Accessible Professional Learning — Connecting Our Rural Educators (APL-CORE)
SchoolsMovingUp at WestEd
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 @ 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. (Pacific Time)
Tel: 415.615.3213 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Register for the Accessible Professional Learning — Connecting Our Rural Educators (APL-CORE) webinar.
Do you work with teachers in small, rural schools that are also geographically isolated? Join us for this webinar — you'll learn how to implement regional and school-based collaboration in small, rural schools to support professional learning and improve classroom instructional practice.
Webinar presenters will share an easily replicated model based on regional and school-based professional learning communities (PLCs).
Presenters will discuss the schools' implementation of DuFour's PLC concepts and structures to address school needs, school goals, curriculum targets, curriculum development, assessment of student learning, and communication; and the collaboration among the APL-CORE partners, the resources developed, and the impact of the project on the schools.
Presenters include Patti Crotti, Senior Program Associate in the Comprehensive School Assistance Program at WestEd, Cricket Kidwell, Assistant Superintendent in the Trinity County (CA) Office of Education, county office coordinators, and teachers from the APL-CORE schools.
This webinar is aimed at state agencies, regional agencies, and others interested in supporting small, rural schools. Practical resources will be shared with participants.
The APL-CORE Project
APL-CORE explores the potential of regional collaboration among small and rural schools to decrease teacher isolation and improve the acquisition of skills and knowledge. Results show the project is replicable and of benefit to small, rural schools.
Project partners are the nine county offices of education in northern California; California State University, Chico; regional educational agencies; and the California Comprehensive Center at WestEd, which funded and supported APL-CORE as part of its work providing technical assistance to support educators in using research-based programs and practices.
If you are unable to participate in this event, you may view the recorded presentation in the SchoolsMovingUp webinar archives, beginning the day after the event.