Education Leader Network Professional Development eBulletin
August 3rd, 2011
for District Leaders 

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In This Issue
Taking the Mega View
Common Core Standards
A Little Humor Goes a Long Way...
Ten Things That Matter from Assessment to Grading
The importance of STEM careers and the future

Creating A
Digital-Rich Classroom

Sep 29, Oct 6, Nov 10,
Dec 1, Jan 12, Jan 19 and
Jan 26 with Meg Ormiston 

7 outstanding interactive and engaging professional learning opportunities that come to right to your school site.

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Instructional Leader on the Go...

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

Taking the Mega View 


Sometimes the closest we get to being creative is when we're trying NOT to leave our comfort zone. In fact, most people find change uncomfortable-for a couple of reasons. First, we worry that what we know or do may become irrelevant. Second, we're afraid that any "new work" will be subject to scrutiny or revision. However, when we stick with what's comfortable, the only thing we get better at is reaching outdated or wrong destinations more quickly.


Common Core Standards - Implications for Classroom Practice   

Live and Interactive Webinar

August 18th with Jim Warford 


Start this school year off with a powerful professional learning event with your entire faculty.  

The Common Core Standards present a dynamic leadership opportunity. These new standards will dramatically impact what is taught, how teachers teach, and how schools are organized.


A Little Humor Goes a Long Way...

A short video on how to tease your dog!





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Ten Things That Matter from Assessment to Grading

by Tom Schimmer


This book provides teachers and school administrators with a simple and accessible framework for getting started with assessment for learning. The book identifies ten educational priorities that provide clear links between assessment, instruction and sound grading while maintaining a focus on student engagement and motivation.


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The importance of STEM careers and the future.

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workers drive our nation's innovation and competitiveness by generating new ideas, new companies and new industries. However, U.S. businesses frequently voice concerns over the supply and availability of STEM workers.


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