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NYSED Articles

Transforming Education for English Language Learners: Five New Resources

Read a new series of briefs written by WestEd staff and published by the New York State Department of Education.

English learnersEquityLiteracyNew YorkProfessional developmentResourceSchools and districtsStandardsTeachers and leaders

CFTL CenterView

How Protocols Empower Teacher Leaders to Lead and Teachers to Teach

This issue of CenterView describes three protocols designed to help teachers communicate in a focused way that can often lead to changes in instructional practice.

Professional developmentSchools and districtsTeachers and leaders

Diverse middle school students learning

National Literacy Month: Promoting Best Practices, Research, and Innovation in Literacy Instruction

WestEd is highlighting best practices in literacy instruction, from early childhood through postsecondary school.

LiteracyProfessional development

Designing Teacher-Led Professional Learning: Workshop Excerpt

In this video excerpt of an interactive REL West workshop, educators explore the key principles of teacher-led or next generation professional learning.

Professional developmentTeachers and leaders

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Science Teaching and Learning: When Teachers Learn, Students Succeed

Studies show Making Sense of SCIENCE professional learning improves teacher knowledge and transforms science classrooms.

LiteracyProfessional developmentScienceSTEM

Reading Apprenticeship Online: Introduction Course Starts September 9

Help students develop the literacy competencies, subject-area knowledge, and the learner dispositions they need to succeed in school, college, careers, and life.

College & careerLiteracyProfessional developmentReadingResourceSchools and districtsServices

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Create Happier and Healthier School Communities: School Climate and Wellness Webinars

Plan and implement policies and practices that support the school community.

Health & safetyProfessional developmentResourceSchool climateSchools and districts

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Two Washington Colleges Succeeding with WestEd's Reading Apprenticeship

How can strategic professional development at colleges help achieve equity and foster student success?

College & careerEquityLiteracyProfessional developmentResearch and evaluationServices

Next Generation Science Standards in Practice: Tools and Processes Used by the California NGSS Early Implementers

Next Generation Science Standards in Practice

Learn about 10 effective tools and processes used by the California NGSS Early Implementers.

Professional developmentResourceSchools and districtsStandardsSTEMTeachers and leaders

Cynthia Greenleaf and Sharon Sáez

Reading Apprenticeship Staff to Present at Social Emotional Learning Conference

Cynthia Greenleaf and Sharon Sáez will demonstrate how learning is socially mediated.

ConferenceEventLiteracyProfessional developmentTeachers and leaders