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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.

Professional developmentSchools and districtsTeachers and leaders

Reading Apprenticeship

WestEd's Reading Apprenticeship Wins New Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) Grant and Top Score in 2018 Award Program

WestEd is the recipient of an esteemed 2018 Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) grant to improve subject-area literacy nationwide for secondary schools demonstrating a strong need for support.

LiteracySchools and districtsSTEMTeachers 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.

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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.

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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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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.

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