Education Leader Network Professional Development eBulletin
October 9th, 2013
for Leaders in Education 

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In This Issue
Digital Leadership for Administrators
Barbara R. Blackburn: Instructional Rigor and the Common Core Standards
Schooling for Innovation
A Little Humor Goes a Long Way...
The Leadership Challenge of a Lifetime

RTI and the New Standards
with Mark Shinn

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

October 17, November 14,
December 5, and January 9
4:45 - 6:45 pm PST
7:45 - 9:45 pm EST

New standards have been adopted nationwide with the Common Core State Standards. What are the implications for assessment and intervention within a Multi-Tier System of Support/RTI system? Join nationally-recognized expert Dr. Mark Shinn to hear the latest information about aligning the new standards with evidence-based interventions. One webinar will be reserved as a problem-solving session for participants.

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.

Digital Leadership for Administrators

Year after year, hundreds of millions of dollars are funneled into technology initiatives and resources in school districts throughout the country. From hardware and software, to infrastructure and one-to-one devices, money is flowing into programs and tools for schools like never before, but are these technology devices and tools making a worthwhile impact considering the cost?

Click here to read the full article!  

Barbara R. Blackburn:
Instructional Rigor and the
Common Core Standards

Four-Part Online Webinar Series
from JK Thomas

Joined nationally renowned speaker and expert Barbara R. Blackburn as she takes us through Rigor and the Common Core, Assessment in a Rigorous Classroom, Support for At-Risk Students and Students with Special Needs, and much more!

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Schooling for Innovation

Is there a recipe for innovation? Harvard University's Tony Wagner thinks so. The education expert tracks conditions which produce the best innovators. Why? Our societies, in order to remain competitive, must excel at fostering the largest possible number of students whose skill it is to create new knowledge. Tony Wagner joins Steve Paikin for more.

A Little Humor Goes a Long Way...

Kids React to Viral Videos:
10 Bet You Will Always Win

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

Bring a world of expertise
to your technology implementation plan . . .
BLEgroup Thought Leadership Network (over 150 successful technology implementation district leaders) provides planning, review, analysis and implementation support services to small and medium size school district leaders - when, where and how they want or need it. The BLEgroup Thought Leader Network can provide, articles, webinars, resources and the expertise of 150 Thought Leaders who can help you achieve your goals.

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