Education Leader Network Professional Development eBulletin
September 25th, 2013
for Leaders in Education 

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In This Issue
Parsing Common Core: An Education Program Under Fire
Disrupting Education: Dustin Haisler at TEDxLivermore
Help YOUR Teachers Save Time and Implement Formative Assessment
The Leadership Challenge of a Lifetime

Implementing CHAMPS: A Proactive Approach to Classroom Management
with Randy Sprick
& Karl Schleich


Four-Part Online Webinar Series from the Alaska Staff Development Network

October 7, October 14, October 21, and October 28
4:45 - 6:45 pm PST
7:45 - 9:45 pm EST

Effective classroom-based behavior management is vital for academic achievement, high motivation, and instilling social-emotional health in students. CHAMPS is a framework for creating a continuous improvement cycle regarding your classroom climate and student behavior.


Ten Things that
Matter from
Assessment to Grading

by Tom Schimmer

Ten Things that Matter from Assessment to Grading outlines the big ideas of assessment so teachers can prioritize where to refine their practice. Structured in standalone, quick-read chapters, its flexible approach lets readers choose the material that matters most to them. Chapters tackle concepts such as descriptive feedback, differentiated instruction, student ownership and grading accuracy.

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.


Parsing Common Core:
An Education Program Under Fire

The state-led education standards program formed with the help of two associations is facing criticism and charges of government overreach into the schools. As a new school year gets underway, associations are working to calm fears.

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Disrupting Education:
Dustin Haisler at TEDxLivermore

Dustin Haisler shares his experience from the front edge, in an age of hyper-connectivity and rapid innovation, the pace of which is fundamentally shifting.


Help YOUR Teachers Save Time and Implement Formative Assessment

The Lightning Grader is a flexible assessment solution aimed at providing educators with insightful information about student learning.  By informing instruction, teachers are better able to focus on teaching the content that needs attention.

Click here to learn more!  


A Little Humor Goes a Long Way...


Kids React to Viral Videos:
Roman Atwood



The Leadership
Challenge of a Lifetime

BLEgroup Thought Leadership Network

By the Spring of 2015 school district leaders across the nation will need to have achieved the most significant shift in educational practice in our lifetimes.

EVERYTHING needs to be revised . . .
  • Learning Outcomes
  • Instructional Practice
  • Assessment
  • Technology - Curriculum Integration

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