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"Thanks so much!  This conference was amazing, and we can't wait to get the book." 
--Teacher from Alpine School District and participant in the K-12 Virtual Conference

Thank you for participating in the live events!  Virtual Conference Recordings Now Available

Choose the appropriate conference (each conference includes four sessions):

Grades K-12
$450

Grades K-2
$150
 

Grades 3-5
$150
 

Grades 6-8
$150

Grades 9-12
$150
  

    

"This series reminds teachers how to maintain the integrity of innovative and student-centered classrooms...(it) shows that the national standards and a national curriculum are not the same."
Sarah Brown Wessling, 2010 Teacher of the Year and Conference Presenter

With these grade-level conferences, NCTE wants to help teachers:

  • Collaborate in planning
  • Reflect on strategies
  • Make curriculum choices
  • Keep decision-making local

Session 1: Keynote Delivered by Teacher of the Year Sarah Brown Wessling

Intellectual Risk in the Classroom

Sarah challenges teachers to take the intellectual risk in the classroom to maintain our best practices in light of common core standards 

"We really liked it a lot...she was so upbeat about a subject that can raise great defensiveness and ire. Her stories were great and she was really personable. The teachers who were with me really enjoyed it!"

Interpreting the Standards: Maintaining the Integrity of the Classroom in Times of Transformation

Once again, NCTE is situating itself as an integral voice when teachers need it most, as they go about the tough work of interpreting and implementing the Common Core State Standards. Unlike some materials that offer explicit units of study, this series reminds teachers how to maintain the integrity of innovative and student-centered classrooms.  While any standards movement can default to sameness, this series shows that the national standards and a national curriculum are not the same. The teachers featured here demonstrate that the most effective curriculum is the one created by individual teachers focused on the learning needs of their students. Join us as we explore how both innovative and reliable teaching remains the most crucial to any classroom.

Learn more about the presenters:  Anne Ruggles Gere; Susi Long; Tonya Perry; Sarah Brown Wessling; Jeff Williams 

 

Grades K-2 Conference

Grades K-2Session 1:  Keynote by Sarah Brown Wessling

  • Session 2:  Finding Your Way With the Common Core presented by Susi Long, Janice Baines, and Carmen Tisdale
    • Address questions about CCSS ELA standards.
    • Align NCTE principles of good teaching with CCSS.
    • Discern student learning needs.
    • Consider the range of texts and materials that will foster your students’ learning.
  • Session 3:  Contextualizing and Building with the Core Standards presented by Susi Long
    • Interact with inspiring teachers who incorporate CCSS into their instruction.
    • Consider individualized and whole-class strategies to foster student learning in the CCSS environment.
    • Learn to “chart the practice” to connect CCSS and outstanding teaching.
    • Employ formative assessment to shape teaching.
  • Session 4:  Developing Planning Strategies presented by Justine Neiderhiser and Will Hutchinson
    • Develop planning strategies for creating units of instruction that:
      • keep students at the center
      • address CCSS ELA standards
      • involve collaboration with colleagues
      • employ formative assessment
      • integrate NCTE principles of good teaching with CCSS ELA standards

Click here to purchase the Grades K-2 Virtual Conference Recordings

 

Grades 3-5 Conference

Grades 3-5Session 1:  Keynote by Sarah Brown Wessling

  • Session 2:  Finding Your Way With the Common Core presented by Jeff Williams
    • Address questions about CCSS ELA standards.
    • Align NCTE principles of good teaching with CCSS.
    • Discern student learning needs.
    • Consider the range of texts and materials that will foster your students’ learning.
  • Session 3:  Contextualizing and Building with the Core Standards presented by Liz Homan, Sarah Swofford, and Katie Plesec
    • Interact with inspiring teachers who incorporate CCSS into their instruction.
    • Consider individualized and whole-class strategies to foster student learning in the CCSS environment.
    • Learn to “chart the practice” to connect CCSS and outstanding teaching.
    • Employ formative assessment to shape teaching.
  • Session 4:  Developing Planning Strategies presented by Jeff Williams
    • Develop planning strategies for creating units of instruction that:
      • keep students at the center
      • address CCSS ELA standards
      • involve collaboration with colleagues
      • employ formative assessment
      • integrate NCTE principles of good teaching with CCSS ELA standards

Click here to purchase the Grades 3-5 Virtual Conference Recordings



Grades 6-8 Conference

Grades 6-8Session 1:  Keynote by Sarah Brown Wessling

  • Session 2: Finding Your Way With the Common Core presented by Anne Gere and Rick Joseph
    • Address questions about CCSS ELA standards.
    • Align NCTE principles of good teaching with CCSS.
    • Discern student learning needs.
    • Consider the range of texts and materials that will foster your students’ learning.
  • Session 3: Contextualizing and Building with the Core Standards presented by Tonya Perry, Mary James, Claire Hardin, and Rod Leonard
    • Interact with inspiring teachers who incorporate CCSS into their instruction.
    • Consider individualized and whole-class strategies to foster student learning in the CCSS environment.
    • Learn to “chart the practice” to connect CCSS and outstanding teaching.
    • Employ formative assessment to shape teaching.
  • Session 4:  Developing Planning Strategies presented by Tonya Perry, Mary James, Claire Hardin, and Rod Leonard
    • Develop planning strategies for creating units of instruction that:
      • keep students at the center
      • address CCSS ELA standards
      • involve collaboration with colleagues
      • employ formative assessment
      • integrate NCTE principles of good teaching with CCSS ELA standards

Click here to purchase the Grades 6-8 Virtual Conference Recordings



Grades 9-12 Conference

Grades 9-12Session 1:  Keynote by Sarah Brown Wessling

  • Session 2:  Finding Your Way with the Common Core presented by Danielle Lillge and Crystal VanKooten
    • Address questions about CCSS ELA standards.
    • Align NCTE principles of good teaching with CCSS.
    • Discern student learning needs.
    • Consider the range of texts and materials that will foster your students’ learning.
  • Session 3:  Contextualizing and Building with the Core Standards presented by Danielle Lillge and Crystal VanKooten
    • Interact with inspiring teachers who incorporate CCSS into their instruction.
    • Consider individualized and whole-class strategies to foster student learning in the CCSS environment.
    • Learn to “chart the practice” to connect CCSS and outstanding teaching.
    • Employ formative assessment to shape teaching.
  • Session 4:  Developing Planning Strategies presented by Sarah Brown Wessling
    • Develop planning strategies for creating units of instruction that:
      • keep students at the center
      • address CCSS ELA standards
      • involve collaboration with colleagues
      • employ formative assessment
      • integrate NCTE principles of good teaching with CCSS ELA standards

Click here to purchase the Grades 9-12 Virtual Conference Recordings



Grades K-12 Conference

Grades K-12 PackageThe K-12 Virtual Conference Package includes all four, grade-level conferences above for a reduced price.

Click here to purchase the Grades K-12 Virtual Conference Recordings


 

Common Core State Standards Book Series

  • The series consists of four  books:  K-2; 3-5; 6-8; 9-12.
  • Each book includes authentic, useful advice from an author who teaches or is closely connected with classrooms daily.
  • Each volume features vignettes and illustrations of principles that apply to a range of grade/developmental levels.
  • Volumes will ship when they become available in October 2011.

 

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