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Meet the 2017 LDC Lead & Learn Fellows!

Jennifer Bowman
June 12, 2017

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.

Summer PD Opportunity from National Paideia Center

Literacy Design Collaborative
June 6, 2017

The National Paideia Center is offering several professional development institutes this summer that are directly related to LDC work.

Seeing the Intersections: The National Board and LDC

Kimba Rael
May 31, 2017

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.

Update: New 2017–18 Curriculum Alignment Rubric

Nicole Renner
May 31, 2017

We are pleased to announce the release of the 2017–18 LDC/SCALE Curriculum Alignment Rubric!

LDC Product News & Updates for May

Literacy Design Collaborative
May 24, 2017

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 School District: A Model for Sustainable Professional Learning

Angela Bennett-Glock
May 23, 2017

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.

May LDC i3 Highlights

Literacy Design Collaborative
May 16, 2017

Each month we collect success stories from the LDC i3 community and deliver them straight to you. Here are some the highlights of the work from MS 390 in the Bronx, NY, and Liberty Boulevard Elementary School in Los Angeles, CA.

LDC in Action: May Community Spotlight

Literacy Design Collaborative
May 10, 2017

LDC is a community of practice that includes educators from across the country working in collaboration to improve the quality of student learning.

Hamilton-Inspired Tasks for Your Classroom

Jennifer Bowman
April 27, 2017

LDC is thrilled to announce the addition of The Hamilton History Task collection to the curriculum library in LDC CoreTools. Created by LDC expert Susan Weston, this collection includes four tasks inspired by the Broadway sensation, Hamilton: An American Musical.

LDC Product News and Updates for April

Literacy Design Collaborative
April 26, 2017

This month we have exciting news about two new LDC module collections (including a Hamilton-inspired collection), a peer review training in Nashville, and professional development opportunities for you this summer. 

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