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Using Bloomboard to Promote Professional Learning

I recently started making regular visits to the website https://next.bloomboard.com/. I like the site because professional experiences have been curated around content directly matched to the classroom. Topics include early literacy, writing, classroom management, planning, Shakespeare, blended learning, Project Based … Continue reading

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Presentation Materials for UNR’s EL 703

I was invited to review the instructional shifts with graduate students in the Educational Leadership program at the University of Nevada, Reno. You can review what was shared by clicking on the linked documents below. A part of the evening … Continue reading

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Three Must Watch Ed Videos

One of the biggest challenges being back in the classroom is not getting a full picture or the context for the instructional changes I am asked to make. Often, by the time the message has made it all the way … Continue reading

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The Best CCSS Resource You Might Not Be Using–The OUT

If you look through the data for this blog as well as my companion site, 63000resources.com, a not so surprising trend emerges. Overwhelmingly, classroom materials are the most downloaded and clicked on links when compared to professional development resources, presentation … Continue reading

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CTP shared with ToPPP

The Core Task Project was shared with educators working with the Teachers and Principals of Pupils Promise grant this week in Washington, D.C. The session focused on the instructional shifts and dispositions matched to the Common Core State Standards. Linked … Continue reading

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Presentation to Board of Trustees, August 12, 2014

I was asked to present to the Washoe County School Board of Trustees on the implementation of the Common Core State Standards. The time to speak was brief—10 minutes—and in that time I moved the trustees through the principles that … Continue reading

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CCSS through the Lens of Social Emotional Learning

In a brief presentation just posted on Youtube, Dr. Nancy Markowitz makes the case that absent attention to Social Emotional Learning (SEL), student will be unable to meet the academic expectations of the Common Core. Dr. Markowitz builds her case … Continue reading

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