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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.

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?

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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

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Reading Apprenticeship Staff to Present at Social Emotional Learning Conference

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

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CenterView: Learning Cycles: A Powerful Tool for Teacher-to-Teacher Professional Learning

How Teacher Leaders Effectively Lead Teacher-to-Teacher Professional Learning on Standards-Aligned Practices

Use a learning cycle framework as an effective professional learning strategy.

Professional developmentResourceSchools and districtsTeachers and leaders

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Trauma-Informed Practices in Early Childhood Education: A New WestEd Service

Promote trauma-sensitive programs and services for young children impacted by trauma and toxic stress.

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