Thursday, March 5, 2015

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Family Saturdays! - Having a blast with math - Grades 3-5

For program questions, please contact Barbara Slone, Consultant, at
(860) 632-1485, ext. 340 or slone@ctserc.org

To register and for registration questions, please contact Lauren D. Johns,
Education Services Specialist, at (860) 632-1485, ext. 256 or johns@ctserc.org

Para registrarse en espaƱol, por llame a Leticia Garcia Guerra, al
(860) 632-1485, ext. 233 or guerra@ctserc.org












Monday, February 9, 2015

Black History Month Resources

Check out these sites for resources for Black History Month: 


Black History Month top picks at your fingertips, by Lindsey Petlak, scholastic.com

NEA - Black History Month lessons & resources, by Phil Nast

Smithsonian Education - Black History teaching resources

Site hosted by The Library of Congress - African American History Month

6 teaching tools for Black History Month, by Matt Davis, edutopia blog - six great links to sites with additional lesson plans and resources

History.com - Black History Month

MiddleWeb - Black history past & present, by Susan Curtis

Monday, February 2, 2015

A few webinars -----

Michael Horn on Using Blended Learning to Improve Schools
This event takes place on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, 2 to 3 p.m. ET.
Content provided by:
Michael Horn will highlight his new book's findings on blended learning and disruptive innovation. He will discuss how school leaders and teachers can design learning environments to harness innovation toward personalization, access and equity at scale to unleash student engagement and dramatically improve student achievement.

Guest:
Michael Horn, executive director, education, Clayton Christensen Institute
Moderator:
Cheryl Vedoe, chief executive officer, Apex Learning

Education Week is serving only as the host for this presentation. The content was created by the sponsor. The opinions expressed in this webinar are those of the sponsor and do not reflect the opinion of or constitute an endorsement by Editorial Projects in Education or any of its publications.
Closed-captioning is available for this event. On the date of the event, you can log in as early as 15 minutes before the start of the webinar. Open the “Closed-Captioning” link from the “handouts folder” (located at the bottom of the console) to access Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART). A transcript will also be available for download from the handouts folder within three business days after the event.
Registration is required to attend this event. Please register now.  
Deepening and Widening the Way We Teach Writing in K–5
This event takes place on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, 2 to 3 p.m. ET.
Content provided by:
The Common Core State Standards have led elementary schools to increase the amount of writing students do and provide them with instruction in planning, revising, and editing. This commendable effort, however, is really only a good start. To write well, students must have prior knowledge relevant to what they are writing. The new writing standards have been constructed to increase the mutual benefits of writing and knowledge.

This webinar will focus on deepening how we teach writing to help students overcome the prior-knowledge problem and widening how we teach writing to increase student content knowledge.

In this webinar, our guests will:

• Show how the writing standards are based on research about the relationship between knowledge and writing,
• Present practical lesson frameworks that help students overcome a lack of prior knowledge, and
• Show how to use topical writing and writing across the curriculum to build content knowledge and teach how to write better.
Guest:
James W. (Jim) Cunningham, Ph.D., professor emeritus of literacy studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, N.C.
Moderator:
Adam Berkin, vice president, product development, Curriculum Associates
Education Week is serving only as the host for this presentation. The content was created by the sponsor. The opinions expressed in this webinar are those of the sponsor and do not reflect the opinion of or constitute an endorsement by Editorial Projects in Education or any of its publications.
Closed-captioning is available for this event. On the date of the event, you can log in as early as 15 minutes before the start of the webinar. Open the “Closed-Captioning” link from the “handouts folder” (located at the bottom of the console) to access Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART). A transcript will also be available for download from the handouts folder within three business days after the event.

Registration is required to attend this event. Please register now.
Parent Empowerment Through Local School Councils
This event takes place on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, 2 to 3 p.m. ET.
In Chicago and Kentucky, local school councils were created to improve educational outcomes for students in their respective jurisdictions. Chicago's model—still unique in the country 25 years later—sought to harness the power of parents and the community to drive school improvement. Kentucky, whose education law was deemed unconstitutional at the time that Chicago was embarking on its unique parent- and community-powered reform, chose to include parents on the local councils, but left educators in the driver's seat. In this webinar, you will hear how the two different models of local school councils emerged and how their approaches to involving parents in school reform differ.
Guests:
Julie Woestehoff, interim executive director, Parents Across America
Deneen Zimmerman, education leader, Kentucky Association of Local School Councils
Moderator:
Denisa Superville, staff writer, Education Week

Underwriting for the content for this webinar is provided by the Walton Family Foundation
References to products or services in the course of this webinar do not constitute endorsements by Education Week or Editorial Projects in Education.
Closed-captioning is available for this event. On the date of the event, you can log in as early as 15 minutes before the start of the webinar. Open the “Closed-Captioning” link from the “handouts folder” (located at the bottom of the console) to access Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART). A transcript will also be available for download from the handouts folder within three business days after the event.
Registration is required to attend this event. Please register now.

A Successful 1:1 Initiative on a Budget
This event takes place on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, 2 to 3 p.m. ET.
Content provided by:
J. Sterling Morton High School District 201, located just outside of Chicago in Cicero, Illinois, has one of the highest free and reduced lunch rates in the state and yet they have successfully rolled out a 1:1 initiative starting this school year. Through the support of the school board president and other administrators, the district is seeing a significant improvement in student and faculty engagement since this initiative began. In this webinar, district leaders will share how they leveraged federal funding for this project, how they decided on a device, how they organized and managed professional development, and how they managed the logistics to allow this challenged district to take a significant step forward in preparing their students for college and career.
Guests:
Jeffry Pesek, president, board of education, J. Sterling High School District 201, Cicero, Ill.
Michael Kuzniewski, superintendent, J. Sterling High School District 201, Cicero, Ill.
Timothy Truesdale, assistant superintendent, J. Sterling High School District 201, Cicero, Ill.
Keith Beisman, director of instructional technology, J. Sterling High School District 201, Cicero, Ill.
Bob Niedermeyer, director of technology, J. Sterling High School District 201, Cicero, Ill.
Moderator:
Kelly Sundberg, academic account executive, Microsoft

Education Week is serving only as the host for this presentation. The content was created by the sponsor. The opinions expressed in this webinar are those of the sponsor and do not reflect the opinion of or constitute an endorsement by Editorial Projects in Education or any of its publications.
Closed-captioning is available for this event. On the date of the event, you can log in as early as 15 minutes before the start of the webinar. Open the “Closed-Captioning” link from the “handouts folder” (located at the bottom of the console) to access Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART). A transcript will also be available for download from the handouts folder within three business days after the event.
Registration is required to attend this event. Please register now.