We are excited to announce the upcoming January 2018 release of a new LDC white paper on teaching argumentation, developed with renowned literacy expert P. David Pearson and the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education. Dr. Pearson and his team immersed themselves in the best available research and resources on argumentation and condensed their findings into a handy guide to the theoretical and practical aspects of teaching argument.
Recently we introduced enhancements that you will notice the next time you view an LDC Learning Report for any licensed group that you manage.
These improvements were made in response to feedback from coaches and leaders to help them better support those they manage under an LDC Teacher Learning Kit or Coach Certification Kit license.
Note: We are pleased to welcome guest bloggers and 2017 LDC Lead & Learn Fellows Michael Corneau, Principal, and Angela Schoon, Teacher Leader, from R.L. Stevenson Elementary School in Merritt Island, FL. In this article, one in a series of blogs by Lead & Learn Fellows, they outline a scope and sequence map.
As a parent, I struggle mightily trying to figure out what to teach my children. On the one hand, I really need them to follow certain rules—I need them to cross at crosswalks, to not drink and drive, to go to school, to be kind, and to assume the best in people. I really want them to follow other rules—put their shoes away, don’t leave dirty clothes on the floor…
My struggle is that rule-following is at odds with some of the most important skills children need to have heading into their lives as productive members of our global and digital society. Researcher Tony Wagner, of Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, has identified the “7 Survival Skills” needed for modern engagement and none of them are “rule following.”
Like many organizations, LDC has a lexicon filled with unique vocabulary. Take a look at this list to dig into some terms that might be more-than-meets-the-eye!
Note: We are pleased to welcome guest blogger and 2017 LDC Lead & Learn Fellow Katie McNelly from Van Siclen Community School in New York. In this article, one in a series of blogs by Lead & Learn Fellows, she shares her school's experiences implementing LDC.
The LDC Community Spotlight is turning 1 this month! To commemorate this occasion, we've compiled our top stories from the last year. Also, stay tuned for a whole new newsletter next month—the Community Spotlight and Product Newsletter are joining forces to bring you an exciting, new take on all the latest LDC news!
Note: We are pleased to welcome guest blogger and 2017 LDC Lead & Learn Fellow Jennifer Barry from PS 48 William Wordsworth in New York. In this article, one in a series of blogs by Lead & Learn Fellows, she details her involvement and journey with LDC.
This month the LDC community of practice came together in a unique and wonderful way! SREB's College- and Career-Readiness Networking Conference in Nashville provided an opportunity for schools, districts, and states to share and articulate their expertise and results. The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) is a strategic LDC partner that is engaged in helping districts across the country. This powerful gathering of practitioners over three days of learning sessions was a wonderful opportunity to see the many facets of LDC products come to life. This month’s newsletter provides a brief recap and link to each of these sessions, including those by our outstanding LDC Lead & Learn Fellows. Let’s keep the spirit of networking and sharing information going—we encourage you to check out a presentation or two!