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Four Domains for Rapid School Improvement Spring Webinar Series: Register Today

The Four Domains for Rapid School Improvement framework organizes the issues state, district, and school leaders should consider when planning for a successful and sustainable turnaround: turnaround leadership, talent management, instructional transformation, and culture shift. Join us for this engaging webinar series to unpack specific practices, tools, and resources designed to help you address the […]

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Special Ed Inclusion

English Language Learners with Disabilities

Participate in our customized professional learning to gain an understanding of how to develop and implement academic instruction that addresses the unique needs of English learners with disabilities and other learning difficulties.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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