Education Leader Network Professional Development eBulletin
November 20th, 2013
for Leaders in Education 

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In This Issue
Charlotte Danielson: Instructional Practice for the Common Core
Michael Fullan presents Change: Making it Happen in Your School and District
A Little Humor Goes a Long Way...
5 Open Education Resources for K-5 Common Core Math
The Leadership Challenge of a Lifetime

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.


Create Powerful and Effective Professional Learning Communities Within Your District!
Deep Implementation: Change Practice, Get Results

21st Century Professional
Development By Design

No two districts are the same, that's why JK Thomas can customize your professional development and overall district improvement plan to your district's specific needs, budget, and circumstances. We provide you with all of the options, platforms, experts, resources, and guidance you need to implement and support your PLCs - and you choose what you want to use.

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.


Charlotte Danielson: Instructional Practice for the Common Core

In this keynote address, Charlotte Danielson helps introduce an effort to better understand the effectiveness of Frameworks for Teaching and the CCSS Instructional Practice Guides in relation to the Common Core State Standards.


Michael Fullan presents Change: Making it Happen in Your School and District

Three-Part Online Webinar Series
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November 21, December 16, and January 16
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Achieving excellence begins with hard work at the ground level. There is no question that the stakes have been raised and that school leaders have more pressure-and more opportunity-to make a bigger difference than ever before. Award-winning author and educational reform expert Michael Fullan takes leadership to the next level by showing how to put change into practice at the local and systemic levels.

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A Little Humor Goes a Long Way...


Unintentional Grand Theft Auto




5 Open Education Resources for
K-5 Common Core Math


Common Core is driving a lot of the growth in open education production and curation, with new databases and sources popping up left and right. It can be overwhelming to wade through everything, and find a source that works for your classroom. With that in mind, here are some math open education resources for elementary educators.


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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