Education Leader Network Professional Development eBulletin
May 25th, 2011
for District Leaders 

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In This Issue
Coaching Principals: Handling Parent Complaints in Public
21st Century Learning
Implications of Common Core Standards
Leading Professional Learning Communities
What STEM Looks Like in the Classroom

On Demand Webinar, available 24/7

Response to Instruction: Using Data to Make Decisions

To provide instruction that is targeted to students needs, teachers must be clear about thresholds of risk and benchmarks that indicate a further need for intervention. This data analysis webinar will focus on the aspects of a comprehensive assessment system that includes screening, diagnosis, progress monitoring and program assessments.

Does your staff have the training and support they need to teach English language learners?

With ESL PD Now, educators requiring training and support will finally have access to the fundamental knowledge and skills they must have to ensure that English language learners succeed in the classroom!


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Each PD eBulletin gives the busy district-level leader brief, practical, free, high quality learning opportunities in a variety of media formats.

Coaching Principals: Handling Parent Complaints in Public


One of the more frustrating and sometimes troublesome experiences for school administrators occurs when we are out in the community, engaged in personal activities, only to be approached by an upset parent. Principals are particularly susceptible to these situations since their work role is even closer to students and parents than our work is...


21st Century Learning 

7 Skills Students need for their  Future


Dr. Tony Wagner, co-director of Harvard's Change Leadership Group has identified what he calls a "global achievement gap," which is the leap between what even our best schools are teaching, and the must-have skills of the future.


Implications of Common Core Standards

Hope Foundation, Willard Daggett, Jim Warford

An insiteful and helpful paper - provided for the Hope Foundation by Willard Daggett & Jim Wardord of ICLE.  Summarizes critical issues and impact on classrooms.


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Leading Professional Learning Communities

Shirley M Hord & William A Sommers


"The most important volume available to help principals undertake the challenging yet exhilarating work of building true communities of professional learning."   -Joseph Murphy, Professor Vanderbilt University


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What STEM Looks Like
in the Classroom

June 1st and 9th at 12pm EST 


PCS Edventures, the national leader in STEM education programs and products, is offering a free online demonstration of what STEM education looks like in the classroom.


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