There are times when we all feel overwhelmed with different initiatives. This seems to be one of those times. We have CCSS, TPEP, curriculum adoptions and any number of new things happening in education. It’s times like these that we … Continue reading
WORD in partnership with local council, NSRC (North Sound Reading Council), Present “SPLASH” a professional day of learning about BEST PRACTICES with… Harvey “Smokey” Daniels Harvey “Smokey” Daniels serves as a guest teacher in schools around the country; in the past year he … Continue reading
Thank you to our conference participants. It was great to spend the day with 200 educators learning and collaborating about effective instructional strategies for all students…implementing the CCSS. The conference feedback always gives us ways to improve and ideas to … Continue reading
I can’t believe that in just over a week we will be sitting in Everett High School learning from Colleen Cruz. What an opportunity! Today I was learning with the NWESD 189 Literacy Leader Cadre and it occurred to me that many teachers are overwhelmed by so many changes. We are shifting to a new teacher principal evaluation system, adopting instructional frameworks, moving toward Common Core State Standards…and other initiatives throughout Washington. It also occurred to me that Saturday, October 20th will be a great way to identify areas where we are already aligned to the Common Core State Standards and where we may do some “revision” of our instruction. Nikki Elliott Schuman will also be at the conference to share how writing will be assessed with the new Smarter Balance Assessment! How fortunate we are to have amazing educators leading our learning. Hope you can join us!
Dawn Christiana, WORD President
Engaging Students with Highly Effective Instructional Strategies: Implementing the Common Core State Standards will be held in the Everett area on October 20, 2012. This day dedicated to learning will feature M. Colleen Cruz , Teacher’s College of Columbia author. Teacher’s College of Columbia professionals have spent years developing highly effective instructional approaches and aligning practices to the Common Core State Standards. She will bring her expertise and knowledge to Washington. Continue reading