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From the Current Issue:

Share Your Experiences on Literacy Standards Implementation

NCLE SurveyParticipate in the 2015 NCLE survey which focuses on literacy standards implementation and collaborative professional learning. The deadline for submission is Friday, May 29. The survey is designed to capture how the work on new literacy standards is currently taken up in schools across the country and builds on findings from studies done the previous two years. The goal is to give educators, parents, policymakers, and other key decision makers a clear picture of what literacy standards implementation means for teaching and learning in every discipline. Survey results will be shared this fall. Participants can elect to have their names entered into a drawing for a $500 Amazon gift card.


Building Teacher Capacity: The Art of Reflection
ASCD Inservice, May 14, 2015 

Reflecting on Collaboration

Report: Teacher Leadership Is Key to Common Core Success
T.H.E. Journal, April 29, 2015 

Connecting around a Core Learning Focus: A Conversation with Members of the Downers Grove High School Group:  "True Stories of Collaboration and Inquiry," Literacy in Learning Exchange 

Charlotte-Mecklenburg, NC: The Common Core as Lever for Advancing Equity and Excellence:  "True Stories of Collaboration and Inquiry," Literacy in Learning Exchange

National Center for Literacy EducationLast Chance to Share Your Experiences on Literacy Standards Implementation Deadline Is Friday, May 29

#TeachingIs: Peer-to-Peer Collaboration
"Collaborating with other teachers is more than merely meeting, sharing a lesson, and then on to the next person. Collaboration is hard work! It requires transparency, honesty, and a commitment to shared goals."  Center for Teaching Quality, May 3, 2015 

Professional Learning Communities: PLCs Involve Teachers Talking about Their Craft:  NCTE member JoAnn Engles is quoted:  "To have built-in collaboration time every day is a gift. . . . I can't help but learn."  South Bend Tribune, May 18, 2015 

Lead the Way in Learning . . . Together:  "True Stories of Collaboration and Inquiry," Literacy in Learning Exchange 


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