Education Leader Network Professional Development eBulletin
November 23rd, 2011
for District Leaders 

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In This Issue
The 5 Myths of Universal Screening for RTI
Ten Things that Matter from Assessment to Grading
A little humour goes a long way...
Leadership in Technology

Leading Quality Literacy Instruction

November 30, December 14, Janaury 11, Janaury 25, and February 7


The webinar series will provide support and assistance with increasing teachers' skill and effectiveness in delivering rigorous reading instruction.  


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Are you implementing a STEM program?
Network with STEM colleagues, attend Keynote sessions with top presenters in the nation, find out about providing low cost and effective professional development, learn about powerful STEM solutions to make your program run, and much more!


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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.

The 5 Myths of Universal Screening for RTI
with John McCook 


Are you uncertain about the practical matters of universal screening in your school or district? Are you unsure which students are at Tier 2 or Tier 3 RTI? If so, you're not alone. Even with guidelines and policies from your state policy makers and the DOE, universal screening is tough to do. In fact, research done at a leading university shows that essential practices are not in place in 80-95% of districts.  


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Ten Things that Matter from Assessment to Grading       


Join Tom Schimmer, author of Ten Things that Matter from Assessment to Grading, on Tuesday, November 29 at 1:45 PST for an in-depth look at how leaders can take the principles of sound assessment & grading practices to scale in their school or district.  This webinar will explore some big ideas of leadership that allow leaders to develop the mindset necessary to navigate a paradigm shift within their organization.  In addition, participants will become familiar with the important guidelines for any implementation plan as well as strategies that have proven to be successful.  The issues of inevitable roadblocks and challenges will also be addressed in order to best prepare leaders to create the conditions necessary for optimum success. 


A little humour goes a long way...


Girl on the Escalator   


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Leadership in Technology
by Stephanie D. Sandifer

Wikis for School Leaders Using Technology to Improve Communication & Collaboration

Maximize the effectiveness of your professional activities through the use of wikis, and raise student achievement in turn! With strategies from online educator and technology expert Stephanie Sandifer.  

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