Monday, June 18, 2012

The Third Webinar in the Reducing Achievement Gaps by 4th Grade: The PreK-3rd Approach to Action is take place on Wednesday, June 20th

Okay, the third webinar in the series is Not So Simple:  Standards and Their Implementation to be viewed on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 3 pm to 4:30 pm. Too often, standards are seen as simple answers to complex question surrounding achievement gaps.  Early learning standards and the Common Core State Standards can be launching points for the implementation of high quality curricula, prekindergarten through third grade.  Rather than prescribed outlines of what, when, and how to teach, standards are best viewed as tools from constructing high quality teaching and learning experiences that address the needs of all students, especially those at risk for poor school outcomes.  Effective standards promote balanced teaching for learning across content and developmental domains, and contribute to enduring academic, intellectual, and social-emotional outcomes.  Engaging educators and families in understanding, aligning, and implementing standards supports professional learning, school quality, and school-family partnerships.  Educational leaders and teachers must have the knowledge, skills and support to use these tools in intentional ways to plan and implement instruction that is content-rich, informed by developmental science, and responsive to the young children they serve.

The webinar is co-hosted by PreK-3rd Grade National Work Group, the Chief State School Officers Implementing the Common Core System (ICCS) project, and the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices.

Please RSVP by email to Cathy Wagner at  Space is limited.  If you wish to participate independently register at

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