It’s that time of year again! We are thrilled to introduce the 2017 LDC Lead & Learn Fellows, who will serve as LDC ambassadors at the SREB College- and Career-Readiness Standards Networking Conference in Nashville, TN, next month. Lead & Learn Fellows will present LDC sessions in teams of two, with the goal of sharing their practice, enhancing learning for others, engaging in social media, and continuing the conversation after the conference with posts on the LDC Blog.
The National Paideia Center is offering several professional development institutes this summer that are directly related to LDC work.
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and the Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) have teamed up to build a new course for all LDC CoreTools users to “Differentiate for All Students.” This is a natural collaboration due to the symbiotic relationship that exists between quality teaching and the LDC tools and resources. The National Board’s 5 Core Propositions are the qualities and characteristics of practice that highly effective educators share. LDC provides a system that supports teachers in practicing these qualities in our work in concrete ways. The LDC tools and resources provide a practical way to enact the 5 Core Propositions. This course, along with the larger LDC suite of courses, provides a bridge between the 5 Core Propositions and a teacher's daily life.
This month’s product newsletter is dedicated to LDC products in action and there is no better place to aim this spotlight than Mississippi. Led by Superintendent Dr. Sue Townsend, Rankin County School District (RCSD) is an ideal model for this type of profile for a number of reasons. The district has been hard at work implementing what started as a three school initiative, transforming it into a district-wide effort.
Rankin County, MS has been busy! College and Career Readiness is in high gear throughout the district. The Rankin County School District, under the leadership of Superintendent Dr. Sue Townsend, in partnership with the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), and the Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC), opened its doors last month (April 2017) for a fantastic few days of collaborative work and professional learning.