Education Leader Network Professional Development eBulletin
August 17th, 2011
for District Leaders 

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Distributed Leadership: I Do, We Do, You Do
Common Core Standards
STEM 101 Live & Interactive Webinar

Collaborative Assessment of Student Work


There is considerable evidence that assessment, when practised effectively, can improve student learning (Black & Wiliam, 1998). One of the most powerful researchbased strategies for linking assessment to improved instructional practice is teacher moderation. This process involves educators in a collaborative discussion of student work based on predetermined assessment criteria.   


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Create a Common Foundation, a Common Vision, and Uncommon Results.


The Board provides continuous professional development to all members of your school board by teaching them the wide spectrum of needs, concerns, responsibilities, and commitments of their office.   


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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.

Distributed Leadership:  

I Do, We Do, You Do  


The term distributed leadership may be popular in schools, but that doesn't make its meaning any more definitive. With its roots in the field of social psychology, distributed leadership is likened by some to a "bossless" team. Others find it synonymous with individuals who 'co-perform' tasks with a boss. Neither definition is quite accurate.


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.


STEM 101 Live & Interactive Webinar

September 13, 12:00pm EST


On September 13th, PCS Edventures will offer  STEM(STEAM) 101 Webinar.  Kellie Dean, Director of Professional Development, will interact with the participants as she leads them through each letter of STEM (STEAM) offering suggestions on how to infuse it into the current curriculum, explore activities that will engage the students and promote the skills they need to  be successful in the workforce, and answer educators questions to elevate stress the may surround STEM (STEAM).   


Join us  and let  PCS show you some cool ways to teach STEM (STEAM) that will impact your students for the rest of their lives.


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