Education Leader Network Professional Development eBulletin
May 1st, 2013
for Leaders in Education 

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In This Issue
Eric Jensen: 10 Powerful Steps for Improved Learning
Common Core for ELLs
A Little Humor Goes a Long Way...
Collaboration is the key ingredient for the Common Core

Professional Learning Academy 2013

The Professional Learning Academy is a suite of programs district leaders can utilize to design professional learning in their districts  to meet their own needs, culture and budget.

A variety of delivery models are available, each with their own benefits and advantages. Look through our menu of programs and decide what best suits you.


Infuse Your Summer with STEM

Check out our exciting lineup of summer camps with subjects including physics, engineering, architecture, money management, and more! All of our summer camps include an instructor's guide, activities, supplies, and step-by-step instructions to enrich your learning environment. Some of our favorite titles include:
  • Physics of the Ninja 
  • BrickLab Architecture 
  • Extreme Machines 
  • Billionaire 
  • And More! 

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.


Eric Jensen: 10 Powerful Steps
for Improved Learning

How to Make Your Job Easier and Give Students an Amazing Gift
for a Lifetime

What do STUDENTS NEED to be doing to become far more effective learners? Some of the research tells us things we already knew...

Click here to read more!  


Common Core for ELLs

This free PDF includes a collection of articles with insights on:
  • Making literacy standards accessible to English-language learners
  • Developing uniform definitions that may help to decide who receives ELL services
  • Piloting lessons to show what common-core instruction might look like for ELLs
  • Working to meet increased academic demands for ELLs in states with common-core standards
  • Translating the English/language arts standards into Spanish
  • Creating fair and accurate assessments for ELLs

Click here to read more!  


A Little Humor Goes a Long Way...


Kids React to Jimmy Fallon and Jay Leno




Collaboration is the key ingredient for the Common Core

These days, educators need to collaborate incredibly well - like a jazz musicians.

So prepare for the Common Core and make learning to collaborate powerful, fun, and engaging - with a real jazz ensemble!

Introducing a unique professional development experience, with live musicians, that will inspire teachers, prepare them to collaborate, and maybe even dance about it!  Learn more...

Click here to learn more!