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Developing Principals' Instructional Leadership: Systems of Support in Two Math in Common Districts

Developing Principals' Instructional Leadership for Successful Math Standards Implementation

Learn how districts support principals to bring math to the forefront of their work.

AssessmentCCSS-MMathematicsResearch and evaluationResourceSchools and districtsSTEMTeachers and leaders

Group of teachers playing Leading Professional Learning: Building Capacity for Sustained Practice, A Simulation Game for Educators

A Game for Learning to Lead Professional Learning

A unique simulation game aims to help leaders plan and carry out professional learning initiatives.

Professional developmentResourceSchools and districtsSTEMTeachers and leaders

Camp Making Sense of Science 2018

Camp MSS: An Adventure in Science Learning

Join Making Sense of Science this Fall to deepen your science content knowledge, teaching expertise, and facilitation skills – all in a beautiful setting.

EventProfessional developmentSTEMTeachers and leaders

Evidence-Based Argumentation in Science Webinar: A Reading Apprenticeship Approach

Learn to use the Reading Apprenticeship instructional framework. Wednesday, 4/25.

LiteracyProfessional developmentResourceSTEMWebinar

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Transforming Science Education with Simulation-Based Formative Assessment

Research points to the potential of simulation-based assessment to improve science education.

AssessmentResearch and evaluationResourceStandardsSTEM

Sense-Makers, Messengers, and Mediators of the New Mathematics Standards: Math Coaches in the Math in Common Community of Practice

Math Coaches: Sense-Makers, Messengers, and Mediators of New Standards

Offers eight recommendations for mathematics coaching support.

EvaluationMathematicsResearch and evaluationResourceSchools and districtsSTEM

AERA 2018 Annual Meeting

Join WestEd at AERA 2018

WestEd staff will be involved in more than 20 sessions, chairing, presenting, or serving as discussant.

AssessmentCollege & careerConferenceEarly childhoodEnglish learnersEquityEvaluationEventFamily engagementHealth & safetyJusticeLiteracyMathematicsNew YorkNYPolicyProfessional developmentResearch and evaluationSchool climateSchools and districtsSpecial educationStandardsSTEMTeachers and leaders

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Registration is Open for Facilitation Academies with Making Sense of SCIENCE

Our world is made of matter —but what does it really mean to be made of matter? This is just one of several topics teacher leaders will explore in upcoming facilitation academies by Making Sense of SCIENCE.

EventProfessional developmentServicesSTEMTeachers and leaders

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Successful Classroom Strategies for Urban Science Educators

In this presentation, special guests will discuss the current urban science teaching and learning landscape.

EquityEventProfessional developmentSTEMTeachers and leaders

Cynthia Greenleaf

Learn to Build Science and Literacy Skills, Simultaneously

What if science teachers did not have to choose between engaging students in scientific practices and building their literacy skills? Learn more with WestEd.

ConferenceEventLiteracySTEMTeachers and leaders