New York, NY, February 22, 2012 — Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, announced today a series of webinars designed to help educators prepare for the implementation of the Common Core Standards, to be held every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:00 to 6:00 pm ET from now through May 10, 2012. This “Get Ready To Go!” series will provide an understanding of the goals of the Standards, why they are important, and their implications for continued student success.
To register, visit http://commoncore.pearsoned.com/index.cfm?locator=PS11Tb.
Specific areas of focus include: What types of professional development will be necessary for changes in English Language Arts and Math; how the Standards will affect the transition to online assessments; a close look at the goals, timelines, and sample test questions of the SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium and the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers; connecting the Standards to improved teacher effectiveness and learning; and developing academic language and content knowledge for English Language Learners.
Featured Speakers And Topics Include:
10 Important Things We All Need to Know about the Common Core
The 7 Steps Toward 21st Century Schools and Districts
Developing Academic Language and Content Knowledge in English Learners
Common Core Standards and ELLS
What Type of PD Will Be Necessary for Changes in Instruction in ELA?
What Type of PD Will be Necessary for Changes in Instruction in Mathematics?
The Implementation Challenge: Connecting CCSS to Improved Teaching and Learning
Productive and Thoughtful – Creating a Vision for Common Core Standards Implementation
Transition to Online Assessments as Part of Common Core
The ABCs of Assessments – PARCC
The ABCs of Assessments – SBAC
Academic Transitioning into CCSS – Increasing Expectations and Support
Contact: Kate Miller, kate.miller(at)pearson(dot)com; 800-745-8489
Pearson, http://www.pearsoned.com, has as its mission to work side-by-side with states, districts, teachers, students, and parents to ensure that every child is prepared for college and career (NYSE: PSO).