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Core Task Implementation Project Session 1 Materials

The 2014-2015 Core Task implementation Project (CTiP) began today with a renewed focus on the Instructional Practice Guides and materials and professional learning matched to a highly core aligned classroom. This year participants will be working with the Speaking & … Continue reading

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Dr. Templeton Presents on Foundational Skills in the Context of the CCSS

Dr. Shane Templeton, a Foundation Professor Emeritus of Literacy Studies at UNR, worked with Washoe educators on the topic of “Foundational Skills in the Context of the Common Core State Standards.” The presentation drew specific attention to the following topics: … Continue reading

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UNR Students Explore the Instructional Shifts and IPGs

Students at the University of Nevada, Reno explored content, matched to the Common Core, in order to develop an understanding of the “role of the teacher in curriculum development and implementation.” Dr. Margaret Ferrara’s preservice teachers worked through David Coleman’s … Continue reading

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Social Emotional Learning

In a TEDx speech shared at the University of Nevada, Reno, Trish Shaffer describes the importance and value of Social Emotional Learning (SEL). Shaffer highlights studies that demonstrate the academic value of using SEL strategies in the classroom. Shaffer argues … Continue reading

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SEL and Common Core Instruction

At Sustaining Momentum, CASEL’s Cross-Districts Learning Event in Nashville, Tennessee, educational leaders learned how Washoe is integrating Social Emotional Learning with Common Core instruction. The following PowerPoint was shared as well as Washoe’s SEL Standards Matrix and the Instructional Practice … Continue reading

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Instructional Practice Guide & Accountable Talk Crosswalk

Bonnie Krupa, the Instructional Coach at Sparks Middle School, has created a crosswalk between the Core Actions within the Instructional Practice Guides (IPGs) and Accountable Talk Moves. The document assists in describing the explicit link between what the Common Core … Continue reading

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Design Principles of the Instructional Practice Guides

Katya Levitan-Reiner, Director of the Field Impact team at Student Achievement Partners, visited Washoe last week and presented on the Instructional Practice Guides (IPG) for educators in Reno. She outlined four key design principles including 1) The IPG’s are grounded … Continue reading

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