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Teachers and leaders

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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Reading Apprenticeship: A Legacy of Positive Outcomes in Literacy

Multiple independent studies show the core Reading Apprenticeship model improves teacher practice and student learning.

LiteracySchools and districtsTeachers and leaders

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How an Opportunity Culture Can Support Rapid School Improvement

Find out how educators are using opportunity culture to develop teachers and leaders.

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Student Assessment for Educators

Using Formative Assessment to Enhance Learning, Achievement, and Academic Self-Regulation

Written with the practical constraints of teaching in mind, this book aims to help teachers maximize the positive impacts of classroom assessment on teaching.

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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.

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Thought Leadership Forum Brief: Turnaround Leadership and Leadership Competencies

School Turnaround Leadership and Leadership Competencies

This brief summarizes information from recent Thought Leadership Forums for state education officials.

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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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Top 10 Downloads

Continuous Improvement Ranks High in WestEd's Top 10 Downloads

Visit our top downloads page for free resources designed to help all learners succeed.

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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.

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WestEd Top Ten Bestsellers

English Language Learners Resource Tops WestEd's Best Sellers

Check out this month's top 10 best sellers from WestEd — all focused on helping learners succeed.

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