Chula Vista Elementary District

Duration: 56 minutes

Dr. John Nelson discusses strategies to enable educators to balance literacy instruction with the complex text requirements mandated by the new state and Common Core standards. He examines how learners at all levels – from struggling readers to gifted and talented students – can improve reading comprehension and fluency by engaging with nonfiction text at their “just right” reading level.

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Differentiating Instruction for the Common Core: Online Literacy Tools, Core Instruction & Intervention

Presenter: Sarah Breed, Lydia Moore and Rachelle Sallee, Oakland Unified School District

Duration: 1 hour

Dr. Sarah Breed, Lydia Moore, and Rachelle Sallee provide insight into their community school model and how they are preparing administrators and students for the demands of the Common Core Standards. Participants will learn about Oakland Unified School District’s vision to build a high-quality instructional core and create equitable learning opportunities for all student populations. 

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Advancing Literacy Skills for At-Risk Students

Presenter: David Weiss, Los Angeles County Office of Education

David Weiss shares how LACOE students are meeting the increased rigor of the Common Core Standards through an innovative online literacy program. He reports on student engagement, project management, professional development, and successful implementation. He also reviews trends associated with at-risk student populations and the drop-out rate for first-year college students.

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2013 Back to School Preview

Presenter: Susan Gertler

Duration: 55 minutes

For more than 13 years Achieve3000, the leader in differentiated instruction, has been helping students achieve college and career readiness, dramatically accelerating reading gains and meeting the key requirements of Common Core—even before the standards were drafted. This year, Achieve3000 has created an even more powerful formula for college and career readiness. This webinar will provide a preview of several new program enhancements, from differentiated social studies and science offerings to our new Leadership Edition that provides school leadership with continuous real-time data on student performance.

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Achieve3000: The Perfect Fit for Your RtII Needs

Presenter: Christine Fiorini

Duration: 55 minutes

Achieve3000 is the only RtII solution that tailors the same content to each student’s Lexile level while infusing instructional rigor to ensure rapid progress for every struggling reader. Please join us to learn about:

• Universal screening using Achieve3000 LevelSet

• On-going progress monitoring and reporting

• High-quality and high-interest assignments tailored to benefit all students

• Evidence-based, direct instruction resources addressing holes in student learning

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Text Complexity, the Common Core, and the Lexile Framework for Reading

Presenter: Jason Turner

Duration: 45 minutes

Learn the importance of a vertical scale in measuring reading growth toward college and career readiness, specifically the Lexile Framework for Reading as a way to track growth and differentiate reading instruction.

Given the demands of the Common Core, we will also discuss how to improve student reading levels through the increased use of information texts, increased levels of text complexity and more time spent reading targeted text.

We will also look at how Achieve3000, in a longtime partnership with MetaMetrics, developed products that use these important metrics and align with the Common Core.

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The Common Core: From Standards to Practice

Presenter: Carol Jago

Duration: 40 minutes

Focusing on key instructional shifts, Carol Jago will offer insight into the Common Core State Standards and assistance with aligning instruction to standards. Carol Jago has taught English in middle and high school for 32 years and directs the California Reading and Literature Project at UCLA. She is a past president of the National Council of Teachers of English. Carol served as AP Literature content advisor for the College Board and now serves as chair of the English Academic Advisory committee. She has published six books with Heinemann including With Rigor for All and Papers, Papers, Papers. She has also published four books on contemporary multicultural authors for NCTE's High School Literature series. Carol was an education columnist for the Los Angeles Times, and her essays have appeared in English Journal, Language Arts, NEA Today, as well as in other newspapers across the United States. She edits the journal of the California Association of Teachers of English, California English, and served on the planning committee for the 2009 NAEP Reading Framework and the 2011 NAEP Writing Framework. For more information visit www.caroljago.com.

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