An exciting new series of webinars is now being offered thanks to the efforts of TextProject, a site developed by Dr. Elfrieda Hiebert, leading reading researcher and educator. Devoted to bringing beginning and struggling readers to high levels of literacy through a variety of strategies and tools, particularly the texts used for reading instruction, TextProject now makes available to all of us the insights of influential educational experts.
From the TextProject site: This series of webinars on the Common Core State Standards offers educators the chance to hear from, and talk with experts who served in advisory roles to the CCSS development team. In their webinars, experts will discuss the knowledge base of the original CCSS report, ancillary documents, reports of foundations and policy groups, current implemation projects, and newly published research. The webinars will give educators the opportunity to focus on the core goals of the CCSS and to chart a course that supports literacy levels needed for the 21st century.
The first webinar, Research and the Common Core: Can the Romance Survive? by award-winning researcher P. David Pearson took place on January 25. Both audio and presentation slides are available at the webinar site.
Make sure to schedule these upcoming web sessions to schedule on your calendar now:
February 27, 2013
CCSS and Education Policy
Dr. Timothy Shanahan, University of Illinois at Chicago
March 26, 2013
Quantitative Measurement of Text Complexity
Dr. Elfrieda H. Hiebert, TextProject, & University of California, Santa Cruz
April 24, 2013
Key Shifts in Assessment and Instruction Related to CCSS-ELA
Dr. Karen K. Wixon, University of Michigan
May 30, 2013
Informational Text and the CCSS: Pitfalls and Potential
Dr. Nell K. Duke, University of Michigan