Education Leader Network Professional Development eBulletin
October 3rd, 2012
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In This Issue
Quick Guide to the Common Core
Informal Classroom Observations On-The-Go
School Leadership
A Little Humor Goes a Long Way...
Engage Your Students Through Digital Media

The Differentiated Classroom:
Responding to the Needs of All Learners

Four Part Online Webinar Series with Carol Ann Tomlinson
Curriculum, assessment and instruction create a system of interdependent parts.  Bring the standards and curriculum to life by using differentiated instruction to reach all students.  Noted author and educator Carol Ann Tomlinson will provide an introduction to differentiated instruction and how it connects to the Common Core State Standards.

PLC Academy:
like no other professional learning program in the nation
We are looking for schools and/or school districts interested in participating in the 21st Century - Professional Learning Communities Academy 2012-13.

Instructional Leader on the Go...

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

Quick Guide to the Common Core: Key Expectations Explained

This insightful article from EdWeek will explain how the Common Core will change the way teachers teach and students learn


Click here to read the full article!  

Informal Classroom
Observations On-The-Go:

Feedback, Discussion, and Reflection
By Sally J. Zepeda

Sally Zepeda shares eleven more field-tested, informal classroom observation tools designed specifically for school personnel working with teachers to assist them in developing their instructional strategies.

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School Leadership Outside the Classroom Affects Learning in the Classroom

This article out of the University of Minnesota describes how strong school leadership can close the achievement gap for all students.

A Little Humor Goes a Long Way...

Cat in the Classroom

Extend STEM Learning Past 4:00
A How-To for Your After School Program

October 11th at 12:00pm EST

On October 11th at 10 AM MST PCS Edventures will offer a Science, Technology,
Engineering, and Math (STEM) Webinar For your After School Program. These days, there just isn't enough time during the school day to teach your students the skills they need to be competitive.After school programs are becoming a vital addition to a student's education. PCS wants to help you integrate STEM inyour after school programs. Kellie Dean, Director of ProfessionalDevelopment, will interact with the participants as she explains the importance of STEAM while offering suggestions on how to infuse it into the current curriculum. Shewill explore activities that engage the students and promote the skills they need to besuccessful in the workforce. She will also answer educators questions often connectedwith STEM education. Join us and let PCS show you some cool ways to teach STEMthat will impact your after school students for the rest of their lives. Dean will demonstrate the importance of keeping your students engaged long after schools out. Your Students will not only learn, they will have fun!

Click here to register for this free webinar!