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LDC in Action: July Community Spotlight

July 12th, 2017

LDC is a community of practice that includes educators from across the country working in collaboration to improve the quality of student learning. Check out what's going on this July!

A Revamped LDC.ORG

Sweeping updates have been made to our website! now includes updated sample curricula, information about coach certification, a direct link to information to the LDC i3 project, and much much more. Take a look!

Join LDC's Fall Blended Foundations Cohort

Blended Foundations, an eight-week virtual course, is step one on your journey to LDC Coach Certification, and there are spots available for our Fall 2017 Coach Cohort, which runs from September 7–October 26, 2017, with a brief orientation on August 31, 2017.

Certified LDC Coaches are endorsed educators who support, guide, and provide feedback that results in measurable impact on teacher skill growth. LDC's professional development infrastructure articulates a clear value-chain from the teaching and learning in the classroom to the quality of district-wide initiatives.

Learn more about Blended Foundations and read what past participants have to say about the experience here.

Pennsylvania is Growing

LDC Coaches in Pennsylvania Intermediate Units across the state have been growing in leaps and bounds this year! In addition to their growing collection in LDC CoreTools, they have also been awarded a cumulative total of 88 badges. The goals of this work are to:

  • Certify PAIU LDC coaches to support LDC professional learning, quality instructional planning, and effective classroom implementation.
  • Provide tools and supports for educators across PA to design and implement quality, standards-aligned literacy instruction for students.
  • Improve literacy learning outcomes and dramatically increase reading achievement among students in PA.

LDC applauds these educators for their continued efforts and hard work!

Making the Value of Social Studies Self-Evident

In a recent Teaching Channel article, blogger and LDC implementer Lisa Hollenbach shared six tips for teachers to make the value of their social studies classes self-evident. One tip includes LDC's Hamilton Task Collectioncheck it out!

Heat up Your LDC Library This Summer with Benchmark Mini-Tasks

Quick LDC Tip: Summer is a great time to review and refine your instructional ladders, and the Benchmark Mini-Task collection is a great way to get your module ready for the school year!

Built for all disciplines and grade levels, Benchmark Mini-Tasks support all learners by integrating instruction and formative assessment in quick, routinizable and infinitely repeatable mini-tasks that can be used within a module or on their own.

Check them out today!

Our Growing Community


1,158 educators joined LDC CoreTools in June!

3,100 modules were completed in LDC CoreTools in June.

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